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DIOCESE

(Praelatura Batanensis)
Suffragan of Nueva Segovia (Vigan)
Established: November 30, 1950 as Territorial Prelature of Batanes and Babuyanes. In February 6, 2002, the Prelature was reduced to comprise only the Province of Batanes and is now known as the Territorial Prelature of Batanes with the Archbishop of Nueva Segovia (Vigan) as Metropolitan. Babuyanes is ceded to the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao. It comprises the Province of Batanes. Titular: Sto. Domingo de Guzman, August 8.

Prelate
Most Reverend
CAMILO D. GREGORIO, DD, STD
Born: September 25, 1939 in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija. Ordained Priest: December 1, 1963. Apppointed Titular Bishop of Giro. Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu: December 12, 1987. Consecrated Bishop: March 29, 1987. Appointed Bishop of Bacolod: May 20, 1987. Installed as 4th Bishop of Bacolod: July 27, 1989.Served the Diocese of Bacolod: 1989-2000. Appointed Bishop-Prelate of Batanes: September 13, 2003. Installed as 4th Prelate-Ordinary of Batanes: November 8, 2003.
Bishop’s Residence
Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: (0917) 300-3900 (Globe)
(0928) 753-2564
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRESENT STATUS
Bishop-Prelate ………………… 1
Priests:
Diocesan (Working
in the Prelature) …………… 9
(Guests) …………………… __
(Working outside the
Prelature) ………………… 10
Religious:
Filipino ……………………… 1
Retired ……………………… 1
Total ………………… 21
Sisters …………………………… 4
Seminarians:
In Philosophy ……………… 2
In Theology ………………… 7
In Post-Theology ………… __
Total …………………… 9
Prelature Divisions:
Parishes …………………… 6
With Resident Pastor ……… 6
Entrusted to Diocesans …… 5
Entrusted to Religious ……… 1
Chaplaincies/Missions ……… 2
Educational Center:
Kindergarten…………………1
Enrolment………………50
College ……………………… 1
Enrolment …………… 480
Teaching Personnel:
Priests …………………… 2
Religious …………………… 2
Lay ……………………… 38
Total ………………… 44
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms ………………… 250
Marriages ………………… 120
Population ………………… 16,467
Catholics …………………14,618

DIOCESAN CURIA
Vicar General: Fr. Dioscoro Layug
Chancellor: Fr. Brigido R. Casas
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Robert T. Young, JCL
Episcopal Vicar for Itbayat: Fr. Domingo Deniz, OP
Episcopal Vicar for Batan & Sabtang Islands: Fr. Roy M. Maliglig
Seminary Formation Team:
Rector: Fr. Aniceto Abiera
Formators: Fr. Dioscoro Layug, Fr. Benjamin Valencia, Fr. Ramon Turingan
Treasurer: Fr. Romel Cruz

PASTORAL SECTION
Comm iss ion on Liturgy:
Director: Fr. Brigido R. Casas
Asst. Director: Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Commission on Youth & Camp us Ministry:
Director: Fr. Rogelio Abadano
Commission on Family & Life:
Director: Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Commission on Catechetics:
Director: Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Commission on Biblical Apostolate:
Director: Fr. Andrew Algerico P. Gonzales
Asst. Director: Rev. Demetrio Quintos
Commission on Vocations:
Director: Fr. Marlon Rey Chingwangco
Asst. Director: Fr. Erwin Cruz
Commission on Church Patrimony: Fr. Aldred G. Hordonez
Commission on Cultural Heritage: Fr. Brigido R. Casas
Commission on Mission & BEC :
Director: Fr. Joseph Uy
Commission on Social Communications: Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Commission on Prison Ministry: Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat

PARISHES AND CLERGY
Basco (F-1784), 3900 Batanes
Mobile: (0917) 300-3900; (0928) 753-2565
Pop: 6,717; Cath.: 5,800
Titular: Sto. Domingo de Guzman, August 8
Parish Priest/Rector: Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Rogelio Abadano, Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Deacons: Rev. Demetrio Quintos, Rev. Leonardo Rebong
Mahatao (F-1784), 3901 Batanes
Mobile: (0917) 883-2514; (0920) 951-8313
Pop: 1,895; Cath.: 1,800
Titular: St. Charles Borromeo, November 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Brigido R. Casas
Ivana (F-1784), 3902 Batanes
Mobile: (0917) 862-3867
Pop: 1,283; Cath.: 1,280
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Aldred G. Hordonez
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joseph M. Uy
Sabtang (F-1845), 3904 Batanes
Mobile: (0921) 489-2709
Pop: 1,678; Cath.: 1,670
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 5.
Parish Priest: Fr. Andrew Algerico P. Gonzales
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Danilo C. Cruz
Quasi-Parish (Reile, Itbayat):
Fr. Jimmy Nercua
Uyugan (F-2008), 3903 Batanes
Mobile: (0916) 670-3851
Pop: 1,268; Cath.:1,268
Titular: St. Antoninus of Florence May 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Marlon Rey R. Chingwangco

Mission Outposts
Itbud, Uyugan, Batanes
Mobile: (0916) 670-3851
Titular: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Nov. 27
Administrator: Fr. Roy M. Maliglig
Imnajb u, Uyugan, Batanes
Mobile: (0916) 670-3851
Titular: San Lorenzo Ruiz, September 28
Administrator: Fr. Roy M. Maliglig

CLERGY WORKING OUTSIDE THE PRELATURE
Fr. Benjamin Valencia: (Rector) for Batanes Seminarians
Fr. Aniceto Abiera: (Rector) for Batanes Seminarians
Fr. Rafael Cruz: (Guidance Counselor) for Batanes Seminarians
Fr. Robert Young: (On Loan) Guest Priest in Manila
Fr. Francis Montero: (On Loan) Diocese of Port Pirie, Australia
Fr. Ramon Turingan, Jr: (On Study Leave)
Fr. Richard Castillo: (On Loan) Diocese of Cabanatuan
Fr. Eduardo Pangilinan (On Loan) Diocese of Cabanatuan
Fr. Nixon Negparanon: USA
Fr. Rene Mangahas: USA
Fr. Lyndon Jong: USA
Fr. Erwin dela Cruz: (On Loan) Diocese of Imus
Fr. Bernard Luedtki, USA
Fr. Wilfred Calinawan, Canada
Retired Clergy
Fr. Teofilo Maximiano (Quezon City)

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Order of Preachers (OP)

WOMEN
Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic (OP)

EDUCATIONAL CENTER
St. Dominic College (SDC)
President (OIC): Fr. Brigido R. Casas, MA
Guidance Counselor: Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Campus Ministry: Fr. Rogelio Abadano
Faculty: Priests: 3; Enrolment: 488

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