Christmas in Roxas City

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I was in Roxas City with my wife and two kids (actually, adults) in 2011 during the Christmas holidays.

Cool night air, wonderful and delicious food (remember, Roxas City is the seafood capital of the Philippines), especially the hot peanuts by the cathedral, family, Christmas carols, and Baybay Beach.

This was the last year I spent Christmas with my mom.  We, including my sister’s family, went to Mt. Carmel Parish for midnight mass.  On the way home from church to Baybay, we passed by the plaza, the provincial capitol, and the cathedral and were greeted by a wondrous sight of Christmas lights.

I am sharing these with you and I hope you can feel the joy I felt when we descended from the Roxas Avenue bridge towards the plaza.

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Galen S. Altavas

Galen Altavas has worked in both the private and public sectors both in the Philippines and the United States, as a rural banker, fishpond operator, marketing manager, financial analyst, IT manager and IT project manager. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA in Finance from the Seattle University in Seattle, WA. He resides in Baybay, Roxas City, Philippines and Seattle, WA.