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MOST REV. GENEROSO C. CAMIŅA, PME, DD
Home of the Clergy
Doņa Aurora Street, Digos
8002 Davao del Sur
P.O. Box 3771
Tel.: (082) 553-2012
Fax: (082) 553-58-52

Auxiliary Bishop

MOST REV. GUILLERMO F. AFABLE, D.D.


Chancery

Home of the Clergy
Doņa Aurora St., Digos
8002 Davao del Sur, P.O. Box 3771
Tel.: (082) 553-2012; Fax: (082) 553-5852

Vicar-General: Fr. Santos Villahermosa, MA, VG
Chancellor: Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL
Economus: Fr. Restituto U. Evedientes, MA, DCD
Secretariat Staff: Mrs. Lanie Lumangtad (Cashier)
                          Miss Ana Medina (Bookkeeper)
                          Mr. Mayonito Patricio (Radio Operator)


Administrative Section

College of Consultors:

    Fr. Santos Villahermosa
    Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa
    Fr. Restituto U. Evedientes
    Leonardo D. Sayson
    Fr. Jose Sander Niez
    Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa
    Fr. Ponciano Villahermosa

Finance Council:

    Most Rev. Generoso Camiņa, PME, DD
    Atty. Josefina B. Almazan
    Engr. Emilio Almazan
    Mrs. Anatalia Brandares
    Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa
    Mrs. Lita Chin
    Mrs. Yolanda Crispino
    Fr. Restituto Evedientes
    Mrs. Dulia Sunga

Board of Deputy for Seminarians:

    Fr. Ronald Lunas
    Fr. Ardiane Benitez
    Fr. Jose Perseus Gonzales
    Fr. Cristito Carmona
    Fr. Loreto Mesiona
    Fr. Juan Macalisang

Council of Vigilance:

    All Vicars Forane of the Four Vicariates
    - Fr. Jose Sander Niez
    - Fr. Leonardo Sayson
    - Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa
    - Fr. Ponciano Villahermosa)

Board of Censors:

    Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL
    Fr. Ronald I. Lunas, STL
    Fr. Juan Macalisang, STL
    Fr. Delfin L. Perras, STL
    Fr. Leonardo D. Sayson, JCD

Episcopal Vicar for the Religious: Fr. Loreto Mesiona, DCD

Association of Religious Men and Women of the Diocese of Digos:
   Sr. Natividad Gabuya, RVM (Chairperson)

Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Mr. Rolando Fabiaņa, MA


Judiciary Section

Judicial Vicar: Fr. Leonardo D. Sayson, JCD
Defender of the Bond: Fr. Patrice Picard, PME
Notary: Mrs. Luisa Agsaulio


Diocesan Presbyteral Council

President: Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD
Ex-officio Members: Fr. Santos Villahermosa, MA
                              Fr. Restituto U. Evedientes, MA
                              Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL
Elected Members: Fr. Juan Macalisang, STL
                           Fr. Leopoldo Omblero
Appointed Members: Fr. Cornelio Toraja
                               Fr. Jose Sander Niez
                               Fr. Loreto Mesiona
                               Fr. Claude Dumont, PME


Pastoral Section

Commission on Basic Ecclesial Communities:
   Director:
Fr. Cornelio Toraja, DCD
   Coordinator: Mr. Norberto Gomez
   Members: Parish GKK Coordinators

Commission on the Biblical Apostolate:
   Director:
Fr. Urbano Pardillo
   Coordinator: Sr. Sofia Aldemita, ADM
   Members: Fr. Delfin Perras
                  Mrs. Prime Directo
                  Bro. Ralph Abangan, SC
                  Mrs. Concordia Sapigao

Commission on Catechesis:
   Director:
Fr. Santos Villahermosa, MA
   Coordinator: Sr. Dawn Marie Magallon, OSB
   Members: Parish Head Catechists

Commission on Catholic Education:
   Director:
Fr. Restituto U. Evedientes, DCD, MA
   Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Mr. Rolando Fabiaņa, MA

Members: Directors of Catholic Schools

Commission on Clergy:
   Director:
Fr. Juan Macalisang, DCD
   Members: Fr. Delfin Perras
                  Fr. Loreto Mesiona
                  Fr. Cristito Carmona
                  Fr. Jose Perseus Gonzales
                  Fr. Jose Sander Niez

Commission on Culture:
   Director:
Fr. Leopoldo Omblero, DCD
   Coordinator: Fr. Dioscoro Duhaylungsod
   Members: Ms. Narcisa Ambong
                   Fr. Diomedes Templa
                   Fr. Dante Gorgonio
                   Fr. Armando Caballero

Commission on Cultural Heritage of the Church:
   Director:
Fr. Melchor T. Camina, DCD

Commission on Family and Life:
   Director:
Fr. Diomedes Templa, DCD
   Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Susana Amolo, ADM
   Members: Mrs. Carmen Gumanay and chairpersons
                      of the Family and Life Apostolate of the parishes

Commission on Health Care:
   Director:
Fr. Claude Dumont, PME
   Members: Sr. Maxima Ramos, OP and Dominican Sisters
                   Fr. Reynaldo Calumpong
                   Mrs. Mila Preglo
                   Sr. Emeteria Fernandez, WCW

Commission on Indigenous Peoples:
   Director:
Fr. Dante Gorgonio, DCD
   Coordinator: Miss Narcisa Ambong
   Members: Fr. Pierre Samson, PME
                  Fr. Gilles Belanger, PME
                  Fr. Orlando Guardados
                  Fr. Santos Villahermosa
                  Fr. Judito Tampon
                  Fr. Dante Gorgonio

Commission on Interreligious Dialogue:
   Director:
Fr. Orlando Guardados, DCD
   Coordinator: Miss Luz Cejas
   Members: Fr. Saturnino Andoy
                  Fr. Dario Algones
                  Fr. Roberto Lagos
                  Fr. Ponciano Villahermosa
                  Miss Narcisa Ambong

Commission on Justice and Peace:
   Director:
Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD
   Coordinator: Ritche Narida

Commission on the Laity:
   Director:
Most Rev. Generoso Camiņa, PME, DD
   President: Engr. Numeriano Ruiz (Diocesan Council of Lay Apostolate)
   Members: PPC Presidents and Heads of Religious organizations
                   and movements recognized by the Diocese

Commission on Liturgy:
   Director:
Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL
   Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Gladys Laurente, OSB
   Sub-Committee on Texts and Translation: Fr. Ardiane Benitez, DCD
                                                                  Bro. Melanio Sumabat
   Sub-Committee on Formation: Fr. Rogelio Albite, DCD
                                               Sr. Dawn Marie Magallon, OSB
   Sub-Committee on Liturgical Arts and Furnishing: Mrs. Helen A. Arancon
                                               Mrs. Ophelia Alde
                                               Sr. Ma. Leah Tulod, ADM
   Sub-Committee on Music: Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa, DCD
                                          Sr. Clotilde Curreos, OSB

Commission on Mass Media & Social Communication:
   Director:
Fr. Romeo Miano, DCD
   Coordinator: Mr. Joseph Baring
   Members: Fr. Claude Matte, PME
                   Fr. Jose Perseus Gonzales, DCD
                   Miss May Solano
                   Mrs. Emilia Baring

Commission on Migration and Tourism:
   Director:
Fr. Delfin Perras, DCD

Commission on Missions & Pontifical Mission Society
   Director:
Fr. Cristito Carmona, DCD
   Coordinator: Mrs. Evelyn N. Labial
   Members: Fr. Ruel Regala
                  Fr. Elieser Capuyan
                  Fr. Joel Vidal

Commission on Prisoners' Welfare
   Director:
Fr. Jose Sander Niez,

Commission on Social Action (Community Services)
   Director:
Fr. Cornelio Toraja, DCD
   Coordinator: Sr. Emeteria Fernandez, WCW
   Members: Mrs. Mila Preglo

Commission on Vocation
   Director: 
Fr. Cristito Carmona, DCD
   Coordinator: Mrs. Paulina Lisondra
   Members: Presidents of the Parish Vocation Movement

Commission on Women Apostolate
   Director:
Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD
   Coordinator: Mrs. Austerberta Mariano

Commission on Youth
   Director:
Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa, DCD
   Assistant Directors: Fr. Rogelio Albite, DCD
                                 Fr. Ruel Regala
   Coordinator: Ms. Marylou Solano
   Assistant Coordinator: Wilson Magalso, DYCC
   President: Florisita Montero
   Members: Parish Youth Coordinators and
                   Heads of Diocesan Youth Organizations


Other Diocesan Committees/Programs/Services

Diocesan Committee on Communication Network:
   Chairman:
Fr. Joselyno Gallopin, DCD
   Members: Fr. Jose Sander Niez, DCD
                   Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, DCD

Committee on Clergy Sabbatical Program:
   Chairman:
Fr. Delfin Perras, STL
   Members: Fr. Romeo Miano
                   Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa
                   Fr. Leonardo Sayson
                   Fr. Restituto U. Evedientes

Committee on the Ongoing Formation of the Clergy:
   Chairman:
Fr. Juan Macalisang, STL, MA
   Members: Fr. Restituto Evedientes
                   Fr. Jose Sander Niez
                   Fr. Loreto Mesiona
                   Fr. Cristito Carmona
                   Fr. Jose Perseus Gonzales
                   and Seminary Fathers

Diocesan Committee on Eucharistic Congresses
   Chairman:
Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL
   Members: Fr. Rogelio Albite
                  Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa
                  Fr. Cornelio Toraja
                  Fr. Loreto Mesiona
                  Sr. Ma. Gladys Laurente, OSB
                  Mrs. Helen Arancon
                  Mr. Melanio Sumabat
                  and all delegates to the 5th National Eucharistic Congress

Diocesan Committee on the Great Jubilee:
   Chairman:
Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL
   Members: Fr. Ponciano Villahermosa
                   Fr. Cornelio Toraja
                   Fr. Rogelio Albite
                   Fr. Ferdinand Lariosa
                   Sr. Ma. Gladys Laurente, OSB
                   Sr. Dawn Marie Magallon, OSB
                   Sr. Clotilde, OSB
                   Mr. Melanio Sumabat
                   Mrs. Helen Arancon

Diocesan Nutrition Program:
   Director:
Fr. Restituto U. Evedientes, DCD
   Coordinator: Sr. Emeteria Fernandez, WCW
   Members: Mrs. Mila Preglo
                   and Parish Nutrition Workers

Diocesan Committee on Mindanao Sulu Pastoral Conference (MSPC):
   Link Person: Fr. Santos Villahermosa, DCD
Clergy Representative: Fr. Juan Macalisang, DCD


Organizations, Movements, Officers and Directors

Adoracion Nocturna Filipina:
   President:
Mr. Timoteo Torres
   Spiritual Director: Fr. Loreto Mesiona, DCD

Apostleship of  Prayer:
   President:
Mrs. Munda
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Loreto Mesiona, DCD

Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes (ALL):
   President:
Agnes Verna Bascos
   Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Marilyn Lanusa, WCW
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Ruel Regala, DCD

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement (CCRM)
   Coordinator:
Mr. Prudencio Soledad
   Youth: Concepcion Dumagan
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Eliezer Capuyan, DCD

Catholic Faith Defenders (CFD)
   President:
Mr. Pablo Jumao-as
   Spiritual Director: Fr. Delfin Perras, STL

Catholic Women's League (CWL):
   President:
Adult: Mrs. Cristita Antepuesto
   Junior: Ms. Rhobe Leciel Magaso
   Spir. Dir.: Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD

Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI):
   Regent:
Mrs. Emma Ruiz
   Spir. Dir.: Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD

Diocesan Church Employees Association (DCEA):
   President:
Mr. Mayonito Patricio
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Ponciano Villahermosa, DCD

Diocesan Vocation Movement (DVM)
   President:
Mrs. Minmin Damondamon
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Cristito Carmona, DCD

Diocesan Charismatic Renewal Movement (CCRM)
   Coordinator:
Mr. Prudencio Soledad
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Jose Sander Niez, DCD

Diocesan Public Affairs Apostolate (DPAA):
   Chairman:
Mr. Rolando Fabiaņa
   Members: Fr. Cornelio Toraja, DCD
                   Mr. Ritche Narida
                   Atty. Marcos Resonar
                   Mr. Aquilino Baņa
                   Mr. Demetrio Taypin
                   Mrs. Nonita Dumagan
                   Mr. Antonino Bunotan
                   Mr. Alden Abella
                   Mr. Danny Quisumbing

Divine Mercy Apostolate (DMA)
   Coordinator:
Mr. Pablo Inte
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Jose Sander Niez, DCD

Knights of Columbus (K of C):
   4th Degree:
SK Dr. Fermin Verallo
   District 22: District Deputy - SK Dr. Allan Kintanar
   District 23: District Deputy - SK Carlito Fiel
   Council 5609: Grand Knight - SK Erlindo Nemenzo
   Spir. Dir.: Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD

Legion of Mary:
   President: Adult:
Mrs. Elena Melendez
                  Junior: Ms. Fe Saberon
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Romeo Miano, DCD

Ministry of Altar Servers (MAS):
   Spir. Dir.:
  Fr. Rogelio Albite, DCD

Mother Butler's Guild:
   President:
Mrs. Dulia Sunga
   Spir. Dir.: Most Rev. Generoso C. Camiņa, PME, DD

Pangulo sa Alagad (PSA):
   Coordinator:
Mr. Dionisio Puracan
   Spir. Dir.: Fr. Cornelio Toraja, DCD

Pangulo sa Liturhiya (PSL):
   Coordinator:
Bro. Ernesto Amad
   Dir.: Fr. Melchor T. Camiņa, SLL


Present Status

Bishop:

1

   

Diocesan Priests  

 

Active -

38

Study Leave -

2

With Special Assignments -

4

On Loan (Mission) -

1

Guest Priests (outside Digos) -

3

On Indefinite Leave -

2

Total -

50

   

Religious  

 

Filipino -

7

Foreign -

8

Total -

15

   

Brothers  

 

Filipino -

16

Foreign -

4

Total -

20

   

Sisters  

 

Filipino -

74

Total -

74

   

Seminarians  

 

Pre-College -

10

College -

59

Theology -

11

Total -

80

   

Diocesan Divisions  

 

Vicariates -

 

Parishes -

18

  With Resident Pastors -

18

  Entrusted to the Diocesan Clergy -

17

Entrusted to the Religious Clergy -

1

Mission Stations with Regular Priests -

6

Mission Stations (BECs) without Priests-

1,078

   

Catholic Educational Centers  

 

Colleges -

2

Enrolment -

3,702

High Schools -

14

Enrolment -

5,497

Elementary Schools -

4

Enrolment -

1,039

Pre-Schools -

4

Enrolment -

93

   

Diocesan Pastoral Centers  

 

Liturgical Center -

1

Formation Center/Seminar House -

1

Social Action Center -

1

    Catechetical/Formation Center -

1

Youth Center -

1

    Orphanages -

1

    Family and Life Center -

1

 Retreat House -

1

 Matrimonial Center -

1

    Hospitals -

1

    Adult Literacy -

1

   

Sacraments and Sacramentals  

 

    Baptisms of Infants -

12,172

    Adult Baptisms -

1,300

    Total -

13,472

Confirmations -

14,500

   First Communions -

15,000

   Marriages Between Catholics -

3,390

              Mixed -

180

   Total -

3,570

   

   School Catechists:

2,289

Population: 

677,069

Catholics: 

541,655.2

Area: 

3,958 sq. kms

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