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DIOCESE

Diocesis Tandagensis                                                                                             Tandag

Suffragan of Cagayan de Oro

Created and Erected: June 16, 1978. Comprises the civil province of Surigao
del Sur. Titular: San Nicolas de Tolentino, September 10. Secondary
Patron: St. Pio of Pietrelcina, June 16.
Bishop
Most Reverend
RAUL B. DAEL, DD
Born: October 10, 1966 in Jasa-an, Misamis Oriental.
Ordained Priest: June 7, 1993. Appointed Bishop of Tandag:
February 26, 2018. Ordained Bishop: June 7, 2018.
Installed: June 14, 2018.
Bishop’s Residence
Tandag City, 8300 Surigao del Sur
Tel.: (086) 211-3045 • Fax: (086) 211-4102
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Bishop Emeritus

Most Reverend
NEREO P. ODCHIMAR, DD, JCD, MBA
Born: October 16, 1940 in Bacuag, Surigao del Norte. Ordained Priest:
December 19, 1964. Appointed Bishop of Tandag: October 18, 2001. Ordained
Bishop: November 27, 2001. Installed: December 11, 2001. Retired:
February 26, 2018.
Saint Vincent de Paul Parish,
Mangagoy, Bislig City

Most Reverend

IRENEO A. AMANTILLO, CSsR, DD
Born: December 10, 1934 in Alimodian, Iloilo. Ordained Priest: December
16, 1962. Appointed Titular Bishop of Giro and Auxiliary Bishop of
Cagayan
de Oro: January 2, 1976. Ordained Bishop: March 15, 1976. Appointed
First Bishop of Tandag: September 16, 1978. Installed: November
7, 1978. Retired: October 18, 2001.
Holy Redeemer Provincial Center,
Ramon Aboitiz Street, Cebu City

Present Status

(2016)

Bishop…………………………… Priests:
Diocesan Filipino… …………56
Active in the Diocese… ……47
Active in Other Dioceses
in the Phils.……………… 3
On Study Leave……………… 3
Working Abroad on Loan…… 3
Guest Priest (Missionaries)…… 3
Clerics on Leave… ………… 7
Deacons………………………… 2
Religious Sisters (Filipino)… ……39
Catechists… ……………… 1,359
Seminarians (Studying in
seminaries outside the
Diocese of Tandag):
Pre-College… ……………… 5
College………………………31
Theology… …………………18
On Regency… ………………11
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Parishes………………………26
Quasi-Parishes… …………… 5
Mission Station……………… 1
Chapels…………………… 757
Educational Centers:
Colleges……………………… 4
Enrolment… ……… 2,121
High Schools…………………12
Enrolment… ……… 6,658
Elementary Schools………… 6
Enrolment… ……… 1,610
Pre-School……………………10
Enrolment… ………… 427
Total Enrolment……… 10,816
Teaching Personnel:
Sisters… ……………………11
Lay………………………… 369
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms:
Children… ………… 8,218
Adult… …………… 2,986
Confirmations… ……… 2,730
First Communions……… 3,174
Marriages:
Between Catholics… … 936
Between Catholics and
Non-Catholics…………37
Population……………… 694,958
Catholics………………… 555,980
Area ………………… 4,552.2 km2

DIOCESAN CURIA

Chancery
Diocesan Pastoral Center Tandag City, 8300 Surigao del Sur
Tel.: (086) 211-3044
Fax: (086) 211-4102
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Vicar General: Msgr. Isidro H. Irizari, PC
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Alvin L. Linao, JCL
Oeconomus: Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD
Finance Secretary: Sr. Gloria Licayan, LGC
Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Florio R. Falcon, JCL

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION

Bishop: Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD, JCD, MBA
Diocesan Consultors: Msgr. Isidro H. Irizari, PC;
Msgr. Jaime B. Pañares;
Msgr. Arturo P. Langit;
Msgr. Florio R. Falcon, JCL;
Fr. Alvin L. Linao, JCL;
Fr. Allan R. Fiel;
Fr. Rafael A. Batoleño;
Fr. Nestor O. Climaco;
Fr. Carlos P. Bautista;
Fr. Danny M. Garay

CHRISTIAN FORMATION

Christian Formation Director: Msgr. Arturo P. Langit
Catechetics: Fr. Elvis A. Petros
Catechists Coordinator: Sr. Zenaida G. Adoremos, MSM
Family and Life Coordinator: Sr. Felicidad A. Solatorio, MSM
Vocation Director: Fr. Emmanuel G. Dumadag
Pontifical Mission Societies: Fr. Nestor O. Climaco
Liturgical Commission: Fr. Godofredo C. Quiazon;
Fr. LeonardoQuezada Jr.;
Fr. Philipp Vincent G. Montenegro;
Fr. Richard L. Bantugan;
Fr. Ronald A. Josoy;
Rev.Rolly Cabuga
Basic Ecclesial Communities: Fr. Ruben B. delos Reyes
Bible Apostolate: Fr. Roniel B. Dueñas
Campus Ministry: Fr. Ronald A. Josoy
Youth Director: Rev. Fr. Richard L. Bantugan

PASTORAL SECTION

Chancellor: Fr. Alvin L. Linao, JCL
Pastoral Programs Director: Fr. Rafael A. Batoleño
Diocesan Pastoral Center Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Nonie S. Labajo, LGC
Social Action Director: Fr. Francisco A. Olvis
Catholic Schools Superintendent: Msgr. Florio Falcon, JCL
Indigenous People Director: Fr. Fortunato A. Estillore
Prison Apostolate Director: Fr. Richard Y. Limbaga
Media and Communications Director: Fr. Philipp Vincent G. Montenegro
Family and Life Apostolate Director: Fr. Soje C. Cuadrado

PARISHES AND CLERGY

Immaculate Conception Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Danilo M. Garay
Carrascal (F-1914), 8318 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Our Lady Mount Carmel, July 16
Parish Moderator: Fr. Roniel Dueñas
Co-Pastor: Fr. Eric Rogel E. Laguesma
Cantilan (F-1791), 8317 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Immaculate Conception, August 15
Parish Moderator: Fr. Ritchel Espinola
Co-Pastor: Fr. Godofredo C. Qiuazon
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jay A. Jabagaton
Parang (F-2005), Cantilan, 8317 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Pedro Apostol, June 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Edwin G. Decena
Madrid (F-1915) 8316 Surigao de Sur
Titular: St. Isidore, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruben B. delos Reyes
Carmen (F-1997) 8316 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, Every Last Friday of May
Parish Priest: Fr. Apolinar L. Orozco
Lanuza (F-1913) 8314 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Anthony de Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Danny M. Garay
San Nicolas De Tolentino Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Carlos P. Bautista
Tigao, (F-1941) Cortes, 8313 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, June 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Mario M. Acaac
Burgos (F-2014) Cortes, 8313 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. John Paul II, April 27
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr. Elvies A. Petros
Tandag City (F-1622) 8300 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Nicolas de Tolentino, September 10
Rector: Msgr. Isidro H. Irizari, VG, PC
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Rodrigo P. Milo, Jr.;
Fr. Ivan E. Novo;
Fr. Ronald A. Josoy;
Fr. Richard Y. Limbaga
Resident Priest: Fr. Sedronico Delos Santos
Tago (F-1913) 8302 Surigao del Sur
Titular: La Purisima Concepcion, December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Carlos P. Bautista Gamut (F-2005) Tago, Surigao del Sur
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, October 7
Parish Priest: Fr. Glenn C. Melo
San Miguel (F-1995) 8301 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Miguel Arkanghel, September 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Roderick Adams C. Pejo
Tina (F-2014) San Miguel, 8301 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Padre Pio, April 30
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr. Teodomero Acero
Bayabas (F-2002) 8303 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Ignacio de Loyola, July 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Alvin L. Linao
Mother Of Mercy Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Nestor O. Climaco
Cagwait (F-2016) 8304 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 14
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Msgr. Jaime B. Pañares
Aras-Asan (F-1962) Cagwait, 8304 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Antonio de Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Allan R. Fiel
Marihatag (F-1914) 8306 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Nestor O. Climaco
Santo Niño (F-2016) San Agustin, 8305 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Sr. Santo Niño, 3rd Sunday of January
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr. Richard L. Bantugan
San Agustin (F-1921) 8305 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Agustin, August 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Glenn C. Infiesto
Diatagon (F-1965) Lianga, 8307 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Nelson T. Espinola
Lianga (F-1879) 8307 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Juanito A. Rosales, Jr.
Barobo (F-1975) 8309 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Mother of Mercy, July 27
Parish Moderator: Fr. Roberto P. Deligero
Co-Pastor: Fr. Paul Bernard G. Cotejar
Gamut (F-2016) Barobo, 8309 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 16
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr. Glenn L. Acosta
Saint Vincent De Paul Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Rafael A. Batoleño
Tagbina (F-1976) 8308 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, June 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Rafael A. Batoleño
Santa Juana (F-2014) Tagbina, 8303 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Pedro Calungsod, Abril 2
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr. Fortunato A. Estillore
Hinatuan (F-1908) 8310 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Agustin, August 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Gamaliel P. Joyo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Leonardo P. Orillaneda
Dugmanon, Hinatuan (F-2017) 8310 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Nuestra Señora del Carmen, July 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Albert A. Pellazar, OAR
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jerome B.
Virtudazo, OAR; Fr. Mark R. Saludes, OAR
Bislig City (F-1642) 8311 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Sto. Tomas de Villanueva, September 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Emmanuel Dumadag
Attached to the Parish: Fr. Edgar Bonnette B. Clar
Mangagoy (1952), Bislig City, 8311 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Vincent de Paul, July 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio M. Galela
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Soje C. Cuadrado;
Fr. Leonardo O. Quizada;
Msgr. Florio R. Falcon
Lingig (F-1937) 8312 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Gerry A. Sacupayo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Raymond M. Ambray
Forest Drive (F-2003) Bislig City, 8311 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Elpedio K. Pastera
Diocesan Clergy With No Parish Assignment In Other Dioceses
St. Peter College Seminary (Butuan): Fr. Philipp Vincent G. Montenegro
Archdiocese of Manila: Fr. Ramon Magana
Archdiocese of Davao: Fr. Erwin Romel C. Torres
Diocese of Greensburg, Pensylvania: Fr. Jose Ricky F. Cortez
Canada: Fr. Romelito Guillen; Fr. Benjamin Raze
On Study Leave
Fr. Ricky T. Lindo;
Fr. Ramil A. Realista;
Fr. Jose Zafra III
Assisting Deacons
Rev. Rolly M. Cabuga;
Rev. Rodrigo G. Ranez
On Leave
Fr. Herminico Laviña;
Fr. Carlito Abar;
Fr. Rogelio Lindo;
Fr. Roderick Templo;
Rev. Chris Luzgano;
Rev. Ariel Malayao;
Rev. Richard Sarmiento

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE


MEN

Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR)

WOMEN

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC)
Dominican Sisters of the Trinity (OP)
Dominican Sisters - Daughters of the Holy Rosary of Pompie
Living the Gospel Community (LGC)
Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing (OSB)
Missionary Sisters of Mary (MSM)
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM)
Order of Saint Clare (OSC)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

St. Michael College (SPC) (F-1915), Cantilan, 8317 Surigao del Sur
School Directress: Sr. Vivina M. Init, SPC
Enrolment: College - 347;
High School - 735;
Elementary - 335;
Pre-School - 50
Faculty - 53;
Sisters - 2
De Lasalle John Bosco College, Mangagoy, Bislig City, 8311 Surigao del Sur
School Directress: Mrs. Ophelia Fuguso
Enrolment: College - 565;
High School - 1181;
Elementary - 647;
Pre-School - 75;
Faculty - 137
St. Theresa College (1916), Tandag, 8300 Surigao del Sur
President: Fr. Sedronico Delos Santos
Enrolment: College - 890;
High School - 1126;
Elementary - 190;
Pre-School - 65;
Faculty - 50;
Sister - 1
St. Vincent De Paul College, Mangagoy, Bislig City, 8311 Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Edgar Bonnette Clar
Enrolment: College - 319;
HS - 509;
Elem. - 190;
Pre-School - 14;
Faculty - 65;
Sister - 2
Diatagon Catholic High School (MSM), Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Edith Gujilde, MSM
Enrolment: High School - 330;
Faculty - 11;
Sisters - 3
Father Urios Academy, Hinatuan, 8310 Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Elena J. Osuyos, OP
Enrolment: High School - 200;
Pre-School - 14;
Faculty - 10;
Sisters - 3
St. Michael School, Madrid, 6316 Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: High School - 384;
Elementary - 147;
Pre-School - 17;
Faculty - 30
San Antonio School, Aras-asan, Cagwait, 8304 Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: High School - 342;
Faculty - 14
Mother Of Mercy Academy, Barobo, 8309 Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Glenn C. Infiesto
Enrolment: Pre-School - 44;
High School - 460;
Faculty - 28
Saint Augustine High School, San Agustin, 8305 Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Glenn C. Infiesto
Enrolment: High School - 599;
Elementary - 74;
Pre-School - 27;
Faculty - 25
Holy Child Academy, Marihatag, 8306 Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio R. Falcon
Enrolment: High School - 523;
Faculty - 25
Purisima School, Tago, 8302 Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio R. Falcon
Enrolment: High School - 269;
Pre-School - 20;
Faculty - 17
San Miguel Kindergarten School, San Miguel, 8301 Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Roderick Adams C. Pejo
Enrolment: Pre-School - 76;
Faculty- 2
Carmen Catholic Parish Academy, Carmen, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Apolinar L. Orozco
Enrolment: Pre-School - 35;
Faculty - 4
Diatagon Catholic Learning Center, Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Nelson Espinola
Enrolment: Pre-School - 48;
Faculty - 2

CHARITABLE AND SOCIAL

INSTITUTIONS
Nutrition Center For Malnourished And Abandoned Children, Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Local Superior: Sr. Maria Camilla A. Litob, OP
Saint Vincent De Paul Hospital, Mangagoy, Bislig City, 8311 Surigao del Sur

† NECROLOGY †

2012: Rev. Msgr. Felipe Advincula
2015: Rev. Fr. Remberto Selga