by Pastor Abel Vergara | WMC Communication Director
October 25, 2023 – Mindanao, Philippines
In a solemn yet significant decision during the October 25, 2023 executive committee meeting, Mr. Elmer Mananquil has been elected as the new Treasurer of the Western Mindanao Conference (WMC).
This appointment follows the unfortunate passing of the late Treasurer, Mr. Wilson Bargamento, later in September 2023. Elmer Mananquil brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his new role.
His journey within the WMC has been a testament to his unwavering commitment to the organization. He began his service as the Adventist Book Center Manager, where he played a pivotal role in promoting literature and knowledge distribution within the Adventist community. Mr. Mananquil’s financial acumen became evident as he assumed the role of Conference Auditor, a position that demanded utmost transparency and financial stewardship. His efforts in upholding these principles have significantly contributed to the conference’s financial stability.
Moreover, he took on the role of Associate Treasurer of the WMC at a crucial time when Mr. Wilson Bargamento’s health began to deteriorate. During this period, Mr. Mananquil’s leadership skills shone brightly as he effectively managed the financial responsibilities, ensuring the organization’s seamless operation even in the absence of the late Treasurer.
The passing of Mr. Wilson Bargamento in October 2023 marked a somber moment for the Western Mindanao Conference. Mr. Bargamento’s dedicated service will be remembered, and the conference extends its heartfelt condolences to his family. With Elmer Mananquil’s election as the new Treasurer, the WMC anticipates a smooth transition and continued financial stability.
His proven track record and dedication to the organization make him a well-suited choice to lead the conference forward. As Mr. Mananquil takes up his new responsibilities, the Western Mindanao Conference looks ahead to a future marked by financial prudence and a commitment to the principles that have been the bedrock of the organization’s success.