Makati, Manila, Philippines, 28 April 2023 -- On 23 April 2023, ADMA members in the Philippines convened for the General Council Meeting and celebration of ADMA's Foundation Day. This was held in Roozen Hall, St. John Bosco Parish in Makati City attended by around 110 members.
Annually, the officers from different chapters in the Philippines gather to report on updates and status of their respective groups. Even those who were not able to attend have submitted reports, such as those from Pangasinan, Pampanga and Tarlac, including ADMA FIS Delegate and Spiritual Animator, Fr. Godofredo Atienza SDB. Likewise, the national council office reported on past and future plans for the association.
ADMA members from different districts (Laguna, Manila, Paranaque,Pasay) were well represented. Members from potential chapters: Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Laguna, St. John Bosco Parish in Makati and Maria Ausiliatrice in Manila also attended the meeting.
The formation was given by Sr. Mary Jude Alcance, FMA’s Delegate to ADMA. Sr. Jude reminded everyone to revisit the ADMA regulations especially Article 4, on the Personal Commitment of Members.
In the Holy Mass dedicated for the deceased and sick members, we prayed in a special way for the eternal peace of the soul of +Rheena May Lim (1971–2023). She was the national president from 2017 until our Heavenly Father called her home on 3 April 2023. Fr. Cris Magbitang, SDB, ADMA FIN Delegate and Spiritual Animator, presided the Holy Mass.