On August 20, 2008, as we celebrated the Eucharist for the 94th Foundation Anniversary of the Society of St. Paul, the Philippine-Macau Province accepted Fr. Joselino "Joey" Tuazon as the first aspirant of the Institute of Jesus the Priest (IJP). During the Mass, Fr. Joey, who is the Parish Priest of San Roque Parish (Cabrera Street, Pasay City) expressed his willingness to partake of the life and ministry of the Pauline Family. As a response, Fr. Ruben Areno, SSP exhorted Fr. Joey to remain faithful to his life as a diocesan priest while at the same time to enrich it with the treasures of Pauline spirituality and ministry. As part of his initiation, he was given a copy of the Manual of Pauline Prayers.

Fr. Joey has known the congregation for several years already. In fact, he has already joined the community in their annual retreats. He is a close friend of Fr. Armand Tangi, SSP. During the Novena for the feast of San Roque, he often invites Pauline priests to celebrate the Mass for his parishioners.

As an aspirant, he will be under the directions of Fr. Jean Rollin Flores, SSP and Fr. Dante Lumabas, SSP.