DWCU’s Mission Awareness Welcomes

the “Ber-Months”

          The month of September is a well-known marker for the Christmas celebration around the globe. And as we begin to contemplate on moving ahead of time, we, as members of a common faith are bound to recognize and support our role as human beings. We are not just given a life worthy of living for but we are given a lot of chances to renew ourselves that is worth celebrating. In our very existence, as men and women, not unlike you and me, a mission is being upheld for us to learn something about the essence of life – sharing the greatness of Christ, fulfilling a lifelong mission of goodness, compassion and mercy. The DWCU as a Christian community and entity recognizes the movement of spirit and the acknowledgment of faith’s generosity and benevolence. As an indispensable institution of Christian faith and hope, the DWCU welcomed the fulfillment of “Mission Awareness Month” last September 8, 2016 in accordance to Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday with a thanksgiving mass held at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium having the SVD priests as the presiders. The College Department sponsored the mass as partakers of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s blessing and as one of the keepers of SVD’s mission. The month-long celebration focuses on the theme, “Rooted in the Word, Committed to Christ’s Mission. The Divinians consider the event as a tool to empower and enrich lives with interconnectedness and interdependency representing Christ as a mirror of hope, freedom and goodness.

            It was September 14, 2016 when the college department showed its utmost support to the celebration. The schedule of activities was consecutively met during their participation. The students were gathered at the typing room (rm. 306) of the 3rd floor building. The first part of the event was the quiz bee competition with four major different divisions. The students were divided into two major teams – Family 1 and Family 2. Each member of the families was distributed into teams to showcase the aptitude of the students. The elimination round started at 9:00 am with 15 questions to be answered, three teams were eliminated at the beginning of the first round. The remaining teams from each family proceeded immediately to the three major rounds of the competition: the easy, average and difficult rounds. Family 1 dominated the quiz bee competition with a 10-15-42 score against the 9-14-36 score of Family 2.

            After the quiz bee competition, it was immediately followed by the prayer making contest in two different categories, one written in Filipino and the other in English having two-hours to accumulate. In the said competition, students will be making individual outputs written in both languages but they will be carrying the banner of the families from which they belong. In the afternoon of the same day at exactly 2:00 pm, the participants from the different departments had their poster making contest. The successive activities done by the college department aims to showcase the wholehearted participation of both teachers and students especially in supporting the dispersal of the good news, word of truth and the holy gospel of Christ.

            It was September 19, 2016 when the culmination of the mission awareness’ participation of the college department happened at the conference room (rm. 306). The event started at 10:00 am with an opening prayer led by Alyssa Edricka Lopez which was immediately followed by the awarding of certificates for the winners of the Quiz Bee Competition, Prayer Making Contest – Filipino and English, and the Poster Making Contest. The winner for the quiz bee competition is the Family 1 and the Family 2 as the 2nd placer. Sunshine Bustillos was awarded 3rd place for the prayer making contest in Filipino, Irish Loma as the 2nd place and tying up for the 1st place were Flordeliza Muleta and Cherry Campanero. Irish Loma was also conferred the award of 3rd place in the prayer making contest in English, Cherry Campanero as the 2nd place and Flordeliza Muleta as the 1st place respectively. For the poster making contest, Annabelle Ventura received the 4th place, Tonnie Rose Junco as the 3rd place, Dann Dave Rodneill Guillermo as the 2nd place and Hope Coniega bragged home the 1st place respectively. The awarding ceremony ended with some important reminders and a warm congratulatory message to all the students from Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe, College Dean. Fr. Venerando Yator, SVD also concluded the event with a closing prayer.



IMG20161210082255The Division Science Quest is an annual event attended by the students and teachers of the different schools in both public and private schools at Urdaneta City, Pangasinan organized by Mr. Elmo S. Bernardino, Education Program Supervison I. The said event was composed of different types of contests such as, Science and Techno Quiz (Individual and Team Competition), On-the-Spot painting, collage making, Sayawit contest, Rubik’s Cube challenge, Essay Writing in English and Filipino, etc. The contest is categorized into Teachers’ category and students’ category. It’s not just only for students but teachers also showed up their skills.

IMG20161210081640The Divine Word College of Urdaneta has also its entry in the event. There were 31 students who participated in the competition from Grade 7 to Grade 11 students. They were able to present themselves in terms of academics, talents and skills. The students were accompanied by the Science Teachers Mrs. Mercedes Cabaccang, Ms. Vanessa Jane Agas, and Ms. Melanie Tabobo in the competition at Cabuloan National High School. The students enjoyed their company and also they met new friends in other schools. It was a wonderful event for the students because they won in some areas and they were very happy to receive their awards with medals and certificates. Some students will go to National level at Baguio City on February 10-12, 2016. It will serve as a very good experience to them.

See pictures below:

The following are the students who won in the different contests:

Science and Techno Quiz
Grade 9: Louise Joy Urbano – 6th place
Grade 11: Felsie Mae Egipto – 3rd place (bronze)

On-the-Spot Painting
Grade 9: Rachel Garcia – 2nd place (silver)
Grade 11: Kim Balbastro – 4th place

Collage Making
Grade 10: Ma. Charlene Cabotaje – 4th place
Grade 11: Ian Calica – 5th place

Essay Writing (SHS)
English: Karl Dampil – 4th place
Filipiono: Earl elamparo – 4th place

Essay Writing (JHS)
English: Raphaell Ridao (Gold) – 1st Place
Filipino: Sophia Ridao (Silver) – 2nd Place

Rubik’s Cube Challenge:
Grade 7: Charles Allan Jacob – 3rd place (Bronze)
Grade 9: Marvin Wyndel Cura – 2nd place (Silver)
Grade 10: Gabriel Lyko eduria – 2nd Place (Silver)