Apostolic Vicariates of Tabuk

Bishop Andaya

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Apostolic vicar Prudencio Padilla Andaya

Bishop's Residence, Tabuk Pastoral Center, Bulanao, Tabuk, 3800 Kalinga, Philippines


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Bishop Prudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M., DD was born on Jan. 2, 1959 in Lubuagan, Kalinga. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 8, 1986. Pope John Paul II appointed him Second Apostolic Vicar of Tabuk on April 16, 2003. He was ordained bishop on July 16, 2003. His installation took place at the same day. Currently, he serves as vice chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Permanent Committee on International Eucharistic Congress and member of Episcopal Commission on Missions.

Bishop Andaya speaks English, Tagalog, Iloko and French.

Elementary - St. Teresita's School, Lubuagan, Kalinga (1964-1971)
High School - St. Teresita's School, Lubuagan, Kalinga (1971-1975)
College - Maryhurst Seminary, Baguio City (1975-1977),
St. Loius University, Baguio City (1977-1979)
Theology - Maryhill School of Theology, Quezon City (1983-1986)
Language Course - French Language Course, Belgium (1980-1983)
Institute of Religious Formation, St. Louis University, St. Louis MO. USA

1984-1986 - Internship in Zambia (studied the native language,
Chibemba; worked with the youth of Kabundi Parish in Chingola)
1987-1989 - Assistant Parish Priest, Kapisha Parish, Zambia
1989-1997 - Parish Priest, "Kapisha parish", Zambia
1991-1997 - District Superior, CICM Zambia
1998-1999 - Socius, CICM Novitiate, Taytay, Rizal
1999-2033 - Director of Novices, CICM Novitiate, Taytay, Rizal
2003-present - Apostolic Vicar of Tabuk

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Carlito J. Cenzon, C.I.C.M. (Appointed July 6, 1992 - Jan. 25, 2002 -now bishop of Baguio )