Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona

Archbishop of Caceres
Archbishop Tirona at the Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Peñafrancia ©Archdiocese of Caceres.jpg
Most Rev. Rolando Tria Tirona, O.C.D., D.D.
Appointed8 September 2012
In office22 November 2012 - Present
PredecessorLeonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P., D.D.
Other post(s)Auxiliary Bishop of Manila
Bishop of Malolos
Prelate of Infanta
Titular Bishop of Vulturaria
Ordination21 April 1974
Consecration29 December 1994
by Jaime Cardinal Sin, D.D.
Personal details
Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona

(1946-07-22)July 22, 1946
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
DenominationRoman Catholic
MottoChristi Sumus
(We Belong to Christ)
Styles of
Rolando Octavus Joven T. Tirona
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop
Ordination history of
Rolando Tirona
Priestly ordination
Date21 April 1974
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorJaime Cardinal Sin, D.D.
Co-consecratorsJulio Labayen, O.C.D., D.D.
Teodoro Buhain Jr., D.D.
Date29 December 1994
PlaceManila Cathedral
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Rolando Tirona as principal consecrator
Rex Andrew C. Alarcon, D.D.19 March 2019

Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D. (born July 22, 1946), is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He is the Archbishop of Caceres in Naga, Philippines.[1] He was appointed to succeed the retiring Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi of Caceres.


Rolando Tirona was born on July 22, 1946 in Kawit, he finished his elementary and secondary education at Centro Escolar University in 1952 and 1958. He completed a degree in political science at San Beda College before he entered San Carlos Seminary in Makati to finish philosophy in 1968.[2] He entered Carmel on August 15, 1964 and solemnly professed vows on February 10, 1968. He was ordained priest on April 21, 1974 in Rome. He was ordained as bishop on December 29, 1994 at the Manila Cathedral.

He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Manila from 1994 to 1996. He was appointed apostolic administrator of Malolos in January 1996 and served as Bishop the Diocese of Malolos from 1996 to 2003. He became the Bishop of Infanta in Quezon province for nine years (2003 – 2012).[3]

Archbishop of Caceres

On September 8, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Tirona to Archbishop of Caceres, replacing the retiring Leonardo Legaspi.[2]

The Archdiocese of Cáceres is a Metropolitan See that comprises the Bicol region, while directly overseeing the third, fourth and fifth congressional districts of Camarines Sur and is centered in Naga. The Archdiocese, having been founded in 1595 in the Royal City of Nueva Caceres (modern-day Naga), is considered one of the oldest in the Philippines with Cebu, Segovia and Manila, and once had jurisdiction that stretched from Samar in the south to Isabela Province in the north. The seat of the Archdiocese is in Pilgrim City of Naga.


  1. ^ "Pope appoints Infanta bishop to Caceres: First Carmelite Prelate in the Archdiocese".
  2. ^ a b Escandor, Juan Jr (9 September 2012). "CamSur has new bishop".
  3. ^ "Rome Appoints Tirona New Archbishop of Caceres". September 10, 2012.
Catholic Church titles Preceded byCirilo R. Almario, Jr., D.D. Bishop of Malolos 1996–2003 Succeeded byJose F. Oliveros, D.D. Preceded byJulio Xavier Labayen Prelate of Infanta 2003–2012 Succeeded byBernardino C. Cortez Preceded byLeonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P., D.D. Archbishop of Caceres November 22, 2012–present Incumbent