The Holy Father accepted the resignation of Msgr. Florentino F. Cinense, from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Tarlac (Philippines) in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Enrique V. Macaraeg, of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, the new Bishop of the said diocese.
Currently Fr. Enrique was the parish priest of Saint Ildefonse parish, Malasiqui, Pangasinan. Msgr. Enrique V. Macaraeg was born in Manila on December 28, 1955. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at the ‘University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary in Manila and achieved a Masters degree in Arts in Oriental Religions and Cultures.
After he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan in May 1979, he served the diocese as the dean of seminarians at the San Pablo Seminary, Baguio City, resident priest at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Quezon City, Parish priest in Mangaldan, Pangasinan in Lingayen Pangasinan and Santa Barbara. He was the Director of Santo Tomas School, Mangaldan, a professor and then the dean of studies at the Philosophy Seminary in Dagupan City. He was also the Director at St. John Cathedral School in dagupan City, at the Catholic School of malasiqui and then at St. Charles Academy. Later he served as the Diocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies and Zonal Vicar of the Vicariate. Since 1998 he was the Director of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Clergy until in 2005 he was appointed the pastor of St. Ildephonse parish in Malasiqui, Pangasinan