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P2.5M Padre Pio Chapel to rise in Davao del Sur
Padre Pio devotees bent on raising chapel funds
of the miraculous Padre Pio are set to build a P2.5 million green chapel in
barangay Lago in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur to serve as a source of enlightenment
for everyone and not just for Catholics.
Pio, who has become popular worldwide for his many miracles, got the gift of
stigmata while kneeling in front of as crucifix in 1918.
is not only a chapel but is set to become a religious landmark in Davao del
Sur,” devotee and Padre Pio Movement in Davao member Edgar Canda said during
ISpeak last Thursday at City Hall.
family, who hails from Davao del Sur, has donated 2,000 square meters of land
where the chapel will be built. An elevated portion of the land will be
allocated for the Padre Pio Chapel while the lower level will be for the Bagobo
Museum, he said.
building the Padre Pio Chapel here we want to promote culture and faith as
one,” Canda said. But what sets the Chapel apart, he added, is that it will be
based on green architecture as designed by Architect Daniel Plenos.
said the Sta. Cruz Chapel, which will hold its groundbreaking on July 22 this
year, will be patterned after the San Giovanni Rotondo Shrine of Padre Pio in
the Chapel will be built in a hilly location that overlooks Davao del Sur, the
architecture will blend in with the environment and not destroy it,” he
said. The location is a virgin forest,
he said, so it is a priority to maintain the beauty of the terrain.
help raise funds for Padre Pio Chapel, the devotees will sponsor a Piano Concert
at the Grand Ballroom of the Marco Polo Hotel on July 21 at 7 PM. The devotees
will bring in pianists from Thailand, Guam, California and HongKong to perform
during the concert.
Waterfront Insular Hotel is one of Davao City's oldest hotels but while it has been renovated it still has that old charm that has made it a favorite among those who want to stay in a place far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Any true-blue Dabawenyo can attest to the luxuries offered by the resort-hotel even before the new high-rises came in. It offers the amenities of a classy hotel and yet it provides you with that perfect countryside atmosphere.
If you want to experience Waterfront Insular Hotel then the best time to do that is now as the hotel offers mind-boggling deals that are true good to be true.
Information Technology professionals need not go to Cebu or Manila anymore to get their CCNA Certification thanks to the establishment of the Concentrix Institute right in Davao City.
“This is a pioneering institute here in Davao City and depending on its success, we will be offering it next in our Manila office,” Concentrix Davao Site Director Gerardo Dumael said during the launch of the Institute this morning. Concentrix Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Fortune 500 company SYNNEX, is located at the Damosa IT Park in Davao City.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Training Course is being offered for a very affordable fee of only P26 thousand, way below the prevailing rates in Metro Manila. Dumael said the four-month CCNA Training is very friendly even to those who have to work during weekdays since the training is being held from 9am to 6pm every Saturdays and Sundays.
Graduates of the CCNA Training can get the Training with Certification Exam Pack…
Celebrity sisters Vina and Shaina Magdayao, popular nowadays for her role as Camille in the afternoon television series "The Better Half", were in Davao City Sunday to grace the opening of Ystilo Salon at Abreeza Mall.
This is the 28th company-owned Ystilo Salon in the country and the only one in Mindanao. Vina said there are several more Ystilo Salons in the country under franchise. Shaina, however, hinted there will be another Ystilo Salon in Mindanao soon but they declined to reveal more details as it is still under negotiation.
"The reason why we have grown over the years is because we offer quality services," Vina said.
Fans of the celebrity sisters crowded in front of the Ystilo Salon early so as not to miss their idol. Both Vina and Shaina took some time to accommodate their fans' requests for selfies and group pictures.