IPAO FIESTA 2010

It was a short vacation and I'm just happy to be home.

Last May 1, we had the chance to attend the 120th Annual Fiesta Celebration of the Patron St. Joseph the Worker in San Policarpio, a barangay of the City of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines.

St. Joseph the Worker Parish (taken during the eve of fiesta)
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the church extension project is currently under construction
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On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the mass was officiated by Most Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez D.D. (Bishop of Calbayog) with seven young priests, visiting priests and diocesan clergies as concelebrants.

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This year's Hermanos and Hermanas Mayores are Mr. and Mrs. Jose "Joe" S. Raz Jr. and Engr. & Mrs. Bernabe A. Ramos.

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An overflow crowd of parishioners attended the mass.

inside the church
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outside
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the patron saint, St. Joseph the Worker
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Food stubs were earlier distributed to the public in exchange for a packed lunch and juice provided by the hermanos and hermanas mayores.

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A luncheon at the Raz Residence followed.

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3 comments:

  1. beautiful, .....it's rare to have posting pictures of ipao fiesta on net. good job asian traveler..... viva señor san jose.....

    -river raft

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  2. Hi June! Are you a native of Ipao on vacation there? Or are u just an intrepid traveler who got lost in Ipao? I'm a native of Ipao & really surprised to find this article accidentally! I was actually looking for SPCS, my Alma Mater! I was there myself and I know the people in ur photos - family! We were gazing at your photos, wondering who u are?

    13K10

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  3. Hi 13k10,

    I'm not a native of Ipao. But I do have an elder sister there who got married a good-looking Calbayognon.;)

    May I know who is 13k10?

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