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DIOCESE

(Archidioecesis Zamboangensis)

Created Diocese: April 10, 1910. Elevated to Archdiocese:
May 19, 1958. Comprises the city of Zamboanga,
Suffragant: the Prelature of Ipil and Isabela, Basilan and
the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo.Titular: Our Lady of Pillar,
Secondary Patron: St. Pius X, Pope.

Archbishop
Most Reverend
ROMULO T. DELA CRUZ, DD
Born: 24 June 1947, Balasan, Iloilo. Priestly Ordination: 8 December 1972.
Kidapawan, North Cotabato. Episcopal Ordination: 16 March 1988, Cotabato
City.

Archbishop Emeritus
Most Reverend
CARMELO DF MORELOS, DD, JCD, STL, PhL
Born: Dec. 11, 1930 in Sorsogon, Sorsogon. Ordained Priest: April 03,
1954. Appointed Fist Bishop of Buruan: April 04, 1967. Appointed Metropolitan
Archbishop of Zamboanga: Dec. 8, 1994. Installed as Metropolitan
Archbishop of Zamboanga: March 7, 1995.

List of Bishops and Archbishops
The Diocese of Zamboanga (1910-1958)
Charles Warren Currier (June 25, 1910-did not take effect)
Michael James O’Doherty (1911-1916)
James Paul McCloskey (1917-1920)
José Clos y Pagés, SJ (1920-1931)
Luis Del Rosario, SJ (1933-1958)

The Archdiocese of Zamboanga (1958-present)
Luis del Rosario, SJ (1958-1966)
Lino Gonzaga y Rasdesales (1966-1973)
Francisco Raval Cruces (1973-1994)
Carmelo Dominador Flores Morelos (1994-2006)
Romulo Valles (2006-2012)

PRESENT STATUS
(same as 2014-2015)
Population……………… 830,526
Catholics……………… 599,165.02
Personnel:
Archbishop Emeritus… …… 1
Priests:
Diocesan…………………58
Religious:
Filipinos… ……………11
Foreigners… ………… 9
Total ………………76
Sisters:
Filipino… ………………… 100
Foreign……………………… 3
Total…………………… 103
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………11
Philosophy… ………………45
Total………………………56
Studying in the Diocese
(Minor)……………………45
Studying outside the
Diocese (Major)… ………11
Diocesan Divisions:
Parishes………………………25
With resident pastors… ……25
Entrusted to diocesan
clergy… ………………… 2
Entrusted to religious
clergy… ………………… 2
Educational centers:
Colleges……………………… 3
Enrolment… ……… 6,942
High Schools:
Diocesan/Parochial……… 2
Directed by Religious…… 3
Total Enrolment… 5,754
Elementary:
Diocesan Parochial……… 2
Directed by Religious…… 3
Total Enrolment… 4,732
Kindergarten:
Total Enrolment… … 1,783

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT
Chancery
Centro Pastoral, Puerto del Sol,
Gov. Camins Avenue
P.O. Box 1, Zamboanga City,
7000 Philippines
Tel.: (062) 992-7668
Fax: (062) 993-2608

Offices:
Vicar General: Msgr. Crisologo B.
Manongas
Moderator Curiae: Msgr. David M.
Alonzo
Chancellor: Fr. Rizalino G. Francisco
Jr.
Secretary to the Archbishop: Fr.
Rizalino G. Francisco Jr.

Financial Administrators:
For Properties: Fr. Sergio T. dela Noche
For Operation: Fr. Adrian U. Barcelo
Assistance Operational: Fr. Moises
M. Cuevas

Episcopal Colleges & Councils
College of Consultors:
Msgr. Crisologo B. Manongas;
Msgr. David M. Alonzo; Msgr.
Dominador D. Dagondon;
Msgr. Peter V. Garces; Fr.
Adrian U. Barcelo; Fr. Francis
Edwin V. Jacinto; Fr. Amado
Jose P. Vaño; Fr. Reynaldo A.
Francisco; Fr. Adriano J. Ruiz Jr.;
Fr. Ricardo S. Borbajo; Fr. Adlai
S. Barre; Fr. Sergio T. dela Noche;
Fr. Sulpicio S. Soliva Jr.; Fr.
Machael F. Ufana; Fr. Alfredo M.
Alabado

Presbyterial Council:
Msgr. Crisologo B. Manongas; Fr.
Jude A. Duncombe; Fr. Emmanuel
S. Rodriguez; Fr. Marciano
F. Villagracia; Fr. Machael F.
Ufana; Fr. Amado Jose P. Vaño;
Fr. Alfredo M. Alabado; Fr.
Adriano J. Ruiz Jr.; Fr. Sulpicio
S. Soliva Jr.; Fr. Nevio Vigano,
PIME; Fr. Mauricio Ulep, CMF;
Fr. Michael N. Gementisa; Fr.
Aloysius Chang; Fr. Teofilo T.
Pimentel; Fr. Moises M. Cuevas;
Fr. Ben C. Villaflores

Archdiocesan Financial Council:
Msgr. Crisologo B. Manongas;
Msgr. David M. Alonzo; Fr.
Adrian U. Barcelo; Fr. Serge
T. dela Noche; Fr. Moises
M. Cuevas; Fr. Ferdinand M.
Candido; Fr. Ellery Roy G. Galves;
Fr. Rizalino G. Francisco Jr.

Council for Archdiocesan
Foundations:
Msgr. Crisologo B. Manongas; Fr.
Adriano J. Ruiz Jr.; Fr. Serge T.
dela Noche

Archdiocesan Schools Board
Trustees:
Abp. Romulo T. Dela Cruz, DD;
Msgr. David M. Alonzo; Msgr.
Peter V. Garces; Msgr. Luis
Araneta; Fr. Serge T. dela Noche;
Fr. Moises M. Cuevas; Fr. Sulpicio
Soliva Jr.; Fr. Amado Jose P.
Vaño; Fr. Leh C. Taib; Fr. Archie
Arthur F. Faustino

Council of the Laity:
President: Angela Baes
Vice President: Jesus Aquino
Secretary: Rose Cabato
Treasurer: Edwina Cabato
Auditor: Winnie Malaca
PIO: BonifacioLaborada
Representatives:
Central Vicariate: Pinky Saavedra;
Ramon Velasco
Eastern Vicariate: Aida Nocum;
Alberto Baring
Western Vicariate: Sonny Bacolod;
Jose Ferrer
Commission for Archdiocesan Pastoral
Assembly:
Episcopal Vicar: Msgr. Crisologo B.
Manongas
Members: Fr. Teofilo T. Pimentel;
Atty. Arsenio Gonzales Jr.

JUDICIARY DEPARTMENT
Zamboanga Matrimonial Court
of First Instance (Interdiocesan
Tribunal for the Archdiocese of
Zamboanga, Prelature of Ipil
and Basilan and the Apostolic
Vicariate of Jolo)
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. David M.
Alonzo

PASTORAL DEPARTMENT
Worship
Commission on Liturgy: Fr. Alfredo
M. Alabado
Commission on Sacred Music: Msgr.
Crisologo B. Manongas; Fr. Hilario
L. Gador Jr.
Commission on Church Design &
Arts: Fr. Adriano J. Ruiz Jr.; Fr.
Francis Edwin V. Jacinto; Ms.
Sandy Yu
Eucharistic Ministers: Msgr. Arnold
G. dela Serna

Clergy Formation
Commission on Clergy: Fr. Adlai S.
Barre; Fr. Reynaldo A. Francisco;
Fr. Jeofie A. Handugan
Vocation Apostolate: Fr. Adlai S. Barre
Pastor Bonus Seminary: Fr. Adlai S.
Barre
Diaconal Programs: Fr. Adlai S. Barre
Priests’ Outgoing Formation: Fr.
Adlai S. Barre

Lay Formation
Catechetical Apostolate: Fr. Jude
A. Duncombe; Mrs. Salvacion E.
Herrera
Family Life Apostolate: Fr. Adrian U.
Barcelo; Sr. Mila Arlado, LGC
Youth Apostate: Fr. Leh C. Taib
Mission: Fr. Filmore D. Calibo; Fr.
Mateo S. Caay
Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Msgr.
Luis P. Araneta
Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar
Retreat & Lay Formation Center:
Fr. Marciano F. Villagracia; Sr.
Jerilyn Tolda, LGC
Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs):
Msgr. Crisologo B. Manongas
Liturgical Apostolate: Fr. Alfredo
M. Alabado; Sr. Ma. Marcelle F.
Falcatan, OSB
Biblical Apostolate: Fr. Teofilo Pimentel;
Sr. Ma. Marianne Gorit,
OSB
Indigenous People: Fr. Romeo S. Tocop

Social Service
Social Action Center: Fr. Adriano J.
Ruiz Jr.
Health Care: Fr. Elmer G. Sumile
Hospital & Prisoners’ Pastoral Care:
Fr. Ricardo S. Borbajo

Social Communications
Commission on Social Communication
Fr. Marciano F. Villagracia
Tel.: 991-5232; 992-4380
DXVP Radio Station
Fr. Marciano F. Villagracia
Tel.: 991-5232; 992 4380

Ecumenism & Inter-Religious Dialogue
Inter- Religious Dialogue: Fr. Joel S.
Malcampo
Office for Ecumenism & Inter-
Religious Dialogue: Fr. Angel C.
Calvo, CMF
Tel.: 992-3086
SIL Silah Center/Harmony Village:
Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra, PIME
Tel.: 991-5663
Emmaus Dialogue Center: Mrs.
Aminda
Saño
Tel.: 991-5663

ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS,
OFFICES, DIRECTORS
Catholic Women’s League: Msgr.
Peter V. Garces
Children of Mary: Msgr. Dominador
D. Dagondon
Bukas Loob sa Diyos: Fr. Jude A.
Duncombe
Christian Family Movement: Fr.
Adrian U. Barcelo
Catholic Faith Defender: Fr. Jude A.
Duncombe
Daughters of Mary Immaculate: Fr.
Michael F. Ufana
Knights of Columbus: Msgr. Crisologo
B. Manongas
Legion of Mary: Fr. Amado Jose P.
Vaño
Mother Butler’s Mission Guild: Fr.
Ferdinand M. Candido
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Fr. Adrian
U. Barcelo

PARISHES AND PARIOCHIAL
CLERGY
Immaculate Conception Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Sulpicio S. Soliva Jr.
Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception (F-1816) La Purisima
St., 7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-3308
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
Dec. 8
Parish Administrators:
Team Ministry of: Fr. Moises M.
Cuevas; Fr. Mariano A. Delas
Penas; Fr. Michael N. Gementiza;
Msgr. Peter V. Garces
Resident Priests: Most Rev. Carmelos
D.F. Morelos; Msgr. Joseph
K. Kung
Guiwan (F-1997), Guiwan 7000
Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 992-5037
Titular: Our Mother of Perpetual
Help
Parish Priest: Fr. Marciano F. Villagracia
Putik (F-1991), Putik 7000 Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 984-2035
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Francis Edwin V.
Jacinto
St. Joseph (Chinese Community Parish),
(F-1954) Nuñez St., 7000 Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 991-1657
Titular: St. Joseph, Spouse of
the BVM, March 19
Parish Priest: Msgr. Crisologo B.
Manongas
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Dominador
D. Dagondon
Talon-Talon (F-1992), Talon-Talon,
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 992-4236
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Leh C. Taib
Tetuan (F-1836) Tetuan, 7000 Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 993-1431
Titular: St. Ignatius of Loyola,
July 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Sulpicio S.
Soliva Jr.
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Luino V. Alejandro;
Fr. Jonathan G. Berdejo
Tugbungan (F-1987) Tugbungan
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-0502
Titular: Our Lady of Peace &
Good Voyage (Movable feast)
Parish Priest: Fr. Hilario L. Gador
Divisoria (F-2003) Divisoria, 7000
Zamboanga City
Tel.: 984-0645
Titular: Divine Mercy Parish
Parish Priest: Fr. Amado Jose P.
Vaño

Our Lady of the Rosary Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Alfredo M. Alabado
Bolong (F-1674), Bolong 7000 Zamboanga
City
Titular: Our Lady of the Most
Holy Rosary, 1st Sunday of Oct.
Parish Priest: Fr. Mercedito A.
Salatan
Bunguiao (F-1993) Bunguiao 7000
Zamboanga City
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes,
Feb. 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Jechonias A.
Bacolod
Culianan (1993) Culianan 7000
Zambonaga
City
Titular: Our Lady of Assumption,
Aug. 15
Parish In-Charge: Fr. Argeo V.
Justol
Curuan (F-1984), Curuan 7000 Zamboanga
City
Titular: St. Stanislaus of Kostka,
Nov. 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Mateo Caay
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jeofie A. Handugan
Manicahan (F-1867), Manicahan
7000 Zamboanga City
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima, May 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo M. Alabado
Mercedes (F-1891) Mercedes, 7000
Zambonaga City
Titular: Our Lady of Ransom,
Sept. 24
Priest In-Charge: Fr. Adriano J.
Ruiz Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Gilbert Eric
Qui-qui
Sangali (F-1992) Sangali, 7000
Zamboanga
City
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Reynaldo A.
Francisco
Vitali (F-1963) Vitali 7000 Zamboanga
City
Titular: Our Lady of Pillar, Oct. 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Emmanuel S.
Rodriguez
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Rowin Lim;
Fr. Jeffrey R. Mirasol

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Michael F. Ufana
Pasonanca (F-1992), Pasonanca
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 992-77-85
Titular: Holy Trinity, Movable
Feast
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael F. Ufana
Sta. Maria (F-1935), Sta. Maria 7000
Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-3233
Titular: Our Lady of Purification,
Feb. 2
Parish Parish: Fr. Ferdinand M.
Candido
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Msgr. Arnold
G. Dela Serna; Rev. Fr. Rizalino G.
Francisco Jr.
Tumaga (F-1997), Tumaga 7000
Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 955-0827
Titular: Our Lady of Manaoag of
the Holy Rosary, 1st Saturday of
May
Parish Priest: Fr. Adrian U. Barcelo
Labuan (F-1988), Labuan 7000 Zamboanga
City
Titular: Our Lady of the Miraculous
Medal, Nov. 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Romeo S. Tocop
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ferdinand
Marquez
Ayala (F-1871), Ayala 7000 Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 982-0029
Titular: Our Lady of Mount
Carmel, July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Ben C. Villaflores
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Alessandro C.
Brambilla
Southcom Village (F-1992), Upper
Calarian 7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 983-0708
Titular: Our Lady of Peñafrancia,
3rd Saturday of Sept.
Parish Priest: Fr. Jonathan A. Duka
Claret (F-1974), San Jose Road,
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-1582
Titular: San Antonio Ma. Claret,
Oct. 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Angel
Angeles, CMF
San Roque (F-2001), San Roque
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 985-0133
Titular: San Roque, Aug. 16
Parish Priest: Sergio T. Dela Noche
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Teofilo P.
Pimentel
Sinunuc, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City
Titular: Transfiguration
Parish Priest: Fr. Nevio Vigano,
PIME

Shrine
Santuario de la Virgen del Pilar,
Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City
Oct. 12
Tel.: 991-6261
Administrator: Fr. Ellery Roy G.
Galvez

DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH
NO PARISH ASSIGNMENT
Pastor Bonus Seminary, Fr. Ramon
Barua, SJ Street, Tetuan, Zamboanga
City
Tel.: 991-2880
Rector: Fr. Adlai S. Barre
Dean of Seminarian: Fr. Jude A.
Duncombe
Spiritual Director: Msgr. Luis P.
Araneta
Econome: Rev. Fr. Froilan S. Penuela

Medical Rest
Fr. Jose A. Delas Peñas

Special Apostolate
San Ramon & Penal Farm, San Ramon
7000 Zamboanga City
Chaplain: Fr. Rene C. Rivero

Orphanage
Our Blessed Mother Of Victory Mission,
P.O. Box 229, Pasonanca Park,
Zamboaga
City, 7000
Tel.: 63-63-991-1196
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Website: obmvm.org
Facebook: St Francis Children

Priests in Other Dioceses in the
Philippines
Fr. Jupiter Morales; Fr. Jovelito
Palermo

Priest in Other Dioceses Outside the
Philippines
USA: Fr. Ramon Saavedra; Fr. Abraham
M. Alonzo; Fr. Archie Arthur
Faustino

On Mission
Fr. Rogelio Madrazo; Fr. Willam D.
Quiamjot

On Study Leave
Fr. Jonathan G. Berdejo; Fr. Cantico
Cresencio A. Munoz

On Leave
Fr. Arnold Felix Manalo; Fr. Francisco
Barcelo; Fr. Albino Madrazo
III

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED
LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC
LIFE
MEN
Congregation of Missionaries,
Sons of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary (CMF)
Pontifical Institute for Foreign
Mission (PIME)
Society of Jesus (SJ)

WOMEN
Handmaids of the Divine Heart
(Spinola Sisters) (ADC)
Daughters of St. Paul ( FSP)
Living the Gospel Community (LGC)
Missionary Sisters of St. Anthony
Ma. Claret (MC)
Mercedarian Missionary of Berriz
(MMB)
Order of the Blessed Virgin of
Mt. Carmel (OCD) - (Discalced
Carmelites-Contemplatives)
Congregation of the Benedictine
Sisters of the Eucharistic King
(OSB)
Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Missionary Dominican Sisters of
the Rosary (OP)
Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian
Missionary Sisters (RMICM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
Conception (SFIC)
Missionary Sisters of the Queen of
the Apostles (SRA)
Emmaus Dialogue Community (EDC)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Ateneo De Zamboanga, La Purisima
Street 7000, Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-1151; 991-0871
Rector/President: Fr. Karel S.
San Juan
Jesuit Fathers: Fr. Wilfredo M.
Samson; Fr. Salvador Wee; Fr.
Romeo Serrato; Fr. Nicomedes
Yatco; Fr. Michael Moga; Fr.
Jose T. Bacatan; Fr. Francisco
R. Bustamante; Fr. Florencio R.
Cuerquis; Fr. Marlito G. Ocon
Pilar College, RT Lim Blvd., 7000
Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-1098; 991-5410
Directress: Sr. Ma. Charita Cabunoc,
RVM
Sisters: Sr. Ma. Elvira Venturina,
RVM; Sr. Ma. Josefina Lledo,
RVM; Sr. Ma. Rita Pacheco, RVM;
Sr. Ma. Zosima Capua, RVM
St. Joseph School; Gov. Camins Rd.,
7000, Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-6275
Director: Fr. Aloysius Chang
Claret High School, San Jose Rd.,
7000, Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-1118
Director: Fr. Mauricio Ulep, CMF
Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan
School De Tetuan, Tetuan, 7000
Zambaonga City
Tel.: 991-2490
Director: Fr. Filmore Jose Calibo
Immaculate Conception Elementary
School, M. Natividad St., Tetuan,
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-5232
Director: Fr. Elmer G. Sumile
Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan
School De Calarian, Upper Calarian,
7000 Zamboanga City
Tel.: 991-3136
Director: Fr. Joel Malcampo
Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan
School (Kindergarten), Sangali,
Zamboanga
City
Director: Fr. Mateo S. Caay
Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan
School (Kindergarten), Mercedes,
Zamboanga City
Director: Fr. Adriano J. Ruiz Jr.
Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan
School (Kindergarten), Ayala, Zamboanga
City
Director: Fr. Ben C. Villaflores

† NECROLOGY †
2013: Rev. Fr. Rene Tubio

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