About the Bishop
Bishop Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara was born in Manila last October 23, 1962. He finished his studies at the Ateneo de Manila High School, B.S. Management Engineering and Masters in Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University. He finished his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Loyola School of Theology and Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the University of Santo Tomas.After his ordination to the priesthood last March 24, 1990 for the Archdiocese of Manila at the end of 1994, he became Dean of Studies and Professor of Philosophy of the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary, EDSA, Guadalupe, Makati City. He also served as parochial vicar of the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle.
From 1994 to 2001, he became Rector of the same Seminary and at the same time, a member of the Presbyteral Council and head Chaplain of associations. He became Parish Priest at the Santa Rita de Cascia Parish, Philamlife Homes, Quezon City from 2001 to 2004, President of Radio Veritas Global Broadcasting System in 2002, and Chancellor of the newly established Diocese of Cubao last 2003. In 2004, he was appointed Parish Priest of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.Last Feb. 12, 2005 he was appointed Bishop of San Jose, Nueva Ecija and was consecrated last April 30.He is currently the CBCP President of the Episcopal Commission on Seminaries. (Vatican News Services bulletin no. 00584-01.01)
Bishop Vergara replaces Bishop Emeritus Francisco C. San Diego, D.D. who retired last December 23, 2010, becoming the second Bishop of Pasig.
The meaning of the Coat of Arms:
“Pasce agnos meos”, literally translated as “Feed my lambs” (Jn. 21, 17) – this is our new Bishop’s motto which expressed his faith like that of Peter who was called by Jesus to translate his love for him into action. Bishop Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara officially takes over as the second Bishop of Pasig with the Canonical Installation this June 23, 2011, 3 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Malinao, Pasig.
The symbol on the left side of the shield represents the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija where he served before coming to the Diocese of Pasig. On the right are his personal symbols: the 12 stars symbolizing the Holy Apostles and the Seminary where he received seminary formation, the symbol of Mary as the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of both Archdiocese of Manila and Diocese of Cubao, the meek lamb symbolizing the offering his life as a sacrifice for the people he is called to minister. It is also symbolical of Jesus, the Good Shepherd and the parish in Novaliches where his vocation flourished.
The three symbols on the lower crest represent the saints who molded his vocation – Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Therese of the Child Jesus, and Thomas Aquinas.
Let us pray of our beloved Bishop as he brings light and hope to the flock of the Diocese of Pasig.