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A HIT DESPITE HEAVY RAINS
heavy rains that poured over Metro-Manila last July 13 did not deter the Buluseños
from different points of Metro-Manila and nearby areas to go out of their homes
to attend the “Pista sa Maynila” celebration in honor of their Patron Saint,
St. James the Greater.
big crowd converged at the spacious basketball court of the Knights of Columbus
Clubhouse in Intramuros, Manila as early as 12:30 P.M.
including a woman who came in crutches after having been bedridden for
some months due to stroke.
could have been more who would have come if the weather were fine the whole day.
But, despite the non-cooperation of the weather, it became a challenge to
the Buluseños. Everything worked
out fine from the start to the end of the celebration.
started with a holy mass at 2:30 P.M. celebrated by newly ordained priest, Rev.
Rex F. Fortes who used to be the altar boy during the early years of the monthly
mass of Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. at
the Manila Cathedral.
program followed at 3:30 P.M. with the arrival of former Senator and Education
Secretary Raul S. Roco who was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
from Mr. Roco’s speech, other highlights of the program were the presentation
of awards to the sponsors of the four scholars who have graduated in college
this year and the short talk of Undersecretary Danilo Encinas of the Department
of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
his closing remarks, DBI President, Rogelio F. Fuentes, appreciated the presence
of his constituents particularly those who contributed foods and drinks for the
occasion. He added, he hopes the
Buluseños would go on supporting the activities and projects of the
XV No.8 (June - August 2003)
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