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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Calbayogana)

Created: April 10, 1910: the civil jurisdiction of the province of Western
Samar. Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29.

Bishop
Most Reverend
ISABELO C. ABARQUEZ, DD
Birth: July 8, 1956. Appointments: December 28, 2002 -
Appointed Auxiliary
Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu
and Titular Bishop of Talattula. June 15, 2004 - Appointed
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Palo. January
5, 2007 - Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Calbayog.
Ordination: Diaconate - November 26, 1986 by His Eminence
Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Presbyterate - June 23, 1987 by His Eminence
Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Episcopate - February 18, 2003 by His Eminence
Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Installation: March 8, 2007 installed Bishop
of Calbayog.
Address:
Bishop’s House J.D. Avelino Street
Brgy. West Awang, Calbayog City, Samar
Postal Address:
Diocese of Calbayog, Bishop’s House
J.D. Avelino St., Brgy. West Awang, Calbayog City, Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1372
Fax: (055) 209-1372
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PRESENT STATUS
Personnel:
Bishops……………………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… …68
Active in Other Diocese
in the Phils.…………… 7
On Study Leave… ……… 2
On Sick Leave… ………… 1
On Sabbatical Leave… … 1
Working Abroad on
Loan…………………… 8
Retired Priests…………… 7
Guests Priests:
Filipinos… …………… 1
Foreigners… ………… 2
Total………………………98
Seminaries:
Philosophy… ……………… 1
Seminarians:
Theology… ………………… 6
Philosophy… ………………25
Pre-College… ……………… 9
Minor (HS)…………………… 6
Total………………………46
Religious Orders/Cong.:
Male… ……………………… 3
Female… …………………… 5
Total……………………… 8
Religious Priests:
Filipinos……………………… 9
Foreigners…………………… 1
Total………………………10
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos……………………… 5
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos………………………48
Foreigners…………………… 2
Total………………………50
Diocesan Divisions:
Districts……………………… 2
Vicariates… ………………… 6
Parishes………………………34
Chaplaincies………………… 2
Mission Stations… ………… 6
Chapels…………………… 432
Other Institutions:
Clinics… …………………… 6
Hospitals… ………………… 6
Catechetical Centers………… 1
Pastoral Centers… ………… 2
Orphanages… ……………… 2
Home for the Aged… ……… 3
Printing Press… …………… 2
Radio Station………………… 3
Sacrament & Sacramentals:
Baptism:
Children… ………… 13,640
Adult… ……………… 680
Confirmation…………… 2,751
First Communion……… 3,573
Matrimony:
Between Catholics… … 922
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics………… 7
Total… ………………… 21,573
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten………………… 1
Enrollment… ……………11
Grade Schools… …………… 2
Enrollment… ………… 117
High Schools………………… 2
Enrollment… ………… 792
Total… …………………… 920
Religious-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten………………… 2
Enrollment… ……………71
Grade Schools… …………… 2
Enrollment… ………… 365
High Schools………………… 3
Enrollment… ………… 645
Colleges……………………… 2
Enrollment… ……… 1,068
Total… ………………… 2,089

DIOCESAN CURIA
Bishop’s House
J.D. Avelino Street,
6710 Calbayog City
Tel.: (055) 209-1372
Chancery
Vicar General: Msgr. Bienvenido N.
Chiquillo, PA
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Lyndon Jabon
Oeconomus: Fr. Noel Abiertas
Assistant Oeconomus: Fr. Chris Tan
Book Keeper: Mrs. Zenaida Mara
Secretary: Sr. Jane Ayco, SNSP

ADVISORY BODIES
A. Presbyteral Council:
President: Most Rev. Isabelo Abarquez,
DD
Members:
Ex-Officio: Msgr. Bienvenido
Chiquillo, PA, VG, Fr. Roland
Cajegas, Fr. Lyndon Jabon, Fr.
Richard Tan
Appointed: Msgr. Francisco Cinco
III, Fr. Ricardo Pitogo, Fr.
Roland Cajegas, Fr. Andres Pacoli
II, Fr. Miguel Rebato, Fr. Bartolome
Dumalag, Fr. Bernard
Comilan, Fr. Jonathan Zeta, Fr.
Erwin Rodriguez

B. College of Consultors
Chairman: Most Rev. Isabelo Abarquez
Members: Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo,
PA, VG, Fr. Richard Tan,
Msgr. Francisco Cinco III, Fr.
Lyndon Jabon, Fr. Ricardo Pitogo,
Fr. Roland Cajegas
C. Diocesan Board of the Seminary
Chairman: Most Rev. Isabelo Abarquez,
Fr. Michael Anthony Aguilar,
Fr. Andres Pacoli II, Msgr.
Leonardo Guadalquiver, Msgr.
Bienvenido Chiquillo, PA, VG,
Fr. Julio Gaddi

D. Board of Temporalities
Chairman: Most Rev. Isabelo Abarquez,
Msgr. Francisco Cinco III,
Fr. Chris Tan, Fr. Cesar Oculan,
Fr. Noel Abiertas, Atty. Clemente
Rosales, Ms. Imelda Jumagdao,
Atty. Nilda Torrevillas

JUDICIARY SECTION
c/o Archdiocesan Tribunal of Palo

PASTORAL SECTION
BEC Program: Fr. Niceas Abejuela
Commission on Biblical Apostolate:
Fr. Rolando Guiuan
Commission on Clergy: Fr. Roland
Cajegas
Commission on Family Life Apostolate:
Chairman: Fr. Andres
Pacoli, Mr. & Mrs. Alejandro
Catalan, Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Rojas,
Mr. & Mrs. Antonio De los
Reyes, Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Tupas,
Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Milca, Mr.
& Mrs. Rafael Payod, Mr. & Mrs.
Marcelino Gente, Mr. & Mrs.
Boy Rueda, Mr. & Mrs. Cypriano
Villas, Mrs. Prospera Catalan,
Ms. Virgilia Chua
Commission of Finance: Chairman:
Fr. Noel Abiertas, Fr. Chris Tan,
Mrs. Zenaida Mara, Sr. Emma
Alberca, SNSP
Commission on Health Care: Chairman:
Msgr. Francisco Cinco III,
PC, Dr. Emmauel Rosales, Dr.
Arlene Lim, Ms. Virginia Sabido,
Ms. Edna Bernardo, Ms.
Ammelita Escutin, Ms. Felisa
Cuevas
Commission on Lay Fomation:
Chairman: Fr. Romy Manzanero
Commission on Liturgy: Fr. July
Gaddi
Commission on Seminarians and
Vocations: Chairman: Fr. Joseph
De Guzman, Fr. Niceas Abejuela
Commission on Social Action:
Chairman: Fr. Cesar Oculan, Fr.
Guillermo Alorro, Mr. Francisco
Martines, Mrs. Zemaida Mara,
Ms. Melda Jumagdao, Ms. Caridad
Pacampara, Ms. Marissa
Labutin, Mr. Renan Abarro, Mr.
Calito Graboso, Mr. Jopher Conarco,
Mr. Jody Ocenar
Commission on Social Communication:
Fr. Noel Labendia
Commission on Youth: Fr. Jake Yboa
Office of Canon Law: Head: Msgr.
Francisco Cinco III, PC
Superintendent of Catholic Schools:
Sr. Ma. Rachel Bernardo, RVM
Diocesan Catechetical Director: Fr.
Roger Oñate, Sr. Theresa Knox
Gude, FMSC

ORGANIZATIONS AND
MOVEMENTS
Children of Mary: Diocesan President:
Mrs. Irene Obong
Knights of Columbus: Sir Knight
Demetrio Dimaranan
Ladies of Charity: President: Mrs.
Teresita Agoncillo
Catholic Charismatic Movement:
Servant Leade: Mr. Rolando
Dioneda
Mother Butlers’ Guild: Mrs. Atty.
Nilda Torrevillas
Mater Dei Marriage Encounter
Community:
Gerardo and Nenita
Felebrico
Apostleship of Prayer: Mrs. Nenita
Morilao
Catholic Women’s Leaugue: Mrs.
Lilia Gal
Couples for Christ: Bro. George
Asinse
Singles for Christ: Mr. Raul Colocado
Youth for Christ: Mrs. Fely Tan
Legion of Mary: Sr. Marianita Magbutay
CFC-FFL: Provincial Coordinator:
Mr. Ariel Donceras
Daughters of Mary Immaculate

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Christ The King College, Calbayog
City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1182
St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan
(RVM), Catbalogan, 6700 Samar
Tel./Fax: (055) 251-2074
La Milagrosa Academy (F-1910), Calbayog
City 6710, Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1345
St. Michael’s Academy (F-1962), Gandara,
6706 Samar

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL
CLERGY
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Almagro
Rev. Fr. Romualdo Fajardo
St. Anthony of Padua, Bagacay/Consolabao,
Hinabangan
Rev. Fr. Jester Jake Yboa
St. Michael the Archangel Parish,
Basey
Rev. Fr. Teofanes Tabones; Rev.
Fr. Gil Cabujat
Our Lady’s Nativity Parish, Calbayog
Rev. Msgr. Francisco Cinco III;
Rev. Fr. Niceas Abejuela; Rev. Fr.
Roland Cajegas
Our Lady of Annunciation Parish, Calbiga
Rev. Fr. Julio Gaddi; Rev. Fr. Carlito
Versoza
St. Anthony of Padua Mission Center,
Carayman
Rev. Fr. Guillermo Alorro
St. Bartholomew Parish, Catbalogan
Rev. Fr. Raymundo de Guzman;
Rev. Fr. Robert Talon; Rev. Fr.
Ferdinand Figueroa
St. Roche Mission Center, Dagum
Rev. Fr. Roberto Gilboy
Holy Infant Parish, Daram
Rev. Fr. Elias Solis
St. Michael the Archangel Parish,
Gandara
Rev. Fr. Rolando Vivas; Rev. Fr.
Armando Cagomoc
Holy Infant Mission Center, Guintarcan,
Villareal
Rev. Fr. Eduardo Bersamin
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Hinabangan
Rev. Fr. Felipe Ragay
St. Pashcal Baylon Parish, Jiabong
Rev. Fr. Fidel Colminar
St. James the Apostle Parish, Marabut,
Osmeña
Rev. Fr. Romeo Manzareno
St. Isidore Parish, Matuguinao
Rev. Fr. Roger Oñate
Immaculate Concepcion Parish, Motiong
Rev. Fr. Bernard Comilan
Holy Infant Parish, Oquendo
Rev. Fr. Pablo Arogante; Rev. Fr.
Jorge Plaza
Holy Infant Parish, Pagsanghan
Rev. Fr. Melvin Ojeda
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Paranas
Rev. Fr. Rolando Guiuan; Rev.
Fr. Francis Uy
Assumption of Our Lady Mission Center,
Pilar
Rev. Fr. Edwin Rodriguez
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Pinabacdao
Rev. Fr. Rodulfo Aquino
Our Lady of Salvacion Mission Center,
Rizal, Daram
Rev. Fr. Gil Cagomoc
St. Anthony of Padua Mission Center,
San Antonio, Basey
Rev. Fr. Rex Ibañes
St. Joachim Mission Center, San Joaquin
Rev. Fr. Andres Espiritu
St. Isidore Parish, San Jorge
Rev. Fr. Romulo Montero
Holy Infant Mission Center, San Jose
de Buan
Rev. Fr. Marlo Mangubat
St. Joseph Parish, San Policarpo
Rev. Fr. Jonathan Zeta
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, San
Sebastian
Rev. Fr. Roger Abaigar
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Silanga
Rev. Fr. Agustin Gelera
St. James the Greater Parish, Sta. Margarita
Rev. Fr. Renato Piczon; Rev. Fr.
Arnulfo Sison
Sta. Rita of Cascia Parish, Sta. Rita
Rev. Fr. Andres Pacoli
Holy Infant Parish, Sto. Niño
Rev. Fr. Deogracias Llauder
St. Anthony of Padua Mission Center,
Tagapul-an
Rev. Fr. Ronjie Raquil
St. James the Great Parish, Talalora
Rev. Fr. Rey Palomas
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Tarangnan
Rev. Fr. Iluminado Paulino
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Tinambacan
Rev. Fr. Bartolome Dumalag
Holy Trinity Parish, Trinidad
Rev. Fr. Tyrone Odinada
Holy Rosary Shrine Parish, Ubanon
Rev. Fr. Joaquin Colminas; Rev.
Fr. Miguel Rebato
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Villareal
Rev. Fr. Dionesio Calderon; Rev.
Basilio Salino
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Zummaraga
Rev. Fr. Neil Alavata

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