Every month of July, the whole nation observes Nutrition Month for a good purpose of disseminating to the Filipinos the value of good nutrition. This year’s theme, “Isulong ang Breastfeeding – Tama, Sapat at EKsklusibo!” focuses on the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for infants.

In observance of the said program, the three departments of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta namely, the College, High School, and Elementary, has culminated the celebration of Nutrition Month on July 29. Each department held their programs in different venues inside the campus. The College had theirs at the 3rd floor of the main building, the Elementary at the Janssen Hall, and the High School, being the one with bigger population, had their program at the St. Michael Gymnasium.


Before the start of the said activities, the employees and students of DWCU gathered at the St. Michael Gymnasium to attend the Para-liturgy presided by Fr. Tanysun C. Sunico, the school’s Campus Minister.

For the activities planned by each department, the College Department had an on the spot contests in Nutri Jingle, Sing My Poem, Cookfest, Quiz Bee, I Bet You Will , and Search for Mr. & Ms. Nutrition 2011. Their program’s masters of ceremonies were Marie Selga and Ernest Padilla. The main part of their activity ended in a boodle fight for all who participated in the activity.

Sabayang - Bigkas - Elem Dept.

In the Elementary Department, Sabayang Pagbigkas, Nutri Jingle were the main part of their programs while pre-culmination events like the Poster Making and Sanaysay were done on other days and winners were just announced during the culmination. Raphaell Ridao and Carole Kaye Lomboy took the microphone as masters of ceremonies of the said program.

While for the High School Department, the activities for the culmination had a lot of contests scheduled until afternoon. For the morning program, Sofia Abdul Latiff & Rikki Alecs Landingin took the stage as the masters of ceremonies. The contests held was for cooking competition, fruit shake making, cocktail mixing, and mascot competition. In the

Mr & Ms STEP 2011

afternoon, the Mr. & Ms. S.T.E.P. pageant was the main part of the event. Students from different years and sections flaunted their candidates in different categories of the said contests. Mr. Raymond Lopez served as the emcee of the pageant. For the culmination in the High School Department, the main sponsor is the S.T.E.P. Club led by their hardworking moderators, Mr. Junior Jon B. Ega and Mr. John V. Ramos.

All programs were attended by Fr. Gil T. Manalo, DWCU President, in order to give his inspirational messages regarding the importance of such celebrations.




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