Utzurrum: Pianist Dr. Santamaria performs here Nov. 23

Chinggay V. Utzurrum

INTERNATIONAL concert pianist Dr. Ingrid Sala-Santamaria, with a popular quartet, and soprano Zsarie Vidal, will perform on Saturday, Nov. 23, 6 p.m. at the Sinulog Ballroom of City Sports Club Cebu.

The dinner-concert titled “Noche de Musica” will be presented by the Brothers of St. John for a truly noble cause: Construction of the Sugbo Mission House. Their vision is to have a city where young people can grow in their faith, and develop the best of their talents for the service of others. Their dream? To have a city where people can listen to God’s voice in their lives and to have a place where hope brings joy and help for the needy. No need to travel far! Cebu can be this city!

After 25 years here, the community of brothers has grown, and they now face two challenges: The formation of young brothers, and the apostolic mission. These require that they build a house soon, accessible to the people they want to serve. Thus, the Sugbu Mission House in Tabo-an, Cebu City.

Details of this mission will be expanded further during the dinner/concert on Nov. 23. Be there!

For more information, please call Br. Benedict Charbel at (0998) 386-8922 or Fr. Steban at (0942) 297-8479.


Birthday wishes go to grand lady (habla Español) Socorro Cermeno-Valencia who turned all of 80-something years old!

Coring, as she’s fondly called, was at home to her large family: Children, in-laws, grandchildren etc.

Many happy returns, Coring!


It was lunch galore at Casino Español de Cebu for visiting former Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom in Cebu, Moya Jackson, who gave us a never-ending update of life in the UK!

Lunch host Don Jaime Picornell and I were absolutely rolling in laughter throughout the meal!