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A Family That Prays Together

Members of the faculty and staff of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) Dasmariñas Campus unite in prayers last April 15 before the Lenten Season break inside the Salakot Chapel of the Union Theological Seminary (UTS).  Classes from elementary, junior high school and college departments were shortened to give way to the Faculty and Staff Retreat, which started at 3 p.m. The group did dance prayer, Bible reading, small and big group sharing, and writing.  “Let us remove the things that keep us away from Jesus this season of Lent,” said Pastor Janice Serafica, the university chaplain. “Let us keep ourselves near Jesus through our prayers.”

(Photos and text by Rosalina Sumagui)

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PCU’s Pride

Taekwondo jin Myiesha Marie Jerriana Uy of Grade VI-Judges of the Philippine Christian University –Elementary Department (PCU-ESD) shows her skills in the Poomsae Competition during the Calabarzon Heroes Games in the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna last February 13. Myiesha Uy snatched the event’s gold medal after getting the highest score. Being the champion, she will represent  Region IV-A in the Palarong Pambansa in May 2019 in Davao City. “Go for it Myiesha! We’re behind you all the way,” assure ESD principal Dr. Lenalee Borromeo.

(Photos by Raquel Uy and Text by Rosalina B. Sumagui)

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‘PAANYAYA, PANGAKO, PAG-ASA’

The Rev. Dr. Rafael Vallejo addresses the staff members of the Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas Campus (PCU-D) and the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dasmariñas City, Cavite during a special joint worship service held in Salakot Hall. The service was held before the much-awaited cake raffle took place. “Nurture faith and inspire character,” Reverend Vallejo urged the members of the congregation.

(Photo and Text by Jhun Dizon).

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Enterprising Women

Members of the Kaakbay Outreach of the Philippine Christian University-Elementary School Department (PCU-ESD) creatively combine beads of various colors in making beautiful bracelets during one of their meetings in Sampaloc I Barangay Hall last April 6, 2019. Kaakbay is an outreach project of PCU-ESD. The mothers, who help augment their families’ needs by selling their products, meet twice a month either on the PCU-Dasmariñas campus or inside the Sampaloc I Barangay Hall.  “It is very fulfilling to see them finish a product,” said Mrs. Miracle Belandres, ESD’s coordinator for Kaakbay. “Seeing the smiles on their faces makes all the hard work worth it.”

(Photo by Miracle Belandres and text by Rosalina Sumagui)

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Enduring the Summer Heat

Members of the Computer Science Society (CSS) brave the heat to prepare for the upcoming cheerdance competition, one of the much-anticipated events of the annual College Intramurals of the Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas Campus (PCU-D). Various academic organizations of PCU-D College Department are busy preparing for the cheerdance competition, which will happen on April 22, 2019. Juan Diether Angelo B. Bautista, acting editor-in-chief of college student publication, Christian Chronicle, has a message of encouragement to competitors, as well as spectators: “Motivate, Validate, Participate!”

(Photos by Juan Diether Angelo B. Bautista and text by Chester Kyle F. Menguiz)

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Annual Sports Fest

Two Grade III pupils along with members of the Drum and Lyre Corps await the start of the parade that marked the kick-off of Intramurals ’19 last Mar. 18.  The intramurals of the Elementary School Department (ESD) is held annually to give the opportunity for its pupils to display their skills in various indoor and outdoor games. “This is one of the most awaited events in the department,” said Mrs. Maricar Ramos, ESD’s sports coordinator. “The whole campus comes alive during this week.”

(Photo and text by Rosalina Sumagui)

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Folk Dancing is In

Sophia Montefalcon and Antonio Aragon, both pupils of Grade V-Chronicles of the Philippine Christian University- Elementary School Department (PCU-ESD), display their talents in dancing the national folk dance, “Tinikling.” Actually, all students enrolled in Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (Mapeh) subject from Grade 3 to Grade 6 were taught the rudiments of folk dancing; a graded performance by the fourth grading period follows.  Mrs. Florence Prado, Mapeh teacher, said the pupils “must exhibit knowledge and skills in folk dancing because it is a part of their heritage as Filipinos.”

(Photo by Florence Prado and text by Rosalina Sumagui)

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Love for Music

The Philippine Christian University-Senior High School (PCU-SHS) chorale performs during the opening of the SHS intramurals 2019 in front of a captivated crowd. The chorale is comprised of teachers and students who share a love for music. “Having a God-given talent is such a blessing; maximizing it through performances is such a great opportunity,” teacher Inah Dioso, who conducts the choir, said.

(Photo and text by Martin Cardaño)

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‘Still Open to Serve You’

Even after the sun has set, Nanay Marie’s little food house is still busy selling for the hungry students of Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas, like the one here shown buying a bottle of mineral water.

Actually, Nanay Marie will serve several others before her day is done. Her humble store is one of PCU-D students’ “go-to” places for “meriendas” and home-cooked lunch treats. When asked about her dealings with students, she said: “Masaya dahil mababait sila,” she responded with a gentle smile on her face.

(Photo and Text by Dannielle M. Salinas)

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Keeping One’s Friends Closer

Juan Diether Angelo B. Bautista takes a “groufie” with his school pals, namely: (From left) Hans Paul Jaramilla, Kyle Joshua Chan, Laurents Paluoja, Eric Oh and Lorris Clei. He said his journey in Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas (PCU-D) has been a smooth one, thanks to his new-found friends he could hang out with.

“No matter how far you are from home, no matter how bad your academics can turn out to be, everything’s going to be alright as long you have your friends beside you,” Diether said. “So treasure them and try hard to strengthen the bond with them.

(Photo and Text by Juan Diether Angelo B. Bautista)

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