Archdiocese of Zamboanga

Archbishop Valles

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Archbishop Romulo G. Valles

Centro Pastoral Gov. Camins Avenue P.O. Box 1, 7000 Zamboanga City, Philippines

+63 62 992-7668

Fax :+63 62 993-2608

rgvallesdd@yahoo.com.ph

Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, DD was born on July 10, 1951 in Maribojoc, Bohol. He was ordained a priest on April 6, 1976, and was appointed Fourth Bishop of Kidapawan on June 24, 1997 by Pope John Paul II. His episcopal ordination was on Aug. 6, 1997. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Fifth Metropolitan Archbishop of Zamboanga on Nov. 13, 2006. He was installed on Jan. 9, 2007.

Currently, he serves as a chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Liturgy and member of the Permanent Committee on Cultural Heritage of the Church.

Bishop Valles speaks English, Tagalog, Chavacano, Cebuano and Italian
EDUCATION
* Elementary
Maribojoc Central Elementary School
* Maribojoc, Bohol, 1958-1964 High School
Maryknoll High School
Lupon, Davao Oriental, 1964-1968
* College
A.B. Philosophy
St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary
Davao City, 1968-1972
* Theology
St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary
Davao City, 1972-1976
* Post Graduate
Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy
Pontificio Ateneo Sant' Anselmo
Rome, Italy, 1985-1990
* MA in Religious Education
Ignatian Institute for Religious Education
Ateneo de Davao University
1997

MINISTRY
* 1976-1978
* Assist Parish Priest, Christ the King Cathedral Parish, Tagum, Davao
* Parish Priest, San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Mati, Davao Oriental
* 1982-1984
* Parish Priest, Christ the King Cathedral Parish, Tagum, Davao
* Vicar General, Diocese of Tagum
* 1983- Teaching Scripture, Queen of Apostles College Seminary, Tagum, Davao
* 1990-present
* Fundamental Liturgy, Sacramental Theology, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City
* Coordinator, Spiritual Formation Year, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City
* 1992-1993- Vice-Rector, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City
* 1993- Rector, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City

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