José A. Cabantan
|Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro|
|Province||Ecclesiastical Province of Cagayan de Oro|
|See||Cagayan de Oro|
|Installed||28 August 2020|
|Predecessor||Antonio Ledesma, S.J.|
|Ordination||30 April 1990|
|Consecration||30 April 2010|
by Edward Joseph Adams
|Birth name||José Araneta Cabantan|
|Born||June 19, 1957|
Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Malaybalay|
|Motto||Spe Salvi Facti Sumus (In hope we were saved)|
|Coat of arms|
José A. Cabantan
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
José Araneta Cabantan (born June 19, 1957) is a Filipino Roman Catholic clergyman who is currently the Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines.
José Araneta Cabantan was born in Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, on June 19, 1957. He completed his secondary education at Saint John the Baptist High School in Lagonglong. He subsequently received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Cebu Institute of Technology in Cebu City, his Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry from St. John Vianney Theological seminary in Cagayan de Oro, and his Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Loyola School of Theology in Manila.
He was ordained a priest on April 30, 1990 in Lagonglong for the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.
After a year as associate pastor at the Cathedral, he was, from 1991 to 1995, Administrator of the San Roque parish of Catarman, Camaguin. From 1995 to 1997 he was Dean of Studies at the San Jose de Mindanao Seminary in Cagayan de Oro. After three years of study at the Loyola School of Theology and one year as Director of the San Jose Seminary in Quezon City, he was, from 2000 to 2007, formator at the St.John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro. From 2007 to 2010 he was pastor of the Medalla Milagrosa parish in Cagayan de Oro.
He was elected Bishop of Malaybalay on February 18, 2010 after the Retirement of his Predecessor the Most Rev. Honesto C. Pacana, and was consecrated on April 30 by His Excellency Most Rev. Edward Adams, D.D., then Apostolic Nuncio to the PH.
Within the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines, Bishop Cabantan serves as President of the Episcopal Commission for Basic Communities.
On June 23, 2020, Pope Francis appointed him as the fifth Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro after the Retirement of his Predecessor the Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma and he was canonically installed on August 28, 2020.