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Archbishop Victor Barnuevo Bendico
Archbishop Barnuevo Bendico
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Archbishop Victor Barnuevo Bendico
Chancery Office,
P.O. Box 44, 5800 Roxas City,
Capiz, Philippines

Phone: (036)621-5595; 621-1053
Email: [email protected]

Archbishop Victor B. Bendico was born in Roxas City, January 22, 1960. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary in Manila. From 1996 to 2000 he studied in Rome at the Pontifical Institute of St. Anselm, receiving his Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy. He was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Capiz, on April 14, 1984.

As an ordained priest he was: Spiritual Director of St. Pius X Seminary, Roxas City (1984-1988); Vicar at St. Theresa parish of Roxas City (1992-1995); Rector at St. Maria Mater et Regina seminarium maius, (Saint Mary, Mother and Queen, Major Seminary) Roxas City and pastor of St. Isidore parish, Pontevedra, Capiz (2000-2006); Pastor of St. Laurence parish, Panit-an, Pontevedra, Capiz (2006-2011). Currently he is pastor of the parish of Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Roxas City; Member of the Commission for Clergy and the one for liturgy; Member of the Council and the Senate of the clergy; Member of the Council of the ‘Colegio de la Purisima Concepción’ (College of the Immaculate Conception) in Roxas City.

On Oct. 1, 2016, Pope Francis appointed him as the Bishop of Baguio in the Philippines. His episcopal ordination took place on Jan. 10, 2017.

On July 17, 2017, he was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines. His tenure as the Apostolic Administrator ended on Aug. 2, 2018.

On Mar. 03, 2023, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Victor B. Bendico as the new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

Bendico succeeds Cardinal Jose Advincula who was appointed in 2021 as archbishop of Manila.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Jose F. Advincula (9 Nov 2011 Appointed - 25 Mar 2021 Appointed, Archbishop of Manila)
  • Bishop Vicente Macanan Navarra (Auxiliary Bishop: April 23, 1979 to Nov. 21, 1987)
  • Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo (1974-2011)
  • Archbishop Antonio José Frondosa † (Appointed March 5, 1952 to June 18, 1986 Retired)
  • Bishop Manuel Yap † (Appointed Feb. 13, 1951 to March 5, 1952)

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