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Diocese of Borongan

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Primary Schools:
    2
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    262
  • Colleges:
    2
  • Colleges - Students:
    252
  • EDUCATIONAL CENTERS - College:
    Mater Divinae Gratiae College (SFSC) (Founded: 1995)
    Address: Dolores, 6817 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Dean: Sr. Grace Osida
    Courses: BEED, Associate in Computer Science, Associate in Computer Technology
    Faculty: Sisters: 2; Lay: 29
    Priest: 1; Brother: 2
    Enrolment: College: 58
    H.S.: 123; Elem.: 105
    Kinder & Pre-School: 114
    Total: 400

    St. Mary's College of Borongan (RVM) (Founded: 1947) (Formerly St. Joseph College)
    Address: Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Directress: Sr. Ma. Myrna Querol
    Dean: Sr. Ma. Myrna Querol
    Courses:
    * Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd)
    * Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd)
    * Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC)
    * Bachelor of Arts (AB Classical)
    * Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) &
    * Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
    Faculty: Priests: 4; Sisters: 2; Lay: 23; College: 16; High School: 7
    Enrolment: College: 194
    High School: 262; Total: 456
  • EDUCATIONAL CENTERS - Elementary:
    MSH Sisters' School of Guiuan (MSH) (Founded: 1995)
    Address: Guiuan, 6809 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Principal: Mo. Gemma Silvero
    Econome: Sr. Teresa Jamon
    Faculty: Sisters: 1; Lay: 7 Enrolment: 82
  • EDUCATIONAL CENTERS - High School:

    Divine Child Academy (Diocesan; Founded: 1962)
    Address: Lawaan, 6813 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Director: Father Marlon Gacho
    Principal: Santiago Inciso
    Treasurer: Janet Macawile Bunsar
    Faculty: Priest: 1; Lay: 8 Enrolment: 154

    Holy Cross Academy (RVM) (Founded: 1950)
    Address: Oras, 6818 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Principal: Sr. Ma. Josefina Cabrera
    Treasurer: Sr. Ma. Zenaida Mayola
    Faculty: Sisters: 1; Lay: 21 Enrolment: 619

    Magdalena de Canossa Catholic High School (Canossian) (Founded: 1987)
    Address: Concepcion, Jipapad, 6819 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Director: Father Edoardo Lanzalaco, FdCC
    Principal: Ms. Yolanda Pajanustan
    Faculty: Priest: 1; Lay: 8 Enrolment: 79

    MSH Sisters' School of Borongan (MSH) (Founded: 1987)
    Address: Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Directress: Mo. Gemma Silvero
    Faculty: Sisters: 3; Lay: 14 Enrolment: High School: 200 Elem.: 75; Kindergarten:____

    MSH Sisters' Loyola Academy (MSH) (Founded: 1959) (Formerly Loyola Academy)
    Address: Sulat, 6815
  • EDUCATIONAL CENTERS - Kindergarten/Pre-School:
    Blessed Trinity Child Development Center (Founded: 200)
    Address: Maydolong, Eastern Samar, Philippines
    School Head:
    Faculty:____ Enrolment: ___

    Canossa Kindergarten (Founded: 1987)
    Address: Jipapad, 6819 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Administrator: Father Vittorio Cavallaro
    School Head: Ms. Catalina Norcio
    Faculty: 4; Enrolment: 114

    Community of the Risen Lord Jesus (CRLJ) Development Center (Founded: 2002)
    Address: Bato, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    School Head: ___________
    Faculty: ____ Enrolment: ___

    Jesus Nazarene Kindergarten (Founded-1990)
    Address: Barangay Concepcion, Oras, 6818 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    School Head: Ms. Mercie Roncales
    Faculty: 4; Enrolment: 98

    Mary Queen of Angels Kindergarten (Founded: 1990)
    Address: Can-Avid, 6806 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Administrator: Father Alejandro Galo
    (Temporarily Closed)

    Oras Parish Kindergarten (Founded: 1990)
    Address: Oras, 6818 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Administrator: Msgr. Crescente Japzon
    School Head: Ms. Rose
  • EDUCATIONAL CENTERS - Vocational:
    Don Bosco Youth Center (SDB) (Founded: 1991)
    Address: Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Officer in Charge: Ms. Nora Aguillo
    Spiritual Director: Father Rey Garcia, SDB
    Administrator: Brother Alex Abelgas
    Courses: Wielding Technology; AgroMechanic
    Faculty: 3; Enrolment: 73
  • Kindergarten:
    12
  • Kindergarten - Students:
    774
  • Secondary Schools:
    9
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    2867
  • Vocational:
    1
  • Vocational - Students:
    73

Catholic Social Welfare

  • "Perfetta Letizia" Children:
    Address: Barangay Bugas, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Superior: Sr. Ma. Grazia Valentino, SFCS
    Children: 29
  • Ain Karim House for Children :
    Address: Barangay Bato, Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines
    In-charge: Sr. Joy Martin, SSV
    Children: 24
  • Caritas Christi Clinic of Jipapad :
    Director: Jipapad Catholic Mission, Jipapad, 6819 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Chaplain: Father Vittorio Cavallaro, FdCC
    Beds: 4; Patients/Year: 6000
  • Catechetical Centers:
    1
  • Catholic Social Services Center :
    Address: Bishop's Residence, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Phone: +63 55 261-2264
    Chair, Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace: Father Romeo Solidon
    Board of Directors: Father Romeo Solidon, Father Guido Ditalo,
    Father Alejandro Galo
    Director: Mario Ian Mosquisa
    Finance Officer: Maricel Picardal
    Accountant: Mrs. Judith Mengote
    Project Officer: Ma. Christine Feliciano
  • Clinics:
    2
  • Community Health Base Program
  • Community Health Base Program (CBHP) (Founded: 2001):
    Program Coordinator: Ms. Marlie Cenera
  • House for the Aged:
    1
  • House for the Children:
    1
  • Ibabao Museum of History and Culture :
    Address: Bishop's Residence, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar,
    Philippines
    Curator: Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo
  • Lao Gioia House for Youth:
    Address: Barangay Bato, Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines
    In-charge: Sr. Aster Lucero, SSV
    Youth: 15
  • Museum:
    1
  • Orphanage:
    2
  • Polyclinic Sardegna (F-June 21, 2001):
    Address: Mater Divinae Gratiae College Compound, Dolores, 6817 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Director: Father Amelio Troietto, OSC
  • Priests' Medicare Program
  • Priests' Medicare Program :
    Director: Father Adamson Albert
    Members: Father Renato Ryan Lopez, Father Alfonso Asis,
    Father Joberto Picardal, Father Joseph Orsal
  • SEKAP, Inc. (Founded: May 15, 1995):
    Address: c/o Bishop's Residence, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Board of Trustees
    Chair: Bishop Crispin B. Varquez
    Members: Father Alejandro Galo, Father Guido Ditalo, Miss Maricel Picardal,
    Mr. Mario Ian Mosquisa
    Management:
    President: Bishop Crispin B. Varquez
    Vice-President: Mr. Ian Mosquisa
    Treasurer: Miss Maricel Picardal
    Operations:
    Mrs. Girlie Ladera, Ms. Jona Barlomento, Ms. Estela Amoroto, Ms. Loreta Bagas, Ms. Malou Delleva, Ms. Amy Miras, Ms. Gemma Ogaña
    Accountant: Mrs. Judith Mengote
    Training Officer: Susan Rodriguez
    Auditor: Mr. Joel Aserios
  • Youth Centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission on Basic Ecclesial Communities:
    Chair: Father Roderick Rodeles
  • Commission on Biblical Apostolate:
    Chair: Father Dan Gañas
  • Commission on Catechesis:
    Chair: Father Joseph Orsal
  • Commission on Clergy:
    Chair: Father Marlon Gacho
  • Commission on Cultural Heritage of the Church:
    Chair: Msgr. Lope C Robredillo
  • Commission on Custody of Church Property:
    Chair: Father Edwin Juaban
  • Commission on Family and Life:
    Chair: Father Adamson Albert
  • Commission on Liturgy:
    Chair: Msgr. Lope Robredillo
  • Commission on Missions:
    Chair: Father Philip Campomanes
  • Commission on Religious Associations/Confraternities:
    Chair: Father Joberto Picardal
  • Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace:
    Chair: Father Juderick Paul Calumpiano
  • Commission on the Doctrine of the Faith:
    Chair: Father Eutiquio Belizar Jr.
  • Commission on Vocations:
    Chair: Father Michael Gadicho
  • Commission on Youth:
    Chair: Father Edgar Abucejo
  • Mass Media and Communications:
    Chair: Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III
  • Master of Ceremonies:
    Chair: Father Bernardo Aljibe,
    Member: Father Arturo Gonzales

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations - Other Offices

  • Apostolate/Regency of Seminarians:

    In-Charge: Father Jan Michael Gadicho
  • Families of Migrant Workers:

    In-Charge: Father Adamson Albert
  • Lay Institute:

    In-Charge: Father Eutiquio Belizar Jr.
  • Pre-Ordination Program:

    In-Charge: Father Adamson Albert
  • Superintendent of Catholic Schools:

    In-Charge: Father Marlon Gacho

Social Communications

  • Borongan CYP Internet Center (Founded: 2001):
    Address: Cathedral Compound, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Phone: +63 55 261-2181
    Director: Father Inocentes Abuda

Social Communications

  • An Tiklos, Official Diocesan Newsletter (Founded: 1973):
    Address: 4th Floor, Bishop's Residence, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar,
    Philippines
    Editor: Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo
    Associate Editors: Mr. Bong Lumactod and Ms. Yelina Pinarok
  • Catholic Radio Station (DYVW) 1368 KHZ AM (Founded: June 5, 1991):
    Address: Baybay Boulevard, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Phone: +63 55 330-1076; 261-2035
    Board of Directors:
    Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III (Chair)
    Father Venancio Amidar
    Father Leroy Geli, Father Jude Caliba
    Station Manager: Father Cyrain Cabueñas
    Anchors: Ms. Eden Cidro, Ms. Criscynthia Quitorio, Ms. Sarah Puno
    Technicians: Engr. Rowie Moreante, Mr. Jonas Quiletano, Ms. Leizel Ador
  • Internet Centers:
    1
  • Mass Media and Communications:
    Chair: Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III
  • Newsletters:
    1
  • The Nativity Printers (Founded: June 18, 2000):
    Address: Cathedral Compound, Borongan, 6800 Eastern Samar, Philippines
    Phone: +63 55 261-3182
    Personnel: Mr. Jimmy Obina
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