The Ipil Mission Team at the Diocese of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay was recently elevated to the status of a district. Fr. Exequiel Mahinay, SVD was appointed as the first District Superior while Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD was elected as his assistant. Rounding up the new district team are the following: Fr. Sherwin Aromin, SVD as the District Treasurer while Fr. Danilo Noval, SVD is the District Admonitor.



The election was held last October 12 at Dr. Momo’s Residence, one of the parishioners of Parokya San Miguel in Mabuhay. Present during the election was Fr. Jingjong Rocha, SVD , the Provincial Superior of the SVD Philippines South and Fr. Isagani Ehido, Provincial Treasurer. It was the Provincial who announced that Fr. Mahinay is the appointed leader of the newborn district.

Fr. Jingjong Reading the Appointment Letter of the new District Superior

Fr. Jingjong Reading the Appointment Letter of the new District Superior

The following day, the elevation of the team into a District was celebrated through a Holy Mass together with the Parishioners of Parokya San Miguel –Mabuhay. The District Officials were also presented to the faithful. More power to the new SVD District of Ipil!



  1. congrats pads… bhing here, svd friend from qc… been following your blog on and off for 2 years… now me lang comment… left a copy of villa cristo rey magazine for you thru fr. ganie when we attended the national thanksgiving celebration for the canonization of san pedro calungsod in cebu… hope you’ll get it soon… just visited your site for the kwelang parlor games for our family reunion and came across this post… ang galing nyo po talaga… all the best po…

  2. Father Felmar kamust na po kayo.

    Congrats po for being elected as an assistant of the District Superior nyo jan sa Zamboanga.

    Nami-miss ko na po ang pagiging active nyo dito sa mundo ng blogosphere hehe.

    Happy Christmas po sa inyong lahat jan!

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