Meet The Capiz Times Columnists

Ms. Fe Gomez-Villarruz has been a veteran English teacher and edited The Capiz Times for fifteen years.

Fr. Rey A. Villanoy Jr. was born on November 10, 1959, in Sigma, Capiz. He had his seminary formation at St. Pius X Seminary and UST Central Seminary. He was ordained on April 15, 1985by the Most Revv. Vicente H. Navarra, DD. He finished his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum University in Rome and Doctorate in Philosophy at the Colegio de la Purisima Conception. He started his column Now and Then in the late 80s in The Capiz Times. He joined five national writing workshops: Graciano Loez Jaena (UP-Diliman), Fray Luis de Leon (USA-Iloilo), Iligan (MSU-Iligan), Lamiraw (NSSU-Calbayog), and Iyas (DLSU- Bacolod).

After graduating from St. Pius X Seminary High School, Fr. Erno B. Diaz finished theology and philosophy from the UST Central Seminary.

Following his ordination in 1969, Fr. Erno B. Diaz served in the priestly ministry in the Philippines and later in the United States. In 2015, he retired from active ministry as an incardinated priest of the Archdiocese of New York where he served as first Filipino Pastor and Filipino Apostolate Coordinator. He founded the Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz Movement in America.

In 2019, he celebrated his 50th sacerdotal jubilee. Father Diaz has written eight books, the latest being “The Sin I Knew,” his personal recollection on the late Cardinal Jaime Sin.

After finishing Junior Secretarial Course at the Colegio De la Purisima Concepción in Roxas City, Edalyn Baralla Acta took Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at the Capiz Institute of Technology. Currently, she is the Operation Manager of The Capiz Times.

Is a graduate of Bachelor in Arts, major in Journalism at West Visayas State University, Iloilo City and Master in Public Governance in the same University.

He is a former anchorman/reporter of Bombo Radyo Philippines, a talent of Radio GMA/DySI Super Radyo Iloilo and currently LGOOIII of Department of Interior and Local Goverment – Capiz.

He is also the author of “Mainabyanon nga Paghusay: Isa ka Talamdan Sa Katarungang Pambarangay ” published in Roxas City 2019.

He is currently the contributor of Tigbatas History in The Capiz Times, Opinion page.