On May 22, 2011 at 3:30 in the afternoon Archbishop Angel Lagdameo DD., Bishop of Dicoese of Jaro, Iloilo, blessed the newly established Saint Hannibal Discernment Center and the 9ft replica image or statue of St. Hannibal in the presence of some Rogationists priests and brothers, members of the UPV, friends and benefactors.
The said statue is a replication of the St. Hannibal image placed in the Vatican. It was fabricated by the Rogate Images of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, Paranaque City. The Archbishop Lagdameo reiterated to the people that there is no need to go to Vatican City just see the beautiful image of St. Hannibal, the replica is now in Mina for people to admire and love.
After the blessing the same Archbishop presided over the Eucharistic celebration in a makeshift chapel prepared for the said activity. Fr. Herman Abcede RCJ the Major Superior of the Rogationists Philippine Delegation, Fr. Marcelino Diaz, Fr. Rene Ramirez and Fr. Ronaldo Paulino concelebrated with the archbishop.
The center, according to Fr. Marcelino Diaz RCJ, the responsible of the Discernement Center, is a place for young people to discern and reflect on their particular vocation in life. At the end he expressed gratitude to the Archbishop, the priests, the brothers, UPV members, friends and benefactors for the efforts, treasures and time shared for the development and construction in the center.