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Joint Digitization Project for Borongan Diocese

The Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints represented by Manolito "Manny" Baul, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Borongan through its Archbishop, Most Rev. Crispin B. Varquez, DD entered into a joint agreement to microfilm and digitize records. 

 
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Pockets of Peace

Reprinted with permission from Dr. Antonio Montalvan II, columnist of Philippine Daily Inquirer

They are as newsworthy as the Bangsamoro framework agreement, but unlikely to make headline news. That’s because the participants are no political stalwarts but ordinary Mindanao folks. And even if they are given the hype, the skeptics will be there thinking that the goal of these undertakings is simply impossible.  

 
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Big Dreams Lead to Big Accomplishments

Andrea Soleta has always believed in dreaming big.  Ever since she was a little girl, her bedroom was adorned with a Brigham Young University (BYU) poster on the wall.  BYU located in Utah, USA was where she wanted to study for college.  Her dreams included going around the world, winning a beauty contest, graduating from BYU, and marrying in the temple. 

 
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Pockets of Peace

Pockets of Peace

They are as newsworthy as the Bangsamoro framework agreement, but unlikely to make headline news. That’s because the participants are no political stalwarts but ordinary Mindanao folks. And even if they are given the hype, the skeptics will be there thinking that the goal of these undertakings is simply impossible.

 

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Bacolod Stakes, SM Feature Family History Exhibit

Bacolod Stakes, SM Feature Family History Exhibit

For Madame Josefa A. Puentevella, wife of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, the invitation to speak during the opening ceremony of the Family History Exhibit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought back fond memories of visiting the Church’s Family History Center. She recalled how she visited the center several years ago to search for ancestors’ names in preparation for a family reunion.

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Mormon Helping Hands Serving at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  In the Philippines, Mormon Helping Hands volunteers recently marked their calendars yellow on April 26 as they held a National Day Service.

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3,218 Shelters Built, 620 Carpenters Certified After Typhoon Yolanda

3,218 Shelters Built, 620 Carpenters Certified After Typhoon Yolanda

Elder Brent H. Nielson, area president of the Church in the Philippines said, “The Shelter and Carpentry Graduation is a celebration of Filipino resiliency.  The typhoon may have damaged many things but never the Filipino resolve to rise above the challenges around him.  Many things have been accomplished after Yolanda.  We will continue to serve our brothers and sisters as we follow the teaching of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to help others.”   

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Peace Camp 2014

Peace Camp 2014

Despite busy summer schedules, single adult representatives from Islam, Evangelical Christians and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints managed to put together a one day Peace Camp full of fun, friendship and activities which made them get to know each other and to find commonalities despite religious differences.

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