Welcome to Panay, Capiz also known as the "Heritage Capital of Capiz". Panay, Capiz derived the title "Heritage Capital of Capiz" because of its historical background one of it was the famous Sta. Monica Parish Church and of course the biggest bell in Asia.
Through this website you may see the place of Panay in the province of Capiz, and not only that you may also see different places( through photos ) of Panay in the Seafood Capital of Philippines..CAPIZ!!
Glimpse of History
The “Heritage Capital of Capiz”, Pan-ay, and is also known as Panay, is seven kilometers away from the center of Capiz. Located at the Northeastern part of the province of Capiz, was founded on 1572 under the advocation of Sta. Monica Parish Church. Owing to the shortage of food in Cebu, Legazpi moved to Panay in 1569. On the bank of the Panay River, he founded the second Spanish settlement in the Philippines. This settlement is now the town of Pan-ay in the province of Capiz that captivates the Spaniards due to its bountiful food and weather climate. At the beginning, the Panay Filipinos were hostile. But owing to the apostolic labors of Fr. Juan de Alba and other Augustinian missionaries, they were pacified and captivated by the alluring Legazpi and finally became friends. Two Chiefs of Panay, Datu Macabaog and Madidadang, were converted to Christians by the Augustinian missionaries and became good friends of Legazpi.