Diocese of Tandag

Bishop Odchimar

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Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar

Bishop's Residence Tandag, 8300 Surigao del Sur Philippines

+63 86 211-3045

Fax :+63 86 211-4102


Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar, DD, JCD, MBA was born on Oct. 16, 1940 in Bacuag, Surigao del Norte. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 19, 1964, and was appointed Bishop of Tandag on Oct. 18, 2001. His episcopal ordination was on Nov. 27, 2001. He was installed on Dec. 11, 2001.

Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar completed his Philosophy studies at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Palo, Leyte, and Theology at the San Carlos Seminary in Makati City. After his ordination to the priesthood he was member of the clergy of the Diocese of Surigao from 1965 to 1977, and served in the parishes of San Agustin, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur; San Nicolas de Tolentino in Mainit and Sts. Peter and Paul in Tubud, Surigao del Norte; and St. Vincent de Paul in Mangagoy, Bislig, Surigao del Sur.

He pursued further studies at the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary, where he obtained his Bachelors degree in Canon Law, magna cum laude (1982) and Doctorate in Canon Law, magna cum laude (1983). He also completed masteral studies in Business Administration at the De la Salle University in Manila.

In the Archdiocese of Manila, he was a member of the board of consultors and served in the parishes of Sto. Nino in Tondo, Most Holy Redeemer in Masambong, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, and San Roque Parish, Alabang, Muntinlupa.

At the time of his appointment, Bishop Odchimar was parish priest of the Most Holy Redeemer parish in Quezon City, and Associate judge of the National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal and Judicial Vicar of the Metropolitan Matrimonial Tribunal of Cagayan de Oro.

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