Rizal Street, Tuguegarao City,
3500 Cagayan, Philippines
Phone: +63 (78) 844-1333; 846-2821; Mobile: + 63 927-667-2540
Email: [email protected]
Bishop Ricardo was born on April 3, 1961 in Tuguegarao and was ordained a priest on April 10, 1987 and received Episcopal Ordination on April 10 2007.
He was appointed the Auxillary Bishop of Tuguegarao and Titular Bishop of Gabala on February 27, 2007. His Ordination as Bishop was on April 10,2007.
He completed schooling in 1978 and joined Pontifical Central Seminary, University of Santo Tomas in Manila, where he completed his philosophy and theological studies in 1986.
He also did his Master of Arts in Education form Lyceum of Aparri and doctorate in Educational Management.
Soon after his priestly ordination, he became the secretary of the Archbishop in 1987 and archdiocesan director of Catechesis. He served the parish of St. Dominic in Gataggaman for six year until 1999, and was transferred to St. Dominic parish in Gataggaman, which he served still 2005.
From 2005 till he was appointed auxiliary bishop he was Rector San Jacinto minor Seminary in Tuguegarao.
As a bishop, he was Member, CBCP Permanent Committee on Cultural Heritage of the Church and also member of CBCP Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education.
At the time of new appointment, he is also member of CBCP Episcopal Commission on Seminaries and Member of CBCP Office on Bioethics.
On 18 Oct 2019, Pope Francis appointed him as the Archbishop of Tuguegarao.