555 thru 1 Bishop, 13 Priests, 5550 Donors

5 Million to raise

555 aims to raise 5 Million Pesos worth of donations, either in cash or pledge,to defray half of the remaining debt (10 Million pesos) accumulated through the construction of San Isidro Labrador Diocesan Pastoral Center in the Malaybalay City, the Seat of the Diocese of Malaybalay. The other half will be raised through the Concert Tour of Paring Bukidnon in Canada and USA.

10 Concerts

The amount will be raised through at least 10 concerts of 13 Paring Bukidnon and Bishop Jose A. Cabantan, DD himself scheduled in different parishes within the Diocese of Malaybalay. The concert series will serve also as preparation for their Concert Tour in Canada and USA.

15 Levels of Giving

The project encourages everyone to participate by offering 15 “Giving Levels” to choose from. (a.25,000 b.20,000 c.15,000 d.10,000 e.7,500 f.5,000 g.4,000 h.3,000 i.2,000 j.1,000 k.500 l.400 m.300 n.200 0.100)

5550 Magnanimous Donors

5550 generous donors will be tapped throughout the fundraising project; 555 in each concert. Donors can be individual or group.

Pledging period and Paying period

The night of each concert serves as launching of the pledging period which will last until August 31, 2012. The Month of August is the beginning of Paying Period and will end on December 31, 2012.

Distribution of Donation

The individual participating parishes will get 50% of their respective net collected pledges. The remaining 50% will be for the DPC. Moreover, if a concert raises a net amount of Php 1Million of collected pledges, the amount in excess of Php 1M will be shared by the participating parishes according to their percentage contribution to the total gross amount.

How to HELP

You can participate through any of the following ways:

  • AS DONOR – donating any of the amounts listed; or
  • AS SOLICITOR – soliciting donations from relatives and friends, or getting your family, clan, class, group of friends, BEC Cell, organization, or company to contribute to raise any of the amounts listed.

For more information

For further information, you may go to or contact the following offices:

  1. Diocesan Pastoral Center Office – San Isidro-Murillo Sts, Malaybalay City Contact Person – Mrs. Teresita Quijada (09052929105/0882212606)
  2. Bishop’s House Office – Mampaalong St, Malaybalay City                            Contact Person – Ms. Lizel Wabe (09158692424/0888131403)

Find them on Facebook – 555Malaybalay-Official

555 A Diocesan campaign to raise funds for the Diocesan Pastoral Center

555 A Diocesan campaign to raise funds for the Diocesan Pastoral Center

5 Million

10 Concerts

15 Levels of Giving,

5550 Magnanimous Donors.


Dear Parishioners,

Peace and Love in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Pastoral care is of utmost importance and priority. As such, our Diocese has made every effort to make pastoral services more available and within reach to all of you, my dear parishioners. It is for this reason that the Diocesan Pastoral Center (DPC) was built right at the heart of the Diocese and of Bukidnon, in Malaybalay City, beside the San Isidro Cathedral. The DPC holds the different offices of the diocesan commissions and committees, and all – lay, religious, and clergy alike – who are involved in these commissions and committees for easy coordination and collaboration.

This idea was conceived during the time of my predecessor, now bishop-emeritus Honesto C. Pacana, SJ, DD, and the construction started during his time as well. By the time I assumed office, the accounts payable already reached Php 22M. Thanks be to God, our many local donors (organizations, parishes, schools, and individual families) plus, when I went to Rome for the gathering of the new bishops, the Italian Bishops’ Conference, through the kindness of His Excellency Msgr. Giovanni Battista Gandolfo, President of the Comitato per gli Interventi Caritativi, contributed a lot to help defray the cost of the construction. However, upon the completion of the project, we are still left with accounts payable in the amount of Php 10M.

Given the importance of the Diocesan Pastoral Center and the outstanding accounts payable, I am knocking on your generous hearts to help us settle tese accounts ONCE AND FOR ALL.

This is our Pastoral Center. Our Catholic Pride. Our own.

In line with our vision as “One family of Basic Ecclesial Communities,” together, I believe we can do this!

“That God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ” (1 Pt 4:11)!

Cordially Yours in Christ the Good Shepherd,

Jose Araneta Cabantan, DD

Bishop of Malaybalay