It Is The Lord is a book by Sr. Maria Dulce Emmanuel F. Inlayo, OCD about Bishop Labayen.
Bishop Julio Labayen (1926-2016) lived a life fully surrendered to his Source, promoting the Church of the Poor most of his life. There was a time in his life that he faced tremendous challenges being accused a Communist as he was shunned by some of the individuals in the religious community. But he carried on as he has vowed to work for God’s people. He had his feet buried in the mud with the farmers, sunk his feet in the waters with the fisherfolk, and ate with the poor. Until his last days, he offered his life according to the purpose of the God he served.