Crisostomo Yalung

The Most Reverend
Crisostomo Yalung
Bishop Emeritus of Antipolo
See Antipolo
In office December 2001 - October 2002
Predecessor Most Rev. Protacio G. Gungon
Successor Most Rev. Gabriel Reyes
Personal details
Born 1953
Angeles City, Pampanga
Denomination Roman Catholic

Crisostomo Yalung (born 3 December 1953) is a former Roman Catholic Bishop from the Philippines. He is the second bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo, serving from October 2001 to October 2002.[1]

Born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Yalung studied philosophy and theology at San Carlos Seminary. He holds a licentiate in Sacred Scriptures from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of San Fernando on 23 June 1979.

Among Yalung's pastoral assignments were being assistant parish priest in Balibago, Angeles City (1979-1980) and formator at Mother of Good Counsel Seminary in San Fernando City, Pampanga (1987-1989). He served as Vice-Rector of the Lorenzo Mission Institute (1989-1991) and as Rector of San Carlos Seminary (1991-1994). He was made Papal Chaplain for the Archdiocese of Manila in 1991.

Pope John Paul II named him auxiliary bishop of Manila in 1994. Fondly known as Bishop Tom, he headed the Ecclesiastical District of Makati. Concurrently, he served as Parish Priest and Rector of the National Shrine and Parish of the Sacred Heart in San Antonio Village, Makati City from 1999 to 2001.

On October 18, 2001, he was named to succeed Most Rev. Protacio Gungon as Bishop of Antipolo. He was installed on December 3 of that year. His tenure as bishop was marked by the major renovation of the Cathedral of Antipolo, under the rectorship of Rev. Fr. Enrico Salazar, the inauguration of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Seminary, and the preparation of the diocese for the upcoming establishment of the neighboring Diocese of Pasig. Around more than 10 parishes (and quasi-parishes) were established during his episcopacy.

However, his term was interrupted when scandal broke out in October 2002, which prompted him to resign.[2]

After his resignation, the Vatican named Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D., former Auxiliary Bishop of Manila (now Bishop of Parañaque) to become the diocese's erstwhile apostolic administrator, pending the appointment of a new bishop, which came on December 7, 2002 with Kalibo Bishop Gabriel V. Reyes' designation as third bishop of Antipolo.


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