Functions of the Legal Office

1. It shall render legal opinions whenever tasked to do so by the Plenary Assembly, the Permanent Council, the President of the Conference, or any other Member of the Conference.

2. It shall advise the General Secretariat on any existing or proposed legislation affecting the pastoral interest of the Church in the Philippines.

3. It shall study all the Bills emanating from the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives, and provide the General Secretariat with an evaluation thereof in the light of Catholic teaching.

4. It shall actively participate, on behalf of the General Secretariat, in Senate, House, Joint Committee, Hearings and in the meetings of technical Working Groups regarding Bills which particularly affect the life of the Church.

5. It shall prepare and deliver, in the name of the General Secretariat, Position Papers on Bills only as long as they are the particular concern of the Church.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

The Official Website of

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In-charge, Legal Office:

Bp. Antonieto D. Cabajog, DD

Executive Secretary:

Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong




CBCP Building

470 General Luna Street

Intramuros, Manila

Tel: (02) 527-4054




Atty. Sabino Padilla

Address: 7th Floor Padilla-de los Reyes Building

232 Juan Luna St., Binondo, Manila


Tel. : (02) 241-0094

Fax : (02) 241-6767