“Aming Handog”: A Loving Offering from the Archdiocese
Dagupan City – 15 January 2010. The Jimmy Fernandez Stadia was jam-packed with hundreds of fans who listened, sang and danced with the various artists who performed during the almost 2-hour “Aming Handog” concert sponsored by the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan for its pastoral programs. The audience included the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD and the Auxiliary Bishop, Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the priests and hundreds from the different parishes of the archdiocese. The concert was held last 15 January 2010.
“Aming Handog” was emceed by brothers Jomari and Ryan Yllana. Mr. Dingdong Dantes also performed during the show with a song to the delight of screaming fans! Radha and band and the band Kenyo, Krys Kyzer all perfomed several songs. The Calasiao Children’s Choir had a special participation in the show. The show was highlighted by two LED Video monitors.
The “Fathers” composed of eight priests of the Archdiocese sang a song. The “Fathers” are: Frs. Jerry Cera, Antonio Quintans, Edilberto Calderon, Julius Cuison, Fernan Estrada, Manuel delos Santos, Jim Cerezo and Eric Galivo. The benefit concert came about from the generosity of Mr. Jomari Yllana who offered to produce the whole show. Mr. Yllana is a close family friend of Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan.
For the pastoral programs
The concert is to benefit the pastoral programs of the Archdiocese. In his letter to prospective donors, Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas was asking for help to “initiate and sustain some very important pastoral programs for the youth and the poor in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.” He further said that “we need to upgrade the formation programs of our catechists teaching religion in our public schools, We need to sustain our charitable and developmental programs for the economically poor brothers and sisters. We want to bring the Bible to every Christian home. We need to sponsor more students to pursue their college education and contribute to nation building”.
The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
(Central Pangasinan, Philippines)