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DIOCESE

Praelatura Batanensis                                                                                        Batanes

Suffragan of Tuguegarao
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 Tuguegarao as Metropolitan. Babuyanes
is ceded to the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao. It comprises
the Province of Batanes. Principal Patronness: Immaculate Conception,
December 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 St., Kayhuvokan, Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-578-0198 (globe)
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Bishop-Prelate-Emeritus (Deceased)
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.
Retired: May 20, 2017.


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
Diocesan Personnel:
Bishop-Prelate .................................1
Priests:
Active in the Prelature.......... 13
Active in other Dioceses
in the Phils........................... 12
On Sick Leave..............................1
On Sabbatical Leave.................1
Working Abroad on Loan... 10
Retired Priest...............................1
Guest Priests................................2
Grand Total .......................... 41
Diocesan Seminarians:
In Post-Theology.............................1
Prelature Divisions:
Parishes..............................................6
Mission Station................................1
Shrine..................................................1

Chapels........................................... 10
Religious Sisters (Filipinas)..........4
Diocesan-Owned Schools:
Kindergarten Population.......... 23
Elementary Population ............. 21
College Population...................237
Religious-Owned School:
Kindergarten Population.......... 27

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery Office
1 Lizardo Street,
Kayhuvokan, Basco, 3900 Batanes
Mobile: 0917-5788972 (globe)
Email:
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Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R.
Layug
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Robert T.
Young, JCD
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Ramon Turingan Jr., MLS
Vice-Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Edilberto B.
Concordia
Finance Administrator/Oeconomus:
Rev. Fr. Aldred G. Hordoñez
Asst. Finance Administrator/Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. John 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, JCD; Rev. Fr.
Ramon C. Turingan Jr., MLS; Rev.
Fr. Algerico Andrew P. Gonzales;
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, JCD; Rev. Fr.
Ronaldo B. Manabat; Rev. Fr. Danilo T. Cruz; Rev. Fr. Laureano B.
Faraon


Prelatial Finance Committee:
Rev. Fr. Robert T. Young, JCD; 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.
Ronaldo B. Manabat
Commission on Biblical Apostolate:
Rev. Fr. Algerico Andrew P. Gonzales
Commission on Interreligious Dialogue/Ecumenism: Rev. Fr. Ronaldo B. Manabatw
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. John
Mar Marfe
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. Roland
Pops A. Gohetia (Director)
Office for the Reception of Reports
Pertaining to the Abuse of Minors and
Vulnerable Adults
Director: Rev. Fr. Ramon C.
Turingan Jr., MLS


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 Dela Rosa
Layug
Vocation Director: Rev. Fr. Benjamin
B. Valencia
Seminary Spiritual Director/Procurator: Rev. Fr. Aldred Gabilo Hordoñez
Chancellor (In Residence) Director of
Studies: Rev. Fr. Ramon C. Turingan Jr., MLS
Seminary Confessor: Rev. Fr. Laureano B. Faraon
Exorcist: Rev. Fr. Ricardo DJ Castillo Jr.


PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
(Sto. Domingo de Guzman Parish),
Basco, Batanes 3900
Mobile: 0917-421-6693
Rector and Parish Priest: Rev. Fr.
Ronaldo B. Manabat
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Jenny
Bianson Capindo; Rev. Fr. John
Mar Marfe; Rev. Fr. Roland Pops
Apas Gohetia; Rev. Fr. Edilberto
B. Concordia
Parochial Vicar/Secretary to the
Bishop: Rev. Fr. Edilberto Balagi
Concordia
San Carlos Borromeo Parish, Mahatao,
Batanes 3901
Mobile: 0921-766-2282
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Danee Cruz
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. John Mar
Marfe
San JoseObrero Parish, Ivana, Batanes
3902
Mobile: 0977-120-3307
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Demetrio
Quintos
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Benigno
Etulle
San Antonino de Florencia Parish, Uyugan, Batanes 3903
Mobile: 0949-501-2681
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Perfecto
Manheim Abellana
San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Sabtang
Island, Batanes 3904
Mobile: 0947-567-5752
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aniceto Abiera
President: St. Dominic College
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Roland
Pops A. Gohetia
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Shrine,
Itbud, Uyugan, Batanes 3903
Mobile: 0921-489-2709
Rector: Rev. Fr. Algerico Andrew
P. Gonzales
Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Mayan
Parish, Itbayat Island, Batanes 3905
Mobile: 0916-646-6118 (globe)
0918-378-9724 (smart)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rolly R.
Olango
San Jose Esposo Mission Station, Raele,
Itbayat Island, Batanes 3905
Mobile: 0917-539-8156
Priest-In-Charge: Rev. Fr. Michael
M. Salazar


Clergy Working Outside the Prelature:
Other Philippine Archdioceses/
Dioceses
Rev. Fr. Boy Aurelio T. Buhay (Guest
Priest, Archdiocese of Manila);
Rev. Fr. Richard Busaco (On Loan,
Military Ordinariate); Rev. Fr.
Brigido R. Casas (On Sick Leave,
Diocese of Bacolod); Rev. Fr.
Richard DJ Castillo (Exorcist); Rev.
Fr. Romel C. Cruz (Guest Priest,
Diocese of Novaliches); Rev. Fr.
Nelson A. Dalisay (Guest Priest,
Diocese of Malolos); Rev. Fr. Erwin
M. Dela Cruz, MLS; Rev. Fr. Aldred
G. Hordoñez (Oeconomus/Spiritual Director, Sto. Domingo Formation House); Rev. Fr. Belarmino C. Juan, JCL (Guest Priest,
Diocese of Caloocan); Rev. Fr.
Dioscoro R. Layug (Vicar General/
Rector, Sto. Domingo Formation
House); Rev. Fr. Jesus Ariel O.
Oguan (On Leave); Rev. Fr. Ramon
C. Turingan Jr., MLS (Director of
Studies, Sto. Domingo Formation
House) (Chancellor, in Residence,
Sto. Domingo Formation House);
Rev. Fr. Benjamin B. Valencia
(Vocation Director, Sto. Domingo
Formation House; Rev. Fr.
Robert T. Young, JCD (On Loan,
Archdiocesan Tribunal of Manila)


Priests on Loan Outside the Philippines
USA: Rev. Fr. Rogelio L. Abadano;
Rev. Fr. Lyndon A. Jong; Rev. Fr.
Bernard Steven S. Luedtke; Rev.
Fr. Jose Marie B. Legaspi
Canada: Rev. Fr. Deyre Bation Azcuna; Rev. Fr. Wilfred B. Calinawan; Rev. Fr. Rene Mangahas;
Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Uy
Australia: Rev. Fr. Francis M. Montero; Rev. Fr. Marlon Rey R.
Chingwangco


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,
Quezon City 1102
Tel.: (02) 452-2075
Rector: Rev. Fr. Dioscoro R. Layug
St. Dominic College of Batanes, Inc.,
Basco, Batanes 3900
President: Rev. Fr. Danee Cruz
Guidance Counselor: Rev. Fr. Edilberto Balagi Concordia
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/SOCITIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
WOMEN
Religiosas Missioneras de Sto. Domingo (OP)


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


† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Teofilo Maximiano; Rev.
Fr. Leonardo E. Rebong; Rev.
Fr. Joey Elago; Rev. Fr. Edgardo
Pangilinan; Most Rev. Camilo
Diaz Gregorio, DD, STD