Nine days after they started their Provincial Chapter, the brothers of the Province of Philippines elected a new provincial for the next 4 years. He is fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III. He replaces fr. Quirico T. Pedregosa Jr. who has just finished his tenure.
Fr. Timoner was born on the 26th of January, 1968 at Daet, in the Province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. He made his first profession in the Order in 1989 and did his philosophical and theological studies at the Dominican House of Studies in Quezon City and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Ecclesiastical Faculties. At the completion of his studies, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. After his ordination, he obtained his Licentiate from the Catholic University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Fr. Timoner has held several offices in his province. Just before his election as provincial, he was the rector of the University of St. Thomas Central Seminary. From the curia, we wish him a successful tenure.