A New Custos for the Philippines

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The Sixth Ordinary Custodial Chapter of the Philippine Custody of the Immaculate Conception and Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza has elected Friar Mariel M. Santos as the new Provincial Custos.

Friar Mariel was elected on the fourth ballot of the Chapter on February 18, 2010. In the afternoon the Chapter elected his definitory consisting of the Vicar: Friar Alfonsus M. Panaligan, Secretary: Friar Pascual Fidel M. Ramos, Treasurer: Friar Francis Victor M. Mateo, and Definitor: Friar Dennis M. Vargas.

Friar Mariel was born on March 24, 1971 in Hagonoy, Bulacan. He made his First Profession on March 19, 1994 and his Solemn Vows on September 17, 1999. He was ordained on October 20, 2001.