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.





Intramurals 2018


43084595_1040394589498743_2765271567762980864_o“Witness to the Word Pursuing excellence through Sports” was the theme during the 2018 Intramurals in DWCU which was held last September 28-30, 2018. It started with a para liturgy at 7:40 AM at the St. Michael Gymnasium. The simple liturgy was facilitated by Fr. Venerando Yator, SVD- the DWCU Campus Minister. He highlighted about Intramurals 2018 as part of the holistic learning and development offered by the school to the learners. He also asked God to bless such opportunity to demonstrate a true spirit of Sportsmanship. During the opening program, Mrs. Marlyn Larroco, the High School Principal, motivated the whole educational community to display Excellence by participating actively and joyfully to the different events scheduled during the said Intrams. Furthermore, Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President, emphasized in his message that Excellence is achieved in Sports by playing together as a team, by learning how to appreciate and affirm the talents of others, by playing from and with the heart, by learning how to accept and overcome defeat, by gaining lots of friends and by respecting the officials during the Intramurals.

Florante Rassel Q. Mercado, the Supreme Student Government (SSG) President, led the Athletes’ Oath of Amateurism. On the other hand, the lighting of Torch and Urn was headed by the SSG Sports Coordinator Christian Jake P. Baldonado. After the Intramurals was declared open by Fr. Ibay, SVD, Calisthenics and Zumba Dance competitions were introduced by the Early Childhood Education and Elementary Department. The Cheer and Dance Sports competitions were performed or executed by the High School Department.

A 20-minute break was allotted for the learners and educators, followed by the Search of Mr. and Miss Intramurals. At 1 o’clock in the afternoon of September 28, different games were accomplished. On September 29 Saturday at 5 in the morning, alumni, parents and guardians assembled at the high school quadrangle for the Fun Run organized by the SSG officers. Games continued after the said activity. At 3:30 in the afternoon, a simple closing ceremony was carried out. Mr. John Jeric L. Fernandez, the DWCU Sports Coordinator, expressed his gratitude to all the students and teachers who made the Intramurals a success. He also expressed his gratitude to the different Intramurals Committees such as Stage Decoration, Announcers, Program and Invitation/Powerpoint Presentation, Medical and Accommodation Committee, the Committee on Search for Mr. and Miss Intramurals 2018 High School. Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, in his speech during the Intramurals closing ceremony affirmed, that Excellence was not only a dream neither an aspiration but indeed EXCELLENCE was exemplified in all the activities and events during the DWCU Sportsfest.

FFF – Sept. 21, 2018

Fit and Faith Formation on the Sacraments

Administrators, Faculty and Staff were gathered at the DWCU conference hall last September 21, 2018 at 1:30 PM to reflect together on the Sacraments. Fr. Venerando Yator, SVD, DWCU Campus Minister, facilitated such formation on the level of faith from 1:30 PM up to 2:30 PM. He divided the sacrament on three levels or categories. The Sacrament of Initiation which comprises, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. He also mentioned the Sacrament of Healing which include Reconciliation and Anointing of the sick. And the third level of Sacrament is the Sacrament of Service such as Marriage and Holy Order. After his doctrinal and biblical based presentation on the Sacraments, team building activities and games were introduced to the educators at the St. Michael Gymnasium, with the help of the Mr. Louise Lorian, DWCU School Registrar and Mr. Christian Saguiped, a High School Teacher. The games are as follows; Animal Sounds, Sack Race, Calamansi Relay, Bottle and Coin Relays. Snacks were also offered to the educators prepared by the DWCU Canteen Personnel. The Fit Faith Formation ended with a prayer and blessing from Fr. Robert Ibay, SVD, the DWCU president.


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2018 DSPC Seminar-Workshop

DWCU’s Young Journalists Join Seminar Workshop 2018


​A group of students both coming from the High School Department in DWCU were given the chance to develop their passion in journalism as they join the second day of the Division Seminar Workshop on Campus Journalism held at Lananpin Elementary School last September 6, 2018.

The events during the second day of the seminar were the Newswriting, Sportswriting, Sci-feature Writing, Radio broadcasting and TV Broadcasting with English and Filipino as the mediums.

When the students arrived at the venue, they were on time for the prayer and the singing of the National Anthem and afterwards, they looked for a place to sit for a while and wait for the lecture to start.

Even though the lecture was delayed, several students coming from other schools in Urdaneta City presented their talents to entertain their fellow journalists.

It was nearly 10:30 AM when the speaker arrived but he immediately called all the writers in Newswriting and Radio Broadcasting before he finally started his lecture.

All students were also given a lunch break and expected to come back afterwards for the writing of their outputs and proceed to the next lectures in Sports writing and Sci-feature writing.

The DWCU journalists, together with Mr. AldrinMejia as one of the School Paper Adviser, truly had a great time learning together during the seminar.


Pinning of Ranks for C.A.T. Officers

Memorable and Meaningful Pinning of Ranks for
C.A.T. Officers in DWCU

40679805_1023646907840178_2756877586758893568_n (1)Twenty-four (24) Citizenship Advancement Training (C.A.T.) Officers for the school year 2018-2019 in DWCU were recognized through the Pinning of Ranks at St. Michael Gymnasium last September 4, 2018, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  All the DWCU community with the parents of the officers witnessed such activity. It started with a prayer led by Francine Isabel Ganigan and the welcome remarks was made by John Edison Dizon. He emphasized that ranks are merely instruments to serve more the community thus they should be utilized well to empower, elevate and equip the whole members of the educational community. Mr. John Jheric Fernandez, the C.A.T. Moderator, presented the C.A.T. Officers and was confirmed by Fr. Roberto Ibay, SVD. After the proclamation and confirmation of the officers, the pinning of ranks followed. Parents accompanied their sons and daughter to receive the certificates of the officers. Miss Jasmine Daniella Alexis O. Montero, the Corps Commander delivered also a speech thanking the community and their parents for all the support they extended in order to achieve such a title in their lives as C.A.T. Officers. This was followed by a precise and smart fancy drill by the officers. Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President, said that Higher Ranks in DWCU does not mean higher privileges and higher grades, but rather higher responsibility and accountability. He added that Pinning of Ranks tells us that we are not just ordinary students but great officers and great students. And greatness in DWCU is achieved as officers when we have the 3 “S” namely SERVICE, STEWARD and knowing how to SMILE for we have been chosen by God to become leaders and officers. The Pinning of Ranks for the C.A.T. Officers ended with the singing of DWCU Hymn led by Angela Gwenn B. Sarmiento.



Selebrasyon ng Buwan ng Wika 2018



Noong ika-31 ng Agosto,2018, sa ganap na ika-walo ng umaga, ang mga mag-aaral sa DWCU at ang kanilang mga guro ay nagtipon-tipon sa St. Michael Gymnasium para ipagdiwang ang Kulminasyon ng Buwan ng Wika. Ang tema ng selebrasyon ngayong taon ay “ Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik”. Ito ay nabigyang diin at nilinaw sa pamamagitan 40406241_1021381161400086_822471002935001088_nng patimpalak sa Sabayang Pagbigkas na nilahukan ng mga estudyante sa ika-pito at ika-walong baitang. Ang mga mag-aaral naman sa ika-siyam at ika-sampu na baitang ang nagpaunlak sa patimpalak sa pag-awit ng Awiting Makabayan. Ang patimpalak sa  katutubong-sayaw ay ibinahagi ng mga mag-aaral mula sa ikalabing-isa  at ikalabing-dalawang baitang. Sa pamamagitan ng mga iba’t-ibang  aktibidades at paligsahan na mga ito, lumalim at lumawak ang kaalaman ng mga mag aaral tungkol sa wikang pambansa at sa kulturang Pilipino.

Sa ganap na ala-una ng hapon, ang mga mag-aaral sa DWCU sa antas ng Elementarya at kanilang mga guro at mga magulang ay ipinagdiwang din ang Buwan ng Wika sa St.40413538_1973779865994622_8381825546559946752_o Michael Gymnasium. Ang mga mag-aaral mula sa Nursery 1, Nursery 2 at Kindergarten ay nagpakita ng gilas sa pagsayaw. Nagpakita rin ng talento sa pagsayaw hango sa Bibliya – “Biblical dance” – ang mga mag- aaral mula sa una hanggang sa ikatlong baitang. Ginampanan din ng mga mag aaral mula sa ika-apat na baitang hanggang ika-anim ang patimpalak sa Bigsayawit. 

Ang mga iba’t-ibang Patimpalak ay isinagawa para ipaabot ang tunay na pasasalamat sa Panginoon na siyang nagbigay ng Pambansang Wika, at para pahalagahan, paunlarin at gamitin ng wasto ang wika at ang iba’t-ibang kultura ng Pilipinas sa pagkamit ng katotohanan, kapayapan at maunlad na buhay sa bansa.