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List of papally-invested Protonotaries-Apostolic (highest rank of Monsignor) in the Philippines.  (*SOURCE: Acta Apostolicae Sedis)

INDICATED HEREWITH are the ff.

a) date of appointment (prior to investiture)

b) diocese where the candidate was invested

Oct. 7, 1950

(Archdiocese of Jaro)

  • Msgr. Antonio Frondosa (became Archbishop of Capiz)

Feb. 10, 1951

(Diocese of Caceres)

  • Msgr. Porfirio Ramin

July 15, 1951

(Diocese of Palo)

  • Msgr. Cipriano Urgel (became Archbishop of Palo)

July 16, 1951

(Diocese of Lipa)

  • Msgr. Domingo Librea

Nov. 22, 1951

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Jose Jovellanos (Vicar-General of Manila and parish priest of Tondo from 1919 to 1972)

Nov. 18, 1952

(Diocese of Palo)

  • Msgr. Lesmes Ma. Ricalde

Dec. 13, 1955

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Narciso Gatpayad

Jan. 19, 1956

(Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia)

  • Msgr. Daniel Cortez

Apr. 9, 1960

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Vicente Fernandez

Oct. 12, 1964

(Diocese of Borongan)

  • Msgr. Simeon Desoloc

Feb. 2, 1966

(Diocese of Laoag)

  • Msgr. Ignacio Cordero

June 14, 1969

(Archdiocese of Cebu)

  • Msgr. Esteban Montecillo

Feb. 14, 1970

(Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia)

  • Msgr. Cosme Fang

(Archdiocese of Jaro)

  • Msgr. Melicio Fegarido

July 16, 1970

(Diocese of Cabanatuan)

  • Msgr. Pacifico B. Araullo

Oct. 2, 1971

(Archdiocese of Jaro)

  • Msgr. Ciceron Tumbocon (became Bishop of Cabanatuan)

June 20, 1974

(Diocese of Borongan)

  • Msgr. Angel Hobayan (became Bishop of Catarman)
  • Msgr. Jose Ma. Ricalde

Nov. 20, 1974

(Diocese of Cabanatuan)

  • Msgr. Paterno E. Bernabe

Sept. 25, 1974

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Benjamin Mariño
  • Msgr. Fernando Mempin (first parish priest of Palanan, Makati City)

Apr. 18, 1975

(Diocese of Malolos)

  • Msgr. Angel Pengson

July 24, 1975

(Archdiocese of Cebu)

  • Msgr. Pedro Dean (became Archbishop of Palo)

Aug. 22, 1975

(Diocese of Calbayog)

  • Msgr. Maximiano Cruz (became Bishop of Calbayog)

Jan. 22, 1977

(Diocese of Tarlac)

  • Msgr. Santiago Blanco

Sept. 17, 1977

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Jose Abriol (parish priest of Quiapo from 1976 to 1993 and Vicar-General of Manila from 1965 to 2003)

Dec. 23, 1977

(Diocese of Balanga)

  • Msgr. Emiliano Santos

Feb. 23, 1978

(Diocese of Sorsogon)

  • Msgr. Florencio C. Yllana

 Apr. 8, 1978

(Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan)

  • Msgr. Leon Bitanga

 Nov. 16, 1978

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Justino Ortiz (first Filipino rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary)

Apr. 7, 1979

(Diocese of Tagbilaran)

  • Msgr. Pelagio J. Dompor

 Mar. 28, 1980

(Diocese of Malolos)

  • Msgr. Jose Aguinaldo
  • Msgr. Virgilio Soriano

 May 29, 1981

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Alfredo Reyes (parish priest of Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish in Quezon City from 1961 to 1989)

June 17, 1981

(Diocese of Maasin)

  • Msgr. Luis D. Caintic

 June 24, 1981

(Diocese of Legazpi)

  • Msgr. Juan C. Cleofe

 May 4, 1982

(Diocese of Cabanatuan)

  • Msgr. Florentino Cinense (became Bishop of Tarlac)

 July 8, 1982

(Archdiocese of Caceres)

  • Msgr. Alfredo C. Yllana

Aug. 13, 1982

(Diocese of Daet)

  • Msgr. Salvador Naz

Jan. 26, 1983

(Diocese of Tarlac)

  • Msgr. Eleuterio Itliong
  • Msgr. Orlando J. Panlican

May 9, 1984

(Diocese of Lucena)

  • Msgr. Gregorio P. Salvatus

Aug. 11, 1984

(Diocese of Virac)

  • Msgr. Honesto Sarmiento

Sept. 24, 1984

(Diocese of Antipolo)

  • Msgr. Jose B. Cruz (first Vicar-General of Antipolo and parish priest of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina 1965-1986)

July 22, 1985

(Archdiocese of Cebu)

  • Msgr. Santos M. Dela Serna

Oct. 12, 1985

(Diocese of Legazpi)

  • Msgr. Ralph C. Salazar

 Mar. 3, 1987

(Archdiocese of Palo)

  • Msgr. Estanislao A. Abarca

Dec. 13, 1988

(Diocese of Calbayog)

  • Msgr. Basilio R. Rosales

Dec. 17, 1988

(Diocese of Masbate)

  • Msgr. Anacleto Golimlim (first Vicar-General of Masbate)

Feb. 9, 1989

(Diocese of Sorsogon)

  • Msgr. Eladio Palcis

Apr. 24, 1989

(Archdiocese of Capiz)

  • Msgr. Vicente Hilata (Vicar-General of Capiz)

July 4, 1989

(Diocese of Malolos)

  • Msgr. Feliciano M. Palma

Mar. 29, 1990

(Diocese of Bacolod)

  • Msgr. John B. Liu

June 8, 1990

(Archdiocese of Lipa)

  • Msgr. Alfredo A. Madlangbayan

(Archdiocese of Caceres)

  • Msgr. Jaime M. San Andres
  • Msgr. Benjamin R. Reblando

Feb. 25, 1994

(Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro)

  • Msgr. Rodolfo Roa

Sept. 19, 1994

(Diocese of San Pablo)

  • Msgr. Elias Poblete (was Vicar-General of San Pablo)

 Sept. 30, 1994

(Archdiocese of Palo)

  • Msgr. Benjamin Bacierra

 Oct. 22, 1994

(Archdiocese of Tuguegarao)

  • Msgr. Narciso Allag
  • Msgr. Vicente Catral

 Aug. 24, 1996

(Archdiocese of Manila)

  • Msgr. Marcelino Montemayor

 Oct. 29, 1996

(Diocese of Calbayog)

  • Msgr. Bienvenido Chiquillo
  • Msgr. Manuel Cruz

 Nov. 22, 1996

(Archdiocese of Cebu)

  • Msgr. Achilles D. Dakay
  • Msgr. Cayetano M. Gelbolingo (Vicar-General of Cebu)
  • Msgr. Oscar I. Villamor
  • Msgr. Vicente F. Brigoli

 Mar. 20, 1997

(Diocese of Borongan)

  • Msgr. Crescente B. Japzon

 May 21, 1999

(Archdiocese of Tuguegarao)

  • Msgr. Marcelo Bassig

 Apr. 5, 2000

(Diocese of Antipolo)

  • Msgr. Teodoro D. Perez (was parish priest of Rosario, Pasig 1967-1979 and Marikina 1992-2000)

Dec. 30, 2000

(Diocese of Tagbilaran)

  • Msgr. Cirilo Darunday Jr.

Apr. 5, 2001

(Diocese of Sorsogon)

  • Msgr. Francisco Monje

June 14, 2003

(Archdiocese of Jaro)

  • Msgr. Jose Gamboa

June 4, 2007

(Archdiocese of Cebu)

  • Msgr. Adelito Abella
  • Msgr. Roberto Alesna
  • Msgr. Esteban Binghay

June 7, 2008

(Archdiocese of Jaro)

  • Msgr. Higinio Velarde (Vicar-General of Jaro)
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