ROXAS CITY, Capiz, March 20 (PIA) – The Capiz “bests” will be showcased in the Capiztahan 2017.

Set on April 20 to 23, Capiz has set aside more than P11.4-million for the Capiztahan 2017.

Aside from the provincial government’s appropriated budget of more than P9-million, the DoubleDragon Properties Corporation and ACS Corporation have each given P1-million for the Capiz International Triathlon competition.

Governor Antonio Del Rosario said, during the recent multi-sectoral meeting in preparation for this year’s Capiz’ big event, that the various activities here will depict the province’s “bests” that could attract locals and tourists.

Among the highlights of the celebration are the Triathlon dubbed as Triaksyon which will be participated in by both local and international triathlon athletes, Parade of Lights, Sadsad Capiz that will showcase the culture of the Capiceños, Agro-Industrial Trade Fair, Fireworks competition and Fiesta Capiznon, among others.

The Fiesta Capiznon, will feature the food specialties in every town to include seafoods like crabs, prawns and oyster, fish as well as native chicken and other native delicacies  prepared at the Capiz Gymnasium.

“We just want to prove that Capiz is the Seafood Capital of the Philippines,” Del Rosario said.

The governor likewise pointed out that the Capiztahan is a distinct and unique festival of Capiz.

The Capiztahan this year marks the 116th foundation anniversary of the civil government of Capiz and the commemoration of the 69th death anniversary of President Manuel Acuña Roxas, the province’s most illustrious son.  (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)