Tabontabon, Leyte legislative council to pass resolution naming Pope Francis 'Superpope'

January 25, 2015 12:24 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 24 — A member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tabon-Tabon, Leyte has sponsored a resolution naming Pope Francis, “Superpope.”

Councilor Nestor Abrematea, newly installed council member and sponsor of the resolution, said he would like to honor the courage and compassion of the Holy Father for visiting their province despite the threat of typhoon Amang.

The local official was optimistic about the immediate passage of the resolution due to the impact of the Pope’s visit in the Archdiocese of Palo.

Tabontabon is located some 45 kilometers south of Tacloban City.

On the other hand, Vice-Mayor Jerry “Sambo” Yaokasin, together with the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tacloban, passed a resolution expressing deep gratitude to Pope Francis for visiting Tacloban.

“It is the city government’s gesture of expressing gratefulness to Pope Francis for the inspiration he gave to the victims of Yolanda and the joy and comfort he gave to those still grieving,” he said in an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website.

Yaokasin said they will send a copy of the resolution to the Vatican through Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto and Palo Archbishop John Du.

The resolution, which was passed on Jan. 22, also expressed Taclobanons’ gratefulness that of all the cities in the Visayas and Mindanao, Pope Francis chose to visit Tacloban.

The council also appreciated the Holy Father’s comment during a press conference aboard “Shepherd One” on his flight back to Rome, that the moment that most moved him during his visit to the Philippines was his visit to Tacloban. (PNA)

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