THE PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR AND HIS COUNCIL

By reason of its apostolic identity and its own resources in terms of formation, finances and the number of houses and religious, can subsist by itself under the authority of a Provincial Superior with his Council, for the purpose of achieving more effectively the goals of the Congregation under the authority of the general government.

Art. 169
OSJ Constitutions
XVII Provincial Chapter Edition 2019


Provincial Superior
Rev. Fr. Jayson Endaya, OSJ

Ordained on May 1, 2005, Fr. Jayson has had extensive experience as a bonafide Oblate priest. He started out as the provincial youth director in 2005. Then he was assigned as prefect of discipline of the OSJ College Seminary from 2005 to 2007 at the same time director of postulants. In 2007, he set out as a missionary in Brazil during the years between 2007 and 2012. There he became involved in the pastoral apostolate at São Francisco de Asis in Aripuna, Mato Grosso. He initiated the opening of the Pre-seminary in Mato Grosso and became its first formator. Then he was transferred to Curitiba as formator of the seminary in Xaxim. Returning to the Philippines he was made assistant novice master and spiritual director of the OSJ schools from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, he was elected as vicar provincial. He was rector of the Junior professed in Buho, Amadeo when he assumed the office of the provincial superior. In 2019, the Superior General and his Council confirmed the continuation of his duty for another triennium.


Vicar Provincial
First Provincial Councilor
Rev. Fr. Edwin Tolentino, OSJ

He was ordained to the priesthood on August 23, 2003. The first sixteen years of his life as a perpetually professed were didacted inin the seminary formation. He started out in the Minor Seminary in 2002 as prefect of discipline then as rector in 2007. He was sent to Rome to study a diploma course on formation of at the Pontifical Gregorian University from 2010 to 2011. This proved to be of enormous use for the congregation in the years that followed. 1n 2011 he became director of the postulants. Then he was transferred to to the St. Joseph Marello Novitiate House as assistant novice master and eventually he became the novice master until 2019. Within his tenure as novice master he was able to lay down the program of reintegration of OSJ confreres who have left the community as well as the program for the ongoing formation of all perpetually professed members. At present, he is the Rector and Parish Priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Joseph the Patriarch in San Jose, Batangas.

Second Provincial Councilor
Rev. Fr. Eduardo Carandang, OSJ

Fr. Ed is the link, aside from Fr. Jayson, connecting the previous and the present provincial council together. He has assisted the Province in so many ways, since becoming a priest on February 10, 1996. Fr. Ed has acquired a formidable set of skills, among them managing finances, which he has learned being designated as economo in three consecutive assignments at the OSJ Minor Seminary (1996-2000), OSJ College Seminary (2000-2004) and the Most Holy Rosary Parish (2004-2007). He was the school treasurer of Holy Family Academy from 2004-2007. He became a missionary, serving as parish priest of Sto. Niño Parish in Mariveles, Bataan for three years. Then he was assigned as parish priest of St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish, San Jose, Batangas 2010-2013. For six years from 2013 to 2019, he was the Rector of the OSJ College Seminary. He was first elected as a Provincial Councilor in 2016 and re-elected in 2019, serving as Provincial Economo in both terms.



Third Provincial Councilor
Rev. Fr. Adonis Mamuyac, OSJ

The OSJ Philippine Province has seen the dramatic transformation of the Oblates of St. Joseph Minor Seminary ever since Fr. Adonis took office as its rector. But more than being a builder, Fr. Adonis is first of all an educator. Even efore being ordained to the priesthood, he has already earned his Master's in Teaching Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2004. He is one of Fr. Jayson's batchmates ordained on May 1, 2005 to the presbyterate. His first assignment as a priest was as dean of studies of the OSJ College Seminary until 2007. He took a year of rest for medical reason and stayed at Santuario de San Jose, Greenhills, Mandaluyong City. He resumed his assignment until 2009. In 2009, he stayed at the Marello Retreat House as a resident priest. He was transferred to Santuario de San Jose as parochial vicar from 2010 to 2013. He was appointed as Rector of the Minor Seminary in 2013. Six years after, he was elected as third provincial councilor. At present, he is the Rector and Parish Priest of Santuario de San Jose.

Fourth Provincial Councilor
Rev. Fr. Willie Alibagon, OSJ

He is the youngest member of the provincial council. He became a priest on June 25, 2011. He was first assigned as the parochial vicar of the Holy Family Parish and as treasurer of Santo Rosario Academy in Alupay, Rosario, Batangas. In 2012 to 2013, he stayed at the Studentato Internationale and took up a Licentiate in the Theology of Consercrated Life at the Clarentianum in Rome. However, he was not able to complete it and returned to the Philippines after a year. He was then assigned as the spiritual director of the OSJ College Seminary. In 2015, he was assigned as Prefect of the junior professed in Buho, Amadeo Cavite. Before the start of the second semester, he was given permission to continue his studies in Rome. In 2017, he resumed his responsibility as prefect and eventually as rector of the OSJ House of the Junior Professed in 2018. He was elected as provincial councilor in 2019 and at present continues as Rector of the clerics.