The Office on Bioethics:

1. Shall act as an advisory body to the CBCP regarding decisions and opinions to be taken in matters related to bioethics, and to disseminate and defend where necessary the teaching of the Church on bioethical issues, especially in the Philippine context.

2. Shall assist the CBCP in making moral judgment regarding certain moral dilemmas of bioethical concern.

3. Shall help the CBCP to shape public opinion and government policy on bioethical concerns.

4. Shall promote discussion of medico-moral issues as these touch the lives of the Filipino populace.

5. Shall see to it that the Head of the Office organize its unit, carry out its programs and whatever may be needed to accomplish the objectives of the Office.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

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Bp. Ricardo L. Baccay


Abp. Mario Peralta


Bp. Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB

Bp. Camilo D. Gregorio

Executive Secretary

Rev. Fr. Jannel N. Abogado, OP


Center for Religious Studies and Ethics

University of Santo Tomas

EspaƱa, Manila

Tel: (02) 406 1611 loc 8659