Archdiocese of Davao

Archbishop Valles

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Archbishop Romulo G. Valles

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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.

Formerly, he serves as 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.

Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Romulo G. Valles of Zamboanga as metropolitan archbishop of Davao, February 11, 2012. He succeeds Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

Valles installed on May 22, 2012 as the fourth archbishop of Davao.

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

Previous Ordinaries:

Mission ensure tribal heritage conservation, development

Mission ensure tribal heritage conservation, development Apart from the educational programme, the missionaries also focus on adult formation and in promoting rights awareness among the Monobo-Dulangan people.