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Jesus Balaso Tuquib (June 27, 1930 – August 1, 2019) was a Filipino archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines. Tuquib first assumed episcopal office as Bishop of the Diocese of Pagadian.[1]

Jesus B. Tuquib

Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro
ProvinceEcclesiastical Province of Cagayan de Oro
SeeCagayan de Oro
Installed5 January 1988
Term ended4 March 2006
PredecessorPatrick H. Cronin, S.S.C.M.E.
SuccessorAntonio J. Ledesma, S.J.
Ordination14 March 1959 (as priest)
Consecration29 May 1973
Personal details
Birth nameJesus Balaso Tuquib
Born(1930-06-27)June 27, 1930
Clarin, Bohol, Philippine Islands
Died1 August 2019(2019-08-01) (aged 89)
Cagayan de Oro City
BuriedSaint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, Cagayan de Oro
DenominationRoman Catholicism
Previous postArchbishop of Cagayan de Oro (1988–2006)
Coadjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro (1984–1988)
Bishop of Pagadian(1973–1984)
EducationSan Carlos Minor Seminary
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
Motto"Diligamus nos invicem" (Let us love one another)



Styles of
Jesus B. Tuquib
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Born Jesus Balaso Tuquib on June 27, 1930 in Clarin, Bohol, Philippines. He was ordained priest on March 14, 1959.[2]

Tuquib attended the San Carlos Minor Seminary in Argao, Cebu, Philippines. He attained his degree in theology from the San Carlos Major Seminary in Mabolo, Cebu, Philippines. In 1964, he graduated with a degree in secondary education. By 1967, he completed his doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Santo Tomas.[3]



As priest, Tuquib spent most of his pastoral work in parishes. He also lectured in seminaries.[3]

Position Term of Office Organization
Assistant Priest 1959 Tubigon, Bohol
Professor 1959-1960 Sacred Heart Seminary in Bacolod City
Prefect of Discipline
Spiritual Director
1960-1965 Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Tagbiliran, Bohol
Chancellor 1967-1972 Diocese of Dipolog
Administrator 1990-1997 Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in Dipolog City


Pope Paul VI appointed Tuquib to be the Bishop of the Diocese of Pagadian on February 24, 1973.[3][2] During his reign as Bishop of Pagadian, the Diocese of Pagadian took over the administration and control of the schools of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, including Saint Columban College.[4] The transfer started what is now known as the Diocesan Schools Group of Pagadian, the network of sixteen schools under the control of the Bishop of Pagadian.

Eleven years later, Pope John Paul II appointed him as the Coadjutor Archbishop to Archbishop Patrick Cronin of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.[2] Upon Cronin's retirement, Tuquib succeeded as Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. On March 3, 2006, he retired and consequently became the Archbishop Emeritus.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Pagadian". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  2. ^ a b c "Archbishop Jesus B. Tuquib, DD, STD". UCAN Directory: Database of Dioceses in Asia. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  3. ^ a b c "MOST REV. JESUS B. TUQUIB, D.D." Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  4. ^ "History". Saint Columban College. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  5. ^ "Archbishop Jesus Balaso Tuquib". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  6. ^ "Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Patrick Cronin
Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro
Succeeded by
Antonio Ledesma
New creation Bishop of Pagadian
Succeeded by
Most Rev. Antonio R Tobias, D.D.