Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, D.D.

Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, D.D.

Bishop of Sorsogon

PERSONAL

Birth: April 1, 1944
Place of Birth: Loboc, Bohol
First Profession: 1964
Sacerdotal Ordination: November 28, 1970 – Luneta Park, Manila
Episcopal Ordination: August 21, 1997 – Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

 

EDUCATION

* Elementary
Loboc Central Elementary School
* Loboc, Bohol, 1950-1956 High School
Christ the King Mission Seminary
Quezon City, 1956-1960
* College
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Christ the King Mission Seminary
Quezon City, 1960-1962
* 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
* Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1964-1965
Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
* Master of Arts in Philosophy, 1965-1966
Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
* Regency (Practice Teaching), 1966-1967
St. Augustine’s Minor Seminary, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
* Theology, 1967-1971
Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City
* Post Graduate Studies:Licentiate in Sacred Theology
Pontifical Gregorian University
Rome, Italy, 1971-1973
* Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures
Pontifical Biblical Insitute
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
* Vice-Provincial Superior of the Southern Province of the SVD
* Vice-Rector, St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary, Davao City
* 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
* Parish Priest, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte
* 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
* Aug. 24, 1994 – Elected Provincial Superior of the Southern Province of the SVD
* Jan. 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
* July 25, 2002 – Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Sorsogon
* April 16, 2003 – Canonically designated fourth Bishop of Sorsogon