Diosdado Talamayan

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The Most Reverend
Diosdado A. Talamayan
D.D., Ph.D., S.Th.D.
Archbishop - emeritus of Tuguegarao
See Tuguegarao
In office January 31, 1986 - June 15, 2011
Successor Sergio Utleg
Personal details
Born (1932-10-19) October 19, 1932 (age 84)
Manila, Philippine Islands
Denomination Roman Catholic
Styles of
Diosdado A. Talamayan
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style not applicable

Diosdado Aenlle Talamayan, D.D., Ph.D., S.T.D. (Born October 19, 1932) is the Archbishop-emeritus of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuguegarao in the province of Cagayan, on the island of Luzon, Philippines after his retirement on June 15, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI replaced him with Sergio Utleg.


He was ordained priest on November 30, 1956 in Manila, the Philippines. He was appointed an auxiliary bishop for Tuguegarao on October 20, 1983 and was consecrated as titular Bishop of Girus on January 12, 1984. He was appointed the second Archbishop of Tuguegarao on January 31, 1986 succeeding the Most Rev. Teodulfo S. Domingo, D.D.


He graduated from the Pontifical and Royal University of Sto Tomas in 1953. He received his Diploma in French Language and Civilization at the Institute Catholique in 1960. He then studied at the Pontifical University of Salamanca until 1961. He received his Doctor of Philosophy at the Universidad Central de Madrid in 1962. He received his MA in Teacher Education in 1970 at Columbia University. He also had his Diploma in Thesis Advising from the De La Salle University in 1979.


He was an instructor at the San Jacinto Seminary in Alimanao, Peñablanca, Cagayan. He then became the President of Lyceum of Aparri from 1967 to 1968. He became the episcopal vicar of Aparri, Cagayan from 1971 to 1986. Currently at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), he is the chairman for the Commission on Health Care since 1987.


Archbishop Talamayan founded the order of Eucharistic Healers of Mary whose charism was to take care of sick and elderly priests. Fr. Lorenzo Marzo is the first ordained priest. Now it has one deacon, five theology students, two philosophy students and one studying to be a brother.

Carillon Bells[edit]

During his 75th birthday on October 19, President Gloria Arroyo inaugurated the carillon, now an added attraction in the region being the first and only bell system in Cagayan Valley. The birthday celebration also marked the end of the Archbishops tenure as pastor of the entire archdiocese, with the dioceses of Ilagan and Bayombong covering the provinces of Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, respectively. The archbishop is known as one of the closest ally in the CBCP.

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Preceded by
Teodulfo Sabugai Domingo
September 21, 1974–January 30, 1986
Archbishop of Tuguegarao
January 31, 1986- June 15, 2011
Succeeded by
Sergio Utleg
Preceded by
Paciano Basilio Aniceto
April 7, 1979–October 19, 1983
Auxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao
October 20, 1983–January 31, 1986
Succeeded by
Ricardo Lingan Baccay
February 23, 2007–present