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In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

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Diocese of Dumaguete

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Catholic Schools:
    Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria (COSCA) (F-1959)
    Address: Legaspi Street, Dumaguete City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 225-4831, 225-7435
    Email: [email protected]
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    President: Father Enrique N. Balongag
    Principal: Miss Herminia Nazareno

    St. Paul University - Dumaguete (SPCD) (F-1904)
    Address: 6200 Dumaguete City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 225-1506; 225-2680
    (Administered by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres)
    President: Sr. Ma. Nilda C. Masirag, SPC

    Holy Cross High School (F-1928)
    Address: 6200 Dumaguete City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 225-4382
    (School for the Chinese)
    President: Mr. Alex O. Sy
    Directress: Sr. Celine Chen, CST
    Principal: Ms. Rosario T. Limquiaco

    St. Louis School of Don Bosco (SDB) (F-1986)
    Address: P.O. Box 86, 6200 Dumaguete City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 225-0384; 422-2712
    (Administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco)
    Director: Father Jerome Mario C. Dublois, SDB
    Principal, High School: Mdme. Lourdes A. Opsima
    Principal, Elementary: Mr. Joseph Wilmer M. Lasola

    Catherina Cittadini School (F-1991)
    Address: 6200 Dumaguete City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 225-0399; 225-5582
    (Administered by the Ursuline Sisters of Somasca)
    Directress: Sr. Vera Ravasio, USS
    Principal: Sr. Ma. Isabel Palomar, USS
  • College - Students:
    2805
  • Colleges:
    3
  • Diocesan Catholic Schools :
    Bacong Holy Family High School (F-2005)
    Address: Bacong, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Principal: Ms. Genrenita Bantaya

    Carmel of High School (F-1962)
    Address: Siaton, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 427-0340
    Principal: Regina A. Veran

    Décor Carmeli Academy (F-1957)
    Address: Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 426-2120
    Principal: Mr. Glenson Alanano

    Immaculate Heart Academy (F-1947)
    Address: Tanjay, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 527-0063; 415-9032
    Principal: Ms. Praxedes Buagas

    St. Anthony Academy (F-1961)
    Address: Tayasan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Principal: Mr. Benjamin B. Gabunilas

    Santo Niño High School (F-1963)
    Address: Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Director: Father Hitchon Amahit
    Principal: Sr. Isabelita J. Bulala
  • Kindergartens:
    14
  • Kindergartens - Students:
    851
  • Other Catholic Schools Under Religious:
    San Pedro Academy (F-1963)
    (Administered by the Order of Augustinian Recollects)
    Address: 6215 Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 423-4004
    Director/Principal: Father Ferdinand V. Fornilos, OAR
    Faculty: 9
    Enrolment: 430; High School: 389; Kinder: 41

    San Pedro Academy - Recolletos
    (Administered by the Order of Augustinian Recollects)
    Address: Caidiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Email: [email protected]
    Director/Principal: Father Dominador Mercado, OAR

    St. Augustine Academy (F-1948)
    (Administered by the Order of Augustinian Recollects)
    Address: 6221 Bayawan, Negros Oriental
    Principal: Sr. Teresita Diana, AR

    Infant King Academy (F-1957)
    (Administered by the Religious of the Virgin Mary)
    Address: 6212 Jimalalud, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Principal: Sr. Mary Grace B. Sebigan, RVM

    La Consolacion College (F-1947)
    (Administered by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolacion)
    Address: Bais City, Negros Oriental. Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 541-5097
    Email: [email protected]
    Principal: Sr. Leonida L. Macias, OSA
  • Primary School - Students:
    1541
  • Primary Schools:
    13
  • Province of Siquijor:
    Director: Father Carmelito C. Torres

    Assisi High School (F-1964)
    Address: 6225 Siquijor, Siquijor, Philippines
    Principal: Mr. Manuel J. Briones

    St. John High School (F-1965)
    Address: 6227 San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
    Principal: Mrs. Lelis O. Tompong

    Ave Maria Academy (F-1955)
    Address: 6229 Maria, Siquijor, Philippines
    Principal: Mr. Manuel J. Briones

    St. Vincent Academy (F-1962)
    Address: 6226 Larena, Siquijor, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 377-2339; 377-2405
    Principal: Mr. Dominador Enrera

    St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic School
    Address: 6228 Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines
    Principal: Father Enrique N. Balongag
    Faculty: 16; Enrolment: 205; Kinder: 38; Elem.: 67; High School: 100
  • Secondary School - Students:
    6511
  • Secondary Schools:
    21

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Clinics:
    2
  • Hospital:
    1
  • Orphanages:
    3
  • Radio Station:
    1
  • Retreat Houses:
    7

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • BEC:
    Commission Chairman: Father Albert Erasmo G. Bohol
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Commission Chairman: Father Melchor O. Parcon
  • Catechesis:
    Commission Chairman: Sr. Elizabeth S. Tomo, OCarm
  • Clergy and Seminarians:
    Commission Chairman: Father Glenn M. Corsiga
  • Council of the Laity:
    President: Fiscal Juditho Agan
    Vice-President: Angelito A. Carriaga
    Secretary: Transfiguracion C. Albina
    Treasurer: Gildard Tulabing
    Auditor: Beatriz V. Banlaygas
    Deputy/PRO for Dumaguete: Lucianito M. Caseres
    South: Judine P. Cleope
    North: Benjamin Cañete
    Siquijor: Jose P. Necio
  • Education/Schools:
    Commission Chairman: Father Enrique N. Balongag
  • Family and Life:
    Commission Chairman: Father Geremvit I. Truno
  • Indigenous People:
    Commission Chairman: Father Casiano O. Salac Jr.
  • Laity:
    Commission Chairman: Father Gamaliel D. Tulabing, JCD
  • Liturgy/Worship:
    Commission Chairman: Father Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela
  • Media/Communications:
    Commission Chairman: Father Ramonito P. Maata
  • Religious:
    Commission Chairwoman: Sr. Carmeli Catan, OSA
  • Social Concerns:
    Commission Chairman: Father Burton N. Villarmente
  • Special Ministers of the Holy Eucharist:
    Commission Chairman: Father Marino P. Ybo
  • Temporalities:
    Commission Chairman: Father Ramon L. Duran
  • Vicars Forane:
    Vicariate of St. Thomas: Father Ramonito S. Torres
    Vicariate of St. Simon: Father Ricarte E. Deguit
    Vicariate of St. Philip: Father Marino P. Ybo
    Vicariate of St. Peter: Father Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela
    Vicariate of St. John: Father Lyndon B. Zerna
    Vicariate of St. Matthew: Father Cecilio E. Bomediano
    Vicariate of St. Pau l: Father Ramon L. Duran
  • Women:
    Commission Chairman: Msgr. Merlin T. Logronio, PC
  • Youth:
    Commission Chairman: Father Roland S. Omatang

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Apostleship of Prayer:
    Director: Father Felino P. Jumawan
  • Catholic Faith Defender:
    Director: Msgr. Merlin T. Logronio, PC
  • Confederation of Christian Doctrine:
    Director: Father Crisogono U. Baroy Jr.
  • Legion of Mary:
    Director: Father Crisogono U. Baroy Jr.
  • Mission & Evangelization:
    Director: Father Mark Anthony S. Vilos
  • Music:
    Director: Father Marlon A. Martinez
  • Neo-Catechumenate:
    Directors: Father Geremvit I. Truno, Father Matias D. Rendon Jr.
  • Renewal Movements:
    Director: Father Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela
  • Vocation:
    Director: Father Geremvit I. Truno

Social Communications

  • Media/Communications:
    In-Charge: Father Ramonito P. Maata
    Address: c/o STATION DYWC
    6201 Parish Church Compound, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Phone: +63 35 226-6137

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