Resident Bishop

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Bishop Ciriaco Quintanay Francisco is the new bishop assigned to the Davao Episcopal Area of the Philippine Central Conference of The United Methodist Church for the 2013-2016 quadrennium.

He was elected and consecrated as Bishop of The United Methodist Church during the recent assembly of the Philippine Central Conference of The United Methodist Church held at Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya last December 12-16, 2012.

He will be supervising and presiding over the different annual conferences under the Davao Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church which are:

  1. Mindanao Philippine Annual Conference;
  2. East Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference;
  3. Northwest Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference;
  4. Visayas Philippines Annual Conference;
  5. Bicol Philippine Provisional Annual Conference.

Geographically the Davao Episcopal Area is located in the Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao

Islands. His supervisory and presidential work would entail him to travel by land, by air and by sea.

Quoting from an article written by Mr. Tafadzwa Mudambanuki, the director of Central Conference Communications for United Methodist Communications, we see a glimpse early life of Bishop Cerrie Francisco.

“He was born to impoverished Methodist parents, who depended on subsistence farming and his mother Clara’s peddled wares to eke out a living. Because of limited means, Francisco learned very early in life to fend for himself.

“My election today reinforced the notion birthed during my formative years at my parents’ subsistence farm that the difference between the impossible and possible is hidden in self-determination,” Francisco said.

Francisco shared that his parents influenced his values for manual labor, discipline, persistence, courage and love. “All these virtues have helped me in my ministry all these years, and the episcopal office will be no exception,” he said.

At his father’s farm, Francisco watered the carabaos — animals that have similar features to oxen and are used in the rice fields of the Philippines. From his mother, Clara, Francisco also learned business skills and relationship skills.

He paid his own school tuition by working from 2 to 10 p.m. in factories, at the end of a school day that began at 7 a.m.

He has faced rejection in his ministry. Francisco recalls that when he was appointed district superintendent, the district leadership rejected him as unfit for the office. On his first day in office, the district officials wore black armbands as a sign of protest for his appointment. Instead of being vindictive to the district officials, Francisco said he wore his own black armband.

Francisco said he took a cue from the Apostle Paul who wrote in 1 Corinthians 9:20, “To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), to win those under the law.”

 

Bishop Francisco is married to Restetita Victoria Francisco, a university professor in the field of guidance and counseling in Manila. They have three grown-up children—one girl and two boys. Bishop Francisco is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational management and is now doing research to complete his dissertation.

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  BISHOP CIRIACO   QUINTANAY  FRANCISCO

Resident Bishop

Davao Episcopal Area

Date of Birth:    July 19, 1952      Place of Birth:   Valenzuela, Metro Manila

Married to  Restetita Victoria Francisco, D.Ed. Professor at Bulacan State University, Malolos City, Bulacan

Blessed with 3 Grown up children;

1. Naomie Ruth F. Cabral married to Michael P. Cabral, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of the Philippines

2. Timothy Paul V. Francisco married to Mylyn S. Mateo, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Communications Engineering (BSECE), Bulacan State University, Malolos City

3. Ian Michael V. Francisco, Certified Public Accountant , graduated from Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Educational Attainment:

Doctor of   Philosophy,   Educational     Management (Candidate),

Bulacan State University, Malolos City, Bulacan

Master   of    Education,   Educational     Administration,

University of the  Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, 1995;

Awardee: Katibayan ng Kagalingan, First Semester, 1992- 1993

Master of Divinity,  Union Theological Seminary, Dasmarinas, Cavite, 1985;

Awards: Cum Laude, Best  in Preaching Award Batch 1985

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Bible and Theology, Febias College of Bible, Karuhatan, Valenzuela,

Metro      Manila, 1981

Work Experiences

⊗ Pastor of the UMC for 28 years

⊗ District Superintendent for 8 years

⊗ School Administrator

⊗ UMYF Worker with Youth for 4 years

⊗ School for Christian Youth Development   (SCYD) Teacher for 4 years

⊗ UTS, TEE Supervisor and Adjunct Faculty for 10 years

⊗ Part-time Faculty Member, Harris Memorial College,  2007-2008

Church Appointment:

 Administrative Pastor      Central UMC, Manila 2009- 2012

District Superintendent     North Bulacan District  2001- 2008

Taal UMC, Bocaue, Bulacan                  1998- 2001

Cottingham UMC, Malolos, Bulacan      1988- 1996

Guiguinto UMC, Guiguinto, Bulacan      1984- 1988

Pamarawan UMC, Malolos, Bulacan     1980- 1984

Cacarong North/ South UMC, Pandi      1977- 1980

Pulong Gubat, Pandi UMC                   1976- 1977

4 Responses to Resident Bishop

  1. This is a INSPIRING STORY! I have a few people from the Philippines attending our church the USA, Oklahoma City.  Please, can you tell me why fellow leaders initially rejected Pastor Francisco? Were they jealous? What was it?

    He has faced rejection in his ministry. Francisco recalls that when he was appointed district superintendent, the district leadership rejected him as unfit for the office. On his first day in office, the district officials wore black armbands as a sign of protest for his appointment. Instead of being vindictive to the district officials, Francisco said he wore his own black armband.
    [Question: why did they reject you?]

  2. alvie sausa says:

    Ecuminical Greetings!

    Please be informed that Rev. Elpedio Tangunan of UMC Sta.Cruz,Plaridel Misamis Occidental with his two kids are severely suffering from a motor vehicle accident last Sunday afternoon May 19,2013. According to the attending physician , he needs a surgical operation of his right foot leg, ang hand. His daughter needs an urgent CT SCAN for her head. And his son also needs surgical operation as soon as possible. Both of them are confined in MHARS GENERAL HOSPITAL at Ozamiz City.

  3. Flerida Ruth Bala says:

    Hello Bishop. The Filipino Methodist Fellowship in United Kingdom are deeply saddened by the effects of the super typhoon which affects the visayas region.
    We then wants to help in our own little ways. Pls let me know where to send our help. This would be in terms of cash and goods. Thank you very much. Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.

    Ruth Bala (Chairman of Filipino Methodist Fellowship-United Kingdom)

    • fbilog2 says:

      Donation to Yolanda Relief Survivors
      Please send relief goods to: Davao United Methodist Mission Center – 104 C.M. Recto St,. Davao City 8000, Philippines. Cash donations on the other hand may be deposited to our BPI dollar account: The United Methodist Church-Davao Episcopal Area, acc. no. 2084-0457-59, Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

      God Bless you for your prayers and support.

      Darryl I. Osias
      DEA Administrative Assistant

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