Sentro Pastoral ng Diocesis,
P.O. Box 60, Isabang,
4301 Lucena City, Philippines
Phone: (042)710-4585; 373-1646 Fax :710-4728
Bishop Mel Rey M. Uy was born in San Agustin, Romblon, on 6 January 1968. He studied philosophy at the San Pius X Seminary of Roxas, Capiz, and theology at the St. Thomas University in Manila, where he obtained a Master’s degree in philosophy.
He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Romblon on 24 May 1994.
He subsequently held the offices of spiritual director of the San Lorenzo Seminary, Romblon (1995-1996); director of the Holy Rosary Academy in San Agustin, Romblon (1995-2000); teacher at the San Lorenzo Seminary, and pastor of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Carmen, San Agustin (1998-2004); pastor of the St. Antonio de Padua parish in Agnipa, Romblon, and diocesan chancellor (2004-2009). Since 1999 he has served as director of the Diocesan Commission on Liturgy, and since 2010, diocesan bursar, and director of the Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat and of a Base Community.