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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Kidapawensis                                                                                    Kidapawan

Suffragan of Cotabato

Created Prelature: June 12, 1976. Elevated to Diocese:
November 15, 1982. Comprises: 11 towns of the Province
of Cotabato, 3 towns of the Province of Maguindanao,
and 1 town of the Province of Sultan Kudarat.

Bishop

Most Reverend
JOSE COLIN M. BAGAFORO, DD
Born: January 30, 1954, in Cotabato City. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of
Cotabato: February 2, 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. Ordained Auxiliary
Bishop of Cotabato on April 25, 2006. Pope Francis appointed him as the
Bishop of Kidapawan Diocese on July 25, 2016 and was Installed as the
6th Bishop in the Diocese of Kidapawan on September 8, 2016.
Bishop’s Residence
Balindog, Kidapawan City,
P.O. Box 75, 9400 Cotabato
Tels.: (064) 572-1774; 572-1775

Past Bishops:

Most Rev. Federico O. Escaler, SJ, DD (1976-1980)
Most Rev. Orlando Quevedo, OMI, DD (1980-1986)
Most Rev. Juan De Dios Pueblos, DD (1987-1995)
Most Rev. Romulo G. Valles, DD (1997-2006)
Most Rev. Romulo T. De La Cruz, DD (2008-2014)

PRESENT STATUS

(as of 2017)
Bishop…………………………… 1
Priests:
Diocesan… …………………31
Religious Priests:
Filipinos……………………… 7
Foreign……………………… 1
Total………………………39
Diocesan Priests Assigned
Outside……………………… 4
Religious Brothers (Filipinos)…… 6
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos………………………47
Foreign……………………… 3
Total………………………50
Seminaries……………………… 1
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………29
College (Philosophy)…………14
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Parishes………………………17
Educational Centers:
Diocesan Owned and
Administered Schools…… 4
By Religious… ……………….6
School Population:
Kindergarten……………… 251
Grade Schools… ……… 1,206
High Schools…………… 4, 355
College…………………… 927
Tech/Voc.… …………………52
Graduate School… …………49
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptism………………… 9,169
Confirmations… ……… 5,596
First Communion……… 3,876
Marriages:
Between Catholics…… 1,304
Bet. Non-Catholics… … 144
Anointing of the Sick… … 807
Burial…………………… 1,362
Other Institutions:
Monastery…………………… 1
Retreat Center…………………… 1
Home for the Aged……………… 1
Orphanage Home… …………… 1
Social Action Organic
Farming Center……………… 1
Scholastic Formation
Community… ……………… 1
Women Ecological
Sanctuary…………………… 1

DIOCESAN CURIA

Bishop’s Residence Balindog, P.O. Box 75, Kidapawan City, 9400 Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-1774; 572-1775
Email: kidapawandiocese2013@ gmail.com
Bishop: Most Reverend Jose Colin M. Bagaforo, DD
Vicar General: Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha
St. John Paul II Parish, Amas, 9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Chancellor/Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, JCL
Oeconomus: Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro
Bishop’s Office Secretary: Sr. Ma. Arlene P. Dote, WCW
Sec. to the Chancellor: Sr. Emelia A. Polinar, WCW
Cashier: Mrs. Genevieve Delgado
Bookkeeper: Mr. Jerick Poblacion
House Administrator: Sr. Ma. Gina Gerocho, WCW

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION

Vicar General: Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK
Board of Consultors:
Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK;
Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK, JCL;
Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK;
Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK;
Fr. Nolan P. Olvido, DCK;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK;
Fr. Raffy Tianero, OMI;
Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr., DCK;
Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, DCK;
Bro. Manny de Leon, FMS;
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera
Seminary Rector: Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK
Vocation Director: Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK
Chancellor: Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK
Oeconomus/Finance Officer: Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK
Moderator Curiae: Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK
Chaplain, Poor Clare Monastery: Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK
Vicar for the Religious: Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr., DCK
Superintendent of Diocesan Schools: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Pastoral Board
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK;
Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK;
Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK;
Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, DCK;
Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK;
Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK;
Fr. Nolan P. Olvido, DCK;
Fr. Lambert F. Pragados Jr., DCK;
Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK
Personnel Board
Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK;
Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK;
Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr., DCK;
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK
School Board
Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK;
Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK;
Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK;
Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr., DCK;
Bro. Manny de Leon, FMS;
Fr. Carlito R. Garcia, DCK;
Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK
Social Action/Service Board
Fr. Lambert F. Pragados Jr., DCK;
Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK;
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK;
Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK
Seminary Board
Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK;
Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha, DCK;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK;
Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr., DCK;
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK;
Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Financial Board
Bp. Jose Colin M. Bagaforo, DD;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK;
Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr., DCK;
Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, DCK;
Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK;
Engr. Emmanuel Zamoras;
Atty. Fernando Cubero Jr.

PASTORAL SECTION

Vicar Foranes:
Vicariate (MASMABUKID): Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, DCK
Vicariate (CAAMMAKA): Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK
Vicariate (TUNER.COM): Fr. Nolan P. Olvido, DCK
Vicariate (ARANCE): Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK
Pastoral Director: Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK
Family and Life: Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, DCK
Liturgy: Fr. Edward C. Bacus, DCK
Youth: Fr. Vicney K. Jalico, DCK
Knights of The Altar: Fr. Vicney K. Jalico, DCK
Dames of The Altar: Fr. Vicney K. Jalico, DCK
Catechetical Ministry: Fr. Carlito R. Garcia, DCK
Media and Communication: Fr. Ramil G. Angulo, DCK
Prison Ministry: Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Tribal Fil. Apostolate: Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr., DCK
Trans Parochial Movement: Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK
Devotional Organizations: Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz Jr., DCK
Mandated Organizations: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Bible Apostolate: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Mission: Fr. Krizaldy G. Tadiaque, DCK
Health Care and Hospital Ministry: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba, DCK
Chaplaincy:
St. Mary’s Academy: Fr. Armando C. Angeles, DCK
Notre Dame of Kidapawan College: Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK
Notre Dame of Makilala: Fr. Rex S. Sungcad, DCK
Seminary Crusader: Fr. Mervin T. Tahad, DCK
Social Action Director: Fr. Lambert F. Pragados Jr., DCK
Temporalities Director: Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK
Cultural Heritage: Fr. Ramil Angulo, DCK

PARISHES / PAROCHIAL CLERGY

Vicariate 1 (MASMABUKID)
(Magpet, Apo Sandawa, Makilala,Bulakanon, Kidapawan)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, DCK
Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral Parish (F-1947), 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 577-1706
Rector: Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr.
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Armando C.
Angeles; Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1966), 9404 Magpet, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Ramil G. Angulo
St. John Vianney Parish (F-2008), Apo
Sandawa, Singao, Kidapawan City, 9400 Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 521-0614
Parish Priest: Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera
Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (F-1954), Makilala, 9401 Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Rodel B. Balansag
Holy Family Parish (F-1978), Bulakanon, Makilala, 9401 Cotabato
Parish Administrator: Fr. Rex Douglas S. Sungcad
Parish Priest: Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza
Vicariate 2 (CAAMMAKA)
(Carmen, Amas, Matalam, Kabacan)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (F-1963), 9408 Carmen, Cotabato Province
Parish Priest: Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar
Sto. Niño de Praga Parish (F-1969), Matalam, 9406 Cotabato Province
Parish Priest: Fr. Carlito R. Garcia
Christ the King Parish (F-1963), Kabacan, 9407 Cotabato Province
Tel.: (064) 572-2042
Parish Priest: Fr. Krizaldy G. Tadiaque
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Vickney K. Jalico
St. John Paul II Parish (F-2005), Amas, 9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha
Vicariate 3 (TUNER.COM)
(Tulunan, New Rizal, Columbio, Mlang)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Nolan P. Olvido, DCK
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-1960), Tulunan, 9403 Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Nolan P. Olvido
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (F-1977), 9402 New Rizal, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Lamberto F. Pragados Jr.
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-2008), Columbio, 9801 Sultan Kudarat
Parish Priest: Fr. Armando Labora
Sta. Teresita del Niño Jesus Parish (F-1950), Mlang, 9402 Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-4276
Parish Priest: Fr. Remejun E. Dagon
Vicariate 4 (ARANCE)
(Arakan, Roxas, Antipas, New Cebu)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares, DCK
Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (F-1980), Arakan, 9417 Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Phillip Edward I. Bernaldes
Sta. Catalina de Alexandria Parish (F-1972), Pres. Roxas, 9405 Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Mervin T. Tahad
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-1988), Antipas, 9414 Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Ignacio O. Rellin, OMI
Sta. Cruz Parish (F-1977), New Cebu, Pres. Roxas, 9405 Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares

SEMINARY / EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Diocesan Seminary, Inc. (F-2008), Bishop’s Compound, Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 572-5899
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rector / Vice Rector / Dean of Seminarians: Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK, JCL
Spiritual Director:
Fr. Henry C. Gemone;
Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Confessors:
Fr. Henry C. Gemone;
Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Seminary Aid Crusader: Fr. Mervin Tahad, DCK

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF KIDAPAWAN

Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 577-1673; 577-1672
President: Bro. Manuel V. De Leon, FMS
IBED - Principal: Mr. Cristopher James D. Ferrer, MA
St. Mary’s Academy of Kidapawan, Quezon Boulevard, 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: 577-1317
Directress: Sr. Niña C. Balbas, RVM
Notre Dame of Arakan, Arakan, Cotabato
Director: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Principal: Mrs. Arlene L. Agente
Notre Dame of Kabacan, Inc., Bonifacio St., Kabacan, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-6031; 572-6032
Directress: Sr. Marilou D. Tolintino, OND
Notre Dame of Makilala, Makilala, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 268-2070
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Principal: Sr. Niña C. Balbas, RVM
Notre Dame of Mlang, Mlang, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-0193
Mobile: 0949-425-7055
Directress: Sr. Delicia B. Amador, PM
Notre Dame of Tulunan, Tulunan, Cotabato
Directress: Sr. Imelda S. Cabardo, OP
Notre Dame of Magpet, Magpet, Cotabato
Director: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Notre Dame of Matalam, Matalam, Cotabato
Director: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Notre Dame of Columbio, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
Director: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Principal: Fr. Armando Labora, DCK

LAY ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS

Divine Mercy Apostolate
Diocesan Coordinator: Mr. Ruben G. Ang
Couples for Christ
Provincial Head: Efren N. Valencia
Legion of Mary
President: Mrs. Amanda A. Gomez
Knights of Columbus
Coordinator: Mr. Petronilo D. Marcelo
Mobile: 0908-896-4144
Mother Butlers Guild
President: Tenny B. Alcala
Catholic Women’s Leauge
President: Mrs. Salvacion J. Acelar
PREX: Parish Renewal Experience
Adviser: Mrs. Adelina Carlem
Director: Fr. Rolando Tabosares
Lay Missionaries Association of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (ELMAMFES)
President: Mrs. Rowena Padilla Evangelista
Fatimanians’ Prayer Warriors
President: Violeta C. Tan
Adviser: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba, DCK
Friends of the Oblates of Notre Dame (FOND)
Societal Coordinator: Sr. Bernadette Baldimor, OND
Pontifical Mission Society
Moderator: Sr. Gladys Enamorita, SMSM
El Shaddai Ministry
Core Group Assistant Coordinator: Mrs. Candelaria S. Pacana

OTHER INSTITUTIONS

(Miscellaneous Listing)
Marian Pastoral Center (F-1985), Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City (A retreat and seminar house)
Tel.: (064) 572-5899
In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, DCK
Poor Clare Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 572-5715
Superior: Sr. Joanna Flor Rebuta, OSC
Easter Village Orphanage, 037 Lamban Subd., 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 577-4247
Fax: (064) 577-1658
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.csd /jp/easterv/easter.htm
Our Lady Mary Mediatrix Diocesan
Shrine, Binoligan, Amas, 9400 Kidapawan City
Director: Fr. Gene Guilos, OMI
Diocesan Divine Mercy Shrine, Matalam, Cotabato
Feast: 2nd Sunday of Easter
Administrator: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba, DCK
Holy Cross Diocesan Shrine, Esperanza, Mlang, Cotabato
Administrator: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba, DCK
Divine Mercy Diocesan Shrine, Lampagong, Tulunan, Cotabato
Administrator: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba, DCK
Damietta Friary Scholastic Formation Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Pendatun St., 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 577-4173
Formator/Director: Fr. Dante L. Barcelona, OFM
Social Action Organic Farming Center (SAO FAC), Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
Director: Rev. Fr. Lambert F. Pragados, DCK
Oblates of Notre Dame - Women Ecological
Sanctuary (WES), Kalaisan, Kidapawan City
Exec. Director: Sr. Felicisima S. Caseria, OND

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE


MEN

Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions (PIME)
Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
Marist Brothers of the Schools (FMS)

WOMEN

Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena (OP)
Presentation of Mary Sisters (PM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary Sisters (RVM)
Workers of Christ the Worker Sisters (WCW)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)