Productivity and development need to be balanced with integrity, honesty, faith and trust in God and love for His people. This was essence of the message of His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his talk during the BCBP’s Grand National Breakfast Anniversary Celebration this morning, August 28, 2013, at the Grand Ballroom of Fairmont Hotel, Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City. About 1,000 BCBP members from Southern Tagalog Regions I and II, Metro Manila South and North Regions and guests laughed, applauded and enjoyed every minute of Cardinal “Chito’s” interaction with them.
The BCBP Breakfast program, emceed by Bro Joey Avellana, opened with welcome remarks by BCBP’s President Manny Jimenez, followed by acknowledgment of guests and first-timers and the BCBP Video Presentation. Bro Serge dela Fuente introduced Cardinal “Chito”; Bro Bobby Atendido gave the scriptural response and closing prayer. Throughout the breakfast everyone joined the SM6 Music Ministry in the joyful BCBP songs.
Before the BCBP’s closing song “One Family”, Bro Manny Jimenez presented Cardinal “Chito” with the BCBP’s token of appreciation, a set of BCBP books, Evangelizing Presence: Caring for Life, and Evangelizing Presence: Living the Moral Life Today, and the grateful love offerings from all those present.
The cardinal’s message and a video and pictures of the breakfast will be posted soon on this website. Abangan! To God be the glory!