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(Dioecesis Banguedensis)

Suffragan of Nueva Segovia
Erected Prelature: June 12, 1955. Elevated to Diocese: November
15, 1982. Comprises the civil province of Abra.
Titular: St. James the Elder. Secondary Patron: St. Joseph.

Most Reverend
Born: July 27, 1960 in Santa, Ilocos Sur. Ordained priest: March 12, 1988.
Appointed Bishop of Bangued: January 5, 2007. Ordained Bishop: March
26, 2007. Installed fourth Bishop of Bangued: March 31, 2007.
2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8040 • Fax: (074)752-8028
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Bishop Emeritus
Most Reverend
Born: December 17, 1924 in Laoag City. Ordained priest: May 22, 1952.
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bangued: December 15, 1981. Ordained
Bishop: February 18, 1982. Elected Diocesan Administrator of Bangued:
January 4, 1988. Appointed second Bishop of Bangued: November 25,
1988. Installed: February 6, 1989. Resigned: January 18, 1992.
Villa Cristo Rey Retirement House
101 E. Rodriguez, Sr. Blvd.
1099 Quezon City, Metro Manila
P.O. Box 1375

Total Population… … 274,953
Catholics… ………… 236,031
Area… ……… 3,975.5 sq.kms.
Filipino………………… 7
Foreign………………… 4
Foreign…………………… 1
Sisters… …………………… 4
Minor… ………………… 1
Seminarians… ……………………
In Theology……………… 7
In Philosophy… …………42
Minor: HS… …………………94
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates… ………………… 4
Entrusted to the
Diocesan Clergy… ……16
Entrusted to the
Religious Clergy… …… 7
Chapels… …………… 224
Educational Centers
(for SY 2009-2010):
College……………………… 1
Enrolment… ……… 2,051
High Schools:
Enrolment… …… 4,570
Congregational……………… 1
Enrolment… ………… 733
Elementary Schools:
Diocesan………………… 2
Enrolment… ……… 806
Congregational… ……… 1
Enrolment… ……… 835
Teaching Personnel:
Lay… ………………… 263
School Dormitories………27
Sacraments (from 1 January
to 31 December 2009):
Up to 1 year old… … 1,276
From 1 to 7 yrs. old……1,578
Over 7 years old… …… 901
Total……………… 3,755
Confirmations… ……… 2,435
First Communions……… 3,229
Between Catholics… … 698
Mixed… …………………24
Total………………… 722

Bishop’s House
2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8040
Fax: (074) 752-8028
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Vicar General: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, JCD
Financial Administrator: Fr. Clarence
B. Carta
Chancellor: Fr. John M. Vasquez
Legal Counsel: Atty. Elmer Velasco
Chancery Staff: Mr. Alex Belandres,
Mrs. Leonora Borja, Mrs. Gloria
Bulda, Mrs. Flora de Castro,
Ms. Celia Ortega, Mr. Liberato
Central Diocesan Board
Presbyteral Council:
V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, Fr. Renato M.
Amasi, Fr. Alfredo Eduarte,
Fr. Drexel Leo Ramos, Fr. Sanny
John Paguio, Fr. Samuel
Baruela, Fr. Ruben Valdez, Fr.
Nerio Joseph Artienda, SVD, Fr.
Cecilio Tupasi, Fr. Bernard Teneza,
SVD, Fr. Antonio Ruyan; Rev.
Warlito Rabbon, SVD, Fr. Clarence
Diocesan Finance Committee:
V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, Fr. Renato M.
Amasi, Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi, Ms.
Merla Ruiz
General Assembly of Priests and
Men Religious:
Moderator: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Secretary: Fr. Marcelo Ballestra
Commission on the Clergy:
Vicar: Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Commissions for Pastoral Work in the
Commission on Worship and Liturgy
Chair: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Department for Pastoral Leaders and
Lay Ministers
Director: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Office for Church Cultural Heritage
Chair: Fr. Floro Bautista
Christian Formation Commission:
Chair: Fr. Floro B. Bautista
Catechetical Department
Director: Fr. Bernard Barbosa
Lay Apostolate
Director: Rev. Fr. Joseph Martin
Office for Basic Ecc lesial Communities
Director: Fr. Floro B. Bautista
Biblical Apostolate
Director: Fr. Samuel Baruela
Coordinator: Mr. Candelaria Alzate
Mass Media Apostolate
Director: Fr. David Marck Taverner
Diocesan School Office
Superintendent: Fr. Cecilio M.
Supervisor: Ms. Anunciation Espejo
Family and Life Apostolate
Director: Fr. Emilio C. Cortez Jr.
Office for the Missions
Director: Fr. Renante Bose
Office for Vocations
Director: Fr. Sanny John Paguio
Diocesan Filipino Migrants Apostolate
Director: Fr. Alvin B. Aberion
Office For Inter-Religious Dialogue &
Ecumenical Affairs
Director: Fr. Iluminado Tungpalan
Diocesan Social Apostolate
Chair: Rev. Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Social Development Center
Director: Ms. Pura Sumangil
Justice and Peace Department
Director: Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Indigenous Peoples Apostolate
Director: Fr. Leonardo Tubaña
Ecology Department: Fr. Louiegene
Arnold Valdez
Health Care Apostolate
In-charge: Mr. Maximo M. Tupasi
Prison Apostolate: Sr. Estrelvla Lanag,
Diocesan Youth Commission:
Director: Fr. Jeffrey Bueno
Coordinator: Ms. Frances Castañera
Diocesan Religious
Organizations , Councils and
Diocesan Council of the Laity:
President: Mr. Philip Tinggonong
Spiritual Director: Fr. Ruben P.
Apostleship of Prayer:
Diocesan President: Mrs. Cresencia
Spir. Director: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig
Catholic Women’s League:
Diocesan President: Dr. Candelaria
Spiritual Director: V. Rev. Nilo S.
Knights of Columbus:
District Deputy: Mr. Santiago
Barba (B41), Atty. Danilo Molina
(B42), Mr. Reynaldo Carsola
Spiritual Director: Fr. Ruben P.
Legion of Mary:
Curia President: Mrs. Felicitas
Spiritual Director: Fr. Emilio C.
Cortez Jr.

(as of May, 2015)
A. Vicariate of St. James the Elder
Bangued (F-1612) 2800
Tel.: (074) 752-8530, 752-8932
Pop.: 54,312; Cath.: 50,314
(includes a barrio of Langiden)
Titular: St. James the Elder, July 25
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Leopoldo
C. Jaucian, SVD, DD
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Samuel Baruela,
Fr. John Vasquez
Parish Finance Administrator:
Msgr. P. Nilo S. Peig, JCD
La Paz (F-1832) 2826
Pop.: 25,101; Cath: 18,809
(comprises parts of La Paz and
Titular: Our Lady of Peace, Jan. 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Clarence B. Carta
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jeffrey Bueno
Canan, La Paz and Danglas
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima,
May 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio Ruyan
Mudeng, La Paz (F-1970) 2826
Pop.: 6,970; Cath.: 6,599
(comprises parts of Bangued
and La Paz)
Titular: St. Francis Xavier, December
Parish Priest: Fr. Bernard Teneza,
Peñarrubia (F-1892; 1919) 2804
Tel.: (074) 752-5466
Pop.: 8,766; Cath.: 8,201
(includes parts of Bangued)
Titular: St. Therese of the Child
Jesus, October 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruben Valdez
Tayum (F-1803) 2803
Tel.: (074) 752-8218
Pop.: 14,730; Cath.: 13,648
Titular: St. Catherine of Alexandria,
November 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Roderick Ardaniel
B. Vicariate of the Holy Cross
Dolores (F-1882) 2801
Pop.: 12,031; Cath.: 8,094
Titular: Our Lady of Sorrows,
Friday before Holy Week
Parish Priest: Fr. Floro Bautista
Lacub (F-1940) 2821
Pop.: 10,847; Cath.: 10,797
(includes parts of Tineg)
Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Friday after Corpus Christi
Parish Priest: Fr. Jeffrey Bueno
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jan Vincent
Lagangilang (F-1910) 2802
Pop.: 14,870; Cath.: 13,416
Titular: Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Fr. Clarence Carta
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Allan Flores
Licuan-Baay (F-2009) 2819
Pop.: 4,944; Cath.: 4,920
Titutal: Our Lady of Lourdes,
February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Alvin Aberion
Malibcong (F-1957) 2820
Pop.: 4,943; Cath.: 4,344
Titular: St. Therese of the Child
Jesus, October 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Mark Elvanie
Cabang, SVD
San Juan (F-1880) 2823
Pop.: 11,829; Cath.: 11,253
(includes parts of Tineg and Lagayan)
Titular: St. John the Evangelist,
December 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Leonardo Tubaña
C. Vicariate of Our Lady of Lourdes
Boliney (F-2004) 2815
Pop.: 4,375; Cath.: 1,660
Titular: Christ the King, last Sunday
of the ecclesiastical year
Parish Priest: Fr. David Marck
Bucay (F-1847) 2805
Pop.: 17,625; Cath.: 14,821
(includes parts of Peñarrubia)
Titular: St. Narcissus, Oct. 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Renato Amasi
Luba (F-1952) 2813
Pop.: 6,998; Cath.: 4,245
(comprises Luba and Tubo)
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual
Help, last week of June
Parish Priest: Fr. Bernard Barbosa
Manabo (F-1961) 2810
Pop.: 13,877; Cath.: 13,700
(includes parts of Bucay)
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes,
February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Emilio Cortez Jr.
Sallapadan (F-1960) 2818
Pop.: 8,704; Cath.: 4,846
(comprises the municipalities
of Sallapadan, Daguioman and
Titular: St. Nicholas of Flue, Sept. 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Warlito Rabbon,
D. Vicariate of the Immaculate
Langiden (F-1983) 2807
Pop.:_____; Cath.: 3,805
Titular: St. Joseph, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Louiegene Arnold
Pidigan (F-1823) 2806
Pop.: 13,987; Cath.: 12,642
Titular: Immaculate Conception,
December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Renante Bose
Pilar (F-1866) 2812
Pop.: 13,390; Cath.: 13,338
(includes a barrio of Villaviciosa)
Titular: Our Lady of the Most
Holy Rosary of Fatima, March 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Marmolyn Anagaran
San Isidro (F-1909) 2809
Pop.: 4,885; Cath.: 4,852
Titular: Our Lady of the Pillar,
February 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Manolito Baroña,
San Quintin (F-1968) 2808
Pop.: 5,832; Cath.: 4,723
Titular: St. Quintin, October 31
Parish Priest: Fr. Conradus Haribaik,
Villaviciosa (F-1969) 2811
Pop.: 6,687; Cath.: 4,083
(includes parts of Luba and San
Titular: St. Lawrence of Rome,
August 10
Parish Administrator: Fr. Iluminado
St. Joseph Seminary (F-1960) 2800
Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-7845
Rector: Fr. Sanny John Paguio
Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Fr.
Assistant Prefect of Discipline:
Frt. Johndel Bigornia
Spiritual Director: Fr. Alfredo
Principal: Miss Anunciation Espejo
Enrolment: 84

Diocesan Clergy Outside The Diocese
Immaculate Conception School Of
Theology, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur:
Fr. Rodel Molina
Military Ordinariate: Fr. (Lt. Col.)
Q. Beleno, PA, Chaplain,
United States Of America: Fr. Alexander
B. Barbieto, Fr. Salvador
Bringas Jr., Fr. Joyle T. Martinez,
Fr. Ramelo Somera, Fr. Edmund
Barut Jr., Fr. Roderick Ardaniel,
Fr. Efren Ambre
Retired: Fr. Eugen Reinhardt; Fr.
(Maj.) Delfin A. Quinto, PAF


Society Of The Divine Word (SVD)

Missionary Sisters Servants Of The
Holy Spirit (SSPS)
Sisters Of The Immaculate Heart
Of Mary (SIHM)
Dominican Margaritas of Blessed
Margaret of Castello (OP)

Diocesan School Office (For Diocesan
Schools), Abra Diocesan
Pastoral Center, Rizal St., 2800
Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8229
Superintendent: Fr. Cecilio M.
Supervisor: Ms. Anunciation Espejo
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Lanie Bulda
Cashier/Secretary: Mrs. Celia Badilla
For the School Year 2013-2014:
Catholic High School Of Pilar (F-1964)
(Diocesan) 2812 Pilar, Abra
Director: Fr. Marmolyn Anagaran
Principal: Mrs. Ma. Leonides Cabatu
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 190
Divine Word College Of Bangued (F-
1920) (Society of the Divine
Word) 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8003, 752-8372,
President: Fr. Joseph Nerio
Artienda, SVD
Campus Minister: Fr. S. Devasagayam,
Faculty: 130; Employees: 49;
Enrolment: Graduate School:
177; College: 2, 133; HS: 733;
GS: 835; Total Enrolment: 3,878
Fr. Arnoldus High School (F-1959)
(Diocesan) 2818 Sallapadan, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Warlito
Rabbon, SVD
Principal: Mrs. Ma. Teresa B. Artates
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 272
Heart Of Mary High School (F-1949)
(Diocesan) 2801 Dolores, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Floro Bautista
Principal: Noraida S. Siaoa
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 243
Holy Cross School (F-1914/1946)
(Sisters Servants of the Holy
Spirit) 2802 Lagangilang, Abra
Director: Fr. Clarence Carta
Principal: Mrs. Sisa A. Aborje
Faculty: Sisters: 22; Enrolment:
HS: 257; GS: 244; Total Enrolment:
Holy Ghost School (F-1912) (Diocesan)
2803 Tayum, Abra
Director: Fr. Roderick Ardaniel
Principal: Mrs. Celia Flor Taeza
Faculty: 9; Enrolment: 329
Holy Spirit Academy Of Bangued (F-1923)
(Diocesan) 2800 Bangued,
Telefax: (074) 752-8084
Director: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, JCD
Principal (Secondary Department):
Mr. Jetrix Tenebro
Principal, GS: Mrs. Catherine
Faculty: 33; Enrolment: HS: 448;
GS: 562; Prep: 63; Total Enrolment:
Little Flower High School (F-1961)
(Diocesan) 2804 Peñarrubia,
Director: Fr. Ruben Valdez
Principal: Mrs. Yolanda Santiago
Faculty: 13; Enrolment: 499
Luba-Tubo Catholic High School (F-1957)
(Diocesan) 2813 Luba, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Bernard
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 171
Our Lady Of Fatima School (F-1956)
(Diocesan) 2805 Bucay, Abra
Director: Fr. Renato Amasi
Principal: Ms. Fe Batoon
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 191
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School (F-1915)
(Diocesan) 2821 Lacub, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Jeffrey
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 147
Our Lady Of Lourdes High School (F-
1957) (Diocesan) 2810 Manabo,
Director: Fr. Emilio Cortez Jr.
Principal: Manalita T. Gaboy
Faculty: Sister: 3; Lay: 8; Enrolment:
Queen Of Peace High School (F-1947)
(Diocesan) 2826 La Paz, Abra
Director: Fr. Cecilio Tupasi
Principal: Mrs. Mesia Ternio
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 272
Queen Of Peace High School (F-1967)
(Diocesan) 2826 Canan, La Paz,
Director: Fr. Antonio Ruyan
Principal: Mrs. Sonia Feranil
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 290
Sta. Teresita High School (F-1967)
(Diocesan) 2820 Malibcong,
Principal: Ms. Emerita Lingayo
Faculty: 5; Enrolment: 111
St. John High School (F-1958) (Diocesan)
2825 San Juan, Abra
Director: Fr. Leonardo Tubaña
Principal: Mrs. Merilyn Prio
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 208
St. Mary High School (F-1949) (Diocesan)
2806 Pidigan, Abra
Director: Fr. Renante Bose
Faculty: 9; Enrolment: 366
St. Paul High School (F-1968) (Diocesan)
2811 Villaviciosa, Abra
Director: Fr. Iluminado Tungpalan
Principal: Mr. Eduardo B. Cabato
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 233
Various Institutions
Radio DZPA-AM (F-1970)/Radio
DWWM-FM (F-1986) Blessed
Arnold Janssen Communication
Center, Zamora corner
Rizal St., 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8438, 752-8439
Director: Fr. David Marck Taverner
Station Manager: Ms. Merla
Board of Trustees: Abra Community
Broadcasting Corporation:
Chairman: V. Rev. Nerio Joseph
Artienda, SVD
Vice Chairman: Fr. David Marck
Secretary: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Treasurer: Mrs. Leanida Balbin
Board Members: Ms. Pura Sumangil
Corporation Members: Most Rev.
Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, DD,
Fiscal Nestor Tolentino, Atty. Macrino
Elveña, Mr. Cesar Valera
Abra Today (F-1989) Blessed Arnold
Janssen Communication Center,
Zamora corner Rizal St.,
2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8374
Editor-in-Chief: Fr. Louiegene Arnold
Editorial Board: V. Rev. Nerio
Joseph Artienda, SVD; Fr.
Drexel Leo Ramos; Fr. Cecilio M.
Tupasi; Ms. Pura Sumangil; Mrs.
Zenaida Astudillo; Ms. Merla
Abra Diocesan Pastoral Center (F-1978)
Rizal Street, 2800 Bangued,
Tel.: (074) 752-8092
Board of Administration:
Chairman: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig
Members: Fr. Renato M. Amasi, Fr.
Sanny John Paguio, Fr. Ruben P.
Valdez, Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi
Manager: Mrs. Amelia Astudillo
Rosario Diocesan Complex (F-2000)
Taft St., Zone 5, Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-7707
Board of Administration:
Chairman: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig
Members: Fr. Renato M. Amasi, Fr.
David Marck Taverner, Fr. Ruben P.
Valdez, Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi
Manager: Mrs. Amelia Astudillo
Janssen Hall (F-1988) (Attached
to the Divine Word College
of Bangued) Domaoal Street,
2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8012
Matron: Miss Cristina Acena
Boarders: Professionals: 10; Students:
Arnoldus’ Hall (F-1989) (Attached
to the Divine Word College of
Bangued) Bowen Street, 2800
Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8312
Matron: Miss Eliza Cadingas
Boarders: Professionals: 34; Students: 24


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