2017 November Foreword

Address from our President


17 November 2017


From the Desk of Anju Castigador
Filii Sancti Dominici Philippinensis, Inc.
Quezon City, Philippines


Epistoliorum has finally seen the light of day!

Adding almost two years to our decade of existence, our organization has brought to fruition the hope of most of its members: to have a forum where we could formally express our views, opinions, and perspectives on issues which are relevant to us as former Dominicans living in the secular world.

It is hoped that through this medium, our Filii brothers, regardless of geographical location, will be kept abreast of the current news in the Church, the Dominican Order, the Dominican Province of the Philippines, the different Filii chapters in the Philippines and worldwide, and our individual members and their families. In addition to our existing social media accounts, Epistoliorum will help us achieve better and faster ways of sharing communication, implementing projects, achieving common goals, fostering unity and enhancing the brotherhood that we had forged during our religious formation.

I would like to thank everyone who helped make this dream a reality, especially our Filii brothers in North America, Frays Joel Gabriel, Peter Nunez, and Ted Fullona.


Fraternally yours,

Fray Anju Castigador
FSDPI President

Anju Castigador
"Fray Anju" is the youngest of six children of the Spouses Juan Castigador and Paz Concepcion of Calinog, Iloilo. After his high school graduation from Mary Immaculate Academy of the OP-Molo in 1976, he joined the Dominican Order and was sent to Aquinas University in Legaspi City for his postulancy. On May 12 of the following year, he received the Dominican habit in Iloilo City where he received his novitiate formation. On May 13, 1978, he took his simple profession in Santo Domingo Church where he stayed as a student-brother. After his college graduation from the Dominican House of Studies and upon the expiration of his vows, he left the religious life and studied law at the Ateneo de Manila University. His professional exposure includes working at the Office of the Solicitor General, being General Counsel of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc., managing partner at the Alpaño Angeles & Castigador Law Offices, Customs collector, Vice President Legal Group of Philsteel Holdings Corp., and currently Chairman of the Board of Pacific-Atlantic Business Management Consulting, Inc. In January 2017, he assumed the presidency of Filii Sancti Dominici Philippinensis, Inc. Anju is happily married to Dr. Ma. Corazon Mendoza-Castigador with whom he has two children.

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