By Angeles G. Hiñola
Father Terence Bennett, now in charge of the Columban house in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, retired from parish work in February 2004. His successor, Father Rolly Albert A. Escubido, is a diocesan priest.
The Columbans first came to the Philippines in 1929. By the early1950s they were spread out in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. Their gigantic task was to engage in a massive evangelization program for the Filipino people.