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. Dave 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