Franciscan East Asia
Philippine Custody of​
St. Anthony of Padua
OFFICES
COMMUNITIES
​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision 
Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
                                   ofmphils.st.anthony.custody@gmail.com
STATISTICS
Brief History
The OFM-Custody of St. Anthony of Padua in the Philippines, was canonically erected on June 2007. It is from the section of the OFM-Province of San Pedro Bautista with territorial jurisdiction in the Visayas and Mindanao. The General Definitory (General Council) of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) in Rome, Italy appointed Rev. Fr. Arturo C. Daquilanea, OFM as the first Custos of the new OFM-entity (Custody of St. Anthony of Padua) in Southern Philippines (Visayas-Mindanao regions).


The Custody of St. Anthony of Padua is a Roman Catholic religious order and duly registered under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines under the name of FRIARS MINOR SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES, INC. a corporation sole with SEC REG. NO. CN 200729706 with principal office at St. Francis of Assisi Friary (Custodial House), 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasant Homes Subdivision, Punta Princesa, Cebu City, Philippines.
The Custody has nine (9) Guardianates (regular friary) and four (4) filial houses. It administer three mission parishes in the Mindanao region, among the Moslems (2) and Subanen (1) tribe. The other two parishes are located in the Visayas region, namely, in Cebu City and in the island of Biliran.

​The Custody also administer three (3) schools and one hospital and other extension programs (ministries) in the mountain barangays in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.
We, the friars of the Custody of St. Anthony of Padua in the Philippines see that our lives become parables of God’s reign
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Vision
1. Our joyful reliance in God’s providence inspires us to pursue daring goals, so that the Franciscan presence is an instrument of our Order and the Church to reach all God’s people especially in the ‘Visayas and Mindanao.

2. Not only those whom we serve are cared for sacramentally, but the hungry are fed, the thirsty given drink, and the sick visited.


​3. Our joyful way of life touches the way other people live, hence, love and forgiveness, justice and peace, and respect for God’s creation prevail. God’s word is preached by the everyday life and values of our parishioners, students, and every person we serve.
Mission
Inspired by the life and example of St. Francis of Assisi,

1. We serve God’s people in Visayas and Mindanao, primarily the poor, the sick and the excluded as well as peoples throughout the world.


2. Our primary means of evangelization is our joyful witnessing, as seen in our simple lifestyle, our immersion in the communities that we serve and work with, our fraternal love for one another, our respect for
God’s creation, and our overwhelming reliance on God’s providence.

We, the friars of the Custody of St. Anthony of Padua in the Philippines see that our lives become parables of God’s reign
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Our involvement in institutionalized ministries is determined not by our ownership or control, but by our sense of stewardship and the impact of our evangelization efforts in such ministries.

4. Our friars’ communities are to be abodes of fraternal love and prayer because this is our way of witnessing, and also our means of supporting and spiritually sustaining one another.

Administration
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    Br. Arturo C. Daquilanea, OFM
    Custos
    ​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines Email: ofmphils.st.anthony.custody@gmail.com
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    Br. Renee C. Dean, OFM
    Vicar
    ​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines Email: reneeofm@yahoo.com
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    Br. Neil J. Badillo, OFM, OFM
    Councilor
    ​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines Email: andresofm@yahoo.com
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    Br. Ariel C. Manga, OFM
    Councilor
    ​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines Email: acm1073@yahoo.com
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    Br. Jaime Raul M. Yakit, OFM
    Councilor
    ​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines csapnovitiate@gmail.com
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    Br. Dennis T. Tayo, OFM
    Councilor
    ​​St. Francis of Assisi Friary, 2 Capricorn Street, Pleasan Homes Subdivision Punta Princesa 6000 Cebu City, Philippines tayodennis@yahoo.com