Pan-ay, originally called Bamban, was established in 1572. The first church, constructed in 1774 by Fr. Miguel Murguia, was heavily damaged by typhoon in 1875. The present church was constructed in 1884 under the direction of Fr. Jose Beloso who commissioned Don Juan Reine to cast a bell for the church from seventy sacks of coins donated by the townspeople. This bell, the biggest in the Philippines, measures seven feet in diameter, five feet in height and weighs 10,400 kilograms.
San Antonio Resort – we have discovered an awesome resort in Roxas City, Capiz! I love seafood and if I want my fix of it only one place comes to mind – Roxas. And this time when we went there last month we decided to check out a resort that a friend of mine raved about. San Antonio Resort is slowly becoming popular not only here in Panay but internationally as well. There were a bunch of foreign tourists when we were there. I learned that they offer tour packages as well.
I have so many things to be thankful for and one of them is that I am living near the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines.” I love seafood! So last June, Tim and I were craving for them a lot so we decided to go to Roxas City, Capiz and just eat our hearts out with seafood. Roxas City has been a three-time recipient of the Regional Cleanest and Greenest Component City in Western Visayas Award of the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran Program of the national government.