Diocese of Calbayog

Bishop Abarquez

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Bishop Isabelo c. Abarquez

Bishop's House, J.D. Avelino Street, Barangay West Awang Calbayog City, 6710 Samar, Philippines

+63 55 209-1372

Fax :+63 55 209-3012

calbchancery@yahoo.com /bbabarquez@gmail.com

Bishop Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD was born on July 8, 1956, in Panlaan. He was ordained a priest on June 23, 1987, and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu on Dec. 27, 2009. His episcopal ordination was on Feb. 18, 2003, 1973. Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Palo on June 19, 2004. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Calbayog on Jan. 5, 2007. He was installed on March 8, 2007.

EDUCATION
Elementary– Panlaan/Bitoon Elementary School
High School– Bitoon National High School
Pre-College– Pope John XXIII Minor Seminary, Cebu City
Philosophy– San Carlos Seminary College, Cebu City
Theology– Seminario Mayor de San Carlos, Cebu City
MINISTRY
1988-1991– Formator, Professor and Spiritual Director,
Pope John XXIII Seminary
1990-1991– Procurator, Pope John XXIII Seminary
1989-1991– Spiritual Director, Legion of Mary– Junior Curia
1991-2002– Formator/Professor, San Carlos Seminary College
1991-1998– Spiritual Director, San Carlos Seminary College
1992-1994– Pastoral Director, San Carlos Seminary College
1998-2002– Rector, San Carlos Seminary, College
for 12 years– Spiritual Director,
Padre Pio Contemplative Community of Cebu

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