Fr. Andy came to the Diocese of San Jose in 1999 after finishing his Doctorate in Canon Law (JCD) at the University of Navarre in Pamplona, Spain. It is also in the same university where he finished his Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) and his Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL).
Born and raised in the Philippines, Fr. Andy taught Philosophy at the Manila Central University in Manila before he entered San Jose Seminary at the Ateneo de Manila University for his first two years of studies in Theology. He was later sent to Pamplona, Spain at the Colegio Eclesiastico Internacional Bidasoa, an International Seminary. Ordained on June 14, 1992 at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican by Pope and now Saint John Paul II.
Fr. Andy started his ministry at the Tribunal first as Defender of the Bond and later as Judge. In 2005, he was made Pastor of Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Santa Clara, California. In 2008, he was appointed Judicial Vicar in a concurrent capacity and later worked full time at the Tribunal in 1999.
Fr. Andy enjoys travelling as shown from the numerous trips he has organized for friends and parishioners in many parts of Europe. On his wish list is a long road trip to the United States of America visiting national parks and monuments.