By Fr. Brendan O’Connell
I met Pilar Tilos in 1963 in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental. It was my first year as a priest and her first as a teacher. We have been friends ever since. She was one of the first group of lay people to become actively involved in the Church in Southern Negros in the Philippines. Through the legion on Mary and other mandated organizations of the sixties she helped prepare Hinoba-an for the tremendous changes that were to come.