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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Calbayogana                                                                                         Calbayog

Suffragan of Palo

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) 209-3012
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PRESENT STATUS

Personnel:
Bishop… …………………… 1
Diocesan Priests in the
Diocese… ………………59
Retired Priests… …………… 5
On Sabbatical Leave………… 3
On Study Leave……………… 1
Active in other Dioceses
in the Philippines… …… 8
Working Abroad on Loan…… 5
Total………………………79
Religious Priests working
in the Diocese……………10
Religious Brothers working
in the Diocese…………… 6
Religious Sisters working
in the Diocese……………10
Seminaries:
Philosophate………………… 1
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………10
Pre-Diaconate Mission
Program… ……………… 5
SPFY… ……………………… 2
Philosophy (College)…………12
Senior High… ………………14
Minor (High School)………… 8
Total………………………55
Religious Orders/Congregation:
Men… ……………………… 3
Women……………………… 7
Total…………………… 10
Religious Priests:
Filipinos……………………… 8
Foreigners…………………… 2
Total………………………10
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos……………………… 6
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos…………………… 10
Foreigners…………………… 5
Total…………………… 21

DIOCESAN CURIA
Most Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD, Bishop;
Fr. Noel C. Labendia, JCL, Chancellor/Judicial Vicar;
Fr. Richard T. Tan, STD, Economus;
Sr. Anita Quinanola, SNSP, Secretary;
Sr. Teresa Sencil, SNSP, Secretary;
Ms. Jessica Tingkingco, Office Assistant
Mailing Address: Centennial Pastoral Center JD Avelino Street Calbayog City, 6710, Samar
Tel./Fax: (055) 2091-372
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ADVISORY BODIES
Board of Consultors:
Chair: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD;
Msgr. Niceas A. Abejuela, Vicar General;
Fr. Noel C. Labendia, JCL;
Chancellor/Judicial Vicar;
Fr. Rodante Abegonia, PHL,
Rector of the College Seminary;
Fr. Roland Cajegas, Chair, Commission on Clergy
Presbyteral Board:
Chair: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD
Members - Ex-officio:
Msgr. Niceas A. Abejuela, Vicar General;
Fr. Noel C. Labendia, JCL, Chancellor/Judicial Vicar;
Fr. Roland Cajegas, Commission on Clergy;
Fr. Rodante Abegonia, PHL, Rector
Members - Elected:
Fr. Bartolome Dumalag;
Fr. Bernard Comilan;
Fr. Jonathan Zeta;
Fr. Erwin Rodriguez;
Fr. Miguel Rebato
Diocesan Board of Temporalities:
Chair: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD
Vice Chair: Fr. Cris U. Tan
Members:
Fr. Richard T. Tan, STD;
Fr. Antonio Mahinay;
Judge Clemente Rosales;
Atty. Nilda Torrevillas;
Atty. Aileen Maglana;
Engr. Salvador Biliran
Diocesan Seminary Board:
Chair: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD
Members:
Fr. Rodante Abegonia (Board Secretary);
Msgr. Niceas Abejuela,
Fr. Noel Labendia;
Fr. Roland Cajegas
Diocesan Council of the Laity:
Chair: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez
Members:
Fr. Andres Espiritu;
Fr. Virgilio Tomnob;
Mr. Ricardo Rueda;
Ms. Sol Latorre; Dra.
Arleen Rodriguez;
Albert Floretes;
Eduardo Rivera

PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Commissions:
Commission on the Clergy: Fr. Roland Cajegas
Commission on Biblical Apostolate: Fr. Tito M. Voz, STL
Commission on Seminarians and Vocations: Fr. Hans Christian B. Custodio
Commission on Catechetical Ministry: Sr. Theresa Knox, FMSC
Commission on Liturgy: Fr. Julio O. Gaddi, SLL
Commission on the Laity: Fr. Andres Espiritu
Commission on Health Care: Fr. Tito M. Voz, STL
Commission on Mission: Fr. Gil Cagomoc
Commission on Pastoral Care for Migrants: Fr. Basil Salino
Commission on Social Communications: Fr. Erwin Rodriguez
Commission on Finance: Fr. Richard T. Tan, STD
Commission on Social Action: Fr. Guillermo Alorro
Commission on Youth: Fr. Henry Milka
Commission on Basic Ecclesial
Communities: Msgr. Niceas A. Abejuela
Commission on Prison Ministry: Mr. Albert Floretes
Commission on Canon Law Affairs: Fr. Noel C. Labendia, JCL
Commission on Family Life: ______
Other Groupings:
Committee on New Financial System: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, Chair
Members:
Fr. Richard Tan;
Msgr. Niceas Abejuela;
Fr. Roland Cajegas;
Fr. Joseph De Guzman;
Fr. Rolando Vivas;
Ms. Farah de Lira;
Ms. Amelita Escutin;
Mrs. Zenaida Mara;
Mrs. Rosario Pomida;
Mr. Jerry Perol;
Mr. Victoriano Navarrete;
Ms. Leonila Piczon;
Mrs. Teresa Cabunag
Matrimonial Tribunal of First Instance:
Judge: Fr. Noel C. Labendia, JCL
Defender of the Bond: Fr. Clarence Dabocol, JCL
Assessors/On-Call Members: Atty. Anthony U. Singzon; Mrs. Merla A. Rosalado
Notary: Rev. Sr. Teresa Sencil, SNSP
Diocesan Master of Liturgical Celebrations: Rev. Fr. Joseph De Guzman
Coordinator for Catholic Schools in the Diocese: Rev. Fr. Alito Cangayao, PSDP
Legal Affairs Desk: Atty. Nilda Torrevillas;
Atty. Aileen Maglana
Pondo ng Pinoy Desk: Ms. Felisa Cuevas

ORGANIZATIONS AND LAY MOVEMENTS

Catholic Charismatic - Servant Leaders:
Mr. Rolando Dioneda; Mrs. Victoria Tafalla
Mother Butlers Guild - Coordinator:
Atty. Nilda Torrevillas
Catholic Womens League - Coordinator:
Mrs. Lilia L. Gal, Julia Pizarra
Couples for Christ - Coordinators:
Herminigildo Sanchez;
Eduardo Rivera;
Nicomedes Espares
Singles for Christ - Coordinators:
Renato; Emma Centino
Youth for Christ - Coordinators:
Alfredo; Amelita Panzo
Daughters of Mary Immaculate - Coordinators:
Aida Tobes; Trinidad Escobar
Ladies of Charity - Coordinators:
Mrs. Luzviminda Bolastig;
Mrs. Baby Banzon;
Mrs. Nena R. Tizon
Knights of Columbus - Diocesan Membership
Coordinator: Bro. Wilfredo Estorninos
Mother Butler Mission Guild: Janette Obong

SEMINARIES / EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary (F-1910), Dagum Hills, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 2091-273
Rector: Fr. Rodante T. Abegonia, Phl
Dean of Studies: Fr. Christian Custodio
Procurator: Fr. Aldon Funcion
Head Spiritual Director: Fr. Alito Cangayao, PSDP
Nazareth Formation House (F-1993), Dagum Hills, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1351
Rector: Fr. Alito Cangayao, PSDP
Spiritual Directors:
Fr. Daniel Masin, PSDP;
Fr. Thomas Jose Pichappilil, PSDP
Christ the King College (F-1952),
Magsaysay Blvd., Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Administrators: Franciscan Friars- Minors (OFM)
Tel./Fax: (055) 209-1182
School President: Fr. Nilo Bulawan, OFM (OIC)
St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan
(formerly Sacred Heart College F-1945), Mabini Ave., Catbalogan City, 6700 Samar
Administrators: Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Tel./Fax: (055) 251-2074
School President: Sr. Ma. Jesusita Bernate, RVM
La Milagrosa Academy (F-1910), JD Avelino Street, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Administrators: Franciscan Apostolic Sisters (FAS)
Tel.: (055) 209-1345
School Directress: Sr. Adela Pabon, FAS
St. Michael Academy (F-1962), Gandara, 6706 Samar
Administrators: Franciscan Apostolic Sisters (FAS)
School Directress: Sr. Susan Turingan, FAS
Divine Mercy Integrated Academy of Villareal (F-2016),
Parish Church Compound, Villareal, 6717 Samar
Administrator: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez
School Director: Fr. Bonaventure Valles, FFDM
Health Care Institutions
St. Camillus Hospital (F-1993), Airport Road Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1164
Fax: (055) 209-3289
Administrators: Missionaries of the Infirm of St. Camillus (MI)
Hospital Administrator: Rev. Fr. Renato Maliwat, MI
Asst. Administrator: Bro. Jose Emmanuel, MI
Our Lady of Porziuncola Hospital (F-2007), Magsaysay Blvd., Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-6384
Administrator: Franciscan Friars Minor (OFM)
Medical Director: Dr. Dennis Tayo, OFM
Diocesan Primary Health and Mother
Bless Birthing Clinic (F-2013),
Bugallon Street, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Administrator: Diocesan Commission on Healthcare
Clinic-in-Charge: Ms. Lovely C. Galvez
Julio Card. Rosales Memorial Home of Love (F-1983), Brgy. Oquendo, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-4240
Administrators: Missionaries of Charity (MC)
Sr. Agatha Balingit, MC Monasteries
Monastery of St. Clare (F-1965), Rawis, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: 209-1231
Mother Abbess: Rev. Mo. Faith Songco, OSC
Monastery of Mary Consolatrix (F-2009),
Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: 209-5046
Mother Abbess: Rev. Mo. Frances Laruan, DMC

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL PASTORS

Vicariate I - Sts. Peter & Paul
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Tito Voz
St. Joachim Parish, San Joaquin, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Jonathan Zeta
Assumption of Our Lady Parish, Pilar, Oquendo, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Rex Ibañez
Holy Infant Parish, Oquendo Dist., Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Bartolome Dumalag;
Rev. Fr. Iluminado Paulino
Holy Infant Parish, Sto. Niño, 6711 Samar
Rev. Fr. Agustin Gelera
Holy Trinity Parish, Sabang, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Pablo Arrogante
Our Lady’s Nativity Parish, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Richard Tan;
Rev. Fr. Noel Labendia;
Rev. Fr. Tito Voz;
Rev. Fr. Roberto Gilboy;
Rev. Fr. Robert Talon
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Almagro, 6724 Samar
Rev. Fr. Jose Novo Peru
St. Anthony of Padua Mission Center, Tagapul-an, 6712 Samar
Rev. Fr. Rolly Laruda
St. Anthony of Padua Mission Center, Carayman, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Rev. Fr. Miguel Rebato
St. James the Greater Parish, Sta. Margarita, Samar
Rev. Fr. Roland Cajegas; Rev. Fr. Dionesio Calderon
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, San Policarpo, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Rodolfo Aquino
St. Roche Mission Center, Dagum, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Cris U. Tan
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Tinambacan, Calbayog City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Francis J. Uy Vicariate II - St. Isidore
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rey Palomas
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Gandara, Samar
Rev. Fr. Jorge Plaza; Rev. Fr. Raymundo De Guzman
St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, San Jorge, Samar
Rev. Fr. Joaquin Colminas
St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, Matuguinao, Samar
Rev. Fr. Tyrone Odinada
Holy Infant Parish, Pagsanghan, Samar
Rev. Fr. Rey Palomas
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Tarangnan,Samar
Rev. Fr. Melvin Ojeda
San Roque Mission Center, Brgy. Tigdaranao, Tarangnan, Samar
Rev. Fr. Carlito Verzosa
Vicariate III - St. Francis De Sales
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Neil Alavata
St. Bartholomew Parish, Catbalogan City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Joseph De Guzman;
Rev. Fr. Guillemor Alorro;
Rev. Fr. Gil Cagomoc;
Rev. Fr. Gil Cabujat;
Rev. Fr. Erwin Rodriguez
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Parish / Diocesan Marian Shrine, Ubanon, Catbalogan City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Andres Pacoli;
Rev. Fr. Fidel Colminar
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Silanga, Catbalogan City, 6700 Samar
Rev. Fr. Romeo Manzanero
St. Pashcal Baylon Parish, Jiabong, 6701 Samar
Rev. Fr. Armando Cagomoc
Immaculate Concepcion Parish, Motiong, 6702 Samar
Rev. Fr. Neil Alavata
Holy Infant Jesus Mission Center, San Jose de Buan, 6723 Samar
Rev. Fr. Lyndon Jabon
Vicariate IV - St. Pius X
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Basil Salino
Our Lady of Annunciation Parish, Calbiga, 6715 Samar
Rev. Fr. Teofanes Tabones;
Rev. Fr. Deogracias Llauder
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Paranas, 6703 Samar
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Figueroa;
Rev. Fr. Jester Jake Yboa
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Bagacay-Consolabao, Hinabangan, 6713 Samar
Rev. Fr. Rogelio Abaigar
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Hinabangan, 6713 Samar
Rev. Fr. Julio Gaddi
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, San Sebastian, 6714 Samar
Rev. Fr. Elias Solis
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Pinabacdao, 6716 Samar
Rev. Fr. Bernard Comilan
Vicariate V - Pope John XXIII
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rolando Guiuan
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Villareal, 6717 Samar
Rev. Fr. Rolando Vivas
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Zumarraga, 6725 Samar
Rev. Fr. Henry Milka
Holy Infant Parish, Daram, 6722 Samar
Rev. Fr. Roger Oñate
Holy Infant Mission Center, Guintarcan, Villareal, 6717 Samar
Rev. Fr. Basilio Salino
St. James the Apostle Parish, Talalora, 6719 Samar
Fr. Eduardo Bersamin
Our Lady of Salvation Parish, Brgy. Rizal, Daram, 6722 Samar
Rev. Fr. Antonio Mahinay
San Isidro Labrador Mission Center, Brgy. Igot, Villareal, 6717 Samar
Rev. Fr. Romualdo Fajardo Vicariate V -
Saint Joseph St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Basey, 6720 Samar
Rev. Fr. Andres Espiritu; Rev. Fr. Rolando Guiuan
St. James the Apostle Parish, Osmeña Marabut, 6721 Samar
Rev. Fr. Felipe Ragay
St. Rita of Cascia Parish, Sta. Rita, 6718 Samar
Rev. Msgr. Niceas Abejuela, VG
St. Anthony of Padua Mission Center,
San Antonio, Basey, 6720 Samar
Rev. Fr. Eduardo Bersamin
Holy Infant Mission Center, Marabut, 6721 Samar
Rev. Fr. Ronjie Raquil

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/ SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE/ PIOUS UNION

MEN

Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
Poor Servants of the Divine Providence (PSDP)
Missionaries of the Infirm of St. Camillus (MI)

WOMEN

Franciscan Apostolic Sisters (FAS)
Franciscan Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (FMSC)
Daughters of Mary Consolatrix (DMC)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)
Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries (MQHM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Siervas de Nuestra Senora de la Paz (SNSP)

† NECROLOGY †

2013: Fr. Juan Papel; Bishop Maximiano T. Cruz, DD
2014: Fr. Domingo Ontuca
2015: Msgr. Manuel T. Cruz PA
2016: Msgr. Bienvenido N. Chiquillo, PA