The Discalced Carmelites have no major superior as the 23 Carmels in the Philippines are autonomous, sui juris, & the prioresses are themselves the major superiors. Moreover, most of their monasteries, by the Apostolic See's special decision, are entrusted to the special vigilance of the Diocesan bishops in accordance with Cons. 615. Others (Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Gumaca, Cebu, Lucena & Naga) are under the jurisdiction of the Order, and have as their regular superior the Provincial Superior of the OCD Fathers in the Philippines.