Having been one of the long-time partner agencies of Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ., D.D in social action ministries through the Social Action Center of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the Port Management Office of Misamis Oriental/Cagayan de Oro gave thanks to the outgoing Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro during a tribute on 30 July 2020.
On behalf of PMO MO/C, Port Manager Isidro V. Butaslac, Jr. extended his thanks and gratitude to Archbishop Ledesma for his incessant support to PPA’s social and environmental activities, and wished him good health always and long-lasting happiness. PM Butaslac told that despite of the hectic schedule of the Archbishop, he was still able to grace significant events in the Port of Cagayan de Oro through the years. For one, Archbishop Ledesma presided the concelebrated mass in the new Passenger Terminal Building in CDO Port for the opening of the National Maritime Week Celebration last year.
The PMO has been engaging with the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro through the Stella Maris-Apostleship of the Sea who provides practical and pastoral care to the PMO employees, and seafarers and their families. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the PMO, through the Stella Maris, distributed relief goods to the porters and their families.
Archbishop Ledesma will be replaced by Bishop Rev. Jose Cabantan. The outgoing Archbishop has retired last year but has been serving as archbishop in temporary capacity while waiting for new appointment from the Vatican.