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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Navalliensis)

Suffragan of Palo
Created diocese: November 29, 1988. Comprises the province of Biliran
and five (5) parishes in the north-western part of Leyte. Titular: Our Lady
of the Most Holy Rosary.

Bishop
Most Reverend
FILOMENO G. BACTOL, DD, MA, DD
Born: November 29, 1939 in Carigara, Leyte. Ordained
priest: April 6, 1968. Appointed titular bishop of Gemaniciana
and auxiliary bishop of Palo: July 29, 1981. Ordained
bishop: October 15, 1981. Appointed first bishop
of Naval: November 29, 1988. Installed: March 8, 1989.
Bishop’s Residence
Burgos cor. Corvera Streets
Naval 6560, Biliran
Chancery - Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9032

PRESENT STATUS
Bishop…………………………… 1
Priests:
Diocesan:
Filipino……………………25
Foreign…………………… 1
Religious:
Filipino…………………… 1
Total… ………………………26
Seminarians (in other seminaries):
Minor: High School… ……… 7
Major: College… …………… 7
Theology… ………………… 3
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 3
Parishes:
Entrusted to diocesan
clergy… …………………14
Entrusted to religious
clergy… ………………… 1
Total… ………………………15
Mission chapels with
Priest-in-Charge… ………… 1
Educational Centers:
High School (diocesan)……… 1
Enrolment… ………… 400
Elementary (diocesan)……… 2
Catechetical Centers………… 2
Enrolment… ………… 440
Sacraments & Sacramentals:
Baptisms:
Infants……………… 7,450
Adults… ……………… ___
Confirmations… ………… 336
First Holy Communion… 5,153
Marriages:
Between Catholics… … 533
Mixed… …………………23
Institutions:
Medical Apostolate Center……1
Population……………… 258,375
Catholics…………228,754 (88.53%)
Area ……………… 1,170.8 sq.km.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Diocesan Chancery
Burgos Street
Naval 6543, Biliran
Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9032
Bishop: Most Reverend Filomeno
G. Bactol, MA, DD
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn
M. Maceda, HP
Vicar for the Religious: Rev. Fr. Gregorio
Monte Jr., ofm
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Benjamin
Pantas, JCD
Chancellor: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban
III, PC
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Fidel Dandan
Chancery Staff: Sr. Ma. Ruby C. Egloso,
DST; Violeta M. Dacara

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Board of Consultors:
Ex Officio: Msgr. Marvyn Maceda,
HP; Rev. Gregorio Monte Jr.,
OFM; Rev. Msgr. Hipolito
Remandaban
III
Elected: Rev. Edward Veloso; Rev.
Msgr. Venancio Sosing; Rev. Fidel
Dandan

Presbyteral Council:
Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban
III; Rev. Benjamin Pantas;
Rev. Edelino Suyom; Rev.
Manuel Salarda; Rev. Eduardo
Abanilla; Rev. Msgr. Marvyn
Maceda; Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta;
Rev. Delano
Alcon Mocorro;
Rev. Fidel Dandan; Rev. Msgr.
Venancio Sosing; Rev. Gregorio
Monte Jr.

PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Pastoral Director: Rev.
Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda, HP
Diocesan BEC Coordinator: Rev.
Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda, HP

Commission Coordinators:
Commission on Worship: Rev. Antonio
Sevilla
Lay Ministry: Rev. Msgr. Venancio
Sosing, PC
Sacred Music: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Liturgy: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito A. Remandaban
III, PC
Commission on Education: Rev. Arnulfo
Cordeta
Catechetics: Rev. Fidel Dandan
Catechetical Coordinators: Sr. Maria
Luisa W. Gemal, DST
Bible Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Claro
Buendia
Commission on Social Services: Rev.
Edward Veloso
Commission on Temporalities: Rev.
Victorino Japson
Commission on Ecology: Rev. Camilo
Maderazo
Commission on Clergy: Bishop Filomeno
G. Bactol, DD
Vocations: Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.
Commission on Family & Life: Rev.
Romulo Espina Jr.
Commission on Youth: Rev. Christian
Sevro M. Conde

DIOCESAN PASTORAL PROGRAM
COORDINATING COUNCIL (DPPCC)
Chairman: Most Rev. Filomeno G.
Bactol, DD
Co-Chairman: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn
M. Maceda, HP
Members: Rev. Antonio Sevilla; Rev.
Msgr. Venancio Sosing; Rev. Arnold
Cordeta; Rev. Victorino
Japson; Rev. Camilo Maderazo;
Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.; Rev.
Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III;
Rev. Christian Sevro Conde

ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS,
OFFICES & DIRECTORS
Pontifical Mission Aid Societies: Rev.
Fidel Dandan
Legion of Mary, Naval Comitium,
Spiritual Director: Most Rev. Filomeno
G. Bactol, DD
Caibiran Comitium, Spiritual Director:
Rev. Msgr. Venancio Sosing
Jr., PC
Leyte Comitium, Spiritual Director:
Rev. Msgr. Marvyn A. Maceda,
HP
Neo-Catechumenate: Mother Butler
Mission Guild: Rev. Fidel Dandan
Secular Franciscan Order: Rev. Gregorio
Monte Jr., OFM
Couples for Christ Movement: Most
Rev. Filomeno G. Bactol, DD
Youth Franciscans (YOUFRA): Sr.
Perlita Llanos, FSPIF

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL
CLERGY
Division by Vicariate

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Most Holy
Rosary
Vicar Forane: Rev. Ruben Caceres
Cathedral Parish Of Our Lady Of The
Most Holy Rosary (F-1860), Naval
6560, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9355
Pop.: 26,467; Cath: 25,236
Titular: Our Lady of the Most
Holy Rosary, Fiesta 1st Saturday
of October
Team Ministry: Most Rev. Filomeno
G. Bactol, DD (Moderator)
Members of the Team: Rev.
Msgr. Hipolito Remandaban III;
Rev. Romulo Espina Jr.; Rev.
Kenneth Hendricks
St. Roche Parish, Lucsoon, Naval
6560, Biliran
Titular: St. Roche, August 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Edgardo Gumba
Our Lady Of Peace & Good Voyage
Parish (F-1986), Almeria 6561,
Biliran
Pop.: 12, 010; Cath.: 3,497
Titular: Our Lady of Peace &
Good Voyage, May 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Edward Veloso
St. Raphael The Archangel Parish (F-
1955), Kawayan 6562, Biliran
Pop.: 15,047; Cath.: 13,746
Titular: St. Raphael the Archangel,
Oct. 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Gregorio
Monte, OFM
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Raymond
Osok, OFM
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1990),
Tucdao, Kawayan 6562, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 505-0234
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, May 22
Parish Priest: Rev. Eduardo Abanilla
St. Michael The Archangel Parish (F-
1841), Maripipi 6563 Biliran
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel,
Sept. 29
Pop.: 6,932: Cath.: 6,893
Parish Priest: Rev. Ruben Caceres

Mission Chapels with Priests-in-
Charge
St. Isidore The Worker Mission Chapel,
Talustusan, Naval, Biliran 6560
Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Kenneth
Hendricks
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Mission Chapel,
Catmon, Naval, Biliran 6560
Priests-in-charge: Rev. Lemuel
Galias, SMAHE; Rev. Edito Castillo,
SMAHE

Vicariate of St. James the Apostle
Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Venancio
Sosing, PC
St. James The Apostle Parish (F-1917),
Caibiran 6565, Biliran
Pop.: 17,591; Cath.: 17,155
Titular: St. James the Apostle,
July 25
Team Ministry: Rev. Msgr. Venancio
Sosing, PC (Moderator);
Rev. Fidel Dandan
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-
1966), Culaba 6564, Biliran
Pop.: 9,821; Cath.: 8,849
Titular: St. Isidore the Worker,
May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta
St. Francis Borgia Parish (F-1967),
Cabucgayan 6567, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 502-9089
Pop.: 15,229; Cath.: 14,984
Titular: St. Francis Borgia, Oct. 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Victorino Japson
St. John Nepomucene Parish (F-1828),
Biliran 6566, Biliran
Pop.: 11,529; Cath.: 11,281
Titular: St. John Nepomucene,
May 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Edelino Suyom

Vicariate of Our Lady of Fatima
Vicar Forane: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish (F-1954),
Calubian 6534, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 549-2007
Pop.: 26,556; Cath.: 25,123
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima,
Aug. 16
Team Ministry: Rev. Delano Alcon
Mocorro; Rev. Ferdinand
Miasco, SMAHE
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-
1851), Leyte 6533, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 548-0075, 548-0497
Pop.: 29,278; Cath.: 27,205
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
Dec. 8
Team Ministry: Rev. Msgr. Marvyn
A. Maceda, HP (Moderator);
Rev. Dario Bebillo; Rev. Rene
Durante
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-
1908), San Isidro 6535, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 550-0037, 550-0124
Titular: St. Isidore the Worker,
May 15
Pop.: 22,104; Cath.: 22,000
Team Ministry: Rev. Manuel Salarda
(Moderator); Rev. Antonio
Sevilla
Holy Child Parish (F-1915), Tabango
6537, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 551-9126
Titular: Holy Child, Jan. 15
Pop.: 29,353; Cath.: 28,718
Team Ministry: Rev. Claro (Alberto)
Buendia (Moderator);
Rev. Christian Sevro M. Conde
St. Anthony Of Padua Parish, Villalon,
Calubian 6534, Leyte
Parish Priest: Rev. Camilo Maderazo

Priests with No Parish Assignments:
On Leave: Rev. Benjamin Pantas;
Rev. Roy Cabradilla; Rev. Rene
Ignacio; Rev. Edgard Dolina

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED
LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC
LIFE

MEN
Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
Sons of Mary Adorers of the Holy
Eucharist (SMAHE)

WOMEN
Franciscan Sisters Pro Infante et
Familia (FSPIF)
Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Sisters For Christian Community
(SFCC)
Daughters of St. Theresa of Avila
(DST)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)
Sisters of the Angels (SA)
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred
Heart (MSH)
Congregation of the Sisters of St.
John the Baptist (CSSJB)
Sisters of Mary Adorers of the Holy
Eucharist (SMAHE)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Catholic Schools Superintendent:
Rev. Msgr. Hipolito Remandban
III, STL-MA
Cathedral School Of La Naval (F-1990)
(Elem. & HS), Naval 6543, Biliran
Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9240
Principal: Sr. Ma. Angela Vergara,
RSM
Chaplain: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito A.
Remandaban III, PC
School Bursar: Sr. Mary Rose Villegas,
RSM
Enrolment: 710
MSH Sisters’ Academy Calubian (Elem.
& HS)
Enrolment: 110
In-Charge: Sr. Lucy Blanco, MSH
Our Lady Of Fatima Parochial School
(Elem. & Preschool), Calubian
6534, Leyte
Enrolment: 100
School Director: Rev. Msgr. Hipolito
A. Remandaban III, STL-MA
Principal: Sr. Ma. Florita Ancog,
DST
Angelicum Catechetical School, Naval
6560, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9147
Enrolment: 200
School Director: Rev. Hipolito A.
Remandaban III
Principal: Sr. Ma. Linda Maligon,
DST
Daughters of St. Teresa of Avila
School, Tabango 6537, Leyte
Enrolment: 42
In-Charge: Sr. Florita Ancog, DST
Mother Serafina Learning Center,
Leyte 6533, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 548-0081
Enrolment: 60
In-Charge: Sr. Vilma L. Zolina, SdA
Mother Crucifix Caputo Learning
Center, Villa Cornejo, Kawayan,
Biliran
Enrolment: 29
In-charge: Sr. Lorena S. Barrot,
CSsJB
Holy Family Center Of Studies, San
Isidro, Leyte
Enrolment: 26
In-charge: Sr. Marlina D. Dacuno,
SMAHE

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Family House Medical Apostolate
Center, Sagrada Familia Homes
Compound, Naval 6560, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9261
In-charge: Sr. Teresita Elna S.
Oporto, FSPIF
Diocesan Shrine Of St. Therese Of The
Child Jesus, Brgy. Obispo, Calubian
6534, Leyte
Spiritual Advisors: Rev. Delano
Alcon Mocorro

† NECROLOGY †
1999: Rev. Rodolfo Malate
2000: Rev. Jose Veloso
2009: Rev. Florencio Gerones
2014: Rev. Msgr. Silas Florencio HP
2015: Rev. Jessie Sentina

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