The abundance of marine life makes Roxas City the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines." This environment-friendly city is home to one of the richest fishing grounds in the country. Being a recipient of the Cleanest and Greenest Component City in Western Visayas Award in the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran (GPK) Cleanliness and Environmental contest is a clear testament of its people's commitment in ensuring a healthier and brighter future for all its residents and visitors as well. Recently, Roxas City has been a recipient of major awards from various government agencies. This year the Department of Health (DOH) awarded this city with its 2nd Red Orchid Award for being "100 percent tobacco-free." It has also gained the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good Housekeeping and lauded the Best Police Station in the region by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
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The 4th ASEAN Smoke-Free Cities Leaders' Summit and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) Regional Workshop on October 13-14, 2016 was held in the bustling resort city filled with beautiful beach islands in Southern Thailand. It was attended by more than 300 anti-smoking advocates from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore and host Thailand. Being smoke-free has been one of Mayor Celino's major advocacy in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
For the first time, Roxas City bags best performing LGU from EXCELL Awards
The Roxas City government under Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino was declared Best Performing Local Government Unit (LGU)in Western Visayas in the EXCELL Awards of the Department of Interior and Local Government. Roxas City was also champion in Excellence in Social Governance and Excellence in Economic Governance. It got two first runners up awards: Excellence in Environmental Governance and Excellence in Administrative Governance.
Securing business permits in Roxas City can now be done on line and, during the project's full blast operations , would only take two hours. This is with the launching of the Electronic Business Permit Licensing System, a joint project of the University of the Philippines Visayas College of Management and the Local Government of Roxas City.
Roxas employees get extra bonus due to good governance
For the first time history, employees of the Roxas City government received a windfall equivalent to their one month salary pay. This is apparently the result of, among others, the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping bestowed to the Roxas City government by the Department of Interior and Local Government attesting for good and transparent governance.
Mayor Celino hopes to keep the changes he has effected
Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino filed his certificate of candidacy for his third and last term as the city's chief executive. The filing was done at the Roxas City Comelec Oct. 14 following the 6 a.m. mass at the Roxas City Immaculate Conception Cathedral.