Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales (2003-2011)
Born on August 10, 1932 in Batangas City. Studied at San Jose Minor Seminary and at San Jose Major Seminary, Manila. While as Bishop of the Diocese of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, accompanied local church in its gallant struggle against unbridled commercial and illegal logging, and represented Malaybalay in the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Became Archbishop of Lipa in 1992, where later he founded the Pondong Batangan, a value-based community foundation, and organized the Lipa Archdiocesan General Pastoral Assembly (LAGPAS), forerunners of the now-operational Pondo ng Pinoy and of the first Manila Interdiocesan General Pastoral Assembly (MIGPAS) in 2004, which he also organized. As chairman of the Episcopal Commission of the Clergy of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), convened the first National Congress of the Clergy in the Philippines in July 2004. Chosen to represent CBCP in three World Synods of Bishops (1990, 1997, and 2001). Elevated to the Cardinalate on March 24, 2006.