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Archdiocese of Ozamis

Archbishop Martin Sarmiento Jumoad
Archbishop Jumoad
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Archbishop Martin Sarmiento Jumoad
Archbishop's House,
P.O. Box 2760, Rizal Avenue,
Banadero, 7200 Ozamiz City,

Phone: (088)521.1574
Fax :(088)521.1574
Email: [email protected]

Pope John Paul II appointed Martin S. Jumoad as Bishop of Isabela, Basilan in the Philippines on Nov. 21, 2001. His episcopal ordination as the third bishop of Isabela (Basilan) was on Jan. 10, 2002, and was installed two days later.

Bishop Martin S. Jumoad, was born on Nov. 11, 1956 in Kinasangan, Pardo, Cebu City. He was ordained a priest on April 7, 1983.

Pope Francis named him bishop of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz in Philippines in October 2016, transferring him from the Prelature of Isabela, Basilan to replace resigned Msgr. Jesus Dosado, who headed the Archdiocese of Ozamiz.

At the time of appointment as Archbishop of Ozamiz he was member of national bishops’ conferences’ Commission on Migrants and Itenerant People (ECMI) and the Episcopal Commission on Mission (ECM).

As a priest he served the dioceses in various capacities.

He was Assistant Pastor of Isabela Cathedral (1983-1986), Pastor of the parish of St. Anthony in Lamitan (1986-1989), Assistant and later dean of the “Remase” seminarians in Davao (1990-1992), Pastor of the parish of St. Peter in Lamitan (1992-1994), Chancellor of the Prelature of Isabela (1998- 2001), Director of Claret College of Isabela (1999-2001) and Administrator of the Prelature of Isabela (2001). He speaks English, Tagalog, Bisaya and Chavacano.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Jetsus A. Dosado (1983-2016)
  • Jesus Y. Varela (Feb. 17, 1971 Appointed - Nov. 27, 1980 Appointed, Bishop of Sorsogon)
  • Patrick H. Cronin, S.S.C.M.E. † (May 24, 1955 Appointed - Oct. 13, 1970)
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