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Pamposa appointed new Purisima rector

ROXAS CITY—On June 30, Very Reverend Msgr. Rufino Regie Aleligay Pamposa, P.C. was appointed the sixth rector of Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC) by the Most Rev. Jose F. Advincula, D.D., archbishop of Capiz and chairman of the CPC Board of Trustees.

Succeeding Very Rev. Msgr. Policarpio John Luza, P.C. Pamposa was presented to the CPC Academic Community on July 2, 2014 on the occasion of the Mass of the Holy Spirit and the Formal Opening of the Academic Year 2014–2015.

Pamposa was born in Dao, Capiz on June 21, 1967. After finishing his elementary at Dao Elementary School, he studied high school and obtained a college degree (Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy) at the St. Pius X Seminary.


He then obtained his Licentiate in Philosophy at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila and attended the Angelicum University in Rome to finish his Licentiate in Sacred Theology. Pamposa obtained his Master of Arts in Theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. Before working in CPC, Pamposa was the rector of Sancta Maria Mater et Regina Seminarium in Cagay, Roxas City.

He will be officially installed as rector of CPC on July 15, 2014. (Rev. Fr. Rey A. Villanoy, Jr.)

Published in July 7 - 13

ROXAS CITY—“Di namon problema (ang ambulant vendors sa terminal).”


This was Mayor Angel Alan Celino’s response to the ambulant vendors selling at the vicinity of the Roxas City Integrated Transport Terminal, who have been lobbying to be allowed to sell inside the new terminal.

According to Celino, the vendors are not under the city’s jurisdiction since they are selling inside Pueblo de Panay, which is a commercial cum residential township headed by its president and chief executive officer, Mr. Jose Nery Ong.

According to the vendors, Ong allowed them to sell at the terminal’s premises.


Celino stressed that Ong donated the lot, where the two hectare integrated terminal is situated. The city government availed itself of a loan for the construction of the terminal, which is an economic enterprise for the city.

According to Ms. Carmen Andrade, city economic affairs consultant, the city government’s loan with the United Coconut Planters Bank for the project is P 51-million.


Celino added that the city government had been “compassionate” enough for the past year by letting ambulant vendors sell (for free) at the temporary terminal, which simulated the flow of commuters and vehicles while the actual terminal was still in construction.

Celino said that he already informed the vendors a year ago to prepare for their future once the actual terminal is fully constructed and ready to operate since there would not be a place for them there.

He said that the vendors should have their own initiative in finding an alternative livelihood. However, the city government would not abandon its constituents, but it would not be physically able to serve them at all times, Celino added.

City officials met with Ong last week. The former agreed with the Pueblo executive’s proposal to move the vendors 300 meters away from the actual terminal.

In a memorandum addressed to Celino, Andrade said that the ambulant vendors “pose unfair competition to the lessees.” Andrade added that the city has to protect the interest of the lessees in the terminal.

Celino said he is planning to propose to the Sangguniang Panlungsod council here to convert the unused one hectare of the two-hectare terminal into a wet market. (Ralph John Mijares)

Published in July 7 - 13