Let us all put ourselves in the presence of God.In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.Almighty and Loving Father, you are the wonderful creator of everything there is.You are the Shepherd of the Sheep on a thousand hills.You have fulfilled the earth and sea with all the good things we need to make us comfortable and happy.This is the time when we come to You, not with a wish or a plea,but with a song-a song of Thanksgiving.As we gather tonight for this momentous event , we ask you for our Alma Mater, The Divine Word Academy of Dagupan.Bless this night, o God,as we renew our friendships and camaraderie,fill us with Your love as we enjoy special moments with our mentors and administrators.enlighten us to share our time,talent and treasures,specially to our Alma Mater,so that we may all be called “United Divinians,Sharing and Coming Home.”Show us the path to be humble servants and to give loving service to one another for this is the meaningful way to “trace our steps to greatness.”In your presence we offer this meaningful and memorable event.We pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of St. Therese,Arnold and Joseph and in the name of Jesus,Our Lord.Amen.
The DWAD Alumni Association cordially invites all former DWAD Teachers to the Homecoming 2009.Please confirm your attendance thru this website or call Beverly So at 0919-561-9392.
Star Plaza Hotel, situated at the heart of Dagupan City and less than 1 km away from DWAD and the Stadia, will be giving a ten (10%) percent discount on cash payments to all Divinians coming home to join this year’s Grand Alumni Homecoming.
The current room rates are as follows:
Room Categories Single/Double(Php)
Junior Suite P1,150.00
Royal Suite P1,350.00
Family Suite P 1,800.00
Plaza Suite P2,200.00
Presidential Suite P3,500.00
Extra Bed P250.00
Joiner’s Fee P150.00
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Normal check-in time is 2:00 PM
Check-out time is 12:00 Noon
Reservations are confirmed thru cash deposits or major credit cards. Reservations thru phone & unconfirmed reservations will only be held until 6:00pm.
For more info visit their website at http://www.starplazadagupan.com
The DWAD Student Government Organization has sent their letter of invitation to the DWAD Alumni Homecoming 2009,to wit;
Dear DWAD Alumni,
“Divine Word,I Pledge my loyalty forever true.”
With these words our Divine Word Hymn ends, but with these same words we undertake a lifetime pledge to our Alma Mater.
The forthcoming DWAD ALumni Homecoming 2009 is a true manifestation of your noble intention for your Alma Mater, with the theme: “United Divinians,Sharing and Coming Home,” we , the DWAD Student Government Organization,welcome back our alumni to this prestigious center of learning,where you once partook of its fountain of knowledge and wisdom.
We look forward to seeing you on November 21,2009 during the welcoming program.
May the good Lord bless the DWAD Alumni Association and the Homecoming 2009.
Airish M. Soriano
DWAD SGO President
Rev. Fr. Edsel R. Demillo,SVD
DWAD School Director
In the continuous preparation for the Homecoming 2009, the organizing committee held a meeting in the K of C Hall last August 25,2009.Despite the strong rains and the brownout,the Divinians still had a fruitful meeting.
Batch coordinators in attendance had their photos taken by Francis Lim of Francis Portraits, the photos will be posted in the Homecoming website,for reference of fellow Divinians.
Suggestions for the 3 more additional speakers for the event is still being accepted by the Committee.
Rev. Fr. Edsel Demiillo,SVD and the present DWAD Student Government Organization will send their letter of invitation to the DWAD Alumni Association this week.
The Liturgical Action of St. Therese(LAST) Choir thru Ms. Ma. Lourdes Aque, will organize themselves after almost 20 years to sing during the Homecoming Eucharistic Celebration.
Mr. Alberto Ubando will also regroup the Voice Organization Action of St. Therese to once more serve as Lector and Commentators.
Present Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers Cecil Balingit and William Cua shall also serve at the Mass to be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Ricky Miranda, SVD.
In the evening program, the original incorporators of the Bossing’s Band, all Divinians, shall likewise reorganize to grace the occasion.
To date, the Homecoming website has numerous photos from various batches,however,the committee still needs more pictures to be utilized for both the website and The Great Wall of DWAD.
Tarpaulins are now installed in the St. Therese compound fence and the DWAD Building. As the Homecoming 2009 date draws near, more tarps will be installed in the City entrances like Lucao Dist.,Bonuan,Calasiao and Mangaldan.
The LED in the heart of Dagupan City, now flashes the Homecoming date and website.The Homecoming TV ad may also be viewed thru USATV Community Channel 6.
Last August 11,2009 the 2009 DWAD Homecoming committee had a well attended meeting.
The group was informed of the website and email address for this year’s homecoming which is: dwadalumni.wordpress.com and firstname.lastname@example.org ,respectively.
The Homecoming 2009 has been featured in the Sunday Punch Newspaper, as it has worldwide publication and is the most widely read local newspaper.
The Body confirmed Nov. 21,2009 as the Homecoming date, with this full blast publicity thru radio, television,cable television, print and posting of tarpaulins in strategic places will now push thru.
Secretariat has disseminated information to batch coordinators and other Divinians to submit photos with captions thru email@example.com or sent in CD form to Ms. Beverly So in DWAD, Mondays to Fridays 9AM-5PM,telephone # 522-8413.Deadline set on September 01,2009.
To date, Batch 1973 and 1972 has submitted photos already. Yearbooks of Batch ’73,’93,’97 ,2000 and 2002 borrowed from DWAD has been submitted.
Fr. Edsel Demillo,present School Director ,has approved and confirmed their participation on the plans for the 2009 Homecoming,including; DWAD 2008-2009 SGO President to give Opening Remarks, the welcoming of Divinians by a Drum & Lyre Bugle Corps and the performance of Bossings Band in the Reunion Dinner.
Former Principal,.Ms.Concesa Rapacon to assist in the invitation of former teachers. She will likewise provide S’ Art a copy of contact details of former teachers.
Stephen Tan has confirmed the acceptance of 1979 alumna
Phares P. Parayno, Ph.D.
Chair, Environment Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Miriam College
as one of the Inspirational speakers for the Homecoming.
Other eyed speakers are leaders in different fields are:
Rosita Lee Lim owner and pioneer of Jollibee Dagupan Group of Stores,Te Go Lee,PResident & COO of Chemvision Inc. , Mr.Steve Lim, .Judge Marlon Menesses of MTC Malasiqui and Raul Ubando of the Phil. Navy .
Batch nominees for this years Outstanding Divinian may be sent thru the website or Batch coordinators until Sept.0,2009.A maximum of 5 Outstanding Divinians will be awarded on the Reunion Dinner Program at the CSI Stadia..
Both the City Health Office and Dagupan City Public Order and Safety Office( POSO) have confirmed their support and participation in the Homecoming 2009.
Upon return of Dra. Arlene Sanchez confirmation of 8 benefactors shall be sought.
All batch coordinators were requested to start dissemination Homecoming info and confirming attendees as there is only 90 days left to do so. List of batch mates and contact details were distributed to batch coordinators present. Likewise,coordinators were requested to update batch directory.
DWAD Alumni Association coordinators meet with the host batch 1973 to plan ahead for the forthcoming DWAD Alumni2009.