Diocese of Gumaca

Bishop Famadico

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Bishop Buenaventura Malayo Famadico

Bishop' Residence, c/o Gumaca Pastoral Formation Center, Barangay Rosario, Gumaca, 4307 Quezon, Philippines

+63 42 421-1627, Office: +63 42 317-6214, 421-1427

Fax :+63 42 317-7620


Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD was born on July 13, 1956 at Banton, Romblon. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 25, 1983. Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Lipa on July 10, 2002. He was ordained Bishop on June 19, 2002. On June 11, 2003, the pope appointed him Second Ordinary Bishop of Gumaca.

Currently, he is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Clergy and the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life.

Bishop Famadico speaks English and Tagalog


Roxas Central School
St. Augustine Seminary, Calapan City
Divine Word Seminary
Divine Word Seminary


1984-1985 - Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Parish
1986-1991 - Spiritual Director, St. Augustine Major Seminary
1991-1997 - Director, St. Augustine House of Spirituality
1994-1996 - Chaplain, St. Anne Chaplaincy
1996-1997 - Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Parish
1998-2002 - Parish Priest, Sto. Niño Parish, Calapan City

Previous Ordinaries:

  • José Francisco Oliveros (Priest: 1984 to February 2, 2000 -now bishop of Malolos)
  • Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez (Dec. 15, 1984 to May 4, 2002 - now bishop of Lucena)

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