Arturo M. Bastes

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Bishop Arturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D.

Bishop Arturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D. (b. April 1, 1944) was born in Loboc, Bohol, Philippines on April 1, 1944. He was ordained priest of Society of the Divine Word on November 28, 1970 and was appointed bishop of Romblon on July 3, 1997. After a month, he was ordained bishop of Romblon then as coadjutor bishop of Sorsogon on July 25, 2002. He succeeded as bishop of Sorsogon on April 16, 2003.

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Education

Bishop Bastes finished his elementary education at the Loboc Central Elementary School and his secondary education at the Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City in 1960. He also obtained an Associate in Arts in 1962 from the same school.

  • Seminary Training:Novitiate in the Society of the Divine Word, 1962-1964

a) Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City

b) Holy Spirit Novitiate, Tagaytay City

  • Theology, 1967-1971, Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
  • Post Graduate Studies:Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, 1971-1973
  • Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures, Pontifical Biblical Institute, in Rome, Italy, 1973-1974
  • Language Studies:Italian, Universita Italiana Per Strainieri, Perugia, Italy, June 1971
  • German, Walchensee Sprachinstitut, Walchensee, West Germany, July-August, 1971
  • French, Institut Catholique de Parish, Alliance Francaise, Paris, France, July-August 1972

Ministry

  • 1975-1977- Professor, Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
  • 1977-1978- Parish Priest, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte
  • 1978- Professor, Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
  • 1978-1983- Parish Priest, Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte
  • 1982-1985- District Superior, SVD Surigao District, Surigao del Norte
  • 1983-1985- Diocesan Pastoral Coordinator, Arnoldus Pastoral Office, Diocese of Surigao
  • 1985-1987

a. Vice-Provincial Superior of the Southern Province of the SVD

b. Vice-Rector, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City

c. Branch Manager, Catholic Trade, Cebu, Inc., Davao City Branch

  • 1985-1988- Professor, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City
  • 1985-1989- Founder and Director of Paul VI Biblical Center for Mindanao, Davao City
  • 1988- (Aug-Dec)Participant at the Internal Renewal Course of the SVD, Nemi, Rome, Italy
  • 1989- Lecturer of the Verbum Dei Pastoral-Biblical Course, Nemi, Rome, Italy
  • 1990-1994

a. Parish Priest, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte

b. Second Episcopal Vicar of Siargao, Diocese of Surigao

  • 1991- (Jan-Feb)Participant of the Second Plenary Council of Phils.
  • 1994- (Jun-Jul)Delegate to the 14th General Chapter of the SVD, Nemi, Rome, Italy
  • August 24, 1994-Elected Provincial Superior of the Southern Province of the SVD
  • January 30, 1996- Elected as Provincial Superior of the same Province for the "triennium" 1996-1999
  • July 3, 1997- Publicly announced as Bishop of the Diocese of Romblon

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