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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Navalliensis)

Suffragan of Palo
Created diocese: November 29, 1988. Erected March 8, 1989. Comprises the new 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
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 6543, Biliran
Chancery: Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9032

PRESENT STATUS
Bishop……………………………1
Priests:
Diocesan:
Filipino……………………28
Foreign……………………1
Deacon:
Religious: Filipino………3
Total………………………33
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………………2
Educational Centers:
High School (diocesan)………1
Enr olment……………400
Elementary (diocesan)………3
Catechetical Centers…………4
Enrolment……………340
Sacraments & Sacramentals:
Baptisms:
Infants………………4,905
Adults…………………339
Confirmations……………587
First Holy Communion.....…3,698
Marriages:
Between Catholics……659
Mixed……………………3
Institutions:
Medical Apostolate Center.....…1
Population………………258,375
Catholics…………228,754 (88.53%)
Area………………1,170.8 sq.kms.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Diocesan Chancery
Burgos cor. Corvera Streets
Naval 6543, Biliran
Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9032
Bishop: Most Reverend Filomeno G. Bactol, MA, DD
Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Marvyn Maceda
Vicar for the Religious: Rev. Arturo Daquilanea, OFM
Judicial Vicar: Rev Fr. Benjamin Pantas, JCD
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Hipolito Remandaban III
Vice-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Kenneth Hendricks
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Fidel Dandan
Chancery Staff: Sr. Mary Grace Seguirel, DST; Violeta M. Dacara

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Board of Consultors:
Ex-Officio: Rev. Msgr. Silas Florencio, HP, Rev. Benjamin Pantas, Rev. Gregorio Monte, Jr, OFM., Rev. Hipolito Remandaban III
Elected: Rev. Marvyn Maceda, Rev. Jessie Sentina, Rev. Edward Veloso, Rev. Venancio Sosing, Rev. Fidel Dandan

Presbyteral Council:
Rev. Msgr. Silas Florencio, HP, Rev. Hipolito Remandaban III, Rev. Benjamin Pantas, Rev. Edelino Suyom, Rev. Manuel Salarda, Rev. Eduardo Abanilla, Rev. Marvyn Maceda, Rev. Arturo Daquilanea, OFM, Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta, Rev. Delano Alcon Mocorro, Rev. Fidel Dandan, Rev. Jessie Sentina, Rev. Venancio Sosing, Rev. Gregorio Monte, Jr., Rev. Francisco Colasito

PASTORAL SECTION
Diocesan Pastoral Director: Rev. Msgr. Silas Florencio, HP
Diocesan BEC Coordinator: Rev. Marvyn A. Maceda
Commission Coordinators:
Commission on Worship: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Lay Ministry: Rev. Venancio Sosing
Sacred Music: Rev. Antonio Sevilla
Liturgy: Rev. Hipolito A. Remandaban III
Commission on Education: Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta
Catechetics: Rev. Fidel Dandan
Vicarial Catechetical Coordinators: Sr. Ma. Julieta Solano, DST, Sr. Ma. Rosalita Sanchez, DST, Sr. Ma. Analyn Mabanag, DST
Bible Apostolate: Rev. 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. Cornelio Amante, Jr.

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

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. Benjamin Pantas
Leyte Comitium, Spiritual Director: Rev. Marvyn A. Maceda
Neo-Catechumenate: Rev. Edgar Dolina
Mother Butler Mission Guild: Fr. Fidel Dandan
Secular Franciscan Order: Rev. Gregorio Monte, Jr. OFM
Couples for Christ Movement: Most Rev. Filomeno G. Bactol, DD
Youth Franciscans (YOUFRA): Sr. Pat Pador, FSPIF

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
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 6543, 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. Hipolito Remandaban III, Rev. Romulo Espina, Jr., Rev. Kenneth Hendricks, Rev. Rene Durante
St. Roche Parish, Lucsoon, Naval 6543, Biliran
Titular St. Roche, August 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fidel R. Dandan
Our Lady Of Peace & Good Voyage Parish (F-1986), Almeria 6544, 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 6545, Biliran
Pop.: 15,047; Cath.: 13,746
Titular: St. Raphael the Archangel, Oct. 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Gregorio Monte, OFM; Rev. Gabriel Bertos
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Jun Flores, OFM
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1990), Tucdao, Kawayan 6545, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 505-0234
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, May 22
Parish Priest: Rev. Eduardo Abanilla
St. Michael The Archangel Parish (F-1841), Maripipi 6546 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 Miss ion Chapel, Talustusan, Naval 6543, Biliran
Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Kenneth Hendricks

Vicariate of St. James the Apostle
Vicar Forane: Rev. Venancio Sosing
St. James The Apostle Parish (F-1917), Caibiran 6548, Biliran
Pop.: 17,591; Cath.: 17,155
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Team Ministry: Rev. Benjamin Pantas (Moderator), Rev. Antonio Sevilla
St. Isidore The Worker Parish (F-1966), Culaba 6547, Biliran
Pop.: 9,821; Cath.: 8,849
Titular: St. Isidore the Worker, May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Venancio Sosing
St. Francis Borgia Parish (F-1967), Cabucgayan 6550, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 502-9089
Pop.: 15,229; Cath.: 14,984
Titular: St. Francis Borgia, Oct. 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Manuel Salarda
St. John Nepomucene Parish (F-1828), Biliran 6549, 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. Claro Buendia
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. Jessie Sentina, Rev. Delano Alcon Mocorro
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. Marvyn A. Maceda (Moderator), Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta, Rev. Cornelio Amante, Jr.
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. Victorino Japson (Moderator), Rev. Edgardo Gumba
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: Msgr. Silas Florencio, HP (Moderator); Rev. Claro Alberto Buendia, OFMConv
St. Anthony Of Padua Parish, Villalon, Calubian 6534, Leyte
Parish Priest: Rev. Camilo Maderazo
Mission Chapels with Priests-in-Charge
Holy Cross Miss ion Chapel, Consuegra, Leyte 6533, Leyte
Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Arnulfo Cordeta
Priests with no Parish Assignments
On Leave: Rev. Raul Gaviola, Rev. Roy Cabradilla, Rev. Dario Bebillo, Rev. Rene Ignacio, Rev. Jesus Ty, Rev. Francisco Colasito

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)
Franciscan Handmaids of the Lord (FHL)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Catholic Schools Superintendent: Rev. Hipolito Remandban III, STL-MA
Cathedral School Of La Naval (F-1990) (Elementary & High School), Naval 6543, Biliran
Tel./Fax: (053) 500-9240
Principal: Sr. Ma. Corazon Basadre, RSM
Chaplain: Rev. Hipolito A. Remandaban III
School Bursar: Sr. Mary Rose Villegas, RSM
Superior: Sr. Marie Therese Pariña, RSM
Enrolment: 410
MSH Sisters’ Academy Calubian (Elementary & High School)
Enrolment: 120
In-Charge: Sr. Teresa Sariego, MSH
Our Lady Of Fatima Parochial School (Elementary & Prepschool), Calubian 6534, Leyte
Enrolment: 90
School Director: Rev. Fr. Hipolito A. Remandaban III, STL-MA
Principal: Sr. Ma. Roselle Ente, DST
Catechetical Schools
Angelicum Catechetical School, Naval 6543, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9147
Enrolment: 175
School Director: Rev. Hipolito A. Remandaban III
Principal: Sr. Nueva Luminarias, DST
St. John Nepomucene Catechetical School, Biliran 6549, Biliran
Enrolment: 20
In-Charge: Sr. Ma. Judith Emnace, DST
St. Francis Borgia Catechetical School, Cabucgayan 6550, Biliran
Enrolment: 45
In-Charge: Sr. Almira Opura, DST
Holy Child Catechetical School, Tabango 6537, Leyte
Enrolment: 42
In-Charge: Sr. Juliet Nogueras, DST
Mother Serafina Learning Center, Leyte 6533, Leyte
Tel.: (053) 548-0081
Enrolment: 60
In-Charge: Sr. Edna Canoy, SA
Mother Crucifix Caputo Learning Center, Villa Cornejo, Kawayan, Biliran
Enrolment: 29
In Charge: Sr. Helen Narvaja, CSSJB
St. Michael The Archangel Learning Center, Maripipi, Biliran
Enrolment: 23
In-Charge: Sr. _________________________, MSPC
Holy Family Center Of Studies, San Isidro, Biliran
Enrolment: 26
In-Charge: Sr. Clare Cailon, SMAHE

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Family House Medical Apostolate Center, Sagrada Familia Homes Compound, Naval 6543, Biliran
Tel.: (053) 500-9261
In-Charge: Sr. Bernadette Caboverde, FSPIF
Diocesan Shrine of St. Therese Of The Child Jesus, Brgy. Obispo, Calubian 6534, Leyte
Spiritual Advisors: Rev. Jessie Sentina, Rev. Delano Alcon Mocorro
Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady Of Peace And Good Voyage, Almeria 6544, Biliran
Pastor: Rev. Edward Veloso

† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Rodolfo Malate (May 26, 1999), Rev. Jose Veloso (Feb. 9, 2000), Rev. Florencio Gerones (July 13, 2009)

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