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Fr. Isabelo San Luis, SVD



The PRESIDENT Fr. Isabelo “Bel’ Ruiz San Luis, SVD was

ordained priest on September 18,


1971. His first assignment was assistant parish priest at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Cubao Quezon City; then he was transferred to the Divine Word College of Legaspi, Albay. After five years, he was assigned to the Divine Word College of Laoag (DWCL). From Laoag, he became rector of Divine Word Formation Center in Urdaneta Pangasinan, and then returned to Laoag. After a total of nine years as president of DWCL, he was assigned to Catholic Trade Manila and subsequently to Verbum House in Los Banos, Laguna for a year then to St. Jude Parish in San Miguel, Manila until his transfer to his present assignment in Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City. From school work, Fr. Bel shifted to the social communications apostolate of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). He helps financially hard-up seminarians, he put up a scholarship program called “Adopt a Seminarian” which presently supports 20 seminarians belonging to seminaries and religious congregations all over the country.


Fr. Bel hosts a teleradyo program, Salitang Buhay, on DZMM, ABS-CBN at 8:30 to 10:00pm every Sunday. Is a religious program anchored on God’s Word, which applies to various sectors of society: spiritual, moral, economic, and political. It’s the Word in the World. Salitang Buhay is inspired by Christ’s words: “Everyone who listens to my words and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on rock.” (Matthew 7,24).


In 2003, he started the TV apostolate of the SVD as the executive producer of “Family TV Mass” – which aims to Bring Good News to the Filipino Families through Television aired every Sunday, 7:00 to 8:00am on IBC 13 and on GMA Pinoy TV International. Other TV projects were, “7 Last Words” – since 2000 and “Misa de Gallo & Misa Aguinaldo” – since 2005.