Dioceses in the Philippines

Diocese of Calbayog

Calbayog(Dioecesis Calbayogana)
Suffragan of Palo
Created: April 10, 1910: the civil jurisdiction of the province of Western Samar. Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29.

Bishop
Most Reverend
ISABELO C. ABARQUEZ, DD
Birth: July 8, 1956. Appointments: December 28, 2002 - Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu and Titular Bishop of Talattula. June 15, 2004 - Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Palo. January 5, 2007 - Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Calbayog. Ordination: Diaconate - November 26, 1986 by His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Presbyterate - June 23, 1987 by His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Episcopate - February 18, 2003 by His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. Installation: March 8, 2007 installed Bishop of Calbayog.

Bishop’s House
J.D. Avelino St., Brgy. West Awang, Calbayog City, Samar
Postal Address:
Diocese of Calbayog, Bishop’s House, J.D. Avelino St.
Brgy. West Awang, Calbayog City, Samar
Tel.: (55) 209-1372
Fax: (55) 209-3012
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PRESENT STATUS
Area of Territory……………5,591
Total Population…………709,997
Catholics…………………674,497
Personnel:
Arch/Bishops…………………1
Bishop Emeritus……………1
Filipino Diocesan…………88
Filipino Religious…………7
Foreign Priests……………1
Diocesan Priests Assigned
Outside…………………18
Priests On Leave……………3
Retired Priests………………6
Deacons………………………1
Religious Brothers:
Filipinos…………………3
Foreign……………………1
Religious Sisters:
Filipinos…………………39
Foreign………………………2
Seminaries:
Archdiocesan/Diocesan:
Major……………………1
Religious:
Major……………………1
Seminarians:
Archdiocesan/Diocesan:
Theology…………………8
Major……………………26
Minor……………………13
Religious:
Major……………………37
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates……………………6
Parishes………………………31
Mission Areas………………8
Educational Centers:
Diocesan Owned and
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten……………2
Populations……………49
Grade Schools……………2
Populations…………108
High Schools……………2
Populations…………839
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms………………18,858
Confirmations…………2,230
First Communions………3,379
Marriages:
Between Catholics......…1,170
Between Catholics and
Non-Catholics…………8
Death (Catholics)………352
Other Institutions:
Hospitals……………………2
Retreat Centers………………1
Catechetical Centers…………1
Orphanages…………………1
Home for the Aged…………2
Necrology (2006-2009)…………2

DIOCESAN CURIA
Diocesan Chancery
Bishop’s House
J.D. Avelino Street,
6710 Calbayog City
Tel.: (55) 209-1372

Chancery
Vicar General: Msgr. Bienvenido N. Chiquillo, PA
Chancellor: Fr. Michael Anthony Aguilar
Oeconomus: Fr. Noel Abiertas
Assistant Oeconomus: Fr. Chris Tan
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Zenaida Mara
Secretary: Ms. Jennifer Campillo, Sis. Virginia Navallo, SNSP

I. ADVISORY BODIES
A. Presbyteral Council:
President: Most Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD
Members:
Ex-Officio: Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo, PA, VG, Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver, Fr. Michael Anthony Aguilar
Appointed: Msgr. Francisco Cinco III, Fr. Ricardo Pitogo, Fr. Roland Cajegas, Fr. Andres Pacoli II, Fr. Guillermo Alorro, Fr. Ferdinand Figueroa, Fr. Iluminado Paulino, Fr. Fidel Colminar

B. College of Consultors:
Chairman: Most. Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez
Members: Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo, PA, VG, Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver, Msgr. Francisco Cinco III, Fr. Michael Anthony Aguilar, Fr. Ricardo Pitogo, Fr. Roland Cajegas

C. Diocesan Board of Seminary:
Chairman: Most Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD, Fr. Michael Aguilar, Fr. Andres Pacoli, Fr. Julio Gaddi, Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver, Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo

E. Board of Temporalities:
Chairman: Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, Fr. Cris Tan., Msgr. Francisco Cinco III, Fr. Cesar Aculan, Fr. Noel Abiertas, Atty. Clemente Rosales, Ms. Imelda Jumagdao, Atty. Nilda Torrevillas

II. JUDICIARY SECTION
c/o Archdiocesan Tribunal of Palo

III. Pastoral Section
BEC Program: Director: Fr. Niceas Abejuela
Commission on Biblical Apostolate: Chairman: Fr. Rolando Vivas
Commission on Clergy: Chairman: Fr. Roland Cajegas
Commission on Family Life Apostolate: Chairman: Fr. Andres Pacoli, Mr. & Mrs. Alejandro Catalan, Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Rojas, Mr. & Mrs. Antonio de los Reyes, Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Tupas, Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Milca, Mr. & Mrs. Rafael Payod, Mr. & Mrs. Marcelino Gente, Mr. & Mrs. Boy Rueda, Mr. & Mrs. Cepriano Villas, Mrs. Prospera Catalan, Ms. Virgilia Chua
Commission On Finance: Chairman: Fr. Noel Abiertas, Fr. Cris Tan, Ms. Jennifer Campillo, Mrs. Zenaida Andulte Mara
Commission on Health Care: Chairman: Msgr. Francisco Cinco III, PC, Dr. Emmanuel Rosales, Dr. Arlene Lim, Ms. Virginia Sabido, Ms. Edna Bernardo, Ms. Amelita Escutin, Ms. Felisa Cuevas
Commission on Lay Formation:
Chairman: Fr. Romeo T. Manzanero
Commission on Liturgy: Chairman: Fr. Julio Gaddi Jr.
Commission on Seminarians & Vocations: Chairman: Fr. Joseph de Guzman, Fr. Niceas Abejuela, Fr. Tex Rico Buntol, MI, Ms. Lolita Cui
Commission on Social Action:
Chairman: Fr. Cesar Aculan, Mr. Francisco Martinez, Mrs. Zenaida A. Mara, Ms. Imelda Jumagdao, Ms. Caridad Pacampara, Ms. Marissa Labutin, Mr. Renan Abarro, Mr. Carlito Graboso, Jr., Mr. Jopher Conarco, Mr. Jody Ocenar
Commission on Social Communications: Chairman: Fr. Noel Labendia
Commission on Youth: Chairman: Fr. Ted Ryan Perez
Office of Canon Law: Head: Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver, PC., Msgr. Francisco Cinco III, PC.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Sr. Ma. Rachel Bernardo, RVM
Diocesan Catechetical Director: Fr. Roger Oñate, Sis. Lilibeth Labian, FMSC

ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
Children of Mary: Diocesan President: Mrs. Irene Obong
Knights of Columbus: Sir Knight Demetrio Dimaranan
Ladies of Charity: President:
Mrs. Teresita Agoncillo
Catholic Charismatic Movement:
Servant Leader: Mr. Ronaldo Dioneda
Mother Butlers’ Guild:
Mrs. Elsa Uycoque
Mater Dei Marriage Encounter Community: Gerardo and Nenita Felebrico
Apostleship of Prayer: Mrs. Nenita Morilao
Catholic Women’s League: Mrs. Lilia Gal
Couples for Christ: Provincial Head: Bro. George Asinse
Singles for Christ: Mr. Raul Colocado
Youth for Christ: Head: Mrs. Fely Tan
Legion of Mary: Sr. Marianita Magbutay
CFC-FFL: Provincial Coordinator:
Mr. Ariel Donceras
Daughters of Mary Immaculate

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY

Vicariate of Sts. Peter & Paul
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Francisco Cinco III
Our Lady’s Nativity Parish (F-1785), Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1394,
(055) 209-3347
Titular: Our Lady’s Nativity, September 8
Team Ministry: Fr. Armando Cagomoc, Fr. Julio Gaddi, Fr. Iluminado Paulino
Holy Infant Parish (F-1885), Oquendo District, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Titular: Holy Infant, Jan. 15
Parish Priest: Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo, PA
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Gil Cagomoc
St. James the Apostle Parish (F-1910), Sta. Margarita, 6709 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-8301
Titular: St. James the Greater, July 25
Parish Priest: Msgr. Francisco Cinco III
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Deogracias Llauder
Holy Infant Parish (F-1965), Sto. Niño, 6711 Samar
Titular: Holy Infant, Jan. 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Francis Uy
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1911), Tinambacan District, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-7006
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, May 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Roland Cajegas
Holy Trinity Parish (F-1961), Brgy. Trinidad, 6710 Calbayog City
Titular: Holy Trinity, Trinity Sunday
Parish Priest: Fr. Bartolome Dumalag
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Almagro, Samar
Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus, May 5
Parish Priest: Fr. Felipe Ragay
St. Joseph The Worker Parish (F-2009), Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City
Titular: St. Joseph, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Rey Palomas
St. Anthony of Padua Miss ion Center, Tagapul-an, Samar
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Priest In-charge: Fr. Eduardo Bersamin
Assumption of Our Lady Miss ion Center, Brgy. Pilar, Oquendo
Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption
Priest In-charge: Fr. Andres Espiritu
St. Joaquim Miss ion Center, Brgy. San Joaquin, Tinambacan
Titular: St. Joaquim, August 16
Priest In-charge: Fr. Antonio Mahinay Jr.
St. Roche Miss ion Center, Brgy. Dagum, Calbayog
Titular: St. Roque, August 16
Priest In-charge: Fr. Eduardo Bersamin
St. Anthony of Padua Miss ion Center, Brgy. Carayman, Calbayog
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Priest In-charge: Fr. Noel Labendia

Vicariate of St. Isidore
Vicar Forane: Fr. Rolando Guiuan
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1729), Gandara, 6706 Samar
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Rolando Guiuan
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Roger Oñate
St. Isidore the Farmer Parish (F-1975),
San Jorge, 6704 Samar
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Romeo Manzanero
St. Francis of Ass isi Parish (F-1866), Tarangnan, 6704 Samar
Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, October 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Bernard Comilan
Holy Infant Parish (F-1993), Pagsanghan, 6705 Samar,
Titular: Holy Infant, Feb. 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Roberto Gilboy
St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, Matuguinao, Samar
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Erwin Rodriguez

Vicariate of St. Francis De Sales
Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver
St. Bartholomew Parish (F-1627), Catbalogan, 6700 Samar
Titular: St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Aug. 24
Team Ministry: Msgr. Leonardo Guadalquiver, Fr. Dionesio Calderon, Fr. Teofanes Tabones
St. Paschal Baylon Parish (F-1882), Jiabong, 6701 Samar
Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Ferdinand Figueroa
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1958), Motiong, 6702 Samar
Titular: Immaculate Conception, December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Roberto Talon
St. Francis of Ass isi Parish (F-1856), Silanga, 6700 Samar
Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, October 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Tyrone Odinada
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish (F-1994), Ubanon, Catbalogan, 6700 Samar
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, 3rd Sunday of October
Parish Priest: Fr. Niceas Abejuela
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Marlo Mangubat
Holy Infant Jesus Miss ion Center, San Jose de Buan, Samar
Titular: Holy Infant, January 15
Priest In-charge: Fr. Basilio Salino

Vicariate of St. Pius X
Vicar Forane: Fr. Gil Cabujat
Our Lady of Annunciation Parish (F-1856), Calbiga, 6715 Samar
Titular: Our Lady of Annunciation, May 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Joaquin Colminas
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jake Jester Yboa
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1976),
Hinabangan, 6713 Samar
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Rodolfo Aquino
Our Lady of Sorrowsws Parish (F-1946),
Pinabacdao, 6716 Samar
Titular: Our Lady of Sorrows, May 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Pablo Arrogante
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1956), San Sebastian, 6714 Samar
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Jonathan Zeta
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish (F-1768), Paranas, 6703 Samar
Titular: Sts. Peter & Paul, June 29
Team Ministry: Fr. Gil Cabujat, Fr. Raymundo de Guzman
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Brgy. Bagacay – Cansolabao, Hinabangan, Samar
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Guillermo Alorro III

Vicariate of Pope John XXIII
Vicar Forane: Fr. Renato Piczon
St. Rose of Lima Parish (F-1866), Villareal, 6717 Samar
Titular: St. Rose of Lima, Aug. 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Renato Piczon
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ronjie Raquil
St. James the Apostle Parish (F-1951), Talalora, 6719 Samar
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Roger Abaigar
Holy Infant Parish (F-1957), Daram, 6722 Samar
Titular: Holy Infant Jesus, Jan. 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Neil Alavata
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1865),
Zumarraga, 6725 Samar
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Melvin Ojeda
Our Lady of Salvacion Miss ion Center (F-2009), Brgy. Rizal, Daram, 6725 Samar
Titular: Our Lady of Salvacion, November 21
Priest In-charge: Fr. Rex Ibañez

Vicariate of Saint Joseph
Vicar Forane: Fr. Fidel Colminar
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-1854), Basey, 6720 Samar
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, September 29
Team Ministry: Fr. Andres Pacoli II, Fr. Elias Solis
St. James the Apostle Parish (F-1959),
Brgy. Osmeña, Marabut, 6721 Samar
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Rolando Vivas
St. Rita of Cascia Parish (F-1856), Sta. Rita, 6718 Samar
Titular: St. Rita of Cascia, May 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Fidel Colminar
St. Anthony of Padua Miss ion Center, Brgy. San Antonio, Basey, 6718 Samar
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Priest In-charge: Fr. Agustin Gelera

DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH NO PARISH ASSIGNMENTS
Seminary Personnel
St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary
Fr. Ricardo Pitogo, Fr. Joseph De Guzman, Fr. Rodante Abegonia, Fr. Ted Ryan Perez
With Other Assignments
Social Action Director:
Fr. Cesar Aculan
Chancellor: Fr. Michael Anthony Aguilar
Oeconomus: Fr. Noel Abiertas
Asst. Oeconomus: Fr. Cris Tan

Abroad
USA: Msgr. George Tomichek, PA, Msgr. Romulo Montero, PC, Msgr. Antonio Verzosa, Fr. Carlos Davantes, Fr. Toribio Aniban, Fr. Felicito Baybay, Fr. Perfecto Nacional, Fr. Miguel Java

On Leave
Fr. Marlon Joseph Laurel

Abroad/Study Leave
Rome: Fr. Richard Tan
Spain: Fr. Tito Voz
In Other Dioceses
(BJMP): Fr. Antonio Gerente, Fr. Nestor Caber, Fr. Servillano Maiso, Fr. Elmer Tumamak
Antipolo: Fr. Ramon Daguman, Fr. Domingo Ontuca

Retired
Calbayog: Fr. Jose Balasbas, Fr. Juan Papel
Catbalogan: Most Rev. Maximiano Cruz, DD, STD, Bishop-Emeritus, Msgr. Manuel Cruz, PA, Msgr. Paulino Singzon
Manila: Msgr. Roberto Guiuan, HP
Villareal: Msgr. Luis Llarenas

On Diaconal Program
Rev. Ramil Lanuza

SEMINARIES
St. Vincent de Paul College Seminary (F-1905/1975), Dagum Hills, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1273
Rector: Fr. Ricardo Pitogo
Spiritual Director/Dean of Studies: Fr. Rodante Abegonia
Pastoral Director: Fr. Adrian Adriasola
Procurator/Asst. Pastoral Director: Fr. Joseph De Guzman
Asst. Spiritual Director: Fr. Ted Ryan Perez
Seminarians: 26
Nazareth Formation House (PSDP)
(F-1993), Dagum Hills, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1351
Rector: Fr. Evilazio Cavalcante, PSDP
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Ronaldo Eborde, PSDP
Spiritual Director: Bro. Olinto Bet, PSDP
Seminarians: College: 37
Pre-College: 9

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Christ the King College (OFM) (F-1952), Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1182,
(055) 209-2896
President: Fr. Mar Tubac, OFM
Vice-President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Francisca P. Santos, EdD
Faculty/Personnel – Priests: 2; Deacon: 0; Brothers: 3; Sisters: 2; Lay: 154; Enrolment: 2,615
St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan (RVM) (F-1945), Catbalogan,6700 Samar
Tel./Fax: (055) 251-2074
Directress//Dean of College:
Sr. Rachel Bernardo, RVM
Basic Education Principal:
Sr. Ma. Felicisima L. Cruz, RVM
Finance Officer: Sr. Ma. Ana Socorro E. Burgos, RVM
Campus Ministry: Sr. Ma. Marife Macalam, RVM
Food Service Supervisor: Sr. Ma. Antonina Hallazgo,RVM
Faculty/Personnel: Sisters: 5; Lay: 68; Enrolment: 1,857
La Milagrosa Academy (F-1910),
Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1345,
(055) 209-3201
Directress/Prin.: Sr. Maria Adela Pabon, FAS
Treasurer: Sr. Lorenza Tabugadir, FAS
Faculty: Sisters: 2; Lay: 30; Enrolment: 694
St. Michael’s Academy (F-1962),
Gandara, 6706 Samar
Directress/Prin.: Sr. Ligaya Trinidad, FAS
Treasurer: Sr. Gemelyn Rarallo, FAS
Faculty: Sister: 2; Lay: 9
Enrolment: 292

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Caritas – Social Action Center,
Bishop’s House, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel./Fax: (055) 209-1181
Director: Fr. Cesar Aculan
Personnel: 13
Diocesan Pastoral Center (F-2001),
JD Avelino St., Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Director: Fr. Cris Tan
Sister In-charge: Sr. Lusita Borromeo, SNSP
St. Camillus Hosp ital (F-1993),
Airport Road, Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar, P.O. Box 20
Tel.: (055) 209-1164
Fax: (055) 209-3289
Admin.: Mr. Jaime Cañarez
Medical Director: Dr. Guilbert Cabigon
Hospital Direcotor: Fr. Jaime A. Roa, MI, MD
Asst. Hospital Director for Administrative Services/Chap.:
Fr. Tex Rico V. Buntol, MI
St. Camillus Social Center (F-1994),
Airport Road, Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar, P.O. Box 20
Tel.: (055) 209-3078
Admin.: Fr. Jaime Roa, OSC
Bless ed Enrico Rebuschini Formation Center (F-1999), Brgy. Maguinoo, Tinambacan District, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Admin.: Fr. Tex Rico V. Buntol, MI
Julio Cardinal Rosales Memorial Home of Love (F-1983), Oquendo, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-4240
Director: Sr. Marie Chris Restauro, MC
Home for the Aged (F-1976),
Brgy. Rawis, Calbayog City, 6710 Samar
Tel.: (055) 209-1242
Director: Maria Fulgencio, DMD
Residents: 22

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Franciscan Friars of the Divine Mercy (FDM)
Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
Order of St. Camillus (OSC)
Poor Servants of the Divine Providence (PSDP)

WOMEN
Franciscan Apostolic Sisters (FAS)
Franciscan Sisters of the Divine Mercy
Franciscan Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (FMSC)
Mary Consolatrix of the Eucharist (MCE)
Missionaries of Charity (MC)
Order of St. Clare (OSC)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Siervas de Nuestra Señora de la Paz (SNSP)

† NECROLOGY †
Msgr. Basilio Rosales (Dec. 22, 2007), Msgr. Vicente Astorga (May 18, 2009)