Divinian Nicole Angela B. Bristol Excelled in STEP

Nicole Angela B. Bristol

First Place in Basic Encoding


Nicole Angela B. Bristol

Republic of the Philippines, Department of Education, Region I, Division of City Schools, Urdaneta City.

Divinian Nicole Angela B. Bristol excelled during the 9th Student Technologist & Entrepreneurs of the Philippines: Division Skills Competition held last January 7-8, 2011 at the BADIPA Elementary School. The Divinian Nicole got First Place in Basic Encoding. She belongs to the only section of Grade VI in our Elementary Department and is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Angelita Bristol of Urdaneta City.

The Board of Trustees, Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students of the DWCU express our hearty Congratulations to Nicole Angela with her coach Ms. Manilyn Cayabyab.

The whole DWCU academic community is proud of you!

Divinian Katrina Mae Miranda Chosen as: Ms. STEP 2011

Divinian Katrina Mae Miranda

Declared Ms. STEP 2011

Ms. Katrina Mae Miranda - "MS. STEP 2011"

Urdaneta City. The Division of City Schools of Urdaneta City of the Department of Education in Region 1 recently held the 9th Student Technologist & Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP) at the BADIPA Elementary School on January 7-8, 2011. The event was focused more on the Division Skills Competition with the theme: ” A STEP Higher: Upgrading Skills, Improving Lives” Hon. Amadeo G. E. Perez IV the City Mayor was the Guest Speaker during the occasion.

Ms. STEP 2011 with Mr. Louise Lorian

The competition culminated with the search for Mr. & Ms. STEP where our Divinian entry was judged to be the fairest of them all. Ms. Katrina Mae Miranda of IV-St. Arnold proclaimed as Best in Casual Wear and Best in Filipiniana Outfit and finally was crowned as MS. STEP ‘2011. With her title she then represent the City Division to the Regional Contest which will be scheduled soon.

The board of trustees of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta together with all the administrators, faculty, students and parents congratulate Ms. Katrina Mae Miranda with her most able coach Mr. Louise Lorian. We are truly proud of you!


MR. & MS STEP 2011

DWCU Actively Participated in Pamaskong Handog ‘2010






Urdaneta City.


Now becoming a yearly event the City of Urdaneta celebrated Christmas with “PAMASKONG HANDOG”  for the less fortunate last December 21, 2010 at the Urdaneta Cultural and Sports Center. Christmas Gifts were distributed to the residents of Brgy. Bayaoas and Dilan-Paurido. The said project/event was spearheaded by the District Councilor Hon. Blesildo Sumera assisted by the concerned Coordinators : Anita Fernandez, Bernadine Maminta.


The Divinians in all levels: Pre-Elem/Elementary, High School & College  with NIA and District II-DepEd were the sponsoring groups and institutions in the implementation of the project/event.

 The DWCU delegation in the distribution of the gifts was headed by Dr. Trofima M. Pangonilo our Community Extension Service Coordinator to wit: Mrs. Estrella Padilla & Leovilyn Morales (Personnel) Nika Paula Paolo & Consuelo Clomera, (College Students) Michael Angelo Morales,  Ernesto “Star “ Padilla (HS) Dexter Quinones &  Rhizelle  Marie Bravo (HS)

 Impressions: The students said that they enjoyed the activity even if they were very tired and exhausted.  They actually saw the conditions of the recipients of the gifts they contributed.  Some said that next time they should give more having had a first hand encounter with their poor and less fortunate brothers and sisters.  The personnel also said that even if the activity was tiring they enjoyed it.  After all the gifts were distributed the group had a picture taking with the Mayor who congratulated them for joining in the Urdaneta City Pamaskong Handog 2010 project.

Christmas is giving… it was made more meaningful, memorable and blissful through the PAMASKONG HANDOG. To those who were involved in this project … our hearty Congratulations! God bless you all the more!






Urdaneta City. The students of the College Department of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta recently underwent a seminar on “Employment Coaching” organized by the Department of Labor and Employment with Mrs. Dolores P. Suarez a Senior Labor Employment Officer based in Rosales, Pangasinan and Mrs. Mary Aurea de Jesus the Administrative Officer as speakers. The seminar was held at the Holy Spirit Chapel last December 16, 2010 from 10:30 in the morning until 12:30 in the afternoon. Mrs. Leonida D. Javillo the Dean of the College Department supervised the implementation of the seminar coordinated by the Guidance Counselor Mrs. Marissa T. Sanchez who facilitated the details of the performance of the program.

The first part of the seminar was focused on the Vision-Mission of the Department of Labor and Employment while the second part dealt with tips in applying for job, the proper procedures and important matters to observe for job search. A considerable time was given to retirement concerns and benefits. Mrs. Suarez guided the students on the concerns, challenges and rights of our Overseas Contract Workers.

In appreciation to the initiative of DOLE, the DWCU awarded the certificates of appreciation to Mrs. Suarez and Mrs. de Jesus being the proficient resource persons instrumental to the success of the Student Development Program of the DWCU on the topic “Employment “Coaching”.

The First Communion Administered to Elementary Pupils

Elementary Pupils Take the

 Sacrament of Holy Communion

for the First Time


Urdaneta City. Our angelic pupils of Grade III for the first time in their lives received the Holy Communion as part of their initiation to the Catholic faith in a Eucharistic Celebration last December 10, 2010 at 8:30 in the morning held at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. Fr. President congratulated the parents and guardians of the pupils for fulfilling their task and responsibility to their children in faithfully molding them through the tenets of our Catholic faith thus making them upright and pleasing to God. He further shared to them the fruits of the Sacrament of the Holy Communion: union with Christ the Lord, turning away from sin and reconciliation with self, others and God. To the pupils, Fr. President gave emphasis on the effects of receiving communion to wit: preservation of spiritual life with the Lord, growth and deepening of one’s spiritual life and sanctification.

The celebration was filled with solemnity in a way that those who witnessed the event can’t helped but experience the sanctifying grace that the Lord have showered to each and everyone in communion with the bread that gives life. The administration, faculty, non-academic personnel and all the students of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta extend our heartfelt felicitations to the parents, guardians and students who took part in this sacred celebration of the Eucharist. At the end of the celebration the Principal Mrs. Marina Elizabeth M. Domingo expressed her gratitude to all who made the celebration meaningful, fruitful and successful most specially to the parents and guardians of the pupils, to Sr. Lilia Cabusas, WCW the religious education teacher who prepared the pupils for that very important event, to Sr. Emilia Polinar,WCW who decorated the altar with all the beatiful flower arrangements,  Sr. Maritess, WCW for the choir, some seminarians, teachers and to all who contributed in one way or the other the success of the event.

Below are the list of the first communicants and some pictures courtesy of Ms Roch Baltazar of the Pop Photo center.



DWCU Glee Club Joined ADDESSA Paligsawit 2010




THE DWCU GLEE CLUB: Cheryl A. Corpuz - Adviser / Joseph Manansala

(Click the picture to see the video presentation)


Urdaneta City. One of the highlights of the Urdnaneta City Fiesta this year was the Choral Competition called as the “Grandest Event of the Year” organized and sponsored by ADDESSA.

The DWCU Glee Club entered into the final event with 12 other well known contestants to wit: the Panpacific University North Philippines Chorale, Tarlac State University Choir, Lyceum-Northwestern University Performing Arts Chorale, Northern Luzon Adventist College Chorale, St. Jude Parish Choir, St. Peter’s Parish Music Ministry, Dagupan City National High School Voices of the Youth Chorale Group, (Rated K) Dagupan City, PRYMBASSADOR Northern Luzon Adventist College, Urdaneta University Music Ensemble and the Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School Gospel Choir.

Trained by Mr. Joseph Manansala with Mrs. Cheryl A. Corpuz as their adviser, the DWCU Glee Club placed 7th among all the contestants.  Considering the experience and competence of all the competitors the Divinians proved to be counted among the best in the province. Congratulations to the DWCU Glee Club. We are proud of you!

This grandest event opened its curtains last December 8, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening at the Urdaneta City Cultural & Sports Complex.

Result: 8th National Science Quest – Division Level

Congratulations to Joren Tabios

First Placer in SCI DAMA

and to all the Winners of the 8th National Science Quest


Joren Tabios - 1st Placer

The DWCU Science Quizzers



Solemnity of Christ the King 2010





Urdaneta City. The Diocese of Urdaneta successfully and meaningfully celebrated the Diocesan Silver Jubilee Christ the King feast last Sunday November 21, 2010. This year’s occasion was hosted by the Cathedral Parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Urdaneta City. We express then our hearty congratulations to our untiring and energetic Cathedral Fathers and Deacon, Rev. Fr. Arturo F. Aquino, Rev. Fr. Dionisio B. Luzano, Rev. Fr. Francisco P. Ganaden, and Rev. Romulo Agyapas, the dedicated officers of the Parish Pastoral and Finance Council, the very supportive religious organizations and all the parisheoners.


The big event was attended by thousands of faithful from the different parishes of the diocese as the Pontifical and Concelebrated Mass started at 1:30 in the afternoon with the Most Rev. Jacinto A. Jose, DD as the main celebrant together with the guest priests, diocesan clergy and the SVDs. The celebration of the Eucharist was followed by a solemn procession around the City of Urdaneta that ended with the Solemn Benediction. The Diocesan Choral Competition/Festival participated by the choirs from the different parishes and seminary (the Divine Word Formation Center) within the Diocese of Urdaneta culminated the festive event.

The spiritual preparation of this year’s Christ the King Celebration was made deeper and more meaningful by a circular letter from the Bishop of the Diocese with the following message:


“At the core of our Catholic Faith is the belief that Jesus Christ is the King and Lord! As God He is the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. As man He is the Son of Mary. Through His Incarnation He took our sinful flesh that He may transform it “to God’s image and likeness”. Through His passion, death and resurrection He proved the depth of God’s love for us, His creatures. And “He is now at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. And His Kingdom will have no end,” our Creed proclaims! We shall be with Him there (in His Kingdom) only when He is with us here!


Viva Cristo Rey!

Christ the King now and forever! This has to be our conviction! And we profess and shout it in a manifest way during the Feast of Christ the King. This however needs to go deeper and wider. As His followers we are urged to demonstrate Him as King of our lives and seen in our actions. “He who acknowledges Me before men, him I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven,” Jesus promises. In other words, when we accept Him as our King here on earth, we allow Him to rule and to reign over our thoughts, words and deeds. We think His thoughts! We speak His words! And we practice His love for us which He showed on the Cross! In the end, we are assured that we will be with Him in His kingdom where He lives and reigns forever and ever!

Mabuhay si Cristo, Hari at Panginoon! Agbiag ni Kristo nga Ari!”


+Jacinto A. Jose, DD

Bishop of Urdaneta








Sports Competition

Launched by DepEd at DWCU 

Urdaneta City. The Urdaneta City Division of the Department of Education Region 1 launched last Friday November 19, 2010 the Sports Competition in Basic Education termed as the “Dayo-Dayo System” at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. This year’s events carries the theme: “Play for the Division, Win for the Region and for our Nation”. The opening ceremonies include the following parts: The Assembly and Parade, Opening Program with the prayer led by Ms. Marie Ann Nidoy, the National Anthem & Urdaneta Hymn conducted by Mr. Doroteo Santiago.

The DWCU President Fr. Dominador O. Ramos, SVD officially and warmly welcomed the Government Officials together with the DepEd, Guests, Events’ Officials, Teachers, Coaches, Athletes and everyone who witnessed the opening ceremonies. “Faithful to our institutional value of SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY it is our sublime privilege to offer to you our sports facilities, the student-friendly school grounds and the gymnasium” was the emphasis of the warm welcome. Mr. Reynaldo L. Tomas the Education Supervisor I of MAPEH delivered his opening remarks while an inspirational talk was rendered by the representative of Dr. Maria Celia Junio-Fernandez the Schools Division Superintendent.


Hon. Amadeo “Bobom” G.E. Perez IV the City Mayor of Urdaneta who was the Guest of Honor & Speaker eloquently delivered his speech to all participating teams, athletes, coaches, sports officials and DepEd staff focusing on the significance of the event, the importance of sports for the youth and the full support of the City Government in the area of sports. The Honorable Mayor challenged and inspired each one to explore all the possibilities that would enhance the unity, harmonious relationships and binding together of all institutions in the City Division towards the realization of the theme: “Play for the Division, Win for the Region and for our Nation.”

The speech of the Honorable Mayor led to the presentation of the Delegates. Dr. Estelita V. Quisias the District Supervisor of Urdaneta I introduced the delegates from District I as Dr. Remedios E. Palad the District Supervisor of Urdaneta II introduced the delegates from her District as well. Dr. Alexander Patacsil the Principal of UCNHS introduced the delegates from his school as Mr. Louie Lorian the president of the Private Schools Association presented those athletes from the private sector. CUPSSAA delegates were introduced by Mrs. Marilyn Mararac the President.

The Athletes’ Oath, Orientation, and the Declaration of the formal opening of the Sports Tournament took place as the ceremonial toast culminated the opening ceremonies. Games and different events then were played in the field.






Metro Manila. The pupils and students of the Elementary and High School Departments of the DWCU together with the Faculty, Parents, Administrators and Non-academic personnel went on a very exciting educational field trip “Lakbay Aral” last November 12, 2010 with the following itinerary: The Life Museum and Science Entertainment in Pasay City, the Gardenia Food Products and Rizal Shrine in Laguna and finally the magnificent Enchanted Kingdom of Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Aiming to provide quality education to the students and believing that aside from the learning that takes place in the classroom the field outside the campus awaits to supplement the knowledge imbibed by the clientele. “Lakbay Aral” provides a hands-on learning and experience – from the exposure to other venues where experience, learning and fun converge together and where students find perfect venue to complete their holistic and integral formation.

A total of 815 students, teachers, personnel and parents joined the learning event on a fleet of 16 big buses of the Genesis Bus Lines.  The trip was blessed with a perfect weather in answer to the prayers of the participants and organizers.  It was observed that a good number of parents with the whole family joined the field trip making the event as the channel of their bonding activities.

Indeed, the DWCU “Lakbay Aral” 2010 was very successful, fruitful, memorable and filled with fun, first hand learning and experience for all those who joined the journey of learning in the field.