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29/12/2011: BAY AREA COMMUNITY LEADERS AND PAPAL AWARDEES HONORED BY THE PHILIPPINE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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SFPCG –PR-49-2011

December 27,  2011

 

BAY AREA  COMMUNITY LEADERS AND  PAPAL AWARDEES

HONORED BY

PHILIPPINE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Left photo shows PCGSF during the presentation ceremony of  House Resolution 171  to Papal Benemerenti Awardees Mr. Titus Versoza and Ms. Nellie Hizon.   Right Photo shows Ms. Hizon and Mr. Versoza showing their copies of House Resolution 171 flanked by their  Papal Benemerenti Award Citations. 

 

On December 23, 2011 at the Philippine Consulate General,  Resolution 171    from the House of  Representatives  of the Philippines was  formally presented to its destined recipients Bay Area community leaders and Papal Benemerenti  Award honorees   Mr. Titus Versoza and Ms. Nellie Hizon.   

House Resolution  No. 171 passed on October 10, 2011 is   entitled  “Resolution congratulating and commending Titus Versoza and  Nellie Hizon, Filipino-Americans, for receiving the Benemerenti Award conferred by no less than Pope Benedict XVI for their dedicated service in churches in the United States”.

The Papal Benemerenti  Awards  were given  to the  Mr. Versoza and Ms. Hizon in recognition of  their services to  the Church and their community,  Mr. Versoza  in particular   was cited  for his seventeen (17) years of dedicated continued service and leadership as choir director,  finance council member and  coordinator of several fund raising events for St. Mary Queen of Apostles Parish, while Ms. Hizon was recognized  for  being instrumental in  institutionalizing  the Simbang Gabi (midnight mass)  tradition in the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 2006.

The Philippine Consulate General congratulates once more Mr. Versoza and  Ms. Hizon and extends sincere appreciation  to them for being  exemplary  leaders of the Filipino American community who continue to render  selfless dedication in the service to  their  faith and the community.  END