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DIOCESE

Vicariatus Apostolicus Portus Principis                                                                  puertoprinsesa

Suffragan of Manila

Created as Apostolic Prefecture of Palawan on April 10,
1910. Elevated to Apostolic Vicariate on July 3, 1955. Renamed
Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa on May
13, 2002. Comprises the City of Puerto Princesa and the
Southern Municipalities of the Province of Palawan.

Bishop

Most Reverend
SOCRATES C. MESIONA, MSP, DD
Date of Birth: September 17, 1963. Date of Appointment: October 28,
2016. Date of Ordination: February 10, 2017. Date of Installation: February
10, 2017.

Bishop Emeritus

Most Reverend
PEDRO DULAY ARIGO, DD
Date of Birth: November 8, 1938. Date of Appointment: March 5, 1996.
Date of Ordination: May 18, 1996. Date of Installation: June 4, 1996.
Curia Building, 14 Taft Street, Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 433-2568 • Fax: (048) 434-3896
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PRESENT STATUS
Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Bishop Emeritus… ………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… …36
Active in other Dioceses
in the Phils.…………… 1
Working Abroad on Loan…… 3
Retired Priests… …………… 1
Deacons……………………… 3
Total… ………………………46
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male… ……………………… 4
Female… …………………… 9
Total………………………13
Religious Priests:
Filipinos………………………18
Foreigners…………………… 6
Total………………………24
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos……………………… 2
Foreigner… ………………… 1
Total……………………… 3
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos………………………55
Foreigners…………………… 2
Total………………………57
Secular Institutes:
Male… ………………………24
Female… ……………………57
Total………………………81
Necrology (Priest)… …………… 1

Diocesan Divisions:
Districts……………………… 2
Vicariates… ………………… 1
Parishes………………………29
Quasi-Parishes… …………… 3
Chaplaincies………………… 3
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center… …………… 1
Catechetical Center… ……… 1
Orphanage… ……………… 1
Sacrament & Sacramentals:

Baptism:
Children… ………… 5,946
Adult… …………… 1,357
Confirmation…………… 2,495
First Communion……… 4,236
Matrimony:
Between Catholics… … 894
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics…………18
Total…………………… 912

Diocesan-Owned & Administered Schools:
Kindergarten……… 10 / 1,257
Grade Schools… …… 3 / 732
High Schools…………… 1 / 89
Total………………… 2,078

Religious-Owned & Administered Schools:
Kindergarten………………… 3
Enrollment… ……………__
Grade Schools… …………… 3
Enrollment… ……………__
High Schools………………… 3
Enrollment… ……… 1,219
Colleges……………………… 2
Enrollment… ………… 737
Universities… ……………… 1
Enrollment… ………… 462
Graduate Schools…………… 1
Enrollment… ………… 247
Total………………… 2,665

LAY ORGANIZATIONS,MOVEMENTS, OFFICES AND DIRECTORS
Apostleship of Prayer:
President: Bro. Roland Baldonado
Catholic Women’s League:
Coordinator: Sis. Cora Timones

Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals:
Coordinator: Bro. Alex Serdaña
Charismatic Renewal Movement:
Coordinator: Sis. Rebecca Arquero
Couples for Christ:
Coordinator: Bro. Cards B. Lagrada;
Bro. Jun Zabala
Cursillo in Christianity:
Coordinator: Bro. Alfredo C. Dela Torre
Daughters of Mary Immaculate:
Coordinator: Sis. Nitz Austria
El Shaddai:
Coordinator: Sis. Lita Bernardino

Focolare Movement:
Coordinator: Sis. Norma Valencia
Holy Name Society:
Coordinator: Bro. Atty. Justo
Knights of Columbus:
Coordinator: Bro. Julie Eleazar
Mother Butler’s Guild:
Coordinator: Sis. Zeny Tanael
St. John Mary Vianney:
Coordinator: Sis. Gloria Dilig
Alliance of Two Hearts:
Coordinator: Sis. Mylene Atienza
Marian Charismatic:
Coordinator: Sis. Mylene Victoria

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Central District Parishes
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Antonio Calcabin
Parish Of The Immaculate Conception (F-1872), 34 cor. Taft & Sandoval Sts., 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 433-2607
Pop.: 73,236; Cath.: 71,832
Titular: Immaculate Conception Parish - December 8
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Socrates C. Mesiona, MSP, DD
Parish Rector: Rev. Fr. Pepito I. Rollo
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Salvador C. Saturnino; Rev. Fr. Anthony V. Almadrones; Rev. Fr.Jasper M. Lahan
Attached Priest: Rev. Fr. Eugene S.Elivera
Parish Of San Miguel (F-1994), Bgy. San Miguel, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 433-4384
Pop.: 44,400; Cath.: 37,000
Titular: San Miguel Arkanghel -September 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nito C. Bundac
Assistant Parish Priest: Rev. Fr.Dennis F. Braganza
Parish Of San Pedro (F2002), Bgy.San Pedro, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 434-5612
Pop.: 14,876; Cath.: 9,641
Titular: St. Peter the Apostle -June 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alberto N. Sanchez
Assistant Parish Priest: Rev. Fr.Nelson Pagayona
Parish Of Sta. Monica (F1994), Bgy.Sta. Monica, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 434-3065
Pop.: 16,895; Cath.: 15,600
Titular: Sta. Monica - August 27
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Jesus G.Delos Reyes
Assistant Parish Priest: Rev. Fr.Noel E. Del Rosario
Parish Of Divine Mercy (F-2008), Bgy.Sicsican,5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 434-9670
Pop.: 12,350; Cath.: 8,735
Titular: Divine Mercy -Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonio T. Calcabin
Parish Of Saint Joseph, The Husband Of Mary (F-1988), Bgy. San Jose,5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: 433-6890
Pop.: 39,452; Cath.: 23,636
Titular: St. Joseph the Husband of Mary - March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Camilo C. Caabay
Parish Of Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel (F-2006), Bgy. Inagawan, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 7,483; Cath.: 7,177
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - July 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel Villaruel,OAR
Assistants: Rev. Fr. John Paul
Tanquis, OAR; Rev. Fr. Federico Gregorio, OAR
Parish Of San Nicolas De Tolentino (F-1978), Bgy. Napsan, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 6,386; Cath.: 3,499
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino - September 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edmond G. Herher
Parish Of San Isidro Labrador (F-1976),Bgy. Maruyugon, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 22,783; Cath.: 22,418
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer -May 15 Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Pedro Constancio K. Feria
Parish Of St. Ezekiel Moreno (F-1998),Bgy. Macarascas, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 9,120; Cath.: 6,510
Titular: St. Ezekiel Moreno - August 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Flor B. Manlongat
Parish Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe (F-2003), Bgy. Luzviminda,Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 13,002; Cath.: 12,204
Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leo B.Bulanan, OSM
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Noel Jimenez,OSM
Parish Of San Nicolas De Tolentino (F-1692), Cagayancillo, Palawan
Pop.: 6,459; Cath.: 6,200
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino - September 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jasper A.Tabangay
Parish St. Francis Of Assisi (F-2012), Bgy.Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Tommy Niño O. Rodriguez
Southern District Parishes Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Zoilo Deslate
Parish Of St. Therese Of The Child Jesus (F-1917), Aborlan, 5302 Palawan
Pop.: 21,025; Cath.: 16,038
Titular: St. Therese of the Child Jesus - October 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Cacacha
Parish Of. Sto. Niño (F-2009), Sitio Apurawan, Aborlan, Palawan
Pop.: _____; Cath.: _____
Titular: Sto. Niño - 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joey G. Guinto, SVD
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Joseph Ngo VanHa, SVD
Parish Of St. Rafael The Archangel
Parish (F-2008), Plaridel, Aborlan,Palawan
Pop.: _____; Cath.: _____
Titular: St. Rafael the Archangel Parish - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Regino Bangcaya, OAR
Parish Of St. Joseph, The Husband Of Mary (F-1955), Narra, 5303 Palawan
Pop.: 26,900; Cath.: 23,328
Titular: St. Joseph the Husband of Mary - March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Juan Felipe P. Torrecampo
Parish Of Sto. Niño (F-2001), Princess Urduja, Narra, Palawan
Pop.: 19,475; Cath.: 15,000
Titular: Sto. Niño - 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Christian Sabili
Parish Of Sta. Cecilia (F-1971), Calategas, Narra, 5303 Palawan
Pop.: 21,621; Cath.: 13,986
Titular: Sta. Cecilia - Nov. 22
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P. Dormile
Parish Of Immaculate Conception
(F-1965), Quezon, 5304 Palawan
Pop.: 42,979; Cath.: 29,000
Titular: Immaculate Conception - December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jesusinio B. Panganiban Jr.
Parish Of San Isidro Labrador (F-2003),Bgy. Quinlogan, Quezon, Palawan
Pop.: 28,500; Cath.: 20,000
Titular: San Isidro Labrador -May 17 Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Diego Orcino, SVD
Parish Of Our Lady Of Fatima (F-1977),Rizal, 5304 Palawan
Pop.: 32,927; Cath.: 20,041
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima - October 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Felino Javines Jr., SVD Parish Of Sto. Niño De Sicud (F-2009), Sitio Sicud, Bgy. Candawaga,
Rizal, 5304 Palawan
Titular: Sto. Niño - 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Reymond D. Rodriguez
Parish Of Sto. Niño (F-1974), Sofronio Española, 5305 Palawan
Pop.: 28,550; Cath.: 12,550
Titular: Sto. Niño - 3rd Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edwin C. Cayabo
Parish Of St. Joseph The Husband Of Mary, Brooke’s Point, 5305 Palawan
Pop.: 54,287; Cath.: 30,100
Titular: St. Joseph the Husband of Mary - March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Francisco E. Enano Parish Of Our Lady Of Lourdes
(F-2009), Ipilan, Brooke’s Point, Palawan
Pop.: _____; Cath.: _____
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes - February 11 Parish Of San Miguel (F-1994), Bgy. San Miguel, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 433-4384
Pop.: 44,400; Cath.: 37,000
Titular: San Miguel Arkanghel - September 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nito C. Bundac
Assistant Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Dennis F. Braganza
Parish Of San Pedro (F2002), Bgy.San Pedro, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 434-5612
Pop.: 14,876; Cath.: 9,641
Titular: St. Peter the Apostle -June 29 Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alberto N. Sanchez
Assistant Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nelson Pagayona
Parish Of Sta. Monica (F1994), Bgy. Sta. Monica, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 434-3065
Pop.: 16,895; Cath.: 15,600
Titular: Sta. Monica - August 27 Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Jesus G. Delos Reyes
Assistant Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Noel E. Del Rosario
Parish Of Divine Mercy (F-2008), Bgy. Sicsican, 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 434-9670
Pop.: 12,350; Cath.: 8,735
Titular: Divine Mercy -
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonio T. Calcabin Parish Of Saint Joseph, The Husband Of Mary (F-1988), Bgy. San Jose,
5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: 433-6890
Pop.: 39,452; Cath.: 23,636
Titular: St. Joseph the Husband of Mary - March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Camilo C. Caabay
Parish Of Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel (F-2006), Bgy. Inagawan, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 7,483; Cath.: 7,177
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - July 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel Villaruel, OAR
Assistants: Rev. Fr. John Paul Tanquis, OAR; Rev. Fr. Federico Gregorio, OAR Parish Of San Nicolas De Tolentino
(F-1978), Bgy. Napsan, Puerto Princesa City

LAY ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS, OFFICES AND DIRECTORS
Apostleship of Prayer:
President: Bro. Roland Baldonado
Catholic Women’s League:
Coordinator: Sis. Cora Timones
Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals:
Coordinator: Bro. Alex Serdaña
Charismatic Renewal Movement:
Coordinator: Sis. Rebecca Arquero
Couples for Christ:
Coordinator: Bro. Cards B. Lagrada;Bro. Jun Zabala
Cursillo in Christianity:
Coordinator: Bro. Alfredo C. Dela Torre
Daughters of Mary Immaculate:
Coordinator: Sis. Nitz Austria
El Shaddai:
Coordinator: Sis. Lita Bernardino
Focolare Movement:
Coordinator: Sis. Norma Valencia
Holy Name Society:
Coordinator: Bro. Atty. Justo
Knights of Columbus:
Coordinator: Bro. Julie Eleazar
Mother Butler’s Guild:
Coordinator: Sis. Zeny Tanael
St. John Mary Vianney:
Coordinator: Sis. Gloria Dilig
Alliance of Two Hearts:
Coordinator: Sis. Mylene Atienza
Marian Charismatic:
Coordinator: Sis. Mylene Victoria

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Central District Parishes
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Antonio Calcabin
Parish Of The Immaculate Conception (F-1872), 34 cor. Taft & Sandoval Sts., 5300 Puerto Princesa City
Tel.: (048) 433-2607
Pop.: 73,236; Cath.: 71,832
Titular: Immaculate Conception Parish - December 8
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Socrates C. Mesiona, MSP, DD
Parish Rector: Rev. Fr. Pepito I. Rollo
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Salvador C. Saturnino; Rev. Fr. Anthony V. Almadrones; Rev. Fr. Jasper M. Lahan
Attached Priest: Rev. Fr. Eugene S. Elivera
Apostolic Vicariate of PUERTO PRINCESA 269
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph Arvi I.Hernandez
Parish Of Our Lady Of Fatima (F-1984),Bataraza, Palawan 5306
Pop.: 11,699; Cath.: 3,507
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima - May 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rodillo Contridas
Parish Of Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus (F-1977), Rio Tuba, Bataraza, 5306 Palawan
Pop.: 11,137; Cath.: 6,454
Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus - Movable
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Zoilo Deslate Jr.
Parish Of Immaculate Conception (F-1861), Balabac, 5307 Palawan
Pop.: 29,188; Cath.: 6,482
Titular: Immaculate Conception- December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alex Vitualla, SVD
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Sagayaraj Bilavendhiran, SVD Quasi-Parish
Sto. Niño Quasi-Parish, Rio-Tuba,Bataraza, Palawan
Quasi-Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Adrianus Usman, SVD
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Peter Han, SVD
St. Luke, The Evangelist Quasi-Parish,Aramaywan, Quezon, Palawan
Quasi-Pastor: Rev. Fr. Peter Tran Xuan Vu, SVD
St. Joseph Marello Mission Territory,Sitio Sabang, Bgy. Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Restituto Rosales, OSJ
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Ernie Matibag,
OSJ; Rev. Fr. Ariel Celeste, OSJ Prison Chaplaincy
Sto. Niño-Chaplaincy (F-1997), Bgy. Montible, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 479; Cath.: 432
Titular: Sto. Niño - 3rd Sunday of January
St. Isidore The Farmer-Chaplaincy, Bgy. Inagawan, Puerto Princesa City
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer - May 15
Prison Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Carmelo Borces, OAR
Parish Of Saint Joseph (F-1904), Iwahig, Puerto Princesa City
Pop.: 2,024; Cath.: 1,183
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker -May 1
Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Jose Ruel T. Tuale

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE

WOMEN

Missionary Sisters of the Lord’s Table (MSLT)
Augustinian Missionaries of the Philippines (AMP)
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena (OP)
Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR)
Compassionist Sisters Servant of Mary (CSSM)
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians “Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco” (FMA)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)

MEN
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
Marist Brothers of the School (FMS)
Amigonian Fathers and Brothers(TC)
Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR)
Order of St. Joseph Marello (OSJ)
Order of Servants of Mary (OSM)