Bishop’s Profile

Curriculum Vitae of the Bishop of Dipolog


Bishop Severo
Most Rev. Severo Cagatan Caermare, D.D.
Date of Birth: 22 October 1969
Place of Birth: Poblacion, Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte
Parents: Feleciano Alingal Caermare (deceased)
Josefa Cadagdagon Cagatan (deceased)

II. Seminary Formation:
College Cor Jesu Seminary/ Saint Vincent’s College
Dipolog City
A.B. Philosophy
Theology: Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary
Cagayan de Oro City
M.A. in Theology
M.A. in Pastoral Ministry

III. Ordination:
Diaconate: November 1994
Priesthood: April 22, 1996
Saint Anne Parish
Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte
Appointed Second Bishop of Dipolog: July 25, 2014
Ordained Bishop: October 30, 2014
Consecrated Bishop of Dipolog: October 30, 2014

IV. Assignments:
1996-1997 Godod, Zamboanga del Norte, Administrator
1997-2002 Cor Jesu Seminary: Formator, Professor, Vocation Director, Procurator, Spiritual Director, Diocesan Liturgist
2002-2003 Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte, Administrator
2003-2004 Saint Mary’s Theologate Seminary: Formator, Professor, Liturgist
2004-2006 Cor Jesu Seminary: Rector, Professor, Liturgist
2006-2007 Saint Mary’s Theologate Seminary: Formator, Dean of Studies, Professor
2007-2013 Saint Mary’s Theologate Seminary: Rector, Professor
2013 San Antonio de Padua Parish, Gulayon, Dipolog City-Parish Administrator
V. Formation Seminars/Short Courses Attended:
Summer of 1998 Formators Institute of Spirituality
Cebu City, Philippines
Summer of 2003 Special Course on Liturgy
Paul VI Institute of Liturgy
Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines
Summer of 2007 Assisted Intensive Renewal (AIR) for Seminary Formators
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines
Commission on Seminaries
Manila, Philippines
Summer of 2008 XVIII International Course for Seminary
Athenaum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
Rome, Italy



Bishops Emeritus:

First Bishop of the Diocese of Dipolog:
Most Rev. Felix S. Zafra, DD (Deceased)

Second Bishop of the Diocese of Dipolog:
Most Rev. Jose R. Manguiran, DD
Born: Carcar, Cebu City
Birth Date: August 27, 1936
Father’s Name: Canuto Manguiran (Deceased)
Mother’s Name: Rosa Ricare (Deceased)
Nationality: Filipino
Mother Tongue: Cebuano
Other Proficiency: English
Ordination to the Priesthood: December 27, 1966
Episcopal Ordination: May 27, 1987 in Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Ordained Bishop: August 19, 1987
Installed Bishop: September 9, 1987
Educational Attainment:
Elementary: Malaybalay Central School-Malaybalay
High School: San Isidro High School-Malaybalay
College: San Jose de Mindanao Seminary-Cagayan de Oro City
Philosophy: San Carlos Seminary-Makati, Rizal
Theology: San Carlos Seminary-Makati, Rizal
Assignments: Parish Priest for 12 years-Malaybalay
Rector of College of Seminary-Malaybalay
Appointment: Vicar General-Malaybalay
Award and Citations
Department of Science and Technology-3rd Place Region IX


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