Ray Noel Delgado

All Roads Lead To Koronadal!

An account of Fr. Leo Distor’s Ordination

By Ray Noel “Wing-Wing “Delgado

Fr. Leo Distor could be described as a late vocation, that is, he worked as a lay missionary with the T’ Boli people in Lake Cebu before he decided to become a Columban missionary Society of St. Columban student tells the story of Leo’s ordination.

That day in Koronadal was not just an ordinary day. It was the day of the very first ordination of a member of the Missionary Society of St. Columban from the Diocese of Marbel: FR. LEO DISTOR.

Koronadal, known better as Marbel, is located in the central part of Mindanao and can only be reached by land travel. It is only a town, yet it is more like a city and it is the center of South Cotabato. Most of the visitor who came from Luzon and Visayas traveled by airplane to General Santos (formerly Dadiangas) which is only about an hour‘s ride from Marbel. It was a comfortable trio for them compared with those who came from Pagadian and Ozamis. They sailed by launch to Cotabato City in Maguindanao and then rode a jeepney for almost 3 hours.