Divine Word University School of Medicine (Liceo del Verbo Divino), Philippines

The Divine Word University or DWU (now known as the “Liceo del Verbo Divino”) was a private, Catholic, co-educational institution. Founded in 1929, it was closed in June 1995 by the school administrators after a court ruling favoring the labor union which represents its faculty members and other employees. In 2007, DWU repoened its doors with a new administration and a new name, Liceo del Verbo Divino.

DWU was the biggest and best Catholic institution of higher learning in Leyte and Samar (Region VIII). At its peak, it had around 14,000 students, and a faculty complement of about 400 of the best teachers in Region VIII. It offered courses in around twenty different fields including Law and Medicine, and pioneered in indigenous research in the Region.

DWU has produced around 60,000 graduates, and was a major player in the educational, religious and economic picture of Region VIII.

Address :  Avenida Veteranos, Downtown, Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

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