News bits from around the Philippines

SOUTHERN MINDANAO BIBLE COLLEGE GRADUATION
Brother Dencio Solis (PBC ATh graduate) reports that the Southern Mindanao Bible College alumni will have a homecoming on April 3-4 at the college campus which adjoins the Le Reve Resort in Makilala, Cotabato.

Brother Ferdinand Guillermo (PBC ATh graduate), currently Director of the Southern Mindanao Bible College, reports that 14 students will be certified as graduates in the April 5 graduation program in Makilala. Coinciding with the graduation program, congregations in Cotabato and Davao come together for joint worship and fellowship to witness the graduation and certification of young people who come from nearby local churches.

PHILIPPINE BIBLE COLLEGE
In Baguio City, 10 young people were awarded the Associate in Theology certificate at Philippine Bible College. Brother Eliseo Tangunan (ATh ’82) was after-dinner speaker in the graduation banquet at the Hotel Veniz in the downtown area.

PHILIPPINE THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Brethren Rogelio Bernardo and Ruben Mendoza (PBC BTh graduates) teach at the Philippine Theological College now operating in its new campus at Bugallon, Pangasinan. Graduation day is April 4. Carl Walker, president of the college is currently visitng in Pangasinan.

EASTERN PANGASINAN CHURCHES FELLOWSHIP
Twelve congregations in Eastern Pangasinan sent representatives to the 2009 first quarter fellowship held last March 29th at the Sobol Elementary School auditorium in Sobol, Asingan, Pangasinan. Brethren Solomon Devera and Eusebio Tanicala were the guests speakers (PBC ATh & BTh graduates respectively) . Jhun Libag (PBC ATh graduate) helps minister in this congregation in Sobol.

ILOCANDIA CHURCHES FELLOWSHIP
Congregations in Northern Luzon will send representatives on April 8-10 to participate in the “Panagkakadua 2009” (Fellowship 2009) in Baguio City. Speakers and lecturers include several PBC alumni like Ephraim de Castro, Sammy Nisperos, Jun Patricio, Roger Nonog, John Quiniones, Teofilo Alcayde, and Eusebio Tanicala.

Ken Wilkey, Bob Buchanan and Felix Bravo, all former directors of PBC are also assigned topics to discuss.

ILOCO MAGAZINE ‘SADIRI’ STAFF MEETING
Staff members of the Iloco magazine “Sadiri” will meet in the afternoon of April 8 in Baguio City to map out strategies for the paper to continue on serving the Ilocandia congregations. Staff members are mostly PBC alumni like Roger Nonog, Nic Graneta, Jovencio Gundayao, Rolly Nonog, Adolfo Braga, Samson Nisperos, and Eusebio Tanicala among others.

MANNA CORPORATION
Investors and incorporators of the Manna Company will meet in the afternoon of April 10th. The assembly will determine whether to continue operation or not.

PBCAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Philippine Bible College Alumni Association (PBCAA) members will hold the annual general assembly in the morning of April 11th, Saturday, in Baguio. Alumni and immediate family members are encourage to enrol and be covered by the group insurance arranged for with the Malayan Insurance Company.

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