The Most Reverend
Ricardo Lingan Baccay
|Archbishop of Tuguegarao|
|Appointed||October 18, 2019|
|Ordination||April 10, 1987|
by Diosdado Aenlle Talamayan
|Consecration||April 10, 2007|
by Fernando Filoni
|Born||April 3, 1961|
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Alaminos (2016-2019)
Auxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao (2007-2016)Titular Bishop of Gabala (2007-2016)
|Motto||Pater Benignus ad Omnes|
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Ricardo Lingan Baccay was born in Tuguegarao on April 3, 1961. Finishing his secondary studies in San Jacinto Seminary, his courses in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Santo Tomas, his Masters at the Lyceum of Aparri and his Doctorate in Educational Management from the University of Manila, he was ordained a priest on April 10, 1987 by Diosdado Aenlle Talamayan.
On February 3, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao and Titular Bishop of Gabala. He was consecrated bishop on April 10, 2007 by Fernando Filoni, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. Co-consecrators were Diosdado Aenlle Talamayan, Archbishop of Tuguegarao ; and Sergio Lasam Utleg, Bishop of Laoag.
On February 20, 2016, Pope Francis appointed him as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Alaminos in Pangasinan. After three years, on October 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him as the Fourth Archbishop of Tuguegarao in Cagayan following the resignation of Archbishop Sergio Utleg and returning him to the Ecclesiastical Province of Tuguegarao.