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Diocese of Butuan

Activities and Organizations

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • A. Church Recognized Organizations:
    A1. Diocesan
    Legion of Mary
    In-Charge: Father Joesilo Amalia/Ms. Delia Gaballo
    Sierra Club International
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Alner Y. Garrido
    Knights of Columbus (KC)
    In-Charge: Father Juanito Nuñez/Mr. Enrique Siaboc
    Catholic Women's League (CWL)
    In-Charge: Ms. Leonie Tadena
    Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI)
    In-Charge: Ms. Pelagia Joven
    Mothers Butlers Guild (MBG)
    In-Charge: Ms. Adelfa Yumo
    Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP)
    In-Charge: Mr. Mark Villareal
    Filipino Catholic Chinese Women's Org.
    In-Charge: Father Ronniel G. Babano/Ms. Virginia Po

    A2. Parochial
    Community of the Compassionate Women of Jesus (CCWJ)
    In-Charge: Msgr. Bienvinido Betaizar, PC and Dra. Eufrocina Cupin
  • B. Religious Movements:
    B1. Diocesan
    Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement (CCRM)
    In-Charge: Father Ronniel G. Babano
    a. Agusan del Norte - Dr. Rosemarie Mag-isa
    b. Agusan del Sur - Ms. Gloria Lumbad
    Couples for Christ
    In-Charge: Father Severino Diamante, Jr.
    a. Agusan del Norte - Mr. Jose Bautista
    b. Agusan del Sur - Atty. Genaro Sansaet
    Mother Thrice Admirable (MTA) (Schoenstatt)
    In-Charge: Father Dennis Prisco/Ms. Baby Rosales

    B2. Parochial
    Lingkod ng Panginoon
    In-Charge: Ronniel G. Babano
    Experiencing God in the Family (EGF)
    In-Charge: Father Ruel Lasco
  • C. Religious Devotions:
    C1. Diocesan
    Perpetual Dawn Rosary (PDR)
    In-Charge: Father Joie Acedera / Engr. Carlito Oraiz
    Divine Mercy Apostolate
    In-Charge: Father Joselito Galido
    Apostleship of Prayer (Apostolado sa Pag-ampo)
    In-Charge: Father Ruel Lasco / Ms. Jean Mejias
    Inahan sa Kanunayng Panabang (ISKP)
    In-Charge: Ms. Lilia Tero
    Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (PEA)
    In-Charge: Parish priests

    C2. Parochial
    Alliance of Two Hearts
    In-Charge: Ms. Valentina Plaza
    Fatimanians
    In-Charge: Ms. Amanda Lacho
    Ina Poon Bato
    In-Charge: Dra. Mercedes Atupan
    Holy Face
    In-Charge: Father Ruel Lasco
    True Vine-Sto. Niño
    In-Charge: Bishop Zacarias Jimenez
  • Commission on Organizations:
    In-charge: Msgr. Marcelino J. Caldoza

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Pre-Primary Schools :
    2
  • Pre-Primary Schools - Students:
    533
  • Primary Schools:
    2
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    983
  • ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (ACEA):
    Address: c/o Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Compound, Holy Redeemer, Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone/Fax: +63 85 342-5829
    Diocesan School Board, Chairman: Bishop Juan de Dios M. Pueblos, DD
    Vice-Chair: Auxiliary Bishop Zacarias C. Jimenez, DD

    Members:
    Director, Agusan Catholic Education Association: Msgr. Bienvenido A. Betaizar, PC
    Superintendent, Diocesan Schools: Dr. Wilma B. Balmocena, PhD
    Representative, Pastoral Education: Father Almado C. Ecarma
    Representative, Principal for Agusan del Sur: Father Roldan M. Nuñez
    Representative, Principal for Agusan del Norte: Mrs. Minda R. Cocon
    Lay Representative: Attorney Regie T. Magusara
    Lay Representative: Mr. Ponciano Q. Joven
  • Colleges:
    Diocesan: 4
    Enrolment: 7,786
    Religious: 1
    Enrolment: 282
  • EDUCATIONAL CENTERS :
    Father Saturnino Urios University
    Address: San Francisco Street, 8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 342-1830
    President: Father John Christian Young
    Vice President for Administrative & Student Affairs: Father Chito Butardo
    Campus Ministry: Father Guy Arnold Pineda
    Website: www.urios.edu.ph

    Father Urios High School
    Address: Ampayon, 8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 342-5871
    School Directress: Sr. Helen Makiling, MSM
    Principal: Sr. Concepcion Estiandan, MSM
    Treasurer: Sr. Irma Clavero, MSM

    Sacred Heart Kindergarten School
    Address: J.C. Aquino Avenue, 8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 342-8170
    Directress: Sr. Helen S. Makiling, MSM
    Principal: Sr. Emmalyn Monton, MSM
    Finance Officer: Sr. Ma. Linda Longos, MSM

    Sto. Niño Kindergarten
    Address: Libertad, 8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 341-8539
    Directress: Sr. Carmelinda Serge, DJE
  • Elementary:
    Diocesan: 2
    Enrolment: 983
    Kindergarten:
    Parochial: 15
    Enrolment: 533
  • High Schools:
    Diocesan: 14
    Enrolment: 7,205
    Religious: 3
    Enrolment: 277
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    4
  • Post-secondary Schools - Students:
    8,068
  • Province of Agusan del Norte :
    Carmen Academy
    Address: Carmen, 8603 Agusan del Norte, Philippines
    Chaplain: Father Santiago Ybañez
    Director: Msgr. Bienvenido Betaizar, PC
    Principal: Ms. Evelyn A. Cardoniga

    St. Michael College Caraga
    Address: Nasipit, 8602 Agusan del Norte, Philippines
    Director: Msgr. Bienvenido Betaizar, PC
    Principal: Mr. Feliciano Sapalo Jr.

    St. James High School
    Address: Buenavista 8601 Agusan del Norte, Philippines
    Director: Father Loven Tutas, MA
    Principal: Ms. Aida Kuizon

    San Isidro Learning Center, R.T.R.
    Address: 8611 Agusan del Norte, Philippines
    Director: Father Jober Rivera
    Principal: Mr. Lope Felisilda

    Candelaria Institute
    Address: Cabadbaran, 8605 Agusan del Norte, Philippines
    Director: Father Porfirio C. Colon Jr.
    Principal: Mr. Eufracio Abuzo

    Father Urios High School
    Address: Magallanes, 8604 Agusan del Norte, Philippines
    Director: Msgr. Bienvenido Betaizar, PC
    Principal: Mr. Manuel Albasin

    Immacul
  • Province of Agusan del Sur :
    Father Urios High School
    Address: Sibagat, 8503 Agusan del Sur, Philippines
    Director: Father Roel Griar
    Principal: Ms. Elsa Rances

    Father Urios High School
    Address: 8502 Bayugan City, Philippines
    Director: Father Juliano B. Ong
    Principal: Mr. Severo Galarse

    Father Urios High School
    Address: Prosperidad, 8500 Agusan del Sur, Philippines
    President: Father Alaindelon Balasabas, O.Carm
    Principal: Sr. Melanie Elijah Marabolas, CarmOL

    Mt. Carmel College of San Francisco, INC.
    Address: San Francisco, 8501 Agusan del Sur,
    President: Father Alaindelon Balasabas, O.Carm
    Principal: Mrs. Genoveva C. Alicante

    Mt. Carmel High School
    Address: Rosario, 8504 Agusan del Sur, Philippines
    Director: Father Alaindelon Balasabas, O.Carm
    Principal: Mrs. Zoroasterlina M. Susi

    Urios College of Trento
    Address: Trento, 8505 Agusan del Sur, Philippines
    Director: Father Roldan M. Nuñez
    Principal: Mrs. Delia F. Solivio
  • Secondary Schools:
    17
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    7482

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Chance for the Poor Foundation, INC. :
    Address: Shelter Home, Villa Kananga, 8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 342-9345
    In-Charge: Sr. Genara Sarigumba, MSM
  • Clinics:
    1
  • Seminar/Retreat House:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • A Chance for the Poor Foundation:
    Coordinator: Sr. Genara Sarigumba, MSM
    Phone: +63 85 342-3257
  • BEC Apostolate:
    Director: Msgr. Bienvenido Betaizar, PC
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Nercipino Obus
  • Catechetics Apostolate:
    Diocesan Catechetics Ministry Coordinator: Sr. Estrellita Edioma, MSM
  • Charismatic Renewal Movement, Director:
    Agusan del Norte: Father Stephen Brongcano
    Agusan del Sur: Father Ruel Jabonite
    Butuan City: Father Joie Acedera
  • Diocesan Commission on Clergy:
    Episcopal Vicar: Msgr. Bienvenido Betaizar, PC
    Assistant Episcopal Vicar: Father Carmelo Rey Lim
  • Diocesan Commission on Liturgy:
    Director: Father Jorge Dosit Buot
    Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: Father Ronniel Babano
    Ministry of Lectors: Father Jober Rivera
    Ministry of Music: Father Herbert Jaranilla
    Ministry of Altar Servers: Father Dennis Badic
    Ministry of Ushers: Father Darius Tudlasan
  • Episcopal Vicar for Religious Men & Women:
    Father Eduardo Albiño, O'Carm
  • Family and Life Apostolate:
    Coordinator: Sr. Dolores Reloba, MSM
  • Health Care Apostolate
  • Indigenous People Apostolate:
    Coordinator: Father Carlito Clase
    Phone: +63 85 815-5125
  • Lay Formation Apostolate
  • Mission Apostolate:
    Director: Father Jorge Dosit Buot
  • Museum Curator:
    In-Charge: Father Joesilo Amalla
  • Por Cristo Apostolate:
    Coordinator: Father Dennis Prisco
    Phone: +63 85 342-8774
  • Prison Apostolate:
    Coordinator: Father Antonio A. Saniel
  • Social Action Center Justice and Peace:
    Director: Father Isaleo Madelo
    Phone: +63 85 342-2815
  • Vocation Apostolate:

    Director: Father Dennis D. Badic
    Phone: +63 85 342-5388
  • Youth Apostolate:
    Director: Father Jodimar Bañas

Social Communications

  • Introibo Publication :
    Phone: +63 85 342-3747
    Editor-in-Chief: Father Felixberto Floreta

Social Communications

  • Butuan Diocesan Liturgical Museum (F-1992):
    Address: Saint Joseph Cathedral Rectory
    8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 342-4319
    Curator: Father Joesilo Amalla
  • Jubilee Press :
    Address: San Francisco Street, Butuan City (In-front of FSUU), 8600 Butuan City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 85 342-5818
    General Manager: Father Isaleo Madelo
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