The fiesta was held at White Eagle Banquet and Restaurant in Niles, Illinois, October 3, 2008

Dipolognons all over Chicagoland convened at the venue above to celebrate the fiesta honoring Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. It is a parallel fiesta being celebrated also in Dipolog City, Philippines. The affair was considered one of the largest indoor event of Filipinos in attendance in the Midwest.

The fiesta started with the praying of the holy rosary presided by Rev. Fr. Manuel Duterte and the first decade by Althea Miranda, 2ndby Mary Ann Lim, 3rd by Emilio Ramirez, Jr., the 4th by Marilou Pellerin Tate and the 5th by Cyndril Carreon Palencia.

After the praying of the rosary followed by the Holy Mass which is concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Manuel Recera –celebrant and Rev. Fr. Mauel Duterte, Rev. Fr. Nemesio Sayon, Rev. Fr. Gem Bandivas and Rev. Fr. Allan Lastimosa.

A short program followed and emceed by Des Lee and Joy Yumol. A video presentation of the 6 years of successful fiesta celebration in Illinois and the progress of the ongoing project, a retreat house  under construction in Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte which is funded by the money raise through the holding of the fiesta. A plaque was also presented to dipolognons who contributed to make  the 6 years successful fiesta celebration. A sumptuous meals and dance dance dance all-night.

Joyce Villanueva Ramirez in charge of the tickets sales is at the entrance desk to make everything accoding to plan.

Attendees at the entrance waiting for the turn for the ushers to get them to their table

Meantime the praying of the rosary has started. Mary Ann Limm at podium to recite the 2nd decade of the rosary

Cris Tan for the next decade

Neria Relanpagos for the concluding prayers

Righza Mirah Lacaya is getting reading for the mass

Evelyn and Gina busy ushering people to their seats

While Paping is bothering people who are working

Charit, Perla and Douglas getting ready for the mass

Same with Dads Luayon and Milali Frias

The Choir is ready led by Jun Ramirez and Dodong Calimutan

Perla and her guest

Leo and Nene Teano

Everybody is getting ready her Raizal Mareeh, Wayne Tate, Jr. and KP Daarol
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