Then last July 4th, I was again with the Bishop attending the General Assembly and Annual Meeting of BBC at Asian Institute of Management. Our Executive Director, Mr. Willie Bleza, and I, were asked by the BBC National Co-chair, HOn. Vicente Paterno, to be there to attend the facilitators meeting. We were there the night before and we were billeted at the AIM Center. The following morning, we attended the General Assembly. There were archbishops and bishops in attendance and of course, prominent business and sectoral leaders. Archbishop Arguelles chaired the South Luzon workshop which we facilitated. It turned out that I was on-the-spot-unofficial photographer of this event.
Before that, June 26-27, saw me attend the anti-corruption workshop --- again at the instance of the Archbishop. Ms. Emy Castillo and Rev. Bubot Hernandez, newly designated assistant director of Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Center, joined the Archbishop at the Communications Foundation for Asia. There I met up with old friends from media and the academe, and made new ones, e.g. Atty. Simeon Marcelo, the former Ombusman, Mrs. Heidi Mendoza, a former COA auditor that made headlines as she was the one who audited Gen. Garcia, General Samuel Tucay of the PNP Training Academy, Pampanga Governor Eddie Panlilio (who remember me as we have previously met at the UST Central seminary Homecoming, when I was ALPA president). Again, this in view of our BBC in the Archdiocese as Good Governance is one of our concerns.
Have just finished our Catholic Media Network General Assembly at the National Office of Mass Media. Fr. Jim Reuter was so happy to see his old protege. In fact, he asked me to take the minutes of the meeting during the last day -- something he rarely does, and he does it only with me (that's what his staff also affirmed, saying that Fr. Jim knows I have mastered his style of minute taking). Fr. Ilde Dimaano was with me and that July 10 was his birthday. I treated him to dinner at Rockwell. Joining us were Ogie Fabie and DJ Raynuts and my driver Jun. I was briefed by Fr. Ilde and Ogie regarding the development in our project -- a new FM radio and we were already in the process of putting up the Tower at Sto. Domingo, Batangas City (a high place in the mountains, which I have visited already).
Yesterday, July 15, I was at UST to attend to the Alumni Board meeting. The meeting was so longgggg!
That's it, folks! And I still have to attend to the daily nitty-gritty of Pater Putativus Publishing House. Oh yeah, I have started to meet the homeowners officers at Villa San Jose for our community building.
These are all God's work not mine! I am only his instrument, truly unworthy servant who is trying hard to come up to the Master's expectation! This alone keeps me on my feet, alive and kicking!
If the Lord does not build the house . . . .