Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe vows to be a street cleaner for our Our Lady of Penafrancia for life


Regardless of whether he’s in public service or not, Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe will gladly clean the streets where the procession of Our Lady of Penafrancia will pass.

Batocabe made this vow in a Facebook post where he shared that it had been his panata since 2010 to to do the annual clean up of the routes for the procession for Bicol’s patron.

He said those involved in this activity, including members of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, the Philippine Army, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Ako Bicol scholars and their families, have been growing in number throughout the years.

They have all made the yearly commitment to contribute to the Our Lady of Penafrancia’s feast day, he said.

He himself is taking this panata seriously and will continue to do so even if he’s no longer in politics, he said.

That’s a serious vow!

“A program turned into a panata…. Since 2010, Ako Bicol, together with partners, has been doing an annual clean- up of the routes of the procession of Bicol’s patron, Our Lady of Penafrancia, weeks before her feastday. Throughout the years, our regular partners, the PNP, BFP, Phil. Army , BJMP, our AkB scholars and their families have increased and turned into a yearly commitment in honor of our lady. Personally, it has now also become a panata, regardless whether I am a public figure or not,” he posted on Facebook.

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