Villar SIPAG unveils Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - August 20, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A project of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG), the corporate social responsibility arm of Vista Land, it is in honor of the Spanish Recollect who served as the parish priest of Las Piñas from 1876 to 1879. His bone relics will be housed in the church.

The church is designed by architect Claude Edwin Andrews and started construction in May 2011. It is located in the compound of the headquarters of Villar SIPAG, C5 Extension Road in Las Piñas.

The 700-seat church will be column-free, eliminating obstructions in viewing the altar from any point within the church.

The interiors of the Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno was done by Arch. Joey Amistoso.

There is a museum about the life and times of San Ezequiel Moreno so that the churchgoers will get to know the patron saint of cancer patients.

Church construction is part of Villar SIPAG’s advocacy with churches and religious organizations in partnership with Vista Land. The two will construct places of worship in various communities across the Philippines. Santuario de San Ezekiel is the first in Metro Manila. Last year, San Vicente Ferrer Church was inaugurated in Cagayan de Oro City. Early this year, Saint Pio Church was also inaugurated in Savannah City in Iloilo.

The following churches are also slated for completion: Church in Vista City, Alabang and a Swiss-inspired church at Crosswinds in Tagaytay. Churches will also be constructed in other parts of Luzon, namely: Camella Provence in Malolos, Bulacan; Maia Alta in Antipolo, Rizal; Camella Tierra Nevada in General Trias, Cavite; and Plantacion Meridienne in Lipa, Batangas. Other churches will likewise rise in Vista Land communities in the Visayas, particularly at the Azienda in Cebu.

CAMELLA PROVENCE CAMELLA TIERRA NEVADA CHURCH CLAUDE EDWIN ANDREWS EXTENSION ROAD GENERAL TRIAS JOEY AMISTOSO LAS PI MAIA ALTA VISTA LAND
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