The DWCU Salutes to our

Service Awardees

for this Academic Year 2009-2010

Urdaneta City. The Board of Trustees and the whole academic community of the  Divine Word College of Urdaneta wishes to acknowledge the loyal,  faithful and untiring service of our co-workers in the vineyard of the Lord. Mrs. Emma  De Guzman Tabobo from Alaminos City leads this year’s awardees who served the institution for the past 30 fruitful years. Following her are those who served faithfully for 20 years: Mrs. Cheryl Aldana Corpuz from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan; Dr. Trofima M. Pangonilo from Sison, Pangasinan and Mrs. Estrella Bueno Padilla from Bangued, Abra.

The honorees will highlight the celebration of the Baccalaureate Mass with Bishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD DD as the main celebrant.  The DWCU administration will award them the institutionalized rewards for those who have reached such years of service during the graduation rites of the High School Department slated on March 30, 2010 at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium.

To our beloved co-workers we salute you! We convey to you our heartfelt gratitude for your faithful service to the institution making the Divine Word College what it is now because of you!


The Board of Trustees

The DWCU Administration

Faculty, non-academic personnel

parents and students

DWCU Proclaims New Professionals

Congratulations To Our

College Graduates!

Fr. Elmer Flores, SVD with Dean Leonida Javillo and Fr. President

Urdaneta City. The Sibol Class Batch 2010 celebrated today their Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises held at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium with Rev. Fr. Elmer N. Flores, SVD as the main presider and homilist. Fr. Flores at the same time offered his Thanksgiving Mass with the DWCU academic community to whom he started with his first formation years. The theme: “The seed buried in the dark and silent earth…finally brings forth shoots” meaningfully describes the identity and mission of the Sibol Class 2010 as they embark to a new journey crossing over a milestone in life.

Mrs. Leonida D. Javillo the Dean of the College Department with the full support of the College Faculty, the administrators, the non-academic staff of all the departments successfully managed the meaningful celebration of the commencement exercises for the Sibol Class. The professors, faculty members, non-academic staff and administrators were all in their formal academic gowns that highlighted the dignity, honor and pride of this academic community. The seminarians of the Divine Word Formation Center headed by Fr. Servasius Tethun, SVD the Campus Minister of the DWCU provided the Choir and the eucharistic servers insured the solemnity and sacredness of the event.

Here is the list of our new professionals:

Their pictures according to the appearance of their names above:


Graduation Day: Pre-School and Elementary Departments Today

Marinelle F. Bagayan

Received Highest Honors

in the Elementary Department

Marinelle F. Bagayan

Urdaneta City. Flowers of Lent in full bloom filled the admirable stage of the St. Michael’s Gymnasium witnessing the Baccalaureate Mass and the Graduation Exercises of the Pre-School and the Elementary Departments of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta this morning  formally closing the School Year 2009-2010. Jubilant and grateful parents, honored faculty, non-academic and administrative personnel of the DWCU with the graduating classes gathered together in a solemn thanksgiving mass celebrated by no other than the Bishop of Urdaneta Most Rev. Jacinto A. Jose, DD . The Bishop too was the main homilist who focused his message on the Meaning and the Mission of the Matatag Class 2010.

Right after the Mass the Graduation Ceremony took over the formidable stage supervised by Mrs. Marina Elizabeth M. Domingo the Pre-School & Elementary Principal. Marinelle F. Bagayan took the center stage as the most awarded pupil of this school year. She is the eldest of the two daughters of Mr. Nelson Bagayan and Mrs. Maria Victoria Ferrer Bagayan of Bacag, Villasis, Pangasinan. The ceremony went on smoothly maintaining the solemnity of the activity with precision as it ended just right before 12:00 noon. A graduation reception (luncheon) was prepared at the SPA Hall by the Faculty and Staff of the said departments.


Most Awarded Pupils in the

Elementary Department:


Congratulations to our Honor Pupils in the Pre-School Department

Tally boards and tables prepared by:

Ms. Tez Naniong

Congratulations to Our High School Honor Students 2010

James Patrick S. Pico Avowed


Urdaneta City. The High School Faculty Members of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta headed by Mrs. Marlyn R. Laroco the principal of the said department scheduled last March 10, 2010 the yearly deliberations for the graduating and honor students for this academic year’s closing exercises slated on March 30, 2010. In consonance with the DepEd Order giving a 15-day allowance from publication towards graduation day, the result of the deliberation was officially announced last March 11, 2010. Uncontested, here are the results of this academic year’s “cream of the crop” – the FINEST:

Prepared by:

Ms Tez Naniong


Congratulations to our Pre-Schoolers

and their Coaches

Urdaneta City. The Department of Education – City Division of Urdaneta recently organized the Pre-School Festival in line with the City Charter Day Celebration 2010. The Pre-School Festival was attended by all Public and Private Schools of the Division of Urdaneta held at the Urdaneta Central School last March 20, 2010. Twenty-two (22) kinder and prep pupils of the DWCU joined the celebration with their parents and coaches. Below is the result of the contested events where our pupils got special places among more than 30 participating institutions:

The Leading Pre-Schoolers Who Brought Home the Medals

*Bleana P. Pancho * Arvin Laurent L. Marron * Andrea Mae S. de la Cruz*


Youth for Leadership, Empowerment,

Advancement and Development


Dagupan City. The College Dean Mrs. Leonida D. Javillo  endorsed and sent the following selected college students: Maria Carmelle S. Quilatan, Michael T. Bernardino, Carlita Lanuza, Heroine Panida, Jerrard Andaya, and Toni Agustin to the famous U-LEAD held recently.

Maria Carmelle S. Quilatan reports:

The Pangasinan Youth Leadership Camp with the theme: “Serving the Nation, Leading the Young” held Leadership training at the Nena’s Garden and Restaurant, Bonuan Tondaligan, Dagupan City, Pangasinan last March 13, 2010. And we are privilege that we are invited, so we joined the training. The participants came from different colleges and universities, like Pangasinan State University, Colegio de Dagupan, University of Pangsinan, and of course our beloved school the Divine Word College of Urdaneta.

The speakers were all graduates of the University of the Philippines. They were Mr. Youssef Kahlil B. Velasco (the ULEAD adviser), Mr. Michael Xiao Chua, Former Vice-Governor Oscar Lambino, and Mr. Ryan Ravanza (the City Information Officer of Dagupan).

The resource persons enlightened our minds and made our outlook of leadership more clearly. We the student council, the participants, have learned a lot from the experts. They challenged us that as student council officers we should be the models. The future lies on our hands.They reminded us to participate on May 2010 election by choosing and voting the right candidate.

We had games, talks, and fora, wherein we are able so speak out the things that persistently lingered into our minds. As the training went on, everybody in the venue learned a lot. This kind of training really helped us, the student council officers. We were able to understand and relate ourselves to what is happening to the government and in our school council. We were able to know the characteristics a leader should possess and how he/she would react upon a situation. To sum it up, they wanted us to possess these characteristics so that we could lead the student body rightfully and efficiently.

Reported by:

Maria Carmelle Quilatan


“The Vine” Now Off the Press!


Mark Stanley Pangonilo Editor-in-Chief

Urdaneta City. The first literary oriented magazine DWCU has ever published is now off the press. The Vine as it is called through the years has taken its new form with the Editor-in-Chief Mark Stanley Pangonilo.  Mr. Pangonilo and his staff submitted the first copy to the office of the president last Friday. Congratulations to the whole staff of The Vine! Another job well done!


(by Mark Stanley Pangonilo)

We were once little children not knowing what was right or wrong.  We couldn’t decide if we should go that way or other way around.  While growing up, we encounter new challenges.  These challenges require us to think harder to decide what we should do.

As life goes on, decision- making is badly needed for each individual. Unconsciously, we make decisions the moment we grasp our breath from deep slumber until we resign in each day. It’s a part of reality…

As a student, I make tough decisions that can change my future.  It’s choosing between life and death.  The decisions we make while studying reflect whether we continue to reach sweetness of knowledge and adventures of life or embrace the clutch of ignorance on us.

Everyday, we are making decisions that can possibly change everything.  Like what Fr. George’s Britos said, “Life is a matter of choice”.  We should learn to live in a world full of decisions not regressions.  We should live in the present, learn from the past, and work for the future.

Now that I’m caught between two diverging roads, I’ll have to face a new chapter of my student life and make another step on the ladder of my growth, I never regret what I have done during the past years in my life.  I’m happy that I have done those things despite their bitter – sweet teachings to my whole being.  I just can say that making decisions is not that hard if and only if we look on both sides of possibilities and we listen to God.

We can’t persuade others to decide for us.  Each of us has his/her personal world and capacity to make rightful decisions. Let us not allow anyone to take t away from us…

Before I end this, I would want to express what I feel…Thank you for making me realize that the track I am walking into is the right path in reaching that precious goal in the end.  Finally, I want to leave a mark in your mind…I want you to remember that you have to learn deciding on your own and stand on the consequences of your every action no matter how painful it may be.

Grow up! Be confident!