September 26, 2014 – Br Eugenio Juanilo P. Lopez,OFMCap., Provincial Minister of the Capuchin Philippine Province, visited Sanctuario de San Francisco in Laguit Padilla, Bugallon, Pangasinan. It is the newest fraternity of the Capuchins in the Philippines consisting of four (4) professed friars: Br Mario Mortalla,OFMCap (Guardian), Br Hilario Kapitbahay,OFMCap (Vicar/ PN4 Director), Br Michael Angelo Flores,OFMCap and Br Ryan Labasa,OFMCap. The newly renovated friary is a house of presence and a formation house. The brothers manage a small farm while living among farmers and it is also where the brothers preparing for definitive profession spend their final year of initial formation. The Provincial Minister’s visit was also the occasion for the installation of Br. Mario Mortalla as guardian of the house and also the bless the new friary. Br Eugenio was accompanied by the Capuchin Medical Mission Team who will be giving medical services for the poor in the area on September 27, 2014.