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New houses for families in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City

Submitted by: regina
On: 15/01/2014

Fifty  houses were blessed and given to families in Buruun, Iligan City on December 12, 2013 by Bishop Elenito Galido. The houses were constructed in coordination with several groups.

Sr. Cecilia Torres, province leader, was then in Iligan for a visit and helped in the turn-over the keys of the new houses to the beneficiaries. Twenty of the 50 houses were donated by Good Shepherd Sisters and friends.

The families were among those who lost their dwellings during the December 17, 2011 typhoon Sendong that hit Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.

The Philippine Province also awarded the new houses to families in Cagayan de Oro in 2012. 

The families are grateful to the Good Shepherd Sisters whose communities local and international, and friends contributed to make the housing possible.

Good Shepherd communities in the country, tried to provide housing for the families as part of the centennial celebrations. Apostolic and contemplative, mision partnersl concluded the centennial celebrations on October 20, 2013, affirming a century of “Weaving Compassion, Embracing Challenges, Forging Hope.”

(From Diocese of Iligan Facebook page)

We thank God that in partnership with the Diocese of Iligan, the Religious of the Good Shepherd, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila (RCAM, the Security Bank Foundation and the Home Builders Blue Foundation, we have turned over 50 more housing units for the Sendong Survivors.

This is located at St. Michael Heights, Tonggo, Buruun, Iligan City.

The occasion was graced with the presence of our City Mayor, Hon. Celso Regencia and his Staff; Sr. Cecilia Torres- the Provincial Superior of the Religious of the Good Shepherd and the RGS assigned in Iligan: Srs. Juliet, Franz and Myrna: Ms. Ethel Perez - the Marketing Manager of Security Bank and her companion Ms. Gigie; Msgr.
Jemar Vera Cruz - the Chairman of Housing Committee of the Diocese, Fr. Nazer Montalban Zaragoza, parish priest of San Vicente Parish of Suarez and Fr. Victor Tampos Retiza - the parish priest of San Isidro of Buru-un.

The Holy Eucharist was presided by His Excellency Most Rev.
Elenito Galido, D.D. and the turnover of keys were given by our Beloved Bishop, the Mayor, Ms. Perez and Sr. Cecile.

We also would like to thank the staff of Corpus Christi Parish who took charge of the in-taking of the beneficiaries and the preparation and liturgy of the turn-over. Daghang salamat sa tanan!

Photos above in Iligan City
Photos below in Cagayan de Oro City