Archbishop Soc on humility: Say ‘please, thanks, sorry’ By: (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews) !

MANILA, March 11, 2015— Archbishop Socrates Villegas has passed on some words of wisdom to the faithful on how to be humble: say “please, thanks and sorry”.

In his webisode “The Light of Faith”, Villegas said to be “lowly of heart” is the only way “to see the face of God”.

“When we honour our Filipino saints, please ask them for the grace of humility to be able to say thank you, to be able to say please, and to be able to say I’m sorry without any hesitation and without any fear,” Villegas said.

However, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said, humility “is a very tricky issue”.

“If you know you’re honest and you say you’re honest, you’re honest. If you know you’re chaste, and you say you’re chaste, you’re chaste. But if you’re humble and you say you’re humble, you’re proud,” Villegas said. “So you’re humble not when you humble yourself but when you let others humiliate you and you bear it for Christ,” he added.

For the faithful to grow in humility and to see God, the archbishop said they must practice the expressions of courtesy, gratitude and contrition.

He encouraged the Filipinos to never feel too big to say “please”, not to be shy to say “I’m sorry”, and not to think it is unnecessary to say “thank you”.

According to him, saying please means you recognize that somebody is more powerful than you and that  “you cannot look boastful and look down on anyone because you’re a person in need”.

Those who say “thank you”, he added, are humble and happy people because the “fruit of humility is happiness”.

“People who are proud will always be unhappy,” Villegas said.

Villegas pointed said only the humble can say “sorry” and ask for forgiveness.

“When you say I’m sorry it doesn’t mean that I am wrong and you are right. When you say I’m sorry it only means I value our relationship so much that I will not discuss anymore who is wrong and who is right. I want to hasten the restoration and healing of our relationships,” he added.

“As you celebrate your being Filipino, as you take pride that we are Filipinos, be humble because the humble will be able to see the face of God,” Villegas also said. (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews) 

Information to the link: Bro. Edwin B. Ytac our CFD Dipolog Chapter President facebook timeline.


Sangka sa Katarungan of RMN Dipolog: Catholic Faith Defender Member Vs. Piniling Nasud nga giluwas ug gipahiuli, Inc Member!

Asking permission to Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, CFD on his facebook timeline via information to post the video to my blog ( and he answered automatically.

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To Listen the video (source: just click the link below:

Sangka sa Katarungan of RMN Dipolog is aired in every Sunday at 1:00-3:00pm after the program of Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, Sr. ( Ang Kahayag sa Pagtuong Katoliko) at 12:00-1:00pm of the same day. To the  Dipolog City, Dapitan City and other municipalities of Province of Zamboanga del Norte you can tune the program in DXDR 981 AM and 94.1 iFM in FM band on your radio. To other places outside of the province who cannot be reached in tuning the program you  can also listen the program. Just visit www. through live streaming. The host and moderator of the said program is also our brother in defending the faith (Catholic Faith Defenders of the Philippines, Inc formerly Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc. Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City Chapter Diocese of Dipolog) Bro. Kenneth Alvin Bustamante. Station Manager of RMN Dipolog is Sir. Melchor Coronel.


SEMANA SANTA SCHEDULE SA MGA ACOLYTES 2015 (Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City, Diocese of Dipolog)


7:10 AM- Bendita sa mga Lukay @ SVC Main Ground. After the blessing procession padulong sa katedral.
(Call time 6:45 AM dinha sa SVC Main Ground)
7:30 AM- Holy Mass
MARCH 31, 2015

4:30 PM- Chrism Mass (Call time sa mga acolytes mo serve 4:00 PM sa Katedral)


4:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Paghugas sa mga tiil sa mga apostoles. (Call time sa mga acolytes mo serve 4: 00 PM sa Sacristy mag abot)
APRIL 3, 2015 (FRIDAY)

5:00 TO 10: 00 AM

Estasyon Heneral libot sa Siyudad sa Dipolog

START AT Sr. Sto Niño Looc Chapel ( didto magsugod )

Note sa mga Acolytes: Sa gawas sa konvento mag abot mga 4:30 AM mga acolytes arun magdungan og lakaw sa Chapel. Ang uban og wla nka apas pwede pod mu adto nlang diritso sa chapel.
12:00 NOON : Seven Last Words (Voluntary sa mga gusto maminaw)
3:00 PM : Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion ( call time sa mga acolytes para mo serve kay mga 2:30 PM)
5:00 PM : Procession sa Santo Entiero entire Dipolog ( call time 4:30 PM sa katedral ra mag kita for acolytes)
7:00 to 8:00 PM- Procession sa Mahal nga Birhen dela Soledad ( Katedral ra mag kita mga acolytes)

5:00-10:00PM ( Pag- bag o sa kalayo ug tubig)
APRIL 5, 2015 (SUNDAY)

3:00 AM – Carro ni JESUS (procession sa Jesus Resucitado ug Mahal nga Birhen de Alegria)

Note sa mga acolytes:
Dunay mga acolytes mag assist sa procession didto sa DBP. (Call time 2:30 AM)
Dunay mga acolytes mag assist sa procession didto sa Mr. Donuts nga Tindahan. (Call time 2:30 AM)

3:30 AM – Sugat ( At Plaza Kiosko )
4:00 AM – Misa
Gikan sa Schedule sa Semana Santa 2015 Of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City

BY : NICHOLAI M. LUCEÑOS- Acolytes Secretary Cathedral Parish

New Bishop of Dipolog

Bishop Severo

Third Bishop of the See of Dipolog

Epsicopal Ordination
By David Capacio, FY 3
The Mahogany Publication
The Official Publication of Saint Mary’s Theologate, Gango, Ozamis City

On the Thirtieth (30th) day of October in the Year of the Lord Two Thousand and Fourteen (2014) at Nine (9:00) o’clock in the Morning, Thursday, in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Dipolog City, was the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of Episcopal Ordination and Canonical Taking-Possession of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Severo Cagatan Caermare, D.D., as the Third Bishop of the See of Dipolog.  He was conferred by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Giusseppe Pinto, D.D., Titular Archbishop of Pandosia, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines as the Principal Consecrator, His Excellency the Most Reverend Jose A. Cabantan, D.D., Bishop of Malaybalay as Co-Consecrator and His Excellency, the Most Reverend Jose R. Manguiran, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Dipolog as Co-Consecrator also together with His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., D.D. as the Homilist.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Dipolog City was filled with bishops, clergy, religious, lay faithful, family members, friends, parishioners, visitors and people from the different dioceses of DOPIM (Dipolog, Ozamis, Pagadian, Iligan and Marawi), other dioceses and places.  The preparation of the said big event was led by the Very Rev. Fr. Joel S. Montederamos together with the supports of the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Dipolog.  In the Eucharistic celebration with full gladness, excitement and joy for Most Rev. Severo C. Caermare to be consecrated as the new bishop of the See of Dipolog, Msgr. Emigdio Socias made the reading of the mandate of Apostolic See that commanded his episcopate.  In the homily of His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., D.D., he emphasized that the laying of hands of the Consecrators, pronouncing the prayer of consecration will let the Holy Spirit transform Most Rev. Fr. Caermare forever in which our human minds cannot understand.  He stated that Bishop Caermare’s ministry is truly a tremendous mystery and a gift because through him, Christ Himself as the High Priest, sanctifies His people, through him,  Christ Himself as the prophet, proclaims the Father’s reign of as King, leads His people on the way to eternal happiness in the Kingdom of God.  He then challenged Bishop Caermare that in his life and ministry, he must always be for the poor and to follow constantly the way of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.  He ended his homily with the aphorism of Pope Francis that goes, “The bishop will sometimes go before his people pointing the way and keeping their hope vibrant, at other times, he will simply be in their midst with his unassuring and merciful presence and yet at other times, he will have to walk after them, helping those who lag behind and above all allowing the flock to strike out on new paths”, and then giving the blessing of the Blessed Mother of God and Jesus Christ to guide him to become a Good Shepherd.  by then, Archbishop Giusseppe Pinto, D.D., expressed also a message of thanks for the 27 years of service rendered by Bishop Emeritus Jose R. Manguiran, D.D. to the See of Dipolog, offering his life to God and for the Church as a father and a pastor and urging Bishop Caermare to never lose his wonder of the plan of God.  After the message of Archbishop Pinto, Bishop Caermare went down and turned around the aisle of Cathedral to bless the people.  Subsequently, the new ordained Bishop Caermare delivered his message starting to express his motto, “Benedicam Dominum Semper” which means “I will bless the Lord always” adapted from Tobit 4, 19 and Psalm 34, 1.  He expressed his message with full of joy and gratitude and a little undeniable tense.  As the youngest bishop in the Philippines in his time, he was determined enough to conquer his human limitations and difficult cross of responsibilities through the love and care of God and taking these challenged to be more confident, more faithful, more zealous and brave in his ministry believing that everything happens for a purpose of increasing his firmness of faith.  He stressed that Pope Francis’ values and ways of being pastor will be the sources of his inspiration to be a shepherd who always carries the smell of the sheep.  Thus, asserting on the point that authentic power is service, he assured everyone that he will be a collaborator for good governance, fairness, justice and peace and will not hesitate to criticize and condemn the evils that come from the abuse of powers.  He said, for us he will be a bishop but with us he will be a friend, father and a brother.  He ended his message by thanking everyone and with a song, avowing to God, “Thank you for choosing me from all the rest, though I’m for from being the best, but most of all I thank you, for loving me.”

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Dearest Readers of this simple blog:

Good Day!

This blog is not an official blog of Catholic Faith Defenders of the Philippines, Inc (Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish) Dipolog City Chapter Diocese of Dipolog. It is only created by a student of their apologetics training without having a letter of authority. But without having a letter of authority, this blog was created because of eagerness of myself (Nicholai M. Luceños) to defend the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. My director of the CFD Dipolog Atty. Miguel L. Abas, CFD, CPA was informed already having a knowledge that this blog was created. All articles of this blog are not my own but having also a lot of links of other authors and the acknowledgement of sources was quoted. This blog under in the process to be an official blog soon, please pray for me about that. I display my name (Nicholai M. Luceños) the one created this blog in year 2012 to assure you readers that any post of this blog the comments or suggestions must be accepted and appreciated and to be held liable of heresy if ever there is a teaching of my own write up against to the teaching authority of the Church. GOD BLESS US ALL…

Thank you very much visiting this simple blog.

Your Brother in Christ,

Bro. Nicholai M. Luceños, CFD

New Timetable of Schedule of Speakers’ Fomat of BA/CFD Doctrinal Bible Exposition(CFD Dipolog City Chapter)




FEBRUARY 28, 2015


Dear Mr. Moderator:

The new timetable of schedule of speakers’ format of BA/CFD Doctrinal Bible Exposition, an ecumenical program of the group in every Saturday at 5:00-8:00pm at Rizal Monument Plaza Magsaysay Dipolog City was made based on the result of decision by majority vote in the core group meeting last year (2014). The meeting was held at Saint Vincent’s College Room 101.

May you allow me to present the said format subject for implementation and compliance is in your hand. You can see the presentation of the new format below:

TIME                                      SPEAKER


Effective as of this date (February 28, 2015). THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS…






Presiding Officer/ VP for External Affairs



CFD National Bible Consultant/CFD Director Dipolog City

Copy Furnished:

CFD Chapter President- BRO. EDWIN B. YTAC, CFD

CFD Education Chairman- BRO. ARMANDO SAGUIN SR., CFD


Service to God always is a Big Challenge to us!

          You can give a lot of service through Church organizations, ministries, movements. But don’t forget that we are urged by the Church (Roman Catholic Church)  to participate doing it not only a bound duty to priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, seminarians, religious, missionaries. On my life I have been touched a lot of situations, encounters that God give to me in everyday routine. As my life story tells:
    ” In my life childhood years, catholic devotion which is the praying of the holy rosary was my grandmother spiritual work and she also bring me often to that devotion everytime a group have a rosary. In year 2009 on my high school years praying the Holy Rosary at 4:00am or 5:00am was already part of my daily routine on that year until today. As a youngboy to the group and all the companions majority are old praying the Holy Rosary was part of their life. I am an active with that year praying the Holy Rosary with Mary at dawn is undoubtely questioned to my mind and later on  I  know that the activity is not so easy. But I did not questioned it because it comes to my mind that praying it always is not bad but a good activity. After praying the Holy Rosary is the time in morning is my high school class but I indeed do it. I know “GOD” throught praying of the Holy Rosary full of mysteries about our Lord Jesus Chris and the Role of Mary. To ask favor to Mary in intercession of prayers send to his son our Lord Jesus Christ. Down to the other encounter is part of my marian devotion is to ask God. I asked God by praying the Blessed Sacrament was not in useless because he answered my prayer. My prayer is to asked guidance on my support in taking college after high school graduation was made into reality until I graduated last october 2014 leading the course in degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Financial Management at Saint Vincent’s College Dipolog City. I achieved the degree by taking the privileged of the school Saint Vincent’s College as a working scholar in library department year 2010-2014 also the support of my neighbor who is an engineer together with the parents and other people. Now I am a professional one but having a big challenge about service to God. Because if you’re now a professional it may come unexpectedly to our life in work that can divide or even stop our service to God. Pray to God about this intention even you are far you can still continue doing the service to God.”
Nicholai M. Luceños – a former working scholar, working scholar president,former SPES President, Perpetual Dawn Rosary Movement member (since 2009-present) Dipolog City Chapter, Catholic Faith Defender Chapter Secretary Dipolog City Chapter, Knights of the altar secretary.
May this short and simple article can helped and inspired you. God Bless us All!!!



15-19 JANUARY 2015

Thursday 15 January 2015
17:45 Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila
Friday 16 January 2015
09:15 WELCOME CEREMONY at the Malacañan Palace
10:15 MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Presidential Palace
11:15 HOLY MASS with the bishops, priests, women and men religious at the Cathedral – Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Manila
17:30 MEETING with the FAMILIES at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila
Saturday 17 January 2015
08:15 Departure by plane from Manila for Tacloban
09:30 Arrival at the airport of Tacloban
10:00 HOLY MASS near Tacloban International Airport
12:45 Lunch with some of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda at theArchbishop’s Residence in Palo
15:00 Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor
15:30 MEETING with the Priests, Women and Men Religious, Seminarians and Families of the Survivors at the Cathedral of Palo
17:00 Departure by plane for Manila
18:15 Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila
Sunday 18 January 2015
09:45 Brief Meeting with the Religious Leaders of the Philippines at thePontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila
10:30 MEETING WITH THE YOUTH at the Sports Field of the University
15:30 HOLY MASS at Rizal Park in Manila
Monday 19 January 2015
09:45 Leave Taking Ceremony at the Presidential Pavilion of Villamor Air Base in Manila
10:00 Departure by plane from Manila for Rome
17:40 Arrival at the airport of Rome/Ciampino