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DIOCESE

(Vicariatus Apostolicus Bontucensis et Lagavensis)

Suffragan of Nueva Segovia
Created: August 6, 1992. Erected: November 27, 1992.
Coverage:
The civil provinces of Mountain Province and
Ifugao. Titular: Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22.

Vicar Apostolic
Most Reverend
VALENTIN CABBIGAT DIMOC, DD
Date of Birth: February 14, 1969. Place of Birth: Lagawe, Ifugao. Date of
Presbyteral Ordination: May 19, 1998. Date of Appointment: May 6, 2015.
Date of Episcopal Ordination: August 4, 2015. Date of Installation as Vicar
Apostolic: August 4, 2015
Clergy House
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex
Teng-ab, Bontoc, 2616 Mountain Province
Mobile: 0918-694-0240
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Address:
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex
Bontoc, 2616 Mountain Province
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Blogsite: http://bonlag.blogspot.com

PRESENT STATUS
Area of Territory:
Ifugao… ……… 2,517.8 sq.km.
Mountain Province ………………2,239.9 sq. km.
Total Population:
Ifugao… …………… 191,078
Mountain Province…… 154,187
Number of Catholics:
roughly……………… 207,158
(** based on NSO record of 2010)
Personnel:
Vicar Apostolic……………… 1
Lists of past Vicar Apostolic:
Most Rev. Brigido
Galasgas (1992-1995)+
Most Rev. Francisco F.
Claver, SJ (1995-2004)+
Most Rev. Cornelio
Wigwigan (2004-2005)+
Most Rev. Rodolfo F. Beltran
- 2006-2013 (transferred
to San Fernando,
La Union)
Clergy:
Diocesan…………………32
Filipino Religious………… 3
Diocesan Priests assigned
outside………………… 1
Religious Sisters:
Filipino… ……………………13
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………10
Philosophy… ………………20
Pre-College… ……………… 7
On Regency… ……………… 1
On Leave… ………………… 2
Religious:
Men… ……………………… 1
Women……………………… 3
Secular Institutes… …………… 1…
Seminaries:
Minor………………………… 1
Vicariate Divisions:
Districts……………………… 2
Mission Stations… …………22
Educational Centers:
Vicariate Owned and
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten… ………… 2
Grade Schools…………… 1
High Schools… …………10
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center and
Formation House………… 1

VICARIAL CURIA
Vicar General: Msgr. Francisco D.
Balacuit
Advisory Council/College of Consultors:
Fr. Joseph W. Requino;
Msgr. Francis D. Balacuit; Fr.
Samuel Maximo; Fr. John B. Habawel;
Fr. Russel C. Habungan
Chancellor: Fr. Den Christian B. Iddoba
Oeconomus: Fr. Bento T. Tamang
Pastoral Promoter for Mountain
Province: Fr. Pablo Garay Jr.,
SVD
Pastoral Promoter for Ifugao District:
Fr. Pablo P. Lumiwan

Commission on Clergy
Director: Fr. John B. Bahawel
Co-Director: Fr. Samuel Maximo
Members: Fr. Noel Bantiyan; Fr.
Marcial Lloyd C. Castañeda; Fr.
Mathew Malinias

VICARIATE OFFICES AND
MINISTRIES
Mailing Address:
Apostolic Vicariate of
Bontoc-Lagawe
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex,
Teng-ab, Bontoc
2616 Mountain Province
Chancery Office
Chancellor: Fr. Den Christian B. Iddoba
Mobile: 0909-574-6918; 0929-
490-1092
Email: bonlagchancery@
yahoo.com

Finance & Accounting Office
Oeconomus: Fr. Bento Tamang
Mobile: 0929-834-8887; 0928-
551-5546
Staff: Teresita Siw-ang; Stephanie
Filog-Kinao; Stela Chumacog
BEC Programs
Youth Ministry
Program Director: Fr. Robert Dulnuan
Jr.
Mobile: 0908-233-7182
Asst. Director: Fr. James Manilang
Mobile: 0918-501-8873
Education Ministry
Parochial Schools:
Superintendent: Msgr. Francis D.
Balacuit
Mobile: 0918-440-5757; 0915-
836-4936
School Director (Mountain Province
District): Fr. Allen C. Basilio
Mobile: 0926-868-2399
Schools Director (Ifugao District):
Fr. Caster K. Gonsadan
Mobile: 0998-857-5590
Catechetics
Program Director: Fr. Noel Buyuccan
Mobile: 0935-890-9850
Family and Life
Program Director: Fr. Harry James
Gawongna
Mobile: 0935-406-4103
Asst. Director: Magdalena Bagyan
Mobile: 0907-314-5287
Vocation Promotion and
Seminary Formation
Program Director: Fr. Pedro Dumpayan
Mobile: 0906-831-1181
Asst. Director: Fr. Bento Tamang
Mobile: 0929-834-8887

Altar Ministry
Program Director: Fr. Marcial Lloyd C.
Castañeda
Mobile: 0918-536-3980
Asst. Director: Fr. Russel C. Habungan
Mobile: 0999-498-7560
Liturgy and Music
Coordinator: Fr. Russel C. Habungan
Mobile: 0999-498-7560
Biblical Apostolate
Coordinator: Sr. Beata C. Balaso,
SIHM
Mobile: 0909-254-8621
Inculturation/Schools of Living Tradition
(SLT )
Coordinator: Fr. Andrew Claver
Mobile: 0928-616-2770
Bibliodrama
Coordinator: Fr. Jaefky Dulawan
Mobile: 0917-397-8260
Social Concerns and Services
Ministry
Social Action
Coordinator: Mrs. Rowena Ngitew
Mobile: 0920-246-6009
Alay Kapwa
Coordinator: Ms. Vicky Omanhan
Mobile: 0929-895-3674
Kataguwan Center
Project Superintendent: Mrs. Mary
Anne Puddunan
Media and Communications
Program Director: Fr. Felix M.
Bay-ong
Mobile: 0927-961-6033
Temporalities Ministries
Program Director: Fr. Bento T. Tamang
Mobile: 0929-834-8887
Coordinator: Teresita Siw-ang
Mobile: 0919-826-2222

VICARIATE MISSION STATIONS
Mountain Province District
Sta. Rita de Cascia Catholic Mission
(Erected 1908), Poblacion, Bontoc,
2616 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Marcial Lloyd C.
Castañeda
Mobile: 0918-536-3980
Holy Rosary Catholic Mission (Erected
1926), Kayan, Tadian, 2620
Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Jaimelito
Gealan, SVD
Mobile: 0923-823-1322
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Mission
(Erected 1907), Lower Bauko,
2621 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Harry James M.
Gawongna
Mobile: 0935-406-4103
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Mission
(Erected 1994), Poblacion,
Sadanga, 2617 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Mario F. Awilan
Mobile: 0910-540-3689
Holy Family Catholic Mission (Erected
2008), Sadsadan, Bauko, 2621
Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Pablo G. Garay,
SVD
Mobile: 0916-494-4756; 0919-
395-5420
San Roque Catholic Mission (Erected
1950), Poblacion, Natonin, 2624
Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Ferdinand L.
Fulatao
Mobile: 0906-552-5884
Saint Joseph Catholic Mission (Erected
1994), Kilong, Sagada, 2619
Mountain Province
Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Den Christian
B. Iddoba
Mobile: 0909-574-6918; 0929-
490-1092
Saint Joseph Catholic Mission (Erected
1928), Poblacion, Sabangan,
2622 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Aljiovanie
Abrasado,
SVD
Mobile: 0927-941-9014
San Gabriel Catholic Mission (Erected
1996), Poblacion, Paracelis, 2625
Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Russel C. Habungan
Mobile: 0999-498-7560
Ifugao District
Our Lady of Visitation Catholic Mission
(Erected 1969), Sta. Maria,
Alfonso Lista, 3608 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. William D. Bilag
Jr.
Mobile: 0998-254-8334
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jimmy Y. Aydinan
Mobile: 0915-420-5288
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission
(Erected 1957), Poblacion,
Lamut, 3605 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Noel M. Bantiyan
Mobile: 0920-963-2182
Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission
(Erected 1930), Poblacion,
Banaue, 3601 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Robert I. Dulnuan
Jr.
Mobile: 0928-233-7182
Parochial Vicar: Rev. James A.
Manilang
Mobile: 0918-501-8873
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic
Mission (Erected 2002), Poblacion,
Asipulo, 3610 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Jaefky L. Dulawan
Mobile: 0917-397-8260
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Mission
(Erected 2002), Poblacion,
Hingyon, 3607 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Pablo P. Lumiwan
Mobile: 0918-452-9553
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Mission
(Erected 1951), Poblacion,
Mayoyao, 3602 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Jeason A. Cabacab
Mobile: 0908-204-1667
Holy Family Catholic Mission (Erected
2002), Hapao, Hungduan, 3603
Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Ronilo D.
Pagao
Mobile: 0905-254-8321; 0921-
348-3759
Sto. Niño Catholic Mission (Erected
1997), Poblacion, Tinoc, 3609
Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Noel G. Buyuccan
Mobile: 0935-890-9850
Saint Joseph Catholic Mission (Erected
1910), Poblacion, Kiangan,
3604 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Felix M. Bayong
Mobile: 0927-961-6033
San Antonio de Padua Catholic Mission
(Erected 1998), Poblacion,
Aguinaldo, 3603 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Mathew L.
Malinias
Mobile: 0919-468-9234
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission
(Erected 1926), Poblacion,
Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. John B. Habawel,
DMin.
Mobile: 0908-888-2702
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Edgardo
Abaño
Mobile: 0917-891-1856
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Caster K.
Gonsadan
Mobile: 0926-868-2399
Priests on Special Assignment
Priests on Study Leave: Fr. Pedro
Dumpayan Jr.; Fr. Vincent Mynem
C. Sagandoy
Priests Serving in other Dioceses:
Fr. Dionisio Vargas C. Palingping
Jr.

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
The Bontoc Museum
Vicariate Museum of Indigenous Artifacts
(Est. 1980), Poblacion,
Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Curator: Sr. Marcela Agangang,
SIHM
Mobile: 0918-576-2170
St. Peter’s Seminary (Est. 1996), Tengab
Pastoral Complex, Teng-ab,
Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Rector: Fr. Robert I. Dulnuan Jr.
Mobile: 0928-233-7182

VICARIATE MISSION SCHOOLS
Vicariate Schools Superintendent:
Msgr. Francis D. Balacuit
School Directors: Fr. Allen C. Basilio
(Mountain Province District);
Fr. Caster L. Gonsadan (Ifugao
District)
Mountain Province District
Bauko Catholic School (F-1965), Poblacion,
Bauko, 2621 Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Gideon B. Balcac
Mobile: 0907-336-9997
Holy Rosary High School (F-1954),
Kayan, Tadian, 2620 Mt. Province
Principal: Ms. Mercedes Day-ong
Mobile: 0918-343-0379
Immaculate Heart High School (F-1949),
Poblacion, Natonin, 2614 Mr.
Province
Principal: Ms. Salvacion M. Banawa
Mobile: 0930-364-3728
San Alfonso High School, Poblacion,
Sabangan, 2622 Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Rodolfo M. Pepe Jr.
Mobile: 0908-811-8244
St. Vincent High School (F-1930), Poblacion,
Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Principal: Ms. Frances Cullalad
Mobile: 0929-814-6138
St. Vincent Elementary School (F-
1915), Poblacion, Bontoc, 2616
Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Christopher G.
Che-es, Sr.
Mobile: 0928-970-2177
St. Vincent Kinder School (F-1911),
Poblacion, Bontoc, 2616 Mt.
Province
Principal: Mr. Christopher G.
Che-es, Sr.
Mobile: 0928-970-2177
Ifugao District
Assumption Academy (F-1951), Poblacion,
Mayoyao, 3602 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Dave Lumauig
Mobile: 0906-692-8815
Immaculate Conception School (F-
1953), Poblacion, Banaue, 3601
Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Marlon Ibarra
Mobile: 0915-956-2172
San Francisco High School (F-1965),
Poblacion, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Donald Bandoc
Mobile: 0917-380-2629
Saint Joseph School (F-1934), Pindongan,
Kiangan, 3604 Ifugao
Principal: Ms. Gemalyn Cantes
Mobile: 0915-692-6706
Don Bosco High School (F-1949), Poblacion,
Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Daniel B. Baguista
Mobile: 0917-846-2341
Don Bosco Kinder School (F-1991), Poblacion,
Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Principal: __________________

HOUSES OF THE RELIGIOUS
SISTERS
Immaculate Conception Sisters’ Convent,
Poblacion, Banaue, 3601
Ifugao
Sr. Sabina H. Macario, SIHM; Sr.
Dominga T. Dionisio, SIHM
St. Joseph Sisters’ Convent, Dumanayan,
Kiangan, 3604 Ifugao
Sr. Cecilia, FdCC; Sr. Maria Maata,
FdCC; Sr. Lou Marie Vidad,
FdCC
St. Mary Magdalene Sisters’ Convent,
Poblacion, Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Sr. Eufemia C. Laruan, SIHM; Sr.
Corazon B. Mabudyang, SIHM
St. Vincent Sisters’ Convent, Poblacion,
Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Sr. Aileen G. Adjaro, SIHM; Sr.
Marcela Agang-ang, SIHM
Sr. Assunta Claver Sisters’ Convent
(Retreat and Formation Center),
Teng-ab, Bontoc, 2616, Mountain
Province
Sr. Beata Balaso, SIHM; Sr. Flora
Toingna, SIHM
Lay Formation Center (LAYFOR CE),
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex,
Teng-ab, Bontoc, 2616, Mountain
Province
Director: Fr. Bento T. Tamang
Mobile: 0929-834-8887
Administrator: Baltazar Robles
Mobile: 0920-904-1261

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED
LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC
LIFE

MEN
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)

WOMEN
Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM)
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of
Mary (SIHM)
Canossian Sisters (FdCC)

LAY
Co Mundo: Sascha Muller; Jenni
Keel; Christian Maeier; Nicola
Maeier

† NECROLOGY †
2014: Fr. Patricio Guyguyon
2015: Fr. Manuel L. Samonte

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