Broderick S. Pabillo

Vicar Apostolic-elect of Taytay
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeApostolic Vicariate of Taytay
Appointed29 June 2021
PredecessorEdgardo S. Juanich
Other post(s)
  • Chair, CBCP
  • Commission on the Laity
  • Ex officio Member, Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities
Ordination8 December 1982
by Cardinal Jaime Sin
Consecration19 August 2006
by Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales
Personal details
Born (1955-03-11) 11 March 1955 (age 66)
Victorias, Negros Occidental
Previous post(s)
MottoFides in caritate (Faith In Love)
Coat of arms

Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo, D.D. (Tagalog pronunciation: [pabiʎo]; born 11 March 1955) is Filipino prelate who served as auxiliary bishop of Manila from 2006 to 2021 and apostolic administrator of that archdiocese from February 2020 to June 2021.[1] On 29 June 2021, Pope Francis appointed Pabillo as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay in Palawan.


Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo was born in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on 11 March 1955. He attended secondary school at the "Don Bosco College" in Canlubang. In 1974 he entered the novitiate of the Salesian Congregation of Canlubang, Laguna. He made his perpetual vows on 1 April 1981. He obtained a bachelor's degree in theology at the University of St. Thomas of Manila and a licenciate in sacred scripture at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest by Cardinal Jaime Sin, Archbishop of Manila, on 8 December 1982.[2]

On 24 May 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of Manila and Titular Bishop of Sitifis.[2] He was consecrated bishop on 19 August 2006 by Manila archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales. The co-consecrators were Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Fernando Filoni and Pedro D. Arigo, Apostolic Vicar of Palawan.[3]

On 10 February 2020, with the departure of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle following his appointment as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Pabillo was appointed by Pope Francis as the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila.[4][5] He held that until 24 June 2021, when Cardinal Jose Advincula was installed as Tagle's successor.

On 23 July 2020, Pabillo disclosed that he tested positive for COVID-19, following the release of the result of his RT-PCR test. He was an asymptomatic carrier.[6][7] He recovered from the disease as he was tested negative in August.[8]

On 29 June 2021, Pope Francis appointed him as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay.[9] The date of his Canonical lnstallation is on August 19 on his 15th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary.


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Broderick Suncuaco Pabillo". Retrieved 16 June 2018.self-published
  2. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 24.05.2006" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 24 May 2006. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Auxiliary Bishop (Apostolic Administrator) Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo". UCA News. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  4. ^ Patinio, Ferdinand (11 February 2020). "Pabillo named apostolic administrator of Manila archdiocese". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Pope names critic of war on drugs to administer Manila Archdiocese". National Catholic Reporter. Catholic News Service. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  6. ^ "BREAKING: Manila bishop Pabillo tests positive for coronavirus". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Top Manila prelate Bishop Pabillo tests positive for COVID-19". ABS-CBN News. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  8. ^ Hallare, Katrina (2 August 2020). "Manila Bishop Pabillo says he is now COVID-19 free". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  9. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 29.06.2021" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 29 June 2021. Retrieved 29 June 2021.