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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitana ab Unione                                                                        San Fernando o fLU

Suffragan of Lingayen- Dagupan
Created: January 19, 1970. Erected: April 11, 1970 Comprises
the Civil Province of La Union. Titular: St. William the Hermit,
February 10.


Bishop
Most Reverend
DANIEL O. PRESTO, DD
Date of Birth: April 7, 1963. Place of Birth: Mangaldan, Pangasinan. Date of
Presbyteral Ordination: December 1, 1990. Date of Episcopal Ordination:
July 30, 2018. Appointed: May 9, 2018. Installed: August 2, 2018.


List of Names and Year of Installations of Past Bishops:
Most Rev. Victorino Cristobal Ligot
February 6, 1970 to September 18, 1980
Most Rev. Salvador Lazo Lazo
January 20, 1981 to May 28, 1993
Most Rev. Antonio Realubin Tobias
May 28, 1993 to November 25, 2003
Most Rev. Artemio Lomboy Rillera, SVD
April 1, 2005 to November 13, 2011
Most Rev. Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran
January 18, 2013 to June 17, 2017


PRESENT STATUS
Area ............................. 1,497.70 sq.km.
Total Population...................... 786,653
(2015 census)
Catholics.................................629,322.4
Personnel:
Bishop..................................................1
Priests:
Active in the Diocese............. 36
Active in other Diocese
in the Phils...............................1
On Study Leave...........................1
On Sick Leave...............................2
Working Abroad on Loan........4
Retired............................................5
Religious Priests:
Filipino...........................................9
Religious Sisters:
Filipinas....................................... 63
Seminarians (Diocesan):
Theology.......................................... 13
Philosophy.........................................7
Minor (High School).................... 31
Seminaries (Diocesan-owned):
Minor (High School).......................1
Diocesan Divisions:
Districts...............................................2
Vicariates............................................4
Parishes............................................ 28
Educational Centers:
Dioc.-owned & Administered:
Kindergarten............................. 13
Grade Schools..............................9
High Schools............................. 13
Rel.-owned & Administered:
Kindergarten................................2
Grade Schools..............................2
High Schools................................2
Technical/Vocational Sch........1
Colleges.........................................1
Other Institutions (Dioc.-owned &
Administered):
Pastoral Center.................................1
Sacrament & Sacramentals:
Baptism:
Children..............................64,069
Adult...................................... 4,040
Confirmations........................26,859
First Communions................44,342
Marriages:
Between Catholics............ 7,494
Between Catholics &
Non-Caholics....................... 56
Death (Catholics)..................22,608


Diocesan Curia
Vicar General: Msgr. Mario R. Valdez
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Nelson N. Quitaleg
Oeconomus: Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada
CDS Administrative Officer: Rev. Fr.
Jonathan L. Corsino
External Auditor: Ms. Anita Castro
Internal Auditor: Mrs. Cristina C.
Padilla
Cashier: Mrs. Girlie V. Antolin
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Analyn P. Calica
Payroll Clerk: Ms. Ruby Ann P. Ducusin
Office Secretary to the Bishop: Mrs.
Romelyn D. Custodio; Mr. Jerwin
L. Estolas
CDS Superintendent: Dr. Everlita N.
Quinto
CDS Secretary: Ms. Mary An V. Ramos
Ecclesiastical Clerk: Ms. Mara Clara
Flores
Property Custodian & In-charge of Pastoral
Center: Mr. Jerwin L. Estolas
IT Specialists: Mr. Eligar F. Gaudia;
Mr. Edison Corpuz
Human Resources: Ms. Frances
Isabella Lales
Legal Counsel: Atty. Marilyn Hidalgo


Board of Consultors
Most Rev. Daniel O. Presto, DD;
Msgr. Mario R. Valdez; Rev. Fr.
Nelson N. Quitaleg; Rev. Fr.
Roberto Benito L. Collado; Rev. Fr.
Samuel Joseph F. Banayat Jr.; Rev.
Fr. Alfonso Ramon V. Lacsamana;
Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund O.
Chan; Rev. Fr. Alexander Jo B.
Peralta; Rev. Fr. Allenby A. Failon;
Rev. Fr. Jonathan L. Corsino; Rev.
Fr. Ranier L. Andrada


Finance Council
Most Rev. Daniel O. Presto, DD;
Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada; Msgr.
Mario R. Valdez; Rev. Fr. Roberto
Benito L. Collado; Rev. Fr. Noel
Peter S. Lazo; Rev. Fr. Jonathan L.
Corsino


Commission on Diocesan Schools Board
of Trustees
Most Rev. Daniel O. Presto, DD;
Rev. Fr. Ranier L. Andrada; Msgr.
Mario R. Valdez; Rev. Fr. Roberto
Benito L. Collado; Rev. Fr. Noel
Peter S. Lazo; Rev. Fr. Jonathan L.
Corsino, Rev. Fr. Alfonso Ramon
V. Lacsamana; Dr. Everlita N.
Quinto


Diocesan Commissions / Officers
Commiss ion on Christian Education:
Rev. Fr. Froilan A. Saluta
Commiss ion on Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Ryan C.
Abellera
Commiss ion on Social Action: Rev. Fr.
Gari Zaldy P. Patiag
Commiss ion on Youth Apostolate: Rev.
Fr. George R. Alban
Commiss ion on Family and Life: Rev. Fr.
Frederick R. Ferrer
Commiss ion on Biblical Apostolate: Rev.
Fr. Samuel Joseph F. Banayat
Jr.
Commiss ion on Ecumenical Aff airs: Rev.
Fr. Edwin J. Fontanilla
Commiss ion on Culture and Heritage
of the Church: Rev. Fr. Jojo DG
Quesada
Commiss ion on Clergy: Rev. Fr. Alfonso
Ramon V. Lacsamana

Council for Major Seminarians: Rev. Fr.
Roberto Benito L. Collado
Commiss ion on Vocation Promotions:
Rev. Fr. Manuel Jayson Ragil
Commiss ion on Laity: Rev. Fr. Ronald
Raymund O. Chan
Commiss ion on Miss ion: Rev. Fr.
Allenby Failon
Commiss ion on Women: Rev. Fr. Manuel
Laviste
Commiss ion on Basic Ecc lesial Communities:
Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Lopez
Commiss ion on Social Communications:
Rev. Fr. Eugene C. Llobrera
Jr.
Commiss ion on Pastoral Care of Migrants
and Itinerant People: Rev. Fr.
Liberato A. Apusen
Commiss ion on Prison Pastoral Care:
Rev. Fr. Raul S. Panay
Commiss ion on Indigenous Peoples: Rev.
Fr. Romeo G. Lopez
Commiss ion on Health Care: Rev. Fr.
Noel Peter S. Lazo
Commiss ion on Good Governance: Rev.
Fr. Nolan R. Nabua
TIGNAY: Rev. Fr. Albert C. Feliciano


LAY ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS,
ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Charismatic Movement: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel
Bahiwag
Catholic Women’s League: Msgr. Mario
R. Valdez
Legion of Mary: Rev. Fr. Benjamin V.
Manzano Jr.
Parish Renewal Movement: Rev. Fr.
Benjamin V. Manzano Jr.
Knights of Columbus / Daughters of
Mary Immaculate: Rev. Fr. Romeo
G. Lopez
Divine Mercy Movement: Rev. Fr.
Romeo G. Lopez
Apostleship of Prayer: Most Rev.
Daniel O. Presto, DD
Mother Butler Miss ion Guild: Most
Rev. Daniel O. Presto, DD
Virgen Milagrosa Ass ociation: Most
Rev. Daniel O. Presto, DD
Neo-Catechemenical Way: Rev. Fr.
Roberto Benito L. Collado
World Apostolate of Fatima: Rev. Fr.
Jose Tagupa, SVD
Focolare Movement: Rev. Fr. Edwin
Fontanilla


PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
Vicariate of St. Nicholas
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Alfonso Ramon
V. Lacsamana
Balaoan (F-1587) 2517 La Union
Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Patronal Fiesta: September 10
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Manuel J.
Laviste
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Victor V.
De Guzman
Bangar (F-1701) 2519 La Union
Titular: St. Christopher
Patronal Foesta: July 25
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfonso
Ramon V. Lacsamana
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Bryan P.
Pulido
Corro-oy (F-1947), Santol 2516 La
Union
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer
Patronal Fiesta: May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ryan C.
Abellera
Luna (F-1690) 2518 La Union
Titular: St. Catherine of Alexandria
(Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan)
Patronal Fiesta: November 25
Tel.: (072) 607-0773
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Perpetuo B.
Concepcion
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Albert C.
Feliciano
Napaset (F-1959), Luna 2518 La Union
Titular: Holy Cross
Patronal Fiesta: May 3
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Crispin N.
Reyes
Santol (F-1990) 2516 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Victory
Patronal Fiesta: December 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. George B.
Alban
Sudipen (F-1945) 2520 La Union
Titular: Holy Family
Patronal Fiesta: Last Sunday of
December
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romeo G.
Lopez


Vicariate of St. Ferdinand
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito
L. Collado
Bacnotan (F-1583) 2515 La Union
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel
Patronal Fiesta: September 29
Tel.: (072) 607-3428
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nolan R.
Nabua
Catbangen (F-1965) San Fernando
City, 2500 La Union
Titular: St. Jude Thaddeus
Patronal Fiesta: October 28
Tel.: (072) 888-22-53
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ranier L.
Andrada
Carlatan (F-2013), San Fernando
City, 2500 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Immaculate
Conception
Patronal Fiesta: December 8
Tel.: (072) 607-0559
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elgar Bautista,
CICM
San Fernando City (F-1763) 2500 La
Union
Titular: St. William the Hermit
Patronal Fiesta: February 10
Tel.: (072) 888-2512
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Roberto Benito
L. Collado
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Raul S.
Panay; Rev. Fr. Jojo DG Quesada
San Gabriel (F-1935) 2513 La Union
Titular: St. Gabriel the Archangel
Patronal Fiesta: April 20
Tel.: (072) 687-0244
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Froilan O.
Ordońo
San Juan (F-1599) 2514 La Union
Titular: St. John the Baptist
Patronal Fiesta: June 24
Parish Priest: Msgr. Mario R. Valdez
Pagdalagan (F-1956) San Fernando
City, 2500 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Perpetual
Help
Patronal Fiesta: June 27
Tel.: (072) 682-8050
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jonathan L.
Corsino
Attached Priest: Rev. Fr. Norie Cubi
Quirino (F-1956), Bacnotan 2515 La
Union
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
Patronal Fiesta: May 1
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel B.
Bahiwag


Vicariate of Sts. Peter the Apostle
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Ronald
Raymund O. Chan
Bagulin (F-1957) 2512 La Union
Titular: St. Joseph the Husband
of Mary
Patronal Fiesta: March 19
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benjamin V.
Manzano Jr.
Bauang (F-1587) 2515 La Union
Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul
Patronal Fiesta: June 29
Tel.: (072) 607-3762
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund
O. Chan
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Jaime
Andres Jr.
Burgos (F-1949) 2510 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Fatima
Patronal Fiesta: October 13
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jose Tagupa,
SVD
Caba (F-1933) 2502 La Union
Titular: St. John the Baptist
Patronal Fiesta: June 24
Tel.: (072) 607-7742
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gari Zaldy P.
Patiag
Naguilian (F-1839) 2511 La Union
Titular: St. Augustine of Hippo
Patronal Fiesta: May 5
Tel.: (072) 607-4679
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nelson N.
Quitaleg
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Victor
Francis Julaton
Santiago (F-1965) Bauang 2501 La
Union
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker
Patronal Fiesta: May 1
Tel.: (072) 705-0553
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Liberato A.
Apusen


Vicariate of St. Francis Xavier
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Samuel Joseph
F. Banayat Jr.
Agoo (F-1578) 2504 La Union
Titular: Sta. Monica (Basilica of
Our Lady of Charity)
Patronal Fiesta: May 4
Tel.: (072) 710-0458
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Samuel
Joseph F. Banayat Jr.
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Edwin J.
Fonatanilla
Aringay (F-1741) 2503 La Union
Titular: St. Lucy
Patronal Fiesta: December 13
Tel.: (072) 607-3794
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Frederick R.
Ferrer
Damortis (F-1947) 2507 La Union
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes
Patronal Fiesta: February 11
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Allenby Failon
Pugo (F-1909) 2508 La Union
Titular: Holy Family
Patronal Fiesta: Last Sunday of
December
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alexander Jo
P. Peralta
Rosario (F-1869) 2506 La Union
Titular: Immaculate Conception
Patronal Fiesta: December 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Noel Peter S.
Lazo
Sto. Tomas (F-1785) 2505 La Union
Titular: Holy Guardian Angels
(Shrine of Nuestra Seńora Del
Mar Cautiva)
Patronal Fiesta: October 2
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Felix Liberato
Gatchalian Jr.
Tubao (F-1894) 2509 La Union
Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer
Patronal Fiesta: May 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jan Errol S.
Mantes


Priests with No Parish Assignments
On Loan: Rev. Fr. Leo Nedic (Formator
and Professor at ICST Regional
Seminary, Vigan City)
On Study Leave: Rev. Fr. Andres
Nuesca (Colegio Filipino)
In the USA: Rev. Fr. Leo Asuncion;
Rev. Fr. Alex Pablo; Rev. Fr. Larry
Perez; Rev. Fr. Julius Bancifra
Retired Priest: Rev. Fr. Teodoro Villanueva;
Rev. Fr. Camilo P. Villanueva;
Rev. Fr. Froilan A. Saluta;
Rev. Fr. Arnulfo T. Tagorda; Rev.
Fr. Ignacio N. Asuncion; Rev. Fr.
Gregorio Q. Nillo; Rev. Fr. Arturo
Valmonte


EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Congregational Schools
Christ the King College (ICM), San
Fernando City 2500 La Union
Tel. - HS: (072) 242-4935; Elem:
(072) 888-2410

Directress: Sr. Consuelo Gacutan,
ICM
Principal - HS: Mrs. Rosabel Rizalinda
N. Aspiras; Elem.: Mrs. Florida
Areola
St. Louis College (CICM) Lingsat, San
Fernando City, 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 242-5535; 242-5536
President: Rev. Fr. Ramon R. Caluza,
CICM
Other Priest Assigned: Rev. Fr.
Fernold Denna, CICM; Rev. Fr.
Valentin Narcise, CICM


Catholic Diocesan Schools
Notre Dame Institute, Aringay 2503
La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-5042
OIC Principal: Mrs. Agnes C.
Pimentel
Pugo Catholic School, Pugo 2508 La
Union
Tel.: (072) 603-0345
Principal: Mr. Romeo Dumaguin
Sacred Heart School, Bauang 2501 La
Union
Tel.: (072) 607-3412
Principal: Mrs. Marlene D. Bac-ingan
San Alberto Magno Academy, Tubao
2509 La Union
Tel.: (072) 687-0117
Principal: Mrs. Regina Alicna
St. Isidore School of Tubao, Tubao
2509 La Union
Principal: Mrs. Regina Alicna
San Nicolas Academy Kindergarten,
Balaoan 2517 La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-0189
Principal: Sr. Maddalena B. Reyes,
DML
San Nicolas Academy, Balaoan 2517
La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-4923; 603-1724
Principal: Mrs. Mylane B. Acosta
St. Augustine School of Naguilian, Naguilian
La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-0290
Principal: Mrs. Gemma Q. Galvan
St. Christopher Academy, Bangar 2519
La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-4160; 607-3461
Principal: Mrs. Caridad Q. Ramil
Stella Maris Academy, Quirino Bacnotan
2515 La Union
Tel.: (072) 603-0408; 682-0437
Principal: Mrs. Elnora Bucasas
St. John the Baptist Learning Center,
Caba 2502 La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-0868
Principal: Mrs. Marianita M. Romero
St. Jude Montess ori Educational Center
of La Union, Catbangen, San Fernando
City
Tel.: (072) 242-0406
Principal: Sr. Agatha I. Caoili, SIHM
St. Mary’s Academy, Agoo 2504 La
Union
Tel.: (072) 607-4230
Principal: Sr. Gertrudes D. Neri, TDM
St. Mary’s Academy, Rosario, 2506 La
Union
Tel.: (072) 687-0127
Principal: Mr. Tirso D. Laconsay
St. Mary of the Sea Academy, Sto.
Tomas 2505 La Union
Tel.: (072) 603-0265
Principal: Mrs. Elizabeth F. Diso
Sta. Catalina Academy, Luna 2518 La
Union
Tel.: (072) 607-3139
Principal: Mrs. Gemmalyne L. Dumaguin
Sts. Peter and Paul Learning Center,
Bauang 2501 La Union
Tel.: (072) 603-0129
Principal: Mrs. Remedies E. Sabado
St. William Parish Nursery & Kindergarten
School, San Fernando City
Tel.: (072) 888-4135
Principal: Sr. Pompea Z. Langos, DML
Esc uela de San Juan Bautista, San
Juan, La Union
Principal: Sr. Amabile S. Alava, DML
St. Michael Archangel Learning Center,
Bacnotan La Union
Principal - Kinder: Sr. Amabile S.
Alava, DML; Elem.: Mrs. Elnora G.
Bucasas


SEMINARY
Diocesan Seminary of the Heart of Jesus
(High School), Brgy. San Vicente,
San Fernando City, La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-5828
Rector: Rev. Fr. Manuel Jayson
Ragil
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Eugene
C. Llobrera Jr.
Principal: Mrs. Anna Mae M. Lee


INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE /
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Divine Word Missionaries (SVD)
Congregation of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary (CICM)


WOMEN
Pontifical Right
Carmel of the Holy Spirit (OCD)
Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca (DML)
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary (ICM)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters of Jesus, the Good Shepherd
(SJBP)
Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda
(OP)
Teresian Daughters of Mary (TDM)
Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic
King (OSB)
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of
Mary (SIHM)
Sisters of the Divine Shepherd (SDS)
Pious Associations
Puso ng Carmelo (PPC)
Benedictine Hermits of the Living
Word (BHLW)
Mary Consolatrix of the Eucharist
(MCE)
Diocesan Sisters of St. Benedict
(DSSB)
Religious Priest Serving in the Diocese
Rev. Fr. Romeo S. Fajardo, SVD
Provincial Superior, Society of
the Divine Word, Philippine
Northern Province
Rev. Fr. Dominador Ramos, SVD
Chaplain, DMMMSU in La Union,
Quezon Avenue, Catbangen, San
Fernando City, La Union
Rev. Fr. Jose Tagupa, SVD
Parish Priest, Our Lady of Fatima
Parish, Burgos La Union
Rev. Fr. Nicandro Vergara, SVD
Chaplain, MCE Angin, Naguilian,
La Union
Rev. Fr. Agripino E. Dela Cruz, SVD
Chaplain, Queen of Peace Priory,
Damortis La Union
Rev. Fr. Crisogono Canciano, SCD
Provincialate Community
Rev. Fr. Ramon R. Caluza, CICM
President, St. Louis College, San
Fernando City
Rev. Fr. Elgar Bautista, CICM
Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception
Parish, Carlatan, San
Fernando City


MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS
Diocesan Center, No.7 P Gomez St.,
Brgy. II, San Fernando City, 2500
La Union
Telefax: (Chancery) (072) 888-
2353
Tel.: (Finance Office) (072) 607-
4640
Contact Person: Rev. Fr. Ranier L.
Andrada
St. Joseph Diocesan Pastoral Center,
Brgy. San Vicente, San Fernando
City, La Union
Tel.: (072) 888-2353
Contact Person: Mr. Jerwin L. Estolas
Betania Retreat House, Brgy. Biday, San
Fernando City 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 242-3614
SVD Youth Center, Pindangan San
Fernando City, 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-6451; 607- 6450
St. Teresa of Avila Community, OCDS
House of Prayers, Pindangan, San
Fernando City, 2500 La Union
Tel.: (072) 607-42-24
Contact Person: Ma. Luz O. Bolong


† NECROLOGY †
2013: Rev. Fr. Pedro Milanes
2016: Rev. Fr. Gerry Medriano; Rev.
Fr. Generoso P. Taguiam
2017: Most Rev. Rodolfo F. Beltran