Dodong Gul­las to hold feed­ing in Car­car City

The Freeman - - NEWS -

An awe-in­spir­ing experience wit­ness­ing the ex­huma­tion and in­ter­ment of the re­mains of Arch­bishop Te­ofilo Camomot has prompted Jose “Dodong” Gul­las to ini­ti­ate a pro­gram, which the lat­ter con­sid­ers the clos­est to the heart of the late Ce­buano prelate.

Gul­las, who will cel­e­brate his 84th birth­day on Fe­bru­ary 1, said he will hold a feed­ing pro­gram on Jan­uary 28, Sun­day.

The pro­gram tar­gets to gather at least 500 in­di­gent chil­dren from barangays Pobla­cion II and Val­ladolid in Car­car City, the birth­place and rest­ing place of Camomot.

Gul­las said the feed­ing pro­gram will serve as a gift or of­fer­ing to Camomot, whom Gul­las deeply ven­er­ates for his renowned virtues and great acts of compassion and gen­eros­ity es­pe­cially for the poor.

“By na­ture, Arch­bishop Camomot is very gen­er­ous to the poor. Be­cause of him, it is also my de­sire to do the same. If I can do some­thing for the less for­tu­nate, I will be happy. I also wish to plant good­ness and kind­ness here in Earth,” said Gul­las, who sits as The FREE­MAN chair­man.

“(I thought of this be­cause) I was deeply touched last Jan­uary 3 and 4 when I was able to wit­ness a once in a life­time mo­ment,” he said.

He was re­fer­ring to the ex­huma­tion of Camomot’s skele­tal re­mains at the moth­er­house of Daugh­ters of Saint Teresa, the re­li­gious con­gre­ga­tion which the prelate founded and still ac­tive up to this day.

Af­ter the re­mains were ex­am­ined, they were trans­ferred and in­terred at the nearby mu­seum built in his honor. The mu­seum named Do­mus Te­ofilo or House of Te­ofilo also houses the per­sonal ef­fects and writ­ten ac­counts of Camomot.

Gul­las said he wanted to hold the feed­ing pro­gram at the DST moth­er­house in Barangay Val­ladolid on the 28th.

The pro­gram ben­e­fi­cia­ries will be iden­ti­fied by the DST sis­ters.

More­over, Gul­las re­cently met with the clos­est rel­a­tives of Camomot, in­form­ing them about his feed­ing pro­gram and also to get to know them.

The pro­gram will be part of the an­nual “Halad Pasala­mat” of the Jose R. Gul­las Foun­da­tion, which of­fers var­i­ous outreach pro­grams and char­i­ta­ble projects es­pe­cially for those in need.

A day be­fore the sched­uled feed­ing pro­gram, the foun­da­tion will of­fer anew free den­tal and med­i­cal ser­vices, in­clud­ing al­ter­na­tive medicine like acu­pres­sure or re­flex­ol­ogy on Jan­uary 27 at UV Gul­las Col­lege of Medicine in Barangay Bani­lad, Man­daue City.

May B. Mi­asco/KBQ

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