Executive Commission

    The Iglesia Filipina Independiente has the General Assembly as the highest governing body that meets every three years. The Executive Commission is mandated by the General Assembly to act on its behalf, when not in session, on matters ordinarily within its jurisdiction. The Executive Commission meets regularly during the ad interim period.

    The Obispo Maximo presides as ex-officio Chairperson of the Executive Commission. Other members include the Chairperson of the National Lay Council, as ex-officio vice-chairperson; the General Secretary, as ex-officio secretary; the chairpersons of the Commission on Programs and Projects and the Commission on Business and Finance; five bishops elected by the Supreme Council of Bishops, five priests elected by the Council of Priests; and the three presidents of the national sectoral organizations of the men, women and youth of the Church.

    Two other elected officers of the Church, the General Treasurer and General Auditor, are given permanent invitation by the Executive Commission to join during regular meetings. They are permitted to deliberate but not granted with the right to vote.





    The Most Rev. Ephraim Fajutagana

    Obispo Maximo


    The Rt. Rev. Joselito Cruz

    General Secretary


    Mr. Saturnino Garvida

    General Treasurer


    Mr. Reynaldo Evangelista

    Auditor General


    The Rt. Rev. Rhee Timbang

    Chairperson, Supreme Council of Bishops


    The Rt. Rev. Ernesto Tadly

    Chairperson, North-Central Luzon Bishops Conference


    The Most Rev. Godofredo David 

    Chairperson, South-Central Luzon Bishops Conference


    The Rt. Rev. Tito Vilches

    Bishop, Visayas Bishops Conference


    The Rt. Rev. Robert Ilay

    Bishop, USA and Canada Conference


    The Rev. Jonash Joyohoy

    Chairperson, Council of Priests


    The Rev. Gilbert Garcia

    Governor General, National Priests Organization


    The Rev. Marco Sulayao

    Representative, COP Visayas


    The Rev. Emilyn Gasco-Dacuycuy

    Representative, COP North-Central Luzon


    The Rev. David Bitos

    Representative, COP Mindanao


    Atty. Tita Agbayani

    Chairperson, National Lay Council


    Mr. Danny Megia

    National President, Laymen of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente


    Mrs. Hilma Anino

    National President, Women of the Philippine Independent Church


    Mr. Donald Quio

    National President, Youth of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente


    Mr. Jerry M. Navarette

    Chairperson, Commission on Business and Finance


    The Rt. Rev. Ronelio Fabriquier

    Chairperson, Commission on Programs and Projects