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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 6, 2016.
Bishop’s Residence
Balindog, Kidapawan City,
P.O. Box 75, 9400 Cotabato
Tel.: (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
Area............................ 724,189 sq. kms.
Total Population...................1,016,259
Catholics................................... 578, 455
(Arch) Bishops........................................1
Priests.................................................... 43
Diocesan.......................................... 37
Active in the Diocese............. 27
Active in other Dioceses
in the Phils...............................4
On Study Leave...........................3
Abroad on loan...........................1
Retired............................................1
Guests Priests...............................1
Religious Priests.............................. 6
Filipino...........................................5
Foreigner.......................................1
Deacons ............................................ 4
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos..........................................8
Religious Sisters:
Filipina......................................... 51
Seminarians (Diocesan only):
Theology.......................................... 19
Philosophy...................................... 39
Propaedeutic.................................. 30
Total.............................................. 88
Seminaries (Diocesan Owned):
Philosophy.........................................1
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates............................................4
Parishes............................................ 17
Quasi-parishes..................................1
Chapels..........................................820
Educationa Centers:
Diocesan Owned &
Administered:
Kinder.............................................1
Grade Schools..............................1
High Schools................................3
Technical Vocational..................1
Colleges.........................................1
Religious Owned &
Administered:
Kinder.............................................5
Grade Schools..............................5
High Schools.....................................6
Technical/Vocational......................1
Colleges..............................................1
Other Institutions-Owned &
Administered:
Hospitals.............................................1
Retreat Centers.................................1
Catechetical Centers......................1
Pastoral Centers...............................1
Sacraments and Sacramentals
(2013-2019):
Total Baptisms.......................62,407
Children..............................46,673
Adult....................................15,734
Total Confirmation...............36,389
First Communion..................33,086
Total Marriages......................11,497
Catholics.............................10,584
Catholics & Non-Cath...........913
Deaths......................................21,790
Necrology Priest (2013-present).....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 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bishop: Most Rev. 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
Secretary 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. Remejun E. Dagon, DCK;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, DCK;
Fr. Rogelio Tabuada, OMI; Fr.
Desiderio P. Balatero Jr., DCK; Fr.
Maximo Lapaz Jr., DCK; Fr. Dante
L. Barcelona, OFM; 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. Dante L.
Barcelona, OFM
Superintendent of Diocesan Schools:
Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Vicar for Clergy: Fr. Desiderio P.
Balatero Jr.
Social Action Director: Fr. Lambert F.
Pragados Jr., DCK


Pastoral Board
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK; Fr. Hipolito
P. Paracha, DCK; Fr. Charles Allan
E. Nemenzo, DCK; Fr. Maximo
S. Lapaz Jr., DCK; Fr. Rolando T.
Tabosares, DCK; Fr. Edmundo
P. Palomar, DCK; Fr. Remejun
E. Dagon, DCK; Fr. Lambert F.
Pragados Jr., 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


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.


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


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


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


PASTORAL SECTION
Vicar Foranes:
Vicariate 1 (MASMAKIBUKID:
Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz, DCK
Vicariate 2 (CAAMMAKA):
Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar, DCK
Vicariate 3 (TUNER.COM):
Fr. Remejun E. Dagon, DCK
Vicariate 4 (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. Rodel B.
Balansag, DCK
Dames of the Holy Eucharist: Rev.
Kristoffer Brian Sionillo
Catechetical Ministry: Fr. Carlito R.
Garcia, DCK
Media and Communication: Rev.
Kristoffer Brian Sionillo
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.
Ramil G. Angulo, DCK
Diocesan Shrines’ Director: Fr.
Antonio C. Lupiba, DCK
Temporalities Director: Fr. Edmundo
P. Palomar, DCK
Cultural Heritage: Fr. Hipolito P.
Paracha, DCK


Chaplaincy:
St. Mary’s Academy: Fr. Ramil G.
Angulo, DCK
Notre Dame of Kidapawan College:
Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera, DCK
Notre Dame of Makilala: Fr. Maximo
S. Lapaz, DCK
Seminary Crusader: Fr. Ronilo A.
Villamor


PARISHES / PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate 1 (MASMAKIBUKID)
(Magpet, Apo Sandawa, Makilala, Kisante,
Bulakanon, Kidapawan)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Maximo S.
Lapaz, 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. Rodel B. Balansag; Fr.
Ramil G. Angulo
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1966),
9404 Magpet, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Phillip Edward I.
Bernaldez
Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (F-1954), 9401
Makilala, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz
St. John Vianney Parish (F-2008),
Apo Sandawa, Singao, 9400
Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 521-0614
Parish Priest: Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera
Holy Family Parish (F-1978), 9401
Bulakanon, Makilala, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Carlito R. Garcia
San Miguel de Arkanghel Quasi-Parish
(F-2017), 9401 Kisante, Makilala,
Cotabato
Parish Administrator: Fr. Brian Roy
R. Asumbrado


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),
9406 Matalam, Cotabato Province
Parish Administrator: Fr. Dave D.
Bao
Christ the King Parish (F-1963), 9407
Kabacan, Cotabato Province
Tel.: (064) 572-2042
Parish Priest: Fr. Krizaldy G.
Tadiaque
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. Remejun E.
Dagon, DCK
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-1960),
9403 Tulunan, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Vicney K. Jalico
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),
9801 Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
Parish Priest: Fr. Armando Labora
Sta. Teresita del Niño Jesus Parish (F-
1950), 9402 Mlang, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-4276
Parish Priest: Fr. Remejun E. Dagon
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ronaldo T. Galvan


Vicariate 4 (ARANCE)
(Arakan, Roxas, Antipas, New Cebu)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rolando T.
Tabosares, DCK
Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (F-
1980), 9417 Arakan, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo P.
Palomar Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jonel P. Peroy
Sta. Catalina de Alexandria Parish (F-
1972), 9405 Pres. Roxas, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Jessie S.
Esparagoza
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-1988),
9414 Antipas, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Nolan P. Olvido
Our Lady of Fatima, Sta. Cruz Parish
(F-1977), 9405 New Cebu, Pres.
Roxas, Cotabto
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 Directors: Fr. Ronilo A.
Villamor; Fr. Henry C. Gemone;
Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero; Fr. Peter
Geremia, PIME,
Confessors: Fr. Henry C. Gemone;
Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Seminary Aid Crusader: Fr. Ronilo
A. Villamor


Catholic Schools in the Diocese of
Kidapawan
Notre Dame of Kidapawan College,
Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 577-1673; 577-1672
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.: 577-3907
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 Magpet, Magpet,
Cotabato
Director: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta,
DCK
Notre Dame of Matalam, Matalam,
Cotabato
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta, DCK
Notre Dame of Kabacan, Inc., Bonifacio
St., Kabacan, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-6031; 572-6032
Email: notredamekabacan@
yahoo.com
Directress: Sr. Marilou D. Tolentino,
OND

Notre Dame of Makilala, Makilala,
Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-7886
Email: notredameofmakilala@
yahoo.com
Principal: Sr. Ma. Eufemia E.
Horlador, RVM
Notre Dame of Mlang, Mlang, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-0193
Mobile: 0949-425-7055
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directress: Sr. Elvie G. Borlado, PM
Notre Dame of Tulunan, Tulunan,
Cotabato
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directress: Sr. Ascencion L.
Domugho, OP
Notre Dame of Columbio, Columbio,
Sultan Kudarat
Administrator: 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. Bernie Alagos
Fatimanians’ Prayer Warriors
President: Violeta C. Tan
Adviser: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba, DCk
PREX - Parish Renewal Experience
Adviser: Mrs. Adelina Carlem
Lay Miss ionaries Ass ociation of
Mother Francisc a del Espiritu Santo
(ELMAM FES)
President: Dr. Rowena Padilla
Evangelista, MD
Mother Butler Miss ion Guild
President: Tenny B. Alcala
Catholic Women’s Leage
President: Mrs. Salvacion J. Acelar
Pontifical Miss ion Society
Moderator: Fr. Krizaldy G. Tadiaque
Friends of the Oblates of Notre Dame
(FON D)
Societal Coordinator: Josefina G.
Chiongson, OND
El Shadd ai 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: Mo. Magdalene Morre, OSC
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine,
Binoligan, Amas, 9400 Kidapawan
City
Director: Fr. Gil P. Votacion, OMI
Divine Mercy Diocesan Shrine, Lampagong,
Tulunan, Cotabato
Administrator: Fr. Maximo S.
Lapaz, DCK
Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace Diocesan
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
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
(SAOFAC), Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan
City
Director: Rev. Fr. Lambert F.
Pragados, DCK
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 or jp/
easterv/easter.htm
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)