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!


Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre

First in Mathematics Quiz – Level I

Division Math Festival 2010


Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre

Urdaneta City. The Divine Word College of Urdaneta – High School Department proudly congratulates Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre for his excellent performance during the Division Math Festival held last November 26, 2010 at the Palina West National High School, Urdaneta City. Christian Kyle Alexander belongs to the First Year Class of St. Matthew with Mrs. Emma Tabobo as the adviser.

The same felicitations go to all our High School contestants who made it to the top in Mathematics Quiz Level I, Mathematics Quiz Level II; DAMATH Level II and Level III; MODULO ART Level I and Level IV.

Our hearty congratulations too to their coaches: Mrs. Marlyn Laroco and Ms. Theresa Pontaoe our best Mathematics teachers. Below is the complete list of our winners together with their pictures.

Christian Kyle Alexander R. Silvestre with the Principal Mrs. Marlyn Laroco


2010 Division Math Festival winners with coaches Mrs. Marlyn Laroco & Ms. Teresa Pontaoe

DWCU’s Elementary Pupils Reaping More Laurels!

Mr. Aldwin Sipin


In the recently held Division Schools Press Conference in Nancayasan Elementary School last November 3-4, 2010, the Divinians of the Elementary Department have proved once again that they are one of the forces to be reckoned with in the field of Campus Journalism. They bag the first place awards in Editorial Writing (both in English and Filipino), Copyreading and Headline Writing (Filipino), Editorial Cartooning (English), Sports Writing (Filipino), and Radio Broadcasting (English).


Redentor Immanuel B. Ridao (Editorial Writing and Editorial Cartooning, English) and Niña Charisse G. Evangelista (Editorial Writing and Copyreading & Headline Writing, Filipino) won 1st place both in their respective slots while Mark Darwin C. Sampilo grabs 1st place in Sports Writing and 2nd place in News Writing (Filipino). The Radio Broadcasting Team led by Nicole Angela B. Bristol, with her teammates, Angel Leila L. Marron, Marie Angela M. Lorica, Carole Kaye C. Lomboy, Janssen Roselle T. Obusan, Francesca Marie B. Taganas, and Raphaell B. Ridao, were also victorious in taking 1st place in Radio Broadcasting (English) along with some minor awards. Bristol was proclaimed the Best Anchor and Ridao (Raphaell) was the Best Presenter. The Divinians were also given the award for Best in Technical Application.


Other winners in the individual contests of DSPC from Divine Word College of Urdaneta include Eric John J. Salud (News Writing and Sports Writing – English, both in 2nd place respectively), Janssen Roselle T. Obusan (Feature Writing in English, 3rd place), Russell Allan A. Majarucon (Editorial Cartooning in Filipino, 5th place), and Belinda Nicaella C. Borje (Photojournalism in Filipino, 7th place). The Radio Broadcasting Team in Filipino also won 4th place in their category.

Sadly, in the Radio Broadcasting category, only the first placers in both elementary and secondary will proceed to the Regional Schools Press Conference, unlike in the Individual Contests wherein the top 7 will qualify to the said event.

All the journalists mentioned above except the Broadcasting Team in Filipino have qualified for the RSPC which will be held in Vigan on December 7-10, 2010.

Our DWCU pupils who brought pride and honor at the recent Division Schools Press Conference held on Nov. 3 - 4 , 2010


Reported by:

Mr. Aldwin Sipin





BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE, The Divinians who were sent by the City Division of Urdaneta to represent at the Regional English Olympics last October 15 defeated everybody else in the Regional Level. The team includes: Angel Leila L. Marron, Marie Angela M. Lorica and Jennifer Louisse D. De Leon with their coach Mr. Aldwin Sipin.

The delay of this report was caused by a controversy that until now still seeks justice from those who are in authority. Our Divinian Kids were not proclaimed as THE CHAMPION for the reason that they come from a private school and are disqualified to join such event.

Our Divinians were not sent by the school if not for the cause of the City Division of Urdaneta. For the City of Urdaneta our pupils are qualified to join the Regional Olympics, we have no doubt about this fact. Our pupils passed through all requirements until the contest which they excelled everybody else in the region. Preparing for the awarding, the regional committee decided against our Divinian Kids – that they are DISQUALIFIED for the above-stated reason.

Let the disqualification continue. The truth is unchanging, it cannot be manipulated and cannot be covered forever.  We release and publish this information on the side of the truth. And the TRUTH is…



Fr. Dominador O. Ramos, SVD

President – DWCU


DWCU Team Readers Upsets Other Divisions in Regional English Olympics

In the recently held Regional English Olympics and Read-a-thon Contest in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte last October 14-15, 2010, the DWCU pupils who participated in the Team Reading event of the Read-a-thon contest,  won with an impressive margin from other contestants, taking away the title as Best Team Readers of the region.

The Team Readers of DWCU, namely, Angel Leila L. Marron, Marie Angela M. Lorica, and Jennifer Louisse D. De Leon, showed right from the beginning of the competition their determination to win and take home the prize not only for their school but also for the Division of Urdaneta City which they represented in the said event. The contest, which took place in Bacarra Elementary School, started with the Reading Time wherein the participants were held inside one room to read the chosen stories by the Education Supervisor, Mrs. Teresa Morales, for a given time. The Team Readers, including the Oral Interpretation and Story Retelling contestants, of the 13 divisions that participated were each given a table for their reading activity.

At the end of the allotted time, the contest proceeded to the second part of the competition, the Comprehension and Vocabulary Test. The DWCU Team Readers remained flawless in notching a score until the tenth round answering questions that range from easy to difficult, and multiple choices to fill in the blanks. By the 11th round, the team took their lone mistake of the competition but after that took off with successive correct answers leaving behind and sealing their win against their competitors. The Urdaneta City Division (DWCU Team Readers) was proclaimed as the champion, Ilocos Norte Division finished at second, and San Carlos City Division at third.

The DWCU Team Readers became “unproclaimed” winner during the awarding ceremony. Instead, the Division of Ilocos Norte was proclaimed as the winner for the Team Reading contest.

In other competitions of the said event in Bacarra, two more pupils of DWCU represented the school. Redentor Immanuel B. Ridao participated in Essay Writing and Shaina Mae Cuison for Poem Recitation.


Reported by:

Mr. Aldwin Sipin







Urdaneta City. The Small Basketeers Phililippines / PASSARELLE recently organized a basketball tournament at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Complex last August 14, 2010 where seven basketball teams competed from seven different institutions around Dagupan and Urdaneta.

Under the SBP Division were the teams from the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan, La Marea Academy, Merryland Montessori and High School Inc. and the Palm Springs Montessori.

The PASSARELLE division includes the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan, Divine Word College of Urdaneta, Merryland Montessori and High School Inc., Mother Goose Special School System Inc. Dagupan, Urdaneta City National High School – Team A and Team B.

Part I of the program was the formal opening after a colorful parade of the participants. The tournament commissioner Sonny De Jesus delivered the welcome address while Nicanor Jorge (Founder and President, Best Center) and Danilo C. Ildefonso (2 time PBA MVP) rendered their inspirational talk and message.

Part II was the search for BEST MUSE where our Divinian Ms. Nessie Mae Domagas of the IV-St. Francis was chosen as THE BEST MUSE OF THE PASSARELLE DIVISION from among the seven competing institutions. The DWCU academic community then congratulates Ms. Domagas for the honor she brought to our institution.


Congratulations! Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Club

The DWCU Joyfully Welcomes

the Birth of JPICC

The spirit of the 3rd Campus Pastoral Assembly of the DWCU that brought to fruition the 5-year Pastoral Plan of the institution continues to inspire the students and the faculty to implement the resolutions of the assembly. The Committee on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation recently called for an assembly that brought to nativity the JPICC  the brain child of Mr. Reynald Mamasig. The founder of the club then writes:

Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Club (JPICC) is the youngest club of Divine Word College of Urdaneta, High School Department. It is founded to respond to the challenge of promoting and protecting God’s creation based on Arnoldus spirituality. During the assembly last August 5, 2010 the members made a commitment to uphold the four core values of Divine Word Education Association (DWEA) such as integrity, social responsibility, excellence, evangelization, by carrying out environment-related and social welfare-enhancing activities such as tree planting, adoption of Barangay, forum on climate change and youth-oriented issues, seminar-workshop on waste segregation, putting -up a mini-creation spirituality park, and site visitation/nature trip. In order to flesh-out these activities, the members were organized into three committees – Internal, External and Finance.






Today the whole Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.  Both were martyred in Rome in the first century. They tirelessly worked for the spread of the gospel, not only to the people of Israel, but to all the nations as well. They risked their lives in the process and gladly poured out their blood in loyalty to their Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. As Paul so eloquently stated in his second epistle to Timothy, they courageously fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7).


This day too the whole diocese of Urdaneta joins our Shepherd Bishop Jacinto “Jack” A. Jose, DD as he celebrates his 35th anniversary of priestly ordination. The academic community of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta with the SVD and seminarians of the Divine Word Formation Center express our heartfelt gratitude to our dear Bishop Jack for his fatherly support to us through the years. We assure you of our sincerest prayers dear Bishop for God’s choicest blessings upon you today on your anniversary and the years to come. You are a priest forever!

Happy Sacerdotal Anniversary from all of us at the DWFC and the DWCU!

The Divine Word Formation Center celebrating today’s events of our faith introduces the seminarians for this school year 2010-2011. We warmly welcome them to the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. Ms. Marites Naniong of the Office of the President prepared the DWFC DIRECTORY 2010-2011:


The DWCU Salutes to our

Service Awardees

for this Academic Year 2009-2010

Urdaneta City. The Board of Trustees and the whole academic community of the  Divine Word College of Urdaneta wishes to acknowledge the loyal,  faithful and untiring service of our co-workers in the vineyard of the Lord. Mrs. Emma  De Guzman Tabobo from Alaminos City leads this year’s awardees who served the institution for the past 30 fruitful years. Following her are those who served faithfully for 20 years: Mrs. Cheryl Aldana Corpuz from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan; Dr. Trofima M. Pangonilo from Sison, Pangasinan and Mrs. Estrella Bueno Padilla from Bangued, Abra.

The honorees will highlight the celebration of the Baccalaureate Mass with Bishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD DD as the main celebrant.  The DWCU administration will award them the institutionalized rewards for those who have reached such years of service during the graduation rites of the High School Department slated on March 30, 2010 at the St. Michael’s Gymnasium.

To our beloved co-workers we salute you! We convey to you our heartfelt gratitude for your faithful service to the institution making the Divine Word College what it is now because of you!


The Board of Trustees

The DWCU Administration

Faculty, non-academic personnel

parents and students

“The Vine” Now Off the Press!


Mark Stanley Pangonilo Editor-in-Chief

Urdaneta City. The first literary oriented magazine DWCU has ever published is now off the press. The Vine as it is called through the years has taken its new form with the Editor-in-Chief Mark Stanley Pangonilo.  Mr. Pangonilo and his staff submitted the first copy to the office of the president last Friday. Congratulations to the whole staff of The Vine! Another job well done!


(by Mark Stanley Pangonilo)

We were once little children not knowing what was right or wrong.  We couldn’t decide if we should go that way or other way around.  While growing up, we encounter new challenges.  These challenges require us to think harder to decide what we should do.

As life goes on, decision- making is badly needed for each individual. Unconsciously, we make decisions the moment we grasp our breath from deep slumber until we resign in each day. It’s a part of reality…

As a student, I make tough decisions that can change my future.  It’s choosing between life and death.  The decisions we make while studying reflect whether we continue to reach sweetness of knowledge and adventures of life or embrace the clutch of ignorance on us.

Everyday, we are making decisions that can possibly change everything.  Like what Fr. George’s Britos said, “Life is a matter of choice”.  We should learn to live in a world full of decisions not regressions.  We should live in the present, learn from the past, and work for the future.

Now that I’m caught between two diverging roads, I’ll have to face a new chapter of my student life and make another step on the ladder of my growth, I never regret what I have done during the past years in my life.  I’m happy that I have done those things despite their bitter – sweet teachings to my whole being.  I just can say that making decisions is not that hard if and only if we look on both sides of possibilities and we listen to God.

We can’t persuade others to decide for us.  Each of us has his/her personal world and capacity to make rightful decisions. Let us not allow anyone to take t away from us…

Before I end this, I would want to express what I feel…Thank you for making me realize that the track I am walking into is the right path in reaching that precious goal in the end.  Finally, I want to leave a mark in your mind…I want you to remember that you have to learn deciding on your own and stand on the consequences of your every action no matter how painful it may be.

Grow up! Be confident!


Our Elementary Pupils: MTAP Winners!




(L-R) Jomar P. Zayat, Annicka Lesley L. Marron, Trisha G. Isio, Marianne F. Bagayan and Ms. Manilyn Cayabyab

(L-R) Jennifer Louisse D. De Leon, Angel Leila L. Marron, Redentor Immanuel B. Ridao, Marinelle F. Bagayan, Shenna R. Salvatierra, Jul Yann A. Parayno and Mrs. Jaquelyn Marquez

The Board of Trustess, the Administration, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta proudly congratulate our pupils with their coaches for the job well done. May the Divine Word bless you all the more! More Power!


Images & Table of Winners

Prepared by:

Ms. Tez Naniong