Catholic Priest

Rubin Abaya

Ordained: < 1977

Rubin Abaya was one of seven priests sued in a civil suit filed by a 16 year-old girl after the priests allegedly sexually abused her over the course of several years at St. Philomena in Carson, CA.  One of the priests impregnated the young woman, after which, she was secreted away to the Phillipines.  After the suits were filed, all seven priests fled the country with support from the Archdiocese.  The other priests included Santiago (Henry) Tamayo, Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces.

Father Abaya's Assignments

Our Lady Help of ChristiansEast Orange, NJ1977..1978
Holy Cross Rumson, NJ1978..1980
Holy RosaryRumson, NJ 1978..1980
St. PhilomenaCarson, CAApril 1980
St. Mary'sPerth Amboy, NJ1980..1983