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DIOCESE

Praelatura Isabellapolitana                                                                          Isabela de Basilan
Suffragan of Zamboanga

Created: October 12, 1963. Erected: February 15, 1964.
Comprises: Comprises the entire civil province of Basilan
and the cities of Isabela and Lamitan. Titular: Sta. Isabel de
Portugal. Secondary Patroness: Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Diocesan Administrator

Reverend Monsignor

JOSE ROEL D. CASAS
Born: January 14, 1967 in Begang, Isabela City, Basilan Province. Sacerdotal
Ordination: May 21, 1999. Appointed as Diocesan Administrator of
Prelature of Isabela, Basilan: December 3, 2016.
Bishop’s Residence:
Querexeta Formation Center
#10 C.P. Garcia Street, Isabela City, 7300 Basilan
Contact: (+63) 917-107-2620
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List of Names and Year of Installations of Past Bishops:
Bishop Ma. Querexeta, CMF
Consecrated as the First Bishop of the Prelature on February 15, 1964
Most Rev. Romulo T. Dela Cruz, DD
Consecrated as the Second Bishop of the Prelature on February 16, 1989
Most Rev. Martin S. Jumoad, DD
Consecrated as the Third Bishop of the Prelature on January 10, 2002

PRESENT STATUS
Priest:
Diocesan… …………………14
Religious: Filipino…………… 8
Total………………………22
Sisters: Filipino… ……………… 6
Seminarians:
Philosophy… ……………… 1
Theology… ………………… 5
Regency……………………… 1
Educational Centers… ………… 4
Colleges:
Diocesan………………… 1
Enrolment… ……… 1,218
High Schools:
Diocesan………………… 4
Enrolment… ……… 3,824
Grade Schools:
Diocesan………………… 2
Enrolment… ………… 555
Kindergarten:
Diocesan………………… 2
Enrolment… ………… 103
Nursery:
Diocesan………………… 1
Enrolment… ……………25
Total Enrolment……… 5,725
Institutions:
Hospital……………………… 1
Pastoral Center……………… 1
Social Action Center………… 1
Catechetical Center… ……… 1
Youth Center………………… 1
Retreat House… …………… 1
Population……………… 463,961
Catholics………………… 128,669
Area ……………… 1,359 sq. km.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Querexeta Formation Center #10 C.P. Garcia Street, Isabela City, 7300 Basilan
Diocesan Administrator: Rev. Msgr. Jose Roel D. Casas
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G. Costan
Secretary: Ms. Ma. Teresa Sible
Finance Officer: Rev. Fr. Pascual D. Benitez Jr.
Finance Council: Mrs. Shirley Manzanaris; Mr. Maximo Eisma
Bookkeeper: Ms. Robelyn O. Quilla
Cashier: Ms. Jacqueline M. Calminero
Land Supervisor: Mr. Joseph Delica

ORGANIZATION & MOVEMENTS
Pastoral Section
Catholic Schools
Priest Superintendent: Rev. Fr. Edgardo G. Rivero
Commission on Clergy
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Edgardo G. Rivero
Children’s Catechetical Program (Chil-Cat)
Coordinator: Sr. Madeleine Bibal, OND
Priest Director: Rev. Msgr. Jose Roel D. Casas
Diocesan Youth Formation Program (DYFP)
Coordinator: Sr. Leonarda Abejero, OP
Youth Workers: Ms. Rina Caren Opanes
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Euclid D. Balosbalos
Family Life Apostolate (FLA)
Coordinator: Sr. Pelagia Virtudazo, OP
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Pascual D. Benitez Jr.
Prelature Biblical Apostolate (PBA)
Evangelization Program (EP)
Coordinator: Ms. Purita Villanueva
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Joselito D. Delos Reyes
Prelature Mission Program
Mission Director: Rev. Fr. Arnel A. Lagman, ofs
Prelature Asst. Mission Program: Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G. Costan
Vocation Commission
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G. Costan
Prelature Social Action Center
Coordinator: Sr. Mary Jessica O. Suico, SRA
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G. Costan
Social Service Section
Social Arm: Isabela Foundation, Inc.
President & Board Chairman: Rev. Msgr. Joe Roel D. Casas
Board Members:
Rev. Fr. Pascual D. Benitez Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Rodel C. Angeles;
Rev. Fr. Arnel A. Lagman, ofs;
Rev. Fr. Franklyn
Floyd G. Costan; Ms. Purita M. Villanueva
Child Fund Philippines
Area Manager: Ms. Margarita Auxtero
Isabela Foundation Incorporated
Clerk: Ms. Maria Eva Hilarion
Inter-Religious Dialogue Program
Coordinator: Ms. Victorina Oliveros
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G. Costan
Bajau Apostolate
Claret Samal Bajau Foundation, Inc.,
Director: Rev. Fr. Martin Ernest Ele, CMF
Basilan Agriculture Training And Re-Forestation Program (Batrep )
Coordinator: Mr. Joseph Delica

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Sta. Isabel De Portugal Cathedral Parish
(F-1850), Isabela City, 7300 Basilan
Tel.: (062) 200-7606
Titular: St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Rodel C. Angeles
Parochial Vicars:
Rev. Fr. Euclid D. Balosbalos;
Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G. Costan
Our Lady Of Holy Rosary Parish (F-1984),
Begang, Isabela City, 7300 Basilan
Titular: Our Lady of Holy Rosary
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joselito D. Delos Reyes
St. Anthony Of Padua Parish (F-1956),
Sta. Clara, Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan Province
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel Silagpo
St. Peter The Apostle Parish (F-1886), Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan Province
Titular: St. Peter the Apostle
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Reynaldo A. Enriquez
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Valeriano S. Cabalog Jr.
Sagrado Corazon De Jesus Parish (F-1995),
Lo-ok, Lamitan City 7302, Basilan Province
Titular: Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Tigullo, OFM
Sta. Teresa De Avila Parish (F-2008),
Cabunbata, Isabela City, Basilan Titular: Sta. Teresa de Avila
Parish Priest: Rev. Msgr. Jose Roel D. Casas
Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish
(F-1962), Maluso, 7303 Basilan Province
Titular: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Angel Angeles, CMF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1987),
Matarling, Lantawan 7301, Basilan Province
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Pascual D. Benitez Jr.
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1969),
Tumahubong, Sumisip, 7304 Basilan Province
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Sunny Varquez, CMF
San Roque Parish (F-2011), Tairan, Lantawan, Basilan
Titular: San Roque
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elton Viagedor, OFM
Diocesan Priests Without Parish Assignments
Rev. Fr. Edgardo G. Rivero, School
President (Claret College of Isabela)
Mission Work
Rev. Msgr. Santiago A. Agoo Jr.,
Parish Administrator (Sacred Heart Church, Waianae, Hawaii, Diocese of Honolulu, HI, Hawaii)
Rev. Fr. Arnel A. Lagman, ofs, Associate Pastor
(St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Diocese of Cleveland, OH, USA)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Claret College Of Isabela (Diocesan), (F-1950), Isabela City, 7300 Basilan
Tel.: (062) 200-3865
President: Rev. Fr. Edgardo G. Rivero
Principal, HS Dept.: Mrs. Janet F. Sagoso
Tel.: (062) 200-7009
Principal, Elem. Dept.: Mrs. Jessica L. Molve
Tel.: (062) 200-7697
Dean, Commerce Dept.: Ms. Melissa M. Torralba
Dean, Education Dept.: Dr. Arnulfo Bizon
Dean, Information Technology (IT) Dept.: Ms. Jocelyn Diaz
Campus Minister: Sr. Lilia C. Costas, OND
Claret School Of Lamitan (OP) (F-1948), Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan Province
Director: Sr. Sulpicia A. Wate, OP
Principal: Sr. Cecilia L. Pagador, OP
Cashier/Registrar: Sr. Teodora Tubil, OP
Student Moderator for Girls: Ms. Lita Estrella
Student Moderator for Boys: Mrs. Editha Jugar
Claret School Of Maluso (DC)
(F-1966), Maluso, 7303 Basilan Province
Director/Principal: Rev. Fr. Julius Boado, CMF
Finance Officer/Treasurer: Sr. Marylou T. Luga, DC
Claret School Of Tumahubong (CMF)
(F-1968), Tumahubong, Sumisip, 7305 Basilan Province,
Claretians Fathers Residence,
Santos Mallari Road, Sunrise Village, Isabela City, 7300 Basilan Province
Director/Principal: Rev. Fr. Aldrin Castillones, CMF
Guidance Councilor: Rev. Fr. Sunny Varquez, CMF

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING

Dr. Ma. Jose Torres Memorial Hospital, Inc.
President and Chairman: Dr. Setredo Guillo, MD
Vice-President: Mr. Eduardo Echem
Secretary: Mr. Leandro Lorilla
Treasurer: Rev. Msgr. Jose Roel D. Casas
Members:
Fr. Reynaldo A. Enriquez;
Mrs. Buenvenida Patulot;
Mr. Hegem Furigay
Administrator: Dr. Rizalino Pajarito
Medical Director: Dr. Setredo Guillo, MD

INSTITUTE OF CONSECRATED LIFE/

SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE

MEN

Missionary Sons of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary (CMF)
Order of Friars Minor (OFM)

WOMEN

Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary (OP)
Missionary Sisters of the Queen of the Apostles (SRA)
Society of the Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Poor Claire Nuns (OSC)