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BY: Erwin Beleo



Photo by: Clifford Mercado

Today marks a momentous event in the People’s City as we welcome our newly installed spiritual father, Most. Rev. Daniel Presto the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of San Fernando de La Union.



He was greeted with a civic reception in front of the City Hall by the different provincial and city officials led by Gov. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III, Mayor Hermenegildo “Dong” Gualberto and La Union 1st District Rep. Pablo C. Ortega.

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Mayor Dong, along with the Sangguniang Panlungsod handed over a symbolic key to Bishop Presto signifying the city’s appreciation to his leadership and a commitment to always be guided by the example of Christ.

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It was followed by a Canonical Installation held at St. William the Hermit Cathedral. Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan spearheaded the ceremonial turn-over of the miter and crosier, the traditional ceremonial attire of the bishop.  Aside from Villegas, several members of the clergy, nuns, and devotees from different part of Luzon came together to witness the blessed ceremony.


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