26/08/2010: COMMEMORATIVE MASS AND EVENTS HELD AT THE PHILIPPINE CENTER
Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. and Father Arnold Abelardo give a few remarks after the special commemorative mass held at the Consulate General , Friday , 20 August 2010.
COMMEMORATIVE MASS AND EVENTS HELD AT
THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN SAN FRANCISCO
A special mass was held Friday, 20 August 2010 at the Philippine Consulate General attended by its officers and staff and those from its attached agencies led by Consul General and Mrs. Marciano Paynor, Jr.
The special mass was celebrated by Fr. Arnold Abelardo, member of the Claretian missionaries and spiritual adviser of President Benigno Aquino III during his campaign. Father Abelardo gave personal testimonies and anecdotes of the President and his very positive engagement with and by the people from the Presidential campaign until the inauguration as part of the President’s entourage of campaign volunteers.
In his remarks after the mass, Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. highlighted the celebration of the special mass as part of the events in San Francisco to commemorate the death anniversary of Sen. Ninoy Aquino as well as for thanksgiving for the recent peaceful elections leading to the assumption into office of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
Consul General Paynor likewise echoed the call by Father Abelardo to all to now put election partisanship behind and to join hands in helping the President and the new administration in efforts towards good governance and nation-building.
Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. with Mr. Ken Kashiwahara and other guests at the event commemorating the 27th Death Anniversary of Sen. Ninoy Aquino and 1st Death Anniversary of Pres. Corazon Aquino
The next day, Saturday, 21 August 2010, an event commemorating Sen. Ninoy Aquino’s 27th death anniversary and President Corazon Aquino’s 1st death anniversary was held at the Philippine Center.
Organized by the US Pinoys for Good Governance the event featured a Video Showing of “Ninoy Aquino and the Rise of People Power “ by Tom Coffman followed by a memorial mass for Sen. Ninoy Aquino and President Cory Aquino also officiated by Fr. Arnold Abelardo.
A program followed with remarks by Consul General Marciano Paynor, Jr. and Mr. Rodel Rodis, Chair of US Pinoys for Good Governance and other speakers. Following them several guests spoke on remembrances about Sen. Ninoy Aquino and President Corazon Aquino. A report and a video on the Conference of Overseas Filipinos was presented. End.