MANILA, Dec. 4, 2011—A new set of officers for the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (Laiko) were inducted during a thanksgiving Mass held at the Diocesan Center for Evangelization’s Pater Noster Chapel in Muntinlupa City.
Laiko’s newly-elected officers and trustees for the years 2012-2013, led by Atty. Aurora Santiago, a columnist for CBCP Monitor, took their solemn oath of office and commissioning last December 2.
Chairman of CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Laity and Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado led the Holy Mass and induction ceremony.
The officers had an Advent recollection prior their induction ceremony with Bishop Mercado as recollection Master.
The new Laiko officers and trustees are: Atty. Aurora A. Santiago (President), Atty. Jose Tale (Executive Vice President), Mrs. Ma. Julieta Wasan (Vice President for the Ecclesiastical Province of Manila), Dr. Amelita Dayrit-Go (Vice President for Luzon), Ms. Nida Ruiz (Vice President for Visayas), Mr. Solomon Badoy (Vice President for Mindanao), Ms. Gertrudes Bautista (Secretary), Mrs. Estelita Macalaguim (Treasurer), Mrs. Zenaida Capistrano (Auditor), Engr. Victorino Lahoz (PRO), Trustees Mr. Apolinario Carandang, Dr. Romeo Cruz, Sr., Mrs. Maria Isabel Descallar, Mr. Loreto Guinhawa, Mr. Edgardo Malay, Mr. Edgardo Tria Tirona (Ex Oficio Trustee).
At a Christmas party following the induction ceremony, outgoing President Edgardo Tria Tirona was given a plaque of appreciation for his outstanding service to the Church as Board Member and National President of Laiko.
The outgoing Vice President for the Ecclesiastical Province of Manila Manuel Recto and Trustee Judge Candido Villanueva were also cited for their immeasurable contribution to the Church through several years of service at Laiko and selfless offering of time and talents. (CBCPNews)