Calungsod donors win BMWs, Sorento

Posted on December 20, 2012

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Three lucky donors for the Pedro Calungsod canonization fund will soon drive their brand new luxury vehicles after their names were drawn in last Tuesday’s raffle draw.

Among the winners was Msgr. Achilles Dakay, Cebu Archdiocese media liason officer who will drive home a BMW 1 Series as the second prize winner.

The grand prize winner for the BMW 3 Series is a lucky lady who bought the certificate sold by finance committee member Amado Go while the third prize Kia Sorento went to the owners of a travel agency, Federico and Elizabeth Reyes.

However the three haven’t brought home the cars yet because taxes and registrations have to be settled first.

The winners were drawn from the donors of the Pedro Calungsod canonization fund who purchased an art piece created by internationally renowned Cebuano industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Each commemorative art piece cost P25,000.

“The second prize, BMW 1 Series was won by Msgr. Dakay (which is) not surprising as he sold over 60 certificates,” says Marlinda Angbetic-Tan, chairperson for the special events committee for Calungsod canonization.

Tan said that they were able to give away 400 certificates to donors who bought the commemorative sculptural piece.

“Our rationale for the project was to involve more Catholics in the canonization process, not just as bystanders… We will be able to give about P3 million to the canonization funds,” Tan told Cebu Daily News.

The special events committee prepared 1,500 art pieces of Cobonpue, 300 were prepared for the major sponsors. /Marian Z. Codilla, Senior Reporter

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