First Ever Fiel Clan Homecoming in Cebu

Text and Photo Credit: Amir Nasser dela Cruz Salamat

FINALLY, SIBONGA, HERE WE COME!

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!

 

Lifetime Gift of Education

University of San Carlos

 

Congratulations to the all the passers of the Board Exam! I am happy that four of our students from the University of San Carlos made it to the top 10.

 

1. Karen Mae Calam

3. Fiona Cristy Lao

7. Anne Margaret Momongan

8. Jefferson Gomez

 

As a reward, the 4 topnotchers from the University of San Carlos will be given a lifetime “gift of education,” which means that they can nominate a scholar, who, in turn, may choose any course he/she wishes to enroll in at the school.“He/she will let one finish the program then nominate again for the rest of her life,” said Atty. Joan Largo, Dean of the College of Law, University of San Carlos-Cebu.

Building Homes, Building Hope

The housing community in Dumlog, Talisay City

In the early 1990s, two Divine Word Missionaries, Fr. Heinz Kulüke, SVD and Fr. Max Abalos, SVD led the journey with the poor and the marginalized sectors of Cebu City, Philippines. They got involved in the concrete life situations of the fisher folks, urban poor, informal settlers, prostituted women and children and the scavengers of the four dumpsites of Metro Cebu.

 

It was also during this time, that another priest, Fr. John Iacomo, who was very active in the prison ministry started building up kindergartens as a long-term preventive measure for the children of today not to become the prisoners of tomorrow.

 

However, in the process, Fr. John also realized that if children would not have decent homes, and still have the same environment that would not promote good values, they might still go wayward and eventually end up in prison. It would be a never-ending cycle.

Vegetables garden in the subdivision

So, he initiated the San Pio Village project. It kicked off in 2006 and most of the houses were sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity, a foundation that put faith into action by building affordable homes in order to break the cycle of poverty.

 

However, due to health reasons, Fr. John had to go back to Australia. The project was turned over to Fr. Heinz Kulüke, SVD. The new management asked the leadership of the SVD congregation’s social arm, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation – Integrated Development Corporation (JPIC-IDC) to manage San Pio Village.

 

Later on, with the leadership of JPIC-IDC, more houses were created and more structures and services were erected: livelihood building, cooperative building, drainage system, water pumps, concrete gate and barriers, multi-purpose building, basketball court, playground and piped water system.

The image of San Pio inside the subdivision

 

Eventually, the word “Janssenville” was attached to San Pio Village as a tribute to the founder of the SVD, St. Arnold Janssen. The JPIC leaders then started calling the housing beneficiaries as their “home partners.”

 

Also, more JPIC-IDC programs and projects were implemented in the village, like scholarship, livelihood, technical and vocational support to selected homeowners.

 

The JPIC-IDC is rooted in the vision of “fullness of life in a transformed society” and it commits to five very important missions: (1) women and children development; (2) human and community development; (3) economic and cooperative development; (4) education, and (5) disaster preparedness and emergency response and rehabilitation.

 

The home partners practice proper waste segregation

 

Fiel Clan and Msgr. Teofilo Camomot

Msgr. Teofilo Camomot

Msgr. Teofilo Camomot

FIEL CLAN AND MSGR. TEOFILO CAMOMOT

1. Favian Fiel of Dumaguete was married to Ma. Rosa Quintanar of Argao, Cebu.

2. Their Daughter: Maurilla Quintanar Fiel was married to Pedro Veloso Camomot

3. Their Son: Jose Fiel Camomot was married to Andrea Embrado Barazona

4. Their Son: Jorge Barazona Camomot was married to Maria Celestina Campugan Aleson


5. Their Son: Luis Aleson Camomot was married to Angela dela Cerna Bastida


6. Their Son: Teofilo Bastida Camomot became a Bishop, died in a vehicular accident in San Fernando, Cebu on 27 September 1988 at the age of 74. On 15 October 2010, Cardinal Vidal announced that the Holy See has approved the opening of the cause for beatification and canonization of MSGR. Teofilo Bastida Camomot.

Credits: sa among mga kaliwatan nga gisulat gayud ang among kasaysayan sa banay aron dili malimtan sa mga sunod nga henerasyon.

Truth: Blueprint of Media Practitioners

Fr. Roberto “Bobby” Ebisa, SVD

 

Congratulations Fr. Roberto Ebisa, SVD for having been elected as the new president of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas – Cebu Chapter! He is the manager of the DYRF 1215 Radyo Fuerza Cebu and Power FM 89.1 under the Word Broadcasting Corporation of the religious congregation Society of the Divine Word.

 
Fr. Bobby is from Barangay Tuyom, City of Carcar in Cebu, and was born on May 13, 1964. He is a Divine Word Missionary (SVD), having been ordained on December 8, 1993 at the Divine Word Seminar, Tagaytay City.
Prior to his departure for foreign mission, he studied his Masteral Degree in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baňos. He stayed at the Verbum SVD House of Studies, the official residence of the SVD missionaries who are studying at the UPLB.

 
In 1995, he was sent to Brazil and was stationed at the Amazon Region. Having found out that his mission area, the State of Para, was four times as big as the Philippines, he established a community radio to effectively bring the Gospel and the parish concerns down to the grassroots. His parish in the town of Alenquer covered 160 communities that were located far and in between each other—some were along the tributaries of the Amazon river, and some were in the mountain area. He personally trained volunteers for the production staff, and eventually produced a magazine program via Radio Ximango, which became a huge hit with the communities.

 
Radio work chased him as he was summoned back home from Brazil to guide as the General Manager of Radio Veritas Asia. This is the short wave radio station of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences based in Quezon City, Philippines (this is the International unit as there is the national or local unit called Radio Veritas Manila. The local unit is managed by the Archdiocese of Manila. However, both international and local stations were in the same compound during the Edsa Revolution of 1986) which broadcast 18 languages all over Asia– like Mandarin, Tamil, Telugo, Hindi, Burmese, Vietnamese– to name a few. He stirred various changes for Radio Veritas Asia particularly in the digitalization of its broadcast. He was at the helm of the said station for 6 years.

 
In 2012, the UPLB College of Development Communication conferred on him the award “Distinguished Alumni for Development Communication and Community Media.”

 
In 2014, he was assigned to the SVD Southern Province, and became House Admonitor of the St. Raphael Community at the University of San Carlos. His main work though is as General Manager of Word Broadcasting Corporation, with radio stations in Cebu City and Ormoc. He also teaches Broadcasting in the University of San Carlos in the Department of Communication, Languages and Literature.

 
During the International Eucharistic Congress 2016, he was part of the Media committee. The stations DYRF and Power FM were the official radio stations of the historic international event.

 

10 Things to Know About #Sinulog2017 and #FiestaSenyor2017

The theme for the feast this year is “Sto. Niňo: Source of Communion, Protector of Creation.” This theme comes from two main sources: First, the current Archdiocesan/CBCP thrust set for 2021 celebration: 2017 is dedicated to the Year of the Parish: Communion of Communities and the basic Augustinian Spirituality on Community Life. Second, the papal enclical Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis.

1. The theme for the feast this year is “Sto. Niňo: Source of Communion, Protector of Creation.” This theme comes from two main sources: First, the current Archdiocesan/CBCP thrust set for 2021 celebration: 2017 is dedicated to the Year of the Parish: Communion of Communities and the basic Augustinian Spirituality on Community Life. Second, the papal enclical Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis.

 

The Basilica and the Augustinian community has a new Prior and Rector in the person of Fr. Pacifico C. Nohara, OSA. He succeeded Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA. (Photo Credit: Fr. Pacifico's FB)

2. The Basilica and the Augustinian community has a new Prior and Rector in the person of Fr. Pacifico C. Nohara, OSA. He succeeded Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA. (Photo Credit: Fr. Pacifico’s FB)

 

This year’s Hermano and Hermana: Mr. Leo and Cristina Manguilimutan. During the press conference, there was so much kilig factor as their story of faith and devotion was shared. As devotees, they had a favorite spot at the Basilica whenever they attend Holy Masses. However, there was a time when they had a very serious fight to the point of not speaking to each other. Leo went to the Basilica to pray and attended the Holy Mass. Cristina also went to the Basilica and saw her husband right there on their favorite spot. Both of them had a change of heart.  (Photo Credits: Sun.Star Foto/Arni Aclao)

3. This year’s Hermano and Hermana: Mr. Leo and Cristina Manguilimutan. During the press conference, there was so much kilig factor as their story of faith and devotion was shared. As devotees, they had a favorite spot at the Basilica whenever they attend Holy Masses. However, there was a time when they had a very serious fight to the point of not speaking to each other. Leo went to the Basilica to pray and attended the Holy Mass. Cristina also went to the Basilica and saw her husband right there on their favorite spot. Both of them had a change of heart. (Photo Credits: Sun.Star Foto/Arni Aclao)

 

The Basilica is open to all pilgrims 24 hours during the novenario days.

4. The Basilica is open to all pilgrims 24 hours during the novenario days.

 

The Basilica is working closely with all the government agencies, especially in terms of safety and security. The security management team of the Basilica even underwent Bomb Threat Management as part of their safety and security preparations.

5. The Basilica is working closely with all the government agencies, especially in terms of safety and security. The security management team of the Basilica even underwent Bomb Threat Management as part of their safety and security preparations.

 

6. At least  five thousand persons, including police and soldiers from the Armed Forces will be deployed on the streets of Cebu City to secure the peace and order in the Sinulog and #FiestaSenyor2017 activities.

6. At least five thousand persons, including police and soldiers from the Armed Forces will be deployed on the streets of Cebu City to secure the peace and order in the Sinulog and #FiestaSenyor2017 activities.

 

7. The Muslim community in Cebu also promised to support the efforts of the police and the military in securing the Sinulog festival. Two hundred Muslim youths will monitor the event for any suspicious-looking persons.

7. The Muslim community in Cebu also promised to support the efforts of the police and the military in securing the Sinulog festival. Two hundred Muslim youths will monitor the event for any suspicious-looking persons.

 

8. Organizers of the grand parade on January 15 have chosen a route that’s two kilometers shorter because they want the parade to end early, and be more orderly.

8. Organizers of the grand parade on January 15 have chosen a route that’s two kilometers shorter because they want the parade to end early, and be more orderly.

 

9. Those who are bringing backpacks, especially bulky ones, must expect to be subjected for random inspection. So, better not bring backpacks.

9. Those who are bringing backpacks, especially bulky ones, must expect to be subjected for random inspection. So, better not bring backpacks.

 

10. The flying of balloons is highly discouraged. They are not only hazardous but also caused disruption in electrical lines.

10. The flying of balloons is highly discouraged. They are not only hazardous but also caused disruption in electrical lines.

 

 

Retreat House in Marigondon, Lapulapu City

The SVD Rest House is now ready for your:

Retreat, Recollection, Team Building, Short Stay and any Special Events.

Its location is in Marigondon, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

just beside the University of San Carlos Marine Sanctuary.

For Inquiries kindly PM or Check @ 2535105 / 09324083924.

Front View from the Gate

Front View from the Gate

 

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

 

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

 

Conference Room

Conference Room

 

Kitchen Area

Kitchen Area

 

Grill Area

Grill Area

 

Terrace Area

Terrace Area

 

Back View Facing the Sea

Back View Facing the Sea

 

Alternative Venue for Conference

Alternative Venue for Conference

 

View Deck Area

View Deck Area

 

If you are interested,

Kindly direct your inquiries

@ 2535105 / 09324083924

Because I cannot answer your questions.

Have a nice day!