Some 110 priests under the Diocese of Tagbilaran will be reporting to their new assignments starting tomorrow.
Bishop Leonardo Medroso who on record has retired as bishop is the new parish priest of the St. Joseph Cathedral while awaiting his replacement as head of the Diocese. Under Vatican rule, Medroso has to remain in his post while awaiting for his replacement. Until yesterday, there was no mention as to who will succeed Medroso as bishop of the Diocese of Tagbilaran.
Msgr. Jeffrey Malanog, remains as vicar general but ended his term as St. Joseph Cathedralâ€™s parish priest, and now to assume as assistant resident of the Barangay Sang Birhen Parish in Cogon, the biggest district in the city.
Bishop Medroso toldÂ The ChronicleÂ that the reshuffling is also part of the much needed preparation for the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Diocese of Tagbilaran in November next year. The yearlong preparation will commence in November this year.
He likewise stressed that the continuing implementation of the Basic Ecclesiastical Commission (BEC) will embark on a more crucial level which is on social responsibility embarking on livelihood programs and the on-going housing projects and the planned construction of a drug rehabilitation center.
The new assignments include: (Immaculate Heart of Mary vicariate) Fr. Fermin Bugtong, Booy; Fr. Areston Limocon, Dao; Fr. Cecil Lobrigas, Lindaville; Fr. Ronaldo Amora, Manga; Fr. Manuel Maligmat, San Isidro; Fr. Warli Salise, Jr., Taloto; Fr. Vivencio Husain, Jr., Tiptip; Fr. Danilo Maniwan, Ubujan;
(St. Joseph vacariate) Fr. Jesus Labor, Cogon; Fr. ManuelÂ Mendez, Bool; Fr. Josel Halasan, Dampas; Fr. Martin Lupiba, Lourdes; Msgr. Vicente Nunag III, St. Jude Thadeus-Mansasa; Msgr. Avelino Onyot, St. Anthony de Padue,Pob III;
With Bishop Medroso at the St. Joseph Cathedral are Fr. Argerio Pana, Fr. Belarmino Palapr, Fr. Craig Jubac, Fr. Sinforiano Monton, Fr. Jose Ruyeras, Fr. Jose Sumampong, Jr.,Â Fr. Crisolito Gaengan, Fr. Irvin Garsuta and Fr. Oriel Echavia.
Other parish priests assignments:
Fr. Arnold Baura, Batuan; Fr. Dennia Balakid, Bilar; Fr. Elias Algabre and Fr, Gerardo Salise, Loay; Fr. Marcelino Biliran, Loboc; Fr. Anecito Polinar, Sevilla; Fr. Carmelo Tandugon,Jr., Quinogitan; Fr. Andres Ayco, Alburquerque; Fr. Nilo Batuasa, Baclayon;Â Fr. Manuel Pantollana, Corella; Fr. Desiderio Magdoza, Dauis; Fr. Leonel Grado, Panglao; Fr.Â Patricio Galon, Songculan;Â Fr. Jonas Lubiano, Baang, Catigbian; Fr. Alvin Pusta, Balillihan; Fr. Marcos Caballo, Catigbian; Fr. Roderick Pizarras, Cortes; Fr. Victor Torralba, Hanopol, Balilihan; Fr. Saturnino Villapaz, La Paz;Â Fr. Gerald Lopena, Canhayopon; Fr. Jomari Polo, Dimiao; Fr. Warren Abarquez, Lila; Fr. Joselito Masula, Tabuan; Fr. Johnson Inte, Valencia; Fr. Linuel Canizares, Antequera; Fr. Florante Camacho, SVD., Busao; Fr. Ruel Pangan, Catagbacan; Fr. Virgilio Salas, Cuasi; Fr. Ramon Tumangday, Loon; Fr. Gerardo Saco, Jr., Maribojoc; Fr. Richard Calpan, Sandingan Island; Fr. Dennia Leornas, Cabilao Island; Fr. Alger Angcla, Tubigon; Fr. Efren Dolauta, Calape; Fr. Gamaliel Gamas, Clarin; Fr. Alexander Nalitan, Cawayanan; Fr. Victoriano Dagat, Nahawan; Fr. Pedro Curambao, Pangangan island; Fr. Ronald Camet, Sagbayan; Fr. Floro Hora, San Isidro; Fr. Gilbert Ilogon, Tubigon.