The city of Zamboanga is preparing with a series of activities both at the civic and religious levels for it Patronal Fiesta.

October 12 is the day of the city Fiesta celebrated in honor of the “la Virgen del Pilar, Nana del atun y Patrona del Ciudad”.

Saturday, October 8, was “PIME Day” at the Pilar Shrine.  Father Nevio Vigano, PIME, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Transfiguration, was the celebrant at the Novena Mass while Father Giulio F. Mariani, PIME, Euntes Center Director, was the Preacher. In spite of “malakas na ulan” that accompanied us all the way, the usual large crowd of devotees attended the Mass.

Among the devotees of the Shrine, “pilgrims” to the Novena was the Euntes community which was sorely missed this year.

Yesterday, Sunday, October 10, it was the day of the colourful REGATTA which saw the participation of 125 boats.   Happy Fiesta to all Zamboangeños!

(see slide photos of Regatta 2011)

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Ist Kidney Transplant in Zamboanga City

October 1, 2011 will go down as a very special day in the annuals of history of the Zamboanga Peninsula and Zamboanga City.

This was the day the first kidney transplant was launched at the Western Mindanao Medical Center (WMMC).

Sister Roselle Sabud, OND and Fr. Giulio F. Mariani, PIME took part in the launching as they are members of the WMMC Kidney Transplant Ethics Committee as Religious Consultants.

(See some photos)

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