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manlapay parishAfter five long years of preparation, Birhen sa Consolacion (Our Lady of Consolation) Parish of Barangay Manlapay, Dalaguete will be declared officially as a parish this coming Monday, June 25 2012, to be marked through Canonical Foundation Celebration that will be facilitated by no less than Most Reverend Jose S. Palma, D.D., archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Church leaders and political personalities of Cebu to be led by Gov. Gwen Garcia are expected to show their presence in the said infrequent occasion.  Attendance to the religious event will also be anticipated from the political leaders of Manlapay’s neighboring towns – Argao, Badian, and Moalboal.

The town’s fourth parish, after San Guillermo de Aquitania of Poblacion (1711), Sta. Monica of Cawayan (1952), and San Isidro Labrador of Mantalongon (1958) parishes, is comprised of the barangays of Manlapay, Maloray, Bulak, and Salug of Dalaguete; adjacent barangays of Balaas, Linut-od, Butong, Calagasan, and Tulang of Argao; and Badian’s Santicon.

Rev. Fr. Froilan M. Bejoc, Parochial Vicar of San Isidro Labrador Parish of Mantalongon and who have been specially assigned in Manlapay’s preparation for its parish erection, will historically be the new parish’ first priest.

Manlapay, Maloray, Bulak, and Salug were previously part of San Isidro Labrador Parish in which, after the Canonical Establishment of a parish in Manlapay, will be down to 10 barangays.

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