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DIOCESE

Vicariatus Apostolicus Bontucensis et Lagavensis                                                  Bontoc Lagawe

Suffragan of Nueva Segovia

Created: August 6, 1992. Erected: November 27, 1992.
Coverage:
The civil provinces of Mountain Province and
Ifugao. Titular: Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22.

Vicar Apostolic

Most Reverend
VALENTIN CABBIGAT DIMOC, DD

Date of Birth: February 14, 1969. Place of Birth: Lagawe, Ifugao. Date of
Presbyteral Ordination: May 19, 1998. Date of Appointment: May 6, 2015.
Date of Episcopal Ordination: August 4, 2015. Date of Installation as Vicar
Apostolic: August 4, 2015
Clergy House
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex
Teng-ab, Bontoc, 2616 Mountain Province
Mobile: 0918-694-0240
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Address:Teng-ab Pastoral Complex Bontoc, 2616 Mountain Province
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Blogsite: http://bonlag.blogspot.com

Present Status

Area of Territory:
Ifugao… ……… 2,517.8 sq.km.
Mountain Province………………2,239.9 sq. km.
Total Population:
Ifugao… …………… 191,078
Mountain Province…… 154,187
Number of Catholics:
roughly……………… 207,158
(** based on NSO record of 2010)
Personnel:
Vicar Apostolic……………… 1
Lists of past Vicar Apostolic:
Most Rev. Brigido
Galasgas (1992-1995)+
Most Rev. Francisco F.
Claver, SJ (1995-2004)+
Most Rev. Cornelio
Wigwigan (2004-2005)+
Most Rev. Rodolfo F. Beltran
- 2006-2013 (transferred
to San Fernando,
La Union)

Clergy:
Diocesan…………………32
Filipino Religious………… 3
Diocesan Priests assigned
outside………………… 1
Religious Sisters:
Filipino… ……………………13
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………10
Philosophy… ……………… 4
Senior High… ………………12
Pre-College… ……………… 7
On Regency… ……………… 2
On Leave… ………………… 2

Religious:
Men… ……………………… 1
Women……………………… 3
Secular Institutes… …………… 1
Seminaries:
Minor………………………… 1
Vicariate Divisions:
Districts……………………… 2
Mission Stations… …………22
Educational Centers:
Vicariate Owned and
Administered Schools:
Kindergarten… ………… 2
Grade Schools…………… 1
High Schools… …………10
Other Institutions:
Retreat Center and
Formation House………… 1

VICARIAL CURIA
Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Marcial Lloyd C. Castaneda
Advisory Council/College of Consultors:
Fr. Joseph W. Requino;
Msgr. Francis D. Balacuit;
Fr. Samuel Maximo;
Fr. John B. Habawel;
Fr. Russel C. Habungan
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Michael A. Tokoyen Jr.
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Ricardo M. Amiling Jr.
Pastoral Promoter for Mountain Province:
Fr. Pablo Garay Jr., SVD
Pastoral Promoter for Ifugao District:
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Fulatao
Commission on Clergy
Director: Fr. Noel Bantiyan
Co-Director: Fr. Samuel Maximo

Members:
Fr. John Habawel,
Fr. Marcial Lloyd C. Castaneda,
Fr. Matthew Malinias

VICARIATE OFFICES AND MINISTRIES

Mailing Address:
Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex, Teng-ab, Bontoc
2616 Mountain Province
Chancery Office
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Michael A. Tokoyen Jr.
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Finance & Accounting Office
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Ricardo M. Amiling Jr.
Staff: Teresita Siw-ang; Robert
Onga-ong; Irish Wangwang

BEC Programs
Youth Ministry
Program Director: Fr. Robert Dulnuan Jr.
Asst. Director: Fr. James Manilang
Education Ministry
Parochial Schools:
Superintendent: Msgr. Francis D. Balacuit
School Director (Mountain Province District): Fr. Allen C. Basilio
Schools Director (Ifugao District): Rev. Fr. Felix Bay-ong
Catechetics
Program Director: Fr. Noel Buyuccan
Family and Life
Program Director: Fr. Harry James Gawongna
Asst. Director: Magdalena Bagyan
Vocation Promotion and
Seminary Formation Team
Fr. William Moguigui;
Fr. James Manilang;
Fr. Jeason Cabacab;
Fr. Den Christian Iddoba
Altar Ministry
Program Director: Fr. Joel Dumansi
Ass. Director: Fr. Marcial Castaneda
Liturgy and Music
Coordinator: Fr. Joel Dumansi
Biblical Apostolate
Coordinator: Sr. Emeteria Podaan, SIHM
Inculturation/Schools of Living Tradition (SLT)
Coordinator: Fr. Andrew Claver Bibliodrama
Coordinator: Fr. Jaefky Dulawan
Temporalities Ministries
Program Director: Rev. Fr. Ricardo M. Amiling Jr.
Social Concerns and Services Ministry
Social Action
Coordinator: Mrs. Rowena Ngitew Alay Kapwa
Coordinator: Ms. Vicky Omanhan Kataguwan Center
Project Superintendent: Mrs. Mary Anne Puddunan Media and Communications
Program Director: Fr. Felix M. Bay-ong

Temporalities Ministries
Program Director: Fr. Bento T. Tamang
Coordinator: Teresita Siw-ang

VICARIATE MISSION STATIONS
Mountain Province District
Sta. Rita de Cascia Catholic Mission
(E-1908), Poblacion, Bontoc,
2616 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Michael A. Tokoyen Jr.
Holy Rosary Catholic Mission (E-1926),
Kayan, Tadian, 2620 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Judy Banez, SVD
Assistant Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Roby Dosom, SVD
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Mission
(E-1907), Lower Bauko, 2621 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Harry James M. Gawongna
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Mission
(E-1994), Poblacion, Sadanga, 2617 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. William Moguigui Holy Family Catholic Mission (E-2008),Sadsadan, Bauko, 2621 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Mark Cabang, SVD
Assistant Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Cris Cansino, SVD
San Roque Catholic Mission (E-1950),
Poblacion, Natonin, 2624 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Ferdinand L. Fulatao
Saint Joseph Catholic Mission (E-1994),
Kilong, Sagada, 2619 Mountain Province
Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Marcial Lloyd C. Castaneda
Saint Joseph Catholic Mission (E-1928),
Poblacion, Sabangan, 2622 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Aljiovanie Abrasado
Assistant Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Eusebio Manangbao, SVD
San Gabriel Catholic Mission (E-1996), Poblacion, Paracelis, 2625 Mountain Province
Mission Rector: Fr. Russel C. Habungan

Ifugao District
Our Lady of Visitation Catholic Mission (E-1969), Sta. Maria, Alfonso Lista, 3608 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. William D. Bilag Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jimmy Y. Aydinan
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission (E-1957), Poblacion, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Noel M. Bantiyan
Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission
(E-1930), Poblacion, Banaue, 3601 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Pedro Dumpayan
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic
Mission (E-2002), Poblacion, Asipulo, 3610 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Jaefky L. Dulawan
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Mission
(E-2002), Poblacion, Hingyon, 3607 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Pablo P. Lumiwan
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Mission
(E-1951), Poblacion, Mayoyao, 3602 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Jeason A. Cabacab
Holy Family Catholic Mission, (E-2002),
Hapao, Hungduan, 3603 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Fredirick F. Galwagao
Sto. Niño Catholic Mission (E-1997),
Poblacion, Tinoc, 3609 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Joel Dumansi
Saint Joseph Catholic Mission (E-1910),
Poblacion, Kiangan, 3604 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. Felix M. Bay-ong
San Antonio De Padua Catholic Mission
(E-1998), Poblacion, Aguinaldo, 3603 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. James Manilang
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission
(E-1926), Poblacion, Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Mission Rector: Fr. John B. Habawel, DMin.
Assistant Mission Rector: Rev. Fr. Buyuccan
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Edgardo Abaño
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Caster K. Gonsadan
Priests on Special Assignment
Priests on Study Leave: Fr. Vincent
Mynem Sagandoy; Fr. Bento Tamang
Priests Serving in other Dioceses: Fr. Dionisio Vargas C. Palingping Jr.

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
The Bontoc Museum
Vicariate Museum of Indigenous Artifacts (Est. 1980), Poblacion,
Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Curator: Sr. Marcela Agangang, SIHM
Mobile: 0918-576-2170

VICARIATE MISSION SCHOOLS
Vicariate Schools Superintendent: Msgr. Francis D. Balacuit
School Directors: Fr. Allen C. Basilio (Mountain Province District);
Fr. Felix Bay-ong (Ifugao District)
Mountain Province District
Bauko Catholic School (F-1965), Poblacion,Bauko, 2621 Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Gideon B. Balcac
Mobile: 0907-336-9997
Holy Rosary High School (F-1954),Kayan, Tadian, 2620 Mt. Province
Principal: Ms. Mercedes Day-ong
Mobile: 0918-343-0379
Immaculate Heart High School (F-1949),Poblacion, Natonin, 2614 Mr. Province
Principal: Mr. Arthur Santa
San Alfonso High School, Poblacion,
Sabangan, 2622 Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Rodolfo M. Pepe Jr.
Mobile: 0908-811-8244
St. Vincent High School (F-1930),
Poblacion, Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Principal: Ms. Frances Cullalad
Mobile: 0929-814-6138
St. Vincent Elementary School (F-1915),
Poblacion, Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Christopher G. Che-es, Sr.
Mobile: 0928-970-2177
St. Vincent Kinder School (F-1911),
Poblacion, Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Principal: Mr. Christopher G. Che-es, Sr.
Mobile: 0928-970-2177
Ifugao District
Assumption Academy (F-1951), Poblacion,Mayoyao, 3602 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Dave Lumauig
Mobile: 0906-692-8815
Immaculate Conception School (F-1953),Poblacion, Banaue, 3601 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Marlon Ibarra
Mobile: 0915-956-2172
San Francisco High School (F-1965),Poblacion, Lamut, 3605 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Donald Bandoc
Mobile: 0917-380-2629
Saint Joseph School (F-1934), Pindongan,Kiangan, 3604 Ifugao
Principal: Ms. Gemalyn Cantes
Mobile: 0915-692-6706
Don Bosco High School (F-1949),
Poblacion,
Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Principal: Mr. Daniel B. Baguista
Mobile: 0917-846-2341
Don Bosco Kinder School (F-1991), Poblacion,Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao

HOUSES OF THE RELIGIOUS SISTERS
Immaculate Conception Sisters’ Convent, Poblacion, Banaue, 3601 Ifugao
Sr. Sabina H. Macario, SIHM;
Sr. Dominga T. Dionisio, SIHM
St. Joseph Sisters’ Convent, Dumanayan,Kiangan, 3604 Ifugao
Sr. Cecilia, FdCC;
Sr. Maria Maata, FdCC;
Sr. Lou Marie Vidad, FdCC
St. Mary Magdalene Sisters’ Convent,Poblacion, Lagawe, 3600 Ifugao
Sr. Eufemia C. Laruan, SIHM;
Sr. Corazon B. Mabudyang, SIHM
St. Vincent Sisters’ Convent, Poblacion,Bontoc, 2616 Mt. Province
Sr. Aileen G. Adjaro, SIHM;
Sr. Marcela Agang-ang, SIHM
Sr. Assunta Claver Sisters’ Convent

(Retreat and Formation Center),
Teng-ab, Bontoc, 2616, Mountain Province
Sr. Beata Balaso, SIHM; Sr. Flora Toingna, SIHM
Lay Formation Center (LAY FORCE),
Teng-ab Pastoral Complex,
Teng-ab, Bontoc, 2616, Mountain Province
Director: Fr. Bento T. Tamang
Administrator: Baltazar Robles
Mobile: 0920-904-1261

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED

LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC
LIFE

MEN

Society of the Divine Word (SVD)

WOMEN

Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM)
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM)
Canossian Sisters (FdCC)
LAY Co Mundo:
Sascha Muller;
Jenni Keel;
Christian Maeier;
Nicola Maeier
† NECROLOGY †
2014: Fr. Patricio Guyguyon
2015: Fr. Manuel L. Samonte