Ecclesiastical Faculties

RODRIGUEZ, Fr. Romulo V., O.P., J.C.D.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Canon Law, 2001, Magna Cum Laude
Pontificia Studiorum Universitas A. S. Thoma  AQ. In Urbe

Licentiate in Canon Law, March 19, 1996, Cum Laude
Faculty of Canon Law, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, March 20, 1992, Magna Cum Laude
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas

Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy, 1989, Magna Cum Laude
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon Ave, Q.C.

Area of Specialization

Christ’s Faithful (cc 204-231)

The Clergy (cc. 232-297)

Hierarchical Constitution of the Church (cc. 330-572)  Supreme Authority of the Church and the Particular Churches and their Groupings

Seminar: Process of Beatification and Canonization

Basic Latin 1 and 2

Published Work


 “The Diocesan Bishop and Catholic Universities in the Light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae,” Rome, 2001.



Contributor on the Formularies on Memorandum of Agreement (Entrustment of a Work in a Parish.  Procedures and Formularies for Religious Institutes. Edited by Elias Ayuban, Jr, CMF and Javier Gonzalez, OP. Manila, 2011.

“Munus Docendi of the Diocesan Bishop According to the Second Vatican Council,” in Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXXII, no. 85 (July – August 2006, pp. 635-662.

“Issues and Problems Affecting the Juridical Relationship between the Diocesan Bishop and the Catholic Universities,” PHILIPPINE CANONICAL FORUM, Vol. V, 2003, 51-74. 

“The Role of the Catholic Universities in the Teaching Mission of the Church,” COLLOQUIA MANILANA, Vol. 10, 2002, 49-82.


Book Reviews:  

Velarde H, Vergara R, Gonzales, OP, J (eds), Handbook of Formularies for the Use of Chancery and Parish Officers.  The Sacraments.  Manila: UST Publishing House, 2005, 2nd edition, 272 p.  Philippine Canonical Forum, Vol IX, January-December 2007, pp 344-345.

Woestman, William, Canonization: Theology, History, Process. (Ottawa: St. Paul University, Faculty of Canon Law, 2002), 383pp. in Philippine Canonical Forum, Vol. VI (January-December 2004), 335-336. Also in The CLSP Gazette, Vol. 8.16 (July-December, 2003), 14.

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

Tribunal Experiences:

  • Defender of the Bond, Diocese of Paranaque, 9 Dec 2017  until  the present
  • Associate Judge, Diocese of Pasig, 16 November 2017 until the present
  • Defender of the Bond, Diocese of Cubao, 2016 until the present
  • Defender of the Bond, Diocese of Pasig, 2014 – 2016


Administrative Posts:

  • DPPI Provincial Secretary, 2016 until the present
  • Member, DPPI Provincial Council, 2016 until the present
  • Provincial Archivist, DPPI, 2016 until the present
  • Associate Editor, PHILDOM, 2016 until the present
  • Member, Commission on the Promotion of Studies,  (Rome, Italia), 2013-2016
  • Coordinator for the Asia Pacific Region, Commission on Intellectual Life, 2013-2016
  • Regent of Studies, DPPI, 2012 until 2016
  • Member, DPPI Provincial Council, 2012-2016
  • Member, DPPI Formation Council, 2012-2016
  • Coordinator, DPPI Commission on Intellectual Life, 2012-2016
  • Provincial Promoter of Vocations, 2006-2012
  • Member, Formation Council, 2006-2012
  • Regent, UST Institute of Physical Therapy, 1998-1999, UST College of Education 2002-2012, UST Education High School 2002-2012, and UST Grade School 2002-2011, UST College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, May 2006-2016
  • Member, Regent of Studies, 2002-2016
  • Chaplain, 1995 WYD in Manila, Philippines, 1997 WYD in Paris, France, 2000 WYD in Chaplain, Rome, Italy, 2005 in Koln, Germany, chaplain to Holy Land (Jordan, Israel and Egypt, 2012)
  • Chaplain, UST Students/official/OP delegation in various events held in USA, Brazil, Chaplain, Israel, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France, Czech 
  • Chaplain, Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Croatia, Cambodia, UAE, South Korea, Thailand, Chaplain, Taiwan, Macau, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, (2006-2016).
  • Assistant Director, UST Center for Campus Ministry, 1995-1999



  • Director, Ongoing Development 2013 until the present
  • Member as Board of Directors 2011 until the present 


Speaker on:

  • Ex Corde Ecclesiae:  Letran as a Catholic Institution, Letran Abucay Administrative Officials, Abucay, Bataan, 30 August 2017
  • Nourishing Mercy and Compassion, UST Hospital Administrative Officials and Staff, UST Hospital Auditorium, 15/22 March 2017.
  •  Marriage: Declaration of Nullity: Annulment,  twice in a year in every semester among the Senior University Students of the College of Education and College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Santo Tomas (from 2002 until 2016).
  • Building a Holistic Vision to Be Good Public Servants, Administrative Officials of the Department of Tourism in the Southern Tagalog Region, Diamond Hotel, Manila, 22 November 2013. 

Organizer and Participant in: 

  • 25th CLSP Annual Convention, Mercy and Compassion in the Matrimonial Process (From Amoris Laetitia to Mitis Judex), Oriental Hotel, Legazpi City, 13-16 February 2017.
  • 24th CLSP Annual National Convention, Challenges to Marriage and the Family, Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, 29 February to 3 March 2016.
  • 23rd CLSP Annual National Convention, Academic Freedom and Catholic Education:  A Challenge to the Church, Hotel Essencia, 9-12 February 2015.
  • 22nd CLSP Annual Convention, The Filipino Laity and the New Evangelization, Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas, 28 April to 1 May 2014.
  • 21st CLSP Annual Convention, From the Barangay to the World:  Towards Guidelines for BEC’s and a Personal Prelature for OFWs, Planta Hotel, Bacolod City, 8-11 April 2013.
  • 20th CLSP Annual Convention, From Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela to Delicta Graviora:  A Case for Liturgical Fidelity, Hotel Centro, 16-19 April 2012.
  • 19th CLSP Annual Convention, Basic Ecclesial Communities, Hotel Tavern-Borromeo St, Surigao City, 26-29 April 2011.
  • 18th CLSP Annual National Convention, Personal Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions, Elijah Spirituality Center, Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Tagbilaran, Bohol, 12-15 April 2010.  
  • 17th CLSP National Convention, The Filipino Migrant Workers and their Families:  A Canonico-Pastoral Challenge to the Philippine Church, CAP Convention Hall, CAP Building, Vigan City, 21-22 April 2009. 
  • 16th CLSP National Convention, The Penal Law and the Penal Process of the Church:  Crime and Punishment, Mallberry Suites Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, 14-17 April 2008.
  • 15th CLSP Annual Convention,  Toward an Authentic Juridical Anthropology of Marriage/Jurisprudence in Marriage Nullity Under the New Code of Canon Law, Monte Villa Hotel, Banilad Cebu City, 16-19 April 2007.
  • 14th CLSP Annual Convention, “Current Issues of the Consecrated Life”, Montevista Resort, Pansol, Calamba City, 24-27 April 2006.
  • 13th CLSP Annual Convention, The Priest, Pastor and Moulder of Saints, MacArthur Park Beach Hotel,  Palo, Leyte, 16-19 April 2007.
  • 12th CLSP Annual Convention, The Church and the Political Community:  Theologico-Pastoral Aspects of Political Life, Meralco Foundation, Talisay, Batangas, 19-24 April 2004.  
  • 11th CLSP Annual Convention, Business Inn, Canon Law at the Service of the Family, Bacolod City, April 28-May 1, 2003.
  • 10th CLSP Annual Convention, CLSP:  A Decade of Service for Pastoral Renewal, Aklan Training Center, Kalibo, Aklan, 8-11 April 2002.
  • 7th CLSP Annual Convention, Current Issues/Tribunal Matters:  Prevailing Grounds in Matrimonial Cases/Parish Pastoral Councils, Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City, 12-16 April 1999.
  • 6th CLSP Annual Convention, Canonico-Pastoral Implications of Lay Organizations and Covenanted Communities/Temporal Goods of the Church, Asiaworld Resort Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 27 Apr-1 May 1998.
  • 5th CLSP Annual Convention, Canon 1095 Psychic Incapacities in Marriage Nullity Declaration Cases, Cagayan Capitol College Function Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, 7-10 April 1997.
  • 4th CLSP Annual Convention, Empowerment of the Laity, Freemasonry, The Family Code of the Philippines, Maria Assumpta Seminary Cabanatuan City, 15-18 April 1996.
  • 3rd CLSP Annual Convention, Marriage Nullity Declaration on Psychical Grounds:  Its Implications to the Family Apostolate/The Fundamental Rights of the Laity, L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City, 25-27 April 1995.


UST Faculty of Canon Law Conferences

  • Annual Canon Law Conferences spearheaded by the UST Faculty of Canon Law during its Canon Law Week every January (From 1995 until the present)

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