He was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1954 at the Fordham Chapel, Fordham, NYC, and ordained bishop on July 31, 1976 at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila. He
became the Bishop Ordinary of Prelature of Kidapawan. He was once the Assistant to Jesuit Provincial, Superior in La Ignaciana Retreat House, President and Rector of the Ateneo de
Davao in Davao City, Treasurer of Jesuit Province in Manila, and became the President and Rector of Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City.