Fr. Roberto J, Ibay SVD with Ms. Michelle Carrera, DJ/Account Executive of DZAI OK FM 92.1 Urdaneta

To reach regularly the DWCU community and to communicate effectively the Word of God to all kinds of people and to all places, DWCU opted to engage itself in Radio Broadcasting in DZAI OK FM 92.1, Urdaneta. The radio program which is known as “ONE WORD DIVINE WORD” commenced last October 27, 2018, and it is on the air every Saturday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Topics and issues are discussed in the light of the Word of God. Senior students are invited regularly to be present in the radio program as part of their immersion experience and likewise to accompany Fr. Robert Ibay, SVD- the main speaker of the program. Learners especially the Senior High school students are given spaces in the field of Radio broadcasting to ventilate their opinions and experiences on the different topics with the Word of God as the guiding principle. During the previous Saturdays, the following themes were reflected and aired out namely: Loving God and loving our neighbor, How do we show our loyalty to God, How does Jesus Christ our King reign in our life, How do we prepare ourselves, our communities and families for the coming of the Lord in our life. Furthermore, aside from being a space for the Senior High School students to develop themselves in communication specifically on Radio broadcasting, “One Word Divine Word” is an instrument of DWCU to put into practice the objectives of the community extension services and campus ministry programs to make the Word of God and social issues more accessible to the community outside the 4 walls of the school. In a word, “One word Divine Word” has its mission and purpose to evangelize and to accompany people and communities to see, judge and act from the lens of the Word of God found in the Sacred Scriptures and in their life, experiences, and aspirations.


Balita, Business at Musika kasama si Jack at Gem, Saturday 8-10@m 
Guest: President of Divine Word College of Urdaneta Fr. Robert Ibay promoting “One Word”, a religious program every saturday 10-11am. Together in photo OKFM 92.1 staff Michelle.


Parenting Seminar on Card Day

Card Day in DWCU Encouraging the Parents to be  Responsible

Parents, guardians of DWCU came to the school to receive the card of their children last November 23, 2018 at 1:30 in the afternoon. The said card day started at the Holy Spirit Chapel with an excellent sharing on the different styles of parenting given by the Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Marissa Sanchez. In her talk, she presented 4 types of parentingPermissive, Neglectful, Authoritarian and Democratic. Mrs. Sanchez mentioned succinctly the effects, advantages, and disadvantages of each style of helping the children for their growth and development. She emphasized that Permissive style of parenting is providing all what the children want and desire without any critical analysis on the consequences of such generosity. Neglectful is a style of parenting wherein the parents do not set a time at all to do their responsibilities as first educators due to their commitments outside their homes. The Authoritarian manner of educating the children focuses more on the power, discipline that the parents have towards their children. From this approach, parents control and will do everything for their children without creating a space for them to express their creativity and initiatives. Whereas, Democratic parenting is a style, wherein dialogue between parents and children are promoted. Affirmations, constructive criticisms, clear roles exist and practice thus children feel that they are loved by their parents.

After a one-hour sharing by Ma’am Sanchez, the DWCU Guidance Counselor, parents and guardians were informed and directed to the room of their children with their respective class advisers. Announcements, questions, clarifications, information, and dialogue occurred to deepen the sharing and likewise to monitor the growth and development of the learners. After 3 hours, parents and guardians went home with joy bringing along with them the cards of their children. Indeed it was an informative and fruitful card day in DWCU.

Drug Prevention Week Celebration

Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration in DWCU


Mrs. Marissa Sanchez, the DWCU Guidance Counselor and Human Resource Coordinator, initiated, organized and led an educational activity on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration with the theme dubbed as “Say No To Drugs For A Brighter Tomorrow”. The whole DWCU community, with enthusiasm, gathered at the St. Michael Gymnasium to witness the different competitions that provoked to the learners, employees and educators critical consciousness and clear comprehension on the roots and unfavorable effects of illegal drugs to the life of the students, people and the society. This activity was realized last November 23, 2018, from 10:00 o’clock in the morning up to 12:00 o’clock noon. Ms. Chiarra B. Baltazar,  an Elementary Teacher, started the program with her invocation prayer, and a welcome address was given by the Dean of the College Department, Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe. The presentations on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration were grouped into four categories namely, Group Poem Recitation for Grade 1 up to Grade 3 Pupils. Memorized Speech on drug abuse prevention was delivered by the pupils of Grade 4 up to Grade 6 and likewise the Grades 7 up to Grade 10. The Senior High School Students executed the competition on the area of Short Film Making on Drug Abuse Prevention. The awarding of certificates to the winners were given by Miss Carolina Sayapen, Principal of the DWCU Elementary Department, Mrs. Marlyn Laroco, the DWCU Principal from the High School Department and with the DWCU School President, Fr. Robert Ibay, SVD. In this pedagogical program on drugs, Miss Chrizza Mae C. Camarillo acted as the Emcee. The learners learned that engaging oneself on the use of illegal drugs does not solve one’s problems and difficulties in life but it leads one to self destruction and make the life of the society and others more taxing.

Grade 11 Feast Day Celebration

DWCU Grade 11, Disciplining Excellence During Class Feast day

Last November 16, 2018 (Friday), the Grade 11 Senior High School STEM 1, ABM & HUMSS and STEM 2 Students celebrated their feast day in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod, their Patron Saints.

The celebration started with a Holy Mass at 8:00 in the morning at the Holy Spirit Chapel.  The mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Yohanes Bala, SVD, the school’s Finance Officer.  What made the day’s affair more special was the presence of twenty-seven (27) children and nine (9) adults led by Sr. Au whom the Grade 11 had given special treatment as their special guests. The visitors arrived before the Holy Mass started.  It had been the tradition of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta that the center of every feast day celebration every year is reaching out to the less-privileged children, and so the Grade 11 students together with their advisers and through the help of the Campus Minister, Rev. Fr. Venerando Yator, SVD, had opted to help the children under the care of Sr. Au whose orphanage house is located at Pinmaludpod, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.  The Holy Mass was followed by a video presentation of the lives and mission of their patron saints, San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod.

After the Holy Mass, the Grade 11 students then proceeded to the gymnasium for the short program they prepared for their guests.  Each visitor child was taken care of by two (2) Grade 11 students.  The program was started by some parlor games meant for the children.  The winners were given prizes like chocolates, bread and biscuits.  Gr. 11 HUMSS student, Vincent Harold M. Llego was the Master of Ceremonies and led all the parlor games. Laughter and excitement filled the gymnasium all through out the games.  The energy of the children was overwhelming.  Their smiles and laughter spoke of their genuine happiness enjoying what they are doing.  The Grade 11 students on the other hand also enjoyed their temporary role on that day as caretakers of the children.  They patiently assisted and followed the children entrusted to their care.  At about, 10:00 AM, the visitors were given snacks that the Gr. 11 students and advisers had prepared for them.  There was also a showcasing of singing talents from both children and the Gr. 11 students.  The Gr. 11 students also gave their own personal gifts like stuff toys and dolls aside from the simple gift they gave to each child.  The gift pack was composed of grooming materials like towelette, comb, bath soap and shampoo.

The program ended with Sr. Au expressing her gratitude to the school particularly to the Grade 11 students for having shown their love, care, and generosity to the children.

The morning’s affair was supposed to have ended with tendering lunch for the visitors at 11:00 AM, but since they had just eaten their snacks an hour earlier, they just brought home with their lunch.

After the visitors had left, the Grade 11 students prepared their foods and had their shared lunch at the oval under the mango trees.  Indeed, their feast day celebration was memorable and enjoyable though very short, just a half-day affair.

One with One Million Children Praying the Rosary Campaign



On October 18, 2018 at nine o’clock in the morning, the DWCU Students gathered at the St. Michael Gymnasium to join in the global initiative of one million children praying the holy rosary.  This prayer initiative is known as “One Million Children Praying the Rosary Campaign” which was started by a small group of children in Venezuela in 2005. This children’s rosary campaign enjoins children of all ages throughout the world to pray the Rosary for unity and peace in the world. Since a couple of years back the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has become the main promoter of this campaign which has become global. According to ACN, the aim of this prayer initiative is “to show that the trusting prayer of children can fly like an arrow straight to the heart of God and consequently has great power.”

The DWCU Students gathered once again at two o’clock in the afternoon at the St. Michael Gymnasium to witness the testimony of life’s journey and coming home to the Roman Catholic Church of Bro. Noe C. Dora, who was born in a protestant family, served for 15 years as a pastor in Cebu City, and now converted into the Catholic Church. Bro. Noe Dora is going around the country to give testimony of how the Word of God changed his life.

DWCU Champion – Basketball – UCPSAM 2018

DWCU Champion of Men’s Basketball During the UCPSAM 2018

Smiles, shouts of joy, laughters  and tears were in the  faces and eyes of the DWCU basketball players, students, teachers and parents when they became champion in basketball tournament last October 13, 2018 at 4:00 clock in the afternoon. Lyceum Northern Luzon (LNL) school fought excellently but the DWCU players with their coach Sir John Jheric Fernandez, designed and displayed a smart, determined, precise, synchronized moves and intelligent play that led them to become the Basketball Champion during the league. Sir Jheric accepted that they worked and trained so hard to achieve such throne and he thanked all the players for giving their best in the tournament and the DWCU Community for all the support in order to get the gold. Christian Jake Baldonado, the DWCU Sport Coordinator and the key player in the team affirmed that it was team work, hard training and unselfish play that assisted them to attain their dream to become champions. He said, “we were flexible in our game plan, LNL players were able to read our trapping defense. They had their strategy to counter-act such move. They were so fast and so we change our style thus we set up the “zone  defense” and it worked well against them,” said Baldonado.

After all the cheering, post analysis on the game, laughters and joys of victories, the Divinians went home contented and with a smile in their eyes and faces.



DWCU hosted the annual UCPSAM – Urdaneta City Private Schools Athletic Meet- last October 11-13, 2018 with the theme “UCPSAM: Terrain for Strengthening Bonds and Cultivating Competence in the 21st Century.” Twenty (20) Private Schools in the City of Urdaneta with their respective teachers, coaches, players, students, parents and referees gathered together with joy and energy at the DWCU St. Michael Gymnasium to witness the  UCPSAM opening ceremonies which started at 8:00 in the morning on October 11, 2018. The students and teachers of DWCU were in charge of the Invocation, Entrance of Colors, the Philippine National Anthem and Urdaneta City Hymn. Fr. Roberto Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President gave his sincere welcome to the participants. He said that they are gathered as UCPSA-Urdaneta City Private Schools Association. “Our number and our unity/communion speak eloquently of our strength and power as private schools in our community. Furthermore, the association of private schools in Urdaneta tells us that we are favored and blessed by God to work together and to be a partner of the public schools to render quality education for the learners and for the development of our country”. Fr. Ibay, SVD highlighted that the UCPSAM – athletic meet- is indeed an opportunity to strengthen bonds and to cultivate competence in the 21st century. He said, “Our UCPSAM Athletic Meet today promotes friendship and community among us as private schools and likewise enhances skills and competencies we need to deliver service to our country. When we play as a team, when we appreciate the skills and talents of others in sports, when we learn how to accept and overcome defeat we are indeed living the theme of the UCPSAM”.

After the words of welcome, a special number from the Pre-school Pupils and Sports Coordinators of the different private schools were presented. Miss Jocelyn Tioman- the UCPSAM Sub-Treasurer was tasked to present the delegates. The lightning of Urn was headed by Christian Jake Baldonado, the DWCU Students Sports Coordinator. Marione Charles M. Hidalgo, from Mother Goose Special School System Inc. (MGSSSI), Palarong Pambansa 2018 delegate led the Oath of Amateurism. Mrs. Rhodelia M. Ulanday, the UCPSA President was called for the declaration of the UPCSAM 2018. The Masters of Ceremonies during the opening program were professors, Ms. Jerrica P. Vargas and Mr. Arsenio Frias, Jr.  from the MGSSSI. At 10 AM, different games started.