December 9, 2017 (Fr. Albert Tulang, OSM/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine) Five Servite deacons of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate were ordained as priests on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December 08, 2017 at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Shrine by Most Rev. Pedro Arigo, Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa Palawan. They are Rev. Vincent Ma. Badongen, Rev. Albert Ma. Tulang, Rev. Bryan Ma. Eala, Rev. Robert Ma. Solis and Rev. Rubenson Ma. Cardona.
The solemn Eucharistic celebration and ordination started at 9 am in the morning with Bishop Arigo as main celebrant together with the priests as concelebrants and two deacons. Many religious sisters and brothers specially the Servites and other congregations graced the event with their presence, unwavering support and unceasing payers.
During the homily, Bishop Arigo reminded the candidate and the faithful of the identity of the priest, that he is an Alter Christus who acts in the person of Christ of which he, the Lord now lives in the life of the priest and with it the corresponding responsibility of being configured to him in everything. It was indeed a day of thanksgiving and gladness to God specially for the newly ordained, the whole Servite family, their families, relatives and friends for the gift of the priesthood bestowed upon those whom God has chosen to be his own.