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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.