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DIOCESE

Dioececis Digosensis                                                                              Digos

Suffragan of Davao

Erected: November 5, 1979. Comprises the whole Civil
Province of Davao del Sur and portions of Sarangani
Province. Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15.

Bishop

Most Reverend
GUILLERMO D. AFABLE, DD
Born: April 3, 1951 in Davao City. Ordained Bishop: July 12, 2001 San
Pedro Cathedral, Davao City. Appointed by Pope John Paul II as Titular
Bishop of Vadesi and Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Davao: April 21,
2001. Appointed Co-adjutor Bishop of Digos: June 21, 2002. Installed
Second Bishop of Digos: February 11, 2003.
Address:
Home of the Clergy
Doña Aurora Street, Digos City, 8002 Davao del Sur
P.O. Box 3771
Tel./Fax: (082) 553-5852
Tel.: (082) 553-2012
Mobile: 0929-462-7868
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PRESENT STATUS

Bishop…………………………… 1
Diocesan Priests:
Active………………………32
On Loan (Mission)…………… 1
Guest Priest (outside Digos)..… 4
On Renewal… ……………… 1
On Leave… ………………… 4
Total………………………42
Religious Priests:
Filipino… ……………………16
Foreign……………………… 4
Total………………………20
Religious Brothers:
Filipino… ……………………14
Religious Sisters:
Filipino… ………………… 98
Seminarians:
Pre-College… ……………… 1
College………………………56
Theology… ………………… 7
Total…………………… 64
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 6
Parishes………………………20
With Resident Pastors… ……20
Entrusted to the Diocesan
Clergy… …………………20
Mission Stations with
Regular Priests…………… 5
BECs… ………………… 1,269
Catholic Educational Centers:
Colleges……………………… 2
Enrolment… ……… 4,677
High School… ………………15
Enrolment… ……… 5,564
Elementary… ……………… 7
Enrolment… ……… 1,250
Pre- School… ……………… 8
Enrolment… ………… 207
Total of Enrolment… … 11,698
Diocesan Pastoral Centers:
Liturgical Center… ………… 1
Seminar House……………… 1
Social Action Center………… 1
Catechetical (Formation)
Center…………………… 1
Youth Center………………… 1
Family and Life Center……… 1
Retreat House… …………… 1
Biblical Center… …………… 1
Women’s Center… ………… 1
Prison Ministry……………… 1
Sacraments and Baptism:
Baptism:
Children Baptism…… 3,566
Adult Baptisms… … 2,138
Total………………… 5,704
Confirmations … ……… 8,275
First Communions……… 14,508
Marriages between
Catholics…………… 4,169
Mixed ……………………24
Total………………… 4,193
School Catechists ……… 2,292
Population………………1,168,034
Catholics………………… 761,526
Area ……………… 3,938 sq.kms.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Home of the Clergy Doña Aurora Street,
Digos City, 8002 Davao del Sur P.O. Box 3771
Telefax: (082) 553-5852
Tel.: (082) 553-2012
Mobile: 0926-719-0237, 0929-462-7868
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Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Cornelio Toraja
Chancellor/Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Rico Dingal, JCL
Secretariat Staff:
Mrs. Honey Queen U. Alcontin (Chancery Staff);
Mr. Telesforo Etulle (Messenger, Driver);
Mrs. Joyce T. Talaid (Cashier);
Mrs. Cecille Graziella M. Florida (Bookkeeper);
Ms. Krizza M. Pardillo (Bookkeeper)

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Presbyteral Council
President: Most Rev. Guillermo D. Afable, DD
Members:
Fr. Cornelio Toraja, Fr. Ronald Lunas, Fr. Reynaldo Calumpong,Fr. Judito Tampon,Fr. Rex Tapales,
Fr. Rico Dingal,Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa, Fr. Rogelio Albite, Fr. Kim Cossid, Fr. Ronald Masilang, RCJ, Fr. Patrick Mariano, OSB
College of Consultors:
Fr. Cornelio Toraja, Fr. Ronald Lunas, Fr. Reynaldo Calumpong,
Fr. Judito Tampon, Fr. Rex Tapales, Fr. Rico Dingal

Diocesan Finance Council
Most Rev. Guillermo D. Afable, DD,
Rev. Fr. Rico Dingal, JCL,
Atty. Josefina B. Almazan,
Mrs. Yolanda Crispino,
Mrs. Dulia Sunga,
Mrs. Genara Layog,
Atty. Christopher Roy S. Cabardo
Commission on the Clergy
Vicar for the Clergy: Rev. Fr. Ronald Lunas
Members: Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Calumpong,
Rev. Fr. Kim Cossid, Rev.
Fr. Rico Dingal, Rev. Fr. Perseus Gonzales, Rev. Fr. Rex Tapales,
Rev. Fr. Cornelio Toraja, Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa
Association of Religious Men and
Women of the Diocese of Digos (ARMWODD)
Chairperson: c/o Sr. Sofia V. Aldemita, ADM
Catholic Schools
Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Perseus Gonzales
Tel.: (082) 553-4470

PASTORAL SECTION

Diocesan Liturgical Center
Director: Fr. Rex Tapales
Diocesan Liturgy Coordinator: Sr. Johanna Bernabe, OSB
Diocesan Staff:
Mrs. Felicidad Pardillo,
Mr. Felmar Abella
Diocesan Social Action Center
Tel.: (082) 553-2603
Director: Bp. Guillermo D. Afable
Coordinator: Sr. Belen Sabido, WCW
Staff: Mrs. Christine Labajo, Mr. Neil Agravante
Diocesan Catechetical Formation Center
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Fr. Rico Dingal, JCL
Coordinator: Sr. Elisa Caballero, OND
Diocesan Vocation Apostolate
Director: Rev. Fr. Marvin Zamora
Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC)
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Pastoral Director: Fr. Cornelio Toraja
Coordinator: Ms. Willybeth Salutillo
Diocesan Bible Apostolate
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Rev. Fr. Rico Dingal
Coordinator: Sr. Susana Reyes, OND
Diocesan Family and Life Apostolate
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Rev. Fr. Judito Tampon
Coordinator: Sr. Susana Reyes, OND
Missions and Pontifical Mission Society
Director: Rev. Fr. Jupiter Canoy
Diocesan Youth Apostolate
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Rev. Fr. Marvin Zamora
Coordinator: Ms. Willybeth Salutillo
Commission on Indigenous Peoples
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Rev. Fr. Jomar Momo
Coordinator: Mrs. Elenita Salip

OTHER DIOCESAN COMMITTEES / PROGRAMS / SERVICES
Diocesan Caritas Program
Coordinator: Sr. Belen Sabido, WCW
Prison Ministry
Tel.: (082) 272-9036
Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Patrick Muckian, SM
Women’s Center
Mobile: 0939-923-5342
Coordinator: Mrs. Merceditas Taruc

PARISHES, MISSION STATIONS AND PRESBYTERS

Vicariate of Mary Mediatrix of All Graces (JOMAIS)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Perseus Gonzales
Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral
Parish (F-1948), Rizal Avenue, Digos City, 8002 Davao del Sur
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Judito Tampon
Parochial Vicars:
Rev. Fr. Frederick Parantar, Rev. Fr. Marvin Zamora,
Rev. Fr. Hermes Sabud, SM, Rev. Fr. Patrick Muckian, SM, Rev. Fr. Arnold Garferio, SM
Matti District Catholic Center (Sub- Parish of Mary Mediatrix Cathedral), Matti, Digos City
Parochial Vicars:
Rev. Fr. Hermes Sabud, SM, Rev. Fr. Patrick Muckian, SM, Rev. Fr. Arnold Garferio, SM
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1941),
Poblacion Sta. Cruz, 8001 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest:
Rev. Fr. Ronald I. Lunas
Parochial Vicars:
Rev. Fr. Isabelo Medina, Rev. Fr. Ronald Masilang, RCJ, Rev. Fr. Kristian Irvin Taok, RCJ,
Rev. Fr. Tirzo Alcover, RCJ, Rev. Fr. Antonio Nocellado, RCJ
John Paul II Sub-Parish of Sta. Cruz, Inawayan, Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur
Parochial Vicars:
Rev. Fr. Ronald Masilang, RCJ, Rev. Fr. Kristian Irvin Taok, RCJ,
Rev. Fr. Tirzo Alcover, RCJ, Rev. Fr. Antonio Nocellado, RCJ

San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-1962),
Poblacion Hagonoy, 8006 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Perseus Gonzales
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-1981),
Cor. Rizal Ave., Aurora Streets, Digos City, 8002 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cornelio Toraja
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Roberto
Lagos; Rev. Fr. Joselyno Gallopin
Resident Priest: Rev. Fr. Leosiso Monroid Our Lady of Mt. Apo Parish (F-1983),
Kapatagan, Digos City, 8002 Davao Del Sur

Parish Aministrator: Rev. Fr. Joel Codilla
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (F-2000), Guihing Hagonoy, 8006 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: c/o Bp. Guillermo D Afable, DD
Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception (MABBAMA)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Antonio Sila Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1955),
Poblacion Bansalan, 8005 Davao del Sur

Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rex Tapales
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Loreto Missiona
St. Michael Parish (F-1963), Poblacion Matanao, 8003 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonio Sila
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Allan Joie Nuñez
Sto. Niño Parish (F-1964), Poblacion Magsaysay, 8004 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Regino Estoon
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1995), Barrio of Bangkal, Matan-ao, 8003 Davao del Sur
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Allan Joie Nuñez
Vicariate of St. Michael (PAKIMOSULBA)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jupiter Canoy
St. Michael Parish (F-1953), Poblacion, Padada, 8007 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jupiter Canoy
Asst. Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Eleiser Capuyan
Residence Priest: Fr. Reynaldo Calumpong
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1964),
Poblacion Kiblawan, 8008 Davao del Sur Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Santos Villahermosa
Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Fr. Restituto Evedientes, Rev. Fr. Roger Baraga, SchP,
Rev. Fr. Rolando Caritan, SchP, Rev. Fr. Arvin Peñaranda, SchP
Molopolo District (Sub-Parish of Kiblawan), Kiblawan, Davao Del Sur
Parochial Vicars:
Rev. Fr. Roger Baraga, SchP, Rev. Fr. Rolando Caritan, SchP, Rev. Fr. Arvin Peñaranda, SchP
San Roque Parish (F-1967), Poblacion Sulop, 8009 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leopoldo Omblero
Banate Mission Station (F-2002), Banate, Saranggani Province
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Juan Macalisang
Vicariate of St. Theresa of Avila (KIBASTAMA)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Diomedes Templa
Kilegbeg Mission Station (1994), Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Jomar Momo
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-2000),
Basiawan, Sta. Maria, 8011 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Dante Gorgonio
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish (F-1965), Poblacion Sta. Maria 8011 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Diomedes Templa
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Jomar P. Momo
Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish (F-1959),Poblacion Malalag, 8010 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rico Dingal, JCL
Vicariate of Sto. Rosario (MALIMADO)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Kim Cossid
Sto. Rosario Parish (F-1947), Poblacion Malita, 8012 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Kim Cossid
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Richard Laquinon
Little Baguio Mission Station (B’laan Mission) (1979),
c/o Catholic Rectory Malita, 8012 Davao del Sur
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Kim A. Cossid
Malita Tagakaolo Mission Station (Matamis) (1984),
c/o Catholic Rectory, Malita, 8012 Davao del Sur
Mission In-charge: MJ Fathers
Team:
Rev. Fr. Joey Evangelista,
Rev. Fr. Primo Fagel, MJ
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Parish (F-1994), Poblacion Don Marcelino, 8013 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rogelio Albite
Vicariate of Our Lady of Assumption (BANCA)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Consorcio Lopez Jr.
Our Lady of Assumption Parish (F-1959), Poblacion Jose Abad Santos, 8014 Davao del Sur
Parish Administrator: Rev. Fr. Consorcio Lopez Jr.
Sta. Teresita del Niño Jesus Parish (F-1997), Balut, Sarangani Island, 8015 Davao del Sur
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Saturnino Andoy
Nuing Mission Station (Manobo Mission) (2003), Kasunogan, Molmol, Jose Abad Santos, 8014 Davao del Sur
In-charge: Rev. Fr. Richie Cuaton, CSsR

DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH NO PARISH ASSIGNMENTS
In the Diocese
Rev. Fr. Nestor Lisondra;
Fr. Leosiso Monroid (Hospital Chaplain)
In Other Dioceses in P.I.
Rev. Fr. Henry Escasinas, SSL (Dean of Studies, Professor),
Regional Major Seminary, Catalunan Grande, 8000 Davao City
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa (Main Spiritual Director, Professor),
Regional Major Seminary, Catalunan Grande, 8000 Davao City
Rev. Fr. Urbano Pardillo (Professor),
St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, Catalunan Grande, 8000 Davao City)
Rev. Fr. Sander Niez, Defender of the Bond of the Metropolitan
Tribunal of Manila, The Roman
Catholic Archbishop of Manila, 121 Arzobispado St., Intramuros Manila
On Renewal
Rev. Fr. Cristino Violon
On Leave
Rev. Fr. Cristito Carmona, Rev. Fr. Leo Pepito, Rev. Fr. Leonardo Sayson, Rev. Fr. Nestor Lisondra
On Mission
Rev. Fr. Melchor Camiña


INSTITUTE OF CONSECRATED LIFE/ SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE


NOTE: Please see sections on Religious

Men/Women.

MEN

Brothers of the Sacred Heart (SC)
Congregation of the Rogationists Fathers (RCJ)
Missionaries of Jesus (MJ)
Order of St. Benedict (OSB)
[Missionary Benedictines of the Congregation of St. Otillien]
Society of Mary (SM)
Piarist Fathers (SchP)
Redemptorist Fathers (CSsR)
Sons and Daughters of Mercy (FAM)
Societe des Missions-Etrangeres (SME)

WOMEN
Apostolic Daughters of Mary (ADM)
Benedictine Nuns of the Eucharistic King (OSB)
Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King (OSB)
Carmelite Missionaries (CM)
Crucified Sisters, Adorers of the Eucharist (CAE)
Dominican Sisters of the Trinity (OP)
Pastorelle Sisters (SJBP)
Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd
Oblates of Notre Dame Sisters (OND)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters Ministers of the Infirm of St. Camillus (Camillian Sisters) (SMI)
Sisters of the Presentation of Mary (PM)
Teresian Daughters of Mary (TDM)
Workers of Christ the Worker (WCW)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

St. Mary’s of Bansalan College (RVM) (F-1959), Bansalan, 8005 Davao del Sur
President/Dean of College: Sr. Ma. Magdalena Monteza, RVM
Tel.: (082) 553-9246
Principal - HS and Elem.: Sr. Ma. Magdalena Monteza
Holy Cross of Caburan (CM) (since 2000) (F-1960), Jose Abad Santos, 8014 Davao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Judalyn Cabreros, CM
Cor Jesu College (SC) (F-1959),
Sacred Heart Avenue, 8002 Digos City, Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-8251, 553-2201, 553-2733
President: Bro. Ellakim Sosmeña, SC
Dean of College: Mr. Alex D. Niez, PhD
Dean of Law School: Atty. Israelito Torreon
Principal - HS & Elem.: Dr. Kurt Anthony R. Diaz
(BED) Basic Education Dept.: Mr. Randy Tudy
Holy Cross Academy of Digos (RVM)
(F-1948), Rizal Ave., 8002 Digos City, Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-2532
Directress/Principal: Sr. Ma. Virginia Adubal, RVM
Holy Cross of Hagonoy, Inc. (OP) (F-1965)
Directress/Principal: Sr. Lilybeth Perez, OP
Holy Cross of Kiblawan (TDM) (F-1966), Kiblawan, 8008 Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 570-0305
Directress/Principal: Sr. Roger Baraga, SchP
Holy Cross of Magsaysay (OP) (F-1964), Magsaysay, 8004 Davao del Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Paz P. Paglinawan, OP
Holy Cross of Malalag (PM) (F-1966), Malalag, 8010 Davao del Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Gina Mae Campugan, PM
Holy Cross of Malita (PM) (F-1959),
Poblacion Malita, 8012 Davao del Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Elizabeth Garrote, PM
Holy Cross of Matanao (TDM) (F-1967), Matanao, 8003 Davao del Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Julieta Camacho, TDM
St. Michael’s School of Padada (PM) (F-1953), Padada, 8007 Davao del Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Elnora R. Taparan, PM
St. Mary’s Academy (RVM) (F-1963),
Sta. Cruz 8001, Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 515-3054
Directress/Principal: Sr. Maryvic Casas, RVM
Madre Pia Notari School (Davao del Sur) Inc. (CAE) (F-1994),
Rizal Avenue, 8001 Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Angela Dominguez, CAE
Holy Cross of Sta. Maria (PM) (F-1967), Sta. Maria, 8011 Davao del Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Cherie Eloisa Garotte, PM
Holy Cross of Sulop (ADM) (F-1967),
Poblacion Sulop, 8009 Davao del Sur
Principal: Sr. Ma. Rosalina Manuales, ADM
Rogationist Academy (RCJ) (F-1987), Baracatan,
Toril, Davao City 8000 Davao del Sur
Principal: Rev. Fr. Ronald Masilang, RCJ
Madre Pia Notari School (Davao del Sur) Inc. (CAE) (F-1994), Barracatan, Toril, Davao City
Directress: Sr. Maria Era C. Laurente, CAE
John Paul II Seminary (F-2009),
Sitio Kibanban, Brgy. Sinawilan, Digos City
Director: Rev. Fr. Marvin Zamora
Staff: Veines Angayan

PASTORAL CENTERS

Diocesan Catechetical Center, Home of the Clergy Compound,
Aurora St., 8002 Digos City Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Rev. Fr. Rico Dingal, JCL
Coordinator: Sr. Elisa Caballero, OND
Diocesan Biblical Center, Home of the Clergy Compound, Aurora
Street, 8002 Digos City Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
Director: Rev. Fr. Rico Dingal, JCL
Coordinator: Sr. Susanna Reyes, OND
Diocesan Liturgical Center, Home of the Clergy Compound, Aurora Street, 8002 Digos City Davao del Sur
Director: Fr. Rex Tapales
DLC Coordinator: Sr. Johanna Bernabe, OSB
DLC Staff: Mrs. Felicidad Pardillo, Mr. Felmar Abella
Diocesan Family and Life Apostolate
Center, Home of the Clergy
Compound, Aurora St., 8002
Digos City Davao del Sur
Director: Rev. Fr. Judito Tampon
Coordinator: Sr. Susanna Reyes, OND
Diocesan Youth Apostolate Center,
Home of the Clergy Compound, Aurora St., 8002 Digos City Davao del Sur
Director: Rev. Fr. Marvin Zamora
Coordinator: Ms. Willybeth Sallutillo
Diocesan Social Action / Caritas Center,
Home of the Clergy Compound, Aurora Street, 8002 Digos City Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-2603
Director: Bp. Guillermo D. Afable
Coordinator: Sr. Belen Sabido, WCW
Staff: Mrs. Christine E. Labajo, Mr. Neil Agravante

RETREAT / SEMINAR HOUSES
St. Benedict Retreat House, Cogon, 8002 Digos City, Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-7009
Director: Rev. Fr. Patrick Mariano, OSB
Personnel: Sr. Mary Claire Romeo, OSB
Our Lady of Peace Retreat House, Cogon, 8002 Digos City, Davao del Sur
Telefax: (082) 553-8373
Directress: Mother Ma. Columba Salinas, OSB
Diocesan Seminar House, Home of the Clergy Compd., Aurora St., 8002 Digos City Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-2147
In-Charge: DFC Staff Others
St. Benedict’s Clinic, Cogon, 8002 Digos City, Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-7009
Administered by: St. Benedict Monastery
Dominican Hospital Incorporated, Quezon St., 8002 Digos City, Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-2948, 553-6925
Administered by: Dominican Sisters
Legal Assistance Office, Magsaysay St., Digos City, 8002 Davao del Sur
Tel.: (082) 553-5885
Legal Officer: Atty. Luciano Cameros
Balay ni Maria Domenica (Home of the Elderly), Lim Extension, 8002 Digos City
Administered by: Sisters Minister of the Infirm of St. Camillus (SMI)
Telefax: (082) 553-7136
† NECROLOGY †
2015: Rev. Fr. Nestino Alerta
NOTE: No updated data received from the Diocese of Digos.