ABOGADO, fr. Jannel N., O.P.

Academic Qualifications

Research Interests


  • Doctor in Theology and Patristic Sciences, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Lateran University – Rome, Italy, 2013
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2006
  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2006
  • Bachelor of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies – Quezon City, Philippines, 1999
  • Augustinian Studies
  • Christological Development during the 5th Century
  • Post-Chalcedonian Christological DevelopmentPre-Nicene Theological Trajectories
  • The Trinitarian Theology of the Cappadocian Fathers
  • Trinitarian Development in the Fourth Century

Courses Handled

Professional Activities

  • Dogma Section Chair, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology (2015-present)
  • Professor of Patrology and Dogma, Faculty of Sacred Theology, UST
  • Member, Permanent Commission for the Promotion of Studies, Order of Preachers (2017-2023)
  • Coordinator of Regents for the Asia-Pacific Region, Order of Preachers (2017-2023)
  • Regent of Studies, Dominican Province of the Philippines (2016-2020)
  • Director, University of Santo Tomas – Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (until 2020)
  • Chair, Commission on Intellectual Life, Dominican Province of the Philippines (2016-2020)
  • Moderator, Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Dominican Province of the Philippines (2016-2018)
  • Committee on Affiliation and Incorporation Member, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology (June 2015 – present)
  • Member, Faculty Council, Faculty of Sacred Theology, UST (June 2014 – present)
  • Director, UST Center for Religious Studies and Ethics
  • RegentUST Junior High School
  • Executive Secretary, Episcopal Office on Bioethics, Catholic Conference Bishops of Philippines (October 13, 2014-present)

Selected Publications


Journal Articles

  • “Theology of Homoousios in the thought of Athanasius of Alexandria,” in Philippiniana Sacra, 54/162 (May-Aug 2019), 255-278.
  • “The Anti-Arian Theology of the Council of Nicea of 325” in Angelicum, 94/2 (2017), 255-286.
  • “Manuel Piñon, OP’s Retrieval of the Biblical Significance of the Doctrine of Predestination” in Philippiniana Sacra XLXIV (May-Aug. 2016), 373-401.
  • “Hilary of Poitiers making East and West Meet: The Conciliatory Theology of De Synodis,” in Philippiniana Sacra XLXII (Sept.-Oct. 2015), 437-472.
  • “Persecution and Martyrdom in the Early Church. History, Motives and Theology,” in Philippiniana Sacra XLXI (May-Aug. 2015), 207-246.
  • “Natural Family Planning, Contraception, and Abortion: A Critical Consideration of the RH Law,” in Philippiniana Sacra XLIX (Sept.-Dec. 2014), 303-328.
  • Kantian Morality as Respect,” in Philippiniana Sacra XLIV (Jan.-Apr. 2009), 61-80.
  • Theological Constants in Tommaso d’Aquino’s Theology of Justice,” co-authored with Ronald Cortel and Joel Sagut, in Philippiniana Sacra XLII (Jan.-Apr. 2008), 33-55.
  • The Cult of Saints among Filipino Catholics: A Study of Inculturation,” in Philippiniana Sacra XLI (Sept.-Dec. 2006), 499-541.
  • “The Development of the Practice and the Doctrine of the Cult of Saints in the Catholic Tradition” in Colloquia Manilana (2006), 66-111.

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