Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, through Fr. Nonie Dolor, chair of the Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media, is calling for a press conference to brief media on the pilgrimage churches for the Centennial Year 2010. The date is set for November 28, Saturday, 9:00 am at his residence in Lipa City. There are more than twenty churches/shrines and chapels to be declared pilfrimage sites for the whole centennial celebrations. The Archbishop is set to formally announce this to the faithful of the Archdiocese during the evening mass of the same day, marking the First Sunday of Advent.
He is expected to read the decree from the Vatican, granting the extraordinary privileges granted to the faithful for this “year of grace”. The Mass is also to be broadcast live via DWAL-FM 95.9 Radyo Totoo, the “evangelization radio” of the Archdiocese of Lipa.
Local media led by the officers and members of the Batangas Newswriters Association and the Batangas Press Club, including the staff of Ulat Batangan, the Archdiocesan newspaper, and the two radio stations of the archdiocese — 99.1 Spirit-FM and Radyo Totoo — have confirmed their attendance. National media outfits, including ABS-CBN and GMA, through their local correspondents, also confirmed their attendance to this live-broadcast press conference. CBCP news also said it will send their top writers for this important confab.
Aside from the Archbishop, Rev. Fr. Jojo Mendoza and REv. Fr. Bert Cabrera will make the presentations and Fr. Oscar Andal will head the reception. Fr. Nonie Dolor will moderate the open forum.