SYMPOSIUM ON SEXUALITY

AB Psychology students organized a

Symposium on Sexuality

“Is it ok to have pre-marital sex?” That is a common question among teens and engaged couples. Perhaps, some are in a relationship that is progressing in that direction, but are not sure what to do. In many aspects, there are probable weighing of pros & cons of pre-marital sex. On the positive side of the scale, there is acceptance from your peers, hope for pleasure, and fulfillment of sexual desires. The negative side of the scales carries the weights of morals, fear of pregnancy or disease and guilt. How do these scales balance? What is the right decision?

“No matter how wise a man, he still will need counsel to make right decisions.” This proverb marked the noble purpose of the event happened last 13th of October, 2011. A symposium on Pre-marital Sex, wherein students attentively listened and participated actively and managed to behaved properly for almost four hours of lecture. The said event was organized by the AB Psychology Students – Ms. Nika Paula L. Paulo, Sheena Isvet T. Castro and Mr. Joseph R. Gonzales with the guidance and support of their dynamic instructor in Psychology, Mrs. Marissa T. Sanchez. This is an information service being rendered by the Guidance Office that aimed to make everyone aware about this current menace in our country. The do’s and don’ts once confronted into situation on state of dilemma especially on love and sex, through the shared knowledge of the very able resource speakers who were invited to discuss and share something about their point of views in the following areas; a) Parental Side – Mrs. Ma. Corazon O. Bustria b) Medical Side – Dr. Cecilia D. Tolete, M.D c) Psychological Side – Mrs. Marissa T. Sanchez  and d) Spiritual Side – Frt. John Ferdinand M. Cruz, SVD

Sex is pleasure, but in God’s view, the primary purpose of sex is not recreation, but rather re-creation. In other words, sex is for reproduction. God does not limit sex to married couples to rob pleasure from those who are unmarried. Rather, God commands against pre-marital sex in order to protect unmarried people from unwanted pregnancies, from children born to parents who do not want them, and protect children from parents who are not prepared for them. Imagine for a moment, a world without premarital sex. There would be no sexually-transmitted diseases, there would be no unmarried mothers, there would be no unwanted pregnancies, no abortions. The bottom line of this, according to the Bible is, abstinence is God’s only policy when it comes to premarital sex. Abstinence saves lives, protects babies, gives sexual relations the proper value, and most importantly, abstinence honors God.

By: Nika Paula L. Paulo,IV-Psychology Student
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THE VINE STAFFERS SOAR HIGH IN DSPC

THE VINE STAFFERS SOAR HIGH IN DSPC

The staff of The Vine, the school publication of Divine Word College of Urdaneta took home the 1st place overall in Elementary category and 2nd place overall in Secondary category in the recently held Division Schools Press Conference last October 12 and 13 at the Urdaneta City National High School.

The staffers composed of campus journalists from both high school and elementary of DWCU acquired some of the major places in the different events of the said contest. In the High School Department, the Broadcasting Team in Filipino won as champion in Radio Broadcasting (Filipino). Meanwhile, in the elementary, Jennifer Louisse D. De Leon and Raphaell B. Ridao both stood up as champion in Editorial Writing (Filipino) and Editorial Cartooning (Filipino) respectively. The same goes with the Radio Broadcasting Team of Elementary who won the Radio Broadcasting (English) in the Elementary Department.

The winners of the DSPC, the top seven in the individual writing contests and the first place winners in the Radio Broadcasting in Filipino and English, earned them the right to participate in the Regional Schools Press Conference that will be held some time later on December or January.

Other winners from DWCU for the said event are listed below this article.

DWCU BAGS SECOND RUNNER-UP OVERALL IN ENGLISH FESTIVAL

DWCU BAGS SECOND RUNNER-UP OVERALL

IN ENGLISH FESTIVAL

Divine Word College of Urdaneta students never faltered to impress as they walked off as second runner-up overall in English Festival last October 10 at Lananpin National High School. Included in their takings are first places in Oratorical Contest and Essay Writing.

Despite postponements of the event due to typhoon and conflict of schedules with other academic contest, the English Festival was finally conducted at the said date with DWCU participating in different contests namely; quiz bee, poem recitation, oration, declamation, dramatic monologue, news reporting, essay writing and choric speech.  The participating students of DWCU along with their coaches led by Mrs. Merly Dela Cruz did their best as representatives of the school.

Jamiah E. Tablada and Princess Ashley S. Tomas, both students of IV-St. Arnold, won their contest in Oration and Essay Writing contest. DWCU also got two second placers in News Reporting and Dramatic Monologue, third place in Poem Recitation, 5th place in Declamation, 6th place in Choric Speech, and 7th place in Quiz bee, thus, earning them the points to acquire the second runner-up overall in the said contest.

The complete awards taken by DWCU for the English Festival are listed below:

DIVISION ENGLISH FESTIVAL

Quiz Bee (7th place):  

Jessica Bren Cezar
Dexene Lopez
Erika Francheska Omanito
Kyle Grace Dela Cruz
Coach: Mr. Romeo Laforteza

 Poem Recitation (3rd place):

 Nicole Bristol
Coach: Mrs. Merly S. Dela Cruz

Oratorical Contest (1st place):   

Jamiah E. Tablada
Coach: Mr. Raymond Lopez

                  Declamation (5th place):              

Raiza Esther Paul Moreno
Coach: Mr. Raymond Lopez

                  Dramatic Monologue (2nd place):            

Ruby Rose Moreno
Coach: Mr. Raymond Lopez

        News Reporting (2nd place):       

Lesley Ablan
Coach: Mr. Romeo Laforteza

            Essay Writing (1st place):            

Princess Ashley Tomas
Coach: Mrs. Merly Dela Cruz

       Choric Speech (6th place):           

  Patricia Ganigan
Nikka Tablada
Niña Charisse G. Evangelista
Hazel Joy Estigoy
Johara Egar
Kimvirly Zayat
Kezel Ann Eugenio
Tiffany Nicole Itchon
Geralyne Calica
Krisna Mae Venenciano
Kyle Shean Armas
Tristan Parayno
Sarah Mortela
David Bruce Enrile
Kimberly Maglaqui
Elybenz Toreno
Rikki Alecs Landingin
Sofia Abdul Latiff
Gio Tolentino
Samuel Abad

DIVINIANS GIVE TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS

DIVINIANS GIVE TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS

Thanks to You Ma’am & Sir!

 

The community of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta observed and celebrated the “Teachers’ Day” on October 4, 2011.   It was held at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Saint Michael Gymnasium. It was done to appreciate the new heroes of our generation.

The program was hosted by two of the school’s students as Emcees. The first part was the displaying of the “WE LOVE AND THANK YOU TEACHERS” sign. Each letter was held by the class mayor of each class. And one by one, they fetch their advisers from their seats to bring them up the stage to give them tokens like ribbons and a BIG LETTER OF APPRECIATION for each one of them. If we talk about teachers’ day not only teachers are recognized. Fr. Gil T. Manalo, as the father of DWCU community was also recognized. People like Fr. Gil also contribute in shaping lives, not through books but by inspirational messages they endow especially to the students. The High school faculty staff members were the first to be given recognition followed by the Elementary and College teachers. Every time a person was called to be given tribute, cheers and applause can be heard inside the gymnasium.  It made the event even more dramatic especially that each teacher called is happy for they know that many people appreciate their efforts.

After the recognition part, a song was presented by the St. Arnold class as a piece of thankfulness to the teachers and other important builders of the student’s life in DWCU. Then, a speech was rendered to the students by the High school Principal, Mr. Reynald Mamasig. He gave a message about the appreciation of teachers.

After that part, many presentations were presented to honour the teachers and their efforts.  These presentations served as appreciation for the unending support of educators in the students’ lives.

The program was finished by a prayer at 2:50 in the afternoon. While the teachers and students are taking their break, a cloud of joy emanated after the program.

As a one of the students, I can say then, to my teachers, “THANKS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!”

Thanks to you our dear teachers!!!

By: Samuel Edrian P. Abad

DWCU Celebrates the Month of Holy Rosary

DWCU starts the celebration of

the Month of Holy Rosary

October 3, 2011, the Divine Word College of Urdaneta started the celebration of the “Month of the Holy Rosary”. The students gathered exactly at 7: 40 in the morning in the school gymnasium for the said celebration.

The gathering started with the praying of the rosary and ended with the Para-Liturgy. The praying of the rosary was led by the “Legion of Mary” members. Each decade was accompanied by a song at the end of it. After the rite of the rosary, the Para-liturgy was given which was led by Fr. Edgar L. Calunod, SVD. Then Frt. John Ferdinand Cruz gave a message about caring and helping other people.  The ceremony went on until the closing prayer and the giving of blessing for those who attended.

This whole month of October, the whole community of DWCU joins the whole world in praying the Holy Rosary every day at a certain time. As Catholic, it also serves as a way of uniting every Filipinos as one family of deep faith.

By: Samuel Edrian P. Abad

DIVINIANS PARTICIPATE IN BAGUIO FOOTBALL TOURNEY

DIVINIANS PARTICIPATE IN BAGUIO

FOOTBALL TOURNEY

Crowds of football enthusiasts gathered in Baguio City to compete in the Baguio City Charter Day Football Tournament held last September 25 in Baguio City Athletic Bowl. Football players from different parts of Northern Luzon took the trip to Baguio to test their mettle and skills in football against Cordillera’s finest.  Among the participants of the said event are teams from Tarlac, Dagupan City, Vigan, Pangasinan, and the Urdaneta Divinians of Urdaneta City.

The competition was categorized in different groups namely, the age groups (8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 16 and under), Ladies Open and Men’s Open in a 7 a-side battle. In spite of the bad weather condition and the typhoon Pedring’s threat of entering the country, the festivities went on in a slippery and muddy pitch.

The Divinians, enthused in their second time to compete outside Urdaneta City since its establishment as a team last June, participated in the 14 and under category. Composed of players 14 years of age and below from Divine Word College of Urdaneta, the team went on to represent Urdaneta City as ambassadors in promoting the beautiful game of football.

 In the said tournament, Divinians competed against teams other teams from Baguio and Benguet. After three games in the eliminations, Divinians, who stood up to their ground giving their best in their every game, eventually lose the in the semifinals against Benguet State University – SLS.  Although the Divinians did not take home the championship trophy, the Fair Play trophy was awarded to them.

Results of the tournament are listed below:

 BAGUIO CHARTER FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
RESULTS

under 10
Champion GOSHENLAND TEAM
2nd place BONIFACIO Elem
3rd place LAUREL Elem
FAIR PLAY MELVIN JONES FOOTBALL ACADEMY

under 12
CHAMPION BONIFACIO
2nd place BSU ELEMENTARY A
3rd place QUEZON
FAIR PLAY MIGHTY OAKS (DAGUPAN CITY)

under 14
CHAMPION BCNHS SPS A
2nd place BSU SLS
3rd place BCNHS SPS B
FAIR PLAY URDANETA DIVINIANS

under 16
CHAMPION BCNHS SPS A
2nd place BSU SLS
3rd place BCNHS SPS B
FAIR PLAY MAGSAYSAY TEAM

Ladies Open
CHAMPION BAGUIO LADIES TEAM
2nd place BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY LADIES TEAM-A
3rd place BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM B
FAIR PLAY PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY LADIES TEAM

Men’s Open
CHAMPION VIGAN KUGTALEROS
2nd place BAGUIO UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
3rd place TARLAC FOOTBALL TEAM- A
FAIR PLAY TARLAC FOOTBALL TEAM- B

The DWCU Football Team