Council of the Laity, Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa

Official Name Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa Council of the Laity
Other Name or Acronym AVPP Layko


We envision ourselves as a community of disciples centered on Christ, animated by the Holy Spirit and guided by Mary, our Mother and model:

  • Where every Christian is an evangelized evangelizer;
  • Where the family as a domestic Church, serves as the foundation and agent of conversion, formation and renewal;
  • Where all, particularly the poor, shall be strengthened by a unifying compassion and empowered in a liberating justice;
  • Where we may all, as one body, build together a life integrated in our faith, founded on love, solidarity, righteousness and peace;
  • Where every Christian as a steward of our natural resources, is duty-bound to protect, conserve and promote the integrity of creation for the present and future generation.


  • Blessed with God’s gift of wisdom and fortitude and with our profound commitment to our vocation, we shall endeavor to attain this VISION by involving ourselves in an integral, continuing formation, leading to life of loving affirmation and faithful witnessing as individual, families and communities.
  • With steadfast spirit, and sharing in equal dignity, mission and responsibility with our clergy and religious, we shall actively participate in the task of building Basic Eclessial Communities, and engaging in vigorous and uncompromising implementation of the Acts and Decrees of the 2nd Plenary Council of the Philippines and the 1st Vicarial Pastoral Assembly of Palawan.
Year Established 1988
Composition of Membership


The Vicarial Council of the Laity is composed of presidents/ or representatives of the parish pastoral councils of the five metro parishes and presidents/ or representatives of the accredited lay organizations.
Main Activities


  • Christian Formation – sponsor monthly class on lay formation conducted by Bishop Pedro D. Arigo, D.D. attended by Layko members;
  • Advocacy – participate in mass actions for environmental causes where the vicariate is actively involved
Affiliations Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas- CBCP
Official Contact Address


Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa

Council of the Laity

AVPP Chancery Bldg., Taft St., Puerto Princesa City

Official Contact Numbers Telephone: (048) 433-2568 (Chancery)

Mobile: 0915-337-9121 (Sis. Lita Leonor)

Email Address


Official Seal of the Apostolic Vicariate

Current Officers


President             Sis. Lita Leonor

Vice President     Bro. Rolando Baldonado

Secretary             Sis. Rowena Pareja

Treasurer           Sis. Lita Bernardino

Auditor               Sis. Lopel Zapanta

PRO                   Bro. Rafael Escamilla


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