In the July-August 2008 issue of Misyon we featured an article by Richelle Verdeprado, then studying for a degree in Social Work at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) in Bacolod City, A Child Redeemed is a Generation Saved. We also published this as a video, with Richelle reading her own article.
Fr Hector Suano, now in charge of Mission Promotion and Fundraising for the Columbans in the Philippines, was moved to make a video about Richelle herself. Instead of Pulong ng Editor we present here Father Hector’s video, using the version with subtitles in English. Richelle speaks in her own language, Hiligaynon, while Sr Alma Alovera TC speaks in Cebuano. We also have a version with subtitles in Spanish.
This video shows the struggles of the Subanen indigenous people in Midsalip against mining company destroying forest reserve and ancestral lands. This is produced by John Din, a Columban lay missionary.