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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.
Holy Redeemer Provincial Center,
Ramon Aboitiz Street, Cebu City

PRESENT STATUS
Bishop…………………………… 1
Priests:
Diocesan Filipino (active
ministry)… ………………56
Priests out of Tandag
Diocese… ……………… 8
Diocesan Priests on Leave…… 5
Foreign Missionary… ……… 1
Sisters:
Filipino… ……………………39
Seminarians:
(Studying in seminaries outside
the Diocese of Tandag):
Pre-College… ………………15
College………………………19
Theology… …………………17
On Regency… ………………11
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Parishes………………………28
Chapels…………………… 757
Educational Centers:
Colleges……………………… 4
Enrolment… ……… 2,452
HSs……………………………12
Enrolment… ……… 4,761
Elem. Schools… …………… 6
Enrolment… ……… 1,410
Kinder… ……………………10
Enrolment… ………… 441
Total Enrolment……… 9,064
Teaching Personnel:
Sisters… ……………………11
Lay………………………… 369
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
(2014)
Baptisms… …………… 7,208
Confirmations… ……… 5,672
First Communions……… 3,994
Marriages (2014):
Between Catholics…… 1,308
Between Catholics and
Non-Catholics………… 9
Population…………… 667,973
Catholics… ………… 534,378
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. Eric Rogel
E. Laguesma; Fr. Emmanuel
G. Dumadag; Fr. Francisco A.
Olvis; Fr. Juanito A. Rosales Jr.;
Fr. Glenn C. Melo

CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Christian Formation Director: Msgr.
Arturo P. Langit
Catechetics: Fr. Elvis A. Petros
Catechists Coordinator: Sr. Lily F.
Salilin, 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. Philipp
Vincent G. Montenegro; Fr.
Richard L. Bantugan; Fr. Ronald
A. Josoy; Fr. Roniel B. Dueñas
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
Diocesan Pastoral Center Coordinator:
Sr. Merjelyn Torres, LGC
Social Action Director: Fr. Antonio
M. Galela
Catholic School 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. Glen L. Acosta

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

San Nicolas De Tolentino Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Glenn C. Melo
Tigao (F-1941) 8313 Cortes, Surigao
del Sur
Titular: St. Aloysius Gonzaga,
June 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Bernard G.
Cotejar
Burgos (F-2014) 8313 Cortes, Surigao
del Sur
Titular: St. John Paul II, April 27
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr.
Roniel B. Dueñas
Tandag City (F-1622) 8300 Surigao
del Sur
Titular: San Nicolas de Tolentino,
September 10
Rector: Msgr. Isidro H. Irizari,
VG, PC
Paroch. Vicars: Fr. Rodrigo P.
Milo Jr.; Fr. Ivan E. Novo; Fr. Glen
C. Melo; Fr. Ronald A. Josoy; Fr.
Soje C. Cuadrado
Resident Priest: Fr. Sedronico
Delos Santos
Tago (F-1913) 8302 Surigao del Sur
Titular: La Purisima Concepcion,
December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Apolinar L. Orozco
Gamut (F-2005) Tago, Surigao del Sur
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy
Rosary, October 7
Parish Administrator: Fr. Alvin L.
Linao
San Miguel (F-1995) 8301 Surigao
del Sur
Titular: San Miguel Arkanghel,
September 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Ritchel L. Espinola
Tina (F-2014) 8301 San Miguel, Surigao
del Sur
Titular: San Padre Pio, April 30
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr.
Carlos P. Bautista
Bayabas (F-2003) 8303 Surigao del
Sur
Titular: St. Ignatius Loyola, July 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruben B. delos
Reyes

Mother Of Mercy Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Juanito A. Rosales Jr.
Aras-Asan (F-1962), 8304 Cagwait,
Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Antonio de Padua,
June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio M. Galela
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Richard Y. Limbaga
Marihatag (F-1914) 8306 Surigao
del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Nelson T. Espinola
San Agustin (F-1921) 8305 Surigao
del Sur
Titular: San Agustin, August 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Juanito A. Rosales
Jr.
Diatagon (F-1965), 8307 Lianga, Surigao
del Sur
Titular: St John the Baptist,
June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Roberto P. Deligero
Lianga (F-1879) 8307 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 15
Parish Administrator: Fr. Godofredo
C. Quiazon
Barobo (F-1975) 8309 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Mother of Mercy, July 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Allan R. Fiel
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Glenn L. Acosta
Resident Priest: Fr. Glenn C. Infiesto
Gamut (F-2016) 8309 Barobo, Surigao
del Sur
Titular: San Isidro Labrador,
May 16
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr.
Elvies A. Petros

Saint Vincent De Paul Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Eric Rogel E. Laguesma
Tagbina (F-1976) 8308 Surigao del
Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual
Help, June 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Elpedio K. Pastera
Santa Juana (F-2014) 8303 Tagbina,
Surigao del Sur
Titular: San Pedro Calungsod,
Abril 2
Quasi-Parish Administrator: Fr.
Roderick Adams C. Pejo
Hinatuan (F-1908) 8310 Surigao del
Sur
Titular: San Agustin, August 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Emmanuel Dumadag
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Leonardo Quizada
Bislig City (F-1642) 8311 Surigao
del Sur
Titular: Sto. Tomas de Villanueva,
September 22
Parish Priest: Msgr. Jaime B. Pañares
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Jay A. Jabagaton
Attached to the Parish: Fr. Edgar
Bonnette Clar
Mangagoy (1952), 8311 Bislig City,
Surigao del Sur
Titular: St. Vincent de Paul, July 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Gamaliel P. Joyo
Paroch. Vicars: Fr. Edwin G. Decena;
Fr. Fortunato A. Estillore;
Msgr. Florio R. Falcon
Lingig (F-1937) 8312 Surigao del Sur
Titular: Holy Child, August 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Eric Rogel E.
Laguesma
Paroch. Vicar: Fr. Raymond M.
Ambray
Res. Priest: Fr. Frank J. Felter, MM
Forest Drive (F-2003) 8311 Bislig
City, 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 College Seminary (Butuan): Fr.
Philipp Vincent G. Montenegro
Bahay-Pari (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
On Leave
Fr. Herminico Laviña; Fr. Carlito
Abar; Fr. Efren Rivas; Fr. Rogelio
Lindo; Fr. Roderick Templo; Rev.
Chris Luzgano; Rev. Ariel Malayao;
Rev. Richard Sarmiento

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 (OSC)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
St. Michael College (SPC) (F-1915),
Cantilan, 8317 Surigao del Sur
School Directress: Sr. Vivina M.
Init, SPC
Enrolment: College: 434; HS:
588; Elem.: 278; Kinder: 40
Faculty: 41; Sisters: 3
De Lasalle John Bosco College, Mangagoy,
8311 Bislig City, Surigao
del Sur
School Directress: Mrs. Ophelia
Fuguso
Enrolment: College: 834; HS:
779; Elem.: 586; Kinder: 95
Faculty:
127
St. Theresa College (1916), Tandag,
8300, Surigao del Sur
President: Fr. Sedronico Delos
Santos
Enrolment: College: 835; HS:
535; Elem.: 174; Kinder: 54
Faculty: 50; Sister: 1
St. Vincent De Paul College, Mangagoy,
8311 Bislig City, Surigao
del Sur
Director: Fr. Edgar Bonnette Clar
Enrolment: College: 349; HS:
363; Elem.: 182; Kinder: 33
Faculty: 43; Sister: 1
Diatagon Catholic Hs (MSM), Diatagon,
Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Edith Gujilde, MSM
Enrolment: HS: 276
Faculty: 7; Sisters: 3
Father Urios Academy, Hinatuan,
8310, Surigao del Sur
Directress: Sr. Elena J. Osuyos, OP
Enrolment: HS: 195; Kinder: 14
Faculty: 10; Sisters: 3
St. Michael School, Madrid, 6316
Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: HS: 286; Elem.: 129
Faculty: 17
San Antonio School, Aras-asan, Cagwait,
8304 Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio Falcon
Enrolment: HS: 258
Faculty: 11
Mother Of Mercy Academy, 8309
Barobo, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Glenn C. Infiesto
Enrolment: Kinder: 42; HS: 362
Faculty: 16
Saint Augustine High School, San
Agustin, 8305, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Glenn C. Infiesto
Enrolment: HS: 458; Elem. -
Grades 1-4: 61
Faculty: 15
Holy Child Academy, Marihatag,
8306, Surigao del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio R. Falcon
Enrolment: HS: 423; Faculty: 14
Purisima School, Tago, 8302, Surigao
del Sur
Director: Msgr. Florio R. Falcon
Enrolment: HS: 238; Kinder: 22
Faculty: 12
San Miguel Kindergarten School, San
Miguel 8301, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Ritchel Espinola
Enrolment: Kinder: 56
Faculty: 2
Carmen Catholic Parish Academy, Carmen,
Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Gerry A. Sacupayo
Enrolment: Kinder: 34
Faculty: 2
Diatagon Catholic Learning Center, Diatagon,
Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Director: Fr. Roberto P. Deligero
Enrolment: Kinder: 51
Faculty: 2

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
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

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