Bp Jack Jose


Today, the whole academic community of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta and the Divine Word Missionaries of the Philippine Northern Province (SVD-PHN) join the Bishop of the Diocese of Urdaneta MOST REV. JACINTO (JACK) A. JOSE, DD in thanking the Lord for the gift of life. Together with all the People of God of the Diocese we thank our Shepherd/Pastor Apo Jack for leading us like the Good Shepherd tending His flock.

We assure you our dear Apo Jack of our constant prayers; in all our Eucharistic celebrations we lift you up with all your intentions. Happy Birthday Apo… may the Divine Word made flesh shower you with all the blessings you need to continue tending the flock He entrusted to you. You are  truly God’s gift to us!

PAF Delivered Relief Goods to the DWCU

PAF Relief Goods 002The Philippine Air Force under Lt. General Oscar H. Rabena, Commanding General delivered the fourth wave of relief goods for the typhoon victims through the leadership of Col. Reli Padilla and his men to the Divine Word College of Urdaneta yesterday morning. The relief goods were received in good condition and were well accounted by our Extension Program & Research coordinator Dr. Trofima Pangonilo. The said relief goods again come for the office of Fr. Isabelo R. San Luis, SVD with Grace and Brian at CTK-MCFI.

PAF Relief Goods 001Upon arrival of the PAF, Dr. Pangonilo at once supervised the swift distribution of the said relief goods and were all delivered to the recipients before the end of the day.  In behalf of the recipients, we acknowledge the generosity of our donors and benefactors through the office of Fr. San Luis. We express our heartfelt gratitude too to the Philippine Air Force for facilitating the transport of the goods from Manila to the DWCU. The DWCU academic community is deeply grateful for the trust and confidence of all the people involved in the relief drive. May your tribe increase!

PAF Relief Goods 003

 PAF Relief Goods 004


The City Mayor of Urdaneta Hon. Amadeo R. Perez, Jr. sent this morning a letter of commendation and gratitude to the Divine Word College of Urdaneta represented by the Father President for facilitating the distribution of the donations coming from our SVD communities, confreres,  benefactors, friends, XVDs and other concerned agencies as we thank the Mayor too  with the city officials for providing us with the transportation and helping us identify the communities hard hit by the recent typhoon Pepeng. The DWCU relief drive coordinated by Dr. Trofima Pangonilo with the helping hands of the faculty, non-academic personnel, PTA officers and students reached more than two thousand families within Urdaneta, Sison, Rosales, St. Therese Parish in Dagupan and reaching as far as Bagolin, La Union. Again, let me express my heartfelt gratitude in behalf of our beneficiaries for your generous hearts, this letter is for all of you:




Right after the typhoon Ondoy that hit Metro Manila last September 26-27 the DWCU academic community organized at once the relief operations to help the typhoon victims down the Metropolitan. The first to bring their goods/donations were the youngest among us; the pre-school and the elementary pupils who were able to gather almost 40 boxes of donations in kind and a good amount of money for medicines. The High School Department and the College Department followed suit to complete the relief drive. Our quick disaster response to the suffering victims was facilitated by the ABS-CBN foundation who brought and distributed our help to suffering kababayans in the national capital.

We thought we have given more than what was expected from us when  after a IMG_6060week Super Typhoon Pepeng hit Northern Luzon not sparing Urdaneta, Pangasinan.  What little we shared to the victims of Typhoon Ondoy to the NCR went back a thousand-fold that filled our St. Michael’s Gymnasium with relief goods that came as far as Visayas and Mindanao. The help that we shared was practically overshadowed and overwhelmed by the donations that came back. The first wave of donations IMG_5970came from our benefactors through the office of Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD in Manila delivered by a 6X6 truck in a convoy with nine big trucks commandeered by the  Philippine Navy. The goods were distributed at once to our neighbors coordinated to our baranggay captain here in Bayaoas, Urdaneta City.

Fr. Bernard Teneza, SVD

Fr. Bernard Teneza, SVD

Fr. Bernard Teneza, SVD our rector of the DWFC then right after the Typhoon Pepeng received calls from our confreres for voluntary assistance and even went to Manila to facilitate the delivery of the relief goods coming from the following donors:

  1. SVD-PHS Mission Secretary Office headed by Fr. Isagani Ehido, SVD and the SVD-PHS on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation headed by Fr. Anthony Salas, SVD
  2. The St. Jude SVD community near the Malacanang Palace
  3. The St. Jude Catholic School and Friends in Manila
  4. Atty. Tyrone Simafranca
  5. Mr. Elmer Sarmiento and Company
  6. Christ the King Mission Seminary
  7. Fr. Rhing Malbog, SVD
  8. SVD Friends and Benefactors
  9. XVD Foundation

In behalf of the recipients we express our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors who went out of their way extending their help to the victims of the recent

Dr. Trofima Pangonilo
Dr. Trofima Pangonilo

typhoon. We thank also the over-all relief coordinator Dr. Trofima M. Pangonilo the head of the Extension and Outreach Program of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta together with the non-academic employees, the faculty members, students, PTA Officers and members headed by Prosecutor Redemptor Ridao, the Campus Pastoral Council, the DWFC seminarians, the SVD community with Fr. Emmanuel Ferrer, SVD, Fr. Servasius Tethun, SVD, Fr Jess del Rosario, SVD  and to all who volunteered in packing/repacking and distribution of the relief goods. We extend also our gratitude to the Barangay Captain Dominador Villanueva and to the City Mayor of Urdaneta Hon. Amadeo Perez for the transportation and helping us in identifying those who really need our assistance.

Below are some pictures of the goods/donations and the ” DWCU Operation Pepeng”.



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