Birth. September 18, 1906, Calbayog, Philippines.
Education. Seminary of Calbayog, Calbayog.
Priesthood. Ordained, June 2, 1929, Calbayog. Pastoral work in
diocese of Calboyog, 1929-1946.
Episcopate. Elected bishop of Tagbilaran, June 29, 1946. Consecrated,
September 21, 1946, Palo, by Guglielmo Piani, titular archbishop of Nicosia, apostolic delegate in the Philippines. Promoted
to metropolitan see of Cebu, December 17, 1949. Attended II Vatican Council, 1962-1965. President of Episcopal Conference
Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest, April 28, 1969; received
red biretta and title of Sacro Cuore di Gesł a Vitinia, April 30, 1969. Attended III Ordinary Assembly of World Synod of Bishops,
Vatican City, September 27-October 26, 1974. Participated in conclave of August 25-26, 1978. Participated in the conclave
of October 14-16, 1978. Attended I Plenary Assembly of Sacred College of Cardinals, Vatican City, November 5-9, 1979. Resigned
pastoral government of archdiocese, August 24, 1982.
Death. June 2, 1983, Cebu. Buried, metropolitan cathedral,