His Excellency Bishop José Romeo Orquejo Lazo, who has been serving as the Bishop of the Diocese of San José de Antique, is appointed as the new Archbishop for Jaro, the Philippines by His Holiness Pope Francis. His Grace Bishop José Romeo Orquejo Lazo will be succeeding His Excellency Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo.

His Grace Bishop Lazo was ordained a priest in 1975 and after his ordination, he pursued higher studies at the East Asian Pastoral Institute, Quezon City, and the Institute of Pastoral Theology in Berkely in the United States. In 2003 Bishop Lazo was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Kalibo and was ordained bishop on 29 December.

His Excellency Lazo is currently vice chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Clergy and a member of the Episcopal Commission on vocations for the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines.