CICM-operated schools set October 27-28 homecoming
by L. Lopez
TABUK CITY (28 September) -- All schools operated by the Catholic Church Order of Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Marie (CICM) have scheduled a mega alumni home coming on October 27 to 28, to mark the CICM centennial here in the country.
Tabuk Vicariate Bishop Prudencio Andaya, Jr is tasked as over-all coordinator of the CICM big day for both provinces of Apayao and Kalinga.
The day is opportune to honor the CICM missionaries who are believed to be the first group of religious clergies to evangelize and educate people of Kalinga.
Part of the celebration is the recognition of the CICM work in the history and development of the province in the light of Christianity, education, health and socio-cultural values.
Records show that the first schools in Kalinga were established by CICM Fathers, the oldest is the 82 year-old St. Theresita School in Lubuagan.
The CICM mission in Kalinga is recorded to have been pioneered by Belgian Priests, who came over sometime in the 1920s.
Aside from schools, they built the first hospitals in Allaguia, Pinukpuk and Poblacion, Tinglayan.
This CICM celebration at the St. William's Academy grounds in Bulanao, this city, will also recognize alumni with distinct honors and achievements and those now occupying significant positions in government and private sectors. (PIA Kalinga) [top]