Diamond Jubilee

I went to the early dawn mass this morning, the second day of the misa de gallo to usher in the Christmas season.

The mass was led by no less than the Archbishop of Davao, Monsignor Fernando Capalla to kick off the year-long celebration to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the of the Archdiocese of Davao next year.

Five city councilors were present during the eucharistic celebration, namely, Bel Reta, Tess Mata-Maranon, Dado Mahipus, Conde Baluran and myself.

The archdiocese was founded on December 17, 1949. The 60th year celebration of the archdiocese has for its theme “Remembering the past with gratitude” “Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb. 13:8).

Davao 64 years ago today

Veteran columnist Bert Tesorero, shown here viewing a World War II photo exhibit, writes about the American air raids in Davao during the war 64 years ago today.

Little did I know that portions of Kabacan were once a Japanese airfield. Parts of it are now the Ecoland subdivision and the SM Mall.

Read his piece here.