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San Carlos Seminary
Seminaryo ng San Carlos
Official Logo of San Carlos Seminary.jpg
Official Logo of the Royal, Conciliar, Manila Archdiocesan Seminary of San Carlos
Latin: Seminarium Sancti Caroli
Motto Humilitas
Motto in English Humility
Established April 28, 1702
Type Seminary
Religious affiliation Archdiocese of Manila
Rector Very Rev. Msgr. Hernando "Ding" M. Coronel, PC, MBA
Dean Fr. Joel Jason, STL (theology) and Fr. Lorenz Festin, PhD (philosophy)
Director Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo (theology), Fr. Rey Anthony Yatco (philosophy), Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia (pre-college), Fr. Joselito Martin (integration year)
Procurator Fr. Ramon Merino
Location Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Patron Saint St. Charles Borromeo, Patron of Seminaries
Colours Red and Blue         
Sports Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton
Nickname SCS
Website http://scs.edu.ph/
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The first diocesan seminary in the Philippines.

The Royal and Conciliar San Carlos Seminary is the archdiocesan seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila. It was established in the year 1702, by decree of King Philip V of Spain. At present, the institution houses seminarians belonging to various dioceses in Luzon, particularly from the Metro Manila region.

Priest-formators of San Carlos Seminary[edit]

There are thirteen priests of the Archdiocese of Manila that cater to the formation program of seminarians for the School Year 2013–2014.

The statue of Saint Charles Borromeo in front of the San Carlos Seminary, Makati City, Philippines.
  • Rev. Msgr. Hernando Coronel, PC, MA, MBA, MPA
Rector
  • Rev. Fr. Ramon Merino
Procurator
Associate Director, Formation Year
  • Rev. Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo
Director, Theology Department
Music Director
  • Rev. Fr. Rey Anthony Yatco
Director, Philosophy Department
Liturgy Director
Priest-Adviser, Seminaryo-Tahanan ng San Carlos (SETA)
  • Rev. Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, MA, STL
Director, Formation Year
  • Rev. Fr. Joselito Martin
Director, Pastoral-Spiritual Integration Year
  • Rev. Fr. Jose Joel Jason, MA, STL
Academic Dean, San Carlos Graduate School of Theology
Director, Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes Memorial Library
Admissions Director
  • Rev. Fr. Lorenz Moises Festin, Ph.D
Academic Dean, Philosophy Department
Publications Director
  • Rev. Fr. Fernando Carpio
Resident Confessor and Spiritual Director
  • Fr. Rolando Garcia Jr., MA, STL
Resident Professor and Spiritual Director
  • Fr. Celestino Pascual, STL
Spiritual Director, Philosophy Department
  • Fr. Albert Cecilio Flores, MA, STL
Spiritual Director, Philosophy Department

History[edit]

A replica of the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in San Carlos Seminary, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City.

San Carlos Seminary, the Royal, Conciliar, and Archdiocesan Seminary of Manila, was the first diocesan seminary established in the Philippines. In 1562, the Council of Trent decreed that every bishop should establish in his diocese a center of clerical education which would serve as a seedbed of the diocesan clergy. In 1581, Bishop Domingo Salazar, OP, decreed the establishment of a seminary to prepare the indigenous natives for the priesthood and for ecclesiastical dignities. Even if, in spite of several attempts, his dream could not crystallize until a century and a quarter later, the church and the state did what the poverty of the colony and other adverse circumstances would allow as a provisional solution. Colleges where ecclesiastical and religious native vocations might be fostered were founded, from the beginnings of the 17th century onwards: Colegio de San Jose (1601) of the Jesuits, Colegio de Sto. Tomas (1611) of the Dominicans, Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Colegio de San Pedro y San Pablo (1632). Although these Colegios fostered training for future priests, a diocesan seminary was still needed.

In 1592, King Philip II of Spain enjoined that the pertinent decree of Trent be implemented in the “Indies.” He ordered all archbishops and bishops of the Indies to found and support seminaries decreed by the Council of Trent for the formation of a local (native) clergy.

Since the Philippines was then under the “Patronato Real” system, on April 28, 1702, King Philip V of Spain ordered the establishment of a seminary in Manila for eight seminarians. However, this plan was modified by Abbe Giovanni Battista Sidoti, an Italian priest accompanying Archbishop Charles Thomas Maillard de Tournon, papal legate to Peking, on the way to China. He worked for the erection in Manila of an Asian regional seminary for seventy-two seminarians of the Far East, with the approval of Archbishop Diego Camacho y Avila. The seminary was named Real Colegio Seminario de San Clemente in honor of Pope Clement XI. Having learned of the development, the King ordered the closure and demolition of the seminary building, the execution of his original plan, and the transfer of Archbishop Camacho to Mexico.

From 1702 to 1730, the seminarians took their courses of philosophy and theology at the Colegio de San Jose and Colegio de Sto. Tomas. The number of seminarians increased several times.

On December 8, 1707, Archbishop Francisco de la Cuesta, O.S.H., Camacho’s successor, opened the seminary. In 1715, he renamed the seminary to Real Seminario de San Felipe in honor of the King’s patron saint. It was located in front of his palace in Intramuros.

In 1728, Archbishop Carlos Bermudez de Castro had a dispute with the governor-general over his right to nominate professors in San Felipe. He argued that the seminary was an ecclesiastical institution to be administered by the archbishop in conformity with the decrees of the Council of Trent and the laws of the Indies. His successor, Archbishop Juan Angel Rodriguez, O.S.T., continued de Castro’s fight over the archbishop’s right to guide the seminary. However, the civil authorities, under the pretext of Patronato Real, rebuffed them.

The impetus for a review of how the “Patronato Real” administered the seminary came when Bishop Miguel Lino de Espeleta of Cebu became acting governor-general of the Philippines from 1759 to 1761. He insisted that the royal treasury pay its obligations to the seminary which amounted to 54,000 pesos from 1705 to 1759. The royal treasury had committed 1,200 pesos for the yearly maintenance of the seminary. Hence, during the 54 years of the seminary, the royal contribution to the seminary averaged only 200 pesos a year.

The British invasion in 1762 dispersed the seminarians. It was only on January 25, 1768 that the seminary was re-opened by Archbishop Basilio Sancho de Santa Justa y Rufina, naming it Colegio Seminario Ecclesiastico de Manila. It was placed under the royal patronage of King Charles II. On November 16, 1778, the King ordered a visitation of the seminary. As a result, reforms were instituted, and the magnificent buildings of the expelled Jesuits, the Church and Colegio de San Ignacio were assigned to the diocesan seminary. For some thirty years (1784–1817), the Colegio de San Jose and the diocesan seminary, which began to be called in 1786 as Real Seminario Conciliar de San Carlos in honor of the King, existed side by side. San Carlos was located from 1784 to 1880 on Real de Palacio St. (now General Luna Street) and Calle Escuela (now Victoria Street).

The Congregation of the Mission (C.M.), familiarly known as Vincentian Fathers, took charge over the seminary on August 2, 1862, under the patronage of Queen Isabella II and with the support of Archbishop Gregorio Meliton Martinez de Santa Cruz. Fr. Gregorio Velasco, CM became the first Vincentian Rector of the conciliar Seminary.

Earthquakes in 1852, 1863, and 1880 damaged the Church of San Ignacio and the seminary building itself. Following the last earthquake, the Vincentians temporarily moved their charges to their Casa del Ocampo at 959 San Marcelino Street (1880–1883).

In 1883, Archbishop Pedro Payo, O.P. constructed a new seminary building between the new Jesuit church of San Ignacio and the Archbishop’s property on Arzobispo Street. The building was rented in 1925 by the Ateneo de Manila and was called “Patio de San Javier.” At present, it is the quarters for the employees of the Intramuros guest house of the archdiocese.

In 1897, the seminary was installed in a new building built under the direction of Archbishop Bernardino Nozaleda. It occupied a whole block bordered by Beaterio, Anda, and Real de Palacio (Gen. Luna) Streets. The seminary stayed in this building for only a year (1897–1898). With the advent of the revolution, the Archbishop ordered its closure. The building, for a while leased by the Americans, became known as St. Paul’s Hospital, under the charge of St. Paul de Chartres Sisters and later of the Maryknoll Sisters.

Between the years 1900–1911, the seminary existed in an old building along Arzobispo Street beside the new San Ignacio Church. On May 20, 1905, the administration of the seminary was turned over by the American Archbishop Jeremiah Harty to the Jesuits. This arrangement under the Jesuits lasted for only six years until August 17, 1911. In the next two years, San Carlos was fused with Seminario de San Javier (the name given by the Jesuits, upon their return to the Philippines, to Colegio de San Jose) on Padre Faura Street. The few seminarians then went to San Javier for their studies until 1913, when San Javier was closed.

For economic reasons, on May 19, 1913, Archbishop Harty decided to transfer seminarians to a renovated building in Mandaluyong, which was constructed by the Augustinians in 1716 and had been abandoned since around 1900. In June 1913, the Vincentians were again put in charge of the seminary. The seminary’s name in honor of San Carlos Borromeo became by then definite.

In 1927, to separate the major seminarians from the minor seminarians, San Carlos was again housed at Casa de Ocampo in San Marcelino (in the grounds of Adamson University). In 1936, due to the construction of a new building in San Marcelino, the major seminarians joined the minor seminarians in Mandaluyong. The following years, San Carlos Seminary went back to San Marcelino in the newly constructed Central House of the Vincentian Fathers. In 1941, the major and minor seminarians were again reunited in Mandaluyong. The Second World War closed the seminary. By 1946, everyone was back in Mandaluyong.

In 1916, Archbishop Harty was succeeded by Michael O’Doherty, who administered the archdiocese until 1949. Cebu Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes, who became Manila’s first Filipino local ordinary in 1949, planned and ordered the construction of the new San Carlos Seminary at Makati. In 1951, he blessed the cornerstone for the new building of San Carlos Seminary in Guadalupe, Makati along Highway 54 (now Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA).

Archbishop Reyes died in October 1952. On January 24, 1953, Thomas Norman Gilroy, Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney and papal legate to the First Plenary Council of the Philippines, blessed the new building. The Manila seminarians and professors transferred from Mandaluyong to the new San Carlos Seminary to begin the school year 1953–1954. The new seminary building was constructed to house the major and minor seminarians of the Archdiocese of Manila (Pampanga was still included). The right wing would be occupied by the minor seminarians and the left wing by the major seminarians. In the middle of the building is the common chapel and in the basement, the refectory.

In 1951, the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M., known as the Belgian or Scheut Fathers) had been asked by Rome to take up the formation of the seminarians in Lipa, where Bishop Rufino J. Santos, D.D., (to become Manila’s archbishop in 1953 and the first Filipino cardinal in 1960) was then the administrator of the diocese. On June 10, 1953, it was announced that the C.I.C.M. Fathers would take over the administration of San Carlos Seminary from the Vincentians and that the major seminarians (theology and philosophy) of Lipa would join the Manila seminarians in San Carlos. The transfer took place on the June 15 and 16 and on June 25, the new school year started with the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

In 1955, the minor seminarians were then separated from the philosophers and theologians of San Carlos Seminary. They transferred to the newly erected minor seminary under the name of Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary, which was blessed on August 22, 1955. It was located a block away from San Carlos Seminary in the direction of the Pasig River.

In 1973, Cardinal Santos turned over the seminary administration from the C.I.C.M. Fathers to the diocesan priests led by Fr. Oscar Cruz, who later became Auxiliary Bishop of Manila in 1976. The cardinal died on September 3, 1973.

On March 19, 1974, Archbishop Jaime Lachica Sin of Jaro, Iloilo, later to be elevated to the College of Cardinals in 1976, was installed archbishop of Manila. With a vision for a unified formation of the candidates to the priesthood and of the laity, Cardinal Sin added new structures within the grounds of the old San Carlos Seminary in Manila.

Manila auxiliary bishop Protacio Gungon succeeded Bishop Cruz as rector in 1978. Two years later, Most Rev. Gaudencio Rosales, who would later become Archbishop of Manila became rector. In 1982, Msgr. Ramon Arguelles succeeded Rosales, and was rector for the next four years. The seminary vice-rector, Msgr. Francisco De Leon, began his five-year feat as rector in 1986.

The construction of the new building of the San Carlos Graduate School of Theology and the Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes Memorial Library began in 1985, and they were completed and blessed by Cardinal Sin and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal on June 29, 1987. In that same year, the two-winged edifice for the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary (HASS) and the San Lorenzo Ruiz Lay Formation Center (or LayForce) was constructed. The Lorenzo Mission Institute (LMI), aimed at forming priestly candidates for the missions to the Chinese communities was built in 1989. In 1990, Bahay-Pari, a house for priests, was put up for the ongoing formation, physical rest and spiritual rejuvenation for the Manila clergy. On March 13, 1995, the cornerstone of the Holy Apostles’ Senior Seminary was laid to give way to the full-swing formation of the laity at the Layforce Building.

Msgr. Crisostomo Yalung, then vice-rector of the Lorenzo Mission Institute, became San Carlos’ new rector in 1991. Upon his elevation as auxiliary bishop of Manila in 1994, he was succeeded as rector by Msgr. Allen Aganon. Msgr. De Leon returned as rector in 1998, and three years later, he was transferred to the Archdiocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong City.

Msgr. Jesus-Romulo Rañada, parish priest of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish in Quezon City, was designated as new rector in June 2001. His term covered the school year 2001–2002. On August 9, 2002, he was installed parish priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Good Shepherd in Fairview, Quezon City (at present, the Cathedral-Shrine of the Good Shepherd of the Diocese of Novaliches). On June 11, 2002, Fr. Edwin Mercado, who was then the executive director of the Lay Formation Center, was installed rector.

Upon Jaime Cardinal Sin’s retirement in 2003, a new, cultured church of Manila was witnessed as five new dioceses were carved out to respond to the surging pastoral needs of the present time, namely, the dioceses of Novaliches, Parañaque, Pasig, Kalookan, and Cubao. Sin’s successor was a former rector of the seminary, Lipa Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales, who was installed as archbishop on November 21, 2003. Like Sin, Rosales was elevated to the College of Cardinals, which took place on March 24, 2006. Cardinal Sin, who have been known through the entire years of his ministry for his gratuitous support and concern for the seminary, died on June 21, 2005.

Since June 1, 2008, Msgr. Hernando Coronel, former rector of the Manila Cathedral, and also former secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, is the present father of the institution.

Most Rev. Luis Antonio Tagle, then Bishop of Imus, was named Archbishop of Manila on October 13, 2011. Known as Fr. Chito to San Carlos as he used to be a Professor at the Theology Department from 1982 to 1985, Archbishop Tagle continues the vision of his predecessor, Cardinal Rosales, to uplift and deepen the formation program of the seminarians through regular pastoral and theological updating and strengthening the seminary's thrust in human formation of the seminarians. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals on November 24, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Some of the historic events that took place in San Carlos Seminary were the following: the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (January 20 to February 17, 1991); the Sixth Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (January 10–19, 1995); the grace-filled visit of Pope John Paul II (January 15, 1995); the National Pastoral Consultation on Church Renewal (January 20–27, 2001); and the Second National Rural Congress (July 7–8, 2008).

Through the years, the seminary has produced many dedicated and zealous men who have served for the mission of the Church. Some of San Carlos Seminary's distinguished alumni are GOMBURZA priests Mariano Gomez and Jacinto Zamora, priest-martyrs who became inspiration for Philippine independence during Spanish times, Rufino Santos, the first Filipino Cardinal, Ricardo Vidal, Cardinal Archbishop of Cebu, Bishop Nereo Odchimar, the newly elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, and many bishops and priests who dedicatedly served the Church.

The seminary is considered a national architectural heritage, since its architect during the building construction of 1951 to 1952 is Juan Nakpil, National Artist for Architecture.[1]

A statue of the Ascencion of Our Lord in San Carlos Seminary.

Priestly formation program of San Carlos Seminary[edit]

San Carlos Seminary gives the formation to prospective priests primarily for the Archdiocese of Manila. Nevertheless, the seminary also accepts seminarians from other dioceses in the country and abroad in special arrangements.

A young man is accepted after rigorous screening. A high school diploma and baptismal certificate are the minimum requirements, yet standards of intelligence and psychological maturity must also be met. The priestly formation is holistic. The seminary organizes its programs of formation under five main aspects:

Human formation[edit]

"The whole work of priestly formation would be deprived of the necessary foundation if it lacked a suitable human formation. Human formation is the basis of all priestly formation. So we see that the human formation of the priest shows its special importance when related to the receivers of the mission: in order that the ministry may be humanly as credible and acceptable as possible, it is important that the priest should mould his human personality in such a way that it becomes a bridge and not an obstacle for them in their meeting Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of man" (Pope John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis, 43)

Spiritual formation[edit]

The Main Chapel of San Carlos Seminary.

"Spiritual formation should be conducted in such a way that the students may learn to live in intimate and unceasing union with God the Father through his Son Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit. Those who are to take on the likeness of Christ the priest by sacred ordination should form the habit of drawing close to him as friends in every detail of their lives. They should live his paschal mystery in such a way that they will know how to initiate into it the people committed to their charge. They should be taught to seek Christ in faithful meditation on the word of God and in active participation in the sacred mysteries of the Church, especially in the Eucharist and the Divine Office, to seek him in the bishop by whom they are sent and in the people to whom they are sent, especially the poor, little children, the weak, sinners and unbelievers. With the confidence of sons they should love and reverence the most blessed Virgin Mary, who was given as a mother to the disciple by Jesus Christ as he was dying on the cross" (Pastores Dabo Vobis, 45, quoted from Vatican II, Optatam Totius, 8)

Community life formation[edit]

"Of special importance is the capacity to relate to others. This is truly fundamental for a person who is called to be responsible for a community and to be a 'man of communion'. This demands that the priest not be arrogant, or quarrelsome, but affable, hospitable, sincere in his words and heart, prudent and discreet, generous and ready to serve, capable of opening himself to clear and brotherly relationships and of encouraging the same in others, and quick to understand, forgive and console." (Pastores Dabo Vobis, 43)

Intellectual formation[edit]

"To be pastorally effective, intellectual formation is to be integrated with a spirituality marked by a personal experience of God. In this way a purely abstract approach to knowledge is overcome in favor of that intelligence of heart which knows how to 'look beyond,' and then is in a position to communicate the mystery of God to the people." (Pastores Dabo Vobis, 51)

Pastoral formation[edit]

"The whole formation imparted to candidates for the priesthood aims at preparing them to enter into communion with the charity of Christ the good shepherd. Hence, their formation in its different aspects mush have a fundamentally pastoral character. Hence, they should be trained for the ministry of the word, the ministry of worship and sanctification, and the ministry of the shepherd, that they may know how to represent Christ to humanity, Christ who 'did not come to have service done to him but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for the lives of many' (Mk. 10:45; Jn. 13:12–17). The Council text insists upon the coordination of the different aspects of human, spiritual and intellectual formation. At the same time it stresses that they are all directed to a specific pastoral end. This pastoral aim ensures that the human, spiritual and intellectual formation has certain precise content and characteristics; it also unifies and gives specificity to the whole formation of future priests. Apostolate works, catechetics and seminars outside are some of the programs in line with the Pastoral Formation." (Pastores Dabo Vobis, 57)

The sum total of a seminarian's training is for him to grow in his identification with Jesus Christ. In response to grace, he builds up his commitment – to personal sanctification, to discernment of his vocation, to constancy in prayer, to diligence and competence in studies, to pastoral involvement. In the final years prior to ordination, he sees himself and his mission as "animated by the love of God, entrusted to the maternal care of Mary, committed to a life of prayer and discernment grounded in the Mass, to self-discovery and self-acceptance, to simplicity, chastity, humility and docility, to study and work, to the appreciation of faith."

Filipino Rectors of San Carlos Seminary[edit]

  1. Oscar V. Cruz, D.D. (1973 to 1978), Archbishop-Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan
  2. Protacio Gungon, D.D. (1978 to 1980), Bishop-Emeritus of Antipolo
  3. Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, D.D. (1980 to 1982), Archbishop-Emeritus of Manila
  4. Ramon Arguelles, D.D. (1982 to 1986), the current Archbishop of Lipa
  5. Francisco De Leon, D.D. (1986 to 1991), the current Auxiliary Bishop of Antipolo
  6. Crisostomo Yalung, D.D (1991 to 1994), Bishop-Emeritus of Antipolo
  7. Msgr. Allen Aganon, PC, MA (1994 to 1998), presently the Parish Priest of Saint James the Great Parish (Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City)
  8. Francisco De Leon, D.D. (1998 to 2001), the current Auxiliary Bishop of Antipolo
  9. Msgr. Jesus-Romulo Rañada, PC, PhD, STD (2001 to 2002), presently the Parish Priest of Mary The Queen Parish (Neopolitan, Barangay Pasong Putik, Quezon City)
  10. Fr. Edwin Mercado, STL (2002 to 2008), presently the Executive Director of Pondo ng Pinoy
  11. Msgr. Hernando Coronel, PC, MBA, MA, MPA (2008–present)
The Pipe Organ of the Main Chapel of San Carlos Seminary.

Stages of priestly formation[edit]

The seminary formation comprises three stages: Pre-College or Juniorate (although at present, it is called Formation Year Department), Philosophy, and Theology.

Formation Year Department (Pre-College)[edit]

  • Fresh high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduates, who are no more than 22 years of age, undergo this one-year period of rigid seminary orientation. They learn the rubrics of prayer life, community living, study habits, and personal growth. This stage was used to be called the Juniorate Department because from 1990 to 2005, it housed both the Formation Year seminarians and the First Year Philosophy seminarians.

Directors of the Pre-college Department[edit]

1979–1982 Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, STL (Diocese of Parañaque)
1982–1985 Msgr. Jesus-Norriel Bandojo, PC
1985–1987 Fr. Lazaro Abaco md
1987–1988 Fr. Francisco Siguan, MA (Diocese of Parañaque)
1988–1993 Msgr. Jesus-Norriel Bandojo, PC
1993–1995 Fr. Raymond Joseph Arre, STL (Diocese of Cubao)
1995–1999 Fr. Leandro Magnait, STB (Diocese of Kalookan)
1999–2002 Fr. Jose Peregrino Tomas (Diocese of Novaliches)
2002–2007 Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo
2007–present, Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, MA, STL

Philosophy Department[edit]

  • Seminarians admitted to the First Year are only those coming from the Formation Year Department (or pre-college from other seminaries) and graduates of the minor seminary. During the four years of this stage, the seminarian is equipped with academic knowledge for critical thinking and understanding of matters of faith and morality, a profound sense of spirituality and community living, and grounding in pastoral activities.
  • The Philosophy curriculum is compliant with the provisions of the Commission on Higher Education of the Department of Education. Seminarians who completed the academic requirements of the course are licensed with a degree of Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) Major in Classical Philosophy.

Directors of the Philosophy Department[edit]

1974–1976 Most Rev. Oscar V. Cruz, D.D. (Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan)
1976–1978 Msgr. Severino Anatalio, HP, JCD
1978–1979 Most Rev. Francisco De Leon, DD (Diocese of Antipolo)
1979 Fr. Miguel Ilagan
1979–1980 Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, DD (Diocese of Parañaque)
1980–1984 Msgr. Emmanuel Sunga, PC, MA, STL
1984–1985 Msgr. Jesus-Norriel Bandojo, PC
1985–1986 Msgr. Ramon Tirania, HP, STL (†)
1986–1987 Fr. Lazaro Abaco
1987–1989 Fr. Roberto Reyes, Ph.L (Diocese of Cubao)
1989–1992 Fr. Melchor Montalbo, PhD (Diocese of Parañaque)
1992–1993 Fr. Benito Tuazon, MS
1993–1997 Msgr. Alex Amandy, HP, JCD (Diocese of Kalookan)
1997–1998 Fr. Raymond Joseph Arre, STL (Diocese of Cubao)
1998–2001 Fr. Lorenz Moises Festin, PhD
2001–2003 Fr. Ferdinand Santos, PhD, STL (Diocese of Cubao)
2003–2005 Fr. Jason Laguerta, PhD
2005–present, Fr. Rey Anthony Yatco

Academic Deans of the Philosophy Department[edit]

1977–1979 Most Rev. Francisco De Leon, DD (Diocese of Antipolo)
1979–1980 Fr. Feliciano Manalili, OCSO
1980–1985 Msgr. Emmanuel Sunga, PC, STL
1985–1987 Fr. Gerardo Giovanni Tapiador, SSL (Diocese of Novaliches)
1987–1994 Fr. Melchor Montalbo, PhD (Diocese of Parañaque)
1994–1995 Fr. Leandro Magnait (Diocese of Kalookan)
1995–1996 Fr. Melchor Montalbo, PhD (Diocese of Parañaque)
1996–1997 Fr. Henry Ferreras, STL (Diocese of Cubao)
1997–1998 Msgr. Dennis Odiver, PC, STB
1998–present, Fr. Lorenz Moises Festin, PhD

Theology Department[edit]

  • At this stage, the seminarian is formed to be a pastoral theologian in fulfillment of the demands of the Church for his future ministry. He should exemplify traits of a responsible shepherd and conscious leader.
  • There are five years allotted for the theological formation of a seminarian: 4 for the course proper and 1 for the PSIY. Between his Second Year and Third Year, he undergoes the Pastoral-Spiritual Integration Year (or PSIY) wherein he begins to discern seriously his vocation to the priesthood through lengthy activities of pastoral outreach, community building, and prayerful discernment.
  • In the absence of the Seminary Rector, the Director of the Theology Department assumes the responsibilities of this post. In the past, there was a Vice-Rector who assists in the key administration of the seminary. The last vice-rector, Rev. Fr. Estelito Villegas, was installed parish priest of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Poblacion, Makati City in January 2007, upon the request of the seminary fathers to cater the need for a seminary parish for the ongoing formation of seminarians.
  • Seminarians who would complete the course requirements will be granted the Master's Degree in Sacred Theology.

Directors of the Theology Department[edit]

1974–1978 Msgr. Sabino Vengco, HP, STD (Diocese of Malolos)
1978–1979 Fr. Feliciano Manalili, OCSO
1989-1981 Most Rev. Francisco De Leon, DD (Diocese of Antipolo)
1981–1985 Msgr. Sabino Vengco, HP, STD (Diocese of Malolos)
1985–1987 Fr. Edwin Agapay, STL (†)
1987–1993 Fr. Edwin Mercado, STL
1993–1998 Fr. Mario Sanchez, SSL (Diocese of Novaliches)
1998–2000 Msgr. Nestor Cerbo, PC, STD
2000-2001 Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, STD
2001-2002 Fr. Ramil Marcos, MA, STL (Diocese of Pasig)
2002–2007 Fr. Joselito Martin
2007–present, Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo

Academic Deans of the San Carlos Graduate School of Theology[edit]

1978–1982 Msgr. Sabino Vengco, HP, STD (Diocese of Malolos)
1982–1983 Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, D.D. (Diocese of Novaliches)
1973–1985 Msgr. Sabino Vengco, HP, STD (Diocese of Malolos)
1985–1987 Fr. Edwin Agapay, STL (†)
1987–1989 Fr. Gerardo Giovanni Tapiador, SSL (Diocese of Novaliches)
1989–1992 Msgr. Gerardo Santos, PC, STM, Ed.D
1992–1997 Most Rev. Ruperto Santos, STL (Diocese of Balanga)
1997–1998 Fr. Henry Ferreras, STL (Diocese of Cubao)
1998–2003 Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, STD
2003-2006 Fr. Nolan Que, PhD
2006–present, Fr. Joel Jason, MA, STL

Directors of the Pastoral-Spiritual Integration Year[edit]

1992–1993 Fr. Celestino Pascual, STL
1993–1994 Msgr. Allen Aganon, PC, MA (Diocese of Parañaque)
1994–2000 Fr. Ronald Macale (Diocese of Cubao)
2000–2007 Fr. Estelito Villegas
2007–present, Fr. Joselito Martin

Professors of the Pre-college and College Department (since 1974)[edit]

Manila Diocesan Priests

FR. LAZARO ABACO Religious Education and Psychology (SY 1984–1985 until 1986–1987) Spiritual Growth (SY 1985–1986, 1986–1987)

MSGR. SEVERINO ANATALIO, HP, JCD Latin (SY 1976–1977, 1977–1978) Religious Education (SY 1977–1978)

FR. MAXELL LOWELL ARANILLA, PhD Metaphysics, Theodicy (SY 2003–2004 to present) Philosophy of Education, Epistemology (SY 2004–2005 to present)

MSGR. JESUS-NORRIEL BANDOJO, PC Christian Formation (SY 1983–1984) Methodology, Urbanity, Special Latin (SY 1984–1985) College Theology (SY 1989–1990 to SY 1992–1993) Fundamental Values, Spirituality and Growth, Seminary Formation (SY 1989–1990, 1990–1991) Prayer Basics and Christian Spirituality (SY 1991–1992 and 1992–1993) Human and Christian Values, Group Processing (SY 1993–1994)

FR. JOSELITO BUENAFE, STh.L Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 2007–2008 to present) Basic Faith Catechism (SY 2008–2009 to present)

MSGR. NESTOR CERBO, PC, STh.D Christian Maturity and Living, Seminary Formation (SY 1992–1993, 1993–1994)

FR. EDGARDO COROZA Latin (SY 2000–2001)

FR. EDGARDO DEVIÑA Cosmology (SY 1995–1996) Christian Maturity, Logic (SY 1999–2000)

FR. GENARO DIWA, SLL Solfeggio (SY 1995–1996, 1996–1997) Latin (SY 1996–1997, 1997–1998)

FR. LORENZ MOISES J. FESTIN, PhD Introduction to Philosophy (SY 2004–2005 to present) Metaphysics (SY 1999–2000 to 2001–2002) Moral Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Cosmology, (SY 1998–1999 to present) Modern Philosophy (SY 1998–1999 to 2009–2010) Contemporary Philosophy (SY 1998–1999 to 2008–2009) Thesis Writing and Seminar (SY 2008–2009 to present) Philosophical Synthesis (SY 2002–2003 to present)

FR. ALBERT CECILIO FLORES, STh.D cand. Latin (SY 2006–2007 to present)

FR. ROLANDO GARCIA JR., STh.L units Introduction to the Sacred Scriptures (SY 2007–2008 to 2009–2010) Seminary Study Habits (SY 2008–2009, 2009–2010) Challenges of the Philippine Church Today (SY 2008–2009)

FR. GREGORY RAMON GASTON, STh.D Latin (SY 1997–1998) Christian Values (SY 2002–2003)

FR. GENEROSO GERONIMO Latin (SY 1995–1996) Catholic Doctrines (SY 1995–1996 to 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2001–2002) Christian Spirituality (SY 1998–1999, 2001–2002) Christian Living, Human Formation (SY 1999–2000, 2000–2001) Prayer Basics, Self-Discovery (SY 2001–2002) Liturgy – Altar Serving (SY 2006–2007) College Theology (SY 1995–1996, 2001–2002, 2002–2003) Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 2000–2001)

MSGR. NORBERTO HABOS, PC Latin (SY 2005–2006)

FR. YULITO Q. IGNACIO, STh.L College Theology (SY 1998–1999) Spirituality (SY 2002–2003, 2003–2004)

FR. JASON LAGUERTA, MA Latin (SY 2000–2001 to 2010–2011) Social Psychology (SY 2006–2007 to 2010–2011) NSTP-LTS (SY 2002–2003 to 2010–2011) Religious Education (SY 2003–2004 to 2010–2011) Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 2003–2004 to 2006–2007)

MSGR. ESTEBAN LO, PC, LRMS Oriental Philosophy (SY 1996–1997, 1997–1998) History of Filipino-Chinese Apostolate, History of Christianity in China (SY 2002–2003 to 2004–2005)

FR. REX MAGALLANES Liturgical Music (SY 1979–1980) Catechetics (SY 1980–1981)

FR. REGINALD MALICDEM Thesis Writing and Seminar (SY 2005–2006 to 2007–2008)

FR. LEO NILO MANGUSSAD, BM Music (SY 1988–1989 to 1995–1996, 1997–1998 to 1999–2000, 2003–2004, 2004–2005)

FR. CARLO MAGNO MARCELO Salvation History (SY 1997–1998, 2003–2004 to 2005–2006) Christian Values, Basic Faith Catechism (SY 2002–2003 to 2006–2007) Liturgical Music (SY 2002–2003 to present) Seminary Study Habits (SY 2007–2008) Christian Values (SY 2002–2003 to 2006–2007)

FR. EDWIN MERCADO, STh.L The Church Renewed (SY 2005–2006, 2006–2007) Challenges of the Philippine Church Today (SY 2007–2008)

MSGR. DENNIS ODIVER, PC, STB Moral Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 1997–1998)

FR. GABRIEL PARAAN Latin (SY 1998–1999)

FR. CELESTINO V. PASCUAL, STh.L College Theology (SY 1987–1988 to 1990–1991)

MSGR. AUGUSTO PEDROSA, HP, MA Contemporary Economic Problems (SY 1975–1976)

MSGR. GERARDO O. SANTOS, PC, STM, Ed.D Religious Education (SY 1989–1990 to 1991–1992)

FR. RUFINO SESCON JR. Christian Maturity and Living (SY 2001–2002) Church History (SY 2005–2006 to present) Catholic Doctrines (SY 2002–2003, 2003–2004) Basic Faith Catechism (SY 2005–2006) Religious Education (SY 2004–2005)

FR. ESTANISLAO SORIA, MS (†) College Theology (SY 1987–1988)

MSGR. EMMANUEL V. SUNGA, PC, STh.L, MA Liturgical Music (SY 1979–1980 to 1984–1985) Latin, Physical Education (SY 1980–1981 to 1984–1985) Philippine History (SY 1982–1983 to 1984–1985)

FR. JOSE FRANCISCO SYQUIA, STh.L, MA Seminary Formation (SY 2007–2008 to present) Spirituality (SY 2005–2006 to 2006–2007) Basic Faith Catechism (SY 2006–2007) Social Psychology (SY 2005–2006) Christian Values (SY 2004–2005)

FR. BENITO TUAZON, BS Physics (SY 1992–1993, 1993–1994) College Theology (SY 1993–1994, 1997–1998) Christian Existence, Basic Orientation, Prayer Basics (SY 1997–1998)

FR. ESTELITO VILLEGAS Liturgy (SY 2002–2003 to 2009–2010) Hagiography (SY 2005–2006 to 2009–2010) Practical Arts (SY 2005–2006)

FR. REY ANTHONY YATCO College Theology (SY 2003–2004 to present) Hagiography (SY 2010–2011) Introduction to Sacred Scriptures (SY 2003–2004 to 2006–2007) Seminary Study Habits (SY 2010–2011) Liturgy (SY 2010–2011) Spirituality (SY 2004–2005)

FR. JOSE VIDAMOR YU, LRMS, D.Miss Oriental Philosophy (SY 2000–2001 to present) Philosophy of Religion (SY 2004–2005 to present)

Non-Manila Diocesan Priests

MSGR. ALLEN AGANON, PC, MA (Diocese of Parañaque) Filipino Psychology (SY 1986–1987) Religious Education (SY 1992–1993) College Theology (SY 1993–1994) Cosmology (SY 1995–1996) Latin (FY – SY 1997–1998)

FR. ROLANDO AGUSTIN (Diocese of Parañaque) Latin (SY 1995–1996 to 1999–2000)

MSGR. ALEX AMANDY, HP, JCD (Diocese of Kalookan) Latin (SY 1993–1994 to 1996–1997)

FR. RAYMOND JOSEPH ARRE, STh.B (Diocese of Cubao) Bible Study (SY 1992–1993, 1993–1994) Prayer Basics, College Theology (SY 1993–1994) Human Formation (SY 1998–1999) Group Processing (SY 1999–2000)

MSGR. ALFONSO BUGAOAN JR., PC (Diocese of Cubao) Latin (SY 1983–1984 to 1986–1987) College Theology (SY 1984–1985 to 1986–1987)

MOST REV. FRANCISCO M. DE LEON, MS (Diocese of Antipolo) Human Relations (SY 1974–1975, 1975–1976) Latin (SY 1978–1979, 1979–1980, 1981–1982, 1982–1983, 1999–2000, 2000–2001) Catholic Doctrines (SY 1989–1990, 1990–1991)

MSGR. ADOLFO DEPRA, HP, STh.L, PhD (Diocese of Kalibo) Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Logic, Modern Philosophy, Epistemology (SY 1987–1988)

FR. RAMON ELOREAGA (Diocese of Cubao) Christian Spirituality (SY 1997–1998) Prayer Basics (SY 1998–1999, 1999–2000)

FR. HENRY FERRERAS, STL (Diocese of Cubao) Christian Spirituality (SY 1993–1994) Social Philosophy, Moral Philosophy (SY 1995–1996 to 1997–1998)

MSGR. ERNESTO JOAQUIN, HP (Diocese of Parañaque) Theodicy, Oriental Philosophy (SY 1975–1976)

Rev. FR. Jose Antonio C. Gelaga, SMA ( Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro) Dogmatic and Synthetic Theology (SY 2001-2002)Christian Spirituality (SY 2012-2013) Doctrines of the Church (SY 2013-2014) Fundamental Theology (SY 2014-2015)

FR. JAIME LARA, MA (Diocese of Novaliches) College Theology, Thesis Writing, Religious Education, Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 1999–2000)

FR. AMBROSIO NONATO LEGASPI, STh.L (Diocese of Novaliches) Christian Spirituality (SY 1994–1995, 1995–1996) Prayer Basics (SY 1995–1996)

FR. LEANDRO MAGNAIT JR., STB (Diocese of Kalookan) Christian Values (SY 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1997–1998) Epistemology (SY 1993–1994, 1996–1997 to 1998–1999) Modern Philosophy (SY 1993–1994, 1994–1995) History of Philosophy (SY 1995–1996) Seminary Formation (SY 1995–1996 to 1998–1999) Introduction to Sacred Scriptures (SY 1998–1999 to 2001–2002) College Theology (SY 1998–1999)

FR. RAMIL R. MARCOS, MA, STh.L (Diocese of Pasig) Latin (SY 2001–2002) Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 2000–2001)

FR. MELCHOR MONTALBO JR., PhD (Diocese of Parañaque) Cosmology (SY 1987–1988, 1996–1997, 1998–1999 Oriental Philosophy (SY 1987–1988) History of Philosophy (SY 1988–1989 to 1992–1993) Epistemology (SY 1988–1989 to 1992–1993, 1995–1996) Logic, Latin (SY 1989–1990 to 1993–1994) Theodicy (SY 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1995–1996 to 1998–1999) Metaphysics (SY 1988–1989 to 1993–1994, 1995–1996 to 1997–1998, 2002–2003) Philosophical Anthropology (SY 1993–1994, 1995–1996) Contemporary Philosophy (SY 1995–1996) Philosophy of Religion (SY 1995–1996 to 1998–1999, 2002–2003, 2003–2004) Philosophy of Education (SY 2001–2002) Thesis Writing (SY 1996–1997) Introduction to Philosophy (SY 1998–1999) Philosophical Synthesis (SY 2001–2002)

FR. MEDARDO ONG (Diocese of Kalookan) Basic Bible Study, Catholic Doctrines (SY 1989–1990)

MOST REV. SEVERINO PELAYO, PhD (Military Ordinariate) (†) Logic (SY 1977–1978) Metaphysics (SY 1977–1978 to 1979–1980) Oriental Philosophy (SY 1977–1978, 1980–1981, 1984–1985 to 1986–1987) History of Philosophy (SY 1978–1979) Philosophy of Language (SY 1978–1979, 1980–1981) Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (SY 1979–1980 to 1986–1987) Modern Philosophy (SY 1983–1984 to 1986–1987)

FR. ISIDRO D. PUYAT, Ph.L (Diocese of Cabanatuan) Logic (SY 2007–2008 to present)

MSGR. JESUS-ROMULO C. RAÑADA, PC, PhD, STh.D (Diocese of Novaliches) Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (SY 1988–1989) Contemporary Philosophy (SY 1992–1993) Philosophy of Religion (SY 1992–1993, 1994–1995, 2001–2002) Social Philosophy, 20th Century Philosophy (SY 1994–1995) Theodicy (SY 1994–1995, 1999–2000 to 2001–2002) Cosmology (SY 2000–2001)

FR. ROBERTO REYES, Ph.L (Diocese of Cubao) Theodicy (SY 1987–1988) Philosophy of Religion (SY 1988–1990, 1990–1991) Contemporary Philosophy (SY 1987–1988 to 1990–1991)

MSGR. DANIEL STA. MARIA, PC, MS Ch.E, MBA (Diocese of Cubao) Algebra (SY 1979–1980)

FR. FERDINAND SANTOS, PhD (Diocese of Cubao) English (SY 1998–1999) Philosophy of Science (SY 1998–1999 to 2002–2003) Logic (SY 1999–2000) Introduction to Philosophy (SY 1998–1999 to 2003–2004) Philosophy of Education (SY 2002–2003, 2003–2004) Epistemology (SY 1999–2000 to 2003–2004) Theodicy (SY 2002–2003) Social Doctrines of the Church (SY 1998–1999, 2000–2001 to 2002–2003) Metaphysics (SY 1999–2000 to 2001–2002) Oriental Philosophy (SY 1998–1999 to 2001–2002) Christian Spirituality (SY 2000–2001)

FR. FRANCISCO SIGUAN JR., MA (Diocese of Parañaque) College Theology, Religious Education, Spiritual Growth (SY 1987–1988) English (SY 2000–2001) Group Processing (SY 2000–2001)

FR. ARISTON L. SISON JR., SCSL (Diocese of Cubao) Audio Visual Techniques, Movie Appreciation (SY 1992–1993, 1993–1994) Mass Media and the Social Apostolate of the Church (SY 1995–1996 to present)

FR. DENNIS SORIANO (Diocese of Cubao) Latin (SY 2001–2002 to 2005–2006)

MSGR. RAMON TIRAÑA, HP, Ph.L, STh.L (Diocese of Bacolod) (†) College Theology (SY 1985–1986, 1986–1987)

FR. JOSE PEREGRINO TOMAS (Diocese of Novaliches) History of Philosophy (SY 1994–1995, 1995–1996) Christian Maturity and Living (SY 1994–1995 to 1999–2000) Catholic Doctrines (SY 1996–1997 to 1998–1999, 2000–2001) Medieval Philosophy (SY 1996–1997, 1997–1998) Modern Philosophy (SY 1996–1997) Solfeggio (SY 1997–1998 to 2001–2002) College Theology (SY 1999–2000 to 2001–2002) Seminary Formation (SY 1999–2000)

MOST REV. MYLO HUBERT VERGARA, STh.D (Diocese of San Jose, NE) College Algebra and Trigonometry (SY 1985–1986) Philosophical Anthropology (SY 1995–1996, 1997–1998 to 1999–2000)

Religious Priests

FR. ERNESTO ARCEO, OP, PhD Medieval Philosophy (SY 1997–1998) Salvation History (SY 1998–1999)

FR. SEBASTIAN FRANCISCO BACATAN JR., AM, PhD Introduction to the Bible (SY 1996–1997, 1997–1998)

FR. VICTOR BADILLO, SJ, PhD Introduction to the Physical Sciences (SY 1975–1976) Astronomy (SY 1976–1977 to 1980–1981, 1982–1983 to 1985–1986)

FR. LINO BANAYAD, SJ (†) Fundamentals of Catechetics (SY 1976–1977 to 1978–1979, 1980–1981) Religious Education (SY 1981–1982, 1982–1983)

FR. LEON CORNEROTTE, CICM, Ph.L (†) Cosmology (SY 1974–1975, 1976–1977, 1978–1979 to 1980–1981, 1982–1983 to 1986–1987) Theodicy (SY 1974–1975, 1976–1977, 1978–1979 to 1986–1987) Logic (SY 1981–1982 to 1986–1987) Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion (SY 1982–1983 to 1986–1987)

FR. NICASIO CRUZ, SJ, MA, STh.L Audio-Visual Techniques in Evangelization (SY 1979–1980, 1980–1981, 1982–1983 to 1988–1989)

FR. LUIS S. DAVID, SJ, PhD Contemporary Philosophy (SY 2008–2009 to present) Modern Philosophy (SY 2009–2010 to present)

FR. GERARD DECAESTECKER, CICM, PhD (†) Logic, Metaphysics (SY 1974–1975 to 1976–1977) Epistemology (SY 1974–1975 to 1977–1978) History of Philosophy (SY 1974–1975 to 1978–1979)

FR. GABRIEL FLORES, RCJ, Ph.L, STh.L Oriental Philosophy (SY 1997–1998 to 1999–2000)

FR. ENRICO GONZALES, OP, PhD Philosophy of Science (SY 1997–1998) Metaphysics (SY 1998–1999)

FR. FELICIANO MANALILI, OCSO Logic, English (SY 1978–1979, 1979–1980) Epistemology, Latin (SY 1980–1981)

FR. FRANCIS TE MARVELDE, CICM, MS (†) Latin (SY 1974–1975, 1977–1978 to 1980–1981, 1982–1983 to 1997–1998) Religious Psychology (SY 1974–1975 to 1976–1977) College Theology (SY 1977–1978, 1983–1984, 1984–1985) Basic Orientation (SY 1978–1980, 1980–1981, 1982–1983)

FR. RODOLFO SICIO, OSA, STL, MA, Ph.B Advanced Spanish, Philippine Literature in Spanish (SY 1975–1976)

FR. JAN VAN DE STEEN, CICM, MA (†) Music (SY 1985–1986, 1986–1987)

FR. JOHN ZWAENEPOEL, CICM, PhD (†) Philosophical Anthropology (SY 1974–1975 to 1977–1978) History of Philosophy (SY 1974–1975, 1975–1976) Ethics, Ethical Anthropology (SY 1974–1975 to 1977–1978, 1982–1983 to 1992–1993) Social Philosophy (SY 1976–1977 to 1980–1981, 1982–1983 to 1992–1993) 20th Century Philosophy (SY 1976–1977, 1977–1978, 1981–1982, 1982–1983 to 1986–1987) General Psychology (SY 1978–1979 to 1980–1981) Phenomenological Psychology (SY 1981–1982 to 1992–1993)

Religious Brothers and Sisters

SR. CELINE BELEN, CFIC, BM, MA Music (SY 1987–1988)

SR. FELICIDAD DACAYANAN, MIC, MS, PhD Social Encyclicals (SY 1975–1976)

SR. ROSALYN DOROMAL, DC Religious Education (SY 1982–1983)

SR. ANGELINA FERNANDO, RVM Music (SY 1992–1993, 1993–1994)

SR. MA. HARRIET HORMILLOSA, SSJ, MA World Literature (SY 1983–1984)

SR. MILAGROS IBAÑEZ, DSP Audio-Visual Techniques in Catechetics (SY 1978–1979)

SR. ANGELITA MARAVE, MACE, STh.L English Grammar and Composition, Catholic Doctrines, Religious Education (SY 1993–1994) Initiation to the Gospels (SY 1995–1996)

SR. LYDIA PAOLA MARAVE, MACE, PhD Catholic Doctrines (SY 1991–1992, 1992–1993) Initiation to the Gospels (SY 1995–1996, 1996–1997) Thesis Writing (SY 1997–1998, 1998–1999, 2000–2001 to 2004–2005) Logic (SY 1998–1999, 2000–2001, 2001–2002)

SR. ROCIANA MENDOZA, ICM, MA Introduction to Biological Sciences (SY 1978–1979)

SR. GRACIANA RAYMUNDO, DC, MA Music (SY 1974–1975 to 1977–1978, 1981–1982 to 1986–1987)

SR. GEORGINA SANDICO, DC Religious Education (SY 1982–1983)

SR. MA. LUCIANA SARMIENTO, DSP Religious Psychology (SY 1979–1980) Religious Education (SY 1980–1981, 1981–1982)

SR. VICTORIA TERRENATE, SSJ, MA Trigonometry (SY 1979–1980)

BR. ENRIQUE LAZATIN, FSC, MA Cosmology, Religious Education (SY 1975–1976)

FRA. JOAQUIN PREYSLER, OSB Physical Education (SY 1979–1980)

Lay Professors

MRS. SANDRA ABAD SANTOS Human Values (SY 1997–1998 to 2003–2004) Christian Values (SY 1998–1999 to 2000–2001)

MR. PERFECTO ABAYAN, PhD (†) Economics (SY 1993–1994 to 2006–2007) Sociology (SY 1995–1996 to 2006–2007) Philippine History (SY 2000–2001)

MS. JO ABERIA Sociology (SY 1983–1984)

MR. REYNALDO AGUILAR, MA Filipino (SY 1978–1979 to 1981–1982)

MR. LEOPOLDE ALMONTE, BS Biology, Zoology (SY 1985–1986)

MRS. NINA ANACLETO Filipino, Speech (SY 1986–1987)

MRS. MARIBEL MIGUEL-ARARAO, BM Music (SY 2002–2003 to present)

MRS. CONSUELO ASIS, MS, MAT (†) Botany (SY 1984–1985)

CAPT. DANILO BAGUIO, PA Military Science (SY 1995–1996, 1996–1997)

1LT. ALFREDO BAJARO, PA, BSBA Military Science (SY 1986–1987)

CAPT. ELEODORO BALMATER, PA Military Science (SY 1984–1985, 1985–1986)

MRS. HERMINIA BALASTIGUE Mathematics (SY 1980–1981)

MS. MA. LOURDES BERNADETTE BANSON Human Values (SY 1994–1995, 1995–1996, 1997–1998)

MS. MARIETTA BAUTISTA, MA Elementary Statistics (SY 1985–1986 to 1988–1989) Algebra (SY 1986–1987 to 1988–1989)

MRS. JOSEFINA BEJASA English (SY 2001–2002)

MR. BENJAMIN BERNALES, PhD cand. General Sociology, Social Problems (SY 1989–1990 to 1993–1994)

MR. YOLANDO BERONQUE, PhD College Algebra (SY 1980–1981)

MR. CELESTINO BIOCO, MA Sociology (SY 1982–1983 to 1984–1985)

MS. PAULITA BONIFACIO (†) Speech and Drama, Oral Interpretation (SY 1987–1988 to 1989–1990)

MS. MARIVIC BONTO-KANE, MA Psychology (SY 1983–1984 to 1986–1987)

MR. JOSE BOTIN, BS Introduction to Biological Science (SY 1979–1980)

MRS. LIGLIWA F. CAINDEC Introduction to Biological Sciences (SY 1980–1981)

MR. CELSO CAINGLET, Ph.L Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy (1998–1999 to present) Philosophy of Science (SY 2003–2004 to present)

ENGR. MEDWIN CALIWANAGAN Practical Arts (SY 1995–1996 to 2004–2005)

LTC. VIRGILIO CAPATI, PA Military Science (SY 1997–1998 to 1999–2000)

MRS. ZINNIA CARIASA-ARCINUE Psychology, Statistics (SY 1982–1983)

MR. CAMILO CASALS, MPS, MA units Economics (SY 1989–1990 to 1992–1993)

MR. BENJAMIN CASTILLO, BSE (†) Physical Education (SY 1975–1976 to 1978–1979)

MRS. MARIFEL CASTRICIONES Basic Faith Catechism, Challenges of the Philippine Church Today (SY 2009–2010 to present)

MS. HONORINA ROWENA CASTRO, MA units English Grammar (SY 1994–1995)

MS. JOCELYN CELIS, M.Ed Fundamentals of Catechetics (SY 1995–1996)

MRS. DIANA CERDA English (SY 2000–2001, 2001–2002)

ATTY. JOSE CERVANIA, LL.B, MA Spanish 1 & 2 (SY 1974–1975)

MRS. GERRIE AN CHENG, MA cand. General Psychology (SY 1994–1995)

MR. WILSON CHUA, MA Political Science, Philippine History (SY 1985–1986, 1986–1987)

ATTY. RONY CIRILOS, LLB Political Science and Rizal (SY 1989–1990 to 1994–1995) Philippine History (SY 1989–1990)

MS. MA. TERESA CONDE, BSE English Grammar (SY 1995–1996, 1996–1997)

MRS. FLORENCIA CORPUZ, MA cand. College Algebra (SY 1994–1995, 1995–1996)

MR. RODRIGO CORPUZ Physical Education (SY 1985–1986 to present)

MS. MILA CORTEZ, MA English (SY 1995–1996 to 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2000–2001) Self-Discovery, Group Processing (SY 1995–1996 to 1999–2000)

MR. ARSENIO CRISOSTOMO, BM Music (SY 2000–2001 to present)

MRS. LOURDES DALUPAN, MA Spanish and English (SY 1975–1976 to 1979–1980)

MS. MARY ANN DALUPAN, MA cand.. Group Dynamics (SY 1990–1991 to 1992–1993)

MS. VICITACION R. DE LA TORRE, MA (Lingui) English Composition, Philippine Literature, Drama, Poetry (SY 1974–1975)

Mr. JESUS ANGELO DELA CRUZ Religious Education (SY 2000–2001, 2001–2002, 2002–2003)

MS. KREMHILDA DIDELES, MAT College Algebra, Physics (SY 1985–1986, 1986–1987) Earth and Universe, Trigonometry (SY 1986–1987)

MRS. NANETTE GARCIA-DUNGO, PhD Sociology (SY 2006–2007 to present) Economics (SY 2007–2008 to present)

MRS. AMY TOLOSA-DUREMDES, MA Marriage and Family Life (SY 1989–1990)

MRS. NARITA TANCHOCO-ELLAR, MA General Psychology (SY 1992–1993 to present) Social Psychology (SY 1992–1993 to 2004–2005) Self-Discovery, Group Processing (SY 1997–1998)

MRS. BABY CARILLO-ENDAYA Catechetics (SY 1976–1977 to 1979–1980)

MR. DANIEL ESCASA, BS Statistics, Trigonometry, Introduction to Biological Sciences, College Algebra (SY 1984–1985)

MRS. NENITA OBAN-ESCASA, Litt.B, MA English (SY 1981–1982 to 1993–1994, 2002–2003 to present) Filipino (SY 1984–1985, 1985–1986, 1987–1988, 1988–1989)

MRS. LINDA FABULA, MA College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics (SY 1996–1997 to present)

MR. REYNALDO FAJARDO, MA Philippine Constitution (SY 1981–1982 to 1984–1985) Asian History (SY 1983–1984, 1984–1985)

MRS. ALBINA FERNANDEZ, MIR English (SY 1981–1982, 1982–1983)

MRS. APRICINIA FERNANDEZ, Litt.B English (SY 1975–1976 to 1979–1980, 1981–1982, 1982–1983) Sociology (SY 1975–1976 to 1979–1980)

MR. LIGORIO FERNANDEZ, BSE Laboratory Physics (SY 1974–1975)

MR. PASCUAL FERNANDEZ, BSC Music (SY 1978–1979)

MRS. GILDA GARBANZOS General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology (SY 1980–1981)

MR. JESUS GARCIA, MS Zoology, Botany (SY 1975–1976, 1976–1977) Chemistry (SY 1975–1976)

MR. JOSE GARCIA, MA Audio-Visual Techniques in Evangelization, Movie Appreciation (SY 1989–1990) Arts (SY 1990–1991)

MS. NIEVES GONZAGA, MS, PhD units General Psychology, Social Psychology (SY 1986–1987, 1989–1990)

MS. CYNTHIA GREGORIO, PhD Earth and Universe (SY 1989–1990)

MS. ELAINE ILAGAN, MA units Human Relations Development (SY 1988–1989) Social Psychology, Self-Discovery, Group Dynamics and Functioning (SY 1989–1990) Human Formation Program (SY 1993–1994, 1994–1995)

MS. REMEDIOS ISLETA, BM Music (SY 1980–1981 to 1984–1985)

MR. PREM JESUS JESSWANI, MS, MBA Asian History (SY 1992–1993 to 1998–1999) Philippine History (SY 1992–1993 to present) Rizal (SY 2000–2001 to present)

MRS. CORAZON JOCANO Botany, Zoology (SY 1979–1980)

MS. ELFRIDA JORGE, BSE Religious Education (SY 1983–1984, 1985–1986)

MR. FERNANDO JOSEF Humanities (SY 2007–2008 to present)

LTC. JAMES JOVEN, PA Military Science (SY 1994–1995, 1995–1996)

MRS. MA. ARACELI CARRASCO-JULIANO, Ed.D (†) Botany (SY 1980–1981 to 1983–1984) Zoology (SY 1980–1981, 1982–1983 to 1984–1985)

MS. EDNA LACERNA, MAT units College Algebra and Trigonometry (SY 1992–1993, 1993–1994)

MR. JOEY LAPEÑA Youth Ministry (SY 1986–1987)

MS. ADELINA LARDIZABAL (†) Filipino (SY 1979–1980 to 1981–1982)

MR. DOMINGO LITONG, MS Trigonometry (SY 1987–1988, 1988–1989) Physics (SY 1988–1989)

MS. JOAQUINA LUCAS, PhD Spanish (SY 1978–1979, 1979–1980)

MRS. IMELDA MARTIREZ-MANALO, MA units Spanish (SY 1993–1994 to present)

MRS. ASUNCION DAVID-MARAMBA, MA Philippine Literature, Essay Writing (SY 1983–1984 to 1988–1989) Introduction to Literature (SY 1989–1990 to 1995–1996)

MRS. BRENILDA MEDINA, MA units English (SY 2002–2003 to present)

MR. PEDRO MEDINA, BS Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Astronomy, Geology (SY 1974–1975)

MS. ESCOLASTICA MEJIA, MST cand. Earth and Universe (SY 1990–1991)

MR. JOSELITO MENDOZA, MS Botany, Biology (SY 1977–1978)

MRS. FRANCES MORILLO, MA Arts Appreciation (SY 1981–1982, 1984–1985) General Sociology (SY 1981–1982) Survey of Literary Types (SY 1984–1985)

MS. MA. CLEOFA NATIVIDAD, MA Asian History, Rizal (SY 1985–1986)

MRS. DERLY NAVARRO, MA, STL cand. Oriental Philosophy (SY 1988–1989 to 1994–1995) Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Cosmology (SY 1989–1990 to 1994–1995)

MS. GLORIA NAYAL, MA General Sociology, Social Problems (SY 1984–1985 to 1988–1989)

MAJ. ARMANDO NIDUAZA, PA Military Science (SY 2000–2001)

MR. JOSE OCAMPO, MA 1983–1984 Humanities, Filipino

MRS. CARMEN CARIÑO-PADIERNOS, Ed.D Filipino (SY 2008–2009)

ATTY. ANTONIO PAGSIBIGAN, LLB Philippine Government with Constitution (SY 1986–1987, 1987–1988, 1996–1997 to present) Philippine History (SY 1987–1988) Rizal (SY 1997–1998 to 1999–2000)

MS. BLANDINA PANELO, PhD Educational Methodology (SY 2001–2002 to present) Thesis Writing (SY 2005–2006)

MR. LUCIO PARADO English Grammar (SY 1997–1998 to 1999–2000)

MR. POLICARPIO PEREGRINO, MA, Ed.D Filipino (SY 1981–1982, 1989–1990 to 1994–1995) Social Psychology (SY 1982–1983)

MS. CONNIE RAYMUNDO Drama and Humanities (SY 2006–2007, 1st semester)

MS. CAROLINE JOAN PICART-RIVERA, MA Earth and Universe (SY 1987–1988) Astronomy (SY 1988–1989)

MR. NICANOR POBLACION, MA cand. General Psychology, Social Psychology (SY 1990–1991)

MS. MA. SANITA QUILATAN Fundamentals of Catechetics (SY 1995–1996)

MS. LUISA QUIRUBIN, MA Group Dynamics (SY 1975–1976)

MRS. AURORA RAMIREZ, BSES, M.Ed Psychology of the Handicapped and Disabled (SY 1986–1987)

MR. BENJAMIN RAMOS Filipino (SY 1982–1983)

MS. DIGNA RAMOS, MAT College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics (SY 1989–1991)

MRS. LORETO ROMUALDEZ-RAMOS, MA (†) Spanish (SY 1982–1983 to 1993–1994)

Mr. BENEDICTO RAYCO, MA English (SY 1987–1988)

MS. BELEN REAMBULO, PhD Educational Psychology (SY 1978–1979, 1979–1980) Spanish (SY 1979–1980)

MRS. CECILIA REYES, BM Music (SY 1988–1989)

MRS. MYDEE REYES, MA Spanish, Educational Psychology (SY 1976–1977, 1977–1978)

MR. REYNALDO RIVERA, BSN General Psychology (SY 1981–1982)

MR. VICTOR RIVERA, BSE Economics (SY 1976–1989)

MRS. ESTELITA ROCHA English (SY 1999–2000 to 2001–2002) Art Appreciation (SY 2005–2006) Drama and Humanities (SY 2004–2005)

MR. NOEL SALALIMA, BS Biology, Botany (SY 1986–1987)

MS. NOEMI SALAMANCA-JASARENO, BS Mathematics, Physics (SY 1983–1984)

COL. GAUDENCIO SAN JUAN, PA Military Science (SY 1989–1990, 1990–1991)

MR. JOSE SANCHEZ, MA Music, Judo (SY 1982–1983 to 1984–1985)

MRS. ALMA SANTIAGO-ESPARTINEZ, PhD Philosophical Anthropology (SY 1994–1995 to 1996–1997) Logic (SY 1994–1995 to 1999–2000, 2002–2003 to 2006–2007) Metaphysics (SY 1994–1995) History of Philosophy, Oriental Philosophy (SY 1995–1996, 1996–1997) Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy (SY 1997–1998)

MRS. FELICIANA SANTOS, MA Philippine History, Rizal, Philippine Government with Constitution, Sociology (SY 1975–1976 to 1980–1981) Asian Civilization, World History (SY 1980–1981)

MS. ROSARIO SANTOS Religious Education (SY 1984–1985 to 1986–1987)

MS. MITCHI SATURAY Drama and Humanities (SY 2005–2006)

MRS. PEGGY ANNE SILVA-STEVENSON Speech (SY 1986–1987)

MS. NOENA SURMIEDA Religious Education (SY 1997–1998, 1998–1999)

MRS. LETICIA CORPUZ-SYQUIA Reading and Comprehension (SY 2007–2008 to present) Human Values (SY 2005–2006, 2006–2007)

MRS. NARCISA TABIRARA English (SY 1998–1999 to 2002–2003)

MR. JOHN ERNESTO TOBIAS, RN Genetics, Human Biology (SY 1974–1975)

MS. ELEONOR TRINIDAD Humanities (SY 1985–1986 to 1987–1988) Asian History, Rizal (SY 1986–1987 to 1988–1989)

MS. FLORINA VALDEZ, MA Speech (SY 1982–1983 to 1984–1985)

MRS. CARMEN DIAZ VENTANILLA, MA Spanish (SY 1980–1981, 1981–1982)

MRS. ELVIRA VICTORIA English (SY 1983–1984 to 1985–1986, 1992–1993 to 1999–2000)

CAPT. LLORETO VILLACARLOS, PA Military Science (SY 2001–2002)

BRO. REYNALDO YAGO, OSF, MS, PhD units Botany (SY 1989–1990 to present) Biology, Earth and Universe (SY 1991–1992 to present)

MRS. EMMA RUIVIVAR-YEUNG, MA College Algebra and Trigonometry (SY 1975–1976 to 1978–1979)

MRS. GERTRUDES ZAIDE, MA Filipino (SY 1994–1995 to 2007–2008)

MR. CHRIS ZABALA Drama and Humanities (SY 2006–2007, 2nd semester)

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