Fr. Joseph was born in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Philippines. Fr. Joe has a degree in Philosophy at St. Camillus College Seminary, Marikina and earned a degree in Theology at the Pontifical University of Urbania, Rome. Fr. Joe professed his vows as a Cleric Regular of St. Paul (Barnabite) on May 31, 1999. He was ordained May 29, 2004 in Manila, where he did post graduate studies at Loyola school of Theology, which he continued at Regis College Toronto University, Canada. Fr. Joe began serving the Our Lady of the Rosary Parish as an Associate Pastor in January of 2007 and had been Pastor since January 11, 2011.