BLESSING OF PDDM RT-PCR TEST CENTER
The Bishop of Cubao, Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco blessed the PDDM CARES RT-PCR Testing Office and Booth located at Alberione Center in Quezon City last January 25, 2021, Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
The Swab RT-PCR Testing Center is one of the new initiatives of the Disciples of the Divine Master Philippine-Taiwan-Hong Kong Province in response to the present needs in this time of the pandemic. It is one expression of the congregation's Charity and Restoration of the Environment Services (PDDM CARES). The center which is in collaboration with the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) now serves priests and religious who are traveling for their mission.
Early on, two PDDM sisters of medical profession--Sr. M. Lilibeth Bernaldez and Sr. M. Cheryl Celeste were trained by Bro. Arvin Zarsata, a seminarian of the Diocese of Cubao who at the same time a registered Medical Technologist and affiliated with the Lung Center of the Philippines, on the proper practice of this particular apostolate.
During the blessing, Bishop Ongtioco affirmed this initiative of the PDDM with the words of Jesus in the Gospel, "whatever you do for these brothers and sisters of mine, you also do to me." Also, he thanked the sisters for opting to serve and participate in the healing ministry of Christ.
As we thank God for this blessing, we also thank the people who support the PDDM Sisters especially Bro. Arvin Zarsata, Dr. Angela Garcia, Dr. Treah May Suacillo-Sayco and the Lung Center of the Philippines in making this specific ministry a reality.