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Saturday, August 18, 2007

New Boholano Bishop

Originally posted from: Bol-anon

Pope Benedict XVI named a Boholano as the new bishop of the Diocese of Borongan, Eastern Samar. Fr. Crispin Varquez succeeds Bishop Leonardo Medroso who was assigned to the Diocese of Tagbilaran in October 2006.

Fr. "Bay" Varquez, as he is fondly called by close friends, is the outgoing vicar general in the Borongan diocese and curate of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. He joins 8 other Boholano bishops, out of a total of 71 in the country, now in active service, and will be the 14th Boholano bishop ever.

Fr. Bay's appointment was announced by the Vatican at noon Saturday, 11 August 2007, Rome time. It was announced simultaneously in Manila by Msgr. Wojciech Zalsuki, charge d’affaires of the apostolic nunciature.

Fr. Bay was born in Sevilla, Bohol to Sinforiano Varquez and Justina Barrete. He studied elementary and high school in Sevilla, his Philosophy at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Taloto, Tagbilaran City, and Theology at St. Augustine Major Seminary in Tagaytay City.

For us who happened to know him during his seminary days in Taloto, Fr. Bay will always be remembered as a very amiable and humble fellow. As he joins the College of Bishops, there is no doubt that he will be making our dear alma mater, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, proud.

Check out the Philippine Daily Inquirer report here and the Bohol Chronicle report here. Photo above is a photo of our dear alma mater by a classmate of mine, Dantes Dacio.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Double Doom For Boom Boom

Originally posted from: Bohol Republic

Boom Boom Bautista has to face the shame of being the sole loser in the Philippine Team for the World Cup of Boxing: Philippines versus Mexico, then our kind governor, right after his loss, pulls out a road concreting project in Boom-Boom’s home village. Ouch! “If Boom-boom becomes a champion, I will fulfill my commitment that I will have the road passing through his barangay in Can-uling cemented. Right now, it’s a no go. Maybe later… Let’s wait for the time when he becomes champion. And I am hopeful that he still has a bright future in boxing,” Governor Aumentado said in Cebuano in a telephone interview. (source: inquirer.net/ full story here)

The Philippines can’t possibly have it all, Boom Boom had to fall. And nicely before his face would’ve been smashed by the ravaging fists of Daniel Ponce de Leon if the match went further.

But must the governor do that?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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