Vol. 8 No. 540
December 14, 2014
  Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

Salome Israel (left) and Shirley Bongay (right), both lost their arms, are among the guests that would dine with Pope Francis on his visit to the Philippines on January 2015. (Photos: Nilo Sapong & RVO)


Archbishop John Du of Palo, Leyte has announced the final list of calamity victims in the Philippines that would have the rare opportunity to dine and be with the Pope during the January 2015 visit. Five of them are from Bohol.

The Diocese of Tagbilaran Catholic Social Action Center earlier identified the Boholanos as Veneranda Gentallan from St. Vincent Ferrer Shrine-Parish in Maribojoc; Salome Israel from St. Isidore, the Farmer Parish in Tubigon; Saturnino Barace from Our Lady of Light Parish in Antequera; Shiela Bongay from Our Lady of Light Parish in Loon; and Niza Flores from St. Augustine Parish in Sagbayan town.

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Bohol Gov invited to grace Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Awarding
Bohol incumbent Gov. Edgar Chatto is among the few invited by Malacañang and Civil Service Commission (CSC) to grace the 2014 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Awarding Ceremony at the Presidential Palace tomorrow afternoon.

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