July 18, 2009, saw 270 BCBP members plus 18 first-timers converge at the beach resort of Mayor Pamping Go of Hilongos for Southwestern Leyte’s first Regional Breakfast. They came from all over the region: Palompon, Ormoc, Baybay, Maasin and Sogod, to hear the sharing of BCBP’s national president Larry and Dedith Veloso.
Hilongos outreach head Ed Balamon termed the gathering a 3-in-1 event because after the Breakfast, the 4th Regional Council Meeting followed with the selection of the region’s recommendee for the Regional Council Director (2010-2012) as RCD Minni Dilao’s term ends in December 2009. As the meeting was going on at Marcelino’s Place, the governance of the other chapters and outreaches also held their own meetings. And the wives and other guests toured Hilongos and Hindang and shopped for antique furniture. Some even crossed to the nearby white sands of Canigao Island for a swim.
The 2nd Regional Breakfast is tentatively set in February 2010 to be hosted by the BCBP Palompon Outreach.