Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 13 July 2020 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
Region CAR Submenu
Latest News
News Headlines
Foto Releases
One Luzon

Best Logo. Aeronne Paul Coronel of Benguet State University, with his winning design for the 'Save Balili River, Count Me In! Logo design contest of the Balili River System Revitalization Coalition (BRSRC) during the awarding program cum Kapihan media forum at the Benguet State University, Thursday. The handing of cash prize and certificate of recognition were La Trinidad Mayor Greg Abalos and Raffy Tallocoy of the Baguio CityMayor's Office. (Photo By Lito Dar/PIA-CAR)
Cordillera Administrative Region

PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dalipato 2012 in Tayum draws tourists

by Maritess B. Beñas

TAYUM, Abra, ,Jan. 17(PIA)-- The centennial anniversary celebration of the Holy Ghost School in the cradle town of the Mission Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) in the Philippines dubbed as ‘DALIPATO 2012’ has drawn foreign and local tourists in the province.

The five-day celebration from January 11 to 16 had so much fun reminiscing the past 100 years of the SSpS mission in the country which started in Tayum, Abra.

The centennial celebration was a mixed of religious and cultural festivities that started with the bamboo raft-riding at the Abra river in Sitio Guingad, Gaddani to welcome the SSpS Provincial Team led by Sr. Mary Eden Panganiban, who accompanied Mother-General Maria Theresia Hornemann based in Rome, Italy, who came all the way to the Philippines to grace the centennial celebrations of the SSpS here.

After the raft-riding in the Abra River, the visiting sisters were brought to the Holy Ghost School and then to the St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Tayum, the Shrine of the Holy Spirit in the Diocese of Bangued where a special Holy Mass was celebrated in their honor and in commemoration of missionary sisters who have served the province in the past, with Bishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, DD as the main celebrant.

The event was also an opportunity for the alumni of the Holy Ghost School, the first catholic school established by the SSpS sisters in the Philippines, for a grand homecoming to pay homage to their historic alma mater. Aside from the usual motorcade around the town proper after the Eucharistic Celebration officiated by the alumni-priests of the school, they also conducted on the last day of the 5-day celebrations, an outreach program of medical and dental mission and gift-giving ass their way of thanksgiving for all the blessings they received through the missions.

Tayum, the cradle of the Missionary Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit in the Philippines had produced most of the catholic priests in the province.

Tourism was at its height with the grand alumni homecoming of Holy Ghost School as hundreds of Overseas Filipino Workers arrived for the said occasion.

Relative to this, the Tayumenian International Association headed by Mr. Valentino Brillantes had given their commitment to Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin to adopt one of the rooms in the newly constructed Abra Provincial Hospital in Brgy. Calaba, Bangued. As part of their sponsorship of the room which they will adopt, the Tayumenian Internationals will provide all the facilities that will be needed in the said room which will be named Tayumenian Ward.

The supervision and management of the Holy Ghost School is now under the Diocese of Bangued through the parish priest of Tayum, Fr. Ruben Valdez as the School Director and Mrs. Celia Flor Brillantes-Taeza as the principal. (MTBB/PIA-Abra)

Latest Stories
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • Kalinga nutrition congress moves to reduce malnutrition (CAR)
  • NCIP joins 4Ps planning workshop in Baguio city (CAR)
  • Kalinga holds 1st Health Forum (CAR)
  • Kaelco proposes 24-hout power service (CAR)
  • 30 micro-firm owners take management & shop floor seminar (CAR)
  • Competitive exams for fisheries scholarship program on March 17 (CAR)
  • DepEd USec inspects school projects in Ifugao (CAR)
  • Tanudan migrant workers group to hold medical mission in home town (CAR)
  • Ifugao town organizes committee on anti-trafficking, VAWC (CAR)
  • NCCA sustains SLTs in preserving Benguet's cultural heritage (CAR)
  • DPWH assures better road in time for Panagbenga (CAR)
  • Baguio city mayor reiterates call for waste segregation, commits to obey SC order on use of Irisan dumpsite (CAR)
  • “Lames Festival” brought more fun, as La Paz celebrates town fiesta (CAR)
  • CSC- Abra encourages more nominations for awards program (CAR)

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines