Bio-Data of The Most Rev. Precioso Cantillas, SDB, DD

His Excellency Precioso Cantillas, SDB, DD 
Bishop of Maasin


  • Birth: July 3, 1953
    Place of Birth: Naga, Cebu
    Sacerdotal Ordination: December 7, 1979 - Sto. Domingo Church, Quezon City
    Episcopal Ordination: July 12, 1995 - Metropolitan Cathedral of Cebu


  • Elementary
    Langtad Elementary School
  • Langtad, Cebu, 1959-1964 Secondary
    Don Bosco Technical High School
    Cebu City, 1965-1969
  • College
    Don Bosco Seminary College
    Canlubang, Laguna, 1969-1974
    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education
  • Theology 
    University of Sto. Tomas
    Manila, 1976-1980
    Bachelor of Science in Sacred Theology
  • Further Studies
    Technological University of the Philippines
    Ayala Blvd., Manila, 1980-1982
    Masters in Industrial Education (MAIE)


  • 1998 to present- Bishop of Maasin, Southern Leyte
  • 1994 to present- Board Member, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Republic of the Philippines
  • 1995-1998- Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu, Cebu City
  • Parish Priest, San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Cebu City
  • 1992-1995- Rector, Don Bosco Technical High School, Punta Princesa, Cebu City
  • 1992-1995- Provincial Councilor, Don Bosco Philippines Southern Province, Cebu
  • 1991-1995
     President, Philippine Association of Private Technical Institutions, Inc.
     Member, Management Committe, National Science Teaching, Instrumentation Center
  • 1988-1995- Editorial Director, Blue Collar Magazine, Don Bosco Publications
  • 1985-1995- Superintendent, Don Bosco Schools and Training Centers
  • 1991-1992- Rector, Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City
  • 1988-1991- Executive Vice-President, Philippine Assn. of Private Technical Institutions
  • 1987-1991- Vice-Rector, Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City
  • 1985-1990- Director, Industrial Technician Center, Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City
  • 1983-1992- Provincial Councilor, Don Bosco Philippine Province, Manila
  • 1983-1988- Dean of College, Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City
  • 1980-1983- Dean of College and Technical Director, Don Bosco Seminary College, Laguna
  • 1974-1976- Training Director and Machine Shop Supervisor, Don Bosco Seminary College