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Divine Word College of Calapan

Divine Word College of Calapan
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DIVINE WORD COLLEGE OF CALAPAN The history of the Divine Word College of Calapan as a Catholic institution of higher learning traces its roots back to the missionary work of Fr. Benito Rixner, SVD and other missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word in Mindoro. Mindoro Junior College, as the school was originally called, was established in April 1946. The formal opening of classes in first year Normal Education, Liberal Arts, Pre-Law, and special short-term courses in Typing and Stenography was on July 1,1946. There were thirty-seven students as first enrollees. The first floor of the old bishop’s residence was used for classrooms by the students and ten faculty members. The biggest room served as library with around a thousand volumes coming from other SVD schools and the rest from donations. The regular residence rooms were used as classrooms while the smallest room became the Registrar’s Office. Athletic activities were held at the church plaza. In 1953, Fr. Albert Cook, SVD who was the Director at that time constructed a two-storey building on a lot purchased adjacent to the two original buildings. Construction was completed just in time for the school year 1953-1954. By that time, there were three buildings being occupied by about a thousand students. The buildings became functional until the summer of 1964. From 1954 to 1964 there was a steady increase in enrolment that a bigger space was a felt need. Through the efforts of Bishop William Duschak, SVD, DD, a man of foresight and dynamism who went to Europe to ask for donations from friends and benefactors, the dream of having a modern college in a spacious compound materialized. During the school year 1964-1965 all classes were moved to the new campus-a very imposing building built along modern architectural lines. About the same time, the Elementary Department was inaugurated by virtue of the Temporary Permit No. 96. In 1975, the President, Fr. Eleuterio S. Lacaron, SVD, also introduced the School Campaign Program which proved to be an effective promotional strategy of the college. In 1976, permission was granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) for the revival of the Graduate School program which was phased out in 1972. Meanwhile the college curriculum was further diversified with the inclusion of the short- term courses and the offering of traditional fields of concentration in the degree programs .With the advent of the 1980’s, more vigorous efforts were directed not only to improve the school facilities, but also to acquire additional site for future expansion. In 1980, the course in Master in Business Administration (MBA) was opened by virtue of Temporary Permit No.132, s. 1985 dated July 1980 with 47 students and three professors. Its subsequent recognition was granted on June 1985 and signed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Jaime C. Laya. In January 1981, the name of the college was changed from Mindoro College to Divine Word College of Calapan; thus, making it more representative of the educational apostolate of the Society of the Divine Word in the province of Oriental Mindoro. In 1987, having satisfactorily met the standards and requirements of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), the Divine Word College of Calapan was granted Level II accreditation for five years. On April 2, 1993 another Level II accreditation was granted. A re-accreditation was given in 1998. A non-degree program in Computer Science was opened during the administration of Fr. Joel L. Maribao, to give the youth the opportunity to learn the new technology. The Associate in Computer Data Processing (ACDP) was recognized during the school year 1994-1995, while the two-year course in Computer System and Business Management (CSBM) was given Permit No. TV-P 059, s. 1994. In 1995, the Civil Engineering Department was acknowledged as Number 1 in the regional level (Region IV) and Number 10 in the National level on account of the high percentage of board passers. This was published in the Philippine Star dated June 13, 1995. Another honor was received by DWCC as per CHED Memorandum No. 76, s. 1995, where DWCC was selected as Center for Excellence in Teacher Education in Region IV. It was also during the time of Fr. Eleuterio S. Lacaron, SVD (1994-1995), that DWCC was selected by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as Institute of Local Government Academy (ILGA) in Oriental Mindoro. During the administration of Fr. Romeo P. Bancale, SVD, the Graduate School Department was granted permission to offer two new graduate programs, Master in Public Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Management, by virtue of the Government Recognition Nos. 27 and 28, s. 1997, and made effective in the school year 1997-1998. It was also in that same year that the High School Department moved out from the main campus to the Janssen campus located in Brgy. Pachoca, Calapan City. The campus has been renamed Freinademetz campus. In the school year 2000-2001, during the term of Fr. Ernesto F. Vitor, SVD, Government Permits were granted to offer new courses namely Bachelor of Science in Office Administration, Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as Associate Courses in Office Administration, Tourism, and HRM using the ladderized curriculum. The year 2002 witnessed the completion of the construction of the Elementary Department building located adjacent to the High School Department building at the Freinademetz campus. In the succeeding year the Elementary Department transferred to its new site, thus housing together the Basic Education Department in that campus. A milestone for the institution was again achieved when the DWCC-SIFE team of the Student In Free Enterprise (SIFE) was acclaimed the national champion in the SIFE National Exposition held at the Holiday Inn, Manila in February 2002. Later, the champion team represented the country in the prestigious SIFE World Cup in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in September of the same year. And again in 2005, DWCC made it to the national limelight when Jose Lemuel Dimaunahan topped the November 2005 Electronics and Communications Engineering board examination while Heidi Libed topped the 2005 Licensure Examination for Teachers in Region IV. The year 2006 marked the 60th founding anniversary of the Divine Word College of Calapan. Themed ‘Word in a Changing World’, DWCC, under the administration of Fr. Nielo M. Cantilado, SVD, renewed its commitment to continue to provide quality education relevant to the demands of the constantly changing world and that of the local milieu. Among its thrusts for the next three years (2005-2008) are its renewed emphasis on research, the re-strengthening of its institutional linkages, and the building of a stronger family within the DWCC community. Pursuant to its thrust in research, DWCC launched the Center for Mindoro Studies last July 27, 2006. As a resource center the Center for Mindoro Studies features the aspects and facets of the unique cultural heritage of Mindoro; and endeavors to promote awareness, sensitivity, and respect for the indigenous culture of the Mangyans. As a center for research it aims to put up a repository of research outputs and historical materials relevant to the studies governing parochial schools, parishes, and municipalities in the provinces of the Island of Mindoro. In the second semester of school year 2006-2007, through the assistance of the Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA), and under the auspices of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo scholarship programs, DWCC began offering certificate courses in Contact Center Agent Training, Medical Transcription and Commercial Cooking. The Divine Word College of Calapan believes that it has fulfilled a very important role in the human resource development of Mindoro through quality and relevant Catholic education. It is committed to continue with this mission beyond the 60th year of its foundation.

Port of Calapan

Port of Calapan
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The Port of Calapan is located at Barangay San Antonio, Calapan City, Province of Oriental Mindoro. The port is a reinforced concrete general-purpose wharf primarily operated using the RORO facilities. It is the main port serving Oriental Mindoro and plays a vital role in the transport of general and RORO cargoes and passengers to Metro Manila and other provinces via the port of Batangas. It also serves as the vital link to the Visayan and the Southern Philippines through the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) Eastern Seaboard. The SRNH makes Or. Mindoro a gateway to Boracay, as the bus-and-ferry route passes through Calapan City and Roxas town on its way to Caticlan; the main jump off point to Boracay. text from: www.ppa.com.ph/Calapan/index.html

Mangyan children in traditional costume 2

Mangyan children in traditional costume 2
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According to Wikipedia: Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found in Mindoro island, each with its own tribal name, language, and customs. The total population may be around 100,000, but no official statistics are available because of the difficulties of counting remote and reclusive tribal groups, many of which have no contact with the outside world. Mangyan. (2009, September 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:48, February 25, 2010, from en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mangyan&oldid=3154...

dried biya

dried biya
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If you happen to be in Calapan, try to taste their delicacy the crispy and delicious ...dried biya. Dried Biya are products from fresh goby under the family specie of gobidae. It can be found in Naujan Lake, the only habitat of fresh water goby. Restaurants serve it and good at breakfast, you can also take home but for a hefty price of around 400 - 450 pesos a kilo. Dried Biya is being promoted as One Town One Product of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro.

Sea, Islands, Clouds, Sky  (^-^)

Sea, Islands, Clouds, Sky (^-^)
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“Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness” - Kahlil Gibran ******************************************************************************************* Have a great week ahead my flickr friends!! I will visit your streams later :-) taken at Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Mindoreño

Mindoreño
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I spotted this piece of sculpture in the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Capitol Compound, Calapan City The marble marker reads: Parangal sa mga di-kilalang manghihimagsik at bayani ng Mindoro na nagbuwis ng kanilang buhay at kinabukasan upang ikaw at ako ay maging kung ano tayo ngayon – malaya, marangal, makapangyarihan, maunlad kapantay ng kahit ninuman, tass noong MINDOREÑO.

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres
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Fr. Ben Mamawal, SVD; Fr. bernie Abrazado, SVD; Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD; Fr. Kito Estepa, SVD; Fr. Bar Fabella, SVD; Fr. Cris Cordero,SVD; and Fr. Arthur Villanueva, SVD at the SVD Community Dining Hall. May 25, 2009.

the altar

the altar
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Cathedral of the Holy Infant Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Philippines

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 4

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 4
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Fr. Bernie Abrazado, SVD, Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD and Fr. Anselm Taolin, SVD. May 25, 2009.

a touch

a touch
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a last touch for a long time. saying goodbye is not easy... but it is not for good :)

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 6

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 6
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Fr. Cris Cordero, Fr. Arthur Villanueva, and Fr. Brigs Angngangasing. May 25, 2009.

DWCC 2009 Holy Spirit Mass 2

DWCC 2009 Holy Spirit Mass 2
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Giving of Appreciation Award to the Community Extension Core Group. June 22, 2009

DWCC 2009 Holy Spirit Mass 1

DWCC 2009 Holy Spirit Mass 1
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Fr. Bar Fabella, SVD delivering his State of the College Address. June 22, 2009.

Calapan City Athletic Association 13

Calapan City Athletic Association 13
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DWCC Ladies' Volleyball Team. August 1, 2008 Divine Word College of Calapan Gym

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 9

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 9
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Fr. Herminio Ricafort, Fr. Anselm Taolin and Bro. Joseph Undung. May 25, 2009.

Calapan City Athletic Association 5

Calapan City Athletic Association 5
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DWCC Ladies' Volleyball Team. July 31, 2008 Divine Word College of Calapan Gym

Leadership Training Seminar 9

Leadership Training Seminar 9
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July 20, 2008 Benedictine Monastery, Salong, Calapan, Or. Mindoro

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 5

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 5
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Fr. Bar Fabella, SVD and Fr. Cris Cordero, SVD. May 25, 2009.

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 11

DWCC Visit of SVD Confreres 11
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Mr. Jander Guttierez and Fr. Bar Fabella, SVD. May 25, 2009.

Calapan Bay

Calapan Bay
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an island in Calapan Bay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines



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