One of the four priorities of the Province is the promotion of Justice, Peace and Care for Creation (JPCC). As a response, the Dominican Studentate Pastoral Board prepared a program for the studentbrothers to acquaint them regarding the said priority. This summer, the batch 2016 (twelve studentbrothers) worked in a factory in Guiguinto,Bulacan last May 28- June 25, 2017. This summer exposure allowed the student-brothers to experience the life of working inside a factory. There were two factories; BSII (Biosoap Industry Incorporated) and RCI (Refinette Cosmetics Industry) owned by Mr. Michael O. Plana who is an ex-corista.
They were assigned in the production area where they experienced how to make soap, lotion, and cosmetic products. Their religious identity was incognito to avoid the possible different treatment except by some personnel who processed their documents for their employment. They were the 9th batch who had their summer exposure in the same factory since 2008. Luckily, they were able to join the company outing last June 24, at Morong, Bataan.
This month-long factory experience helped the student-brothers realize the reality of difficulty in earning for a living. They were able to know different life stories as they worked and hopefully this would help them in their future ministry to be effective in promoting justice, peace and care for creation.
By Br. Gary A. Ni-og, OP