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The officially-recognized first mass in the Philippines

Requested from NHCP by Joshua Gaces at 11:43 AM on May 03, 2019.
Purpose: For clarification and class discussion. To eliminate misinformation.
Date of Coverage: 05/03/1990 - 05/03/2019
Tracking no: #NHCP-596620516259

Joshua 11:43 AM, May 03, 2019

Hi I would like to know where is the officially-recognized first mass in the Philippines.

In our class, we can't agree whether its Butuan or Limasawa.

Henry 02:15 PM, May 03, 2019

May 3, 2019

Dear Joshua,

Thank you for your request dated May 03, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for The officially-recognized first mass in the Philippines.

We received your request on May 03, 2019 and will respond on or before May 24, 2019 11:43:52 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU5IQ1AtNTk2NjIwNTE2MjU5DA, for request with ticket number #NHCP-596620516259.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Henry Ortiz
FOI Officer

Carminda 02:23 PM, May 10, 2019

Please be informed that at present, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines recognized Limasawa as the site of the first Easter day mass.

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