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The Philippine Sailfin Lizard


      The Philippine Sailfin Lizard is an oviparous lizard living only in the Philippines. This lizard is an excellent swimmer and has flattend toes that enable it to run across the water. It is omnivorus, eating fruits, leaves, flowers, insects and small animals. It lives near rivers in the tropical forests of the Philippines. Gladly, Sailfin Lizard can be found here in our very own town and is located at Solana, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.

          

Photo credits: Erwin M.

 

     A couple from barangay Solana, Mr. and Mrs. Rodulfo Dael shared their experience with the sailfin. They started with feeding a single sailfin back in 2002 which have multiplied over the years. These lizards is comfortably living in the public area where people are allowed to see them and feed them at 7:00 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Century Old Church)


     In spite of some documents that tend to point out that the establishment of Jasaan Parish was in 1820, there are other documents, however, that strongly support its establishment in 1831. Some research made in the Catholic Directory showed that the creation of the Church of Jasaan was in 1744 and in 1774, but canonical records only began in 1820.

 

 

     Two bells on the Church, one for baptismal and one for funeral, are inscribed with different dates. The funeral bell is marked with 1807 while the baptismal bell is marked with 1811. Baptismal registers also showed that baptisms were performed on February 4, 1830 and May 23, 1831, with nothing in between.

 

 

    With these facts, Fr. John Pollock, simply concluded in his memoirs that Jasaan “had been founded as a parish in 1831”. However, there are three other documents that shed the definite establishment of the parish of Jasaan. All agreed that Jasaan was founded into a parish, with the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception as its patron, independent from the mother parish in Cagayan, in 1830. The Royal Decree of 1860 turned over the Jasaan Parish from the hands of the founding Recollects to the Jesuits with Fr. Pablo Pastells as its first parish priest.

 

 

 

                     Priests who served the first church in Jasaan (currently ruins)

Parish Priest

Inclusive Dates

Notes

Fray Jose Casals, OAR

1834

 

Fray Manuel de Sta. Rita, OAR

1838

 

Dom. Vicente de Dolores, OAR

1844-1845

 

Fray Gregorio Logrono del Ducisimo Nombre de Maria, OAR

1845-1852

 

Fray Ramon Cabas, OAR

1851

 

Fray Fernando Ramos de la Encarnacion, OAR

1852

 

Fray Mateo Bernard, OAR

March 1873 – 1877

 

Fray Benigno Jimenez, OAR

July 1882-January 1887

Last priest from the Order of Augustinian-Recollect

Fr. Nenesio Llorente, SJ

Jan. 26, 1887 - June 25, 1887

First Spanish Jesuit

Fr. Pablo Pastells, SJ

June 25, 1887 - Oct. 8 - 1887

 

Fr. Juan Herras, SJ

Nov. 1887 - Sept. 1915

 

Fr. Juan Terricabras, SJ

Oct. 18, 1887 - Dec. 19, 1887

 

Fr. Gregorio Parache, SJ

Dec. 19, 1887 - Oct. 22, 1888

 

 

                 Priests who served the Immaculate Conception Parish Church

Parish Priest

Inclusive Dates

Notes

Fr. Juan Casellas, SJ

Oct. 29, 1888 - Oct. 30, 1888

 

Fr. Juan Bautista Herras, SJ

Oct. 30, 1888 - Sept. 15, 1915

 

Fr. Jaime Valles, SJ

Nov. 1915 - August 1927

Last Spanish Jesuit Priest

Fr. Joseph Lucas, SJ

March 1927 - Jan. 1930

First American Jesuit Priest

Fr. John A. Pollocks, SJ

Jan. 1930 - 1935

 

Fr. Vincent de Paul O. Beirne, SJ

1935 - Jan. 1937

 

Fr. Andrew F. Cervini, SJ

Jan. 1937 - Oct. 1938

 

Fr. Harold Murphy, SJ

Oct. 1938 - Oct. 1950

 

Fr. Clarence Martin, SJ

Oct. 1950 - April 1952

 

Fr. Arthur F. Shea, SJ

April 1952 - Jan. 1953

 

Fr. James S. Collins, SJ

Jan. 1953 - Oct. 1957

 

Fr. Joseph Stoffel, SJ

Dec. 1957 - Dec. 1958

Last American Jesuit Priest

Fr. Alejandro Mejia, SSJV

1957 - 1975

First Filipino Parish Priest (from the Society of St. John Vianney)

Fr. Alfeo Villanueva, SSJV

1975 - 1976

 

Fr. Bartolome Llenas, SSJV

   

Fr. Elfedio Alilin, SSJV
Asst. Fr. Mariano Valmoria, SSJV and
Asst.Fr. Diosdado Ladera

1984 - 1985

 

Fr. Romeo Alavanza, SSJV
Asst. Fr. Alfredo Heyrosa, SSJV

1985 - 1988

 

Fr. Pedro Baricutro, SSJV
Asst. Fr. Filomeno Cabulosan, SSJV

1988 - 1994
1992

 

Fr. Venecio Andohon, SSJV

1993

 

Fr. Glenn Pimentel, SSJV

1994

 

Fr. Cesar Ramantin

   

Fr. Rolando Pabella, SSJV

1995-1999

 

Fr. Allan Chabit, SSJV
Asst. Fr. Ramer Colanse, SSJV

1999-2000

 

Fr. Elcon Magtrayo, SSJV

2000-2001

 

Fr. Cesar Ramantin, SSJV

 

Temporary Assignment

Fr. William Salva, SSJV

2001

 

Fr. Lyndon Zayas, SSJV

2002

 

Fr. Aurelio Jaranilla, SSJV

2002

 

Fr. Ismael Scott Escanilla, SSJV

2003

 

Fr. Ruel Buhisan, SSJV

2004

 

Fr. Bernard Elvin Simene, SSJV

2005

 

Fr. Ronald Gadrenab, SSJV

2005

 

Fr. Joe Schwegmann, SSJV

2005

 

Fr. Filomeno Cabulusan, SSJV
Asst. Fr. Ronald Ledesma, SSJV

Oct. 17, 2006 - May 31, 2010

 

Fr. Neil B. Limbaco, SSJV
Asst. Fr. Nemesio Pacaña, SJJV

June 1, 2010 - 2013
Nov. 2012 - 2013

 

Fr. Ramer M. Colanse, SSJV

Asst. Fr. Nemesio Pacaña, SJJV

June 2013 – present
 

 

source; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immaculate_Conception_Parish_Church_(Jasaan)


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