CAT Pinning of Ranks and

PTA Induction held as well


Fr. Gil T. Manalo, SVD

This year’s Buwan ng Wika with the theme, “Ang Wikang Filipino ay Wikang Panlahat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid na Landas”, was a month-long celebration of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta community. Before the culmination of the celebration by the different departments last August 25 & 26, the three academic departments of the school prepared different activities.

The elementary department prepared contests for paggawa ng tula and slogan while in the college department; they had paggawa ng poster and slogan, pagsulat ng sanaysay and tula.

For the high school department, they conducted various games and activities such as sack race, dama, Pinoy Henyo, sipa, paggawa ng komik strip, electronic slogan at poster, and habulan ng manok. Indeed, it was a lot of fun for those who participated from the First Year to Fourth Year students. The winners for these contests received their awards during the culmination day.

During the culmination on August 25, the college department had theirs in the morning while the elementary in the afternoon. Included in the program of the college students are the contests for Katutubong Sayaw, Isahang Awit, Harana, Sabayang Pagbigkas and Pagpili ng Lakandula at Lakambini. In the afternoon, the elementary department had a contest for Sabayang Pag-awit and Sabayang Pagtula. There was also a contest for choosing the best Filipiniana costume among the elementary pupils.

The August 26 celebration came to be not only for Buwan ng Wika in the High School Department. It was also an event for the pinning of ranks of the C.A.T. officers and Induction of P.T.A. officers. Even though the weather was not fine, it did not hinder the DWCU community to continue the affair. In the morning, the culmination of Buwan ng Wika started with the presentation of the JPIC members in their Filipiniana costumes. Fr. Gil T. Manalo then gave a keynote message about the importance of our language as one of our distinction as Filipinos. The contest proper for Grupong Pagsayaw (Freshmen & Sophomore) and Sabayang Pag-Awit (Juniors & Seniors) started after the speech of Fr. Manalo. It was a contest that displayed the creativity of the different sections in terms of dancing and singing. Some of the students have also given their best to present an intermission of OPM rock music as they showed their prowess as a band. The afternoon affair started with the C.A.T. pinning of ranks. The 24 officers were officially given their positions in Citizens’ Advancement Training by none other than Fr. Gil T. Manalo. Before the induction of the PTA officers, a mass was held as thanksgiving for such a wondrous event. Mr. Julio F. Parayno III, the PTA president officially inducted to his position, made a promise to uphold to his duties and serve for the welfare of DWCU community.

The program ended with loud cheers when the DWCU employees presented a dance number.

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DWCU Executive PTA Officers with Fr. Gil T. Manalo, SVD

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