Decisions And Resolutions Made During The 115th CBCP Plenary Assembly

July 8-10, 2017

  1. The election of the new officers of the CBCP had the following results:

NEWLY ELECTED CBCP OFFICERS

01 December 2017 – 30 November 2019

President                                  :          Abp. Romulo G. Valles

Vice President                          :          Bp. Pablo Virgilio S. David

Treasurer                                 :          Abp. John F. Du

Secretary General                     :          Rev. Fr. Marvin S. Mejia

Regional Representatives

Luzon:

North               :           Abp. Marlo M. Peralta

Central             :           Bp. Ruperto C. Santos

South               :           Bp. Jose R. Rojas

Southeast         :           Bp. Victor C. Ocampo

Southwest         :           Bp. Reynaldo G. Evangelista

Visayas:

East                 :           Bp. Isabelo C. Abarquez

West                :           Abp. Jose F. Advincula

Mindanao:

North               :           Abp. Martin S. Jumoad

South               :           Abp. Romulo T. dela Cruz

Chairmen of the Episcopal Commissions, Committees and Offices:

Episcopal Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities  Bp. Jose A. Cabantan

Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate  Bp. Sofronio A. Bancud, SSS

Episcopal Office on Bioethics  Bp. Ricardo L. Baccay

Episcopal Commission on Canon Law  Bp. Jacinto A. Jose

Episcopal Com. on Catechesis and Catholic Education  Bp. Roberto C. Mallari

Episcopal Commission on Clergy  Bp. Buenaventura M. Famadico

Episcopal Commission on Cultural Heritage of the Church Bp. Julito B. Cortes

Episcopal Commission on Culture  Bp. Elenito D. Galido

Episcopal Commission on Doctrine of the Faith  Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI

Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs   Bp. Angelito R. Lampon, OMI

Episcopal Commission on Family and Life  Bp. Gilbert A. Garcera

Episcopal Commission on Health Care  Bp. Patricio A. Buzon, SDB

Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples  Bp. Prudencio P. Andaya, CICM

Permanent Committee on Intern’l. Eucharistic Congresses Abp. Jose S. Palma

Episcopal Com. on Inter-religious Dialogue  Bp. Emmanuel T. Cabajar, CSsR

Episcopal Commission on the Laity  Bp. Broderick S. Pabillo

Episcopal Commission on Liturgy  Bp. Victor B. Bendico

Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People   Bp. Ruperto C. Santos

Episcopal Commission on Mission   Bp. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD

Episcopal Commission on Mutual Relations  Abp. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ

Episcopal Commission on Pontificio Collegio Filippino  Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle

Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care  Bp. Joel Z. Baylon

Permanent Committee on Public Affairs   Bp. Reynaldo G. Evangelista

Episcopal Commission on Seminaries  Bp. Gerardo A. Alminaza

Episcopal Com. on Social Action, Justice and Peace  Abp. Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD

Episcopal Commission on Social Communications  Bp. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara

Episcopal Commission on Vocations   Bp. David William V. Antonio

Episcopal Office on Women  Abp. Jose F. Advincula, Jr.

Episcopal Commission on Youth  Bp. Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD

  1. The 116th Plenary Assembly will be on January 27-29, 2018 while the Bishops Seminar which will be joined with the Seminar for the Seminary Formators on the new Ratio Fundamentalis will be from January 22-25, 2018. The venue is tentatively at the IEC Pavilion in Cebu City.
  2. At the request of the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE), Bp. Mallari, the body approved that there will be a National Second Collection every third Sunday of September for the needs of ECCCE.
  3. While the Episcopal Commission on Mission is the lead commission for the year 2021 Celebration with their main activity of a Mission Symposium on April 12-13, 2021 and Mission Congress on April 14-16, 2021, the Permanent Council will take the lead in involving other commissions for other activities that will be done throughout the year celebrating 500 years of Christianity.
  4. The body voted on the following liturgical prayers/texts:

1)    Prayers for the Feast of Jesus the Eternal High Priest

 2)    Gray Book – Order of Blessing of Oils for Catechumens, of the Sick, and Chrism

                 3)  Approval of the Pedro Calungsod Bible so that it will become the official Bible translation in Cebuano

4)  Approval that this Pedro Calungsod Bible will become the liturgical text for the Evangelary

  1. With 58 voting in favor, 10 not in favor and 1 abstained, the body voted not to increase the quota and to approve the 2018 Budget with a projected P 740,648.50 deficit.
  2. The body decided that the Manna Fund coming from the Archdiocese of Manila will continue to be used by the CBCP retroactive to 2010 and subject for review after five years.
  3. The body decided to create an ad-hoc committee which will review the quota based on per capita income of the diocese, population, inflation rates, etc. The committee is composed of Bp. Ruperto C. Santos as convenor, Bps. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB and Mylo Hubert C. Vergara.
  4. The body decided that the request of the PhilCCCRS be endorsed to the Commission on the Laity to study and to submit the latter’s their recommendation to the Permanent Council.
  5. The body issued the CBCP Statement on Marawi, Terrorism and Dialogue.

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