52596091_2124565300916277_9214656311260610560_nThis was the theme of the 52nd Founding Anniversary of DWCU which was celebrated last February 21-23, 2019. The feast started with a bloodletting organized by the DWCU nurse Mrs. Diana Marie Valdez in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross Urdaneta chapter.  Administrators, educators, personnel, students, parents and many people in the community flocked in DWCU to underwent such bloodletting to show their generosity to the people in need.

February 22, 2019 at eight o’clock in the morning, a mass was celebrated by the Campus Minister Fr. Vhenerando Yator, SVD with the DWCU Priests as Concelebrants. He emphasized on the value of excellence as accountability and maximizing the talents God has given us to serve the community. A motorcade followed organized and led by Sir Edwin Aquino and Professor Rolando Majarucon in coordination with the government officials of Bayaoas and the city government of Urdaneta. After that, a basketball exhibition game between the DWCU varsity and DWCU Alumni selected players. There were also exhibition games on volleyball both girls and men coming from the selected DWCU students. BAZAAR was also introduced by the PTA officers during that day. These activities made the foundation more meaningful, joyful and youthful. PTA officers, DWCU Alumni Association Officers, and the whole DWCU community witnessed such activities in the morning. At 12 noon, the administration offered a sumptuous lunch to the community.

At 1:30 in the afternoon, the DWCU foundation continued with a special presentation from the elementary department and a dance dubbed as HATAW SAYAW from the Junior and High school department. Excellence was exemplified through the stunning, electrifying and well-coordinated movements and steps of dancing by the learners.

52641197_2139016652841786_3876973931927699456_oDuring the last day of the foundation-February 23, 2019, the DWCU PTA officers organized a family celebration. Parlor games were offered to the students and to the parents. During that same day at eight o’clock in the morning, DWCU alumni and parents who are in the medical field formed a  Medical and Vision Care Service for the less fortunate who had health problems. Medicines used during the said medical mission were donated and financed by DWCU alumni, parents and DWCU benefactors.  People from Bayaoas and Dilan Paurido with the assistance of barangay officials took advantage of the said medical activity. Salo salo, variety shows and Raffle draw were also organized by the PTA officers. At 5 PM the DWCU Alumni Association officers organized a mass as a prelude to their activity- the awarding of the Basketball tournament on the occasion of the foundation anniversary. The said awarding was done after a supper offered by the DWCU alumni officers. Indeed teachers and alumni gathered together thanking and celebrating the 52nd founding anniversary of Divine Word College of Urdaneta. The said activities and celebrations were done as a gratitude to God for blessing the 52nd founding anniversary of DWCU


Career Coaching for Grades 10, 11 & 12




Ms. Roma Q. Madrigal, Officer III, DOLE, Rosales,Pang. and Mr. Jose S. Del Rosario, PESO Manager and Supervising Labor & Employment Officer

Two resource speakers were invited for the symposium in Career Coaching and they are in the persons of Mr. Jose S. Del Rosario, the PESO Manager and Supervising Labor and Employment Officer of Urdaneta City and Ms. Roma Q. Madrigal who holds the position of an Officer III as Focal Person for Employment Programs of DOLE, Rosales, Pangasinan.  The topics discussed to the Grades 10, 11, 12 students together with their parents were: employment opportunities both locally and internationally hence, students were encouraged to work hard in their chosen career and develop their skills for a greater chance of employability either locally or internationally.


Grade 10,11 & Students with their Parents/Guardians at the Career Coaching Symposium

The symposium held on February 8, 2019 was well attended by both parents and students.  It started with an opening prayer led by Mrs. Mercedes S. Cabaccang, High School Faculty. Welcome remarks was given by the College Dean, Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe. Fr. John Bala, SVD, the Administrative and Finance Officer was in charge of the awarding of the certificates. The objective of informing the audience of greater chance of employability in the future would lead to a better career choice of a child where the parents play a major role in providing not just financial support but the emotional and moral support needed by their children to be successful in their career.

16th National Science Quest

DWCU Learners Excel in the 16th National Science Quest

Nine (9) students from the High School Department participated and competed in the 16th National Science Quest held in Baguio City last February 8-10, 2019 with the theme: “Technology Advancement through Research, Inventions and Innovations in Sustaining the Quality of Life”

The Science Adviser Ms. Melanie Tabobo accompanied them together with Mrs. Flordeliza Villa Cruz and Mr. Christian Saguiped, Science Teachers in the High School Department. The following are the winners: Clezelle Monsanto got third place in JHS Essay Writing Contest (Filipino). On the Spot Painting – Rachelle Christine Garcia got the First Place and Yra Maru Esperanza got the 3rd place, and on Environmental Quiz Bee, Draude Anilov Malunay got the 4th Place.

In the Elementary Department, Rose Mary Kamille M. Andaleon was 1st place on the Spot Painting, with Kharl Gabriel M. Andaleon and Derrick who placed 4th and 5th respectively. The Elementary pupils were accompanied by Ms. Danica Uy, Science Teacher in the Elementary Department.

The participants came back to DWCU with joy for their achievements!  They learned a lot from the competition and they renewed their willingness to compete again next year. Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

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