Book Giving


Last March 11, 2019, Ms. Marie Jean M. Albarillo, the Library Clerk of the DWCU Augustine Herbers Memorial Library, spearheaded an outreach ministry dubbed as “Bigayan: A Book Giving Outreach Program”. She was accompanied by Mr. Rolando Majarucon, College Faculty, and three college students namely Donita Madriaga, Joshua Palma and Joshua Policina. The recipient schools are Cayambanan Elementary School, Nancalobasaan Elementary School, Carosucan Elementary School, Urdaneta City National High School, Anonas National High School, Badipa National High School, Pedro T. Orata National High School, Cabuloan National High School, and Payas National High School. The Principals, Officer-in-Charge and learners of the receiving schools expressed their gratitude to  DWCU for the donated books.


Cayambanan Elementary School


Payas National High School


Carosucan Elementary School


Urdaneta City National High School


Anonas National High School


Badipa National High School


Pedro T. Orata National High School


Cabuloan National High School


Nancalobasaan Elementary School


52596091_2124565300916277_9214656311260610560_nThis was the theme of the 52nd Founding Anniversary of DWCU which was celebrated last February 21-23, 2019. The feast started with a bloodletting organized by the DWCU nurse Mrs. Diana Marie Valdez in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross Urdaneta chapter.  Administrators, educators, personnel, students, parents and many people in the community flocked in DWCU to underwent such bloodletting to show their generosity to the people in need.

February 22, 2019 at eight o’clock in the morning, a mass was celebrated by the Campus Minister Fr. Vhenerando Yator, SVD with the DWCU Priests as Concelebrants. He emphasized on the value of excellence as accountability and maximizing the talents God has given us to serve the community. A motorcade followed organized and led by Sir Edwin Aquino and Professor Rolando Majarucon in coordination with the government officials of Bayaoas and the city government of Urdaneta. After that, a basketball exhibition game between the DWCU varsity and DWCU Alumni selected players. There were also exhibition games on volleyball both girls and men coming from the selected DWCU students. BAZAAR was also introduced by the PTA officers during that day. These activities made the foundation more meaningful, joyful and youthful. PTA officers, DWCU Alumni Association Officers, and the whole DWCU community witnessed such activities in the morning. At 12 noon, the administration offered a sumptuous lunch to the community.

At 1:30 in the afternoon, the DWCU foundation continued with a special presentation from the elementary department and a dance dubbed as HATAW SAYAW from the Junior and High school department. Excellence was exemplified through the stunning, electrifying and well-coordinated movements and steps of dancing by the learners.

52641197_2139016652841786_3876973931927699456_oDuring the last day of the foundation-February 23, 2019, the DWCU PTA officers organized a family celebration. Parlor games were offered to the students and to the parents. During that same day at eight o’clock in the morning, DWCU alumni and parents who are in the medical field formed a  Medical and Vision Care Service for the less fortunate who had health problems. Medicines used during the said medical mission were donated and financed by DWCU alumni, parents and DWCU benefactors.  People from Bayaoas and Dilan Paurido with the assistance of barangay officials took advantage of the said medical activity. Salo salo, variety shows and Raffle draw were also organized by the PTA officers. At 5 PM the DWCU Alumni Association officers organized a mass as a prelude to their activity- the awarding of the Basketball tournament on the occasion of the foundation anniversary. The said awarding was done after a supper offered by the DWCU alumni officers. Indeed teachers and alumni gathered together thanking and celebrating the 52nd founding anniversary of Divine Word College of Urdaneta. The said activities and celebrations were done as a gratitude to God for blessing the 52nd founding anniversary of DWCU


Career Coaching for Grades 10, 11 & 12




Ms. Roma Q. Madrigal, Officer III, DOLE, Rosales,Pang. and Mr. Jose S. Del Rosario, PESO Manager and Supervising Labor & Employment Officer

Two resource speakers were invited for the symposium in Career Coaching and they are in the persons of Mr. Jose S. Del Rosario, the PESO Manager and Supervising Labor and Employment Officer of Urdaneta City and Ms. Roma Q. Madrigal who holds the position of an Officer III as Focal Person for Employment Programs of DOLE, Rosales, Pangasinan.  The topics discussed to the Grades 10, 11, 12 students together with their parents were: employment opportunities both locally and internationally hence, students were encouraged to work hard in their chosen career and develop their skills for a greater chance of employability either locally or internationally.


Grade 10,11 & Students with their Parents/Guardians at the Career Coaching Symposium

The symposium held on February 8, 2019 was well attended by both parents and students.  It started with an opening prayer led by Mrs. Mercedes S. Cabaccang, High School Faculty. Welcome remarks was given by the College Dean, Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe. Fr. John Bala, SVD, the Administrative and Finance Officer was in charge of the awarding of the certificates. The objective of informing the audience of greater chance of employability in the future would lead to a better career choice of a child where the parents play a major role in providing not just financial support but the emotional and moral support needed by their children to be successful in their career.

16th National Science Quest

DWCU Learners Excel in the 16th National Science Quest

Nine (9) students from the High School Department participated and competed in the 16th National Science Quest held in Baguio City last February 8-10, 2019 with the theme: “Technology Advancement through Research, Inventions and Innovations in Sustaining the Quality of Life”

The Science Adviser Ms. Melanie Tabobo accompanied them together with Mrs. Flordeliza Villa Cruz and Mr. Christian Saguiped, Science Teachers in the High School Department. The following are the winners: Clezelle Monsanto got third place in JHS Essay Writing Contest (Filipino). On the Spot Painting – Rachelle Christine Garcia got the First Place and Yra Maru Esperanza got the 3rd place, and on Environmental Quiz Bee, Draude Anilov Malunay got the 4th Place.

In the Elementary Department, Rose Mary Kamille M. Andaleon was 1st place on the Spot Painting, with Kharl Gabriel M. Andaleon and Derrick who placed 4th and 5th respectively. The Elementary pupils were accompanied by Ms. Danica Uy, Science Teacher in the Elementary Department.

The participants came back to DWCU with joy for their achievements!  They learned a lot from the competition and they renewed their willingness to compete again next year. Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

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50601074_2093072977436154_1721985880844926976_oIn celebration of the National Bible Week on January 21-27, 2019 with the theme “I am the handmaid servant of the Lord, be it done to me according to your Word” [Luke 1:38], the Catholic Private Schools of the Diocese of Urdaneta actively participated in the First Bible Festival 2019 held at the Divine Word College of Urdaneta last January 25, 2019. The said event was spearheaded by the Diocese of Urdaneta Commission on Formation-Biblical Ministry thru Sr. Mary Evelyn V. Manocay, WCW, Diocesan Biblical Ministry Coordinator, and Fr. Venerando J. Yator, SVD, Campus Minister of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. The Catholic private schools who participated were: St. Philomena’s Academy and Mary Help of Christians Academy (both from Pozorrubio), Holy Child Academy (Binalonan), St. Anthony Abbot Academy (Villasis), Holy Rood Academy (Alcala), Immaculate Conception Catholic School (Umingan), and the Divine Word College of Urdaneta.

The first part of the Bible Festival was Eucharistic Celebration with Rev. Fr. Bernardo Y. Villanueva, Diocesan Biblical Ministry Director, who served as the Mass Presider, and concelebrated by the SVD Priests. After the mass, different contests such as Bible Song Concert, Biblical Interpretative Dance, Spoken Poetry, Extemporaneous Speech and Bible Quiz Bee were undertaken and actively participated by the students from the different Catholic private schools. It is worthy to mention that the Divine Word College of Urdaneta got first place in almost all of the contests held, thus, DWCU emerged as the OVER-ALL CHAMPION! A plaque of recognition was also given to DWCU  for hosting and actively participating in the First Catholic Private Schools Bible Festival in the Diocese of Urdaneta.





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.