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!


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