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Diocese of Ilagan
Bishop David William Valencia Antonio
Bishop Valencia Antonio
Bishop David William Valencia Antonio
St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral Compound,
Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Ubi,
Gamu, 3301 Isabela, Philippines

Phone: (078)622-1584
Email: [email protected]

Bishop David William Valencia Antonio was born in Nagtupacan, Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, on December 29, 1963. He attended philosophy classes at the “San Pablo Seminary” of Baguio City, and theology courses at the “Immaculate Conception School of Theology” in Vigan City. He then completed his studies at the “Catholic University of America” in Washington, obtaining a doctorate in S. theology.

He was ordained a priest on December 1, 1988, for the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.

After a few years as professor at the “Immaculate Conception School of Theology” of Vigan, in Iloco Sur, in 1993 he was appointed dean of studies, and then rector of the same seminary.

In 2005 he became pastor of the parish of Saint Lucia, at Iloco Sur, and later vicar general of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.

On June 15, 2011, he was appointed as titular bishop of Basti and auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, receiving episcopal ordination on 26 August 2011.

On March 22, 2018, he was also nominated as apostolic administrator sede vacante of the apostolic vicariate of San José in Mindoro.

On 14 Nov 2018, he was appointed as Bishop of Ilagan.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Prudencio Padilla Andaya (25 Feb 2017 to 14 Nov 2018)
  • Bishop Joseph Amangi Nacua (10 Jun 2008 Appointed - 25 Feb 2017 Resigned)
  • Bishop Sergio Lasam Utleg (26 Jul 1999 Succeeded - 13 Nov 2006 Appointed, Bishop of Laoag)
  • Bishop Miguel Gatan Purugganan (21 Jan 1974 Appointed - 26 Jul 1999 Resigned)
  • Bishop Miguel Gatan Purugganan (21 Jan 1974 Appointed - 26 Jul 1999 Resigned)
  • Bishop Francisco Raval Cruces (4 Mar 1970 Appointed - 22 Aug 1973 Appointed, Archbishop of Zamboanga)
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