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Archbishop Sergio L. Utleg
Archbishop Sergio L.  Utleg
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Archbishop Sergio L. Utleg
Arzobispado nat Tuguegarao, Rizal Street, Tuguegarao City, 3500 Cagayan North, Philippines
+63 78 844-1663 , +63 78 844-1333
Fax :+63 78 846-2822
[email protected]

Archbishop Sergio L. Utleg, DD. was born on Sept. 11, 1943, in Solana, Cagayan. He was ordained a priest on March 30, 1968, in New York, USA. His episcopal ordination was on March 17, 1997 at St. Peter's Cathedral, Tuguegarao. He was appointed Bishop of Laoag by Pope Benedict XVI on Nov. 13, 2006. The bishop was installed on Jan. 11, 2007 at St. William Cathedral, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

On June 15, 2011 Bishop Sergio Utleg has been proclaimed as new archbishop of Tuguegarao.

Before, Archbishop Utleg was appointed as Bishop of Ilagan, Isabela by succession after the formal acceptance by Rome of Bishop Miguel Purugganan's letter of resignation on July 26, 1999. Previously he was Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Ilagan, Isabela from Feb. 10, 1997 onwards.

He is currently the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous People of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
PERSONAL
Birth: Sept. 11, 1943
Place of Birth: Solana, Cagayan
Sacerdotal Ordination: March 30, 1968 - New York
Episcopal Ordination: March 17, 1997 - St. Peter's Cathedral, Tuguegarao, Cagayan

EDUCATION
Elementary
Kamuning Elementary School Baguio Central School
1951-1953
St. Louis School
1953-1954
Solana Central School
1955
High School
San Vicente Institute
1955
San Jacinto Seminary
1960
College
San Jacinto Seminary
1961
Bachelor in Philosophy
UST Central Seminary
Manila, 1963
Licentiate in Philosophy
UST Central Seminary
Manila, 1964
Bachelor in Theology
Gregorian University
Rome, 1966
Licentiate in Sacred Theology
Gregorian University
Rome, 1968
MA in Sociology
Fordham University
New York, 1967

MINISTRY
1971- Procurator, San Jacinto Seminary, Cagayan
1971-1982- Social Action Director, Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
1973- Parochial Vicar, St. Peter's Cathedral Parish
1973-1987- Parish Priest, Cordova, Amulung
1977-1997- Chairman, Commission on Social Action
1987- Parish Priest, St. Philomene's Parish, Alcala, Cagayan
1993
Pastor, St. Peter Thelmo Parish, Aparri
Episcopal Vicar, Vicariate of Aparri
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