Rome, 17 January 2021 -- On 7 January 2021, the Rector Major appointed Fr Fidel MA. Daza Orendain as the sixth Provincial of the Province of Mary Help of Christians Philippines South Pakistan for the six years from 2021-2027.
Fr Fidel MA. Daza Orendain, SDB was born on 24/04/1965 in Manila (the Philippines). He made his first profession on 01/04/1985 and perpetual profession on 28/03 1993. He was ordained to the priesthood in 08/12/1993.
Since 1997, Fr Orendain has belonged to the Philippines South Province. From 2001 to 2003 he studied Salesian Spirituality in Berkeley, California. He earned his Masters Degree in Communication from Georgetown University in Washington DC and has a Doctorate in Communications from the University of the Philippines.
In the province of the Philippines-South, he carried out his ministry at the Formation Center in Talisay-Lawa-an, Don Bosco Technical College (Boys’ Town) and the Provincial House, Talamban. In 2019, he was appointed rector of the Don Bosco Technical College community.
Fr Fidel has maanged FIS Social communications for more than 20 years. Currently he is also the President, Dean and Vice president for Academics of Don Bosco Technical College. His service extends to being the head of the Region VII of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines which puts him in charge of 124 Catholic Schools in the Visayas.
The province of the Philippines-South has 106 professed members, with 68 priests, 17 Brothers, 21 candidates to priesthood and 6 novices The province has various services like schools, centers for children in difficult circumstance, social outreach programs, retreat centers, boarding houses, seminaries, prison ministry, training centers, and parishes which serve thousands of young people and parishioners.
We pray for the new superior of the Philippines South Pakistan to animate all the confreres and lay mission partners in this challenging period impacted by the Covid pandemic.