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Incumbent Bishops were re-elected in the 2016 Philippines Central Conference

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The incumbent bishops namely Bishop Pedro Torio, Bishop Ceriaco Francisco and Bishop Rodolfo Juan we’re re-elected in the 2016 Philippines Central Conference held in Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Angeles, Pampanga held on November 28 – December 4, 2016.

Bishop Torio was the first elected in the 6th balloting for his second term. Bishop Francisco was elected in the 12th balloting and also in his second term as a bishop. Bishop Juan was elected in the 16th balloting for his third term.

The election of the bishops was one of the main agenda of the Philippines Central Conference the highest legislative body of the United Methodist Church in the country which meets every four years. It was presided by the bishops both active and retired and with two bishops from the US. Bishop Sally Dick of Northern Illinois Conference and Bishop Grant Hagiya of California-Pacific Annual Conference were members of the presiding officers in the Philippines Central Conference.

Four clergy and four of the laity from STPPACE attended as delegates to this conference; from the clergy Rev. Edgar Cruz assigned in Cavite, Rev. Nazzer Oliveros of Atimonan UMC, Rev. Joseph Flores assigned in Las Pinas and Rev. Dexter Ceballos of Pacita UMC and from the laity, Julie Capulong of JRUMC, Nymfa Honrubia, Felipina Irenea of Atimonan UMC and Arturo Guanco of Pacita UMC. Also present were Rev. Joel Capulong of JRUMC and Rev. Leonora Macaday of Calamba UMC who were alternates. Rev. DS Francis Pera the STPPACE district superintendent also attended the event as clergy delegate from Rizal Conference.

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