Bishop Patricio Buzon, SDB, (Salesian Society of St. John Bosco/Salesians) was born March 14, 1950, in Cebu City, central Philippines, where he finished elementary education at the Asilo de la Milagrosa school. He entered the Don Bosco Academy High School in San Fernando, Pampanga, and later the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila where he got his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education, majoring in Electricity. He completed his Bachelor of Sacred Theology in the same university.
His first religious profession in the Salesian order was on June 29, 1967, and his perpetual profession was on May 24, 1973. A year after his priestly ordination on Dec. 8, 1976, he became the spiritual moderator of Don Bosco Missionary Seminary in Talisay, Cebu (1977-1982) and later served as its rector (1982-1988). He was also rector of Don Bosco Technical High School in Punta Princesa, Cebu (1988-1992).
For five years from 1992, he was the vice-provincial of the province. Afterwards, he served as provincial of the Salesians' Mary Help of Christians Province-South. He was ordained as a bishop on Feb. 19, 2003 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Punta Princesa.
On March 12, 2003 he was installed as the second bishop of the Diocese of Kabankalan. After 13 years as prelate of Kabankalan, he was appointed as the sixth shepherd of the Diocese of Bacolod on May 24, 2016. He was installed at the San Sebastian cathedral last August 9, 2016.
Left Upper Portion: On dexter chief (gold), a Cross argent (silver) with two crossed arrows in gules (red), symbols of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian and Titular of both the Diocese and Cathedral of Bacolod.
Left Lower Portion: On a field of azure (blue) at base, the cathedral of Bacolod on a hill terrain – hence, the name Bacolod and a sugarcane stalk with vegetation to depict the major industry of Negros Occidental
Right Half Top: The green shamrock is the symbol which St. Patrick, patron of Ireland and namesake of the bishop, used to teach about the Trinity, the source of every communion (NMI, 42)
Right Half Middle: The acronym MAC stands for Maria Auxilium Christianorum (Mary Help of Christians), Patroness the Salesian Society to which the bishop belongs; to her he entrusts his life and ministry.
Right Half Bottom: The Cross of Magellan is a landmark of Cebu, the birthplace of the bishop.
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