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Archbishop Valles takes office for second term as CBCP head

Archbishop Valles takes office for second term as CBCP head

Archbishop Romulo Valles, CBCP President.

By CBCP News

December 2, 2019

Manila, Philippines

Archbishop Romulo Valles has assumed his post for a second and last two-year term as head of the Catholic bishops’ leadership over the weekend.

Valles, a native of Maribojoc, Bohol, was reelected during the plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines in Manila last July.

The Davao prelate has served his first term over the past two years, working alongside Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan, who also assumed his last term as Vice President.

The new members of the CBCP Permanent Council are bishops Ricardo Baccay, Bartolome Santos, Jr., Jose Bantolo, Mel Rey Uy, Mylo Hubert Vergara, Patrick Daniel Parcon, Louie Galbines, Abel Apigo and Archbishop Martin Jumoad.

Except for Archbishop Jumoad, most of the regional representatives are serving their first terms.

CBCP officials have a two-year term in office, or a total of four to include a possible second term.

Chaired “ex officio” by Archbishop Valles, the Council will set the agenda of the CBCP for the next two years.

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