To commemorate the centenary of Bishop Jorge Barlin's episcopal ordination (1906-2006) the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issued this Pastoral Letter:
that a Filipino was given such a dignity—certainly, a milestone in the Philippine Church History, an event worth remembering and celebrating.... [click on the title to see the full text].
Jasper L. Llanderal has published online two photo albums of the Holy Week in Baao. One album contains a collection of pictures he has taken of the passion play, the Cenaculo, on the street and church patio of Baao. The other holds a collection of pics of the Estudiantina rehearsing and playing music during the Soledad. The photo on the left (taken from the second album) shows a singer consoling the Sorrowful Mother with a song. The photographer from Cagayan de Oro City is the husband of Azon Gaite.
Stephen Cenon Dato Talla has published a blog in honor of his grandfather and poet laureate LUIS G. DATO. The blog contains the curriculum vitae of Chong Luis, his reflections on poetry writing, and several of his photos (one of which has been borrowed for this post). Click on the link below to visit Stephen's blog: