PROFILE: Bishop Mel Rey Uy
04 March 2020
Bishop Mel Rey M. Uy was born in San Agustin, Romblon, on 6 January 1968. He studied philosophy at the San Pius X Seminary of Roxas, Capiz, and theology at the St. Thomas University in Manila, where he obtained a Master's degree in philosophy.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Romblon on 24 May 1994.

He subsequently held the offices of spiritual director of the San Lorenzo Seminary, Romblon (1995-1996); director of the Holy Rosary Academy in San Agustin, Romblon (1995-2000); teacher at the San Lorenzo Seminary, and pastor of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Carmen, San Agustin (1998-2004); pastor of the St. Antonio de Padua parish in Agnipa, Romblon, and diocesan chancellor (2004-2009). Since 1999 he has served as director of the Diocesan Commission on Liturgy, and since 2010, diocesan bursar, and director of the Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat and of a Base Community.

Previous Ordinaries:
Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez (13 Sep 2003 Succeeded - 29 Jul 2017 Retired)
Bishop Profugo Ruben T. (1982-2003)
Ruben T. Profugo (1982 - 2003 Resigned)
José Tomás Sánchez (1976 - 1982, Appointed Archbishop of Nueva Segovia)
Alfredo Maria Obviar y Aranda (1959 - 1976 Retired)

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