The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the prelature of Batanes, Philippines, presented by His Excellency Msgr. Camilo D. Gregorio.
The Pope has appointed as prelate bishop of Batanes, Philippines, Rev. Danilo B. Ulep, of the clergy of the archdiocese of Tuguegarao, currently parish priest of the archdiocesan shrine of the Santo Niño.
Rev. Danilo B. Ulep
The Rev. Danilo B. Ulep was born in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, in the archdiocese of Tuguegarao, on 24 June 1962. He studied philosophy and theology at the Santo Tomas University in Manila, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, theology and canon law, and a licentiate in philosophy.
He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Tugugarao on 10 April 1987.
He subsequently served as: vicar of the parish of San Vincenzo Ferrer, Solana, Cagayan (1987-1992); administrator of the same parish (1992-1993); pastor of the Holy Guardian Angels parish, Tuao, Cagayan (1993-1999); rector of the San Jacinto minor seminary of Alimannao, Cagayan and director of the Commission for vocations and seminaries (1999-2005); pastor of the St. Joseph the Worker parish of San José, Baggao, and episcopal vicar of Alcala (2005-2011).
Finally, from 2011 up to the present, he has served as pastor and rector of the Santo Niño parish and shrine in San Gabriel, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, director of the biblical apostolate and president of the priests’ assembly of the archdiocese of Tuguegarao.