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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Ipilensis                                                                                                      Ipil

Suffragan of Zamboanga

Comprises: 16 municipalities of the province of Zamboanga
Sibugay, and 3 municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur.
Land Area: 4,850 sq. km. Elevated: Diocese of Ipil on 1 May
2010. Principal Patron: St. Joseph the Worker.

Bishop

Most Reverend
JULIUS S. TONEL, DD
Born on August 31, 1956, in Davao City. Ordained priest on April 12,
1980, Sta. Ana Parish, Davao City. Appointed Bishop on June 30, 2007.
Ordained Bishop on August 20, 2007, San Pedro Cathedral, Davao City.
Installed as 3rd Bishop, Prelature of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on September
11, 2007. Installed First Bishop of the Diocese of Ipil on August 7,
2010.
Mailing Address:
Bishop’s Residence
Jose Villafuerte Street, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333 2266 • Fax: 062 333 2574
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Past Local Ordinaries

Most Reverend
+Federico O. Escaler , SJ, DD (1980-1997)
Born: June 28, 1922 in Manila. Ordained Priest: June 19, 1954. Appointed
First Bishop-Prelate of Kidapawan: July 31, 1976. Appointed Titular Bishop
of Giro de Tarasio and First Bishop-Prelate of Ipil: February 23, 1980.
Installed: June 21, 1980. Retired from the Ipil Prelature: November 1997.
Died: November 28, 2015.
Most Reverend
Antonio J. Ledesma , SJ, DD (1997-2006)
Born: March 28, 1943 in Iloilo City. Ordained Priest: April 16, 1973 at Jaro
Cathedral, Iloilo City. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop: June 13, 1996. Ordained
as Bishop: August 31, 1996 in Cagayan de Oro City. Installed Second
Bishop of Ipil, Zamboanga del Sur (Sibugay): July 16, 1997. Elevated
Archbishop to Cagayan de Oro Archdiocese: 30 May 2006.

PRESENT STATUS

Diocesan Personnel:
(Arch) Bishop………………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… …29
Active in Other Dioceses
in the Phils.…………… 2
On Sabbatical Leave… … 1
Deacon……………………… 1
Grand Total… ………………33
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 5
Parishes………………………23
Chapels…………………… 638
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male… ……………………… 5
Female… ……………………10
Total………………………15
Religious Priests:
Filipino(s)… …………………13
Foreigner(s)… ……………… 4
Total … …………………17
Religious Sisters:
Filipino(s)… …………………33
Religious Brothers:
Filipino(s)… ………………… 2
Necrology:
Bishops……………………… 1
Priests… …………………… 2
Total……………………… 3
Sacrament & Sacramentals:
Baptism:
Children… ………… 6,034
Adult… …………… 2,182
Confirmation…………… 4,855
First Communion……… 5,564
Matrimony:
Between Catholics… … 984
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics…………44
Anointing of the Sick…… 824
Deaths… ………………… 894
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Shools:
Kindergarten………………… 4
Population… ………… 206
Grade Schools… …………… 1
Population… ………… 211
High Schools………………… 3
Population… ……… 1,406
Technical/ Voc’l. Schools… … 1
Population… ………… 173
Colleges……………………… 1
Population… ………… 600
Total… ………………………10
Total Population…… 2,596
Religious-Owned &
Administered Shools:
Kindergarten………………… 2
Population… ……………74
Grade Schools… …………… 1
Population… ……………92
High Schools………………… 2
Population… ……… 1,172
Total… ……………………… 5
Total Population…… 1,338

DIOCESAN CURIA
Local Ordinary: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
Vicar General: Msgr. Jose R. Rapadas III
Chancellor/Secretary: Fr. Marc Anthony M. Vaguchay
Finance Officer: Fr. Rotchel S. San Diego
Vicar-General: Msgr. Jose R. Rapadas III
Vicar Forane for Vicariate I: Fr. Joel C. Ramasola
Vicar Forane for Vicariate II: Fr. Gilbert C. Gente
Vicar Forane for Vicariate III: Fr. Julito A. Cabatuan
Vicar Forane for Vicariate IV: Fr. Roberto B. Brillantes
Vicar Forane for Vicariate V: Fr. Romulo R. Maypa, SVD
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Elizar A. Cielo, JCD
Vicar for Religious: Fr. Joseph V. Audiencia, SVD
Vicar for the Clergy: Fr. Jose R. Rapadas III

SEMINARY

Rector: Rev. Fr. Obaldo S. Pagulon Jr.
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Iroderick D. Resma
Seminary Formator: Rev. Fr. William D. Calunod
Resident Priest: Rev. Fr. Laure T. Helar

LAY ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS

Priest Coordinator For Religious Organizations And Lay Association And Movements: Rev. Fr. Ian Conturno
List Of Lay Association And Movements And Religious
Organization Present In The Diocese
Couples For Christ (CFC)
Knights of Columbus (KC)
Mother Butlers Mission Guild (MBMG)
Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI)
Legion of Mary
Sto. Niño Devotees
Apostleship of Prayer (AP)
Divine Mercy Devotees
Bukas Loob sa Diyos (BLD)
Servant Community True Vine
Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP)
Council Of The Laity Diocese Of Ipil
Spiritual Director, CLDI: Rev. Fr. Ian R. Conturno
President: Francis Gumansing
First Vice-President: Margie C. Abulon
Second Vice-President: Flordie B. Bagundol
Secretary: Julieta S. Mindoro
Assistant Secretary: Alfredo Jamora
Treasurer: Adelaida N. Tan
Auditor: Joel Hermocisima
PIO-Vicariate 1: Richard Tomamot
PIO-Vicariate 2: Lydia Atis
PIO-Vicariate 3: Javier Olitres
PIO-Vicariate 4: Epifania Bation
PIO-Vicariate 5: Expedito Enriquez Jr.

PARISHES AND PAROCIAL CLERGY

St. Joseph The Worker Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Joel C. Ramasola St. Joseph The Worker Cathedral Parish
(F-1952), Jose Villafuerte St.,
Ipil, 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
Parochial Vicars:
Fr. Ian R. Conturno;
Fr. Juliven G. Cainglet;
Fr. Ruben V. Cervantes;
Fr. Arnel D. Demegillo
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish (F-1980), Titay, 7003 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Ricardo A. Rara, OFMCap
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jessie A. Tejero, OFMCap
Santo Niño Parish (F-1985), R.T. Lim, 7002 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Arnold S. Hingone
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Leo P. Salomes
Risen Christ Parish (F-1995), La Libertad, Tungawan, 7018 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Eduardo P. Ricaborda, CMF
Parochial Vicar: Fr. John Kevin Rendor, CMF
San Antonio Parish (F-2013), San Antonio, Titay, 7003 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Joel C. Ramasola
Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Parish (F-2016),
Guilinan, Tungawan, 7018 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Edgar L. Zamudio, CMF
Our Lady Of Lourdes Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Gilbert C. Gente
Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish (F-1940), Kabasalan, 7005 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Gilbert C. Gente
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joseph Ryan G. Sereneo
St. Joseph The Worker Parish (F-1963), Siay, 7006 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Glenn B. Secondes
Holy Family Parish (F-1984), Naga, 7004 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Francisco G. Baguio Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ramil M. Lasaca
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish (F-2010),
Buayan, Kabasalan, 7005 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Robert D. Pasia
Our Lady Of Fatima Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Julito A. Cabatuan
Santo Niño Parish (F-1956), Malangas, 7038 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Msgr. Jose R. Rapadas III
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Hermilo L. Balbosa
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish (F-1985), Imelda, 7007 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Elmer Q. Alforque
Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Parish (F-1995), Diplahan, 7039 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Julito A. Cabatuan
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (F-1995),
Sampoli, Diplahan, 7039 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Emerson C. Gazetta, PIME
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Paulo Cezar dos Santos, PIME
Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Roberto B. Brillantes
Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Parish (F-1962), Buug, 7009 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Elizar A. Cielo, JCD
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joseph Joy L. Rocamora
St. Joseph Parish (F-1965), Bayog, 7011 Zamboanga del Sur
Parish Priest: Fr. Roberto B. Brillantes
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Erwin V. Guno
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish (F-1981),
Kumalarang, 7013 Zamboanga del Sur
Parish Priest: Fr. John Carl Cabaluna, SCJ
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ronald M. Basco, SCJ
Mary, Queen Of The Apostles Parish (F-1985), Lake Wood, 7014 Zamboanga del Sur
Parish Priest: Fr. Stefano B. Mosca, PIME
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ilario M. Trobbiani, PIME
Immaculate Conception Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Romulo R. Maypa, SVD
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1953), Alicia, 7040 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Louie Dailisan, SVD
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joseph V. Audiencia, SVD
Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios Parish (F-1964), Subanipa, Olutanga
Island, 7041 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Arvin R. Jayma, SVD
San Miguel Parish (F-1970), Mabuhay, 7010 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Danilo R. Noval, SVD
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jacinto Fideles Napiñas
St. Paul The Apostle Parish (F-1987), Payao, 7008 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Romulo R. Maypa, SVD
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-2011), Talusan, 7012 Zamboanga Sibugay
Parish Priest: Fr. Ramon I. Espuelas, SVD

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Marian College (MC), Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2305
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Board of Trustees:
President: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
Members:
Exec. Vice-President: Fr. Alien Z. Rocamora
Finance Officer: Fr. Rotchel S. San Diego
Board of Directors:
Msgr. Gilbert C. Gente;
Fr. Rolly A. Taghap;
Fr. Julito A. Cabatuan;
Fr. Obaldo S. Pagulon Jr.;
Fr. Joseph V. Audiencia, SVD
Lay Representative: Ms. Josefa B. Yap
Chaplain: Fr. Juliven G. Cainglet
Loyola High School (LHS), Subanipa, Olutanga Island, 7041 Zamboanga Sibugay
Principal: Sr. Corazon S. Manuel, OP
Xavier High School (XHS), Mabuhay 7010 Zamboanga Sibugay
Principal: Sr. Virginia Benito, OP
San Pedro Calungsod Technical Vocational School, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur
Officer In-Charge: Fr. Stefano B. Mosca, PIME
Mary Queen Of Apostles Parish Kindergarten (MAQUAPAKI), Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur
Officer In-Charge: Fr. Stefano B. Mosca, PIME
Kumalarang Sacred Heart Kindergarten
School, Poblacion, Kumalarang Zamboanga Sibugay
Officer In-Charge: Fr. John Carl Cabaluna, SCJ
Our Lady Of Lourdes Kabasalan Kindergarten School, Inc.,
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay
Principal: Mrs. Exaltacion A. Panes
Marcelo Spinola High School (MSS),
Don Andres, Ipil, 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
Principal: Sr. Angie E. Vergara, ADC
Saint Paul School, Datu Panas, Buug, 7009 Zamboanga Sibugay
Principal: Sr. Elizabeth Monserate, SPC
Luis Amigo Elementary School Titay, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay
Officer In-Charge: Sr. Ma. Amelita E. Llego, TC

LIST OF INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLATE

FOR MEN AND WOMEN WORKING IN THE DIOCESE

MEN RELIGIOUS
Missionary Sons of Immaculate Heart of Mary (CMF)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Fathers (SCJ)
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME)
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFMCap)

WOMEN RELIGIOUS

Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King (OSB)
Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family (TC)
Carmelite Missionary (CM)
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (DC)
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (SFIC)
Handmaids of the Divine Heart (ADC)
Missionary Dominican Sisters of Holy Rosary (OP)
Missionary Dominican Sisters of Holy Rosary (OP)
Missionary Sisters of Mary (MSM)
Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres (SPC)
Diocesan Organization Of Women Religious In Ipil (DOWRI)