The San Lorenzo Ruiz Chinese-Filipino Catholic Community, in partnership with the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), held a Musical Lenten Recollection featuring the My Journey Goes On: Songs and Reflections from the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey in Cagayan de Oro last Saturday, March 9, 2013.
“We were truly blessed to be invited by the San Lorenzo Ruiz Community to bring the album to CDO,” shared Mr. Rafael C. Lopa, NCAF President and Executive Director, “The Foundation was warmly received, and we look forward to bringing more of our formation programs to CDO in the future.”
The Lenten recollection was given by Fr. Jessel Gerard “JBoy” Gonzales, SJ with reflection points from Ms. Princess Ubay-Ubay, President-elect of the Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Student Government and graduate of the Journey program (Batch 6), Mr. Roger Tan from the San Lorenzo Ruiz Community, and Mr. Lopa of NCAF.
Songs from the album were also performed during the recollection by the NCAF Music Ministry, with female vocals provided by Ms. Quimberly Villamer, the 1st Jesse M. Robredo Awardee for Socio-Civic Service and also a Journey graduate (Batch 4).
My Journey Goes On is produced by Mr. Lopa and NCAF Board of Trustee Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ, the popular Jesuit composer, and arranged by Mr. John Paulo Reyes of the Bukas Palad Ministry. The album features the NCAF Music Ministry and some Journey graduates.
The songs and reflections points, both featured prominently during the Journey weekends, are arranged around sound bites from speeches of former Sen. Ninoy and Pres. Cory Aquino themselves on their experiences as leaders.
You may get a copy of the album, My Journey Goes On, for a minimum donation of PhP 250.00.