Roxas, Isabela

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Roxas
Municipality
RoxasPanoramaView.jpg
Official seal of Roxas
Seal
Nickname(s): The Commercial Center of the Mallig Plains Region
Motto: "Roxas, Mahal ko... Mahal mo"
Map of Isabela showing the location of Roxas
Map of Isabela showing the location of Roxas
Roxas is located in Philippines
Roxas
Roxas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°07′N 121°37′E / 17.117°N 121.617°E / 17.117; 121.617Coordinates: 17°07′N 121°37′E / 17.117°N 121.617°E / 17.117; 121.617
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 2nd District of Isabela
Founded July 1, 1948
Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Benedict C. Calderon
Area[2]
 • Total 184.80 km2 (71.35 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 57,699
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3320
Dialing code 78
Income class 1st class; partly urban
Website roxasisabela.gov.ph

Roxas is a first class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 57,699 people.[3] It is currently one of the fast-growing towns in Isabela. The municipality is the center of business and commerce in the Mallig Plains Region.

History[edit]

Early settlers were the Kalingas who originated from adjacent places in Mountain Province and some part of Kalinga-Apayao. Despite occasional clashes with Kalingas, Ilocano people settled in this area of the province, and increased their number with an influx from Ilocanos from Central Plains of Luzon and Ilocos Region.

The former name of the place was Bindang (Bayani), and was part of the "La Provincia del Valle de Cagayan"(present day area of Cagayan to Nueva Vizcaya). But in 1839, two new provinces were created by the Spanish conquistadors dividing the La Provincia del Valle de Cagayan into two. One retained the name Cagayan, while a new province of Nueva Vizcaya was created. Bindang was dissolved as Barrio Vira under the municipality of Gamu, Isabela.[4]

In 1938, the area of Mallig Plains was set aside by the National Land Settlement Administration or NLSA under Settlement No. 2 due to the construction of another National Highway project of President Manuel L. Quezon that passes through the area. But World War II interrupted the implementation of the highway so it remains uncemented for many years. After the war, provincial leaders saw the potential of Barrio Vira as an independent town.

On July 1, 1948 President Elpidio Quirino established Executive Order 136 creating Barrio Vira as an independent municipality named Roxas to honor his predecessor Manuel A. Roxas who just died a few months back. It was then inaugurated on July 4, 1948, and Rafael Lintao became its first mayor.

In 1952, the barrios of Holy Friday, San Jose (East), and San Jose (West) were transferred to the newly created town of Mallig.[5] In 1957, the barrios of Callang, Eden, Babanuang, Cabaritan, Sta. Cruz, Malalinta, Mararigue, Calaocan, and Caraniogan were separated to form the municipality of Callang, now San Manuel.[6] In the same year, the barrio of Basilio was renamed to San Jose.[7]

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Roxas is one of the 34 municipalities comprising the wide province of Isabela. It is exactly located on the central-western part of the province, bounded in the north by the municipality of Mallig, on the northeast by the municipality of Quirino, on the east by the municipality of Burgos, on the south by the municipality of San Manuel all within the province of Isabela and on the west by the municipality of Paracelis in the province of Mountain Province.

The road traversing the municipality of Roxas is the Maharlika Highway or better known as Cagayan Valley Road, connecting to other towns in Isabela particularly the adjacent towns of Gamu, Quirino, Mallig and San Manuel. The southern tip of Cagayan Valley Road connects the town to Manila, which is 9 to 10 hours travel by land and to other southern provinces like Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Bulacan.

Roxas lie on a flat fertile land between the two valleys of Cagayan. It occupies an area of 184.80 square kilometres (71.35 sq mi) or 2.01% of the total land area of Isabela. The town is partly urban, and partly rural. The urban area is expanding rapidly throughout the years making it a future city. The rural part of the town compose mainly of rice fields.

Topography[edit]

The landscape of Roxas is relatively compose of flatlands with minimal rise at certain point with base mountain elevations on the eastern part, on the parts of Sinamar, Simimbaan and San Placido. It is approximately 90% of the land area comprising the town can be described as low-lying hills with rolling terrain and an elevation of 200 feet or 61 meters above sea level.[8] The town is dissected by creeks, river and waterways acting as natural drainage from waters coming from the uplands. The Siffu River, a connection from Ilog ng Cagayan(Cagayan River) traverse west ward from its diversion from Paracelis to Tuguegarao City supplying the rice fields with irrigation.

The center of the town is relatively low relief of flatlands, while the south-western and north-western part having a moderately sloping areas comprisimg the foothills of Mountain Province.

Climate[edit]

Using the corona classification scheme, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) classified Roxas' climatic type as to Type III category. Type III Climate is characterized by no pronounced seasons, but often drier from November to April and wet season from May to October like any other parts of the country. Roxas is described as Cloudy especially during summer time with an average wind of 1 mph to 3 mph.

Temperature and Humidity[edit]

The temperature of Roxas is very rare to change but it varies minimally with an average temperature ranging from 23.4 °C to 23.9 °C. The hottest months of the year are April and May with an average of 27 °C, but it can reach as low as 17 °C in January. People can describe the temperature as hot weather, due to its close proximity to the hottest points of the Philippines, like Quezon in Isabela and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan.[9] The data was gathered using weather station RPLC, 310 feet (94 m) above Roxas, Isabela.

Climate data for Roxas, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
30
(86)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
34
(93)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
28
(82)
28
(82)
31.1
(87.9)
Average low °C (°F) 17
(63)
18
(64)
20
(68)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
21
(70)
19
(66)
22
(72)
23
(73)
22
(72)
18
(64)
21.1
(69.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 49
(1.93)
56.2
(2.213)
21.6
(0.85)
43.5
(1.713)
147.8
(5.819)
125.2
(4.929)
229.0
(9.016)
243.4
(9.583)
222.8
(8.772)
218.1
(8.587)
254.0
(10)
191.2
(7.528)
1,801.8
(70.94)
Source: http://www.routeearth.com/guides/guide.aspx?CID=1691441

Barangays[edit]

Roxas Barangay Locator.jpg

Roxas is politically subdivided into 26 barangays. Below is the breakdown of its population as of March 30, 2010.[10] Highlighted are the Poblacions.

  • Anao (747)
  • Imbiao (1517)
  • Lanting (1121)
  • Lucban (836)
  • Marcos (1253)
  • Masigun (731)
  • Rizal (5502)
  • Vira (3855)
  • Bantug (5811)
  • Luna (1632)
  • Quiling (1356)
  • Rang-ayan (1125)
  • San Antonio (3542)
  • San Jose (1396)
  • San Pedro (1223)
  • San Placido (2295)
  • San Rafael (3261)
  • Simimbaan (2951)
  • Sinamar (1702)
  • Sotero Nuesa (5340)
  • Villa Concepcion (1112)
  • Matusalem (2021)
  • Muñoz East (1973)
  • Muñoz West (3463)
  • Doña Concha (583)
  • San Luis (1351)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Roxas
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 40,230 —    
1995 45,187 +2.35%
2000 48,929 +1.60%
2007 53,461 +1.27%
2010 57,699 +2.58%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

The existence of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) System in the municipality that provides water supply services in irrigating farmlands makes the locality a prime agricultural community. The presence of these services makes the agricultural workers the highest in number. The agricultural productivity of Roxas is high, reaching as much as 95 percent cultivation rates in rice and corn. Surplus production of rice and corn are being exported to other places. Other crops are vegetables, tobacco and root crops in which production is just sufficient for local consumption. Likewise, the production of meat including pork and poultry is just sufficient but the supply of fish of other kinds aside from the harvest of inland fishpond owners within the locality is dependent on the arrival of supply coming from other places.

Rice field in Baranggay San Rafael, depicts the municipalities agricultural abundance.

In the area, rice is the predominant crop, planted twice a year. The livelihood opportunity is very limited thus,a year round planting of vegetables is practiced to sustain additional income for the settlers. Farm labor is highly utilized and low productivity was experienced because of manual farming. As such, during peak of drying, farmers are compelled to sell their produce freshly threshed which commands lower price. In 2009, the government provided P3 million financial assistance for the Mestizo 1 hybrid seeds planting and for the establishment of needed agricultural components for Farming improvements. With the Local Government Unit’s strong support, cooperative members embarked on hybrid rice production starting as early as 2007-2008 wet season cropping and followed through the next dry season using 40-percent organic fertilizer.

Roxas municipality prides itself as the “pioneer” in hybrid rice production in the province of Isabela with the farmers now producing their own M1 hybrid seeds. The farmers who belong to three irrigators associations in barangays Simimbaan, Casilbagan and Tanap Progreso, have organized themselves into a cooperative called Simca Model Cluster MPC under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture. The rice cluster operation is an extension strategy in reaching farmers and extending assistance to achieve increased productivity, food sufficiency and job generation. This is initiated in support to the Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) Rice Program of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Aside from hybrid rice enterprise, they also venture on fishery. Through the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the cluster coop had dispersed fingerlings to initial 23 fishery cooperators who have backyard fishpond and rice-fish integrated farming.

Trades and business[edit]

The construction of Roxas Public Market-1987
The construction of Roxas Public Market-1987
Bethany Garden Hotel in downtown Roxas, 2012
Bethany Garden Hotel in downtown Roxas, 2012.

Since December 2007 until present, Roxas is the most progressive town in Mallig Plains Region. It has the most number of banks such as Banco de Oro, Chinabank, Philippine National Bank, Landbank of the Philippines, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Banco Agricola, Inc., Mallig Plains Rural Bank and other non-major banks. There are also 3 major grocery stores in the area, Midtown Grocery, 619 Grocery and Talavera Mart. Also, countless mini-grocery stores are available in the marketplace. Pharmacy stores are also prominent in the town same as computer shops and bake shops. The market place of Roxas is an organized area by which dry goods, wet market, toy stores and commercial stores are separated from each other. In terms of Marketplace, Roxas has the largest market in the Mallig Plains Region due to its continuous expansion after its 1987 construction. It offers a variety of products that is enough to provide the needs of the residents. Also, settlers from San Manuel, Quirino, Burgos, Mallig, Isabela, Quezon as far as Paracelis of Mountain Province are having their commodities from Roxas.

It also has two locally famous malls. The first ever mall is GEMS Shopping Center built in 2003, is a 2 level shopping center offering variety of goods and supplies. The second, Power Mall (the first to install an escalator in the town) which was a 4 level mall with an underground floor opened in 2008. It featured a bookstore, department store, beauty shops, arcade games and the very first Jollibee of Mallig Plains Region. Due to the unsuccessful fate of Power Mall, it was closed in late 2011 and was reopened as Puregold - Roxas on August 13, 2012. The store is the second PureGold in Isabela.[11] Also, the SM Savemore also plans to build one establishment in Roxas in the old lot of former district hospital and the present area of Bagsakan Center.[12] The town has also a franchise of the famous Cebu fast-food chain, Chic Boy opened in 2012.

There are two major hotels: Bethany Hotel and Forrest Hotel and Restaurant and five resorts in the municipality.

Infrastructure[edit]

A Roxas Isabela
Manuel A. Roxas statue at Roxas Municipal Park

Over the past two years, when Dr. Harry G. Soller took the helms of government as its Municipal Mayor, Roxas has seen an unprecedented pace in its infrastructure development. The local government, in cooperation with then Governor Grace Padaca and Congressman Edwin Uy, has concreted 20 kilometers of roads, more or less, in the town proper as well as in the barangays. As of March 2010, at least 10 kilometers of roads are programmed to be concreted. Moreover, Roxas' public places, and parks have been greatly improved. New parks include the Barangay Park, which features 26 nipa huts put up by each of the barangays of Roxas; the Roxas Municipal Park and Freedom Stage, which features a clean comfort room, a Pasalubong Center, a Center Gazeebo with a beautifully designed fountain, and other park amenities; the Forest Park in front of the municipal hall; the Binibining Roxas Park; the Rizal Park; and the newly improved Children's Park. The latter was further reimproved by the incumbent Mayor, Benedict Calderon in 2011.

Other infrastructure projects include the renovation of the municipal hall, the construction of a new module in the public market, the new vegetable trading post (Bagsakan Center), numerous flood control projects, road widening projects, and many others. Also, a future Grand Terminal for bus, jeepneys and public utility vans is at plan and will have its location in Rizal.

In January 2011, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 02 Regional Director Arnel B. Garcia personally handed a check amounting to P7 million pesos on January 4, 2011 to the LGU-Roxas for the construction of 100 core shelter units.[13] In December 28, 2011, the Local Government Unit of Roxas avails 1,000,000.00 thru the Local Government Support Fund, wherein the said amount was used to purchase lot in Baranggay San Placido.[14] The said lot was utilized for the "Core Shelter and Resettlement Program" for the 100 less privilege families and those affected by typhoon Juan.[13] In 2013, incumbent Mayor Benedict Calderon launched the "Core Shelter Assistance Program" in the area now called, "Sitio Benito" wherein the awarding of certificate of acceptance to the indigent families was held.[13] The Local Government Unit in partnership with the Department of Agriculture also launched the "Green House Project" in the CSAP area wherein beneficiaries were tasked to plant high value crops.[13]

Roxas Isabela
Core Shelter Development Program area in Sitio Benito, San Placido

Roxas Astrodome[edit]

For over 6 years of construction, the official Sports and Entertainment Recreation building of Roxas has been completed but is still subject for future furnishing and renovation. The Roxas Astrodome is located at the back of Roxas Municipal Hall. It consists of 3-level seating with capacity of 5,000 to 6,000 people. This houses different events which include Isabela Got Talent, a talent competition participated by contenders around Isabela and many more entertainment events.

Road[edit]

Roxas is composed of mainly municipal and baranggay roads. A 22 kilometer National Road known as the Maharlika Road(Cagayan Valley Road) extends northward to the adjacent municipality of Mallig and to the province of Cagayan. The southern par extends to the adjacent municipality of San Manuel and provides the link to the cities of Santiago City and Manila. Roxas also has one Provincial road from the center of the town extending eastward to the adjacent municipalities of Burgos, Gamu and Ilagan City. Municipal road extend to westward linking the town to Paracelis in Mountain Province.

The national road of Roxas is characterized by four columns of concrete asphalt road. The Municipal roads are characterized by 2 columns of road with Side roads made up from bricks colored in maroon. It also has street lights specially on the part of the Poblacion, while the National Road have orange-colored street lights. Access roads to all the 26 barangays connects to the national highway, a most important component in the development of the municipality.

Protective Services[edit]

The Philippine National Police (PNP), 2nd District Mobile Force Company and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) maintain the peace and order situation in the municipality. They are being augmented by the barangay tanods of the 26 barangays. The Roxas Philippine National Police (PNP) is composed of 30 Policemen. The ratio is one Policeman is to 1,381 persons, which is better than the national standard of 1:1,000. In terms of facilities and equipment, the Police Station is equipped with 14 Radio Transceiver and three service vehicles. Presently, the municipality has two (2) fire trucks with complete accessories being manned by fifteen (15) Firemen.

Water and Electricity[edit]

The municipality of Roxas is powered by the Isabela Electric Cooperative (ISELCO) District II. There are two separate power lines that divide the town. The other one connected to Aurora comprises the Barangays of San Rafael and San Antonio, while the remaining Barangays are connected to the central power facility of Roxas or the so-called Ilagan Connection. ISELCO II has their office at the center of the town. Out of the total 9,896 households, there are around 8,392 households or 84.05% have actual electrical connections. The remaining households uses kerosene, oil lamps and battery to light houses.

On the water supply, Roxas has one of the richest. Residents mostly use shallow and deep wells for reservoir, and usually pumps water through a pump-well system. Some also use electrical-power faucets and Level III water systems(large towers). The main irrigation system for the farmlands are dependent to the Siffu River and other Irrigation System managed by the National Irrigation Administration. The un-irrigated areas greatly depend on rainwater and pumped wells for its water supply.

Telephone and Multimedia Services[edit]

The Telephone communication system of Roxas is located in Barangay Vira. There are telephone units intends for commercial use offering domestic and international services. The leading telephone line of the municipality is Digi-Tel with an area code of (642). Roxas receives regular broadcasting from AM and FM radio stations from other towns like Tuguegarao City and Cauayan City (through relay stations). Several AM stations such as DZCV, Bombo Radyo, and DZRH are being aired in the town. Roxas has two FM Stations named WIN FM 107.5 "Nagimas sen" located in Rizal and WER 104.10 FM "Radyo104", located in the uppermost floor of Forrest Hotel. Several cellphone receptors and towers can also be located within the vicinity of the town. Smart Communications Tower is located in Barangay Vira, same as to Globe Telecom while the Sun Cellular Tower is located in Barangay Munoz. Internet Services is also prominent in the town but wireless broadband internet is not accessible due to the absence of 3G in the area.

Transportation[edit]

In terms of transportation, Roxas has the most number of bus and jeepney terminals compared to any other town in the region. Bus companies such as Victory Liner, Northern Luzon Bus Corporation (NELBUSCO), AJA Transport, GV Florida Transport, Royal Eagle and Auto Bus have services bound to other parts of the provinces, Ilocos, Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan and Manila. Transportation within the town is mainly by "tricycles", a type of auto rickshaw that uses a motorcycle with an attached cab. There are also many vans which are used as a means of transportation from Roxas to other parts of the province. Many buses also pass through via Roxas routing from Cagayan to Manila and Baguio City. Some of these buses are Victory Liner, Ballesteros Bus Line Corporation(BBLC), Dagupan Bus Corporation Incorporated, DALIN, Lizardo Trans(GL), GMW Transportation, Maribel(a sister company of BBLC), Rosalinda and DOLBO Transportation.

Routes[edit]

Means of Transportation Route
Bus Victory Liner Roxas to Manila
Tuguegarao City to Manila via Roxas
Roxas to Dagupan
Dagupan Bus Tuguegarao City to Manila via Roxas
Auto Bus Roxas to Manila
AJA Transport Roxas to Manila
GV Florida Transport Roxas to Manila
Tuguegarao City to Manila via Roxas
Roxas to Santiago City
Ballesteros Bus Lines Tuguegarao City to Manila via Roxas
NorthStar Lines Tuguegarao City to Manila via Roxas
Ballesteros, Cagayan to Manila via Roxas
Nelbusco Roxas to Manila
Roxas to Santiago City
Public Utility Jeepney Roxas to Ilagan City via Gamu,
Roxas to Quezon
Roxas to Cauayan City
Roxas to Santiago City
Roxas to Tabuk City
Passenger Van Roxas to Tuguegarao City
Roxas to Santiago City

Healthcare[edit]

Roxas is primarily considered as the center of health services in Mallig Region. It has numerous primary, secondary, and tertiary hospitals. Major hospitals are usually located inside the town proper while the Manuel A. Roxas District Hospital, the only government hospital is located in Barangay San Antonio. It also houses some specialization clinics like dental clinics and skin clinics. Moreover, health centers are also available in each barangays outside the town proper.

Hospital/Clinic[edit]

  • Major Hospitals
    • Manuel A. Roxas District Hospital (MARDH)
    • Soller General Hospital
    • Dumlao Medical Clinic
    • Yumena Medical & Surgical Clinic
    • Dayos Medical Center
  • Specialized Clinics
    • Sambilay Maternity Surgical and Medical Clinic
    • Purugganan Children's Clinic
    • Capuccino EENT Clinic
    • Garcia Dental Clinic

Local government[edit]

Roxas Municipal Hall with a view of Roxas Astrodome at the back.
Roxas Municipal Hall with a view of Roxas Astrodome at the back.

Mayor: Benedict C. Calderon
Vice Mayor: Servando C. Soriano
SB Members:

  • Nick Sebastian
  • Achilles C. Purugganan
  • Cesar Purugganan
  • Michael S. Panahon
  • Ma. Luzviminda B. Garcia
  • Malu Salinda
  • Clint C. Lanuza

LMB President: Antonio C. Hui
SK President:N/A

—GMA News[15]

Politics has been one of the local prominent issues. Benedict C. Calderon is presently the mayor of Roxas, defeating Dr. Harry G. Soller who had been the mayor of Roxas for 3 years. In the 2010 election, first automated election in Philippine History, incumbent Mayor Harry Soller lost to former Mayor Benedict Calderon with more or less 2000 votes.

List of Mayors:

  • Rafael Lintao (1948-1955)
  • David Matusalem (1956-1967)
  • Teofilo Bailon (1968-1970)
  • Epifanio Abad (1970-1971)
  • Inocencio Uy (1972-1986)
  • Benito Calderon (1986-1998)
  • Harry Soller (2007-2010)
  • Benedict Calderon (1998-2007 and 2011–present)

Official Seal[edit]

The seal, a symbolic devise in the form of circle which symbolizes cohesive interactions of the town’s people. United as one group professing common tie and pursuing a common goal. This circular figure is circumscribed by a gear-like figure in bright green with black shadings which symbolizes the twenty-six (26) barangays and the unprecedented economic advancement of the municipality; a vital factor in the attainment of its economic status as the trading center of the Mallig Plains Region. Inscribed on the upper half of the narrow space formed by the outer and the inner circles in red are words “BAYAN NG ROXAS” punctuated by a period on the left and other period on the right; and the lower portion of the narrow space are inscribed the words “LALAWIGAN NG ISABELA” all in words red, this narrow space has a green as background. Inscribed in the smaller circle is the shield derived from the provincial seal of Isabela, where the municipality is located and in the middle of the shield is a bold letter “R” in white with black shadings for Roxas, the name of the municipality. Other inscriptions are on the upper most portions and on halfway below represents the irrigation canal, which are represented by a bold wave lines in sky blue. On the left side of the bold letter “R” is rice plant and on the right is a tobacco plant bold in green, the primary product of the municipality; and on the lower portion, a Vira plant in green after which the former barrio of the municipality of Gamu, now “ROXAS” got its name.[16]

Education[edit]

Oldest building inside the La Salette of Roxas

Public and private schools serve the people of Roxas and other neighboring towns. It has a number of public elementary schools, three public high schools, namely Roxas National High School, Lanting National High School and Munoz National High School,the same through with the Monico Rarama National High School. A Marian institution, La Salette of Roxas, provide the private school education. It has a primary school, a high school, and a college. La Salette of Roxas is considered as the highest standard of Education in the municipality. Roxas East Central School is the largest and most popular elementary school in the town. There are also Day Care Centers each barangay and various specialized learning centers namely Roxas United Methodist Church Kindergarten School and Isabela Christian Learning Center for nursery education. There are four private elementary schools, the Casa Del Niño Montessori School, Marlbury Bush Montessori School, Shalom Learning and La Salette of Roxas-Elementary Department. There are also Colleges and Universities in the town namely University of La Salette - Roxas Campus a branch of University of La Salette - Santiago City and Isabela State University.

Here are the complete list of schools within the vicinity of Roxas.

Festivities[edit]

A yearly celebration of Pagay Festival(Palay Festival) held every July 4.[17] The Festival was popularly known as the Araw ng Roxas Celebration but it was declared formally as Pagay Festival during the reign of Mayor Benedict Calderon. It is celebrated because of the rich agricultural bounty of Roxas, being one of the town that produces large stocks of rice.[18] The festival features a Parade comprises mostly by Politicians and participating schools from different parts of Roxas, kuliglig contest and cooking of the biggest rice cake that was also featured in the national television.[19] Major events include a Street Dance Competition from different schools and Palarong Bayan.

Due to a conflict in the name of the festival, by which the town of Alicia, Isabela celebrates the same.[20] It was changed to Binnadangan Festival by former Mayor Harry Soller. The Binnadangan comes from an Ilocano word meaning Bayanihan and was also derived from the former name of the town during the 1600s. The festival ends with a long Pyromusical.

Places of interest[edit]

Roxas Children's Park at night, 2012.
Destination Location Year of Completion Description
Barangay Park Vira, Roxas, Isabela 2010 26 Nipa Huts[21]
Roxas Municipal Park Centro, Roxas, Isabela 2010 Memorial Park of Manuel A. Roxas, Freedom Stage, Pasalubong Center and Fountain
Forest Park Vira, Roxas, Isabela 2010 Themed Park
Children's Park[22] Vira, Roxas, Isabela 2000 Themed Park
Borubor Falls Sinamar, Roxas, Isabela Nature Wonder Falls
Roxas Astrodome Rizal, Roxas, Isabela 2010 Coliseum
Our Lady of La Salette Church Vira, Roxas, Isabela 1970(Renovated 2011) Church
Hadassah Resort Munoz, Roxas, Isabela 2001 Resort
Lado Del Rio Resort Riverside, San Placido, Roxas, Isabela 2011 Resort

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Province: ISABELA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.flyphilippines.com.ph/isabela/info.php
  5. ^ "R.A. 678 An Act Creating the Municipality of Mallig in the Province of Isabela". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "R.A. No. 2048, An Act Creating the Municipality of Callang, Province of Isabela". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  7. ^ "R.A. No. 2097, An Act Changing the Name of the Barrio of Basilio in the Municipality of Roxas, Province of Isabela, to San Jose". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  8. ^ http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Roxas+elevation&lk=1&a=ClashPrefs_*City.*Roxas.Isabela.Philippines-.CityProperty.Elevation-
  9. ^ http://www.wolframalpha.com/entities/cities/qs/ez/hi/
  10. ^ Municipality of Roxas, Province of Isabela Population Breakdown National Statistics Coordination Board of August 1, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Puregold Roxas, Isabela Puregold.com.ph. Retrieved 09-03-2012
  12. ^ Roxas to have Puregold and Savemore Roxas Isabela Official Website. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  13. ^ a b c d Lubo, Angely. "DSWD FO 02 provides 100 core shelters to homeless families in Roxas, Isabela". Department of Social Welfare and Development. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Social Services". Roxas, Isabela LGU. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Roxas, Isabela - Election Results 2013". GMA Network. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  16. ^ Roxas, Isabela Official Seal Roxas, Isabela Official Website. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  17. ^ "Palay festival". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. June 28, 2005. 
  18. ^ "Rice Festival in Roxas Isabela". Local Philippines. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  19. ^ http://blogs.sunstar.com.ph/festivals/page/3/
  20. ^ http://www.tourism.gov.ph/sitepages/FestivitiesList.aspx?festivityCode=1062&monthCode=09
  21. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/21594242@N04/4518150662/in/photostream/
  22. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=137726246264868&set=a.134297699941056.11870.131823923521767&type=1&theater

External links[edit]