Cebu Caritas Program Director Fr. Alden John Baran presented to Diocese of Malolos Social Action Director Fr. Melchor Ignacio the structure, programs and services of Cebu Caritas, Inc. on July 18, 2022 at the Bishop’s Residence, Malolos, Bulacan. Cebu Caritas Team is grateful to benchmark its Parish Caritas with the Diocese of Malolos. Malolos Diocese Bishop Dennis Villarojo said they plan to replicate the Parish Caritas in their diocese.
Together with Fr. Baran, Cebu Caritas Community Organizer and Developmental Program Coordinator Kendrick Miñoza and Cebu Caritas Communications Volunteer Ggie Hermunda visited the Jubillee Shelter Program located at Lumang Bayan, Plaridel, Bulacan. It is a 7-hectare housing project of the Diocese of Malolos for the typhoon-affected communities. Beatus Livelihood project, a sardines enterprise, is another social enterprise of the residents of the village. A chapel, refugee formation center, day care center, community clinic and a bakery can also be found in the village.
The Cebu Caritas Team also visited Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin in Bunga Menor, Bustos, Bulacan. It offers shelter and developmental programs for street children. The said apostolate is under the helm of Fr. Florentino Concepcion.
Malolos Bishop Dennis Villarojo is grateful for the visit of Cebu Caritas Team and the sharing of best practices between the two diocesan social action centers.
Cebu Caritas Inc. is the mandated social action arm of the Archdiocese of Cebu. It serves the Anawim through its Humanitarian, Developmental, and Justice and Peace programs.