Bohol bishop thanks ‘Pedrito’ buyers for generosity

TAGBILARAN City—The Bishop of Tagbilaran expressed his gratitude to the hundreds of ‘Pedrito’ doll patrons after receiving the first remittance of donations from the sale of the said dolls last week.

“I thank these people who buy these dolls of San Pedro Calungsod…They were not afraid that they would be deceived. They were so generous,” Bishop Leonardo Medroso said in an exclusive interview upon meeting YouthPinoy Vice President Sky Ortigas, who flew to Bohol last week to remit P50,000 in initial donations from the sale of ‘Pedrito’ dolls to the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

Willingness to help 

Bishop Medroso praised ‘Pedrito’ buyers for not just wanting to have a ‘Pedrito’ doll of their own, but for being willing to give money that will “help other people suffering in Bohol.”

This intention, according to him, is admirable and demonstrates Filipinos’ readiness to help others.

“They know that this money of theirs that they used to buy this small [doll] will go to the relief, rehabilitation and restoration of our communities here in Bohol destroyed by the earthquake,” Bishop Medroso added.

Still recovering 

Since the earthquake, everyday life has yet to return to normal with super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ cutting off power and water supply in the province of Bohol.

At present, the city of Tagbilaran enjoys water and electricity rationing, while the power situation in nearby towns like Calape, Loon and others is expected to stabilize within a month with most areas suffering from daily brown outs.

Online orders for ‘Pedrito’ may still be made through http://youthpinoy.com/home/order-your-own-pedrito-doll/.

From the P650.00 sale price of one ‘Pedrito’, P100.00 goes to the restoration and rehabilitation of Bohol.

For more information, email pedritodolls@gmail.com [Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz]