Bishop Dinualdo visited Barangay DatalAnggas, Alabel, Sarangani on 26 May 2015.
With him were: Fr. Antonio Chua and Fr. Alex Salas, parish priest and parish vicar, respectively, of San Isidro Labrador Parish, Alabel; Fr. GretoBugas, parish priest of Sta. Catalina of Alexandria, Glan and Vicar Forane of Glan-Alabel, Malapatan-Malungon Area (GAMMA); and Fr. Arvin Bellen, CMF, Asst. Mission Coordinator, DatalAnggas.
Col. Ronald Villanueva, CO, 1002ndBde, LtC Ronald Alcudia, CO, 27IB, and LtCRonyBabac, CO, 73IB plus airforce helicopters (2) pilots and crewmen were Bishop’s companions.
Bishop’s homily was based on Mk. 10: 28-31. Those who give up everything for Jesus’ sake and for the sake of the others will be rewarded a hundred times.
The missionaries, Fr. Julius I. Boado, CMF and Fr. Arvin B. Bellen, CMF gave up everything to proclaim the Good News to the poor. They are here in DatalAnggas where there is no road and no water system. You are in need of road and safe drinking water. You are poor. We are all poor, because we need one thing or another.
Inspite of your poverty, you share your food with the missionaries and you appear to be happy.
I came here in obedience to Jesus’ command to preach the Good News to everyone. I thank the Armed Forces of the Philippines for providing us with two helicopters.
Concelebrants: Fr. Julius, CMF, Fr. Arvin, CMF, Fr. Greto, Fr. Tony and Fr. Alex.
Col. Villanueva praised the Taga-Kaulos/B’laans for their rich cultural heritage. He encouraged them to plant more trees.
DatalAnggas is one of the 12 barangays of Alabel, Sarangani. Mountanious. Population of 10,000, mostly Taga-Kaulos, 60% Catholics. Brgy. Capt. Roldan Salimama is a supporter of the Catholic Mission.