List of alumni of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary High School (now phased out) and College Departments in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines have produced people that have found their niches in society, occupying positions locally as well as internationally. Many of its priests-alumni are pastors not only of the local parishes but also of churches in different parts of the world, particularly the United States. Others serve as missionaries to different mission countries, while many who have chosen the lay state have made their marks in the field of politics, the academe, music and arts, medicine, and the private and public sectors.

Below is a list of notable people affiliated with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary including graduates, former students, and former professors.


  • Msgr. Alfredo Bacquial † – former Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Davao[1]
  • Msgr. Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog, D.D. – Bishop of the Diocese of Surigao[2][3][4]
  • Most Rev. Onesimo Gordoncillo, D.D. – Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Capiz[5][6]
  • Msgr. Zacarias Cenita Jimenez, D.D. – Bishop of the Diocese of Pagadian[7][8][9]
  • Msgr. Juan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos, D.D. – Bishop of the Diocese of Butuan[10][11][12]
  • Most Rev. Jesus B. Tuquib, D.D.[13] – Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro[14]
  • Msgr. Felix Zafra † – former Bishop of the Diocese of Tagbilaran

International diocesean[edit]

Local diocesan[edit]

  • Fr. John Bosco Abellana – parish priest, Our Lady of Good Voyage, Camarin, Novaliches, Quezon City
  • Fr. Zenon Ampong – parish priest, Davao City
  • Fr. Alger Angcla – parish priest, Loboc, Bohol
  • Fr. Reuben "Daves" Angcla – parish priest, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Balilihan, Bohol
  • Fr. Simplicio "Peon" Apalisok, Jr. – former parish priest, Mount Carmel Parish, Project 6, Diocese of Cubao, Quezon City
  • Fr. Andres "Andy" Ayco – parish priest, Tagbilaran City
  • Fr. Jude Besinga – Chaplain, Camp Crame, Quezon City
  • Fr. "Boy" Biliran – parish priest, Manila
  • Fr. Joseph Biliran – parish priest, Diocese of Novaliches, Quezon City
  • Fr. Celio Bomediano – Diocese of Dumaguete
  • Fr. Presciano Boncales – Diocese of Talibon
  • Fr. Jovilo "Jovil" Bongay – parish priest, Panacan, Davao City
  • Fr. "Tiloy" Castino – Chaplain, Camp Crame, Quezon City
  • Fr. Victor Emmanuel "Bobot" Clemen – parish priest, San Bartolome Parish, Novaliches Bayan, Diocese of Novaliches, Quezon City
  • Msgr. Cirilo Darunday, Jr. – parish priest of Dao, Tagbilaran City
  • Msgr. Pelagio Dompor † – first Rector of IHMS, Protonotary Apostolic, former Vicar-General of Tagbilaran City (deceased)
  • Fr. Michael Gementiza – Archdiocese of Zamboanga[29]
  • Fr. Victor Gilay – parish priest, San Pedro Cathedral, Davao City
  • Fr. Emmanuel "Bobong" Gonzaga – parish priest, Davao City
  • Fr. Leonel Grado – parish priest, Catagbacan, Loon, Bohol
  • Fr. Roger Madrazo – parish priest, St. Francis de Sales Church, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas; Archdiocese of Nassau[19]
  • Msgr. Crisologo B. Manongas – Vicar General, Archdiocese of Zamboanga[29]
  • Fr. Jonathan Pacudan, younger brother of Roland, wrote the lyrics of the IHMS alma mater song; assigned to Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Guindulman, Bohol
  • Fr. Emigdio "Migs" A. Paredes – chaplain, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City
  • Fr. Renato "Takyo" Regis – Catagbacan, Loon, Bohol
  • Fr. Vic Valles – Archdiocese of Zamboanga[29]
  • Fr. Amado "Ding" Vaño – Archdiocese of Zamboanga[29]
  • Fr. Sixto Vistal – Archdiocese of Zamboanga[29]

Missionaries abroad[edit]

  • Fr. Nilo Ingente, O.S.A. – Rome, Italy[30]
  • Fr. Gorgonio "Go" Llubit, M.S.P. – missionary to South Korea, Archdiocese of Seoul
  • Fr. Eliseo "Loloy/Katiw" Napiere, M.S.P. – missionary to Taiwan, Diocese of Taichung: Migrants' Chaplain at Center for Migrants' Concerns – Central Taiwan[31]

Vatican diplomatic service[edit]

  • Archbishop Bernardito "Barney" Auza – Vatican Ambassador to the United Nations, New York
  • Msgr. Edward Karaan – Secretary, Apostolic Nunciature in Morocco


  • Fr. Milan Ted Torralba – secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP);[32] chairman of the Permanent Committee for the Cultural Heritage of the church

Local religious orders[edit]

  • Fr. Socrates "Soc" Mesiona, MSP – Father Moderator (or Superior) of the Mission Society of the Philippines[33]
  • Rev. Alphonse M. Mildner, SVD – first rector of IHMS (1950–1960); founder of the Divine Word College of Laoag in 1946
  • Fr. Sisinio "Paddax" Paderog, OSA

Private sector[edit]

  • Luis Michael Abellana – Operations Manager, Metrobank, Las Pinas Branch, M.M.
  • Charles N. Alferez – executive director, DCMI, Dipolog City, Philippines
  • Atty. Antonio "Jun" Amora, Jr. – Provincial Administrator, Provincial Government of Bohol[34]
  • Fr. Estanislao "Baby" Amper, CPA – now based in Makati City
  • Manuel "Nox" Arcamo – Chief Information Officer (CIO), Ayala Foundation;[35] consultant, UP-Ayala Technology Business Incubator;[36] former Filipiniana Manager, Filipinas Heritage Library[37]
  • Charlito "Charlie" S. Ayco – Regional Program Officer, Habitat for Humanity International (East / Southeast Asia Region)
  • Jimmy Borja – professional composer and record producer in Manila and the United States
  • Brigido "Brydon" Lungay – professional musician and fine artist[38]
  • Ernesto Del Mar Pernia – senior economist of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and professor at the UP School of Economics
  • Hon. Rene Relampagos – former Provincial Governor, Bohol, Philippines[39]

Government and public sector[edit]

  • Hon. Roberto Cajes – lawyer and member of the Philippine House of Representatives, 12th and 13th Congress, Representative of the 2nd District of Bohol, Honorable Chairman of the Committee on Ethics and Privileges[40]
  • Atty Herman "Mannix" Cimafranca – the first BANGKA President, finished law at the Ateneo de Manila; served as Corporate Secretary of National Construction Company (NCC); now with the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC)
  • Engr. Ariel Dominguez – Head, GSO, Provincial Government of Bohol
  • Hon. Robert Peligro – Municipal Kagawad, Duero, Bohol
  • Hon. Stephen Rances – Municipal Mayor, Mabini, Bohol
  • Hon. Yves Yu † – Municipal Vice-Mayor, Calape, Bohol (deceased)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Archdiocese of Davao
  2. ^ Diocese of Surigao
  3. ^ Diocese of Surigao, Philippines Giga-Catholic Information Retrieved 13 December 2006.
  4. ^ Most Rev. Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog, D.D. CBCP Online Retrieved 13 December 2006.
  5. ^ Archdiocese of Capiz
  6. ^ Most Rev. Onesimo Gordoncillo, D.D. CBCP Online Retrieved 13 November 2006.
  7. ^ Diocese of Pagadian
  8. ^ Diocese of Pagadian, Philippines Giga-Catholic Information Retrieved 13 December 2006.
  9. ^ Most Rev. Zacharias Cenita Jimenez, D.D. CBCP Online Retrieved 13 December 2006
  10. ^ Diocese of Butuan
  11. ^ Diocese of Butuan, Philippines Giga-Catholic Information Retrieved 13 December 2006
  12. ^ Most Rev. Juan de Dios Pueblos, D.D. CBCP Online Retrieved 13 December 2006.
  13. ^ Most Rev. Jesus B. Tuquib, D.D.
  14. ^ Cagayan de Oro
  15. ^ a b Star of the Sea Church
  16. ^ St.John the Baptist Church
  17. ^ Holy Angels Church
  18. ^ Fr. Aurelio Luzon Jr.
  19. ^ a b Archdiocese of Nassau
  20. ^ Fr. Alner Uy Nambatac
  21. ^ Our Lady of the Pillar Church
  22. ^ St. Anthony de Padua Parish
  23. ^ Sacred Heart Parish
  24. ^ Clergy Pastoral Assignments
  25. ^ Mater Dei Catholic Church
  26. ^ a b Crowley Parish Information Retrieved 19 December 2006.
  27. ^ Church of the Epiphany
  28. ^ St. Charles Parish
  29. ^ a b c d e Archdiocese of Zamboanga
  30. ^ Fr. Nilo Ingente, O.S.A. New Briefing
  31. ^ Center for Migrants' Concerns – Central Taiwan
  32. ^ Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
  33. ^ Mission Society of the Philippines
  34. ^ Provincial Government of Bohol
  35. ^ Ayala Foundation
  36. ^ UP-Ayala Technology Business Incubator
  37. ^ Filipinas Heritage Library
  38. ^ Brydon Borja Lungay IHMS Alumni Corner Retrieved 2 January 2007
  39. ^ a b Loon's Leading Lights Retrieved 25 January 2007.
  40. ^ Hon. Roberto Cajes 13th Congress Databases Retrieved 13 December 2006.
  41. ^ Vice President on Academic/School Director
  42. ^ Bohol Institute of Technology – International College
  43. ^ Rev. Aloysius L. Cartagenas Archdiocese of Cebu-CBCP Online Retrieved

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