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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitana ab Unione

Suffragan of Lingayen - Dagupan

Created: January 19, 1970. Erected: April 11, 1970 Comprises
the Civil Province of La Union. Titular: St. William the
Hermit, February 10.

Bishop Elect

Most Reverend
DANIEL O. PRESTO, DD
Date of Birth: April 7, 1963. Place of Birth: Mangaldan, Pangasinan. Date
of Presbyteral Ordination: December 1, 1990. Date of Episcopal Ordination:
July 30, 2018. Appointed: May 9, 2018. Installed: August 2, 2018.
List of Names and Year of Installations of Past Bishops:
Most Rev. Victorino Cristobal Ligot
February 6, 1970 to Sept. 18, 1980
Most Rev. Salvador Lazo Lazo
January 20, 1981 to May 28, 1993
Most Rev. Antonio Realubin Tobias
May 28, 1993 to Nov. 25, 2003
Most Rev. Artemio Lomboy Rillera, SVD
April 1, 2005 to Nov. 13, 2011
Most Rev. Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran
January 18, 2013 to June 17, 2017

PRESENT STATUS
Personnel:
Priests:
Active in the Diocese… …35
Active in other Diocese
in the Phils.…………… 2
On Study Leave……………… 2
Retired Priests… …………… 7
Guest Priest:
Filipino…………………… 3
Total………………………49
Seminary & Seminarians
(Diocesan Only):
Theology… …………… 0 / 9
Philosophy… ………… 0 / 11
Minor (High School)…… 1 / 0
Total………………… 1 / 20
Religious Orders/Congregations:
Male… ……………………… 2
Female… ……………………12
Total………………………14
Religious Priests:
Filipino… ……………………10
Foreigner… ………………… 1
Total………………………11
Religious Sisters:
Filipino… ……………………96
Diocesan Divisions:
District… ………………1 and 2
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Parishes………………………28
Sacrament and Sacramental:
Baptism:
Children… ………… 10,855
Adult… ……………… 525
Confirmation…………… 5,055
First Communion……… 6,917
Matrimony:
Between Catholics…… 1,259
Between Catholics &
Non-Catholics…………15
Death…………………… 3,806
Total………………… 28,432
Other Institutions:
Pastoral Center……………… 1
Diocesan -Owned and
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten………… 8 / 485
Grade School…………… 1,479
High School… …… 13 / 5,435
Total… …………… 21 / 7,499

DIOCESAN CURIA
Address:
Diocesan Center
No. 7 P. Gomez Street, San Fernando City, 2500 La Union
Telefax: (072) 888-2353
Tel.: (072) 607-4640
(Finance Office)
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Vicar General: Msgr. Mario R. Valdez
Chancellor - Secretary: Rev. Fr. Nelson N. Quitaleg
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada CDS
Comptroller: Rev. Fr. Jonathan L. Corsino
External Auditor: Ms. Anita Castro
Internal Auditor: Mrs. Cristina C. Padilla
Cashier: Mrs. Girlie V. Antolin
Office Secretary to the Bishop: Mr. Jerwin L. Estolas; Mrs. Romelyn D. Custodio
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Analyn B. Calica
Payroll Clerk: Ms. Ruby Ann P. Ducusin
CDS Secretary: Ms. Mary An V. Ramos
Ecclesiastical Records Clerk: Mrs. Meljorie T. Rulloda
Property Custodian and In-charge
Pastoral Center: Mr. Jerwin L. Estolas
Computer Technician: Mr. Eligar F. Gaudia; Mr. Edison Corpuz
Human Resources: Frances Isabella Lales
Legal Counsel: Atty. Marilyn Hidalgo
Driver / Maintenance: Mr. Michael
Angelito and Mr. Ariel C. Sausi

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

Board of Consultors
Most Rev. Daniel O. Presto;
Msgr.Mario R. Valdez;
Rev. Fr. Nelson N. Quitaleg;
Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado;
Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana;
Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund O. Chan;
Rev. Fr. Alexander Jo B. Peralta;
Rev. Fr. Allenby A. Failon;
Rev. Fr. Jonathan L. Corsino;
Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada

DIOCESAN SCHOOLS

Board of Trustees
Most Rev. Daniel O. Presto;
Msgr. Mario R. Valdez;
Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada;
Rev. Fr. JonathanL. Corsino;
Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo;
Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado;
Rev. Fr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana;
Mrs. Everlita N. Quinto - Superintendent On Retirement
Rev. Fr. Teodoro Villanueva;
Rev. Fr. Camilo P. Villanueva;
Rev. Fr. Froilan A. Saluta;
Rev. Fr. Arnulfo T. Tagorda;
Rev. Fr. Ignacio N. Asuncion;
Rev. Fr. Gregorio Q. Nillo
Commission for Pastoral Work
Commission on Christian Education: Rev. Fr. Froilan A. Saluta - Director
Commission on Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Ryan C. Abellera - Director
Commission on Biblical Apostolate: Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat Jr.- Director
Commission on Ecumenical Affairs: Rev. Fr. Edwin J. Fonatanilla - Director
Commission on Culture and Heritage of the Church: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Manzano Jr. - Director
Commission on Clergy: Msgr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana - Director
Council for Seminarians: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado - Director
Commission on Vocation Promotions: Rev. Fr. George Alban - Director
Commission on Laity: Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund Chan - Director
Commission on Family and Life: Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferrer - Director
Commission on Mission: Rev. Fr. Allenby Failon - Director
Commission on Youth Apostolate: Rev. Fr. George Alban - Director
Commission Office on Women: Rev. Fr. Manuel Laviste - Directror
Commission on Basic Ecc lesial Communities: Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Lopez- Director
Commission on Social Action: Rev. Fr. Gary Zaldy P. Patiag - Director
Commission on Social Communications: Rev. Fr. Eugene C. Llobrera Jr. - Director
Commission for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People: Rev. Fr. Jan Errol S. Mantes - Director
Commission on Prison Pastoral Care: Rev. Fr. Raul S. Panay - Directr
Commission on Indigenous Peoples: Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Lopez - Director
Commission on Health Care: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo - Director
Commission on Good Governance: Rev. Fr. Nolan R. Nabua - Director
TIGNAY: Rev. Fr. Manuel Jayson Ragil - Chairman
Charismatic Movement: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Bahiwag - Chairman

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY

Vicariate of San Nicholas
Episcopal Vicar: Msgr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
Balaoan (F-1587) 2517 La Union
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Patronal Fiesta: September 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Manuel J. Laviste
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Victor V. De Guzman
Bangar (F-1701) 2519 La Union
Titular: St. Christopher
Patronal Fiesta: July 25
Parish Priest: Msgr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana
Corro-Oy, Santol, 2516 La Union
Titular: St Isidore the Farmer
Patronal Fiesta: May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ryan C. Abellera
Luna (F-1960) 2518 La Union
Titular: St. Catherine of Alexandria
Tel.: 607-0773
Patronal Fiesta: Nov. 25 (Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Perpetuo B. Concepcion
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Albert C. Feliciano
Napaset (F-1959) Luna, 2518 La Union
Titular: Holy Cross
Patronal Fiesta: May 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Crispin N. Reyes
Santol (F-1947) 2516 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Victory
Patronal Fiesta: December 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. George B. Alban
Sudipen (F-1975) 2520 La Union
Titular: The Holy Family
Patronal Fiesta: Last Sunday of December
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Lopez
Vicariate of St. Ferdinand
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado
Bacnotan (F-1599) 2515 La Union
Tel.: 607-3428
Titular: St. Michael of Archangel
Patronal Fiesta: Sept. 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nolan R. Nabua
Catbangen (F-1965) San Fernando,
2500 La Union
Tel.: 888-2253
Titular: St. Jude Thaddeus
Patronal Fiesta: October 28
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ranier L.Andrada
Carlatan, ____________________
Tel.: 700-0437
Titular: Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion
Patronal Fiesta: December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. John K. Kanyinda, CICM
San Fernando, ______________
Tel.: 888-2512
Titular: St. William the Hermit
Patronal Fiesta: February 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Raul S. Panay; Rev. Fr. Jojo DG. Quesada
San Gabriel (F-1935) 2513 La Union
Tel.: 687-0244
Titular: St. Gabriel the Archangel
Patronal Fiesta: April 20
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Froilan O. Ordoño
San Juan (F-1599) 2514 La Union
Tel.: 888-4869
Titular: St. John the Baptist
Patronal Fiesta: June 24
Parish Priest: Msgr. Mario R. Valdez
Pagdalagan (F-1956) San Fernando, 2500 La Union
Tel.: 682-8050
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Patronal Fiesta: 2nd Sunday of June
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jonathan L. Corsino
Quirino (F-1956) Bacnotan, 2515 La Union
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
Patronal Fiesta: May 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B. Bahiwag
Vicariate of St Peter the Apostle
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund O. Chan
Bagulin (F-1984) 2512 La Union
Titular: St. Joseph
Patronal Fiesta: March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benjamin V. Manzano Jr.
Bauang (F-1984) 2515 La Union
Tel.: 607-3762
Titular: Sts. Peter & Paul
Patronal Fiesta: June 29
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund O. Chan
Burgos (F-1949) 2510 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima
Patronal Fiesta: October 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jose Tagupa, SVD
Caba (F-1933) 2502 La Union
Tel.: 607-7742
Titular: St. John the Baptist
Patronal Fiesta: June 24
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gari Zaldy P. Patiag
Naguilian (F-1839) 2511 La Union
Tel.: 607-4679
Titular: St. Augustine the Hippo
Patronal Fiesta: May 5
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nelson N. Quitaleg
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Victo Francis P. Julaton
Santiago (F-1965) Bauang, 2501 La Union
Tel.: 705-0553
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
Patronal Fiesta: May 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Liberato A. Apusen
Vicariate of St. Francis Xavier
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat Jr.
Agoo (F-1578) 2504 La Union
Tel.: 710-0458
Titular: Sta. Monica Parish (Basilica of Our Lady of Charity)
Patronal Fiesta: May 4
Parish Priest: Rev Fr. Samuel Joseph Banayat Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Felix Liberato Gatchalian Jr.
Aringay (F-1741) 2503 La Union
Tel.: 607-3794
Titular: St. Lucy
Patronal Fiesta: December 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Ferrer
Damortis (F-1947) 2507 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes
Patronal Fiesta: February 11
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Allenby Failon
Pugo (F-1909) 2508 La Union
Titular: Holy Family
Patronal Fiesta: Last Sunday of December
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alexander Jo P. Peralta
Rosario (F-1869) 2506 La Union
Titular: Immaculate Conception
Patronal Fiesta: December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S. Lazo
Sto. Tomas (F-1785) 2505 La Union
Titular: Holy Guardian Angels
Patronal Fiesta: October 2
(Shrine of Nuestra Señora Del Mar Cautiva)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Edwin J. Fontanilla
Tubao (F-1894) 2509 La Union
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer
Patronal Fiesta: May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jan Errol S. Mantes

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Christ The King College (ICM), San Fernando, 2500 La Union
Tel. - HS: (072) 242-4935;
Elem.: (072) 888-2410
Directress: Sr. Consuelo Gacutan, ICM
Principal - HS: Mrs. Rosabel
Rizalinda N. Aspiras; Elem.: Mrs. Florida Areola
St. Louis College (CICM), Lingsat, San Fernando City, La Union
Tel.: (072) 242-5535; 242-5536
President: Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales
Principal - HS: Mr. Danilo Romero;
Elem.: Mr. Danilo Romero
DIOCESAN SCHOOLS
Notre Dame Institute, Aringay, 2503 La Union
Tel.: 607-5042
OIC-Principal: Mrs. Agnes C. Pimentel
Pugo Catholic School, Pugo, 2508 La Union
Tel.: 603-0345
Principal: Mrs. Regina L. Alicna
Sacred Heart School, Bauang, 2501 La Union
Tel.: 607-3412
Principal: Mrs. Marlene D. Bac-ingan
San Alberto Magno Academy, Tubao, 2509 La Union
Tel.: 687-0117
OIC-Principal: Mrs. Brenda O. Ochoco
San Nicolas Academy Kindergarten, Balaoan, 2517 La Union
Tel.: 607-0189
Principal: Sr. Maddalena B. Reyes, DML
San Nicolas Academy, Balaoan, 2517 La Union
Tel.: 607-4923; 603-1724
Principal: Mrs. Caridad Q. Ramil
St. Agustine School Of Naguilian, Naguilian, La Union
Tel.: 607-0290
Principal: Mrs. Remedios E. Sabado
St. Christopher Academy, Bangar, 2519 La Union
Tel.: 607-4160; 6073461
Principal - HS & Elem.: Mrs. Caridad Ramil
Stella Maris Academy, Quirino, Bacnotan, 2515 La Union
Tel.: 603-0408; 682-0437
OIC-Principal: Mrs. Elnora G. Bucasas
St. John The Baptist Learning Center, Caba, 2502 La Union
Tel.: 607-0868
Principal: Mr. Romeo D. Dumaguin
St. Jude Montessori Educational Center Of La Union, Catbangen, San Fernando, 2500 La Union
Tel.: 242-0406
Principal: Sr. Agatha I. Caoili
St. Mary’s Academy, Agoo, 2504 La Union
Tel.: 607-4230
Principal: Sr. Ma. Florifes C. Bejod, TDM
St. Mary’s Academy, Rosario, 2506 La Union
Tel.: 687-0127
Principal: Mr. Tirso D. Laconsay
St. Mary Of The Sea Academy, Sto. Tomas, 2505 La Union
Tel.: 603-0265
Officer in-Charge: Mrs. Elizabeth F. Diso
Sta. Catalina Academy, Luna, 2518 La Union
Tel.: 607-3139
Principal: Mrs. Teresita A. Pacquingan
Sts. Peter & Paul Learning Center, Bauang, 2501 La Union
Tel.: 603-0129
Principal: Mrs. Remedios E. Sabado
St. William Parish Nursery & Kindergarten
School, San Fernando, 2500 La Union
Tel.: 888-4135
Principal: Sr. Pompea Z. Longos, DML
Escuela De San Juan Bautista, San Juan, La Union
Principal: Sr. Amabile S. Alava, DML
St. Michael Archangel Learning Center, Bacnotan, La Union
Principal: Sr. Amabile S. Alava, DML
OIC-Elem. Dept.: Mrs. Gemma Q. Galvan

SEMINARY

Diocesan Seminary Of The Heart Of Jesus (High School), San Vicente, San Fernando, La Union
Tel.: 607-5828
Rector: Rev. Fr. Manuel Jayson Ragil
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Eugene C. LLobrera Jr.
Principal: Ms. Anna Mae Mercado
Seminary Formators / Professors
(Outside of the Diocese)
Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito L. Collado (Guest Professor ICST Major Seminary,Vigan);
Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat Jr. (Guest Professor ICST Major Seminary, Vigan);
Rev. Fr. Edwin J. Fontanilla(Guest Professor ICST Major Seminary, Vigan);
Rev. Fr. Jonathan L. Corsino (Guest Professor San Pablo Major Seminary, Baguio);
Rev. Fr. Leo C. Nedic (Formator and Professor ICST Major Seminary,Vigan);

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE / SOCIETIES OF APOSTILIC LIFE

MEN
Divine Word Missionaries (SVD)
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM)

WOMEN

Pontifical Right
Carmel of the Holy Family (OCD)
Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca (DML)
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd (SJBP)
Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda (OP)
Teresian Daughters of Mary (TDM)
Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharist King (OSB)

PIOUS ASSOCIATIONS

Puso ng Carmelo (PPC)
Benedictine Hermits of the Living Word (BHLW)
Mary Consolatrix of the Eucharist (MCE)
Diocesan Sisters of St. Benedict (DSSB)

RELIGIOUS PRIESTS / BROTHER SERVING IN THE DIOCESE:

Rev. Fr. Romeo S. Fajardo, SVD
Provincial Superior, Society of the Divine Word, Philippine Northern Province
Rev. Fr. Dominador Ramos, SVD
Chaplain, DMMMSU in La Union, Quezon Avenue, Catbangen San Fernando City, La Union
Rev. Fr. Jose Tagupa, SVD
Parish Priest, Our Lady of Fatima, Burgos, La Union
Rev. Fr. Nicandro Vergara, SVD
Chaplain, MCE Angin, Naguilin, La Union
Rev. Fr. Agripino E. dela Cruz, SVD
Chaplain, Queen of Peace Priory, Damortis, LU
Rev. Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD
Rector, Phil. North Mission Secretary, Pindangan - San Fernando City, La Union
Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales, CICM
President, St. Louis College, Lingsat, San Fernando City, La Union
Rev. Fr. Valentin Narcise, CICM
Vice President, St. Louis College, Lingsat, San Fernando City, La Union
Rev. Fr. John K. Kanyinda, CICM
Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception, Carlatan San Fernando City, La Union

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING

Diocesan Center, No.7 P. Gomez St., San Fernando City, 2500 La Union
Telefax (Chancery): (072) 888- 2353
Tel. (Finance Office): (072) 607- 4640
Contact Person: Ms. Cristina Padilla St. Joseph Diocesan Pastoral Center,
San Vicente, San Fernando City, La Union
Tel.: (072) 888-2353
Contact Person: Mr. Jerwin L. Estolas
Betania Retreat House, Biday, San Fernando, 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 242-3614
Superior: Sr. Ma. Loreto Abregana
SVD Youth Center, Pindangan San Fernando City, 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-6451; 607-6450
St. Teresa of Avila Community, OCDS House of Prayers, Pindangan, City of San Fernando La Union
Tel.: 607-4224
Head Coordinator: Ma. Luz O. Bolong, OCDS