Pastoral Visit in Palawan

A cool, nice home with sawali walls in the province. I cannot call this house as a nipa hut anymore since its roof is no longer nipa. It’s GI sheet roofing with some white plastic ones in some areas for natural light to come in.

After more than 15 years, I was back in Palawan this last weekend of January. I was told that my last visit there was in 2001. During my last visit, my family and I were only able to visit around the city proper of Puerto Princesa but this time, I was able to sleep overnight out in Bahile which is about an hour away from the city proper. It was a quiet and peaceful environment — a nice place to rest and relax.

The sisters. I thought I had plenty of time to photoshoot but then our national director arrived early from Puerto Princesa. So I missed the chance to photoshoot some more haha!

Together with our church’s national director, we went to Palawan to visit our church members in the area and to join in the local church’s first anniversary celebration. There was also a wedding for a young couple which I had the privilege of co-officiating with the national director. We also visited a wake for a church member whose mother died. So we had a chance to comfort the bereaved family. There were 8 baptisms too. I was also able to preach to our brethren in Puerto Princesa.

I have not slept inside a mosquito net for many years now. This reminded me of my boyhood years in my hometown. Amusing. It was fun to sleep in one again.

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