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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.

More about the lives of Cardinal Sim and Cardinal Cheong
and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Diocese of Kabankalan

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • College - Students:
    6426
  • Colleges:
    3
  • Elementary School - Students:
    2450
  • Elementary Schools:
    7
  • High School - Students:
    9223
  • High Schools:
    19
  • Kindergarten - Students:
    432
  • Kindergartens:
    5

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Hospital and Prison Minister:
    Father Jorge Carreon
  • The Anawim Foundation for the Deaf, Inc.:
    Address: Hacienda Clementina, Sitio Mojon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Chancery office:
    All commissions' communications are addressed to the Chancery office
    Address: The Kabankalan Chancery, Kabankalan City, 6111 Negros Occidental, Philippines
    Phone/Fax: (63) 34-471-2163
    Email: [email protected]
  • Commission on Biblical Apostolate:
    Director: Father Baltazar Bandua (Mobile: 0919-6743704)
  • Commission on Catechesis:
    Director: Father Artemio Tubongbanua
  • Commission on Clergy:
    Director: Bishop Patricio Buzon, SDB
  • Commission on Family and Life:
    Director: Father Henry Pineda (Mobile: 0920-5206205)
  • Commission on Liturgy and Music:
    Director: Father Joseph Vincent Chua
  • Commission on Missions:
    Director: Father Jose Rembert Rivera (Mobile: 0920-3027219)
  • Commission on Schools:
    Director: Father Patrick Hurley, MSSC
  • Commission on Social Action:
    Director: Father Rolando Nueva
  • Commission on Tribal Filipinos:
    Director: Father Ariel Gregorio (Mobile: 0918-3415530)
  • Commission on Vocations:
    Director: Father Everett Jeffrey Estrella
  • Commission on Youth:
    Director: Father Marlon Tejada
  • Lay Organizations, Movements and Associations (LOMAS):
    Director: Father Ludovico To-ong, Jr. (Mobile: 0921-3819453)

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Parish groups under LOMAS (Lay Organizations, Movements and Associations) and other transparochial groups:
    Legion of Mary
    Catholic Women's League
    Knights of Columbus
    Bukas Loob sa Diyos charismatic movement
    El Shaddai
    Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen
    Barangay Sang Birhen
    Couples for Christ with its umbrella organizations Singles for Christ and Kids for Christ
    Mother Butler's Mission Guild
    Apostleship of Prayer
    Adoracion Nocturna Filipina
    Children of Mary
    Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Social Communications

  • Father Rolando Nueva Director, Commission on Social Action:
    Address: Kabankalan Chancery, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
    Phone: (63) 34-471-2163, (63) 34-471-3798

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