Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DWST greets OSJ and SASMA

DWST greets the OSJ on the occasion of the Congregation's 100 years in the Philippines. In August 26, 1915, the first five OSJ Missionaries arrived in the Philippines in the province of Batangas. They were Rev. Fr. Giueseppe Anfossi, OSJ, Rev. Fr. Ernesto Fornaco, OSJ, Rev. Fr. Eugenio Gherlone, OSJ, Br. Giuseppe Macagno, OSJ and Br. Giovanni Battista Camera, OSJ.

DWST also greets SASMA on its Feast Day (Aug 28, Feast of Saint Augustine) and its new Rector, Rev. Fr. Andy Lubi.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Events and Holidays in August and September 2015

Aug 3-7
Midterm Examinations Week
Aug 4
75 years of the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Aug 19-20
Wed pm - Thu
Aug 21
Ninoy Aquino Day – schola vacat
Aug 26
100 years of OSJ in the Philippines
Aug 28
Aug 31
National Heroes’ Day – schola vacat
Sept 8
SVD Foundation Day  - schola vacat
Sept 15
Tertiary Capuchins’ (Amigonians) Feast Day
Sept 16
Laudato Si’ Symposium -  T1
Sep. 24
Sept. 24 (Thurs.) Submission of Project Paper Proposals (MA-PM T-3)
Sept. 28 – Oct 2       

Enrollment Period for Semester II    

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Midterm Exams Schedule (August 3-7, 2015)

Click here to download a copy (pdf).

DWST Midterm Examinations (August 3-7, 2015)
1. The schedule follows the usual schedule of classes.
2. Regular classes are held even during the Midterms Week.
3. Professors of Special Courses may set their own schedule.

Monday – Msgr. Santos (Morals)
Tuesday – Fr. Ferrer (Revelation and Faith); Fr. Saniel (SVD Spirituality)
Wednesday – Sr. Alejandrino (Intro to Sacred Scripture)
Thursday – Fr. Layugan (Research)
Friday – Fr. Flores (Synoptics)

Monday – Fr. Javier (Introduction  To Missiology); Fr. Uy (Ancient Church History)
Tuesday – Sr. Alejandrino (Pentateuchal Studies)
Wednesday – Fr. Crisostomo  (General  Introduction to Liturgy); Fr. Flores (Christology)
Thursday – Sr. Cabantog  (Book I: General Norms); Fr. Tiong (Bio- Ethics)
Friday – Fr. Nicasio  (Principle of Homiletics)

Monday – Fr. Mandin (Social, Political Ethics)
Tuesday – Sr. Dianzon (Paul); Sr. Dianzon (Greek)
Wednesday – Fr. Recepcion  (Mariology); Fr. Marfori  (Grace)
Thursday – Fr. Corcuera  (Sacraments)
Friday – Fr. Uy  (Modern Church History)
N.B. Fr. Biliran (Canon Law) - finished.

Tuesday – Fr. Heruela (Introduction to Pastoral Theology)
Wednesday – Fr. Marfori  (Dogma Synthesis)
Thursday – Fr. Tiong  (Pastorals of Confession); Fr. Saniel (Spiritual Theology)
Friday – Fr. Layugan  (Patrology)
N.B. Fr. Biliran (Canon Law) - finished.


Fr. Randy Flores, SVD
Dean of Studies

Monday, July 27, 2015

DWST greets Fr. Antolin Uy, SVD on his 80th Birthday (7/28/15)

  "As for the days of our years, in them are threescore years and ten; and if men should be in strength, fourscore years" (LXX of Psalm 90:10).
Fr. Tony Uy, SVD passing the fourscore mark on three legs.
Photo taken at the start of the Baccalaureate mass
for 50th commencement of DWST (March 21, 2015).

Commemorative bottled waters for the
Fr. Antolin Uy, SVD Scholarship Fund Inc.

Piece of cake for 80
Thoughts of Fr. Uy on DWST at 50 years

Thursday, July 16, 2015

DWSTA Oath-taking

DWSTA Officers 2015-2016
The new set of officers of the Divine Word Seminary Tagaytay Students' Association (DWSTSA) took the oath of office this morning (7/16/15) at the Aula Magna before student body.

President: John Bordon, MSP
Vice President: Carl Pua, San Pablo
Secretary: Pelagio Guamil, Jr (SASMA)
Treasurer: Roni Fernandis, MSFS

From left: John Bordon, Carl Pua, Jun Guamil and Rev. Roni Fernandis
Text of the Oath of Office

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Updated Guidelines on the M.A. in Theology Thesis Program

1. Updated Guidelines, click here (in pdf) [7/16/15].

2. General Format Requirement for M.A. Thesis at DWST.

3. Criteria of the Evaluation of an M.A. Thesis in Theology.

4. Procedure for the Approval of the Oral Defense of the M.A. Thesis in Theology

Midterm Exams in Canon Law (Biliran)- T3 and T4

Your midterm exams will be on July 20 (Monday) instead of the August schedule:


T3 Canon Law midterms pointers (8:10 - 10:00 am, 20 July 2015).
1. Explain how the clerics' sanctifying function has become a pastoral dilemma due to the cultural practice of "low-paying Sacraments" vs "high-paying Sacramentals"; cite canon law and PCP II provisions (45 pts).

2. Table / diagram what constitutes VALIDITY and LICEITY of the ff sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing of the Sick (45 pts).

T-4 Canon Law midterms pointers (11:10-12:40, 20 July 2015).
1.  Explain to ordinary Church goers why the Church possesses temporal goods (45 pts).

2. Diagram and enumerate the different forms of ACQUISITION and ADMINISTRATION of Church goods (45 pts).

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Officers of DWSTSA (2015-2016)

The Divine Word Seminary Tagaytay Students' Association (DWSTSA) has elected this morning its new set of officers for the school year 2015-2016:

President: John Bordon, MSP
Vice President: Carl Pua, San Pablo
Secretary: Pelagio Guamil, Jr (SASMA)
Treasurer: Roni Fernandis, MSFS

* The Oath-taking of the newly elected officers is on Thu (7/16/15) during the long break in the morning.

We thank the class beadles who facilitated the association's election.