On August 15, 2017, 5:30 PM, the Santo Domingo Convent launched the Our Lady of the Rosary La Naval Foundation, Inc. The launching started with the blessing of the newly renovated La Naval office and the unveiling of the signage of the foundation. Br. Napoleon Sipalay Jr., OP, the Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation, welcomed the benefactors and guests. Mrs. Gilda Resurrecion, a professor at Ateneo de Manila Graduate School, presented an overview of the foundation and the projects it proposes. Br. Roland Mactal, OP, the Prior of Santo Domingo Convent and the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, gave the closing remarks. He thanked the benefactors and devotees who are supportive in this endeavor. The launching was capped by the singing of the Tiples de Santo Domingo, the oldest existing boys choir in the Philippines. A simple dinner followed afterwards.
By Br. Jayson R. Gonzales, OP