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is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King, obtained her Masters in Religious Education from Maryhill School of Theology, Quezon City (1987); Licentiate in Monastic Theology from San Anselmo, Rome (1989); Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (1992) and Doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University also in Rome (1998). She taught at the Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City, and the Regional Major Seminary, Catalunan Grande, for several years. She is a resident professor and Academic Dean of St. Alphonsus Theological and Mission Institute, both in Davao City. She was also a visiting professor at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila and Saint John Vianney Theological School at Cagayan de Oro City. During summer, she teaches at Word Alive Biblical Institute of John Paul I Biblical Pastoral Center, Vigan City, and at the Summer Bible Institute for Mindanao.


is a member of the Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM Sisters). With a Master's Degree from Maryhill School of Theology (Quezon City) and a Licentiate in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian University (Rome), she collaborates in the Biblical apostolate of her Congregation and the Pauline Family. She was a member of the PDDM General Council in Rome from 1999-2011; Provincial Superior of the PDDM Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province from 2011-2017; Delegate Superior of PDDM Vatican Delegation from 2018-2020. Sr. Vicky was Secretary of The Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines from 2014 – 2017. She published her books under her religious name Maria Gemma Victorino, PDDM. She presently works as a Pastoral Assistant in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.


was born in Poland. She has a licentiate in theology and, presently, the general superior of the Religious of Mary Immaculate, Claretian Missionary Sisters. She was also the former President of the International Union of Superiors General, a worldwide, canonically approved organization of superiors general institutes of Catholic women religious. She has worked primarily in the areas of religious formation and education, has been a member of her congregation's general council since 2000, and was elected for a five-year term as superior in 2017.


was born in Betis, Guagua, Pampanga, in the Archdiocese of San Fernando, on March 2, 1959. He attended secondary school at the Mother of Good Counsel Minor Seminary. He did philosophy studies at the 'Ateneo' de Manila University and his theology course at the Loyola School of Theology. He was ordained a priest on March 12, 1983, for the Archdiocese of San Fernando. From 1986 to 1991, he studied for Licentiate and later a Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). On May 27, 2006, he was appointed Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera and Auxiliary of San Fernando by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis, on September 14, 2015, appointed him as the new bishop of the Diocese of Kalookan. He is currently the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines.


Fr. Cristino Pine, OFM
Fr. Cristino Pine, OFM

is a member of the Order of Friars Minor in the Philippine Province of San Pedro Bautista. He is a writer, a frequent and in-demand lecturer and speaker on scriptures, and an award-winning author. He is a Bible Exegete who obtained his Licentiate Degree in Biblical Science at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy. He also has an M.A. Degree in Pastoral Ministry and an M.A. Degree in Educational Management. He is a Scripture and Biblical languages (Greek and Hebrews) professor at St. Vincent School of Theology – Adamson University, CICM Maryhill School of Theology, and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary – College. He is completing his Doctorate in Sacred Theology at Loyola School of Theology.

He won the 13th Cardinal Sin Book Award 2019: Spirituality Category for his book, Living Word on Breathing Earth, published by Claretian Communications Foundations, Inc. He is presently the Secretary of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines.

Fr. Alejandro
Fr. Alejandro "Alex" Gobrin, CMF

is a member of the Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Claretian Missionaries. He obtained his Licentiate in Philosophy at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, his B.A. in Sacred Theology at the Fujen Catholic University, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, and Licentiate in Sacred Theology-Biblical Theology (Magna cum Laude) at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Rome, Italy. In 2010, he obtained his Postgrado Especializacion en Entornos Virtuales de Aprendizaje at the OEI-Centro de Altos Estudios Universitarios, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Studies in Theology at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia, Quezon City, where he is also a faculty member. In 2010 Fr. Alex was appointed as the Academic Programs Director of the Faculty of Religious Education, Uniclaretiana in Quibdo, Colombia. From 2012-2013, he was assigned as the Director of the Congregational Biblical Team of the Claretian Missionaries in Rome, Italy.

Fr. Alex is also a Board of Trustees of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines. He is the Prefect of Biblical Animation and Communications of the Claretian Missionaries in the Philippines and the Executive Director of the Claretian Communications Foundation Inc. or Claretian Publications-Philippines

Fr. Jose
Fr. Jose "Randy" Randolf Flores, SVD

is a member of the Divine Word Missionaries. He teaches Biblical courses at the Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City. He holds a doctorate from the Ateneo de Manila University (Ph.D., 2015) and the Loyola School of Theology (STD, 2014); Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (SSL, 1999) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome); an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the Divine Word Seminary (1995). He founded the Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) at the Divine Word Seminary and the SVD Tagaytay Alternative Learning System (SVD-ALS), an educational program for out-of-school youth. He served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (CBAP), chairperson of the Tagaytay Religious Association (TRA), Dean of Studies (Divine Word Seminary), and editor of the academic journal Diwa: Studies in Philosophy and Theology.

Fr. Randy is the current Parish Priest and Rector of the Sacred Heart Parish Shrine in Quezon City, Philippines. He is also the Director of the Biblical Apostolate of the Diocese of Cubao and the coordinator for the Biblical Apostolate of the SVD Philippine Central Province.

Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB
Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB

is a Missionary Benedictine sister from the Philippines. A noted theologian and author, she has served as president of St. Scholastica's College for six years and dean for 18 years, as prioress of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters in the Manila Priory, and as national chairperson of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines. She is a political and feminist activist who helped develop an Asian feminist theology of liberation and works with several organizations that deal with gender issues and women's concerns. She also co-founded GABRIELA, a federation of women's organizations, and served as its national chairperson for 18 years.

On March 8, 2011, she was cited as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Persons in the World at the centennial of International Women's Day. She is the author of the following books: Nun-talk: Selected Speeches and Articles, Nunsense: The Spiritual Journey of a Feminist Activist Nun (Revised Edition), and Shadows of Light: Philippine Church History Under Spain (A People's Perspective), published by Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. Currently, she ministers as superior of the Manila community, and as a member of the Priory Council.