When Nelia Jacinto passed away late last year, the family requested that sympathizers make a donation to charity in lieu of flowers. NVC, which Tita Nelia (as everyone lovingly called her) actively and ardently supported, was among the list the family suggested.
Because of that choice, Tita Nelia now continues to live through NVC’s Peter Project, which provides boats to those in fishing villages who would benefit greatly from having one. Today, two boats carrying her pet names, Queen Nails and Roxie, sail along the waters of Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City, in a community served by the St. Benedict Human Development Foundation, Inc.
The boats also carry the prhase “Ora et Labora” (Pray and Work), the motto of St. Benedict, which also reflects the life Tita Nelia lived in thought, word and deed. It is the same motto that her four daughters, all schooled under Benedictine nuns at St. Scholastica’s Academy, Bacolod, have been taught to live their own lives with as well.
To all of you who opted to allow NVC to serve on behalf of Queen Nails, know that she continues to live and sail because of you.