Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao

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Diocese of Cubao

Dioecesis Cubaoensis

Diyosesis ng Cubao
Diócesis de Cubao
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Cubao.svg
Civitas Supra Montem Posita
("A City Set on a Hill")
Country Philippines
TerritoryQuezon City - District 1
Quezon City - District 3 (except Barangays Matandang Balara, Ugong Norte and Camp Aguinaldo)
Quezon City - District 4
Ecclesiastical provinceManila
Area76 km2 (29 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,142,044 (88%)
Parishes46 (45 full-fledged parishes, 1 quasi-parish)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established28 June 2003
CathedralImmaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Current leadership
BishopHonesto F. Ongtioco
Metropolitan ArchbishopLuis Antonio Tagle
Vicar GeneralSteven C. Zabala

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao (Latin: Dioecesis Cubaoensis) is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The diocese was created by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 2003 by virtue of Papal Bull Quo Satius Provideretur,[1] and was canonically erected on August 28, 2003, from the Archdiocese of Manila. The diocese previously existed as the Ecclesiastical District of Quezon-City South, which was renamed the district of Cubao in 2002.

The diocese is composed of 45 full-fledged parishes (three of which are national shrines), one quasi-parish, and one non-parochial diocesan shrine, as subdivided into six vicariates.

Territorial Jurisdiction[edit]

The diocese comprises the southern part of Quezon City, starting from Tandang Sora Avenue and Mactan Street leading throughout the south of the city. particularly the three (3) legislative districts of the city in the south: District 1 (all barangays), District 3 (except Barangays Camp Aguinaldo, Matandang Balara and Mary, Queen of Peace Shrine in Brgy. Ugong Norte along EDSA-Ortigas), and District 4 (except the lower part of Barangay Bagong Lipunan ng Crame), with some barangays from District 6, namely Barangay Sangandaan, Baesa, Apolonio Samson, Unang Sigaw, Balon-bato (or Balumbato), New Era, and Culiat (only southern portion across Tandang Sora Avenue).

Camp Aguinaldo and the portion of Crame south of Bonny Serrano Avenue, with Veterans Memorial Medical Center along North Avenue, Project 6, are under the jurisdiction of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, whereas Mary, Queen of Peace Shrine[2] along EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Barangay Ugong Norte, belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila and Barangay Matandang Balara under the Diocese of Novaliches.


The Diocese of Cubao was created by Pope John Paul II’s papal bull Quo Satius Provideretur on June 28, 2003. The new local church constitutes the southern part of Quezon City, starting from Tandang Sora Avenue and Mactan Street extending southward. Honesto "Ness" F. Ongtioco, DD, STL, Bishop of Balanga was named first diocesan bishop of Cubao. The new Diocese of Cubao was canonically erected on August 28, 2003, and Bishop Ongtioco was installed in the presence of Antonio Franco, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Manila Cardinal Archbishop Jaime Sin and numerous bishops. The Parish of the Immaculate Conception along 39 Lantana Street, Barangay Immaculate Conception, Cubao, Quezon City, was proclaimed the cathedral and seat of the diocese.


Order Episcopate Coat of Arms Name Place of birth Age at start/end of episcopacy Notes
1 28 August 2003
– present
(15 years, 109 days)
Coat of arms of Honesto Ongtioco.svg Honesto Flores Ongtioco San Fernando, Pampanga 54 / — First bishop of the Diocese of Cubao, also the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Malolos following the death of its Bishop Jose F. Oliveros.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Quo Satius Provideretur" (in Latin). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. June 28, 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
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Coordinates: 14°37′19″N 121°02′37″E / 14.6220°N 121.0435°E / 14.6220; 121.0435