Enthronement and Dedication of Our Lady of Philermos at the Ina ng Laging Saklolo Church
September 12, 2015 – The Order celebrated the Enthronement of the image of Our Lady of Philermos, Patroness of the Order of Malta at the Mother of Perpetual Help Church to the Order of Malta in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City.
Doña Teresita Tambunting Liboro, a member of The Order of Malta Philippines, her husband Andres, and brother Jose Paraiso Tambunting, built the Ina ng Laging Saklolo Church in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, for the poor in December 1998. They worked with the late architect Gabriel Formoso who offered his services pro bono. The church was built with the approval and guidance of Jaime Cardinal Sin and Archbishop Socrates Villegas.
In coordination with Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza, Parish Priest of Church of the Ina ng Laging Saklolo, Doña Teresita Tambunting Liboro invited the Order of Malta Philippines to celebrate with them.
The Eucharistic celebration was officiated by His Excellency Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches. He was assisted by Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza.
Present were lector and commentator Doña Delza Lazatin, member of the Order of Malta, Doña Mercedes Tuason and Dr. Leopoldo Lazatin, president of the Order of Malta Philippines who donated the image of Our Lady of Philermos; Ambassador Odelia G. Arroyo and Don Ernest Rufino, Malta past president; Don Oscar Ledesma and Doña Trining Panicucci; and Don Domingo Mapa, members of Malta.
Mass offerers were Milagros Tambunting Puyat and Jose Paraiso Tambunting; Nancy and Antonio Tambunting, Jr., Ambassador Jesus P. and Margarita Tambunting; Margarita T. Ongsiako Climaco and Daniel Mota, Order of Malta candidate; Andres Lopez Liboro and Teresita Tambunting Liboro.