Bethlehem House of Bread Orphanage

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Bulacan, Philippines

In the bustling town of Baliuag, there is a house for the poor malnourished children. Its location is rather unusual being just behind the public market.

In 1985, Ka Nena Cruz, a deeply religious lady from Baliuag, donated a 3,000 sq. m. lot to the apostolate missions of Rev. Fr. Boyet S. Concepcion. Being just behind the Baliuag public market, it is a prime lot that could command a hefty sum, but she gave it all to the children.

Meanwhile, Fr. Boyet and the youth from Galilee Home had begun to do their outreach program—even extending to the outskirts of Baliuag.  It is here where the good priest found a number of children who were malnourished and sickly.

He would periodically share with them the vitamins, medicines, food and clothing they received from the benefactors and friends of Galilee Home.  But in the course of time, he came to realize that a continuing program and holistic intervention was necessary to achieve permanent and desirable results.  This led to the happy match between the donated site and the need of the area – a nutrition center where malnourished children can be nursed back to health.

When the plan was brought to the Most Rev. Bishop Rolando J. Tria-Tirona, he readily gave his blessings.  Thus, on April 26, 1997, marked the groundbreaking and official start of the construction of Bethlehem House of Bread.


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