Birthdate: March 28, 1946

Birthplace: Tubungan, Iloilo, The Philippines

Parents: Conrado Peņas Sabio and Felicisima Tadeo Taco-Sabio

Offsprings: Maria Fe; Lourdes; Angelica (Sr. Fidelis, PBVM); Ramon; Nenita; Salvador; Raymundo; Generoso; John and Marcos.

Present Address: The Apostleship of the Sea, 104 Catholic Center, #3 Tapdong, Chung-gu, Inchon, KOREA 400-090

Permanent Address: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, #22 Gilmore Ave. (cor. 4th St., New Manila, Quezon City, The Philippines


Educational Attainment/Formation:

March, 1963          Secondary School Graduation (Sacred Heart Mission Seminary, Lawaan, isay, Cebu)

June, 1966            Religious Profession (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Valladolid, Carcar, Cebu)

March, 1968          A.B. Philosophy Graduation (Ateneo de Manila University,  Quezon City, Metro Manila)

Decem.1971          Sacerdotal Ordination in Bacolod City by Most Rev. Antonio Fortich, D.D. (Bishop of 


March, 1972           Theological Studies Completion (Ateneo de Manila University/LST)

March, 1976           M.A. in Theological Studies (Ateneo de Manila University/LST)

Jan. 9, 1978           M.A. in Spirituality (Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois)

1978 -1983             Post Masteral Courses (Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago; Catholic 

Theological Union in Chicago; Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City,  Metro-Manila)



1972 - 1973           Teacher/Treasurer (Sacred Heart Mission Seminary, Cebu)


1973 - 1976            Director (MSC Formation Center, Cebu City) Lecturer (St. Theresa's College

                             and University of San Carlos, Cebu City)

1976 - 1977            Parishpriest of Cordova Parish, Cebu Archdiocese

1977 - 1978            Chaplain (Filipino Community at Queen of Angels Parish in  Chicago)

1979 - 1985            Novice Master (M.S.C. Chevalier Novitiate, Quezon City)

1980 - 1982            Chairman. (Novice Masters' Association of the Philippines)

1982 - 1985            Lecturer (Ateneo de Manila University; Maryhill School of  Theology in Quezon

                             City; San Carlos Archdiocesan Major Seminary in Guadalupe, Metro Manila)
1983 - 1986            Member: Board of Trustees (Communication Foundation for Asia,  Metro


1986 (May)             Arrived in Seoul, Korea to join the MSC Mission Team.

1986 - 1988            Director (M.S.C. Formation House, Seoul, Korea)

1987 - 1999            Wrote several shorts articles for Korea Herald, Korea Times and  Asiaweek

1988/Nov-Dec.       Fund-raising trip for the Phil. MSC Novitiate Reconstruction to the Netherlands,

                             Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

1989 - 1991            Assistant Priest (Pomil-dong Parish, Pusan Diocese, Korea)

1991 - now             Chaplain: (Apostolatus Maris/Inchon Seaport; Inchon Catholic International

                             Community; Harbor Workers' Apostolate). Diocese of  Inchon.

1992 - now             Editor: Sea-Land Star (Inchon Cath. Int'l Community Newsletter)

1992 - 1993            Member: (Preparatory Commission for the MSC 1993 General  Chapter, Rome,


1992 (Oct.)             Facilitator: Group Meetings (Apostolatus Maris Int'l. Convention,  Houston,

                             Texas, USA)

1993 (Dec.)            Labor Adviser. (Designated by R.P. Labor Secretary Nieves Confessor)

1994 (Dec.)            M.S.C. Korea Section Superior

1996 (Aug.)            Representative: MSC Asia-Pacific-Australia (APIA Region)  Convention (Suva,


1997 (July)             Adviser: (Phil. Entertainers' Association in Korea - PEAK)

1998 (Sept.)           Invocation Giver: Vice-Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Meeting  with the

                             Filipino Community Leaders in Seoul

1998 (Dec.)            Recipient: Presidential Award/Citation (Banaag), Malacanang  Palace, Manila

1999 (Feb.)            M.S.C. Korea Region Superior

1999 (June)            Invocation Giver: President Joseph Estrada's Meeting with the Filipinos in Seoul,



1999 (Sept.)           Delegate: M.S.C. 1999 General Chapter, Issoudun, France

2000 (Aug.)            Representative: MSC Asia-Pacific-Australia (APIA Region)  convention

                    (Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia)


Awards/ Citations:

Dec. 12, 1977    Honors' Certificate. (Theology Dept., Loyola Univ. of Chicago)

Dec. 18, 1993        Plaque of Appreciation. (Given by Ambassador Francisco  L.Benedicto for


                             Assistance to Workers, Phil. Embassy, Seoul)

Sept. 26, 1977       Kabalikat ng Mangagawa Award (Given by R.P. Labor Secretary Leonardo A.

                    Quisumbing, Phil. Embassy, Seoul)


Aug. 21, 1998        Certificate of Commendation (Given by Former Vice-President  Salvador H.

                             Laurel, Chairman of the Philippine Centennial Commission)


Dec. 11, 1998        Presidential Award/Citation (Banaag). (Given by President Joseph E. Estrada

                             For assistance rendered to Seafarers and Fil. Workers at the Malacanang 

                             Palace, Manila)


May 2, 2000           Scroll of Recognition. (Given by the Administrator Eleuter N. Gardiner of the

                             Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA, Dept. of  Labor) at the Phil.

                             Embassy, Seoul, Korea)


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