Bishop Joel “Bong” Baylon

His Excellency


Birth: January 29, 1954
Place of Birth: Milaor, Camarines Sur
Sacerdotal Ordination: October 18, 1978
Episcopal Ordination: March 25, 1998 – St. Gregory the Great Cathedral


* Grade School
St. Peter’s Academy
* Polangui, Albay, 1959-1965 High School
St. Gregory the Great Seminary
Panal, Tabaco, Albay, 1966-1970
* CollegeVianney Hall (Formation Residence)
Cathedral Rectory, Legazpi City, 1970-1975
* Divine Word College (Studies)
Legazpi City
* TheologateTahanan ng Mabuting Pastol (Formation Residence)
Tagaytay City
* Divine Word Seminary (Studies)
Tagaytay City, 1975-1979
* Further Studies:Duquesne University
Pittsburg, PA, USA, 1983-1985
Earning an MA Degree in Formative Spirituality


* 1979-1983- Professor-Spiritual Director, St. Gregory the Great Seminary Panal, Tabaco, Albay
* 1985-1988- Spiritual Director, Holy Rosary Major Seminary Concepcion Heights, Naga City
* 1988-1990- Assistant Secretary General, CBCP, Intramuros, Manila
* 1991-1995- Secretary to the Nuncio, Apostolic Nunciature, Taft Avenue, Manila
* June 24, 1994- Investiture as Monsignor (Papal Chaplain)
* 1995
* Pastor, St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Bigaa, Legazpi City
* Diocesan Family Life Commission Director, Diocese of Legazpi
* Bethlehem Inter-Diocesan Pastoral Center Director, Sogod, Bacacay, Albay
* Diocesan BEC Commission Chairman, Diocese of Legazpi


  1. I’m from Albay, too (Ligao City), though I’ve been away for aomslt 3yrs now. Volcanic ashfall can already affect the crops. Let’s pray for a peaceful Mayon this Christmas!glad to be back for so long! Here’s have a great week!