By: Ethan Janzen C. Cenizal / The Dominican Gazette
Starting this school year, Dominican College of Tarlac (DCT) has a new administrator and a new chaplain, Sr. Ma. Alelee Manianglung Masanque, OP, and Father Anthony George Bergonio, respectively.
According to Immaculate Conception Chapel – Mapalacsiao, our new administrator, Sr. Ma. Alelee Manianglung Masanque, OP was born on January 24, 1965, at Barangay Mapalacsiao, Tarlac City.
She finished elementary at CAT Elementary School and finished high school as a salutatorian at CAT High School in 1981, and she took BS Elementary Education at Angeles University Foundation. In 1995, she went to Dominican Sister of Our Lady of Peace, Diocese of Tarlac, and on January 18, 1998, she received the Solemn Profession of Vows. In 2002, she took MA in Education Management at the University of Santo Tomas, where she finished as Magna Cum Laude. She is currently taking a Doctorate in Education in the same university.
Meanwhile, in a zoom interview with DOMINO members, the new chaplain introduced himself and gave a quick background about his education years. “I am Anthony George Bergonio, from the beautiful and progressive town of Victoria,” said Father George.
He graduated elementary in 2001, and graduated high school in 2005. He was also a campus journalist. After high school, he entered the seminary at the age of 17, went to Our Lady of Peace College Seminary to take his college course there, AB Philosophy, and graduated in 2010. He then took up his theologate at St. Vincent School of Theology Adamson University together with his master’s, which is Master of Arts in Theology Major in Pastoral Ministry.
When asked by the students regarding his future plans for DCT, "Right now, I am on the stage of observation, I’m looking at the files of the previous chaplain, and I want to continue the good things that the former chaplain started here in DCT, so definitely we will not remove the masses and recollections." He answered.
He also stated that in God’s perfect time, he will look for some innovations in order to improve the services of the chaplaincy here in DCT because of the difficulty in creating new programs today due to some restrictions. It is easier to create plans if students are in school rather than when they are in their homes. Nevertheless, he aims to generate programs that will make the students more active.