FACULTY OF SACRED THEOLOGY

General Information

Canon Law
Sacred Theology
Philosophy

HISTORY

The Faculty of Sacred Theology is as old as the University itself, since the primary purpose of the Dominican Fathers in founding this institution of learning was to train from among the young men who flocked to their lecture rooms worthy ministers of the altar.

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded on April 28, 1611 by the superiors of the Dominican Province of the Holy Rosary, Frs. Baltasar Fort, Francisco Minayo, and Bernardo de Sta. Catalina, upon instructions from then Archbishop of Manila Miguel de Benavides, O.P. Originally located in Intramuros, the school was established to train young men for the priesthood. It was given the name “Colegio Seminario de Santo Tomas de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.” It was authorized to grant academic degrees in Theology, Philosophy, and Arts in 1624.

NATURE

The Faculty of Sacred Theology is an integral part of the University of Santo Tomas. Other specialized Institutes may be established under the jurisdiction of the Dean.

OBJECTIVES

General Objectives

1) To deepen the knowledge of Christian revelation and of matters connected with it: to enunciate systematically the truth contained therein; to consider, in the light of revelation, the problems of the times, presenting them in a manner adapted to the local culture. The Faculty of Sacred Theology shall cultivate and promote its own disciplines through scientific research, by establishing or availing itself of specialized research centers, by publishing scien¬tific journals and collections, and by organizing and/or participating in scientific workshops or conferences.

2) The Faculty of Sacred Theology is entrusted by the Church with “the task of preparing with special care students for the priestly ministry, for teaching the sacred sciences, and for the more arduous tasks of the apostolate (cf. Apostolic Constitution “Sapientia Christiana,” Foreword, III, p. 7). Furthermore, it is enjoined by the Church “to promote the continuing permanent education of the ministers of the Church” (cf. Ibid., art. 3, #2).

3) The Faculty of Sacred Theology is closely connected with the mission of evangelization of the Church. Hence, it has to collaborate effectively in the work of evangelization, in close communion with the Hierarchy of the Universal as well as of the local Church, in its pastoral, doctrinal, ecumenical and missionary undertakings. The work of evangelization is primarily directed to the understanding, defense and diffusion of faith within the whole context of culture and human society (cf. Apostolic Constitution “Sapientia Christiana,” and Norms of Application, art. 3).

4) As the primary component of the University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of the Philippines, the Faculty of Sacred Theology shares in the University’s responsibility to be an educative community permeated with the spirit of freedom and charity (Declaration on Christian Education Gravissimum Educationis, # 8). In particular, the Faculty of Sacred Theology strives to become, in word and witness, a fraternal Christian community, nourished by prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist.

Specific Objectives

The specific purpose of the Faculty of Sacred Theology is the research on and the teaching of the truths of salvation revealed by God, taught by the Catholic Church, and lived, in union with the universal Church, by the Christians in Asia, particularly the Philippines. Its function is the formation of the clergy, the religious, and the laity at the level required for the certification of academic degrees conferred under the authority of the Holy See. A main objective of the Faculty is its continued close collaboration with the Hierarchy of the Church, particularly with regards to the scientific analysis of the issues and problems of the times and their theological discernment from Christian faith, directed to integral Christian praxis.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING
THE FACULTY OF SACRED THEOLOGY

The Faculty of Sacred Theology is governed by the following laws:

1) The common law of the Church;

2) Sapientia Christiana and other norms laid down by the Apostolic See;

3) The General Statutes of the University of Santo Tomas in so far as they are not inconsistent with the particular statutes of the Ecclesiastical Faculties;

4) The Statutes of the Ecclesiastical Faculties approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education.

In addition, the Faculty is governed by the following regulations:

1) The norms issued by the Rector in accordance with the statutes of the three ecclesiastical faculties;

2) The rules issued by the Dean with the Faculty Council in accordance with the statutes;

3) The legitimate customs related to the Faculty in so far as they are in conformity with the laws of the Church and have been recognized by the authorities of the Faculty.

ADMINISTRATION

Dean
REV. FR. RODEL E. ALIGAN, O.P.

Faculty Secretary
JOEL C. SAGUT, M.A.

Office Staff
CECILIA REBELYN A. FLORES
JEFFERSON C. ONG
AARON JAMES V. BAUTISTA
NIKKO DAVE S. FRANCISCO
MIGUEL ANTONIO A. JIMENEZ

Website Maintainance
JEFFERSON C. ONG
NIKKO DAVE S. FRANCISCO

FACULTY PROFILE

A. PROFESSORS

1. CAJILIG, Fr. Vicente G., O.P.

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1971
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1974
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1975
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion, 1977
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1982
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Specialization: Dogma, Oriental Religion and Culture

2. DE LA ROSA, Fr. Rolando, O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1988
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies, 1984
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1984
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1980
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1977
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: History of the Church

3. GOMEZ, Fr. Fausto B., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), 1971
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), 1963
Dominican Faculty of Theology, Washington, D.C.

M.A. (Philosophy), April 2, 1975
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1961
Dominican Faculty of Theology, Washington, D.C.

Specialization: Fundamental Moral Theology, Social Teachings of the Church, and Bioethics

4. GUTIERREZ, Fr. Lucio, O.P.

Doctorate in Ecclesiastical History, 1974
Gregorian University, Rome

Licentiate/Master in Ecclesiastical History, 1967
Gregorian University, Rome

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1964
Oxford, England

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1960
Dominican House of Studies, Madrid, Spain

Specialization: History of the Church

5. LANA, Fr. Tamerlane, O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1996
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Post-graduate Course on Religious Perspectives in Bio-ethics, 1997
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Post-graduate Course in Health Care Ethics, 1994
St. Louis University, Missouri, U.S.A.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and Master of Arts in Religious Education, 1981
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Fellow in Bio-ethics, 1994
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1978
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1975
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: Bioethics, Moral Theology

6. VILLAROEL, FR. FIDEL, O.P. (retired)

Ph.D. History, 1971
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

MA Church History, 1957
University of London

Lector of Sacred Theology, 1953
Convento de Santo Tomas, Avila, Spain

Specialization: Church History

B. ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

1. AUREADA, Fr. Jose Antonio E., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1994
Angelicum, Rome

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1990
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 1990
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1981
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1975
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Specialization: Dogma, Thomistic Philosophy / Theology

2. OJOY, Fr. Virgilio, O.P.

Doctor of Sacred Theology, 1990
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies, 1983
University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1981
University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1978
Dominican House of Studies

Specialization: Ecclesiology, Christology, Pneumatology

3. 3. RIVERA, Fr. Efren, O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, (Cand.)
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Eleve Titulaire d l’Ecole Biblique de Jerusalem SSL, 1965
Pontifical Biblical Commission, Rome

Lector and Licentia te in Theology, 1963
Angelicum, Rome

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1958
Studium Generale Sti. Alberti Magni, Hong Kong

Specialization: Scriptures

C. ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

1. ALIGAN, Fr. Rodel, O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1998
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology & M.A. in Higher Religious Studies, 1993
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1978
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: Moral Theology

2. APARICIO, Fr. Angel A., O.P.

Licenciatum in Re Biblica, 1977
Pontificium Institutum Biblicum de Urbe

Bachelor of Philosophy and Theology, 1973
Instituto de Filosofia y Teologia, Madrid, Spain

Specialization: Sacred Scriptures

3. CABEZON, Fr. Antonio G., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1960
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Lectorate, 1952
Angelicum, Rome

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1952
Angelicum, Rome

Specialization: Moral Theology (Bioethics)

4. DE MESA, Fr. Pompeyo F., O.P.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1963
Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, Rome

Bachelor of Theology, 1961
Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, Rome

Specialization: Liturgy

5. DE SAGON, Fr. Ermito G., O.P.

Licentiate in Sacred Scripture, 1989
Pontificium Institutum Biblicum de Urbe, Roma

Bachelor of Theology, 1979
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1976
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: Sacred Scriptures

6. MACTAL, Fr. Roland D., O.P.

Post Graduate Studies: International Marian Research Institute
University of Dayton, Ohio, USA, October-December 2000

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 2000
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1998
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1996
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1993
Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City

B. S. Mathematics, Major in Actuarial Science, 1989
College of Science, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Specialization: Mariology

D. INSTRUCTORS

1. ABAÑO, Fr. Isidro C., O.P.

Special Course on Church Ecumenism, 2000
Angelicum University, Rome, Italy

Church Cultural Heritage, 1994
Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome Italy

Licentiate in Sacred Theology & M.A. in Higher Religious Studies, 1995
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1984
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1981
Dominican Studium Generale, Quezon City, Philippines

B.S. Zoology, 1978
Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Ecumenism, Church Archeology

2. ALAURIN, Fr. Edgardo D., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate and Master of Arts in Sacred Theology, 2006
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1982
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1979
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Dogma (Mariology)

3. BAUTISTA, FR. FERDINAND, O.P.

Doctor of Philosophy major in Educational Management, 2009
Philippine Normal University , Manila , Philippines

Doctor of Philosophy major in Psychology, 1998
U.S.T.-Graduate School , Manila Philippines & West Visayas State University, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and M.A. in Higher Religious Studies, 1995
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology & UST Graduate School , Manila , Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1991
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila , Philippines

AB Philosophy, 1988
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City , Philippines

Specialization: Ethics and Moral Theology

4. BERNADAS, Fr. Joseto, Jr., O.P.

AB Philosophy
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Interfaith Dialogue, Missiology, Dogma, Mission

5. CABADING, Fr. Winston Ferdinand Roman F.I., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2000
Instituto di Teologia Ecumenico-Patristica Greco-Bizantina San Nicola, Bari

Bachelor of Theology, 1993
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1990
Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City

Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1986
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Specialization: Dogma, History (Patrology)

6. CASTRO, FR. ROLAND, O.P.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2001
Angelicum, Rome, Italy

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1989
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1986
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Theology of Christian Perfection

7. CORTEL, Fr. Ronald, OP

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and Master of Arts in Theology, 2006
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology and UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2003
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

AB Philosophy, 2000
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Dogma, Interfaith Dialogue

8. ECLEO, Fr. Senen R., O.P.

S.T.L.-M.A. in Theology, 1988
St. John’s University, Jamaica, Queens, New York City, U.S.A.

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1978
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A. B. Philosophy, 1977
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Preaching, Pastoral Care

9. LUANZON, Fr. Roberto L., Jr., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy, ongoing
Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome

Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy, 1998
Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome

Licentiate in Theology and Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies, 1995
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Theology, 1991
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1988
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: Liturgy

10. MAGBOO, Fr. Vladimir, O.P.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2010
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2005
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

AB Philosophy, 2002
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies

BS Forestry, 1995
University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna

Specialization: Church History

11. MARQUEZ, Fr. Clarence Victor C., O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Scripture, 2003
Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Rome

Master of Arts in Literature, 1999
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1994
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1991
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: Scripture

12. SALIBAY, Fr. Ramon, O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1995
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1991
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1988
Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City

Specialization: Dogma

13. TIMONER, FR. Gerard Francisco, O.P.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and M.A. in Intercultural Theology, 2004
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1994
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

AB Philosophy, 1991
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Sacraments (especially the Holy Orders)

14. TIONG, Fr. Pablo, O.P.

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1983
Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1986
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1993
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Master of Arts in Earth Literacy Candidate
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College

Specialization: Morals (Social Ethics and Environmental Ethics)

E. GUEST PROFESSORS

1. BACANI, Most Rev. Teodoro C., Jr., D.D.

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1971
Angelicum University, Rome

M.A. in Philosophy, 1962
San Jose Seminary, Manila

A.B. Philosophy, 1961
San Jose Seminary, Manila

Specialization: Dogma (Ecclesiology)

2. CAGAMPANG, Mr. Ray Ann

Doctorate in Philosophy, ongoing
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2008
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Philosophy, 2008
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2005
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 2002
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Philippines

Specialization: Philosophy

3. GUILLERMO, Sr. Maria Lirio, A.R.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education major in Educational Management, 2006
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1997
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Oriental Religions and Cultures
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts major in English, 1984
University of Eastern Philippines, Northern Samar, Philippines

Human Sexuality and Spirituality, 1999
Christian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality & Spirituality
Jesuit Educational Center for Human Development Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A.

Diploma in Theological Studies, 1994
Don Bosco Center of Studies, Paranaque City, Philippines

4. HIPOLITO, Sr. Annaliza, OP

5. JAVIER, Fr. Edgar, S.V.D.

Doctorate in Missiology, 1985
Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

Licentiate in Missiology, 1982
Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

Baccaluareate in Theology, 1976
Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay, Philippines

Baccalaureate in Philosophy, 1970
Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay, Philippines

Specialization: Missiology and Interfaith Dialogue

6. LEUS, Dr. Marcela

Doctor of Education (Curriculum and Supervision), 1993
Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines

Doctor of Education (Curriculum and Instruction), 1968
Arizona State University, USA

Master of Arts in Education, 1966
Arizona State University, USA

B.S. in Secondary Education, 1962
Philippine Women’s College, Manila, Philippines

B.S. in Elementary Education, 1959
Philippine Normal College, Manila, Philippines

Two-year General Teacher Diploma, 1956
Philippine Normal College, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Education, Curriculum, Instruction, Supervision

7. MANALASTAS, Dr. Mecheline Zonia

Doctor of Philosophy (Major in Psychology)
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Master of Arts in Psychology
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Master in Business Administration
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Specialization: Psychology

8. MERCADO, Fr. Leonardo, S.V.D.

Doctorate in Philosophy, 1973
Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1964
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

MA in Philosophy, 1960
Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Dogma, Oriental Religions and Culture

9. OCAMPO, Sr. Meriza, OP

Doctorate in Educational Management, 2006
Holy Trinity College, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

MS Guidance and Couseling, 1994
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

BS Business Administration, 1989
Siena College, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Catechetics

10. PLATTI, Rev. Fr. Emilio, OP

Ph.D. in Oriental History
Catholic University of Louvain

Specialization: Christianity and Islam

11. SANCHEZ, SR. Raquel, CMT

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, ongoing
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2001
Pontifical Insitute “Teresianum”, Rome

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1997
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Missionary Catechesis, 1993
Pontificia Universita Urbaniana, Rome

Specialization: Spirituality

12. SONGCO, Dr. Evelyn

Doctor of Philosophy in Education, 2000
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Education, 1995
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Education, 1973
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: School Management

13. VARON, Sr. Maria Cecilia, O.P.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and M.A. in Theology, 2007
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology and UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2002
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Theology of Religious Life

14. VENGCO, Msgr. Sabino

Philosophy and Theological Studies
San Carlos Seminary, Metro Manila, Philippines

MA in Philosophy
Trier, Germany

Doctorate in Sacred Theology
Trier, Germany

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