List of University of San Carlos-Cebu CPA Top Notchers (1952-2017)

2017 Feral Batch: 100% Passing Rate for First Takers; Top Performing School; 6 top notchers


#1 Vianca Pearl Inot Amores (92.67)
#1 Marianito Jesus Berdin del Rio (92.67)
#2 Jessa Comar Bermudo (92.50)
#4 Alyanna Kate Varga Buenavista (91.83)
#4 Maaku Wamar Saito (91.83)
#10 Cristiemay Verano Vertudazo (90.00)


2016 Ferocious Batch: 100% Passing Rate for First Takers; 6 top notchers

#4 Trisha Claire Yu Cabanlit (91.33)

#5 Ervin Michael Bendulo Cavalida (91.17)

#6 Clare Monica Gako Pilapil (90.83)

#9 Joshua Abundo Echivarre (90.17)

#9 Marc Raphael Nazareno Ong (90.17)

#10 Sarah Mansueto Balisacan (90.00)


May 2015 – Feisty Batch – Top Performing School

#2 Shaun Anthony Tiu Go (91.29)

#3 Jaecelle Margrett Go Dy (90.56)

#4 Jamaica Juanir Marjadas (90.00)

#10 Odessa Marie Onding Allera (88.43)

#10 Rieland Joromo Cuevas (88.43)


July 2014  – Fierce Batch

#3 Ray Hamodi Balagbis Ngalot (92.43)

#6 Jamaica Perez Englis (91.43)

#8 Thomas Zachary Pineda Sarigumba (91.14)


May 2013 – Fiery Batch

#2 Narvios, Mikyll Hum D. (95.43%)

#4 Ang, Wendell K. (93.71)

#10 Fernando, Arianne C. (92.29)


May 2012 – Formidable Batch; Top Performing School

#4 Chua, Gianna T. (92.57)

#7 Uy, Kenneth Jefferson U. (92.00)

#10 Go, Shearilynn L. (91.57)


May 2011 – Fearless Batch

#4 Chua, Hegiño Jr. J. (91.57)

#4 Lequin, Viktor Xenon O. (91.57)

#6 Pino, Gilson Y. (90.71)


May 2010

#10 Tejana, Ritchie Z. (91.14)


October 2009 Fernandez, Maricor 9th Place
May 2007 Ong, Arthur Vinson 4th Place
October 2006 Chua, Sheryl Siy 9th Place
May 2006 Torreon, Adriano Jr. A 9th Place
May 2004 Hamac, Self H. 4th Place
  Facultad, Ritchell B. 5th Place
  Wang, Jean Haydee D. 6th Place
  Fostanes, Eleute L. 7th Place
May 2003 Isla, Ronan Joseph C. 6th Place
October 2002 Maglasang, Alfi P. 2nd Place
May 1998 Jervoso, Ryan Neil G. 7th Place
October 1997 Lim, Kelly Y. 3rd Place
May 1997 Lamanilao, Maria Liza G. 3rd Place
October 1995 Lau, Sai Bo C. 1st Place
  Lua, Trixie Lenny D. 3rd Place
October 1994 Acusar, Dara Calvo 6th Place
October 1993 Chua, Christine Y. 9th Place
May 1993 Mondano, Donald O. 3rd Place
  Fulache, Luna Mae A. 6th Place
May 1992 Lim, Joy T. 6th Place
  Villamor, Wilfredo J. 7th Place
May 1991 Lau, Ling Na 8th Place
  Vasquez, Randy N. 9th Place
October 1990 Dyguani, Sidney U. 9th Place
May 1988 Lim, Ailene Y. 1st Place
  Rivera, Francisco 3rd Place
  Rizada, Eleanore 5th Place
May 1987 Tan, Rosa L. 10th Place
October 1985 Gerra, Gemma T. 7th Place
May 1983 Tiu, Vicente 1st Place
May 1982 Lumakang, Carolyne V. 3rd Place
1981 November Gagarra, Paulette Micheku 6th Place
1980 June Bonganciso, Maurilla Jean 9th Place
1979 May Rafanan, Mary Ann L. 4th Place
  Gavino, Dalisay S. 6th Place
  Digamon, Ma. Dolores C. 7th Place
1978 April Payot, Federico Jr. S. 6th Place
1977 April Lim, Arthur T. 7th Place
1969 December Yap, Gaudencio V. 6th Place
1966 December Rodriguez, Erlinda M. 7th Place
1962 November Go, Carlos 2nd Place
1961 October Cue, Margarita H. 8th Place
1960 March Aseniero, Purita 10th Place
1959 October Bagaman, Louis G. 8th Place
1959 March Huan, Leoncio 4th Place
1958 October Alcantara, Benedicto B. 8th Place
1955 October Tan, Febes 9th Place
1952 October Relampagos, Jesus A. 3rd Place
  Amores, Rufo T. 9th Place




Pursue What Leads to Peace (Statement of the Mindanao Bishops on Marawi and Martial Law)

Photo Credit: CBCP News Website

To All People of Good Will:


We, Catholic Bishops of Mindanao, address this Statement to every Mindanawon. We originally intended to respond to the requests of our Catholic faithful who asked for pastoral guidance on the issue of Martial Law.


We pray for all the murdered innocent victims in Marawi and ask the Lord to protect all the families that have fled to safety.


We condemn the terrorist acts that have caused the loss of many innocent lives, the burning of homes, public buildings, including a Protestant school dormitory and a Catholic Cathedral.


We condemn the unconscionable kidnapping of teachers and church personnel.


We pray for the safety of all the kidnapped, of Fr. Teresito Suganob and his companions. We appeal to the hostage takers to release all of them unharmed. The victims fear death but they also have the courage to give ultimate witness to Christ.


In the strongest terms we condemn terrorism in its various forms. It is an ideology that is totally against the tenets of any religion of peace. Especially so when terrorism is perpetrated while our Muslim brothers and sisters are preparing for the holy month of Ramadhan. Terrorism distorts and falsifies the true meaning of any religion. It destroys harmonious relationships among peoples of different faiths. It creates a world of suspicion and prejudice, of hatred and hostility.


The President of the Philippines has responded to the Marawi crisis by declaring Martial Law in the entire Mindanao. Many criticise the decision as reminiscent of the horrors of a past dictatorship. Others support the decision as justified.


We are aware that the problems of peace and order, of the continuing disruptive activities of other rebel groups, the problems of criminality and drugs, of corruption and underdevelopment are in every nook and corner of Mindanao. Mindanao problems go beyond the city limits of Marawi.


Our Catholic faithful have asked for pastoral guidance regarding Martial Law. We are guided by the Sacred Scriptures and by the social teachings of the Church. St. Paul exhorts us to “pursue what leads to peace” (Rom. 14: 19).


Martial Law is a means of last resort. Are moral principles fulfilled? Were other means to resolve the deep and wide serious problems of Mindanao impractical and ineffective? Will the positive effects of Martial Law outweigh the negative effects? Will there be probability of success? Will it bring about a culture of accountability and end a culture of impunity? Will Martial Law increase human rights violations? Will Martial Law be abused for evil purposes?


The answers to many questions are speculative. We have many fears. But at present we simply do not have solid and sufficient facts to absolutely reject the declaration of Martial Law as morally reprehensible. But we are certainly agreed that Martial Law must be temporary.


We shall condemn any abuse of Martial Law and as in the past will condemn it outright if it goes in the way of evil. Let us be vigilant.


We exhort everyone to be calm in the face of Martial Law, to be obedient to the just commands of lawful authority, and not to provoke violent reaction. We urge the government to remove the causes of terrorism, such as poverty and injustice, through just and accountable governance focused solely on the common good.


The focus of every religion is peace on earth, peace in heaven. Let us pursue together what leads to peace. Let all religious teachers and leaders quell the tendencies towards the terrorist ideology. Together let us pursue what leads to peace. Let us pray for peace and work for peace.


God bless the people of Marawi. God bless all Mindanawons.


With the approval of the Bishops of Mindanao,



+Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I.
Archbishop of Cotabato
26 May 2017

First Ever Fiel Clan Homecoming in Cebu

Text and Photo Credit: Amir Nasser dela Cruz Salamat


Most of the Fiel clan in the Philippines originated from the present town of Sibonga of the province of Cebu through our proto matriarch Maria Generosa Lucero y Diez who was sired by Felizardo Fiel. Few info were known of Generosa’s parents. They were Fortunato Estanislao Lucero y Veloso, the son of Elias Geronimo Lucero and Generosa Margarita Veloso of Parian, Cebu City and Justa Cristina Diez y Mirafuentes, the daughter of Prudencio Wenceslao Diez and Teotima Antonia Mirafuentes of visita de Sibonga of the town of Carcar.

Maria Generosa’s son was the great Fortunato Agustin Fiel y Lucero, our common Fiel ancestor in Sibonga. We will update you soon of the final venue in Sibonga.

Pls contact Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD or La Casa Real de Fitzgerald, our event organizer at +639420866111.

Kita ta puhon! Inato ni dili dinato!


Perpetual Vows: A Promise for Life

The Communio Class together with Fr. Raymund Festin, SVD (fourth from left), the Provincial Superior of the Philippine Central Province (Photo Credits: Juni Amora Alexander)


Congratulations to the Communio Class for their religious profession of Perpetual Vows in the Society of the Divine Word!!!
Frt. Jhun Joel Templa, SVD
Frt. Godofredo Guddie Abaya, SVD
Frt. Ronie Baleli, SVD
Frt. Dennis Ryan Varquez SVD
Frt. Marlon Atenido,SVD


“By religious profession members make a public vow to observe the three evangelical counsels. Through the ministry of the Church they are consecrated to God, and are incorporated into the institute, with the rights and duties defined by law.” (Code of Canon Law, par. 654)

As members of a religious institute, the Missionaries of the Divine Word embrace the evangelical counsels, taking the three traditional religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

The SVD Missionaries who were also there for the event.

Poverty means that all possessions are held in common and that no member may accumulate wealth. Chastity means more than abstaining from sexual activity and its purpose is to make the religious totally available for service; it is also a sign that only God can completely fill the human heart. For a member of a religious congregation, obedience is not slavishly doing what one is told by the superior but being attentive to God’s will by prayerfully listening to the voice of the person in charge. Ultimately, these vows are lived out within a community and bolstered by a relationship with God.


FAQ: What is the difference between a priest and a brother?

SVD Priests together with Brother Roland (in black)


A religious priest or brother belongs to a particular religious order, such as the Franciscans, Jesuits, Benedictines, or Divine Word Missionaries.


Each religious order is founded to fulfill a particular need in the Church through various ministries like teaching, monastic prayer and missionary service.


Priests perform sacramental ministry such as celebrating Mass and administering the sacraments.


A religious brother is a man committed to living the Consecrated Life in response to a call from God. Brothers are engaged in a variety of ministries in keeping with the charism of their congregation and model the person of Jesus through the relational manner in which they serve.

22nd Fiel Clan Reunion in Davao

Fiel Clan Book, Copyright 2014


May 20 (5 pm) -21 (pm), 2017

Bago Beach, Gulf View Executive Homes, Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City.
Entrance Fee: 50 pesos
No registration fee.

Meals: May 20 dinner, bring your own baon;

May 21 breakfast and lunch will be served.

Tents are allowed, free of charge;

Closed Cottages for overnight is available for 700.

For more details, pm me so I can you the numbers of the coordinators.

Second Generation of Fiel Clan in the Philippines

La Casa de Familia Fiel.

Children of Fortunato Augustin Lucero Fiel – Teodora Badiang Bangoy (first wife); Magdalena Gelbolingo (second wife); Angustias Cabiling (third wife); Ester Teves (fourth wife); Abelarda Soledad Yap (fifth wife); Zita Rocha (sixth wife); Jacoba Suarez (seventh wife); Valentina Crisologa Briones (eighth wife); Olympia Rodriguez Neri (ninth wife); Ursula Aleson Arnaiz (tenth wife); Margarita Lorenza Marquez Saavedra (11th wife); Pantaleona Lucia dela Cerna Aparis (12th wife).


Note. During Fortunato Agustin’s time, there was no Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) requirement yet in the Philippines. It is a certification issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority stating that a person has not contracted any marriage. This explains why he ended up with so many wives.


Having said that, I am already part of the 9th generation of the Fiel clan in the Philippines. I have been into family documentation since 2000 and I have learned that knowing one’s roots is very rewarding. It makes me connected to the past, giving me a sense of history while providing me a sense of direction for the future.



2. Crispulo Gelbolingo Fiel

3. Cayetano Gelbolingo Fiel

4. Fausto Gelbolingo Fiel

5. Juan Gelbolingo Fiel

6. Patricia Gelbolingo Fiel

7. Placido Gelbolingo Fiel

8. Concha Gelbolingo Fiel

9. Lucia Gelbolingo Fiel

10. Mariana Gelbolingo Fiel

11. Trinidad Gelbolingo Fiel

12. Dioscoro Cabiling Fiel

13. Aquilino “Liloy” Teves Fiel (+1941, Maasin, Southern Leyte)

14. Pascual Teves Fiel

15. Eustaquio Teves Fiel

16. Agueda Teves Fiel

17. Balbino Clemente Yap Fiel

18. Fructouso Augustine Yap Fiel

19. Marcelino Esteban Yap Fiel

20. Claudio Gerardo Yap Fiel

21. Paz Abelarda Yap Fiel

22. Pelagio Mamerto Yap Fiel

23. Anacorita Crispula Yap Fiel

24. Agaton Crisologo Yap Fiel

25. Jose Manuel Rocha Fiel

26. Jose Ernesto Rocha Fiel

27. Jose Matias Rocha Fiel

28. Maria de la Paz Rocha Fiel

29. Maria de las Victorias Rocha Fiel

30. Adolfo Suarez Fiel

31. Nemesio Suarez Fiel

32. Quirino Suarez Fiel

33. Angeles Suarez Fiel

34. Generosa Briones Fiel

35. Romana Briones Fiel

36. Ynes Briones Fiel

37. Valentina Briones Fiel

38. Augustine Briones Fiel

39. Tamara Neri Fiel

40. Natalia Neri Fiel

41. Nicomedes Augustine Neri Fiel

42. Verrisima Arnaiz Fiel

43. Zenaida Arnaiz Fiel

44. Tecla Arnaiz Fiel

45. Guillermo Augustine Arnaiz Fiel

46. Felizardo Arnaiz Fiel

47. Nicolas Augustine Saavedra Fiel

48. Clara Isabella Saavedra Fiel

49. Rodrigo Aparis Fiel

50. Danilo Aparis Fiel

51. Cornelio Aparis Fiel

52. Bernardo Aparis Fiel

53. Romualdo Aparis Fiel

54. Gertrudes Aparis Fiel – twin of Generosa

55. Generosa Aparis Fiel – twin of Gertrudes


Fortunato Agustin is the lovechild of Felizardo Fiel and Generosa Lucero. Generosa is from barrio Canipaan, Argao. This is presently shared by Barangay Bagacay of Sibonga and Barangay Guiwanon of Argao. Little is known of Generosa’s parents. They were Fortunato Estanislao Lucero y Veloso, the son of Elias Geronimo Lucero and Generosa Margarita Veloso of Parian, Cebu City and Justa Cristina Diez y Mirafuentes, the daughter of Prudencio Wenceslao Diez and Teotima Antonia Mirafuentes of visita de Sibonga of the town of Carcar.


First wife Teodora is from Baclayon, Bohol; Fifth wife Abelarda Soledad Yap is from Parian, Cebu; Sixth and seventh wife Zita Rocha and Jacoba Suarez are cousins from Sitio Ubos, Tagbilaran, Bohol; Eighth wife Valentina is from Malabuyoc, Cebu; Ninth wife Olympia is from Cagayan de Oro. Tenth wife Ursula is from Tanjay, Negros; Eleventh wife Margarita Lorenza is from Zamboanga; Twelth wife Lucia is from Ormoc, Leyte (La Casa de Familia Fiel; Pier Giorgio Dela Cruz Salamat).


Today, there stands an ancestral house of the Rocha-Suarez clan in Sitio Ubos, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. This place, however, is not yet explored by any of our Fiel Clan historians. (Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD)