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Bishop Daniel O. Presto
Bishop Presto
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Bishop Daniel O. Presto
Diocesan Center,
Bldg. 7 P. Gomez St.,
San Fernando City,
2500 La Union, Philippines

Phone: (072)700-4640; 888-2353
Fax :888-2353

Bishop Daniel O. Presto was born in Mangaldan, Pangasinan, in the diocese of Iba, on 7 April 1963. After high school he attended courses in philosophy and theology at the San Carlos Seminary in Makati City, and finally he obtained a master’s degree in education from the De La Salle University of Manila.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Iba on 1 December 1990.

In the years 1991-1992 he served as vicar of the Saint Rita parish, Olongapo City, and the Saint Michael parish, in Santa Cruz. Between 1993 and 2005 he was president of the Columban Center of Olongapo City. From 2005 to 2012 he was vicar forane of the Saint Joseph Vicariate, director of the Saint Augustine School of Iba, and president of the Magsaysay Memorial College of San Narciso.

Since 2012 he has been parish priest of the Holy Infant parish of San Antonio, a member of the presbyteral council and various diocesan commissions.

Since 2012, following the death of H. E. Msgr. Rodolfo Beltran and until the recent appointment of the new bishop of Iba, he served as diocesan administrator during the sede vacante period.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran (30 Oct 2012 Appointed - 17 Jun 2017 Died)
  • Bishop Artemio L. Rillera, SVD, DD † (April 1, 2005 Appointed - Nov. 13, 2011 Died)
  • Bishop Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. † (May 28, 1993 - Nov. 25, 2003 , now bishop of Novaliches)
  • Bishop Salvador Lazo Lazo † (Jan. 20, 1981 Appointed - May 28, 1993 Retired)
  • Bishop Victorino Cristobal Ligot † (Feb. 6, 1970 Appointed - Sept. 18, 1980 Died)

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