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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Maasinensis)

Suffragan of Cebu
Creation: March 23, 1968. Erection: August 14, 1968. Comprises
the province of Southern Leyte and the six municipalities
of Baybay, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato and
Matalom of the province of Leyte. Titular: Our Lady of the
Assumption.

Bishop
Most Reverend
PRECIOSO D. CANTILLAS, SDB, DD
Born on July 3, 1953 in Langtad, Naga, Cebu. Appointment: Appointed
Titular Bishop of Vicensi Caesaris and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu: May 31,
1995. Appointed Second Bishop of Maasin: January 20, 1998. Ordination:
Presbyteral: December 7, 1979. Episcopal: July 12, 1995. Installation. Second
Bishop of Maasin, March 10, 1998.
Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-3613; 381-2033 • Fax: (053) 570-9215
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Website: www.dioceseofmaasin.org

Past Bishop
Most Rev. Vicente T. Ataviado, DD
(Died: March 4, 1997)
Installation as Bishop of Maasin - August 14, 1968 at the
Our Lady’s Assumption Parish Church, Maasin, Southern Leyte

PRESENT STATUS
(based on 2014-2015)
(Arch) Bishops…………………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… ……83
On study Leave (in &
outside Phils.)…………… 6
Working Abroad on loan……14
Retired Priest………………… 1
Deacons……………………… 2
Total… ……… (as of 2016) 105
Seminaries:
Minor………………………… 1
Seminarians:
Theology… ………………… 8
Philosophy… ………………24
Pre-college… …………… 9
Minor(HS)………………36
Religious Priests:
Filipinos……………………… 3
Foreigners…………………… 1
Religious Brothers:
Foreigners…………………… 3
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 7
Parishes………………………42
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos………………………93
Foreigner(s)… ……………… 1
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center(s)… ………… 1
Catechetical Centers………… 1
Orphanages… ……………… 1
Radio Station………………… 1
Others: Apostleship of the
Sea/Migrants
Family & Life Apostolate
Sacraments and Sacramental:
Baptisms… …………… 27,718
Confirmations… ……… 10,203
First Communions……… 10,272
Matrimony:
Between Catholics… 2,833
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics…………15
Death (Catholics)…… 1,538
… (est.)
Diocesan-Owned &
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten…………………15
Population… ………… 755
Grade Schools… ……………10
Population… ……… 1,624
High Schools…………………10
Population… ……… 5,262
Technical/Voc. Schools……… 1
Colleges……………………… 3
Population… ……… 3,737
Necrology (Priests)……………… 5

Diocesan Curia
Chancery
Chancery Office
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-3613; 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
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Website: www.dioceseofmaasin.org
Vicar General: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG - Our Lady of the
Assumption Parish Cathedral,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
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Episcopal Vicar for Administration/
Pastoral Planning & Moderator
Curiae: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG - Our Lady of the
Assumption Parish Cathedral,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
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Episcopal Vicar for Clergy: Msgr.
Amado D. Olayvar, PC - Assumption
in the Hills Parish,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9128
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Jose E. Perez,
HP - Holy Child Parish, Malitbog,
Southern Leyte
Mobile (Sec.): 0916-631-5467
Chancellor: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi,
Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, 6600 Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
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Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Vice Chancellor/Secretary to the Bishop:
Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin, JCL
Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, 6600 Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
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Tel.: (053) 381-3613
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Oeconomus: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong,
Chancery Office, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Legal Counsel: Atty. Renato Ramon
B. Rances III
Vicars Forane: Msgr. Amado D.
Olayvar, PC - Assumption in
the Hills Parish, Asuncion;
Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP - Holy
Child Parish, Malitbog; Msgr.
Nestor S. Astillo, PC - Immaculate
Conception, Sogod; Msgr.
Felito B. Briones - Sts. Peter &
Paul Parish, Hinunangan; Fr.
Leonardo G. Kilat - St. Ignatius
de Loyola Parish, Liloan; Fr. Fermino
P. Wavina - Immaculate
Conception, Baybay; Msgr. Antonio
M. Gaviola, PC - Immaculate
Conception, Hilongos

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
College of Consultors
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas,
SDB, DD; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona;
Msgr. Jose E. Perez, Msgr.
Nestor S. Astillo; Msgr. Antonio
M. Gaviola; Msgr. Amado D.
Olayvar; Msgr. Felito B. Briones;
Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig;
Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi; Fr. Merwin
L. Kangleon; Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong; Fr. Fermino P. Wavina

Diocesan Financial Council
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas,
SDB, DD; Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG; Fr. Garnet Quirong;
Mrs. Anacleta Aboyme; Atty.
Lemuel Jan Nerves; Mr. Gomercindo
Paz; Ms. Estelita Sy

Judicial Section
Matrimonial Tribunal
Chancery Office, Bishop’s
Residence Compound, Asuncion,
6600 Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Jose E. Perez,
HP, JCL
Defender of the Bond: Fr. Alexes B.
Villarubin, JCL
Notary: Msgr. Marnito B. Bansig, PC
Secretary: Santa Fe Vivares-Quiano
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PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat
Chancery Office
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033; 381-3613;
570-8459
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas,
SDB, DD; Fr. Harlem F. Gozo;
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG;
Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi; Msgr. Amado
D. Olayvar; Msgr. Jose E.
Perez; Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo;
Msgr. Antonio M. Gaviola;
Msgr. Felito B. Briones; Fr. Fermino
P. Wavina; Fr. Leonardo G.
Kilat; Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas; Fr.
Giovanne Z. Luzon; Fr. Garnet
D. Quirong; Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon

Commission on Worship, Liturgy and
Music
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Cathedral, 6600 Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
Chairman: Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
Members: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo,
PC; Fr. Angelo C. Arbiol;
Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi; Msgr. Felito
B. Briones; Fr. Fermin Wabina;
Fr. Eric John P. Entuna; Fr.
Regin L. Flores; Fr. Plutarco S.
Rodriguez; Mrs. Araceli Bual;
Mr. Ronald Felicilda; Mr. Elias
Ligtas; Mr. Venancio Dajao; Ms.
Virginia Ichon

Commission on Education
Diocesan Catechetical and Biblical
Center, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, 6600
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8435
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Chairman: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Vice-Chair: Sr. Ma. Violeta Bayo, LGC
Members: Fr. Virchel A. Acain;
Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto; Fr. Geremias
L. Masan; Ms. Delia Latorino
Ms. Azucena Monter; Mr.
Charlie Formento

Commission on Service
Diocesan Social Action Center, Inc.,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8360
Chairman: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Fr. Allen T. Arayan; Fr.
Joselito C. Catubig; Fr. Jose Tolentino
B. Rosal; Fr. Ernesto B.
Sabandal IV; Fr. Rey E. Corridor;
Mr. Ronald Salas

Commission on Temporalities
Holy Child Parish, Bato, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 568-0260
Chairman: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Members: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os;
Fr. Celso U. Faller; Fr. Angelito P.
Reyes; Fr. Stanley B. Mepico; Fr.
Gary Nelson L. Esguerra; Fr. Edmundo
B. Resus

Commission on Youth
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sogod,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2637
Chairman: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Members: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong;
Fr. Melbher L. Alfante; Fr.
Norberto P. Cordovez; Fr. Silverio
P. Pada Jr.; Fr. Ranulfo D.
Lago, Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago; Fr.
Roel D. Handayan; Fr. Pepito P.
Generan
Jr.; Mr. Marlon D. Lopez;
Mr. Roland M. Mendoza;
Sr. Ma. Maribel Piangco, OSF;
Ms. Eva Tomol, Ms. Rhodora
Buyoc; Ms. Ma. Estella B. Rosal

Commission on Organization
Bishop’s Residence Compound, Asuncion,
6600 Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8360
Chairman: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar,
PC; Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche Jr.;
Fr. Cruf F. Climaco; Fr. Leonardo
G. Kilat; Fr. Samuel P. Papa; Mr.
Ricardo Burdas; Mr. Julian Alico;
Mr. Sanson Gan; Ms. Dame Biore;
Mrs. Anecita Gan; Engr. Reynaldo
Cerro

Commission on Catechetics
Diocesan Catechetical and Biblical Center,
Bishop’s Residence Compound,
Asuncion, 6600 Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8435
Chairman: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Violeta Bayo,
LGC
Secretary: Alen Yeke
Members: Sr. Rosemia A. Sause,
SMC; Sr. Sofia C. Roferes, SMC;
Ester B. Godes; Merlita C. Gallardo;
Myrna J. Larido; Judalin
P. Amparo; Jacinta T. Servillejo;
Ms. Azucena V. Monter

Commission on Clergy
Assumption in the Hills Parish, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9128
Chairman: Msgr. Amado D.
Olayvar, PC
Members: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona,
VG; Msgr. Felito B. Briones;
Fr. Hope L. Lambonao

Commission on Conservation of
Cultural Heritage
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Parish, Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2140
Chairman: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo,
PC
Members: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo; Fr.
Van O. Cabug-os; Mrs. Corazon
A. Duarte

Commission on Construction &
Material Improvements
Holy Child Parish, Bato, Leyte
Tel.: 0583-568-0260
Chairman: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong

Commission on Family & Life
Chancery Office, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Chairman: Msgr. Marnito B.
Bansig, PC
Members: Nicanor & Gemma
Bandibas; Roxanne Sacnahon

Commission on Social Action, Justice
& Peace
Diocesan Social Action Center of
Maasin, Inc., Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, 6600
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8360
Director: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Members: Fr. Jose Tolentino B.
RosaL; Ms. Dame Biore

Commission on Vocations
Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary, Bishop’s
Residence Compound, Asuncion,
6600 Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8183
Chairman: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi
Members: Fr. Niccolo Florencio;
Fr. Ricarte Olayvar; Sr. Ester
Morpos, LGC; Sr. Jacquelene
Clemencio, OSF

Lay Organizations and
Movements
(name of person-in-charge)
Alay Kapwa: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Apostleship of the Sea/Migrants Office:
Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
Basic Ecclesial Communities [BEC]:
Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Bible Apostolate: Fr. Giovanne Z.
Luzon
Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Fr.
Christopher B. Esquibel
Catholic Women’s League: Fr. Celso
U. Faller
Children of Mary: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Commission on Clergy: Msgr. Amado
D. Olayvar
Conservation & Cultural Heritage
Commission: Msgr. Nestor S.
Astillo (Chair)
Construction, Material Improvements
& Diocesan Health Program:
Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
Council of the Laity: Fr. Celso S. Rojas
Cursillo Movement: Fr. Joseph Y.
Macuto
Daughters of Mary Immaculate: Fr.
Eric John P. Entuna
Diocesan Commission on the First
Mass: Fr. Celso U. Faller
Diocesan Social Action Director: Fr.
Harlem F. Gozo
Divine Mercy: Fr. Garnet D. Quirong
DYDM Station Manager: Fr. Irvin W.
Octot
Ecology and Environmental Concerns:
Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Eucharistic Ministries: Fr. Amiel C.
Vallinas
Family Life Apostolate: Msgr. Marnito
B. Bansig
Family & Life Commission: Msgr.
Marnito B. Bansig
Holy Name Society: Msgr. Oscar A.
Cadayona
Holy Cross & First Mass Shrine
(priest-in-charge): Fr. Margarito
C. Soco
Knights of Columbus: Msgr. Oscar
A. Cadayona
Legion of Mary: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Marian Movement of Priests: Fr.
Eric John P. Entuna
Mass Media: Fr. Irvin W. Octot
Mother Butler’s Guild: Fr. Celso U.
Faller
Parish Renewal Experience (PREx):
Fr. Christopher B. Esquibel
Pontifical Mission Societies: Fr.
Dioscoro
A. Rasonabe
PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for
Responsible Voting): Fr. Harlem
F. Gozo
Prison Apostolate: Fr. Harlem F. Gozo
Shrine Rector & Pilgrimages: Fr.
Amiel C. Vallinas
Superintendent of Diocesan Schools:
Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Vocation Director: Fr. Johnrey B. Sibi
World Apostolate of Fatima: Fr. Ranulfo
D. Lago

Parishes/Parochial Clergy
Vicariate of Assumption in the Hills
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar,
PC
Assumption in the Hills Parish (F-1994),
Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9128
Titular: Assumption in the Hills,
last Saturday of November
Parish Day: October 27
Parish Priest: Msgr. Amado D.
Olayvar, PC
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Jerome T. Dejarme
Res. Priest: Fr. Leopoldo T. Suarez
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Celso U.
Faller
Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cathedral
(F-1796), Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9712; 381-2079
Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption,
August 15
Parish Day: August 12
Exec. Pastor: Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona
Paroch. Vicars: Fr. Giovanne Z.
Luzon; Fr. Harlem F. Gozo; Fr.
Amiel C. Vallinas; Fr. Christopher
B. Esquibel
Paroch. Collaborator: Fr. Lito F.
Narit
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Garnet D.
Quirong
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (F-1994),
Guadalupe, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7990-588
Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe,
December 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Regin L. Flores
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Cristito M. Silangan
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Samuel P.
Papa
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish (F-
1965), San Rafael, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-3065-016
Titular: Saint Raphael the Archangel,
October 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Rey E. Corridor
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ronald P.
Marcojos
Santo Niño de Ibarra Parish (F-1994),
Ibarra, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2057
Titular: Santo Niño de Ibarra,
Third Saturday of January
Parish Day: December 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Celso S. Rojas
Co-Pastor: Fr. Jose Bonito V.
Labrador
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Plutarco S.
Rodriguez
Mary Help of Christians Mission Station,
Malapoc Norte, Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Priest in-Charge: Fr. Alfredo V.
Biones Jr., SDV

Vicariate of Our Lady of the
Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo,
PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-
1866), Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2140; 577-0145
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception, Dec. 15
Parish Day: September 8
Parish Priest: Msgr. Nestor S. Astillo,
PC
Paroch. Vicars: Fr. Pepito P. Generan
Jr.; Fr. Sabinus I. Chukwunonyerem
Res. Priest: Fr. Merwin L. Kangleon
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Felix D.
Paloma, PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1869),
Libagon, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-5620-072
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate
Conception, Dec. 8 &
July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Gary Nelson L.
Esguerra
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Lorenzo N.
Suarez Jr.
Holy Child Parish (F-1967), Consolacion,
Sogod, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0949-6318-293
Titular: Holy Child, last Saturday
of January
Parish Priest: Fr. Ranulfo D. Lago
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Jose Bonito
V. Labrador
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1995), Divisoria,
Bontoc, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0927-6953-832
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: June 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Manuel V. Lagumbay
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Cesar V.
Garces
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1905),
Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 575-3048
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day: Last Sunday of Dec.
Parish Priest: Fr. Norberto P. Cordovez
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Leonardo
G. Kilat
Santo Niño Parish (F-1957), Bontoc,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2946
Titular: Santo Niño, January 15
Parish Day: December 26
Parish Priest: Fr. Celso U. Faller
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Mervin D. Dolayba
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Felito B.
Briones

Vicariate of Our Lady of the
Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Fr. Fermino P. Wavina
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1737),
Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 335-2161
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 27
Parish Day: February 27
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Fermino P.
Wavina
Members: Fr. Stanley B. Mepico;
Fr. Edmundo B. Resus; Fr. Wonderly
Jay V. Madrona
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Antonio
M. Gaviola, PC
Holy Spirit Parish (F-1995), VSU, Visca
SCA, Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 335-2399
Titular: Holy Spirit, Pentecost
Sunday
Parish Priest: Fr. Martin Ando M.
Bañoc
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Brian C. Flandez
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Emmanuel
A. Golo
Our Lady of Remedies Parish (F-1995),
Makinhas, Baybay City, Leyte
Mobile: 0920-2407-083
Titular: Our Lady of Remedies
May 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Melbher L. Alfante
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Vicente V.
Alpeche Jr.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish
(F-1932), Caridad, Baybay City,
Leyte
Mobile: 0918-559-9843
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy
Rosary, October 7
Parish Day: December 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Angelo C. Arbiol
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1995),
Pomponan, Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: 0926-1908-290
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Day: June 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Ronaldo D. Lago
Co-Pastor: Fr. Carlo J. Caracut
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Rey E. Corridor
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1887), Inopacan,
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 565-0168
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: March 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Eufemio A. Gohetia
Res. Priest: Fr. Marianito T. Dondoyano
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Santos
Sabondo Jr.
Santo Niño de Plaridel Parish (F-1960),
Plaridel, Baybay City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 563-1904
Titular: Santo Niño de Plaridel,
nearest Saturday after Jan. 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Samuel P. Papa
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Silverio P.
Pada Jr.

Vicariate of Our Lady of the
Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Antonio M.
Gaviola, PC
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1737),
Hilongos, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 336-2443
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 28
Parish Day: September 8
Pastor-Moderator: Msgr. Antonio
M. Gaviola, PC
Co-Pastors: Msgr. Marnito B.
Bansig; Fr. Conrado C. Saavedra
Jr.; Fr. Amiel M. Borneo
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Celso S.
Rojas
Holy Child Parish (F-1886), Bato, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 568-0260
Titular: Holy Child, January 25
Parish Day: July 26
Parochial Administrator: Fr. Garnet
D. Quirong
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Roy J. Royeras
Res. Priest: Fr. Wilson R.
de los Reyes
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Urcisino
Luzon, PC
Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Parish
(F-1994), Concepcion, Hilongos,
Leyte
Mobile: 0917-720-0344
Titular: Nuestra Señora de la
Asuncion, August 22
Parish Day: December 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Virchel A. Acain
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ernesto B.
Sabandal IV
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1996), Anahawan,
Bato, Leyte
Mobile: 0906-743-7286
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 12
Parish Day: September 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Allen T. Arayan
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Reynante
C. Sido
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1995),
Cahagnaan, Matalom, Leyte
Mobile: 0906-961-5116
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day: July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Vicente V. Alpeche
Jr.
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Roel D.
Handayan
Saint Joseph Parish (F-1843), Matalom,
Leyte
Mobile: 0917-7054-422
Titular: Saint Joseph, May 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto
Res. Priest: Fr. Antonio F. Ong
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Stanley B.
Mepico
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (F-
1843), Hindang, Leyte
Mobile: 0919-843-6476
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel,
May 8
Parish Day: September 29
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Dioscoro A.
Rasonabe
Co-Pastor: Fr. Oliver C. Edulan
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Amado
D. Olayvar, PC

Vicariate of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Vicar Forane: Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat
Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish (F-1911),
Liloan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0949-925-9371
Titular: Saint Ignatius of Loyola,
July 31
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Leonardo
G. Kilat
Co-Pastor: Fr. Ronald P. Marcojos
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Fermino P.
Wavina
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1968), San
Francisco, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0916-183-1167
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 15
Parish Day: December 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Ernesto B. Sabandal
IV
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Joselito C.
Catubig
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1993),
San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0915-972-0144
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Paroch. Administrator: Fr. Zhed A.
Hatud
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Randy O. Saure
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish
(F-1931), Pintuyan, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: 0905-908-2613
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel,
September 29
Parish Day: January 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Roel D. Handayan
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Arthur T. Duarte
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Gary Nelson
L. Esguerra

Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Felito B. Briones,
PC
Saint John the Baptist Parish (F-1768),
San Juan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0921-714-2291
Titular: Saint John the Baptist,
June 24
Parish Day: January 13
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Van O.
Cabug-os
Co-Pastor: Fr. Jeremias L. Masan
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Ronielo M. Tindugan
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Conrado C.
Saavedra Jr.
Saint Isidore Parish (F-1963), St. Bernard,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0926-407-6603
Titular: Saint Isidore, May 29 &
Aug. 20
Parish Day: August 20
Parish Priest: Fr. Joselito C. Catubig
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Eufemio A.
Gohetia
Saint Augustine Parish (F-1995), Catmon,
St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0926-209-6057
Titular: Saint Augustine, Aug. 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Angelito P. Reyes
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Alan Nelson
D. Navales
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1943),
Anahawan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-705-2046
Titular: Saint Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Day: Last Sunday of December
Parish Priest: Fr. Cruf F. Climaco
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Casiano Anthony
G. Cotiamco
Preceding Pastor: Msgr.
Nestor S. Astillo, PC
Saint Joseph Parish (F-1884), Hinundayan,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-705-2047
Titular: Saint Joseph, June 5
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Plutarco
S. Rodriguez
Co-Pastor: Fr. Randy O. Saure
Preceding Pastor: Msgr. Nestor
S. Astillo, PC
Saints Peter and Paul Parish (F-1851),
Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0912-591-6602
Titular: Saints Peter and Paul,
June 29
Parish Priest: Msgr. Felito B.
Briones,
PC
Paroch. Vicars: Fr. Joah M. Tiengo;
Fr. Florante B. Pamintuan
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Cruf F. Climaco
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-1986),
Silago, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-306-1974
Titular: Saint James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Day: June 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Hope L. Lambonao
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Ranulfo D.
Lago

Vicariate of Santo Niño
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Jose E. Perez, HP
Santo Niño Parish (F-1850), Malitbog,
Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0908-985-1627
(c/o secretary)
Titular: Holy Child, January 15
Parish Day: Pentecost Sunday
Parish Priest: Msgr. Jose E. Perez,
HP
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Jose Toletino
B. Rosal
Res. Priest: Msgr. Felix D. Paloma, PC
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Juanito A.
Arreglo
Holy Cross & the First Mass Parish
(F-1994), Limasawa, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: 0917-631-9496
Titular: Holy Cross and the First
Mass
Feast Day: October 12
Parish Day: March 29
First Mass Anniv.: March 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Margarito C. Soco
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Christopher
B. Esquibel
Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Parish
(F-1997), Ichon, Macrohon,
Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-0892
Titular: Mary Mediatrix of All Grace
Feast Day: August 16
Parish Day: January 28
Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Dennis M.
Cagantas
Co-Pastor: Fr. Irvin W. Octot
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Margarito
C. Soco
Saint James the Apostle Parish (F-2014),
Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0927-248-9605
Titular: St. James the Apostle,
July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Jean-Marie Bassok,
CSSp
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish
(F-1862), Macrohon, Southern
Leyte
Mobile: 0915-768-6004
Titular: Saint Michael the Archangel,
September 29
Parish Day: December 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Silverio P. Pada Jr.
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Joseph Y.
Macuto
San Roque Parish (F-1993), San Roque,
Macrohon, Southern Leyte
Mobile: 0917-306-1478
Titular: Saint Roche, August 16
Parish Day: April 14
Parish Priest: Fr. Eric John P. Entuna
Preceding Pastor: Fr. Edmundo
B. Resus

Diocesan Clergy With No Parish
Assignment
Seminary Personnel: Fr. Giovanne Z.
Luzon; Fr. Ricarte M. Olayvar;
Fr. Alexes B. Villarubin; Fr. Niccolo
Martin C. Florencio; Rev.
Shaun A. Aliño; Rev. Reynaldo
O. Alonzo Jr.
Study Leave: Fr. Emmanuel A. Golo;
Fr. Dexter A. Sescon

Priests Abroad
Study Leave: Fr. Mark Jeben D. Diola;
Fr. Melgabar N. Enero
USA: Fr. Reynaldo B. Matunog;
Fr. Alexander L. Ramos; Fr.
Lope Florente A. Lesigues; Fr.
Rogelio S. Lumbre; Fr. Artemio
E. Galos; Fr. Prospero P.
Pael, Fr. Luis V. Resma (Retiree)
Norway: Fr. Alan Nelson D. Navales;
Fr. Jose Johan V. Dumandan
Italy: Fr. Demetrio C. Gedaya Jr.
United Kingdom: Fr. Mariano Tarrosa;
Fr. James Anthony S. Cadman
In other dioceses outside the Phils.:
Fr. Melchor Ferrer

Shrines
Shrine of the Most Precious Blood of
Jesus (Monte Cueva), Basak, Rizal,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Acting Rector: Fr. Amiel C. Vallinas
Mobile: 0917-631-9413
Shrine of the Holy Cross and the First
Mass, Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Priest-in-charge: Fr. Margarito C.
Soco
Mobile: 0917-631-9496
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua, Pomponan,
Baybay, Leyte
Priest-in-charge: Fr. Ronaldo D.
Lago
Mobile: 0917-632-0716

Educational Centers
Saint Joseph College (F-1928), 6600
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Website: www.sjc.edu.ph
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel.: (053) 381-2578 loc. 102-
EVP; 104-registrar’s; 105-dean’s;
112-guidance center
Fax: (053) 381-2283
School President: Most Rev. Precioso
D. Cantillas, SDB, DD
Vice President for Academic:
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona, VG
HS Principal: Engr. Dulce Siega-
Gonzalez
GS Principal: Mrs. Estrellita B.
Plarisan
Saint Thomas Aquinas College (F-1946),
Sogod, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 382-2146
School President: Most Rev. Precioso
D. Cantillas, SDB, DD
School Director: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
HS Principal: Mrs. Carolina P. Cinco
GS Principal: Dr. Adelina Cabardo
Hinundayan Catholic Institute, Hinundayan,
Southern Leyte
Principal: Sr. Lilibeth C. Cimafranca,
OSS
Franciscan College Of The Immaculate
Conception (F-1947), 6521 Baybay
City, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 335-2282
Telefax: (053) 335-3382
Directress: Sr. M. Grace Gerong, OSF
Principal, Basic Educ.: Sr. M. Teresita
Lopez
Holy Rosary Academy (F-1948), Hinunangan,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Joah M.
Tiengo
HS Principal: Sr. Nelia B. Lim, OSS
Saint Anthony High School (F-1950),
Anahawan, Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
School Chaplain: Fr. Casiano
Anthony G. Cotiamco
HS Principal: Mr. Rito P. Gallegos
Saint Teresa School of Hilongos (F-
1985), RV Villaflores St., (A), Hilongos,
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 336-3162
School Director: Fr. Merwin L.
Kangleon
HS Principal: Mrs. Remedios Esplanada
GS Principal: Dr. Apolonia Suarez
Cristo Rey Regional High School (F-1968),
St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
School Director: Fr. Joselito C.
Catubig
Principal: Sr. M. Monette Felices,
OSF
Santo Niño Academy (F-1948), Malitbog,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Sr. M. JoEllen
Ramirez, OSF
Libagon Academy (F-1949), Libagon,
Southern Leyte
School Director: Mr. Baltazar N.
Endriga
HS Principal: Mr. Benedicto G.
Gado

Seminaries/Educational Centers
Seminaries
Pope Paul VI Minor Seminary, Bishop’s
Residence Compound, Asuncion,
Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-8830
Rector: Fr. Giovanne Z. Luzon
Vice Rector: Fr. Niccolo Martin
C. Florencio
Bursar/Procurator: Fr. Reynaldo
O. Alonzo Jr.
Spiritual Director: Fr. Christopher
B. Esquibel
Prefect of Discipline: Fr. Ricarte
M. Olayvar
Episcopal Board: Most Rev.
Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD;
Msgr. Oscar A. Cadayona; Msgr.
Jose E. Perez; Msgr. Amado D.
Olayvar
Faculty: in Saint Joseph College
Matrimonial Court
Diocesan Matrimonial Tribunal, Chancery
Office, Bishop’s Residence
Compound, Asuncion, Maasin
City, Southern Leyte
Tel.: (053) 381-2033
Fax: (053) 570-9215
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Jose E. Perez
Mass Media
Radio Station DYDM , SJC Extension,
Mambajao, Maasin City, Southern
Leyte
Tel.: (053) 570-9822
Telefax: (053) 381-2243
Station Manager: Fr. Irvin W. Octot

Institutes of Consecrated
Life/Societies of Apostolic
Life

MEN
Pontifical Right
Society of Divine Vocations (SDV)
(Vocationist Fathers and Brothers)
Congregation of the Holy Spirit
(CSSp) (Spiritans)
Congregation of Christian Brothers

WOMEN
Pontifical Right
Missionary Sisters of the Catechism
(SMC)
Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit
(OSS)
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual
Adoration (OSF)
Sisters of the Divine Vocations (SDV)
Diocesan Right
Living the Gospel Community (LGC)
Sisters of Mary Adorers of the Holy
Eucharist (SMAHE)

Religious Priests &
Non-Incardinated Clergy
Fr. Jean-Marie Bassok, CSSp
Catholic Mission Station of St.
James the Apostle, Padre Burgos,
Southern Leyte
Fr. Andres Aragon, SVD, Local Superior
SDV Formation House, Lib-og,
Maasin City
Fr. Angelito Rosales, SDV
SDV Formation House, Lib-og,
Maasin City
Fr. Alfredo V. Briones Jr., SVD

† NECROLOGY †
2012: Msgr. Urcisino A. Luzon; Fr.
Pablo F. Acido
2013: Fr. Lorenzo N. Suarez Jr.; Fr.
Maximo D. Casinao Jr.
2014: Fr. Santos O. Lagumbay

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