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DIOCESE

Praelatura Isabellapolitana                                                                          Isabela de Basilan

Suffragan of Zamboanga
Created: October 12, 1963. Erected: February 15, 1964. Comprises: Comprises the entire civil province of Basilan and the cities of Isabela and
Lamitan. Titular: Sta. Isabel de Portugal. Secondary Patroness: Immaculate
Heart of Mary.


Bishop-Prelate
Most Reverend
LEO M. DALMAO, CMF, DD
Born: December 01, 1969, Tagbilaran, City, Bohol. Sacerdotal
Ordination: May 31, 1997. Appointed as Bishop-Prelate
of Prelature of Isabela, Basilan: March 8, 2019. Episcopal
Ordination: May 24, 2019. Installation: Fourth Bishop of the
Prelature of Isabela de Basilan: May 24, 2019.


Bishop’s Residence
Bp. Querexeta Formation Center
#10 C.P. Garcia Street, Isabela City, Basilan 7300
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Mobile: (+63) 917-107-2620


List of Names and Year of Installations of Past Bishops:
Most Rev. Jose Ma. Querexeta, CMF, DD
Consecrated as the First Bishop of the Prelature on February 15, 1964
Most Rev. Romulo T. Dela Cruz, DD
Consecrated as the Second Bishop of the Prelature on February 16, 1989
Most Rev. Martin S. Jumoad, DD
Consecrated as the Third Bishop of the Prelature on January 10, 2002


PRESENT STATUS
Bishop......................................................1
Priest:
Diocesan......................................... 15
Religious:
Filipino...........................................8
Total.................................................. 23
Religious Sisters:
Filipino............................................. 19
Seminarians:
Philosophy........................................1
Theology............................................4
Educational Centers...........................4
Colleges:
Diocesan.......................................1
Enrolment........................... 2,047
High Schools:
Diocesan...................................... 4
Enrolment........................... 5,300
Grade Schools:
Diocesan.......................................2
Enrolment...............................693
Kindergarten:
Diocesan.......................................2
Enrolment...............................128
Nursery:
Diocesan.......................................1
Enrolment................................. 18
Total Enrolment...................... 8,186
Institutions:
Hospital..............................................1
Pastoral Center................................1
Social Action Center......................1
Catechetical Center .......................1
Youth Center....................................1
Retreat House..................................1
Population................................ 463,961
Catholics................................... 125,269
Area ................................ 1,359 sq.kms.


DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Querexeta Formation Center
#10 C.P. Garcia Street,
Isabela City, Basilan 7300
Bishop-Prelate: Most Rev. Leo M.
Dalmao, CMF, DD
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd
G. Costan
Secretary: Ms. Jocelyn M. Reyes
Finance Officer: Rev. Fr. Pascual D.
Benitez Jr.
Finance Council: Mrs. Shirley Manzanariz; Mr. Maximo Eisma
Bookkeeper: Ms. Robelyn O. Quilla
Cashier: Ms. Jacqueline M. Calminero
Driver & Land Supervisor: Mr. Joseph
R. Delica
Family Life Apostolate (FLA)
Coordinator: Sr. Pelagia Virtudazo, OP
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Pascual D.
Benitez Jr.
Prelature Biblical Apostolate (PBA)
Evangelization Program (EP)
Coordinator: Ms. Purita Villanueva
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Joselito D.
Delos Reyes
Prelature Mission Program
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Arnel A.
Lagman, ofs
Prelature Vocation Commission
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Franklyn
Floyd G. Costan
Prelature Social Action Commission
Priest Director: Rev. Fr. Franklyn
Floyd G. Costan


Social Service Section
Social Arm: Isabela Foundation, Inc.
Chairman: Most Rev. Leo M. Dalmao, CMF, DD
Board Members: Rev. Fr. Pascual
D. Benitez Jr.; Rev. Fr. Rodel C.
Angeles; Rev. Msgr. Jose Roel D.
Casas; Rev. Fr. Franklyn Floyd G.
Costan; Ms. Purita M. Villanueva
Child Fund Philippines
Area Manager: Ms. Margarita
Auxtero
Isabela Foundation Incorporated
Inter-Religious Dialogue Program
Coordinator: Ms. Victorina Oliveros
Badjau Apostolate
Claret Samal Badjau Foundation
Inc., Director: Rev. Fr. Efren
Decreto, CMF
Basilan Agriculture Training and ReForestation Program (BATReP)
Land Supervisor: Mr. Joseph R.
Delica


PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Sta. Isabel de Portugal Cathedral
Parish (F-1850), Isabela City, 7300,
Basilan
Titular: St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Leo M.
Dalmao, CMF, DD
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Rodel C.
Angeles
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Euclid
D. Balosbalos; Rev. Fr. Franklyn
Floyd G. Costan; Rev. Msgr. Jose
Roel D. Casas
Our Lady of Holy Rosary Parish (F-1984),
Begang, Isabela City, 7300
Basilan
Titular: Our Lady of Holy Rosary
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joselito D.
Delos Reyes
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1956),
Sta. Clara, Lamitan City 7302,
Basilan Province
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joel R. Silagpo
St. Peter the Apostle Parish (F-1886),
Lamitan City 7302, Basilan
Province
Titular: St. Peter the Apostle
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Reynaldo A.
Enriquez
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Valeriano S. Cabalog Jr.
Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Parish
(F-1995), Lo-ok, Lamitan City
7302, Basilan Province
Titular: Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benjamin A.
Tigullo, OFM
Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish (F-2008),
Cabunbata, Isabela City, Basilan
Titular: Sta. Teresa de Avila
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Guillermo E.
Rubillos Jr.
ImmaculateHeart of Mary Parish (F-1962),
Maluso 7303, Basilan Province
Titular: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Pedro E.
Cleofe, CMF
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1987), Matarling, Lantawan 7301, Basilan
Province
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Pascual D.
Benitez Jr.
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1969), Tumahubong, Sumisip 7304, Basilan Province
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arvin B.
Bellen, CMF
San Roque Parish (F-2011), Tairan,
Lantawan, Basilan
Titular: San Roque
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Josue Leo B.
Gorgonio, OFM
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Randy
Rendora, OFM


Diocesan Priests Without Parish
Assignments
Rev. Fr. Edgardo G. Rivero
School President (Claret College
of Isabela)

Mission Work
Rev. Msgr. Santiago A. Agoo Jr.
Parish Administrator, Sacred
Heart Church, Waianae, Hawaii,
Diocese of Honolulu, HI, Hawaii
Rev. Fr. Arnel A. Lagman, ofs
On Mission, St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Diocese of Cleveland, OH, USA


EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Claret College of Isabela (Diocesan)
(F-1950), Isabela City, 7300 Basilan
President: Rev. Fr. Edgardo G. Rivero
Principal, HS Dept.: Mrs. Janet F.
Sagoso
Principal, Elem. Dept.: Mrs. Jessica
L. Molve
Dean, BSBA/BSBM: Ms. Melissa M.
Torralba
Dean, Education Dept.: Dr. Arnulfo
Bizon
Dean, Information Technology (IT)
Dept.: Ms. Jocelyn Diaz
Dean AB Dept.: Dr. Arnulfo Bizon
Campus Minister: Sr. Marissa
Leticia Borgonia, OND
Claret School of Lamitan (OP) (F-1948),
Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan
Province
Directress: Sr. Sulpicia A. Wate, OP
Principal: Sr. Josefina T. Manuel, OP
Cashier/Registrar: Sr. Teodora
Tubil, OP
Student Moderator for Girls: Mrs.
Eden Pioquinto
Student Moderator for Boys: Mrs.
Lydia Gacosta
Claret School of Maluso (DC) (F-1966),
Maluso, 7303 Basilan Province
Director/Principal: Rev. Fr. Julius I.
Boado, CMF
Finance Officer/Treasurer: Rev. Fr.
Efren Decreto, CMF
Claret School of Tumahubong (CMF)
(F-1968), Tumahubong, Sumisip
7305 Basilan Province
Director/Principal: Rev. Fr. Aldrin
Castillones, CMF
Guidance Counselor/Finance
Administrator: Rev. Fr. Arvin B.
Bellen, CMF


MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Dr. Ma. Jose Torres Memorial Hospital
Foundation, Inc.
President and Chairman: Dr. Setredo
Guillo, MD
Vice President: Mr. Eduardo Echem
Secretary: Mr. Leandro Lorilla
Treasurer: Most Rev. Leo M. Dalmao,
CMF, DD
Members: Mrs. Bienvenida Patulot;
Mr. Hegem Furigay; Ms. Epifania Tan
OIC Administrator: Fr. Reynaldo
A. Enriquez
Medical Director: Dr. Setredo
Guillo, MD


INSTITUTE OF CONSECRATED LIFE/
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Missionary Sons of Immaculate
Heart of Mary (CMF)
Order of Friars Minor (OFM)


WOMEN
Dominican Sisters of the Holy
Rosary (OP)
Missionary Sisters of the Queen of
the Apostles (SRA)
Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Order of Saint Clare (OSC)