Colegio San Agustin · Bacolod

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The Augustinians

Colegosaio San Agustin – Bacolod is administered by the Order of St. Augustine, in particular, the Filipino friars of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu based in the province of Cebu, Philippines. The Augustinian Order traces its origin to its illustrious founder St. Augustine of Hippo at the closing of the fourth century. Through the centuries, the Order has continued its work in various countries around the globe. It has had an honorable share in the exploration and Christianization of the New World.

The Augustinian Friar-Administrators of CSA-B AY 2016-2017. Seated, left to right – Rev. Fr. Bernardo B. Coleco, OSA, Rev. Fr. Andrew P. Batayola, OSA, Rev. Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, OSA and Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Gamos, OSA. Standing, left to right – Fray Jose Z. Lopez, OSA, Rev. Fr. Tito D. Soquiño, OSA, Rev. Fr. Romanico O. Cañon, OSA and Rev. Fr. Imman Noel A. Abellana, OSA.

The Augustinians are present today in over forty countries and have educational institutions in practically all parts of the world. The Spanish Augustinians were the first Christian religious order to enter the Philippines and begin its conversion to Catholicism. Since 1565, when the Augustinian Andrés de Urdaneta and his companions set foot on Philippine soil, hundreds of Augustinians have come and dedicated their lives to the religious, cultural, social and educational development of the Filipino people. At present, they are engaged in missionary, parish and educational work, having schools, parishes and missions in the cities of Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Metro Manila, Laguna, Surigao and Sorsogon.

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