Singing Priests of Tagbilaran

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Singing Priests of Tagbilaran
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The Singing Priests of Tagbilaran or SPOT
Background information
Origin Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Genres Religious
Pop
Jazz
Years active 1998–present
Labels DartPro, LLC
Associated acts Chorus Paulinus
Singing Priests of San Francisco
Website Singing Priests of Tagbilaran
Members 2003
Arnold Zamora
Melchisedech E. Monreal
Irvin B. Garsuta
Justino H. Estoque, Jr.
Bonifacio G. Espeleta, Jr.
Jeffrey P. Malanog
Joseph Swanee Skelton, Jr.
Past members 1998
Arnold Zamora
Melchisedech E. Monreal
Justino H. Estoque, Jr.
Bonifacio G. Espeleta, Jr.
Jeffrey P. Malanog
Petronilo "Jun" Ligtas, Jr.
The Singing Priests of Tagbilaran.
The Singing Priests of Tagbilaran w/ the accused child molester Joseph Skelton in a photoshopped image of the group by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.

The Singing Priests of Tagbilaran or SPOT is a group of Catholic priests from Bohol, Philippines. In addition to preaching sermons they also evangelize from the stage in songs and dances.

The Singing Priests of Tagbilaran were formed in 1998 by Paring Bol-anon Fathers Arnold Zamora, Melchisedech "Edick" E. Monreal, Justino "Loy" H. Estoque, Jr., Bonifacio "Boy" G. Espeleta, Jr., Jeffrey "Oloy" P. Malanog and Petronilo "Jun" Ligtas, Jr.


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Joseph Swanee Skelton, Jr.[edit]

Fr. Skelton is an American from the musical city of Detroit, Michigan, United States. He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Tagbilaran in Bohol on June 5, 2001. He is a gospel singer who has had many years of professional concert performances and recordings both in the U.S. and the Philippines since thirteen (13) years old. He was a member of the Donald Vails Choraleers, a Gospel music singing choir that is now in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He has been a guest soloist on a number of albums, one being the Lead Me, Guide Me project of GIA Publications. Fr. Skelton has traveled with Bro. Bo Sanchez, a Catholic lay-evangelist to many of the provinces in the Philippines to lead masses in Praise and Worship. He has a solo album under Praise Records, Inc. entitled "Through Jesus We Have Victory", and he has been a guest soloist on countless albums as well as a featured singer on a number of music videos from RPN-9 Manila to CCTN-Channel 47 in Cebu City. Fr. Skelton's R & B style coupled with his Spirit-filled sharings help to make any concert a real encounter with the Living God. He is currently serving in Santa Monica Parish of the Diocese of Tagbilaran, in Alburquerque, Bohol, Philippines. Rev. Joseph Skelton, Jr., still in active ministry with young people in the Philippines, although the bishop of Tagbilaran and the Philippine bishops' conference were made aware that Skelton had been convicted of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old boy in the Detroit MI archdiocese in 1988.[1][2][2][3]

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