The names of the newly elected officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Permanent Council are now out.
CBCP News released the list Thursday, July 8.
Below is the list:
President: Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan
Vice President: Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara of Pasig
Treasurer: Archbishop John Du of Palo
Secretary General: Msgr. Bernardo Pantin
Asst. Sec. General/Asst. Treasurer: Fr. Carlo Del Rosario
North: Archbishop Ricardo Baccay of Tuguegarao
Southwest: Bishop Dennis Villarojo
Central: Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga
Southeast: Archbishop Gilbert Garcera of Lipa
South: Bishop Jose Bantolo of Masbate
Eastern & Central: Bishop Patrick Daniel Parcon of Talibon
West: Bishop Louie Galbines of Kabankalan
North: Archbishop Jose Cabantan of Cagayan de Oro
South: Bishop Abel Apigo of MatI
The president and the vice-president are elected for two-year terms and can serve for a minimum of two terms. By tradition, they are reelected for their second and last term.
In CBCP history, members of the permanent council enjoy two terms in office, with the vice president normally succeeding the president when his term expires.
The new officers of the CBCP were elected during the bishops Plenary Assembly which started Thursday.
They will serve from Dec. 1, 2021 to Nov. 30, 2023.