DWCU Opened its First Day of School

DWCU Opened its First Day of School!


Fr. Gil T. Manalo, SVD welcome the students of DWCU for the school year 2016-2017 held at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium.

Divine Word College of Urdaneta marked its School Year 2016-2017 opening last June 13, 2016 with its very first Senior High School students. Rev. Fr. Gil T. Manalo, SVD DWCU’s School President had his welcome message welcoming back the old students from Pre-Elementary, Elementary, High School, and College students and also received the new students who came from different schools.

It was the day where the students looked forward to seeing their friends again after a two long months of vacation, not to mention the first timers in Senior High School who are currently enrolled as grade 11 under the Three Strands STEM (Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) HUMSS (Humanities, Social Service) ABM (Accountancy, Business, Management) the school offered.

DWCU’s Administrators, Faculty and Staffs were all joined force in welcoming the students as everyone proceeded at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium for the meet and greet.

Fr. Gil proudly said that the school has its new laboratory buildings (Biology and Physics) alongside with the old Chemistry and Speech Laboratories. The classrooms were newly painted by the class advisers; the College Department has its new ceiling fans. But aside from his announcement, he was enthusiast to tell everyone that this year DWCU will be celebrating its 50th Golden Anniversary tagging as one of the most memorable and a great highlight in DWCU’s history. In return everyone applauded and were all looking forward on this grandiose event which will happen on February 2017.

After the short welcome program, everyone went to their respective classrooms for the Homeroom Orientation. The next event that everyone will be expecting is the anticipated First Friday Mass on June 24 which will happen at St. Michael’s Gymnasium.

Below are some of the pictures taken at the school gymnasium during the opening of the School Year 2016 – 2017.

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In Service Training for DWCU Administrators, Faculty and Staffs for School Year 2016 – 2017


Ms. Sheryle Domingo of Philhealth discussed the benefits of Philhealth and when to avail the benefits.

The Divine Word College of Urdaneta Administrators, Faculty and Staffs in collaboration of the PhilHealth and National Conciliation and Mediation Board held its In Service Training at the DWCU Conference Room last June 7, 2016. The purpose of the said seminar was to explain further the benefits of each of the employee with regards to PhilHealth’s claim, how and when can we use the benefits. The first resource speaker was Ms. Sheryle Domingo of PhilHealth stated the brackets or equivalent amount of benefits in a certain diagnosis and explained the process of filing, who is the beneficiaries and everyone, was enlightened.

After the first resource speaker, Mr. Lester Panem a representative of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (under Department of Labor and Employment) followed


Mr. Lester Panem of National Conciliation and Mediation Board discussed the Ethics of Work and Values Re-Engineering and how important the Doctrines of Work in Employee-Employer relationship.

and discussed how the relationship of “employee-employer” works hand in hand towards a better workplace. He also tackled about Work Ethics and Values Re-Engineering and how important does the Value Formation in affecting the kind of job we have. Lastly, he emphasized the Four Doctrines of Work which are 1.) Necessity 2.) Equity 3.) Disposition and 4.) Motivation. These are all factors that really affects our work behavior in a working environment, what we are towards a job depends on our attitude and how does everyone treat each other.

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Engr. Ficer Dofredo, MIT, discussing the Importance of Research and how a Reseach is made easy through software technologies.

The seminar resumed at 1:30 in the afternoon, the resource speaker then was Engr. Ficer Doctredo MIT, and a President of Research Team in Urdaneta City University (UCU).  Engr. Dofredo discussed about the Importance of Research and how Research is made easy through the “Mendeley” application that can be downloaded in the computer.

Now a day he reiterated that it is best to have/conduct research to broaden up knowledge in order to dig deeper regarding studies and ideals. This is a big factor especially for faculty members who wanted to learn more about a specific study.  He also cited some websites where in everyone can browse and download published research and no need to go to the libraries which is time consuming and financially stressful. These websites may serve as a research material for research studies.

It was indeed a productive day, everyone were all enlightened and learned a lot from the resource speakers. We also commend Mrs. Marissa Sanchez, HR Coordinator and Guidance Counselor for coming up with a sensible seminar.


Receiving the Token of Appreciation with Fr. Gerardo Gudmalin, SVD and Dean Joelita Bernabe of College Dept.

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Mr. Panem receives his Token of Appreciation together with Mrs. Marilyn Laroco, High School Principal and Bro. Emmanuel Ines, SVD, Campus Minister.

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Receiving his Token of Appreciation, Engr. Ficer Dofredo, MIT, together with the School President Fr. Gil T. Manalo, SVD, Mrs. Marilyn Laroco, High School Principal, Ms. Caolina Sayapen, Pre-school & Elementary Principal and Mrs. Joelita Bernabe, College Dean.