Fr. Percival P. Tayem, OFM, is known as Fr. Percy to his confreres, friends, and parishioners in his native country, the Philippines. He became a full fledged Franciscan in May 2001 and was ordained a priest in August 2003. His interest in the Missions brought him to Sri Lanka where he served both Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups for five years. He returned to the Philippines after his Franciscan Studies in England. At present, he is the pastor of San Jose Tagapagtanggol (St. Joseph the Protector) Parish in Quezon City, at the same time Director of the Development office of the OFM Franciscans in the Philippines.