Knights of Columbus seminarian-scholar ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood

LAST JUNE 7, 2017 the community of St. Augustine Parish in Cuyo, Palawan join Rev. Fr. Philip Jerold Francia Tan as he pledges his vow of celibacy with Most Rev. Edgardo S. Juanich, DD, Apostolic Vicar of Taytay as the ordaining minister. Fr. Philip was born on May 6, 1987 to Mr. Jose Jerry (+) and Mrs. Vilma Tan of Tenga-Tenga, Cuyo, Palawan. He began his seminary life in 2005 when he entered the Seminario de San Jose in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan for his Philosophical Studies. Thereafter, the seminary formators recommended that he continue pursuing his priestly formation at the Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol and his academics at Divine Word School of Theology both located in Tagaytay City. In 2010, he was selected as one of the scholars of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Willmann Charities, Inc. for a five-year scholarship grant in Theology. He finished his studies in March 2015 and immediately begun his Pre-deaconal program. Bishop Juanich ordained him to the Sacred Order of Deacons on November 9, 2016, the feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran, at the St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Taytay, Palawan. (DSOrtiguerra)

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