Laoag-born Archbishop Quevedo appointed Cardinal

quevedo6LAOAG CITY–Who is Apo Quevedo? According to website of CBCP, the Cardinal –elect Orlando Beltran Quevedo was born March 11, 1939, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. His parents were from Sarrat town.

In 1945-47, he attended grades 1 to 3 in Laoag Shamrock school. Then he transferred to Marbel Central Elementary School in South Cotabato where he finished his elementary education.

On January 12, 2014, Pope Francis named him as one of the 19 new cardinals of the Catholic church. He will be proclimed a cardinal on February 22, 2014.

He was ordained a priest of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on June 5, 1964.

That same year, he was assigned assistant parish priest of Cotabato Cathedral.
Church leaders in Ilocos Norte are elated over Quevedo’s appointment. (Theo S. Guiang)