Sales Agents Carmelita Velez, Rosario Turno, Rollie Tuastomban, William Tura, Julfer Tamparong, Vincent Roy Alinza, Leomedes Ogarte, Nancy Anhao and Branch Cashier Cherry Ann Dinglasa of St. Peter Sindangan Branch went over and beyond the call of duty by arranging the funeral of an abandoned full-term fetus found covered in plastic last June 22, 2016 in a rice field behind Sindangan National Agricultural School in Barangay Goleo, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.
With the approval and support of their Territory Head Mary Ann Plaza, they sought permission from the Sindangan Municipal Police and the local office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to place the baby under the Gift for Angels Program of St. Peter Chapels.
“Ipinaalam ko kay Madam AVP na kukunin ko na lang yung sanggol para mapalibing ng maayos. Bago namin ilibing, si SA2 William Tura ang nagpunta kay Father Mamerto Dollera para magbless at magbinyag sa bata,” said SA2 Velez.
The baby was baptized with the name ‘Angel’. With no family to mourn her demise except for our agents, members of the police force and social workers from DSWD, Baby Angel’s wake lasted only for one day at Lumbo Funeral Homes, one of our servicing mortuaries in Sindangan. She was interred in the morning of the following day, June 23, 2016, at the Sindangan Municipal Cemetery.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program Gift for Angels is aimed at helping to ease the pain of parents who have lost their precious babies at a very early stage of life by giving free memorial services for them little angels of God. In the absence of her parents, we at St Peter Life Plan and Chapels, recognized that Baby Angel is still one of God’s little cherubs who deserve to be buried decently and with dignity.
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. We hope that through this simple act of compassion by our fellow St. Peterians in Sindangan, the rest of us will be inspired to do our own good deeds today and always. Let us emulate these great St. Peterian role models and make a difference in our own communities. Let us stand firm and stay true to our oath. Let the Philippines hear and rely on our battlecry: Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan, St. Peter Maaasahan!