CDO Archbishop Emeritus Jesus Tuquib dies at 89

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Aug) – Archbishop Emeritus Jesus Tuquib of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro died late Thursday afternoon after a long, lingering illness.

Archbishop Emeritus Jesus Tuquib. Photo from CBCP Online

Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma said Tuquib “passed away quietly at 5:30 p.m.” at the Maria Reyna – Xavier University Hospital.

He said Tuquib served as archbishop of Cagayan de Oro for 18 years, from 1988 to 2006. Tuquib retired on March 4, 2006.

As archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Tuquib led a successful protest action against the opening of a gambling casino in a local hotel here.

He was born on June 27, 1930 in Clarin, Bohol.

Tuquib was ordained as bishop of Pagadian on May 29, 1973 until 1984, when he was named as Co-Adjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.

The archbishop’s body will be available for public viewing at the St. Augustine Cathedral starting Friday morning, according to Fr. Coke Prieto.

Archbishop Ledesma said funeral details will be announced later. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)