Divine Word College of Laoag - History - Mildner Hall

Mildner Hall

In 1947, Fr. John Simon, SVD came to Laoag to direct the construction of a combined high school and auditorium building which is now called the Mildner Hall in honor of the Founder.

The SVD day (September 8) of 1948 highlighted with the grand inauguration and blessing of the imposing three-storey building with an auditorium known as Mildner Hall. The college hymn “Pride of the North” was sung for the first time. It was composed by Mr. Jose L. Pedro, an instructor of the school. It was also in the same year that the school seal was made, incorporating the motto “Deo et Patriae”.

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