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DIOCESE

(Praelatura Batanensis)

Suffragan of Nueva Segovia (Vigan)
Established: November 30, 1950 as Territorial Province 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. Principal Patron: Sto. Domingo de Guzman, August 8.

Bishop
Most Reverend
CAMILO DIAZ GREGORIO, DD, STD
Born: September 25, 1939 in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija. Ordained
Priest: December 1, 1963. Appointed Titular Bishop
of Giro. Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu: December 12, 1987.
Consecrated Bishop: March 29, 1987. Appointed Bishop
of Bacolod: May 20, 1989. Served the Diocese of Bacolod:
1989-2000. Appointed Bishop-Prelate of Batanes: September
13, 2003. Installed as 4th Bishop-Prelate of Batanes:
November 8, 2003.
Bishop’s House
1 Lizardo St., Kayhuvokan, Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-300-3900 (globe)
0928-753-2564 (smart)
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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.

PRESENT STATUS
(as of September 17, 2015)
Diocesan Personnel:
Bishop-Prelate… …………… 1
Priests:
Active in the Prelature……10
Active in other Dioceses
in the Phils.…………… 9
On Study Leave … ……… 2
On Sick Leave …………… 2
On Sabbatical Leave… … 2
Working Abroad
on Loan… …………… 7
Retired Priest… ………… 1
Guest Priests… ………… 4
Deacon(s) …..…………… 1
Grand Total………………39
Diocesan Seminarians:
In Theology: MST… ………… 3
In Post-Theology: CPE… …… 2
Total… ……………………… 5
Prelature Divisions:
Parishes……………………… 6
Quasi-Parishes… …………… 2
Chapels………………………10
Religious Sisters:
Filipinas……………………… 4
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
(as of Feb. 16, 2015)
Baptisms:
Children… …………… 299
Adult… ………………… 8
Total…………………… 307
Confirmation…………………63
First Communion ………… 278
Matrimony……………………46
Diocesan-Owned Schools:
Kindergarten Population…… 32
College Population… …… 454
Religious-Owned School:
Kindergarten Population……49

DIOCESAN CURIA
Bishop’s House
1 Lizardo St., Kayhuvokan,
Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-300-3900 (globe)
0928-753-2564 (smart)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vicar General: Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
Episcopal Vicar: Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Chancellor: Fr. Belarmino C. Juan, JCL
Vice-Chancellor and Secretary to
the Bishop: Fr. Richard B. Busaco
Economus: Fr. Eduardo M. Pangilinan
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Robert T. Young, JCL
Lay Organization and Movements
Commission on Liturgy and Worship:
Fr. Joseph B. Elago
Commission on Youth: Fr. Ronaldo
B. Manabat
Commission on Family and Life: Fr.
Joseph B. Elago
Commission on Catechetical Apostolate:
Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabat
Commission on Missions: Fr. Danilo
T. Cruz
Commission on Vocations: Fr. Benjamin
B. Valencia
Commission on Church Patrimony:
Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez
Commission on BEC: Fr. Algerico
Andrew P. Gonzales
Commission on Social Communications:
Fr. Laureano B. Faraon
Commission on Social Action: Fr.
Eduardo M. Pangilinan
Ministries and Apostolate
Parish Youth Ministry: Mr. Jeffrey
Medina
Catechetical Apostolate: Mrs. Leticia
Bayaras
Liturgical Ministries:
Lectors and Commentators:
Mrs. Honey Antonio
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion: Mr. Enchong Blacer
Knights of the Altar (Monaguillos):
Mr. Michael Galolo

Organizations and Movements
Catholic Women’s League: Mrs. Julieta
Tabuso
Sacred Heart of Jesus: Mrs. Simeona
Castillejos
Dominican Laity: Mrs. Eutropia Mirabueno
Legion of Mary: Mrs. Necitas Alconis
Children of Mary: Sr. Ma. Marina
Muñoz, OP
Familia Carmelitana: Sis. Lily Garcia
Batanes Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Movement: Sis. Lily Garcia
Couples for Christ: Mr. Lucio Adami
Adorers of the Most Holy Trinity:
Mrs. Annie Hontomin
EDDM: Mrs. Tess Castillejos
Eucharistic Reparators of the Holy
Face: Mr. Juanito Abengaña
Antonians: Mrs. Basilisa Blacer

Parishes and Parochial
Clergy
Sto. Domingo de Guzman Cathedral-
Parish, Basco, Batanes 3900
Mobile: 0910-759-8563; 0917-
653-6735
Parish Priest: Fr. Eduardo M. Pangilinan
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ronaldo B.
Manabat; Fr. Richard B. Busaco
San Carlos Borromeo Parish, Mahatao,
Batanes 3901
Mobile: 0949-930-2240
Parish Priest: Fr. Aniceto P. Abiera
San Jose de Obrero Parish, Ivana,
Batanes 3902
Mobile: 0920-131-9862
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph B. Elago,
EV
San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Sabtang,
Batanes 3904
Mobile: 0947-567-5752
Parish Priest: Fr. Danilo T. Cruz
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Deyre B. Azcuna
Nuestra Señora del Rosario Parish, Itbayat,
Batanes 3905
Mobile: 0939-560-4020
Parish Priest: Fr. Belarmino Juan
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Rolly R. Olango;
Rev. John Capindo
San Antonino de Florencia Parish,
Uyugan,
Batanes 3903
Mobile: 0949-501-2681
Parish Priest: Fr. Demetrio DS
Quintos
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Shrine, Itbud, Uyugan, Batanes
3903
Rector: Fr. Algerico Andrew
Gonzales

Clergy Working Outside The Prelature
Fr. Rogelio L. Abadano (On Loan,
USA); Fr. Wilfred B. Calinawan (On
Loan, Canada); Fr. Brigido R. Casas
(On Sick Leave, Diocese of Bacolod);
Fr. Ricardo DJ Castillo (On
Loan, Diocese of Cabanatuan);
Fr. Marlon Rey R. Chingwangco
(On Study Leave); Fr. Rommel C.
Cruz (On Sick Leave, Archdiocese
of Manila); Fr. Nelson A.
Dalisay (On Sabbatical Leave);
Fr. Erwin M. dela Cruz (Hospital
Chaplain, Archdiocese of Manila);
Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez (On
Sabbatical Leave); Fr. Lyndon A.
Jong (On Loan, US Military Archdiocese);
Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
(Vicar General and Rector, Sto.
Domingo Formation House); Fr.
Bernard Steven S. Luedtke (On
Loan, USA); Fr. Roy M. Maliglig
(On Loan, Diocese of Novaliches);
Fr. Rene A. Mangahas (On
Sabbatical Leave); Fr. Francis M.
Montero (On Loan, Australia); Fr.
Jimmy M. Nercua (On Loan, Diocese
of Iligan); Fr. Ariel Jesus O.
Oguan (Hospital Chaplain, Archdiocese
of Manila); Fr. Leonardo
E. Rebong (Spiritual Director,
Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Fr. Ramon C. Turingan Jr. (On
Loan, Diocese of Kalookan); Fr.
Benjamin B. Valencia (Vocations
Director, Sto. Domingo Formation
House); Fr. Robert T. Young
(On Study Leave, Rome); Fr. Joseph
M. Uy (On Loan, Canada)
Guest Priests
Fr. Boy Aurelio T. Buhay; Fr. Jimmy
Giron; Fr. Jose Marie Legaspi;
Fr. Antonio Francis B. Ong; Fr.
John Simoneau
Educational Centers
Sto. Domingo Formation House, #77,
K-6th Kamias, Quezon City
Rector: Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
Spiritual Director: Fr. Leonardo
E. Rebong
St. Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.,
Basco, Batanes 3900
Mobile: 0939-908-4721
President: Mrs. Pilar C. Mata
Vice-President: Mrs. Eufemia B.
Caasi
Guidance Counselor: Fr. Joseph B.
Elago, EV
Little Dominic Learning Center of Batanes,
National Road, Brgy. Kayhuvokan,
Basco, Batanes 3900
In-charge: Sr. Ma. Luisa L. Guadez,
OP

Institutions of Consecrated
Life/Societies of Apostolic
Life

MEN
Order of Preachers (OP)

WOMEN
Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic
(OP)

† Necrology †
Fr. Teofilo Maximiano

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