COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No.  805        Diocese of Marbel, Philippines             11 February 2015



A. Who are the poor?

B. Responsible persons/groups

C. Possible Programs for Implementation

(1) Thrust 1: Education/formation

(2) Thrust 2: Liturgy

(3) Thrust 3: Social Action

a. Program for continuing awareness on Social issues

  • Seminars/lectures on: Women and children rights, gender sensitivity, anti-bullying, human trafficking.

b. Program for Dysfunctional Families (separated parents, broken homes, single parents, live-in partners)

  • Provide venues for the transformation of dysfunctional families
  • Identify dysfunctional families in your area
  • Invite them to formation programs
  • Invite them to small group sessions for sharing of experience
  • Form facilitators, counselors and mentors.

c. Program for street children (abandoned, abused and run-away)

  • Raise people’s awareness on the prevailing street children problem
  • Increase awareness on humanitarian and legal processes in facilitating referral of street children to institutional care
  • Encourage parishioners to support the program of existing institutional care
  • Parish-based information drive using the multi-media
  • Invite street children to give testimonies about their lives and experiences
  • Produce video clips on the status of street children as IEC material to be used in the GKKs’ formation program, RO&Ms and ministries.
  • Parish appeal for support to the existing institutional care.

d. Program for children in conflict with the law (CICL)

  • Gather information and facts on CICL in the detention centers in your municipality/parish.
  • Identify and connect with the families and related government and non-government agencies for possible intervention and diversion distance.
  • PSAC should participate in membership in special bodies in the barangay, municipal and provincial levels.

e. Program for the Youth

  • Provide areas of collaboration among Church-based youth organizations
  • Conduct zonal youth summit that focuses on personal and communitarian development of youth in relation to God, self, other youth, society and environment.

f. Program for the IPs (displaced and marginalized IPs)

  • Empower IP leaders in addressing issues and concerns affecting their lives.
  • Organize, form and educate IPs on IPRA and other related laws.
  • Continue education of IPs on issues related to ancestral domain, IP governance and participation in LGU special bodies and on the rights and duties of IPs.
  • Facilitate IPs to access government services and assistance (SSS, Philhealth, etc) and assist them in procuring necessary documents.
  • Identify and consult government agencies directly involved with IP concern.

g. Program for Forms

  • Introduce farmers to organic and diversified farming technology and provide them with alternative technology and provide them with alternative livelihood opportunities.
  • Conduct hands on seminar-workshop on organic and diversified farming and alternative livelihood programs.

h. Program for fisherfolks

  • Introduce fisherfolks to sustainable fishing technology.
  • Identify and organize fisherfolk in your parish.
  • Form fisherfolks association and groupings.

i. Program for labor groups

  • Popularize labor issues and concerns.

j. Lobby labor concerns to concerned government agencies.


  1. Select programs that can be implemented in your parish.
  2. Add these programs to the usual activities of your parish.
  3. Incorporate these programs in your IPPP.

Fr. Romeo Buenaobra – Vicar General

  1. Participants: PPC, TRICOM. Total = 118.

Allah Valley Area

Banga – 8.  Surallah – 6.  Norala – 5.  Sto. Niño – 5.  Lake Sebu – 3.

Koronadal Valley Area

Tupi – 7.  Tampakan – 5.  Cannery – 4.  Marbel – 4.  Sagrada Familia – 4.  Tantangan – 4.  Polomolok – 3.

Metro Dadiangas Area

Lagao – 9.  Bula – 6.  Calumpang – 5.  Dadiangas – 5.  Fatima – 4.  St. Michael Archangel – 4.


Maasim – 7.  Milbuk – 5.


Malapatan – 6.  Alabel – 5.  Glan – 4.

Parishes not represented:

Kiamba,  Malungon, Maitum, T’boli.

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Bishop Dinualdo D. Gutierrez is the Bishop of the Diocese of Marbel
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