BINYAGAN SA BAYAN

At least 300 children receive the Sacrament of Baptism at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral on December 12 during a mass baptism dubbed as ‘Binyagan sa Bayan’, a project of the city under Mayor Belen T. Fernandez in partnership with the Church and the Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan headed by Perla Tañedo.  Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop the Most Reverend Socrates B. Villegas (left) performed the sacrament to the children while Mayor Belen stood as principal sponsor.  The Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan gave grocery items for the newly-baptized children as gift. (CIO photo by Arriz Fruelda)