The DWCU Family Greets One and All a Merry Christmas!

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The True Christmas Story

© By M.S.Lowndes

Based on: Luke 2:1-20

The events leading up to the birth of Christ weren’t coincidental, but was put in place by God, so that the prophecies of old would be fulfilled, in Isaiah 7: 13-14; Isaiah 9: 6-7; Micah 5: 2-5.

Everything that happened from the time the census was ordered, to everyone returning to their own city to be registered, and then the birth of Jesus while Joseph & Mary were in Bethlehem, was orchestrated by God. Out of Bethlehem, a small town in the City of David, came the Messiah.

This event was the beginning of something so incredible. Jesus Christ leaving His throne in glory and taking on human form, just to bring us reconciliation to our Father God. He came into the world, miraculously conceived, and then born as all humans are. He was first a baby, then a toddler, then a child and adolescent, and then became an adult. He experienced humanity at all levels. He truly can identify with all people at all stages of life.

This very first Christmas, God gave the greatest gift ever. His Son! And His Son gave the gift of His life – which was why He came. Because of this, we can have relationship with God as His children. Through Jesus Christ we are Sons and Daughters of the Most High God

So this Christmas, bear in mind the ‘True’ Christmas story, which led to the ‘True’ Easter story. Let us give thanks and praise to our heavenly Father for these events, which have changed our lives forever.

No matter how ‘secular’ the world is becoming, disregarding the truth of Christmas, let us boldly proclaim the truth about the birth of Jesus as the reason for the season.

Let us claim ‘CHRISTmas’ back!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

~ John 3:16








Urdaneta City. The students of the College Department of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta recently underwent a seminar on “Employment Coaching” organized by the Department of Labor and Employment with Mrs. Dolores P. Suarez a Senior Labor Employment Officer based in Rosales, Pangasinan and Mrs. Mary Aurea de Jesus the Administrative Officer as speakers. The seminar was held at the Holy Spirit Chapel last December 16, 2010 from 10:30 in the morning until 12:30 in the afternoon. Mrs. Leonida D. Javillo the Dean of the College Department supervised the implementation of the seminar coordinated by the Guidance Counselor Mrs. Marissa T. Sanchez who facilitated the details of the performance of the program.

The first part of the seminar was focused on the Vision-Mission of the Department of Labor and Employment while the second part dealt with tips in applying for job, the proper procedures and important matters to observe for job search. A considerable time was given to retirement concerns and benefits. Mrs. Suarez guided the students on the concerns, challenges and rights of our Overseas Contract Workers.

In appreciation to the initiative of DOLE, the DWCU awarded the certificates of appreciation to Mrs. Suarez and Mrs. de Jesus being the proficient resource persons instrumental to the success of the Student Development Program of the DWCU on the topic “Employment “Coaching”.

The First Communion Administered to Elementary Pupils

Elementary Pupils Take the

 Sacrament of Holy Communion

for the First Time


Urdaneta City. Our angelic pupils of Grade III for the first time in their lives received the Holy Communion as part of their initiation to the Catholic faith in a Eucharistic Celebration last December 10, 2010 at 8:30 in the morning held at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. Fr. President congratulated the parents and guardians of the pupils for fulfilling their task and responsibility to their children in faithfully molding them through the tenets of our Catholic faith thus making them upright and pleasing to God. He further shared to them the fruits of the Sacrament of the Holy Communion: union with Christ the Lord, turning away from sin and reconciliation with self, others and God. To the pupils, Fr. President gave emphasis on the effects of receiving communion to wit: preservation of spiritual life with the Lord, growth and deepening of one’s spiritual life and sanctification.

The celebration was filled with solemnity in a way that those who witnessed the event can’t helped but experience the sanctifying grace that the Lord have showered to each and everyone in communion with the bread that gives life. The administration, faculty, non-academic personnel and all the students of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta extend our heartfelt felicitations to the parents, guardians and students who took part in this sacred celebration of the Eucharist. At the end of the celebration the Principal Mrs. Marina Elizabeth M. Domingo expressed her gratitude to all who made the celebration meaningful, fruitful and successful most specially to the parents and guardians of the pupils, to Sr. Lilia Cabusas, WCW the religious education teacher who prepared the pupils for that very important event, to Sr. Emilia Polinar,WCW who decorated the altar with all the beatiful flower arrangements,  Sr. Maritess, WCW for the choir, some seminarians, teachers and to all who contributed in one way or the other the success of the event.

Below are the list of the first communicants and some pictures courtesy of Ms Roch Baltazar of the Pop Photo center.



DWCU Glee Club Joined ADDESSA Paligsawit 2010




THE DWCU GLEE CLUB: Cheryl A. Corpuz - Adviser / Joseph Manansala

(Click the picture to see the video presentation)


Urdaneta City. One of the highlights of the Urdnaneta City Fiesta this year was the Choral Competition called as the “Grandest Event of the Year” organized and sponsored by ADDESSA.

The DWCU Glee Club entered into the final event with 12 other well known contestants to wit: the Panpacific University North Philippines Chorale, Tarlac State University Choir, Lyceum-Northwestern University Performing Arts Chorale, Northern Luzon Adventist College Chorale, St. Jude Parish Choir, St. Peter’s Parish Music Ministry, Dagupan City National High School Voices of the Youth Chorale Group, (Rated K) Dagupan City, PRYMBASSADOR Northern Luzon Adventist College, Urdaneta University Music Ensemble and the Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School Gospel Choir.

Trained by Mr. Joseph Manansala with Mrs. Cheryl A. Corpuz as their adviser, the DWCU Glee Club placed 7th among all the contestants.  Considering the experience and competence of all the competitors the Divinians proved to be counted among the best in the province. Congratulations to the DWCU Glee Club. We are proud of you!

This grandest event opened its curtains last December 8, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening at the Urdaneta City Cultural & Sports Complex.

DWCU’s Former Regent Ordained Priest

Fr. Garry Bacol, SVD

DWCU Regent 2008-2009

Missionary to Argentina Southern Province

Fr. Garry Bacol, SVD

Tagaytay City.  Fr. Garry A.  Bacol, SVD our DWCU Regent last school year 2008-2009 was elevated and anointed to the Order of Priesthood last December 4, 2010 together with his four classmates who belong to the Xin Ya Class. Fr. Garry comes from the province of Bohol and will be assigned as missionary to Argentina Southern Province.

Fr. Randy Flores, SVD shares: Around 60 priests, 100 SVD seminarians and brothers, and 400 visitors prayed in the chapel of Divine Word Seminary with Bishop Ben Famadico of the Diocese of Gumaca in Quezon province, the ordaining prelate. The bishop is an alumnus of the seminary and in his homily he spoke about his own trial in the seminary–the death of his father followed by a thought of leaving the seminary to help his family. It was the late Fr. Franz Josef Fetzer, SVD then the parish priest of Roxas, Occidental Mindoro, the Bishop’s birthplace, who encouraged him to remain in the seminary by narrating to him a personal story of his vocation. The bishop remembered very well the last words of Fr. Fetzer which the former also left as words of encouragement to the young men about to be ordained: “Ben, God will not abandon you. God will always provide.”

The board of trustees, administration, faculty, non-academic personnel and students of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta express our heartfelt felicitations to our new SVD Priest Fr. Garry. We assure you of our continuous prayers.

Divinians Shining in Urdaneta Fiesta Activities



 “Ako Para sa Kalikasan”


Urdaneta City. This year’s celebration of the City Fiesta was opened by a grand parade with Street Dance Competition in the Secondary Level last December 1. 2010. The Divinians danced with delight in the streets of Urdaneta while being observed by the judges of the competition. Bearing with the theme “Ako Para sa Kalikasan” the street dance competition includes: coreography, over-all impact, coordination, mastery, fluidity of the dance, ritual, relevance to the theme, costume and props. After considering all items on the criteria of the street dance the board of judges declared the DWCU – the Divinian Street Dancers as CHAMPION!

The DWCU delegation for the street dance this year was organized and supervised by Mr. Louise Lorian the president of the Private Schools Association of the the City of Urdaneta. The DWCU Administration, Faculty, Non-academic personnel, students and parents express our hearty congratulations then to our DWCU Street Dancers for the honor and glory. Fly high the banner of the Divine Word!




Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre

First in Mathematics Quiz – Level I

Division Math Festival 2010


Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre

Urdaneta City. The Divine Word College of Urdaneta – High School Department proudly congratulates Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre for his excellent performance during the Division Math Festival held last November 26, 2010 at the Palina West National High School, Urdaneta City. Christian Kyle Alexander belongs to the First Year Class of St. Matthew with Mrs. Emma Tabobo as the adviser.

The same felicitations go to all our High School contestants who made it to the top in Mathematics Quiz Level I, Mathematics Quiz Level II; DAMATH Level II and Level III; MODULO ART Level I and Level IV.

Our hearty congratulations too to their coaches: Mrs. Marlyn Laroco and Ms. Theresa Pontaoe our best Mathematics teachers. Below is the complete list of our winners together with their pictures.

Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre with the Principal Mrs. Marlyn Laroco


2010 Division Math Festival winners with coaches Mrs. Marlyn Laroco & Ms. Teresa Pontaoe

Result: Mathematics Festival – Elementary Level

Congratulations to Martin C. Bustos

Second Placer in Mathematics Quiz Bee – Division Level

and to all the winners of the Mathematics Festival – District Level


Martin C. Bustos - 2nd Placer Math Quiz Bee Division Level. He is one of the Grade I pupils to represent the Division of Urdaneta City for the Regional level on January 2011.

The winners of the District Mathematics Festival together w/ their coaches and principal

The young mathematicians of DWCU Elementary Dept. w/ their proud parents