Bongao parish priest takes over Tabawan mission

Father Ramon Bernabe,  provincial superior of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate  (OMI)  said Fr. Rito Samsona Daquipil, parish priest of Bongao, is the new head of mission of Tabawan. The 52-year old Daquipil will be assisted there by OMI Brother Mauricio Linatan Zuyco, who had earlier been assigned there, from 1995 to 1997.

Father Jonathan Domingo, chief executive officer of the Cotabato City-based Mindanao Cross newspaper and executive director of the Oblate Missionary Foundation, told MindaNews that Daquipil assumed his new post last Wednesday, January 30.

Mauricio, he said, is proceeding to Tabawan next week.

Daquipil, born in Antique, was ordained on May 3, 1994 in Midsayap, North Cotabato, was parochial vicar of Magpet in 1994 and parish priest/school director there in June 1995. From there, he was assigned to the OMI’s Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation (NDBC) in Kidapawan in June 1997 then parish priest of Kulaman in Senator Ninoy Aquino town, Sultan Kudarat province in June 1999 and from June 2002, as parish priest of Bongao.

Zuyco, who is turning 70 on February 8, was born in Cawayan, Negros Occidental. He had his perpetual vows on March 19, 1967 in Tamontaka, in what is now Datu Odin Sinsuat in Shariff Kabunsuan province.

After Zuyco’s perpetual vows, he was assigned to the Notre Dame Press in 1962; to Upi in Maguindanao  in 1968; back to the Notre Dame Press in 1979; was vocation director in 1980; Kulaman school in August 1985; Canada in 1989;l back to Kulaman in 1990, Tabawan, Tawi-tawi in 1995, Batu-Batu in Tawi-tawi in 1997, was bursar of the Novitiate in June 2006 and in-charge of Pangipasan in Antipas, Arakan Valley, North Cotabato in June 2007. (MindaNews)