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His Excellency
Bishop of Marbel
Bishop's Residence, Koronadal, 9506 South Cotabato
Tel.  (083)228-2526




Birth: February 20, 1939
Place of Birth: Romblon, Romblon
Sacerdotal Ordination: April 7, 1962 - Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Roxas City
Episcopal Ordination: January 28, 1981 - O. L. of Mt. Carmel Church, Roxas City


    * Elementary
      Romblon Elementary School
    * 1945-1951 Secondary
      St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary
      Jaro, Iloilo City, 1951-1955
    * Philosophy
      St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary
      Jaro, Iloilo City, 1955-1958
    * Theology
          * St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary
            Jaro, Iloilo City, 1958-1962
          * BSE, English
            Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC)
            Roxas City, 1962-1965
          * MA Ed, Administration and Supervision
            Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion
          * STB and STL
            Pontificia Universitas Sancti Thomae Aquinatis (PUSTA)
            Rome, Italy, 1968-1969
          * STD
            Rome, Italy, 1969-1971
          * PhD, Management (24 units) Consortium of CPC, Roxas City
            and University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, 1978-1980
    * Special Studies
          * Sociology of the Filipino Family, Asian Social Institute, Summer, 1967
          * Astronomy and Astrophysics, Specola Vaticana, Rome, Italy, July 1-20, 1991
          * Effective Leadership for Bishops, Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, Pattaya, Thailand, February 19-27, 1992


    * 1962-1968- College Professor, Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC), Roxas City
      Dean of Discipline, CPC
      Chaplain, St. Anthony Hospital, Roxas City
    * 1965-1968- Diocesan Director, Student Catholic Action, Capiz
      Vice Rector, CPC
    * 1969-1971- Associate Pastor, St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor, N.Y. City
    * 1971-1972- Associate Pastor, St. Mary of the Mount Church, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
    * 1972-1981- College Professor, CPC, Roxas City
      Chaplain, St. Anthony Hospital, Roxas City
      Vice Rector, CPC
    * 1975-1981
          * Vicar General, Archdiocese of Capiz
          * Treasurer, CPC
    * 1976- Professor, St. Joseph Regional Seminary, Jaro, Iloilo City
    * 1980-1981- Coadjutor Bishop, CIS, Prelature of Marbel
    * 1981- Vicar General, Prelature Nullius of Marbel
    * 1981-1982- Prelate Ordinary, Prelature Nullius of Marbel
    * 1982 to present- Bishop, Diocese of Marbel
    * 1985-1995- Member, Committee on Public Affairs, CBCP
    * 1989-1995- Chair, Episcopal Commission on Tribal Filipinos, CBCP
    * 1990-1991- Member, Conciliar Commission on Social Concerns, PCP II
    * 1997- Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Social Action-Justice & Peace, CBCP

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