TAGUIG City, Nov. 28, 2015 – As part of the celebration of the 78th Chaplain Service Foundation Anniversary, the Office of the Army Chief Chaplain Service (OACCS) on Nov. 24 recognized in a simple ceremony outstanding chaplains for contributing “immeasurably to the accomplishment of the Office mission.”
The office, headed by Army Chief Chaplain Fr. Col. Andres Bonifacio Belleza CHS (GSC), awarded Fr. Maj. Juan Jerome C. Daluro as Best Chaplain of the Year 2015 for his exemplary service as Division Chaplain of 9th Infantry (Spear) Division from September 2012 to September 2015.
Meanwhile, Fr. MSg. Mario Baniqued (Inf) Philippine Army (PA), OACCS Chief Clerk was recognized as Best Chaplain Assistant of the Year 2015.
The office also accorded Plaques of Appreciation to Fr. Cpt. Ferdinand Abuyuan “for his improvement of the 7ID Chapel undertaken during his term as Division Chaplain of 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army from June 2013 to September2015”, and to Fr. LtC. Stephen Penetrante for his excellent service as OACCS Chief of Plans and Programs.
The OACCS officially celebrated its foundation anniversary from Nov. 23 to 27.
About a hundred people, including chaplains from all over the country as well as lay collaborators from Couples for Christ’s Order of St. Michael ministry were present at the event, which was held at the Air Force Museum. (Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz / CBCP News)