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Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Isabela

The Territorial Prelature of Isabela (de Basilan) (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Isabellapolitanus) is a Roman Catholic territorial prelature located in the province of Basilan, and its component cities of Isabela City and Lamitan City, in the Ecclesiastical province of Zamboanga in the Philippines.


  • History 1
  • Parishes 2
  • Leadership 3
  • References 4


  • October 12, 1963: Established as Territorial Prelature of Isabela from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zamboanga


    • 1— Sta. Isabel Cathedral Parish (Founded 1850)

Isabela City, 7300 Basilan Province Tel. (062) 200-7606

      • Population: 87,000; Catholics: 30,900
      • Titular: St. Elizabeth of Portugal (Patroness of Basilan)
      • Parish Priest: Bishop Martin S. Jumoad
      • Parochial Vicars: Fr. Edgardo Rivero, Fr. Noelito Salandron
      • Resident Priest: Fr. Joselito delos Reyes
    • 2—St. Peter the Apostle Parish (Founded 1886)

Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan Province

      • Population: 85,000; Catholics: 25,900
      • Titular: St. Peter the Apostle
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Valeriano Cabalog, Jr.
      • Parochial Vicar: Fr. Tomas Lim
    • 3—St. Anthony Parish (Founded 1956)

Sta. Clara, Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan Province

      • Population: 14,500; Catholics: 5,000
      • Titular: St. Anthony of Padua
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Cirilo Nacorda
    • 4—Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Founded 1962)

Maluso, 7303 Basilan Province

      • Population: 30,000; Catholics: 2,200
      • Titular: Immaculate Heart of Mary
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Leo Dalmao, CMF
      • Parochial Vicar: Fr. Eduardo Apongan, CMF
    • 5—St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (Founded 1969)

Tumahubong, Sumisip, 7304 Basilan Province

      • Population: 48,000; Catholics: 3,000
      • Titular: San Vicente Ferrer
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Paulino Manila, CMF
    • 6—Holy Rosary Parish (Founded 1984)

Begang, Isabela City, 7300 Basilan Province

      • Population: 6,000; Catholics: 3,500
      • Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Rodel Angeles
    • 7—St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (Founded 1987)

Matarling, Lantawan, 7301 Basilan Province

      • Titular: San Vicente Ferrer
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Juan Quiño, Jr.
    • 8—Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Parish (Founded 1995)

Look, Lamitan City, 7302 Basilan Province

      • Population (not available)
      • Titular: Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
      • Parish Priest: Fr. Rolando Marikit, OFM
      • Parochial Vicar: Fr. Andrew Litigio, OFM



  • Catholic Hierarchy
  • Prelature website

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