Sergio Utleg

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Sergio Utleg

Archbishop Emeritus of Tuguegarao
InstalledJune 15, 2011
Term endedOctober 18, 2019
PredecessorDiosdado Talamayan
SuccessorRicardo Baccay
Ordination30 March 1968
Consecration17 March 1997
by Gian Vincenzo Moreni
Personal details
Born (1943-09-11) September 11, 1943 (age 77)
Solana, Cagayan
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)
  • Bishop of Ilagan
  • Bishop of Laoag

Sergio Lasam Utleg, D.D., (born in Solana, Cagayan, September 11, 1943),[1] is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He is the former Archbishop of Tuguegarao in Tuguegarao, Philippines and succeeded archbishop Diosdado Talamayan. On October 18, 2019, his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis, appointing Alaminos Bishop Ricardo Baccay as his successor.

Styles of
Sergio Utleg
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop
Posthumous stylenot applicable

Life and church[edit]

Sergio Utleg was ordained priest of Tuguegarao, Philippines on March 30, 1968. He was ordained Bishop on March 17, 1997 in St. Peter's Cathedral, Tuguegarao, Cagayan. He then succeeded as Bishop of Ilagan on July 26, 1999. Then-Bishop Utleg was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Laoag on November 26, 2006.[2]

Archbishop of Tuguegarao[edit]

On June 16, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI has elevated Laoag Bishop Sergio Utleg to Archbishop of Tuguegarao replacing retiring Archbishop Diosdado Talamayan.[3][4] His resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on October 18, 2019, appointing Alaminos Bishop Ricardo Baccay as his successor as Archbishop of Tuguegarao.[5]


  1. ^ "MOST REV. Sergio Lasam Utleg, D.D." CBCP Online. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas installed as Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan". Catholic Hierarchy. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Benedict promotes 3 Pinoy bishops". Manila Times. Archived from the original on 2011-12-17. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  4. ^ In Caelo et in Terra: "Congratulations to a Philippine bishop" June 16, 2011
  5. ^ "Rinunce e nomine". Retrieved 2019-11-19.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Miguel Purugganan
Bishop of Ilagan
Succeeded by
Marino Gatan
Preceded by
Ernesto Antolin Salgado
Bishop of Laoag
Succeeded by
Renato Pine Mayugba
Preceded by
Diosdado Talamayan
Archbishop of Tuguegarao
Succeeded by
Ricardo Baccay