Abucay Mayor Liberato P. Santiago, Jr. has donated some 3.3 hectare of land for the establishment of Diocese Shrine of Divine Mercy in Barangay Gabon of the said town.
The donation papers were endorsed by Abucay Municipal Administrator Engr. Ernesto Vergara during the groundbreaking ceremonies on Monday for the establishment of Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy. The groundbreaking was preceded by a holy eucharistic mass celebrated by Bishop Ruperto Santos.
Also present during the event were businessman Virgilio C.Ignacio, Estelita Ignacio, municipal and barangay officials, and members of religious sectors.
In his homily, Bishop Santos said the shrine site is going to be called “Bundok ng Awa.” He thanked the couple Mayor Liberato and Ana Santiago for their generosity in donating the land well-ensconced in mountain ranges in Gabon.