CEBU CITY – The University of San Jose-Recoletos had its first alumnus formally elevated to the rank of a bishop in the Catholic Church on August 10, 2015, further extending the reach of Recollect education well into the crucial administrative position of the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma ordained to the episcopate Monsignor Dennis Villarojo, a high school graduate of Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R’s former name), during a Pontifical High Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral concelebrated by Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and other high ranking Church leaders.

MANILA — Twenty-five years ago, it was Jaime Cardinal Sin who celebrated this fiesta mass. Twenty-five years ago today, a devastating earthquake jolted northern Luzon…

That’s how Fray Dioniso Selma, OAR began the holy mass he had presided in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on that gloomy afternoon of July 16, 2015 at San Sebastian Basilica.