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2012, January 25.  Diocese of Malolos - 50th Anniversary

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf 14

Se-tenant Pairs, Sheets of 40 (4 x 10)



Se-tenant Pairs     (50,100)

   7p  Virgen Immaculada Concepcion de Malolos with Anniversary Logo

   7p  Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Minor Basilica


Souvenir Sheets of One    (8,000)

   40p  Virgen Immaculada Concepcion de Malolos with Anniversary Logo


Layout Artist: Jesus Alfredo delos Santos

Design Coordinators:  Rex Mangalindan, Victorino Serevo

Photos:  Rev. Fr. Jay Lina;  Chairman, Cultural Heritage Committee


First Day Covers:  Manila & Malolos, Bulacan






50 Years of Transforming Grace and Unwavering Faith


The Diocese of Malolos was created on November 25, 1961. On March 11, 1962, the Malolos Cathedral became the site of the formal installation of the first resident bishop of Malolos, Most Reverend Manuel del Rosario, D.D. For Malolos, it was a new chapter in its already fabled history. It was the late Pope John XXIII who created the Diocese of Malolos as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. In the celebration, Bishop del Rosario was installed by Archbishop Salvatore Siino, then papal nuncio to the Philippines.

In Guiguinto town, the Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary soon got under construction. The seminary, considered the nucleus potential of the diocese, has become the alma mater of some fifty priests who have now assumed responsible positions in the diocese and its 73 parishes. The seminary has grown to include new buildings for a college seminary, a formation institute, and hopefully, in due time, a theology school.

A few years later two auxiliary bishops were assigned to Malolos: Most Reverend Leopoldo Arcaira who arrived in 1966, then Most Reverend Ricardo Vidal. When Monsignor Vidal was elevated to the position of archbishop and was assigned to Lipa, Pope Paul VI gave Malolos a young and energetic prelate, Most Reverend Cirilo R. Almario became the bishop of Malolos from December 15, 1977 up to January 20, 1996.

The Diocese of Malolos comprises the entire civil province of Bulacan and the city of Valenzuela in Metro Manila. Its titular patron is the Immaculate Conception whose feast is celebrated December 8. The population covered by the diocese is 1,650,000 of which 85 per cent are Catholics.

Malolos is the capital of Bulacan Province which lies in the Central Plains of Luzon, or Region III. Bulacan is bounded by Nueva Ecija on the north, Aurora (Dingalan) on the northeast, Quezon (General Nakar) on the east, Rizal (Rodriguez) on the southeast, Metro Manila (Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Caloocan City and Quezon City) on the south, Manila Bay on the southwest, and Pampanga on the west. The province of Bulacan is rich in rice, in fruits and in fishpond production. Other products are sugar and corn. In poultry raising the town of Sta. Maria is known as the "egg nest" of the country.  (




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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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