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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.

Bishop
Most Reverend
ROMULO TOLENTINO DE LA CRUZ, DD
Born: June 24, 1947. Place: Balasan, Iloilo. Ordained Priest: December 8, 1972. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Isabela, Basilan: December 17, 1987. Ordained Bishop: March 16, 1988. Installed: April 9, 1988. Bishop-Prelate of Isabela, Basilan. By Succession: January 28, 1989. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose de Antique. Installed Bishop: January 8, 2001. By Succession: March 16, 2002. Appointed Bishop of Diocese of Kidapawan, Cotabato: May 14, 2008. Installed Bishop: June 19, 2008

Address:
Bishop’s Residence/Chancery Office
Balindog, P.O. Box 75
9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Tels.: (064) 288-1774, 288-1775
Fax: (064) 288-1776
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Vicariate Curia
Diocese of Kidapawan
c/o Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr.

Address:
Bishop’s Residence/Chancery Office
Balindog, P.O. Box 75
9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Tels.: (064) 288-1774, 288-1775
Fax: (064) 288-1776
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PAST BISHOPS
Most Rev. Federico O. Escaller, 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

PRESENT STATUS
Area…………724,189.10 (sq.kms.)
Total Population…………780,795
Catholics…………………466,018
Personnel:
Bishop………………………1
Filipino Diocesan:
Assigned in the Diocese………………23
Assigned Outside………3
On Study-Leave…………1
Total……………………27
Filipino Religious……………8
Foreign Priest………………3
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos…………………7
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos…………………44
Foreigners………………2
Seminaries:
Diocesan: Major (Philo.)……1
Minor (Pre-coll.)……1
Seminarians:
Diocesan:
Theology…………………11
Major (Philsosophy)……31
Minor (Pre-college)………12
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates……………………4
Parishes………………………16
Quasi-Parish…………………1
Educational Centers:
Diocesan Owned and
Administered Schools……2
Kindergarten:
Population……………212
Grade Schools:
Population…………1,322
High School:
Population…………4,232
College:
Population…………1,635
Graduate School:
Population……………109
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptism…………………8,282
Confirmations…………5,288
First Communions………5,219
Marriages:
Between Catholics……1,729
Bet. Non-Catholics………123
Other Institutions:
Retreat Centers…………………1
Orphanages……………………1
Necrology (2006-present)………1

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Bishop’s Residence/Chancery Office, Balindog, P.O. Box 75, 9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 288-1774-75;
Fax: (064) 288-1776
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Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Armando C. Angeles
Oeconomus & Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr.
Staff: WCW Sisters
Cashier: Mrs. Lina M. Saniel
Finance: Mrs. Ninfa Achas
Diocesan Finance Council: Most Rev. Romulo T. De la Cruz, DD, Rev. Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza, Rev. Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr., Mrs. Ninfa Achas-Council Secretary

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

PASTORAL SECTION
Pastoral Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Rolando T. Tabosares
Family Life Director: Rev. Fr. Maximo S. Lapz Jr.
Catechetics & Cultural Heroatge Director: Rev. Fr. Ramil G. Angulo
Youth Director: Rev. Fr. Nicanor Valiente
Bible Apostolate Director: Rev. Fr. Ludwin Alerta
Mission Director: Rev. Fr. Krizaldy Tadiaque
Vocation Director: Rev. Fr. Allan l. Sasi
Assistant Vocation Director: Rev. Fr. Nicanor E. Valiente
Liturgy Director: Rev. Fr. Carlito R. Garcia
Interreligious Dialogue Program Director: Rev. Fr. Eddie L. Pedregosa
Social Action & Integrity of Creation Director: Rev. Fr. Rogelio C. Nim
Peace and Justice Director: Rev. Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha
Indigenous People Program (IPP) Director: Rev. Fr. Lamberto F. Pragados Jr.
IPP Consultant: Rev. Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
PREX Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar
Community Based Health Program (CBHP) Director: Rev. Fr. Antonio C. Lupiba
Continuing Formation of the Clergy Director: Rev. Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr.
OTHERS:
Seminary Aid Crusader: Rev. Fr. Arnel Cabrera
Assistant Seminary Aid Crusader: Rev. Fr. Nolan P. Olvido

Lay Organizations and Movements:
Divine Mercy Apostolate, c/o Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral, Kidapawan City
Diocesan Coordinator: Mrs. Rhodale Gloriane
Couples For Christ, c/o OLMAG, Kidapawan City
Provincial Head: Mr. Frank Tanaid
Legion Of Mary, Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral, Kidapawan City
President: Ms. Sonia Pedrajas
Knights Of Columb us
District Master (MZ 1804): Mr. Januario Espejo, Jr.
Mother Butlers Guild
President: Ms. Estefania Millan (Diocese of Kidapawan)

PARISHES/PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate 1 (MASMABUKID)
(Magpet, Apo Sandawa, Makilala, Bulakanon, Kidapawan)
Vicar Forane: Fr. Jay I. Saniel, OFM
Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace
Cathedral Parish (F-1947), 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 288-1706, (064) 278-3304
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Romulo T. De la Cruz, DD
Co-Rectors: Rev. Fr. Jessie S. Esparagoza; Rev. Fr. Gerardo Tacdoro
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Agustin L. Nazareno; Rev. Fr. Nicanor Valiente
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1966), 9404 Magpet, Cotabato Province
Mobile: 0939-631-0568
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Desiderio P. Balatero Jr.
St. John Vianney Parish (F-2008), Apo Sandawa, Singao, 9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato Province
Tel.: (064) 278-3365
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfredo P. Palomar Jr.
Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish (F-1954), 9401 Makilala, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 268-2192
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arnel P. Cabrera
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Rey P. Salvador Jr.; Rev. Fr. Fumio Sukegawa
Holy Family Parish (F-1978), 9401 Bulakanon, Makilala, Cotabato Province
Mobile: 0919-609-5082
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jay Saniel, OFM
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Daniel Borromeo, OFM

Vicariate 2 (CAAMMAKA)
(Carmen, Amas, Matalam, Kabacan)
Vicar Forane: Fr. Carlito R. Garcia
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish
(F-1963), 9408 Carmen, Cotabato Province
Mobile: 0930-339-8643
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Armando C. Angeles
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Eddie L. Pedregosa
Sto. Niño de Praga Parish (F-1969), 9406 Matalam, Cotabato Province
Mobile.: 09493973738
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edmundo P. Palomar
Christ the King Parish (F-1963), 9407 Kabacan, Cotabato Province
Tel.: (064) 248-2042
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Carlito R. Garcia
Jesus the Good Shepherd Quasi-Parish (F-2005), Amas, 9400 Kidapawan City, Cotabato Province
Tel.: (064) 278-7050
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Rev. 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
Mobile: 0929-272-5998
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Maximo S. Lapaz Jr.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, New Rizal, M’lang (F-1977), 9402 New Rizal, M’lang, Cotabato
Mobile: 0908-558-9738
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Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nolan C. Olvido
San Isidro Labrador Parish (F-2008), 9801 Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Lamberto Pragados Jr.
Mobile: 0999-362-3772
Sta. Teresita del Niño Jesus Parish (F-1950), 9402 Mlang, Cotabato
Tel.: (064) 268-4276
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ludwin L. Alerta
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Krizaldy Tadiaque

Vicariate 4 (ARANCE)
(Arakan, Roxas, Antipas, New Cebu)
Vicar Forane: Fr. Ramil G. Angulo
Mother of Perpetual Help Parish
(F-1980), 9417 Arakan, Cotabato
Mobile: 0919-897-4001
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Giovanni Vettoretto, PIME
Sta. Catalina de Alexandria Parish
(F-1972), 9405 Pres. Roxas, Cotabato Province
Mobile: 0928-347-1813, 0918-347-2072
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Hipolito P. Paracha
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-1988), 9414 Antipas, Cotabato
Mobile: 0948-225-5226
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Heriberto Villas, OMI
Sta. Cruz Parish (F-1977), 9405 New Cebu, Pres. Roxas, Cotabato
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ramil G. Angulo
Mobile: 0918-390-9831, 0927-758-5442

SEMINARY / EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Diocesan Seminary (F-2008), Bishop’s Compound, Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 288-5899
Rector: Rev. Fr. Allan L. Sasi
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Jessie Esparagoza
Confessors: Rev. Fr. Henry C. Gemone, Rev. Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME

Catholic Schools In The Diocese Of Kidapawan
Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Kidapawan City
Bro. Manuel Uluan, FMS, President
Tel.: (064) 288-1673
St. Mary’s Academy of Kidapawan, Kidapawan City
Sr. Ma. Cynthia V. Cliano, RVRVM, Directress
Tel.: (064) 288-1317
Notre Dame of Arakan, Arakan, Cotabato
Fr. Giovanni Vettoretto, PIME, Director
Mobile: 0910-739-1130
Notre Dame of Kabacan, Kabacan, Cotabato
Sr. Teresa Rose Salazar, OND, Directress
Tel.: (064) 248-2095
Notre Dame of Makilala, Makilala, Cotabato
Sr. Maria Yolanda Capiña, RVM, Principal
Tel.: (064) 268-2070
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Notre Dame of Mlang, Mlang, Cotabato
Sr. Delicia B. Amador, PM
Directress
Tel.:. (064) 268-4230
Notre Dame of Tulunan, Tulunan, Cotabato
Sr. Evelyn Baldoza, OP, Directress
Mobile: 0918-728-3950
Notre Dame of Magpet, Magpet, Cotabato
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, Director
Mobile: 0919-329-9465
Notre Dame of Matalam, Matalam, Cotabato
Fr. Gerardo T. Tacdoro, Director
Mobile: 0919-329-9465
Mobile: 0919-329-9465
Little Farmers of St. Isidore Learning School of Columb io, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
Fr. Lamb erto F. Pragados Jr., Director
Mobile: 0999-362-3772

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Guadalupe Formation Center (F-1985), Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City, (A retreat and seminar house)
Tel.: (064) 288-1774 to 75 local 108
Administrator: Fr. Allan L. Sasi
Poor Clare Monastery Of The Imm aculate Conception, Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
Abbess: Mother Marietta Vega, OSC
Tel.: (064) 288-1774 to 75 local 5 or 107
Little Farmers Of St. Isidore Learning School Of Columb io, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
Director: Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME
Mobile: 0999-362-3772
Easter Village Orphanage, 037 Lamban Subdivision, 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 278-4247
Fax: (064) 288-1658
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
Director: Fr. Fumio Sukegawa
Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Shrine, Binoligan, Amas, 9400 Kidapawan City
Tel.: (064) 278-3557
Director: Fr. Navarro Matas Jr., OMI
Mobile: 0918-611-5476
Shrine Of The Holy Cross , New Esparanza, M’lang, Cotabato
Administrator: New Rizal Parish
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
Guardian/IRD Director: Fr. Jay I. Saniel, OFM
Tel.: (064) 278-4173
Social Action Organic Farming Center [SAOFAC], Balindog, 9400 Kidapawan City
Director: Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLATE FOR MEN AND WOMEN
MEN
Pontifical Institute of Foreign Mission (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-Siena)
Presentation of Mary Sisters (PM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary Sisters (RVM)
Workers of Christ the Worker Sisters (WCW)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)
Sororum Missionarum Cordis Jesu (SMCJ)

† NECROLOGY †
Fr. Fausto Tentorio, PIME (Oct. 17, 2011)

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