SVD PHS Provincial Chapter Convokes Today

Provincial Chapter 2018

The Provincial Chapter of the SVD Philippine Southern Province (PHS) convokes today at the University of San Carlos (USC). The ceremony opened with the Bible enthronement and the words of welcome from Fr. Provincial Eduardo Rocha, SVD. Some of the agenda to be discussed during the day are the following: amendment of the PHS articles of incorporation, home leave, election of General Chapter delegates and other matters like Junior SVD concerns and the PHS retirement house.

Provincial Chapter 2018

The PHS Statement on the Education Ministry and the Manual on School Governance will also be subjected for approval.
The chapter will close at 5:30 pm with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the chapel of the St. Rafael community of USC. The elected delegate will be the one to preside.

Provincial Chapter 2018

Provincial Chapter 2018


USC at the Basilica Pilgrim Center

The Holy Child devotees during the 2:30 pm Novena Mass

The 2:30 pm Novena Mass at the Pilgrim Center of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu was sponsored by the University of San Carlos. Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD, the President of the University presided the liturgical celebration in Cebuano language. More than 50 priests also concelebrated, more than half of them SVDs.

Photo Credit: Fr. John Cruz, SVD


The Altar of the Pilgrim Center

The homilist was Fr. Romy Cagatin, SVD, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation-Integrated Development Incorporated (JPIC-IDC) coordinator of the Philippine SVD Southern Province.


Photo Credit: Fr. John Cruz, SVD


There was a slight rain and suddenly the Pilgrim Center was filled with umbrellas.


This year’s theme for the celebration is “Sto. Niño: Inspiration of Renewed Disciples for the New Evangelization.” This is patterned after the pastoral thrust of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.

I did not concelebrate. I was at the Media Center for the live coverage of the Holy Mass.

Fiel Clan Homecoming 2017

Photo Credit: Clint Cabrillas

The 23rd Fiel Clan Reunion in Davao will be on May 19-20, 2018 and the next national Fiel Clan Homecoming will be in Kidapawan City, Cotabato this August 2019. But before that happens, I would like to thank all the people who made our homecoming in Sibonga, Cebu successful, meaningful and memorable.

A nun from the Daughters of St. Teresa (DST) looks at the family tree of the Fiel Clan. The DST congregation’s founder MSGR. Teofilo Bastida Camomot was the grandson of Jose Fiel Camomot.


Fiel Clan from Cotabato


Amir Nasser Dela Cruz Salamat


To Pier Giorgio Dela Cruz Salamat for all your efforts and sacrifices, God bless you; to Gwen Fiel Garcia and Winston Fiel Garcia, thank you for your generosity; to the many Fiel families who welcomed us before, during and after the celebration, you will be in my heart forever; to all our relatives who made it to the historic event, from Manila to down south Sabah, Malaysia – daghan kaayong salamat!


Fiel Clan from Davao


Fiel Clan from Davao


Fiel Clan from Ozamis


Fiel Clan from Cebu City


Fiel Clan from Sibonga with Francisco Fiel from Malaysia


My cousins!


The Fiel Clan lives on!


Above all, to the Lord God Almighty who made everything beautiful in His time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

WitnesSing to the WORD

To the students, faculty and (ADEA) non-teaching personnel of the University of San Carlos – CEBU CITY:
You are all invited to participate in the 3rd WitnesSING to the Word Songwriting contest. Please take time to read the guidelines.

Photo Credit: Hardie Bigcas

1st Prize is P20,000
2nd: 15,000
3rd: 10,000
Consolation: P2,000.
For more information: visit or call the USC Campus Ministry Office in your respective campus.
Deadline for submission of entries on July 28, 2017, 5:30pm.
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USC Tops Chemical Engineering Exam 2017

Photo Credit: Wayne Tandingan

Congratulations to WAYNE LORENZ BAGANO TANDINGAN (85.20%) of the University of San Carlos for being #1 of the May 2017 Chemical Engineering Board Exam. Blessings upon blessings! Just yesterday, USC dominated the top 10 of the CPA May 2017 Board Exam. The other week, 4 USC alumni also topped the Bar Exam. Thank you, Lord! May the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all!!!


First Ever Fiel Clan Homecoming in Cebu

Text and Photo Credit: Amir Nasser dela Cruz Salamat


Most of the Fiel clan in the Philippines originated from the present town of Sibonga of the province of Cebu through our proto matriarch Maria Generosa Lucero y Diez who was sired by Felizardo Fiel. Few info were known of Generosa’s parents. They were Fortunato Estanislao Lucero y Veloso, the son of Elias Geronimo Lucero and Generosa Margarita Veloso of Parian, Cebu City and Justa Cristina Diez y Mirafuentes, the daughter of Prudencio Wenceslao Diez and Teotima Antonia Mirafuentes of visita de Sibonga of the town of Carcar.

Maria Generosa’s son was the great Fortunato Agustin Fiel y Lucero, our common Fiel ancestor in Sibonga. We will update you soon of the final venue in Sibonga.

Pls contact Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD or La Casa Real de Fitzgerald, our event organizer at +639420866111.

Kita ta puhon! Inato ni dili dinato!