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402 BROTHER KNIGHTS GATHERED

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The seminar was attended by a total of 402 Brother Knights (5 from Luzon Jurisdiction and 397 participants from 46 Councils, including 11 District Deputies and speakers). There were council officers coming from as far as Baler, Infanta and Dingalan, Aurora.

 

Luzon Jurisdiction State Officers such as State Church Director Vic V. Ortega; State Community Director Romy B. Estrella; and Secretary to the Executive Board Ramon C. Sanchez together with the Official Representative of Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap, State Program Director Ramoncito A. Ocampo also take part to the Council Officers Orientation seminar.

 

The session was called to order by DD Gil Dindo O. Berino, RTDD Chairman of Nueva Ecija and Aurora. DD Francisco Ballesteros reported on the Credentials, DD Reynaldo Belmonte led the singing of the Philippine National Anthem; DD Nicanor Santiago led the singing of the Opening ode. The introduction of District Deputies and Grand Knights was presented in the A/V manner in which their pictures were shown as their names were called.  The Mayor of the City of Gapan Hon. Christian U. Tinio gave the Welcome address.

 

Major policies of the Luzon Jurisdiction were well presented by DD Gil Dindo O. Berino; the Organizational set-up and Protocol was discussed by immediate past RTDD Chairman FDD Pedro S. Fernando Jr.; while State Program Director Ramoncito A. Ocampo talked and explained the KC Luzon Programs. 

Added to the program was a presentation from a former Parish Priest of Gapan and a Knight Fr. Chito Beltran, assigned by their Bishop on Ecological Concerns. He presented his project in the construction of a multipurpose hall in the mountains of Bacao, Palayan,  by the Aetas who were displaced from Mt. Pinatubo areas. Fr. Chito and the Aetas constructed the hall from locally available materials. The Aetas were given food, not money as their compensation. The place has been reserved by various church organizations (mostly youth) and Aetas are still there to maintain the place. They tilled the soil and transformed a barren land into a productive place.

 

The Duties and Responsibilities of Council Officers were discussed by DD Nestor V. Berber. Prior to this he discussed leadership in which he quoted the example of Moses in the Bible. The talked was well delivered in an inter-active manner.

 

KCFAPI Area Manager Manuel L. Naldoza discussed the Membership and Insurance, while the Laws and Rules of the Order were discussed by DD Ruel Bautista. Service Program was tackled by GK Honorato P. Panahon.

 

All of the talks were well delivered, the participants were attentive to the seminar, hence there were no sleeping Knights. The Master of Ceremony Bro. Ronald Pascual from Cabanatuan City Council 3692 is a Mass Commentator and has been in the teaching industry for 27 years.

 

Questions were mostly directed towards suspension of non-paying members, so process of suspension flowchart was explained to them and the reason for avoiding suspension.

 

Meanwhile, the Luzon State Officers also witnessed the 1st Degree Exemplification at the Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes Assembly and visit the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish which they called “Dambana.” Yen Ocampo

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