“He would fight for their (his people’s) benefits.”
Thus said Rev. Fr. Rex Salvilla, CICM, executive secretary of the University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao’s President, during the general necrological service of the late SMU President Rev. Fr. John van Bauwel, CICM, held at Saint Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel, May 9.
Fr. Rex who was also the former Provincial Superior of CICM Philippines, was one of the 10 speakers who gave tribute to Fr. John.
Rev. Fr. Renillo H. Sta. Ana, CICM, SMU president, thru Dr. John Octavious Palina, was also quoted saying Fr. John contributed so much to the existence of SMU’s tradition of excellence, innovation and communion where passion for Christ’s mission was given importance above all.
The remains of Fr. John will be travelled today to Baguio City for the burial on May 12.