UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

FACTORA, Fr. Julius Paul C., O.P., J.C.D.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Canon Law, 2012
Faculty of Canon Law, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Licentiate in Canon Law, 2008
Faculty of Canon Law, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2005
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Certificate in Preaching, 2006
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies-Institute of Preaching, Quezon City

Certificate in Philosophy, 2002
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1995
College of Nursing, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Area of Specialization

Legal Medicine, Local Legislations, Bioethics, Secular Institute and Societies of Apostolic Life, The Teaching Office of the Church, Sacrament of Matrimony, Matrimonial Tribunal, Sp. QQ on Religious Life, Procedures for the Removal and Transfer of Parish Priests

Published Work

Articles:

“Excommunication: An Introduction,” in Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. 89, no. 894 (2014), pp. 81-86. 

“New Evangelization needs Canon Law: An Executive Summary,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. 89, no. 896 (2014), pp. 277-287. 

“Can We Confess Online?” in Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. 88, no. 893 (2013) pp. 625-629. 

“The Sacrament of Confession: Amidst Modern Means of Communication,” Life Today (July 2013), pp. 15-20.

The Concepts of Lengthy Absence from a Religious House and of Exclaustration from an Institute of Consecrated Life Found in cc. 665 § 1 & cc. 686 §§ 1,3 as Applied in the Manual of Procedures of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, Manila: UST Faculty of Canon Law, 2012.

 “Legal Medicine,” in Canonews, The Official Student Newsletter of the Faculty of Canon Law, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, (First Semester, A.Y. 2008-2009), pp. 1, 3.

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Canon Law, UST, Manila (since January 28, 2020)
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Canon Law, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines (since November 29, 2012 to January 28, 2020)
  • Member, Corporación of the University of Santo Tomas
  • Member, Board of Trustees of the University of Santo Tomas
  • Regent, UST College of Nursing, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Syndic, Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, España, Manila
  • Council Member, Council of the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, España, Manila
  • Council Member, UST Faculty of Canon Law
  • Member, Canon Law Society of the Philippines
  • Member, Dominican Province of the Philippines Committee for the Pending Cases of Brothers in irregular Status
  • Member, Dominican Province of the Philippines Board of Editors (Review of Published Books by the Province)
  • Associate Judge, Diocese of Pasig Tribunal of First Instance (November 2017 to present)
  • Associate Judge, Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam Ecclesiastical Tribunal (Nov 2017 to present)
  • Associate Judge, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Pangasinan (Jan 2018 to present)
  • Advocate, Diocesan Matrimonial Tribunal of Boac, Marinduque (April 2010 to present)
  • Defender of the Bond, Metropolitan Tribunal of Manila (June 2014 to present)
  • Defender of the Bond/ Promoter of Justice, Diocese of Cubao Tribunal of First Instance (December 2016 to present)
  • Defender of the Bond, Diocese of Pasig Tribunal of First Instance (January 2012 to November 2017)

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences Delivered:

  • “A Closer Look on Lack of Sufficient Use of Reason as a Ground for Church Declaration of Nullity”, Diocese of Cubao Pre-Judicial Marriage Counselors’ ongoing formation, March 16, 2019
  • “Rights & Obligations of the Lay Faithful According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law”, Good Shepherd Parish, San Diego, California, USA September 26, 2018
  •  “Rights & Obligations of the Lay Faithful According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law”, Sts. Chastan & Imbert Hall, Penang Malaysia, September 8, 2018.
  • “Kalma lang Bes!: A Seminar on Positive Approaches to Mental Health”, University of Santo Tomas Counseling and Career Center, April 12-13, 2018
  • “The Dominican Ideals in Forming Effective Study Habit”, Dominican International School of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, March 22-24, 2018
  • “Nurturing the Self: Promoting the Well-being of Thomasian Student Nurses”, UST Medicine Auditorium, March 15, 2018.
  • “Updates on Matrimonial Law: Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus”, Good Shepherd Parish, San Diego, California, USA October 5, 2017
  • “Update on Canonical Matrimonial Law”, Archdiocese of Dagupan Clergy, Dagupan, Pangasinan, April 7, 2017
  • “Updates on Matrimonial Process”, UST College of Nursing Faculty Development, Green Canyon Eco Art Resort, Mabalacat, Pampanga, April 2, 2017
  • “Innovations of Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus 2015 as Compared with Code of Canon Law 1983” Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), CBCP Plenary Hall, January 25-26, 2017
  • “Christian Pilgrimage: Our Journey to Fullness of Religious Life”, Retreat for Missioneras Dominican Sisters of Barrigada, Guam, July 29 to August 8, 2016
  • “Leadership Workshop”, Dominican International School of Taiwan for DOMNET, Faculty, Staff & Volunteer Parents, Taipei, Taiwan, January 18-22, 2016
  • “Advent: Preparing Couples for the Year of Mercy & Compassion”, Sta. Bernadita Parish, Yigo, Guam, November 28, 2015 
  • “Dominican Formation as Way to Succeed in Life”, Inspirational Message delivered to graduating class of Dominican Catholic School in Yigo, Guam, May 2015
  • “Season of Lent: A Moment of Reflection”, UST Simbahayan, Brgy. Lambakin, Marilao, Bulacan, March 29, 2015
  • Evangelii Gaudium as a way to Prepare for Advent” & “Ministry of Service”, talks given to Parishioners & Ministry Servers, St. Anthony Church, Tamuning, Guam, November 25-December 2, 2014
  • UST Canon Law Week, January 8, 2014. “Canonical Solutions to Irregular Unions: Divorce Mentality & Exclusion of Indissolubility”
  • UST Canon Law Week, January 8, 2014. “Matrimonial Jurisprudence: Is a Valid Wedding Possible Without Faith”
  • “REVOCO: Motivating the Inner Self” UST College of Nursing, Nursing Week Seminar. 21 November 2013.
  • 17th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of UST Nurses Association of America, Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 2-4, 2013. “Believe in Thomasian Exceptionalism”.
  • “Catechesis on the New Roman Missal” UST College of Nursing, PAX Romana Unit, November 9, 2012 

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences Attended:

UNIVERSITY-WIDE

  • CICLSAL Praxis & Procedures of the Holy See with Regard to Institutes of Consecrated Life & Societies of Apostolic Life, UST Faculty of Canon Law, August 14-18, 2017, by Rev. Fr. Elias L. Ayuban, Jr., cmf, JCD
  • UST Canon Law Week 2017, UST February 9-10, 2017, “Emerging Challenges to Family Life in the Perspective of Canon Law” by Prof. Miroslav Konstanc Adam, OP, JCD, Roman Rota, Universitas Pontificium Angelicum)
  • Conference on Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, UST, November 24, 2015 by Msgr. Edgardo Pangan, JCD & Rev. Fr. Danilo Flores, JUD
  • UST Canon Law Week 2014, UST, January 7-8, 2014, “Canon Law & Canon Lawyers at the Service of the New Evangelization”
  • Administrative and Academic Officials’ Seminar and Teambuilding Activities; “Powering Up with People, Purpose, Passion”; June 16-19, 2014 St. Paul Renewal Center, Alfonso, Cavite
  • UST Canon Law Week 2013 (Of Doors and Keys: Faith and the Law)
    1. Defection of Faith and Canonical Marriage (Fr. Danilo Flores, JUD)
    2. Intima Ecclesiae Natura – Integrating the Church’s Mission of Charity in the Philippine Context (Rev. Fr. Reginaldo Mananzan, S.J., JCD
  • UST Canon Law Week 2012 (Canon Law: Its Relevance in the Face of the Modern Day Controversies)
    1. Leaving the Priesthood: Canonical Procedures for the Dispensation from Priestly Ministry and Celibacy (Msgr. Rey Manuel Monsanto, JCD)
    2. Normae de Gravioribus and other More Serious Crimes (Fr. Jaime Achacoso, JCD)
    3. Civil Law Procedures (Criminal Law Procedures) (Atty. Ma. Liza Lopez-Rosario, DCL
  • UST Canon Law Week 2011, January 6-7, 2011 (Ad Misericordia ad Justitiam)
    1. Penal Process and Canonical Remedy (Msgr. Edgardo Pangan, JCD)
    2. Erring Priests and Aftermath (Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.) 
  • UST Canon Law Week, Faculty of Canon Law, UST, January 7-8, 2010. 
  • UST Canon Law Week, Faculty of Canon Law, UST, January 7-9, 2009.
  • UST Canon Law Week, Faculty of Canon Law, UST, January 10-12, 2008.

REGIONAL/NATIONWIDE

  • CLSP National Convention 2019, Cebu City, City
    “Collaboration between the Philippine Church and the State” 
  • CLSP National Convention 2017, Legazpi City, Albay
    “From Mitis Iudex to Amoris Laetitia and Beyond: The Canonical Provisions for the Pastoral Care of Problematic Matrimonial Situations” by Prof. Miroslav Konstanc Adam, OP, JCD, Roman Rota, Universitas Pontificium Angelicum)
  • CLSP National Convention 2015, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, “Challenges to Marriage and the Family” by Prof. Nilo Divina, JD (Dean, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Law) & Archbishop Oscar Cruz, DD, JCD (Judicial Vicar, National Appelate Matrimonial Tribunal)
  • CLSP National Convention 2015, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
    “Academic Freedom and Catholic Education: A Symposium on the State of Catholic Education in the Philippines” by Prof. Stefan Muckl, JCD, Pontificia Universita della Santa Croce, Roma
  • CLSP National Convention 2014, Malvar, Batangas
    “The Filipino Laity and the New Evangelization”
    1. The Canonical Status of the Layperson (Prof. Luis Navarro, Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome)
    2. The Pastoral Demands of the New Evangelization (Fr. Jaime B. Achacoso, JCD)
    3. New Eccelsial Movements in the Papal Teachings and its Juridical Implications (Prof. Luis Navarro)
    4. The Dispensation from the Clerical State: Procedure (Prof. Luis Navarro)
  • 37th Annual Philippine Association of Religious Treasurers, Marco Polo, Cebu, Philippines. 14-18 November 2013.
  • CLSP National Convention 2013, Bacolod, April 8 – 11, 2013. 
    “From the Barangay to the World: Towards a Guidelines for BECs and a Personal Prelature for OFWs”
  • CLSP National Convention 2012, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, April 16-19, 2012
  • 18th CLSP Annual National Convention, Elijah Spirituality Center, Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Tagbilaran, Bohol, 12-15 April 2010
    1. Personal Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions by Fr. Eduardo Baura, JCD, Dean, Faculty of Canon law, Pontificia Universita della Santa Croce, Roma
    2. The Priests in the Personal Circumscriptions:  Juridical Aspects

INTERNATIONAL

  • 22nd Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of UST Nurses Alumni International, San Diego, California, USA, September 27-30, 2018. “Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, and Shaping the Future through Influence, Inspiration and Innovation”
  • 21th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of UST Nurses Alumni International, San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 29-October 1, 2017. “USTNAI 2017: Celebrating A Legacy of Advocacy, Leadership, & Caring”
  • Matrimonial Tribunal Practices of Archdiocese of Bangkok, Thailand, November 20-25, 2016
  • Practicum on Matrimonial Tribunals, Diocese of Penang, Malaysia, October 24-28, 2016
  • 20th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of UST Nurses Alumni International, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 28-30, 2016
  • Canonization Process of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan and Fr. Truong Buu Diep, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 12-15, 2016
  • Seminar on The Simplification of Marriage Nullity Procedures in Preparation for the release of Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, Saint Paul University, Faculty of Canon Law, Ottawa, Canada, November 18-21, 2015
  • 19th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of UST Nurses Alumni International, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 15-19, 2015
  • 18th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of Nurses Association of America, Los Angeles, California, USA, August 1-3, 2014. “Celebrate Nursing Heroism and Leadership”
  • 5th Renewal Course on Marriage Law and Canonical Procedures, Pontificia Universita dela Santa Croce, Rome, Italy, September 16-20, 2013
  • 16th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of Nurses Association of America, New York, USA, August 10-12, 2012
  • 14th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of Nurses Association of America, San Francisco, California, USA, July 22-25, 2010
  • 13th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of Nurses Association of America, Detroit, Michigan, USA, September 8-10, 2009

Participant:

  • Tottori College of Nursing, Japan. UST College of Nursing Official Delegate for Collaboration. May 28-June 4, 2019.
  • Niagara College, Niagara, Canada. UST College of Nursing Official Delegate for Study in Niagara Familiarization Trip. May 14 to 20, 2016
  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. UST College of Nursing Official Delegate for signing of the Memorandum of Agreement & Memorandum of Understanding.  26 May 2014 to 01 June 2014.
  • Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Thailand (UBRU). Research Collaboration & Knowledge Exchange between UST & UBRU. 12-15 March 2014.
  • Oita University (National University), Oita, Japan. UST College of Nursing Official Delegate for collaboration & external linkage. 14-17 February 2013.
  • National Taiwan University (NTU) Taipei, Taiwan. UST College of Nursing Official Delegate for collaboration & external linkage.  11-14 April 2012.
  • Yeonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. UST College of Nursing Official Delegate for collaboration & external linkage. 26-29 May 2010.

Outreach Activities: 

  • Sustaining Community Building, Barangay Dos, Marilao, Bulacan.

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