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His Excellency
MOST REV. SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS, D.D.
Bishop of Balanga
Bahay Pari, No. 41 Paterno St., Poblacion, Balanga 2100 Bataan
Tel. (047) 791-1453
 

PERSONAL

Birth: September 28, 1960
Place of Birth:
Sacerdotal Ordination: October 5, 1985
Episcopal Ordination: August 31, 2001

EDUCATION

  • Elementary – Pateros Elementary School
  • High School – Letran College (Manila)
  • Philosophy – San Carlos Major Seminary (1977-1981)
  • Theology – San Carlos Major Seminary (1981-1985)
  • A.B. in Philosophy
  • M.A. in Theological Studies – San Carlos School of Theology (1994)

MINISTRY

  • July 1985 - Private Secretary to the Cardinal-Archbishop of Manila
  • December 1989 – Appointed concurrent Rector of Our Lady of Peace Shrine
  • September 1991 – Papal Chaplain of his Holiness Pope John Paul II
  • October 1992 – Member of the College of Consultors-Archdiocese of  Manila
  • December 1993 – Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Manila
  • March 1994 – Chairman of the Ministry for Priestly Formation of the Archdiocese of Manila
  • February 1996 – Assistant Pro-Episcopal Vicar of the Ecclesiastical District of Manila
  • September 1996 – Member of the Archdiocesan Finance Board
  • February 1997 – Episcopal Vicar-Administrative concerns of the Mission Society of the Phils.
  • April 1997 – Minister of the Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila
  • August 1997 – Member of the Tribunal in the Cause for the canonization of the Servant of God, Marie Eugenie Milleret, foundress  of the congregation of the Assumption
  • January 2000 – Appointed District Head of the Ecclesiastical District of Quezon City-South

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