Fr. Paul Bicomong, SDB,

FIN Province’s Recollection & Fellowship

The Salesians of Don Bosco of the FIN Province took advantage of yesterday’s Heroes’ Day, a national holiday in the whole of the Philippine archipelago, to gather for their first quarterly recollection for the year.

The recollection was designed by the Commission on Formation by the FIN Province in keeping with the Province’s Implementation of the 27th General Chapter.

Former FIN Vice Provincial, Fr. Danny Torres, SDB, gave the conference on Group Spiritual Direction. As an output, the whole assembly was broken down into communities to apply the inputs.

The Mass which was held at the new chapel of DBTI, Jesus the Divine Mercy. Fr. Paul Bicomong, SDB, FIN Provincial Superior presided the Mass.

In his homily, he invited the confreres to look at “the heroic fidelity in confreres who are among us… And in a special way to our elderly confreres—this month of August, in particular, Fr. Pepe Reinoso on his 80th birthday, and Fr. Andres Cervantes, on the 60th anniversary of his religious profession.  We know that in their life, they have experienced this dependence on God before whom they bowed and knelt in humility.”

In the afternoon, FIN District Games were held. Among the objectives set for this activity include the promotion of fraternity and bonding and to put in practice the 2016 Strenna.

Sporting events such as basketball, football, badminton, table tennis and table football were held.

The Magone Team, composed of the clustered Paranaque and Makati districts won over the Savio Team, which is composed by North and South districts. The two teams will face each other again come November in time for the Provincial Day.




New FIN Vice Provincial Installed


Fr. Danny Torres, FIN former vice provincial, prays the Eucharistic Prayer, as Fr. Ditto looks on. Photo by Br. Jerome Quinto, SDB.

The FIN Province has a new vice provincial in the person of Fr. Ditto Gueco, SDB. He was installed by Fr. Paul Bicomong, SDB, FIN  Provincial Superior, in this morning’s celebration of the Holy Mass.
Fr. Ditto was the main celebrant in the votive Mass celebrated in honor of St. John Bosco. The installation was witnessed by the chapter members as the FIN Provincial Chapter is on its third day now.
In his homily, Fr. Ditto asked the confreres to be united with him in prayer under the leadership of Fr. Provincial.
He also thanked Fr. Danny Torres whom he succeeded for taking on the post for almost a decade. He asked the capitulars to give Fr. Danny a round of applause.
Together with Fr. Ditto, three rectors were also installed: Fr. Roger Tamares, SDB (St. John Bosco Parish–Sta. Rosa); Fr. Dante Valero, SDB (Mary Help of Christans Parish–Mayapa) and Fr. Gerry Martin, SDB (Don Bosco Prenovitiate Seminary–Canlubang). Fr. Gerry is on his third term, while the two are starting a fresh term as rectors.

(L-R) Fr. Gerry Martin, Fr. Dante Valero and Fr. Roger Tamares pronounce the credo before Fr. Paul Bicomong, SDB. Photo by Br. Jerome Quinto, SDB.