Towards 500 Years of

Christianity in the Philippines



“The Institute has grown not only in reach but also in commitment to its mission to train people for greater service to the Church.  I commend their generosity of hearts to extend this mission not only to their countrymen but also to those from Asia and the Pacific.”

His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of Manila


“The Institute for Pastoral Development has been walking along the path of Christian social action over the past years, and a considerable number of people from all over the Philippines and Asia have already benefited from IPD’s training programs.”

Most Reverend Oscar V. Cruz, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan


“The Steward Leadership Training course awakened my interest in the importance of stewardship and leadership.  I suggest that we continue availing of the IPD programs.

Most Reverend Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D., Archbishop of San Fernando


“IPD helped the Northern Luzon Biblical Apostolate in clarifying its role and mission, and has given its members a focused and directed biblical apostolate!”

Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, D.D., Bishop of Laoag


“Thank God for lay-oriented formation programs like those offered at the Institute for Pastoral Development; lay people can now be equipped for the ministries that they are called upon to render to the local Church on all levels of ecclesial life, whether diocesan, vicariate, parish and BEC’s.”

Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, Bishop of Kalookan


“You made us aware of how valuable our priesthood is.  You made us recognize the potentials God entrusted to us and guided us to become Steward Leaders of our people.  You made an impact upon us, our ministry, our vision-mission purpose and our possible contribution to attain life’s end -- God himself.”

Most Rev. Bishop Jacinto A. Jose, D.D. , Bishop of Urdaneta


“It was helpful and significant to my ministry.  I acquired skills in preparing for training and I am so much impressed with the kind of fellowship and togetherness in the class.”

Rev. Fr. Revi Tanod, Diocese of Manado, Indonesia


“Even the priests and religious could benefit from studying in IPD because as partners of the laity in the work of making Christ known and loved by all, they are also agents in empowering the laity.  Enriching!  Enlivening!  Very relevant to everyone!

Rev. Fr. Don H. Besana, OAR, San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City


“The course will really help me be a good and effective facilitator in our BEC’s program in the parish.”

Ma. Trinidad Orencio, Sta. Monica Parish, Antique


“The IPD training helped me integrate a lot of what I already know after rediscovering a fundamental authentic human perspective to all that I decide to do, whether this be in my ministry or in my personal relationships.”

Fr. Ernesto Raymundo, Parish Priest, Zambales


“The Diocese of Iba has been blessed with a new Bishop.  It was an opportune time to the Clergy and the Bishop to come together and dream where we want to bring the diocese.  But before we can do that, we need first to decide who we are as a presbyterate and how to equip ourselves to become effective pastors


IPD helped us tremendously by designing a program to achieve this. IPD facilitated us to revisit our vision and mission , to appreciate each one and the beautiful experiences we shared as a brotherhood, to dream together for the diocese, and to design plans that would empower us as leaders of our communities.


Thank you, IPD.  We could not do it without you.  Your apostolate has truly helped our diocese.  We pray that your organization further flourish so that you can help more dioceses.


May St. Agustin, our patron, pray for you and your organization.”

Fr. Hanival Brucelas


“The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him.  (Ps. 103)


The Diocese of Iba, Zambales will always be grateful and indebted to IPD for helping, guiding and facilitating the formulation of the Vision-Mission, to plans of action, to implementation, for a decade now.  The re-visit and review of the vision-mission have created a new vigor and enthusiasm to work for new evangelization and respond to the demands of pastoral ministry of the 21st century.


I wish and pray that IPD will be able to help other Dioceses to fulfill the dreams they wanted to be for the greater glory of God.


May the LOVE, JOY, and PEACE of the LORD dwell in your heart.”

Bishop Bart G. Santos






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