Bishop Angel Lagdameo - Filipino People Extended Their Hands in Caring for the Aulacese Refugees
In this ceremony, the "Shining World Leadership Award" was also presented to Bishop Angel Lagdameo, in recognition of the Catholic Church's outstanding efforts in providing the much needed support and care for the Aulacese refugees throughout their plight in the Philippines, and for inspiring love and compassion in others. (For their loving actions, please refer to News #175 "Series of Shining World Leadership" section.)
The 82-year-old Father James Reuter received the Award and Master's Award Letter on behalf of Bishop Ladgameo. He also told a story about the Aulacese refugees. He said they were very good people, they loved peace and worked hard, and no one would regret taking them and allowing them to settle in the Philippines. It was also a very moving moment.