MANILA, PHILIPPINES — General Councilor and Head of the Commission on Communications, Fray Antonio "Tonying" Carrón, OAR, is here in the Philippines for the very first time. Fray Tonying met some members and collaborators of the commission in San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila, last May 12, 2017. After a thorough sharing of successes and failures in the exercise of their roles in the commission, Fray Tonying proposed his plan of action. He also solicited suggestions from the body to improve the commission's service to the Order and the Church in general.
After the meeting in Manila, the Head of the Commission joined the ride home to the provincialate in Quezon City where he got close and personal in an impromptu radio interview with Fray Boyax Jaranilla over Radyo Rekoleto/Heart on Fire. He also visited Recoletos Communications office and recording studio which led them to further discuss matters on how to maximize the facilities and collaborate with other Recollect provinces.
The tour to RCI closed with Fray Tonying's interview with Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem regarding his apostolate in the Climate Change Project and other social concerns.
Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, has shown her vibrant faith again on the fourth day of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.
PROVINCIAL CURIA - The 44th birthday celebration of the Prior of the Provincial house Fr. Ernil Almayo, OAR and the 50th Anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Emilio Larlar, OAR occasioned the launching of the Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis Laudato Si’ on Care for our Common Home and the presentation of the revitalized Provincial website http://recoletosfilipinas.org.