Diocesan Statements


As we pray for justice and for the souls of our dear departed who became victims of the Negros “killing fields”, once more, we fervently express our people’s longing for peace and our urgent cry to end the killings!

Pastoral Letter on Suicide

These past weeks and months, we have been shaken by news of individuals, both young and old, who have died by suicide.  This has surely left questions as well as great pains for the people whom suicide victims leave behind.

Letter to Priests on the 2019 Elections

The country is looking towards the elections on May 13, 2019. The Church, which is the faith community made up of the lay faithful and the pastors, exercises its duty to promote the good of society. Such a duty is motivated by the mission to bring the power and joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all strata of life.

Statement of the Diocese of San Carlos

February 28, 2019We are greatly saddened and shocked that a young child is alleged to have been molested by one of our clergy. This painful incident creates a deep wound and hurt not only to the victim and the victim’s family but also to the communities and to the...

Statement of Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo

Please pray for the victims of Mount Carmel Cathedral bombing in Jolo. Bishop Lito Lampon and I were attending the 118th CBCP Plenary in Manila when we heard the tragic news.