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DIOCESE

Praelatura Batanensis                                                                                        Batanes

Suffragan of Tuguegarao
Established: November 30, 1950 as Territorial Province of Batanesand Babuyanes.
In February 6, 2002, the Prelature was reduced tocomprise only the province of Batanes and is now known as theTerritorial Prelature of Batanes with the Archbishop of Tuguegarao asMetropolitan.
Babuyanes is ceded to the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao.
It comprises the Province of Batanes. Principal Patronness: ImmaculateConception, December 8;
Secondary Patron: Sto. Domingo De Guzman, August 8.

Bishop-Prelate 
Most Reverend
DANILO BANGAYAN ULEP, DD
Born: June 24, 1962 in Tuguegarao, Cagayan.
Ordained Priest: April 10, 1987.
Appointed Bishop-Prelate of Batanes: May 20, 2017.
Consecrated Bishop: July 29, 2017.
Installed as the 5th Bishop-Prelate of Batanes: August 8, 2017.
Palacio Nu Obispo 1 Lizardo Street, Kayhuvokan, Basco, 3900
Batanes Mobile: 0917-578-0198 (globe)
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Past Administrators and Bishops
:
Most Rev. Alejandro Olalia, DD
Bishop of Tuguegarao, was made the first Administrator of the Prelature from
February 3, 1951 to October 31, 1951.
Most Rev. Peregrin de la Fuente, OP
was the first Bishop-Prelate of the Prelature. He took canonical possession of the
Prelature on November 1, 1951 to the day of his death on May 14, 1966.
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Mario Baltazar, OP
was elected as second Prelate of the Prelature of Batanes-Babuyanes on November 11,
1966 and was installed on January 7, 1967. He retired on July 19, 1995.
Most Rev. Diosdado Talamayan, DD
Archbishop of Tuguegarao, was appointed Administrator of the Prelature from
August 1995 to June 1996.
Most Rev. Jose P. Salazar, OP
was appointed third Bishop-Prelate of the Prelature of Batanes-Babuyanes on March,
1996. He was consecrated Bishop in Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City on June 7,
1996 and was installed on June 25, 1996.
Most Rev. Ernesto Salgado, DD
Bishop of Laoag, was appointed Administrator of the Prelature (now as territorial
Prelature of Batanes) from February, 2003 to September 13, 2003.
+ Most Rev. Camilo D. Gregorio, DD
was appointed fourth Bishop-Prelate of Batanes on September 13, 2003
and was installed on November 8, 2003. He retired on May 20, 2017
and died on May 22, 2018.

PRESENT STATUS
(as of July 2018)
Diocesan Personnel:
Bishop-Prelate… …………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Prelature…… 9
Active in other Dioceses
in the Phils.…………… 9
On Study Leave … ……… 2
On Sick Leave …………… 2
On Sabbatical Leave… … 2
Working Abroad
on Loan… …………… 8
Guest Priests… ………… 2
Deacon(s) …..…………… 3
Grand Total………………38
Diocesan Seminarians:
In Theology:
MST……………………… 2
UST… …………………… 1
In Post-Theology… ………… 2
Total……………………… 5
Prelature Divisions:
Parishes……………………… 6
Quasi-Parishes… …………… 1
Shrine… …………………… 1
Chapels………………………10
Religious Sisters:
Filipinas……………………… 4
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
(as of Mar. 30, 2017)
Baptisms:
Children… …………… 409
Adult… …………………22
Total………………… 431
Confirmation……………… 226
First Communion ………… 347
Matrimony……………………97
Diocesan-Owned Schools:
Kindergarten Population…… 23
Elementary… ………………21
College Population… …… 237
Religious-Owned School:
Kindergarten Population……27

DIOCESAN CURIA

Chancery Office
1 Lizardo St., Kayhuvokan,
Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-578-0198 (globe)
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Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Robert T. Young, JCD
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Erwin M. Dela Cruz
Vice-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Finance Administrator/Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez
Asst. Finance Administrator/Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Jenny B. Capindo
Presbyteral Council:
Most Rev. Danilo B. Ulep, DD; Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug; Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat;
Rev. Fr. Danilo T. Cruz; Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia; Rev. Fr. Rolly R. Olango;
Rev. Fr. Laureano B. Faraon; Rev. Fr. Robert T. Young;Rev. Fr. Ramon C. Turingan Jr.;
Rev. Fr. Erwin M. Dela Cruz; Rev. Fr. Algerio Andrew P. Gonzales;Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Elago;
Rev. Fr. Demetrio DS Quintos; Rev. Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez

College of Consultors:
Most Rev. Danilo B. Ulep, DD; Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug; Rev. Fr. Robert T. Young;
Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat; Rev. Fr. Danilo T. Cruz; Rev. Fr. Laureano B. Faraon; Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Elago

Prelatial Finance Committee:
Most Rev. Danilo B. Ulep, DD; Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug; Rev. Fr. Robert T. Young; Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug;
Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat; Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia; Rev. Fr. Laureano B. Faraon; Mrs. Pacita Elizondo;
Mrs. Elizabeth Baroña;Mr. Agapito Cielo

Chair of Different Commissions:
Commission on Catechesis: Rev. Fr. Danilo T. Cruz
Commission on Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Commission on Biblical Apostolate:Rev. Fr. Algerico Andrew P. Gonzales
Commission on Interreligious Dialogue/Ecumenism: Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Commission on Cultural Heritage of the Church: Rev. Fr. Aniceto P. Abiera
Commission on Clergy: Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
Commission on Seminaries: Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia
Commission on Vocations: Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia
Commission on the Laity: Rev. Fr. Aniceto P. Abiera
Commission on Family and Life: Rev. Fr. Michael M. Salazar
Commission on Mission: Rev. Fr. Rolly R. Olango
Commission on Youth: Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace: Rev. Fr. Demetrio DS Quintos
Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media: Rev. Fr. Laureano B. Faraon
Commission for Pastoral Care for Migrants & Itinerant People: Rev. Fr. Belarmino C. Juan
Commission on Prison Pastoral Care: Rev. Fr. Perfecto Manheim L. Abellana
Commission on Indigenous Peoples:Rev. Fr. Algerico Andrew P. Gonzales
Commission on Health Care: Rev. Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez
Commission on BEC: Rev. Fr. Demetrio DS Quintos Seminary Appointments: Sto. Domingo Formation House No. 77, K-6th Street, East Kamias District Quezon City 1102
Tel.: (02) 452-2075
Rector: Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez
Director of Studies: Rev. Fr. Ramon C. Turingan Jr.
Seminary Confessor: Rev. Fr. Laureano B. Faraon
Vocation Director: Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia
Chancellor (In Residence): Rev. Fr. Erwin M. Dela Cruz Chair,
Commission for Pastoral Care for Migrants & Itinerant People
(In Residence): Rev. Fr. Belarmino C. Juan, JCL

Religious Organizations:
Prelature Youth Apostolate: Mr. Jhomar Cabansay
Catechetical Apostolate: Mrs. Elda Lechuga
Liturgical Ministries:
Lectors and Commentators: Mrs. Clarita Doplito
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Mr. Cresencio Blacer
Knights of the Altar: Mr. Peter Alcoy

LAY ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
Catholic Women’s League: Mrs. Elda Lechuga
Sacred Heart of Jesus Association: Mrs. Simeona Castillejos
Dominican Laity: Mrs. Eutropia Mirabueno, OP
Legion of Mary: Mrs. Necitas Alconis
Children of Mary: Sor Ma. Marina Muñoz, OP
Familia Carmelitana: Mrs. Lily Garcia
Batanes Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Movement: Mrs. Lily Garcia
Couples for Christ and its Family
Ministries: Engr. and Mrs. Lucio Adami
Lay Adorers of the Holy Trinity: Mrs. Anicia Hontomin
Eucharistic Disciples of the Divine
Mercy: Mrs. Tesalonica Castillejos
Eucharistic Reparators of the Holy
Face: Hon. Milo Cacam
San Antonio de Padua Prayer
Group: Mrs. Criselda Vinalay
Companions of St. Anthony (Antonianas): Ms. Basilisa Blacer
Mother Butler’s Guild: Dr. Bernardita Merida
Confradia del Sto. Niño: Mr. Jhomar Cabansay
Damas de La Inmaculada Concepcion
de Batanes: Mrs. Anicia Hontomin
Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls: Mrs. Anicia Hontomin
Extraordinary Ministers of the Infirmed: Mr. Peter Alcoy
Parish Children’s Evangelization Ministry (PaCEM): Mr. Jeffrey Medina
Parishes and Parochial Clergy
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
(Sto. Domingo de Guzman Parish),
Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-421-6693
Rector and Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Perfecto
Manheim L. Abellana; Rev. Fr. Jenny B. Capindo
Deacons: Rev. John Mar A. Marfe;
Rev. Benigno B. Etulle
San Carlos Borromeo Parish, Mahatao, 3901 Batanes
Mobile: 0921-766-2282
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aniceto P. Abiera
San Jose Obrero Parish, Ivana, 3902 Batanes
Mobile: 0977-120-3307
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Elago
San Antonino de Florencia Parish, Uyugan, 3903 Batanes
Mobile: 0949-501-2681
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Demetrio DS Quintos
San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Sabtang Island, 3903 Batanes
Mobile: 0947-567-5752
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Danilo T. Cruz
Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Mayan
Parish, Itbayat Island, 3905 Batanes
Mobile: 0916-646-6118 (globe)
0918-378-9724 (smart)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rolly R. Olango
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Shrine,Itbud, Uyugan, 3903 Batanes
Mobile: 0921-489-2709
Rector: Rev. Fr. Algerico Andrew P. Gonzales
San Jose Esposo Quasi-Parish, Raele,Itbayat Island, 3905 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-539-8156
Priest-In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Michael M. Salazar
Clergy Working Outside The Prelature:
Rev. Fr. Rogelio L. Abadano (On Loan, USA);
Rev. Fr. Wilfred B. Calinawan (On Loan, Canada);
Rev. Fr. Brigido R. Casas (On Leave, Bacolod City);
Rev. Fr. Richard DJ Castillo (On Loan, Diocese of Novaliches);
Rev. Fr. Marlon Rey R. Chingwangco (On Study Leave);
Rev. Fr. Romel C. Cruz (On Loan, Diocese of Novaliches);
Rev. Fr. Nelson A. Dalisay (On Sabbatical Leave);
Rev. Fr. Erwin M. Dela Cruz (Chancellor, In Residence, Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez (Oeconomus/Spiritual Director, Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Lyndon A. Jong (On Loan, USA Military Archdiocese);
Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug (Vicar General/Rector, Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Bernard Steven S. Luedtke (On Loan, USA);
Rev. Fr. Rene Mangahas (On Loan,Canada);
Rev. Fr. Francis M. Montero (On Loan, Australia);
Rev. Fr. Jesus Ariel O. Oguan (On Loan, Archdiocese of Manila);
Rev. Fr. Eduardo M. Pangilinan (On Sick Leave, Diocese of Cabanatuan);
Rev. Fr. Ramon C. Turingan Jr. (Director of Studies, Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia (Vocation Director, Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Robert T. Young (Judicial Vicar/On Loan, Archdiocesan Tribunal of Manila);
Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Uy (On Loan, Canada);
Rev. Fr. Belarmino C. Juan (Chair, Commission for Pastoral Care for Migrants & Itinerant People; In Residence, Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Boy Aurelio T. Buhay (On Loan, Archdiocese of Manila);
Rev. Fr. Jose Marie B. Legaspi (On Loan, USA)

Guest Priests:
Rev. Fr. Antonio Francis B. Ong;
Rev. Fr. John Simoneau

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Sto. Domingo Formation House, No. 77, K-6th Street, East Kamias District, 1102 Quezon City
Tel.: (02) 452-2075
Rector: Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
St. Dominic College of Batanes, Inc., Basco, 3900 Batanes
President: Rev. Fr. Danilo T. Cruz, MA-Lit, MAPasM
Vice-President for Finance: Mrs. Eufemia Caasi
Guidance Counselor: Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Campus Minister: Rev. John Mar A. Marfe
Little Dominic Learning Center of Batanes, National Road, Brgy. Kayhuvokan, Basco, 3900 Batanes
In-charge: Sr. Ma. Luisa L. Guadez, OP

INSTITUTIONS OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCITIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE:


WOMEN

Religiosas Missioneras de Sto. Domingo (OP)
† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Teofilo Maximiano;
Rev. Fr. Leonardo E. Rebong;
Most Rev. Camilo D. Gregorio, DD