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DIOCESE

(Diocesis Tandagensis)
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
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.
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
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.
Redemptorist Community
Ma. Cristina Subdivision, San Miguel, Iligan City

PRESENT STATUS
Bishop……………………………1
Priests:
Diocesan Filipino
(active ministry)…………46
Priests out of Tandag
Diocese…………………9
Diocesan Priests on Leave.....…9
Missionary……………………1
Deacon………………………1
Sisters:
Filipino………………………39
Seminarians: (studying in
seminaries outside the
Diocese of Tandag):
Pre-College…………………12
College………………………27
On Regency…………………11
Theology……………………8
Spiritual Formation Year……1
On Regency…………………6
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates……………………4
Parishes………………………24
Educational Centers:
Colleges………………………4
Enrolment…………2,152
High Schools…………………12
Enrolment…………4,842
Elementary Schools…………5
Enrolment…………1,362
Kinder………………………10
Enrolment……………422
Total Enrolment………8,778
Teaching Personnel:
Sisters………………………9
Lay…………………………359
Sacraments and Sacramentals
(2008-2011):
Baptisms………………22,501
Confirmations…………15,022
First Communions………20,423
Marriages:
Between Catholics.....…4,846
Between Catholics and
Non-Catholics………159
Population………………629,447
Catholics…………………503,557
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
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Jose Ricky F. Cortez
Oeconomus: Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD
Finance Secretary: Sr. Gloria Licayan, LGC
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Florio Falcon, JCL

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Bishop: Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD, JCD, MBA
Diocesan Consultors: Msgr. Florio Falcon, JCL; Msgr. Jaime Pañares; Fr. Eric Rogel Laguesma; Msgr. Isidro Irizari, PC; Fr. Emmanuel Dumadag; Fr. Francisco Olvis; Fr. Jose Ricky Cortez; Fr. Juanito Rosales Jr.; Msgr. Arturo Langit; Fr. Glenn C. Melo

Christian Formation
Christian Formation Director: Rev. Msgr. Arturo Langit
Catechetics: Fr. Elvis Petros
Catchists’ Coordinator: Sr. Lily Salilin, MSM
Family Life: Sr. Merlyn Mejong, MSM
Vocation Director: Rev. Msgr. Isidro Irizari, VG, PC
Pontifical Mission Societies: Fr. Nestor Climaco
Liturgical Commission: Fr. Jose Zafra III (Chairman); Fr. Raymond Ambray; Fr. Philipp Vincent Montenegro; Fr. Ritchel Espinola; Fr. Edwin Decena; Fr. Ricky Lindo
Basic Ecclesial Communities: Fr. Ricky Lindo
Bible: Fr. Raymond Ambray
Campus Ministry: Sr. Mely Teñoso, MSM

Pastoral Section
Chancellor: Fr. Jose Ricky F. Cortez
Diocesan Pastoral Center Coordinator: Sr. Editha Tayco, LGC
Social Action Director: Fr. Antonio Galela
Catholic School Superintendent: Msgr. Florio Falcon, JCL
Tribal Filipinos: Fr. Edwin Decena
Media: Fr. Philipp Vincent Montenegro
Family Life: Fr. Glen Acosta

PARISHES AND CLERGY
Carcanmadcarlanpar Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Francisco Olvis
Carrascal (F-1914), 8318 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Our Lady Mount Carmel, July 16
Parish Priest: Fr. Teodomero Acero
Cantilan (F-1791), 8317 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Immaculate Conception, August 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Danilo Garay
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Glenn Acosta; Fr. Jose Zafra III
Parang (F-2005), Cantilan, 8317 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Pedro Apostol, June 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Francisco Olvis
Madrid (F-1915), 8316 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Isidore, May 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Mario Acaac
Lanuza (F-1913), 8314 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Anthony de Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Nestor Climaco
Carmen (1997), 8316 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, Every last Friday of May
Parish Priest: Fr. Gerry Sacupayo

Statitabaygam Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Glenn Melo
Tigao, Cortes, 8313 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, June 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Bernard Cotejar
Tandag (F-1622), 8300 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Nicolas de Tolentino, Sept. 10
Rector: Msgr. Isidro H. Irizari, VG, PC
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Roniel Dueñas; Fr. Philipp Vincent Montenegro; Fr. Ivan Novo; Fr. Elvis Petros
Tago (F-1913), 8302 Surigao del Sur
Titular: La Purisima Concepcion, Dec. 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Apolinar Orozco
Gamut (F-2005), Tago, Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Rosary, October 7
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Ricky F. Cortez
San Miguel (F-1995), 8301 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Miguel Arkanghel, Sept. 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Glenn Melo
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Edwin Decena
Bayabas (F-2003), 8303 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Ignatius Loyola, July 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruben De Los Reyes

D’blismar Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Juanito Rosales Jr.
Aras-asan (F-1962), Cagwait, 8304 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Antonio de Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio Galela
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ramil Realista
Marihatag (F-1914), 8306 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Nelson Espinola
San Agustin (F-1921), 8305 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Agustin, August 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Juanito Rosales Jr.
Diatagon, Lianga (F-1965), 8307 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Roberto Deligero
Lianga (F-1879), 8307 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 15
Parish Priest: Fr. Frank Felter, MM
Barobo (1975), 8309 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Mother of Mercy, July 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Allan Fiel
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Roderick Adams Pejo
Resident Priest: Fr. Felipe Advincula

Taglimahinbis for Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Eric Rogel Laguesma
Tagbina (F-1976), 8308 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, June 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Elpedio Pastera
Hinatuan (F-1908), 8310 Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Agustin, August 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Emmanuel Dumadag
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Raymond Ambray
Bislig City (F-1642), 8311 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Sto. Tomas de Villanueva, September 22
Parish Priest: Msgr. Jaime Pañares
Mangagoy (1952), 8311 Bislig City
Titular: St. Vincent de Paul, July 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Gamaliel Joyo
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Ritchel Espinola; Fr. Ricky Lindo
Attached to the Parish: Fr. Edgar Bonnette Clar
Lingig (F-1937), 8312 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Eric Rogel Laguesma
Forest Drive (F-2003) Bislig City, 8311 Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Joseph, the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Rafael Batoliño

DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH NO PARISH ASSIGNMENT
In other Dioceses
St. Peter Seminary: Fr. Sedronico de los Santos
Diocese of Balanga: Fr. Ramon Magana
Diocese of Davao: Fr. Erwin Romel Torres
USA: Fr. Remberto Selga
Canada: Fr. Romelito Guillen; Fr. Benjamin Raze

On Study Leave
Fr. Glenn Infiesto; Fr. Godofredo Quiazon Jr.; Fr. Carlos Bautista
On Leave
Fr. Herminico Laviña; Fr. Carlito Abar; Fr. Donald Aloy; Fr. Anastacio Galecia; Fr. Efren Rivas; Fr. Niel Jao; Fr. Rogelio Lindo; Fr. Narciso Corralde; Fr. Roderick Templo

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Maryknoll Missionaries (MM)

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 Monastery (OSC)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
St. Michael College (SPC) (F-1915) Cantilan, 8317 Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Vivina M. Init, SPC
Enrolment: College - 464; HS - 505; Elem. – 203; Kinder – 58
Faculty: 41 Sisters: 3
De Lasalle John Bosco College, Mangagoy, 8311 Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
School Directress: Mrs. Ophelia Fuguso
Enrolment: College – 869; HS – 851; Elem. – 692; Kinder – 127
Faculty –127
St. Theresa College (1916), Tandag, 8300, Surigao del Sur
President: Msgr. Arturo P. Langit
Enrolment: College – 393; HS – 462; Elem. - 206; Kinder – 47
Faculty – 50; Sister – 1
St. Vincent de Paul College, Mangagoy, 8311 Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Edgar Bonnette Clar
Enrolment: College – 426; HS – 649; Elem. – 152; Kinder -28
Faculty – 43; Sister - 1
Diatagon Catholic High School (MSM) Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Edith Gujilde, MSM
Enrolment: HS – 252; Faculty – 7; Sisters -3
Fr. Urios Academy, Hinatuan, 8310, Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Veronica E. Dumagan, OP
Enrolment: HS -138; Kinder - 14; Faculty –6; Sisters - 2
St. Michael School Madrid, 6316 Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: HS – 321; Elem. – 109; Faculty – 17
San Antonio School, Aras-asan, Cagwait, 8304 Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Luzvisminda Arroyo, OP
Enrolment: HS – 258; Faculty –11; Sisters – 2
Mother of Mercy Academy, Barobo, 8309, Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: Kinder: 22; HS – 341; Faculty – 16
Saint Augustine High School, San Agustin, 8305, Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: HS – 402; Faculty – 15
Holy Child Academy, Marihatag, 8306, Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: HS – 454; Faculty – 14
Purisima School, Tago, 8302, Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: HS – 209; Kinder – 52; Faculty -12
San Miguel Kindergarten School, San Miguel 8301, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Robert Deligero
Enrolment: Kinder – 55; Faculty – 2

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Nutrition Center for Malnourished and abandoned Children, Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Local Superior: Sr. Mariaminda P. Timonio, OP
Saint Vincent de Paul Hosp ital, Mangagoy, Bislig City 8311 Surigao del Sur

† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Leonilo S. Bendoy (October 5, 2009), Rev. Fr. Cesar Reyes (September 6, 2011), Rev. Msgr. Felipe Advincula (April 8, 2012)

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