No. 938 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 23 June 2017
- “A CALL FOR PEACE IN MARAWI, BISHOPS AND ULAMA
|We, board members of the Bishop-Ulama Conference express our solidarity and sympathies with all the families and communities – both Muslim and Christian – affected by the crisis in Marawi City.
We join our voices for the safety and release of all hostages and innocent civilians caught in the midst of the ongoing conflict in Marawi.
We join hands with the relief efforts extended to the families and individuals that have moved out of Marawi. We commend the hundreds of volunteers working with relief agencies who have offered their time and skills, so the much-needed assistance to internally displaced persons.
We are also thankful for the many stories of Muslims and Christians helping each other and even risking their lives to safeguard the well-being of all.
|We express our concern over the dissemination of false news report that only add to confusion, unwarranted fears and suspicions among displaced families.
Finally, we make a general appeal for all sectors and religious communities to work together for the rehabilitation and development of Marawi.
We add our prayers, especially during this period of Ramadhan for the safety of all and for the reconciliation among warring groups.
May Almighty God of both Christians and Muslims be with us in our efforts to build a just and lasting peace in Mindanao.
Judge Abeali Cali – Co-convenor, BUC
Abp. Fernando R. Capalla, DD – Co-convenor
Bp. Hilario M. Gomez – Co-convenor
Bp. Danilo Bustamante – BUC Board Member
Bp. Dinualdo Gutierrez, DD – BUC Board Member
Fr. Reynaldo Mission, JCD – Priest, Diocese of Marbel
Abp. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ – BUC Board Member
Bp. Edwin de la Peña, MSP – BUC Member
Rev. Ricardo Yañez – BUC Board Member, UCCP
Rev. Goel B. Bagundol – BUC Member, UCCP
Jana Jean G. Dacobor – BUC Affiliate, Mindanaw Tripartite Youth Core
- KILLED IN MARAWI FIGHTING
From 23 May 2017 to 21 June 2017, 360 had been killed: 268 militants; 66 government troops; and 26 civilians (PDI, 22 June 2017, p. A2).
Government troops have been fighting the combined forces of the Maute group, Abu Sayaff and BIFF who had been “stockpiling guns and munitions in buildings as early as three years ago” (Pres. Duterte, quoted by Philip C. Tubeza, Duterte Ready to Order ‘corrupt bombing’ of Marawi if needed”, PDI, June 22, 2017, p. A6).
More than 200,000 civilians have suffered. Our parishes responded to Bishop Dinualdo’s call to have a 2nd collection for the Marawi victims.
|Banga||P 6, 450.00||Malapatan||4, 656.00|
|Bula||18, 142.65||Marbel||45, 238.75|
|Fatima||20, 000.00||Surallah||20, 000.00|
|Maasim||3, 702.65||T’boli||4, 894.50|
|Partial Total =P 123, 083.90|
We appeal toother parishes, Catholic Schools, Religious Congregations to express love for the needy by donating money. Thank you. Bishop
- ALAY KAPWA 2017 COLLECTION
|Banga||7, 545.50||Glan||6, 834.00|
|Malungon||1, 267.20||SagradaPamilya P.||8, 794.00|
|Surallah||10, 000.00||Norala||37, 447.75|
|Marbel||31, 502.00||Maasim||8, 925.00|
|Malapatan||2, 500.00||Alabel||3, 656.00|
|Kiamba||3, 270.00||Maitum||2, 790.00|
|OLPGV||34, 460.00||TOTAL||158, 991.45|
Fr. Ariel Destora reported decreasing collection.
|Years||2015||2016||2017 (as of 6/19/2017)|
|Amount||P228, 156.71||P182, 955.45||P158, 991.45|
Please intensify collection for our needy brothers and sisters. We express our LOVE for GOD and NEIGHBORS by WORD and DEEDS/SACRIFICES.
- DXCP THANKS THE FOLLOWING (as of June 09, 2017)
|Parishes||Amount 2016||Amount 2017||Parishes||Amount 2016||Amount 2017|
Thank you for your support.
- MARIST HOPE CENTER BLESSED
The Marist Hope Center (MHC) was blessed on 6 June 2017.
It is located at the 2nd floor, Marion Building, NDMU, Alunan Avenue.
The MHC “is a commemorative project of NDMU for the Bicentenary of the Marist Brothers. This project will be a ‘tent’ for learning, caring, for the at-risk children, youth, emn and women” (Invitation Card to the Blessing)
Congratulations. Thank you, NDMU.
- DOLE SURALLAH CANNERY EXTENSION (DSCE) BLESSED
Bishop Dinualdo presided over the blessing of the DSCE cannery Lines, 89 June 2017, Brgy. Tubi Allah, Surallah, South Cotabato.
Fr. LudyBaldonado, Rev. Sulpicio Francisco, Jr. and Rev. Salvador Leyso, assisted him.
DSCE was purchased by DOLE Philippines (Dolefil) from the T’boli Agro-Industrial Development, Inc. or TADI in May 2006. The Dole Team was led by Mr. DankoStambuk.
Dole forecasts to grow 1 million tons of pineapples by 2019. Hence, the decision to expand the facility in Surallah from eight (8) lines to eighteen (18) lines or an additional of more than 5 sq. meters of floor area.
To accomplish this, the Company made the decision to close down one of its canneries in Thailand and transfer its machineries and equipments to the OSC.
The expansion will create at least 1,500 direct jobs.
Other projects in the pipeline are the warehouse expansion, a Biogas Project, housing for employees. (From Dolefil Cares _____. Mel H.)
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