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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Kidapawensis)

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.

Diocesan Administrator
Reverend Monsignor
CARLITO R. GARCIA
Born: March 2, 1960. Ordained Priest: May 31, 1985. Elected Diocesan
Administrator of Kidapawan: May 19, 2014.
Address:
Bishop’s Residence/Chancery Office
Balindog, P.O. Box 75, 9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-1774, 572-1775
Fax: (064) 572-1776
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PAST BISHOPS
MOST REV. FEDERICO O. ESCALER, SJ, DD
Date of Installation: September 6, 1976
MOST REV. ORLANDO QUEVEDO, OMI, DD
Date of Installation: July 23, 1980
MOST REV. JUAN DE DIOS PUEBLOS, DD
Date of Installation: February 3, 1987
MOST REV. ROMULO G. VALLES, DD
Date of Installation: June 24, 1997
MOST REV. ROMULO T. DE LA CRUZ, DD
Date of Installation: June 19, 2008

PRESENT STATUS
(as of 2014)
Area …………724,189.10 sq. kms.
Total Population………… 877,743
Catholics………………… 496,510
Personnel:
Filipino Diocesan Priests… …29
Filipino Religious Priests… … 7
Foreign Priests… …………… 2
Diocesan Priests Assigned
Outside… ……………… 1
Deacon……………………… 1
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos……………………… 5
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos………………………49
Seminaries……………………… 1
Seminarians:
Diocesan:
Theology…………………13
Major (Philosophy)………29
Minor (Pre-college)……… 7
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Parishes………………………16
Quasi-Parish………………… 1
Educational Centers:
Diocesan Owned and
Administered Schools…… 3
By Religious… ……………… 7
Kindergarten:
Population… ………… 163
Grade Schools:
Population… ……… 1,300
High Schools:
Population… ……… 3,382
College:
Population… ……… 3,451
Graduate School:
Population… ……………91
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptism………………… 7,931
Confirmations… ……… 6,356
First Communion……… 5,188
Marriages:
Between Catholics…… 1,762
Bet. Non-Catholics… … 154
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center… …………… 1
Orphanage… ……………… 1
Social Action Organic
Farming Center… ……… 1

DIOCESAN CURIA
Bishop’s Residence
Balindog, P.O. Box 75, 9400
Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Tels.: (064) 572-1774, 572-1775
Fax: (064) 572-1776
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chancellor/Judicial Vicar: Fr. Charles Allan
E. Nemenzo, JCL
Oeconomus: Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr.
Secretary: Sr. Ma. Socorro Floresca,
WCW
Cashier: Mrs. Lina M.Saniel
Finance: Mrs. Ninfa Achas

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Board of Consultors
Rev. Msgr. Carlito R. Garcia; Fr.
Charles Allan E. Nemenzo, JCL;
Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr.; Fr.
Armando C. Angeles; Fr. Rolando
T. Tabosares; Fr. Arnel P.
Cabrera; Fr. Ramil G. Angulo; Fr.
Maximo S. Lapaz Jr.; Fr. Jessie S.
Esparagoza

PASTORAL SECTION
Pastoral Coordinator: Fr. Rolando T.
Tabosares
Family Life Director: Fr. Maximo S.
Lapaz Jr.
Catechetics & Cultural Heritage Director:
Fr. Ramil G. Angulo
Youth Director: Fr. Armando S. Labora
Bible Apostolate Director: Fr. Ludwin
Alerta
Mission Director: Fr. Krizaldy Tadiaque
Vocation Director: Fr. Gerardo T.
Tacdoro
Liturgy Director: Fr. Edward C. Bacus
Social Action & Integrity of Creation
Director: Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha
Peace and Justice Director: Fr. Hipolito
P. Paracha
Indigenous People Program (IPP) Director:
Fr. Lamberto F. Pragados
IPP Consultant: Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
PREX Coordinator: Fr. Edmundo P.
Palomar
Community Based Health (CBHP)
Director: Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba
Continuing Formation of the Clergy
Director: Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero
Jr.

Parishes/Parochial Clergy
Vicariate 1 (MASMABUKID)
(Magpet, Apo Sandawa, Makilala,
Bulakanon, Kidapawan)
Vicar Forane: Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera
Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral
Parish (F-1947), 9400 Kidapawan
City
Tel.: (064) 577-1706
Co-Rectors: Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza;
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Mervin T.
Tahad; Fr. Agustin L. Nazareno;
Fr. Nicanor E. Valiente
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1966),
9404 Magpet, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero
Jr.
St. John Vianney Parish (F-2008), Apo
Sandawa, Singao, 9400 Kidapawan
City, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 521-0614
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar
Jr.
Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (F-1954),
9401 Makilala, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Remejun E.
Dagon
Holy Family Parish (F-1978), 9401
Bulakanon,
Makilala, Cotabato
Parish Administrator: Fr. Krizaldy
G. Tadiaque

Vicariate 2 (CAAMMAKA)
(Carmen, Amas, Matalam, Kabacan)
Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Carlito R.
Garcia
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (F-
1963), 9408 Carmen, Cotabato
Province
Parish Priest: Fr. Armando C. Angeles
Sto. Niño de Praga Parish (F-1969),
9406 Matalam, Cotabato Province
Parish Priest: Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar
Christ the King Parish (F-1963), 9407
Kabacan, Cotabato Province
Tel.: (064) 572-2042
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Carlito
R. Garcia
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Armando S.
Labora
Jesus the Good Shepherd Quasi-Parish
(F-2005), Amas, 9400 Kidapawan
City, Cotabato
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr.
Antonio C. Lupiba

Vicariate 3 (TUNER.COM)
(Tulunan, New Rizal, Columbio, Mlang)
Vicar Forane: Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz Jr.
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-1960),
9403 Tulunan, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz
Jr.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish,
New Rizal, M’lang (F-1977), 9402
New Rizal, M’lang, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Nolan C. Olvido
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-2008),
9801 Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
Parish Administrator: Fr. Lamberto
F. Pragados Jr.
Sta. Teresita del Niño Jesus Parish (F-
1950), 9402 Mlang, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-4276
Parish Priest: Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Edward C.
Bacus

Vicariate 4 (ARANCE)
(Arakan, Roxas, Antipas, New Cebu)
Vicar Forane: Fr. Ramil G. Angulo
Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (F-
1980), 9417 Arakan, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Giovanni Vettoretto,
PIME
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Peter Geremia,
PIME
Sta. Catalina de Alexandria Parish (F-
1972), 9405 Pres. Roxas, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-1988),
9414 Antipas, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Ignacio O. Rellin,
OMI
Sta. Cruz Parish (F-1977), 9405 New
Cebu, Pres. Roxas, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Fr. Ramil G. Angulo

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: Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro
Vice Rector/Dean of Seminarians:
Fr. Rex Douglas S. Sungcad
Spiritual Director: Fr. Nolan P.
Olvido
Confessors: Fr. Henry C. Gemone;
Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Seminary Aid Crusader: Fr. Arnel
P. Cabrera; Fr. Nolan P. Olvido

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. Maria Elvira A.
Venturina, RVM
Notre Dame of Arakan, Arakan, Cotabato
Director: Fr. Giovanni Vettoretto,
PIME
Principal: Mr. Jevie A. Maloto
Notre Dame of Kabacan, Inc., Bonifacio
St., Kabacan, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 572-6031; 572-6032
Directress: Sr. Nenita A. Juntilla,
OND
Notre Dame of Makilala, Makilala,
Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 268-2070
Email: notredameofmakilala@
yahoo.com
Principal: Sr. Maria Yolanda D.
Capiña, RVM
Notre Dame of Mlang, Mlang, Cotabato
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. Gerardo T. Tacdoro
Notre Dame of Matalam, Matalam,
Cotabato
Director: Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro
Notre Dame of Columbio, Columbio,
Sultan Kudarat
Director: Fr. Lamberto F. Pragados
Jr.

Lay Organizations and
Movements
Divine Mercy Apostolate
Diocesan Coordinator: Mrs. Rhodale
Gloriane
Diocese of Kidapawan
Couples for Christ
Provincial Head: Dr. Diudato R.
Garcia, MD
Legion of Mary
President: Ms. Sonia Pedrajas
Diocese of Kidapawan
Knights of Columbus
Diocesan Coordinator: Mr.
Petronilo D. Marcelo
Mobile: 0908-896-4144
Mother Butlers Guild
President: Ms. Estefania Millan
Diocese of Kidapawan
Catholic Women’s Leauge
President: Mrs. Emiliana A. Bautista
Diocese of Kidapawan
PREX - Parish Renewal Experince
Director: Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Guadalupe Formation Center (F-1985),
Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
(A retreat and seminar house)
Tel.: (064) 572-5899
In Charge: Sr. Violita Respecia,
WCW
Poor Clare Monastery of the Immaculate
Conception, Balindog, 9400
Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 572-1774 to 75 local 5
or 107
Abbess: Mother Magdalena
Morre, 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 or
jp/easterv/easter.htm
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Shrine,
Binoligan, Amas, 9400 Kidapawan
City
Director: Fr. Filadelfo C. Estrella,
OMI
Diocesan Divine Mercy Shrine, Matalam,
Cotabato
Feast: 2nd Sunday of Easter
Administrator: Fr. Antonio C.
Lupiba
Damietta Friary, Franciscan Center for
Interreligious Dialogue, Pendatun
St., 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 577-4173
Guardian/IRD Director: Fr. Daniel
D. Borromeo, OFM
Social Action Organic Farming Center
[SAOFAC], Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan
City
Director: Fr. Hipolito Paracha
Oblates of Notre Dame – Women Ecological
Sanctuary (WES), Kalaisan,
Kidapawan City
In-Charge: Sr. Gina Metran, 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)

† NECROLOGY †
2015: Fr. Rogelio C. Nim

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