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Dumaguete City, Philippines Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Diocese mourns death of priest

The Diocese of Dumaguete is mourning the death of Rev. Fr. Victor Ablir Fontejon, who passed away early yesterday morning due to a lingering illness. He was 66.

He was born Dec. 28, 1949 to Santiago and Edilberta Fontejon, and is from Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

Fontejon completed his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at San Carlos Seminary College, Cebu, and his Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Theology at the Seminario Mayor de San Carlos in Mabolo, Cebu City.

He was ordained a priest on April 7, 1976 by Most Rev. Epifanio Surban, at the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in Dumaguete City.

He served in the Diocese of Dumaguete in various capacities, like assistant parish priest in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental; parish priest of the Santo Niño Parish in Jimalalud, Negros Oriental; Sto. Niño parish priest in Mabinay, Negros Oriental; St. Francis of Assisi parish priest in Siquijor, Siquijor; school director of the Assisi High School in Siquijor, Siquijor; and a member of the Presbyteral Council.

His body now lies in state at the Marian Priests' Center, Cathedral Compound in Dumaguete City until July 23, then after a mass at the Cathedral, his body will be brought home to his family's residence in Sibulan.

His remains will be brought to St. Anthony of Padua Parish Church, Sibulan, for an overnight vigil until July 28, where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., followed by the burial.*JFP



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