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Message My warmest felicitations to the Schools Division of Lucena City for scoring 50 years of educational service to its constituents! It is, indeed, fitting to lavish on “The Golden Years of SDO Lucena City: A Glimpse to its Glorious Past and Glance to a Promising Future” despite the pandemic challenges that saddle us. There are 50 years of golden reasons to keep us inspired, moving forward with resilience, agility, creativity, and resourcefulness, and innovating ways for continuous improvement in delivering education to our learners. As DepEd Lucena City celebrates these years of growth and development for all its teachers and learning leaders, let it also be an occasion to renew commitment and upgrade performance in the service of the Filipino learners. That everyone in the organization invests their hearts and efforts in the cause of preparing the learners for life. Their future starts now. We cannot wait for tomorrow to do them a favor. The teachers and learning leaders remain at the forefront of this advocacy to pursue quality education for life. Let us stand steadfast to this commitment, purposeful amid adversities, heroic in our little and big ways, and always ready to affirm our services in the face of challenges. Let us continue making ourselves relevant and wielding the power within to transform education for future-ready citizenry. Again, congratulations and good luck to more years of service to the Lucena City community. Sulong Edukalidad!

Message My warmest congratulations and best wishes to DepEd Lucena City as you celebrate your 50th founding anniversary as one DepEd community. With your theme, “The Golden Years of SDO Lucena City: A Glimpse to its Glorious Past and a Glance to its Promising Future, Deped Lucena can proudly boast of its 50 years of dedication and commitment to provide quality basic education services to all Lucenahins. My grand salute to DepEd Lucena City family, then and now, for this milestone achievement of shaping and educating the minds of the learners for half a century. Your years of dedicated service in the department are a significant part of history and I look forward to your growth and promising future. My appreciation as well to DepEd Lucena for your recognition of my outstanding performance and contribution then as a teacher and for always making me part of your success over the years. It has been an honor to be once part of your teaching workforce. I will forever be indebted and exceedingly grateful for the learning experience and developmental opportunity DepEd Lucena City has given me. Again, congratulations on your significant milestone and best wishes for another 50 years of success!

Message Warm greetings to all! As the Schools Division of Lucena City celebrates its 50th Founding Anniversary , I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Division officials, teaching and non-teaching personnel, Division stakeholders, and everyone involved in achieving the vision and mission of the Department Your hard work in serving our learners has been truly remarkable. For 50 years, Lucena City has continuously provided learners with quality basic education and it became more apparent through the Division’s responsiveness to the needs of the learners during the pandemic. Each and everyone’s effort became a contributor in the realization of the Department’s goal that education will continue even during a crisis. Indeed, the programs the Division has implemented and continues to implement are true reflections of the celebration’s theme, “The Golden Years of SDO Lucena City: A Glimpse to its Glorious Past And Glance to a Promising Future’. Over the years, your jobs may have become difficult, you all have sacrificed a lot. But the city will not achieve this golden milestone without everyone’s involvement. From the Schools Division Office to the Local Government of Lucena City to the parents and guardians, and to the Divis ion ‘s partners, I salute you! Just like how you continued the excellent service of your predecessors, future generations will look at you for ins piration. Continue to shine and move. Continue to become excellent public servants. Continue to become the Lucenahin you are proud to be. May this celebration further ignite everyone’s passion and dedication in providing quality basic education that is accessible, inclusive, and liberating.

Message Headdress on for the Schools Division Office of Lucena City which is joyfully celebrating 50 years of amazing and unwavering service and passion to holistically develop our young learners. This momentous event is not just an institutional anniversary, but also a celebration of a family that grew together in the line of public service. A happy family whose dedication and creativity makes education an extraordinary and transformational experience for the learners and the community. We in DepEd have always taken pride in our role as builders of future society, and in the last five decades, SDO Lucena City has been instrumental in creating positive development not just in the city but also in CALABARZON and the whole country. This milestone is a testament of your steadfast commitment in providing quality basic education which fulfills the vision and mission of our department to produce graduates who are wellequipped with essential knowledge and skills for nation building. The anniversary theme “The Golden Years of SDO Lucena City: A Glimpse to its Glorious Past and Glance to a Promising Future” perfectly reflects your invaluable contributions to the efforts of our Department in ensuring that our learners receive the best possible services that they deserve., as well as your strong optimism for the future that is exceeded only by your willingness to work collectively for common goals. Your sterling achievements over the years prove that untiring pursuit for excellence, compassion for every learner, and dedication to public service can create impactful and inspiring progress even in the most challenging times. I applaud the fantastic efforts of all SDO Lucena City personnel who, despite the challenges of the pandemic, brilliantly and courageously provide heartfelt services to our clientele. The team has taken the Division to greater heights defying all odds and going beyond expectations to reach the learners. Tunay na arugang CALABARZON! Headdress on for SDO Lucena City! Praying for your many more years of unparalleled successes with the learners at the core. Your BIDA (Best Innovations through Dedicated Actions) power is an inspiration to us all. Best regards and God bless everyone. Hugs!

Message This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Schools Division of Lucena City. I feel very fortunate to serve as Schools Division Superintendent at this time, as this remarkable milestone gives me even more reason to express my pride in this noble educational institution, both for its role as an engine of opportunity and molder of competencies and values of Batang Lucenahins. How our Schools Division Office has evolved over the last half-century, is most compelling. Being an independent institution for 50 years and how it went on to transform with its illustrious history- into what today is something that everyone should be proud of. I believe that it has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of alumni and impacted many lives through its educational, cultural, and meaningful programs and events. This institution had a great privilege to educate talented students who embody the aspirations and exhibit the drive of those who strive to make their life better. Our SDO’s story is the story of a community — of DepEd and LGU officials, teachers, learners, and stakeholders who embrace the role it is always destined to play and anchored on the institution that recognizes that its past, present, and future are inextricably intertwined. Our theme for the celebration “The Golden Years of Lucena City: A Glimpse to Its Glorious Past and Glance to a Promising Future” is indeed a recognition that represents a cause for optimism and a source of confidence, and a call for thoughtful, intentional action. Our celebration is the time to reconnect, share stories and realize how good life has been to us all. Let’s rejoice and reminisce because you are ‘home’ to where your journey had its foundational steps. May all of us be blessed for our continued support and inspiration for the welfare of Batang Lucenahin learners. Congratulations and Mabuhay! God bless us all.

Message SDO Lucena City thrives even in the most challenging times. Years before the COVID-19 pandemic, it has synergized its core to deliver basic education services for the Lucenahins, banking on upskilling and reskilling its teachers and education leaders to provide optimum service. Providing the best service for 50 years is never an easy task and would not be possible without the people who devoted themselves to public service. You were the wings beneath the wings of SDO Lucena City in championing these hurdles. We share with you this milestone for being truthful and committed to the purpose of providing quality and relevant education for our learners. As we traverse the next 50 years, may you continue to keep your passion for providing the best service for our learners. May you not get tired and weary from the toils of the day’s work but find the inspiration and solace that learners need you the most. For our education leaders, may you transform more teacher-leaders and strengthen collaboration and shared practice to change the educational landscape for the greater good of all its stakeholders. Congratulations, SDO Lucena City! May you keep shining and be a beacon of hope for the Lucenahins! PHILLIP B. GALLENDEZ OIC - Assisstant Schools Division Superintendent

Message My sincerest greetings of gratitude and congratulations to the 50th Anniversary celebration of being an Independent City Division of SDO Lucena City! This momentous event has paved the way to convey my grand salute to our organization. Having been a part of the SDO Lucena City Family since the beginning of my profession as an educator, has shaped me to be a better educator and a leader in the fulfillment of God’s given mission to provide quality education to every young generation. The success of my entire career beginning from a teacher in the classroom, a principal of many schools, an education program supervisor and now the chief of the Curriculum Implementation Division, proves how fortunate I am to be in the nurturing and loving arms of SDO Lucena City. To the proponents of the grand celebration of this historic occasion, thank you for making SDO Lucena City proud of its achievement not only for the holistic development of Batang Lucenahin but for the continuous services rendered by fellow advocates of quality education. To all the internal and external stakeholders who have been very generous in extending indefatigable support to make the DepEd Lucena City reached the peak of the achievement on its golden independency, my profound thanks, and congratulations too! You have made it successful in its endeavor of honing the wholeness of every learner. God bless, SDO Lucena City for more golden years ahead! JOSEPHINE T. NATIVIDAD Chief Education Supervisor - CID

Message I am so delighted you are here to celebrate fifty years of service in Schools Division of Lucena City (SDO Lucena). Many professionals, alumni, parents, teachers, learners, stakeholders, local government units and other partners have helped to make this founding anniversary possible. It has been an honor to be the Chief Education Supervisor of the School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) for the last six years. Staying in SDO Lucena City for more than twenty-eight years taught me how to be a better educator and leader in this endeavor. Witnessing how the organization grow and cope up with the different challenges were satisfactorily improved and resolved by the different leaders as the years go by. As we celebrate the 50th Founding Anniversary, I salute the important contribution that the school heads, supervisors, teaching and non-teaching staff by providing learners basic education and other support services. I also express my deep gratitude to the past and present leaders to make SDO Lucena a better one and better place to work. Congratulations SDO Lucena! EPIFANIA F. CARANDANG Chief Education Supervisor - SGOD

A Glimpse T he Division of Lucena City was separated from the of the City provincial schools Division of Quezon Province in 1961 when Luc ena became a chartered city. It would be remembered that the former Schools CongressmanofQuezonProvinceManuelS.Envergaplayedabigroleinthe chartering of Lucena as a city. The Division Dr. Amelita O. Balagtas Superintendent of schools for the Province of Quezon acted as “ex-officio” superintendent of the newly created city schools. In 1971, Former Assisstant to the SDS / EPS 1 -English Section 86 of the Charter of the City of Lucena was amended by the act of Congress through the efforts of Congressman Moises Escueta. By virtue of the amendment, the City Schools Division of Lucena became completely independent from the Division of Quezon with Dr. Enrica L. Pandy (+) as its officer-in-charge on December 27, 1971. As Officer-in-Charge of Lucena City, Dr. Pandy organized a skeletal office staff and supervisory team to help coordinate the activities of the city schools. Through local arrangement, the following were admitted as members of the team: former Sangguniang Panglungsod Secretary Ernesto N. Jalbuena, in charge of plantilla, appointment and communications, Luz I. Tirona (current Division Cashier) as clerk typist and Eudocio Brucal (retired Supply Officer) as utility worker/janitor. The following educators were designated in the different offices: Jose Abella for Agriculture, Delia Jalbuena for Health Education, Fe Villabona (+) for Science and Math, Rosario Natividad for Physical Education, Aniceta Trinidad for Home Economics, Alicia Arenas for Media Education, Cosme Sandoval (+) for Filipino and Social Studies and Diego Fisico (+) as Supply Officer. On November 27, 1974, Dr. Enrica L. Pandy became a full-pledged Schools Division Superintendent. With her official appointment, the first batch of Education Supervisors were equally appointed. They were Mrs. Melania Patao (+) for Health, Mr. Jose Larracas (+) as GES I for Adult Education on February 6, 1975, Mrs. Ester Camba (+) as GES I for Filipino on June 30, 1975, Mrs. Veronica de los Santos for Science and Mathematics and Mrs. Rogelia Cusi (retired) as GES I for Physical Education on July 1, 1975.

Other Division Supervisors who were appointed later were All levels of education are available in Lucena. Aside Mrs. Paz Jardin (+) for English , Mrs. Florentina Ravina (retired from the mentioned 44 public elementary schools and 5 public Assistant Superintendent of Lucena) as GES I for Social secondary schools, there are also 41 private schools which all Studies, Mrs. Gloria Maniquez (retired) for Filipino followed by Mrs. offerbasiceducation.Outoftheseprivateschools,5ofthemoffered Natividad Agbayani v(+), Mr. Sesinando Aguilar for Industrial Arts, tertiary level. These are Sacred Heart College, Manuel S. Enverga Mr. Luis Licardo (retired Assistant Division Superintendent of DepEd University Foundation, Maryhill College, St. Anne College and Quezon) for Elementary Agriculture, Mr. Rodrigo Flores (+) for Calayan Educational Foundation. The city has also a City College Music and Arts, Mrs. Loreto Saddam (+) as Private Schools which was founded by no less than City Administrator Ramon Supervisor, Mrs. Anita Villariba (+) for Mathematics, Dr. Y. Talaga Jr. Its main building is situated at the City Hall Annex Rebecca V. de Ocampo (retired Assistant Superintendent of Lucena and in Better Living Subd. It now has an annex building located at full-fledged superintendent of Marinduque and Palawan) for Research Ibabang Dupay which is just adjacent to Lucena City NHS. The and Evaluation and Mrs. Rosa Lascano (+) for Non-Formal Education. 16-room building serves students of the city college while half Lucena City Division is now on its 50th year as a of it serves the secondary students. The city is also proud to have separate division from the province of Quezon. It is now composed St. Alphonsus Regional Major Seminary located at of four districts from the used three districts: Lucena North which Brgy. Isabang which is just in front of City Hall Annex. has 14 schools, Lucena East with 9, Lucena West with 11 and Luce- For its vision, the Lucena City Division shall make na South with 10 garnering a total of 44 schools, the last of which is the education accessible to all Filipino children of school-age and Dalahican Elementary School Extension which is located in the coastal area. make it more responsive to the development challenges of our The division also boasts of 5 secondary schools, the country by producing globally competitive. Lucena City National High School located in Ibabang Dupay, Dalahican NHS, Cotta NHS, Gulang-Gulang NHS and Ibabang Talim NHS, all of which were through the effort of the City Mayor (now City Administrator) Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. Department of Education LUCENA CITY Public schools had been operating in Lucena, Quezon Lucena East I and Lucena South 2 in 1964; Lucena East (now Lucena City) since the 1900s. Schools then 3 in 1965; Lucena East 4 in 1967 and Lucena West 3 in 1967; were ran and managed by the country’s colonizers Lucena East 2 ES and Dalahican ES- 1968; and Lucena East 8 ES in 1969. specifically the Spaniards and the Americans. In 1903, the first The 70’s proved to be more historical for all educators in Gabaldon type of building for the elementary was Lucena City because it became an independent division in 1971. Thus, erected in Iyam by the Americans which was named Lucena within the 50 years from then, more public schools were born. Aside Elementary School. Its first teachers were the Americans. from the birth of schools, the division added another district. Long This school was meant only for fifth and sixth graders in the before, it only had 3 – the Lucena North, Lucena East and municipality. Thus, after finishing Grade Four in the Lucena West. With the booming number of public schools, the neighboring schools, the pupils would go to Lucena Elementary to division proposed a Lucena South District which was permitted finish their intermediate grades. With the increasing population of the by the Bureau of Public Schools in 1971. It was also in 1971 when municipality and with the departure of the American after World War II, the Lucena West 1 was named as one of the pilot schools in Southern Filipino teachers took over and Lucena Elementary eventually became Lucena Tagalog Region, thus making it the center of academic excellence in West I Elementary School offering complete elementary. the elementary. As an independent division, it created more schools. Names of the different schools then were named according to the Lucena West 2 was born in 1970; Lucena North 2 – barrios where they belonged. According to history, the 1973; Lucena North 3, Lucena East 5, Lucena East 6, Lucena East following schools were founded on the dates opposite the schools: Iyam 9 and Barra ES in 1974 and Kanlurang Mayao and San Loren- Elementary in 1901 which eventually became Lucena Elementary with zo ES – 1975. The year 1980 saw the emergence of BLISS ES and the Americans naming it such together with the construction of the first Reymar Compound ES in 1991. In the 20th century, Domoit ES was elementary Gabaldon Bldg. in 1903; Cotta Elementary (now Lucena South born in 2002; Hermana Fausta ES – 2004 and Bocohan ES – 2007. I) – 1937; Mayao Castillo ES – 1936; Silangang Mayao- 1938 and Ilayang Then city mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr., displaying sensitivity Dupay ES- 1938. These were the existing schools in the 1930’s. In the 1940’s, to the growing population of Lucena City and having only one public more schools were opened for the public: Gulang-Gulang ES-1940; Ibabang secondary school located in the city, the Quezon National High Dupay ES (now Elvira Razon ES in honor of its donor Dra. Elvira Razon School (not belonging to the city division although located in Aranilla)- 1941; Ibabang Talim ES-1942; Isabang ES- 1945; Mayao Parada ES- Lucena City), he decided that it was time to open a city high school 1946; Ilayang Talim ES- 1947; Salinas ES- 1949. The 50’s saw the birth of two to accommodate the big number of high school graduates. Thus, more public schools- Lucena North I ES and Talao Talao ES in 1958. With the the Lucena City NHS was opened to the public in 1993. Sensing chartering of Lucena as a city in 1961, more and more schools were constructed. that more high school graduates could not afford to go to the said The year of the 60’s saw the emergence of more public schools in high schools, Mayor Talaga again opened more secondary schools Lucena City. This was the period when Lucena eventually became a city. First in big barangays – one in Dalahican, the Dalahican NHS and on its list was Camp Nakar ES- in 1960; Lucena West 2 ES and Ransohan ES- Cotta NHS in 1999. Thereafter, upon the request of the people from 1962; Zaballero Subd. ES, Ibabang Iyam ES and Mayao Crossing ES in 1963; Gulang-Gulang, a secondary school was also built in that area. Gulang Gulang was opened in Ibabang Talim naming it Ibabang Talim NHS.

A Glimpse of the Public City Schools In 1901, when the American soldiers occupied Lucena, they decided to educate the masses. They selected intelligent young boys and taught them the 3R’s – reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. After teaching these boys, they selected those who learned best and asked them to teach the others. One of these selected was the late Candido Pelipada, also of Iyam. Many more boys were educated by these Americans until a Gabaldon type of building was erected in 1903. It was at this time that the girls were allowed to study Silangang Mayao which is located at Maharlika Highway was in this school. All the children went to this school to learn the able to come up with a school in 1938 thru one of its landowners, focus of the time – the 3R’s. Since there was marked increase in the pupil the barrio’s known philanthropist Mr. Mateo Diala. He donated a 1 enrollees, five private buildings available in the municipality were rented to ½ hectare land for the purpose. Its first teacher was Mr. Manuel Isaac accommodate them. These were Salvacion, Querubin and who eventually became its first principal from 1946 to 1959. Now, Evangelista buildings in Ilaya District, Lavadia Building in Ibaba District, a travelers passing through Maharlika Highway going to Bicol cannot building in Radyo Pantok, Allarey Building near the public market, Abulencia help but turn their heads to this remarkable school Silangang Mayao Building in Cotta, and the Malaya Building near the park. Directions then ES. Through the years, it has made its mark in terms of big enrolment were merely called Ilaya and Ibaba and schools were named after these and beautiful infrastructure. buildings. Anybody then who would wish to be directed would just be Ilayang Dupay had its first institution in 1939 in a room merely pointed to either Ilaya or Ibaba and Red V or Iyam. Typically, if attached to the house of Anastacio Tadiosa. Its first and only teacher someone would go to the provincial hospital, he would just say he would go was Mr. Crisanto Tadiosa, one of the very few education graduates to Ilaya and if he would go to the market, he would say he was going to Ibaba. of Lucena. When the second world war broke in 1941, the school When World War II broke out in 1941, schools were closed closed due to bombings and reopened only in 1942. In 1949, Mr. and temporarily, and they resumed only in 1945. With the 5-year gap, Mrs. Sixto Ramos donated a new school site and named it Ilayang no school records could be dug even if there were places which Dupay Primary school. It was only in 1961 that it was able to become a secretly held classes. The records were either gutted by fire or were complete elementary school. Ilayang Dupay ES is now the center of not recorded at all. Due to some years’ closure of the schools, there celebration every August 19th since the big monument of the late was a huge surge of enrolment when schools resumed. Thus, primary President Manuel L. Quezon stands there. History reveals that it was classes were opened in the población while intermediate classes were held in this barrio where Pres. Quezon had his first taste of political life. He in Iyam Gabaldon Bldg which was now called as Lucena Elementary School. was the first Cabeza de Barangay of this place and was his first Mayao Castillo Primary School started in 1936 with one passport to becoming a great politician of the country. multi grade teacher, Mr. Anacleto Abad who was an Agriculture graduate. He held classes in the room which was only attached to the house of Mr. Julian Driz who later on donated a lot for school site and named it Mababang Paaralan ng Mayao Castillo. The school then was just a small part of a ricefield. It became a complete elementary school only in 1967. In 1937, Domingo Abulencia who was one of the pioneer settlers of Cotta, where Lucena South I ES now stands, gave one room of his house to be the learning center of the community with Mr. Julian Palmiery as the teacher. Later, another class was created on the ground floor of the house of Lorenzo Figueroa with Ms. Rosa del Mundo as the teacher. Classes had to stop when World War II broke out thus, no school records were available from 1941-1943. Through the years, progress made its mark in the barrio until it was able to build more and more school buildings.

Brgy. Gulang Gulang had no school before the second Mr. Hilaron Zaporteza of Mayao Parada, seeing a great world war since there were already rented buildings for the purpose. need of the children in the place to be in school, offered a part However, after the war, to address the growing demand for education, of his house to be used as a school in 1946. After four years, the division of Tayabas (now Quezon) rented room in the house of Mrs. sensing that the place was already too small for the growing number of Juana Armamento and its first teacher was Ms. Purificacion Baluyot. pupils decided to donate ½ hectare of his land. However, it The house was located near military camp Wilhelm which was later easily got flooded during rainy season thus together with the barrio named Camp. Guillermo Nakar. In 1940, couple Aquilino Daleon and captain then Aniceto Dalida looked for a more suitable site for Laureana Abadilla donated a 5,000 sq. m. lot purposely for a school. a school. Luckily, Mr. Leon Lustado and his wife Dolores had an Thus, it became the center of learning of the people from the place. unproductive lot near the railroad track. They and the Zaporteza’s agreed Just like the other schools, it too was closed during the war. The school to trade their lots so as to give a decent school to children to Mayao reopened in 1947 and handled multi grade classes for several years. Parada. That is where until now the school Mayao Parada is located with Noted teachers then wereMs.JosefinaRiver,Mrs.MercedesRamos,Mrs its first teacher and who later become head teacher -Mr. Jose Larracas. Magsalin and Mrs. Teresa Reyes. It had its first principal in 1961 in the As early as 1947, Ilayang Talim was already holding multi person of Mrs. Emiliana Salazar and she managed the school until 1970. grade classes for its children. A certain Mr. Sevilla donated the 4,251 Ibabang Dupay had its share of having a school also for its sq. meter lot for the purpose. Its first teacher was Mrs. Lourdes children. The school was led by Mr. Jose Pavon of Red-V Coconut Gonzales. Just like its neighboring school Ibabang Talim, children Product Ltd. With the help of Julian Zoleta, Mrs. Florencia suffered a lot of difficulty finishing their elementary after the fourth grade Cuevas and Mrs Natividad Conjares. After the war, the school due to distance. Their only means of transportation was a carabao-drawn reopened in June 1947. Then barrio lieutenant Justiniano or horse-drawn cart. It was just good that with the passing of years, Padua and parent Severino Conjares requested the family to with Lucena as very promising economically, Ilayang Talim is so easy Teofilo Aranilla to lend them a certain portion of their vast land to reach now, what with the concrete road the people are now enjoying. for the school. The Family agreed and the parents constructed the In the 1940’s, children from barrio Salinas had to take a long school made of coconut lumber and nipa. Finally, the Aranilla walk or rode on carabao/horse pulled cart to the town proper just to be Family donated the said lot to the school. After so many years, Ibabang in school. It was only 1949 when the kids experienced having a school of Dupay ES became Elvira Razon Aranilla ES in honor of the donor. their own when Mr. Jose Salvacion lent the barrio a portion of his land. Ibabang Talim, which has always been known as one Its first teachers were Mrs. Teresita Lagos and Mr. Busa. In 1958 though, of the biggest coconut growing barrios in Lucena, opened a Dona Rosario Torres de Medel who hailed from the place donated one multi grade class for its learners in 1942. The classroom was made hectare of her land to be used for the school. This school, which used from bamboo and nipa shingles. Pioneer teachers were Leon to be called as a “school near the riles” is now very progressive and the Sabelora, Arturo Abella and Dominador Saturno. The place is quite children are enjoying what their counterpart from the población enjoy. far from población and children after finishing fourth grade had Lucena North I ES (now) used to be called Salvacion to ride on carabaos or horses just to finish elementary in Lucena Elem. School in honor of the owner of the building the school Elementary School in Iyam. At present, the road to Ibabang Talim rented. At present, it is now called Lucena North I Elem. School and from the national highway is fully concreted and transportation is is situated already in a 1,362 sq. meter lot in Barcelona Extension. now easy because jeepneys and tricycles ply to and from the place. There were only few residents in barrio Talao-Talao and The barrio of Isabang was totally a forested area before most of their children would go to población to study. Finally, in the war. Only four houses were found in the said barrio and some 1958, the first school was constructed through the effort of the Mayor nipa huts around. The first school was at the residence of Mr. Casto Profugo. Five years after, barrio captain Vidal Venuya was Ignacio Rago in 1930. Fifteen years thereafter, in 1945, the Lucena able to request for a Php 5,000.00 allocation for a new school government bought a 5002 sq. meter lot amounting to Php 250.00 building. Some years later, another school building was constructed from Mr. Domingo Salamillas. The first school building was erected through barrio captain Ben Ramos and Councilman Primitivo Satin. here. With the Improvement of Lucena as a city, Isabang has become a center of commerce and it is now very popular because of its subdivisions.

In 1960, a small class for Grade 1 was organized and held its class inside the compound of Camp Wilhelm (now Camp Guillermo Nakar) just before Lucena become a city. This was taken care of by Gulang-Gulang ES. A year after, a Grade II class was organized with Mrs. Pilar Licardo as its first head teacher with two teachers. They called their small school Camp Wilhelm Primary The year 1963 also saw the birth of another school, Mayao School. In 1966, more classes were organized and some more classes Crossing ES and it is situated in a 5,000 sq. m. lot donated by occupied a soldiers’ barracks called Quonset Hut. After some years, Magdalena Alcoreza with Mrs. Concepcion Evangelista as the enrolment continued to grow and since there was no more available first principal. The school is a complete elementary school. space in Camp Wilhelm, they went out and occupied a multi-purpose Barangay Marketview used to be a part of Mayao pavement building occupied by the PACD through barrio captain Crossing and had no formal school yet till 1964. It was just good Gregorio Antenor. Since it was a pavement, the teachers put some that Dolor Subd. donated its open space of 1.04 hectare to the city dividers to make them look like classrooms. It became the children’s government as a future school site. Thus, a schoolroom for Grades shelter for so many years. In 1972, while a Girl scout encampment I-IV was constructed with Mr. Esteban Arenas. As its first principal. was going on in Camp Wilhelm, Martial Law was declared. The sitting Marketview, having a huge population even rented private house for general then requested that classes move out for security reason. Thus, additional classrooms. In 1970, Marketview Elem. became Lucena they transferred to Josephine Subd., Purok Maligaya, also in Gulang East I ES and began to offer complete elementary to the public. At Gulang. This time, they were now offering complete elementary. Their present, it is now considered as the central school of Lucena East District. first full-pledged principal was Mrs. Pilar Licardo once more. They were Actually, Lucena South II ES in Cotta used to be housed able to occupy a lot which was the open space for Josephine Subd. It was first at Sacred Heart Bldg. but was gutted down by fire in 1964. agreed that they could construct a school in the said open space as long In the same year a new school building was built, this time at as they didn’t get the basketball court which served as the recreation Capitol Homesite Subd. and was named Lucena East II ES. The center for the homeowners. Now, the school is called Camp Nakar ES. 12,934 sq. m. lot where it was built was donated by Mr. Damaso Nicodemus who was the owner of the said subdivision. Upon the The people of Lucena City became more aggressive since its creation of Lucena South District, it was renamed Lucena South II ES. Lucena East III ES is located in BelAir Subd. by chartering. Schools bloomed in almost all the barangays. Not to be which a portion of the land where it stands right now was outdone were the residents of Torres Subd. in Iyam. It constructed an donated by the Unson Family. Its first school building was annex school of Lucena West I and named it Torres Subd. ES with its constructed in 1980 thru its first principal Miss Adela Ladiana. first principal Mrs. Sofia Javierto. Through her, they were able to secure Lucena East IV ES was founded in 1967 with Mrs. Paz a 1,186 sq. meter lot from the former Mayor Pedro Torres. It paved the Jardin as its first head teacher. It only offered primary grades and way to becoming a separate school and thus named it Lucena West II ES. was just renting a building of the Casino Family. A year after, they The Barrio of Ransohan was formerly called Rancho rented another building, the Recio Bldg. to accommodate the since the place was merely a land for animals like cows, carabaos, growing enrolment with Mrs. Magdalena Victorino as its head horses and goats owned by Don Felimon Perez, and it was purely an teacher. In 1970, the said Recio Bldg. was sold to the Magallanes agricultural land although it was fronting Tayabas Bay. It was Family thus the school was renamed Magallanes Bldg. with Mrs. actually a part of Brgy. Salinas which was owned by Don Eufrocino Consolacion Madrinan managing. Through the effort of Mrs. de las Alas and Atty. Alfredo Bonus. In 1962, it became a separate Madrinan, Mrs. Purificacion de Ungria donated a lot to the city barrio called Ransohan and the people requested for some teachers government to serve as school site for public school children. The to teach their children. Thus, no matter how far from the población, donated lot was a dead-end road leading to Bonifacio St. More children were able to receive proper elementary education. Now, buildings were constructed in 1972 Ransohan ES is a very progressive school with a large enrolment. until the Casino and Magallanes buildings were vacated. In 1963, Mr. and Mrs. Exiquiel Zaballero Lucena West III ES (formerly Lucena West V) built donated a 13, 621.20 sq.m. lot to Lucena City government under in 1967 located at the back of Lucena West I ES used to be Mayor Casto Profugo for the purpose of an establishment of a only as one of the buildings in the compound. However, when public school. In honor of the lot donor, the school was named Agripino the West I population ballooned, the division office of Lucena Zaballero School and later named as Zaballero Subd. ES. It started with decided to separate it as an affiliate school which was then called only two classrooms intended for Grades I and II pupils under Mrs. Lucena West V. However, when the original West III ES located at Emiliana Salazar as principal. At present, school was considered as one the old City Hall was gutted down by fire, Lucena West V became of the biggest schools of the city and is oftentimes the seat of the city Lucena West III with Mrs. Vicenta Caparros as its first principal. conferences, seminars and workshops and even regional conferences. Barrio Captain Francisco Talabis of Ibabang Iyam framed a resolution requesting for the establishment of a primary school in the barrio in 1963. The resolution was pushed by the Coun. Crisanto Tadiosa and eventually approved by then division superintendent of Quezon. The first school building intended for Grades I and II was built in the lot leased by Brgy. Capt. Talabis with its first teacher Mrs. Dolores Cuarez. In 1971, with its increasing enrollment, it became a complete elementary school with Mr. Casiano Revelar as the princi- pal. In 1990, the school was transferred to a lot bought by the city government from Mr. Rodrigo Rodriguez, the owner of Rodriguez Subd. and this was through the effort of Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr.

Lucena East II ES, as it is called now, used to be Tantuco ES since the public school in that Barangay 5 was then merely housed at Tantuco Bldg. This was in 1968. For several years, this Tantuco ES held classes in the building until in 1985, then principal of the said school, initiated to purchase a lot specifically for the purpose. Luckily, Assemblyman Mariano Agcaoili donated a lot from national fund measuring 450sq. m. A famous Chinese businessman, Don Benito Yao donated a six-classroom building and the school was named after him, Don Benito Yao ES. From then on, more school buildings were constructed since the school was situated in the heart of the city and that most children would attend here. Due to big class sizes, the school was divided into two –Lucena East II-A and Lucena East II-B but the latter is now an independent school, Lucena East VI ES. Dalahican ES, in 1968, used to be termed as Paaralang Nayon ng Dalahican with Mrs. Magdalena Victorino as the pioneering principal. During the SY 1974-1975, with its huge pupil population, the school was divided into two: Paaralang Nayon ng Dalahican I and Paaralang Nayon ng Dalahican II. In the same school year, Lucena South District was born with Mrs. Bibiana Tañada as the officer-in-charge (equivalent to district supervisor) with Ms. Elisa Peras now as the principal of the Paaralang Nayon ng Dalahican. It was during the SY 1983-1984 that the school was changed to Dalahican ES which it carries until now. At present, the school is the biggest school in Lucena South District. Lucena East 8 ES which is located in a place popularly known as Little Baguio in Ibabang Dupay. In 1969, it was just an extension of Ibabang Dupay ES (now Elvira Razon Aranilla ES) offering only two grade levels, Grades I and II with Mrs. Estrella Pineda as its head teacher. Through her, the parcel of land where they were having classes, was donated by Lucena Heights Subd. owned by the Barcelona Family. With the donation and with more school buildings constructed, the school began to offer complete elementary. In the late 50’s, a small school headed by its head teacher Mrs. Praxedes Bukas was constructed at Sisa St., in a 3,127 sq. m. lot belonging to Quezon Educational Association, now Quezon Public School Teacher’s Association headed by its president then Victoriano Quejano. On Dec. 24, 1989, the lot was donated to the city government in the presence of then Mayor Cesar Zaballero. The school is now called Lucena West IV ES. The Daleon Compound in Zaballero-Millar Subd. was once the center of learning for primary pupils in 1978. Through the generosity of a donor of 1,798 sq m. lot, the school was able to have its own building in Purok Santolan, Brgy. 2. Its pioneer principal was Mrs. Fe Bonus. At present, it offers complete elementary and also enjoys as an adopted school of Sacred Heart College. Lucena North III ES was once an annex of Lucena West III ES. It is located in a 200sq. m. lot donated by Elisa Abellanosa Jalbuena in 1974. From then on, it became an independent school as Lucena North III ES with Ms. Concepcion Reyes as its first principal. Before having its concrete building, they used to hold their classes in classrooms made of nipa and had them barong-barong style. It was only in the latter part of the year that the teachers and pupils were able to acquire a Marcos Pre-fab building.

Likewise, Lucena East V ES started also in 1974 and The Lucena North II Elementary School was once located at had its first small school built in a lot donated by Mrs. Paz Victoria St., Zaballero Millar Subd. and at Daleon Compound in Brgy. Allarey. Miss Loreto Cortes was its first principal. In 1980, spouses XI. Through the initiative of the city government and an anonymous Joselito and Josefina Barcelona donated a lot in Barangay VI where an donor of a piece of land, the school is now located at Purok Santolan. annex building was located. The lot has an area of 1,111 sq. m.. At present, the school which now offers a complete elementary is an This area, though, was lessened by a portion given as a right of way adopted school of Sacred Heart College. going to Market View Subd. Mr. Naazon Ojastro then exchanged their lot with the school lot so as not to disrupt what the school had In 1975, a 3-classroom Bagong Lipunan Bldg. was been enjoying. Right now, the school has proven to be a progressive constructed in the corner of Genes Aguilar St. and Don Alfaro St. school as evidenced by its growing enrolment through the years. which was merely a satellite school of Lucena East III ES. Its first principal, Mrs. Estrella A. Pineda took the initiative to look for a Lucena East VI ES was established in 1974 as an lot donor for educational purpose. The school stood on a 3,390 sq. extension school of Lucena East IV. It started with a bungalow type m. lot, a portion of which measuring 2,172 sq. m. is owned by the building offering only Grades I-IV. In 1978, to complete the grade provincial government and was for lease since 1990. Finally, a levels, two classes (Grades V and VI) from Lucena East II ES were good-hearted philanthropist Dona Feofila Zaballero Unson donated transferred to Lucena East VI and that paved the way for the a 1,198 sq.m. lot for the said school. The school grew and grew until school to become a complete elementary school and carried its title it became an independent school which is now known as Lucena East Lucena East VI ES with Miss Nenita Lusterio as its first principal. VII ES. At present, aside from offering complete elementary, it also offers special education classes for the hearing impaired, the mentally In 1974, three classrooms were constructed in challenge and the visually impaired. The said SPED center popularly a lot in Sto. Rosario Subd., Brgy IV donated by Miss Paz known as Sentro ng Paglingap at Pagasa, was registered at the SEC Allarey. The kind lady had always been known to be so generous since 1988 thru Mrs. Estrella A. Pineda and then PTA president and had soft spot for children who could not afford to go to schools Rogelio Veluz. requiring them to ride before reaching the place. Through the years, the school grew and known as Lucena East IX ES. Its first principal Lucena East VII Elementary School used to be a was Ms. Loreto Cortes who was the main reason for the donation. satellite school of Lucena East III ES. It started with a 3-classroom Bagong Lipunan Bldg. in 1975. Its first set of teachers were Mrs. Lydia Touted as a remote area in Lucena City, Brgy. Aranas, Mrs. Apolonia Alcazar and Mrs. Armenia Nuyda. Through Barra had so much difficulty in sending its school children to the the initiative of the then principal of Lucena East III Mrs. Estrella A. poblacion for distance reason. One had to ride in a banca for at least 20 Pineda, the school site was donated by the city government to the city minutes to reach Cotta, the nearest barrio. Thus, the people there division schools and was called Bagong Lipunan School. With the tried to rent houses just to accommodate pupils and let them increase in enrolment, it became an independent school and was experience schooling at least in the primary level. Pupils who named Lucena East VII ES which it carried until now. So far, it is already wished to graduate in the elementary had to go to Lucena South I a school offering complete elementary with some special education ES in Cotta. This was the reason why very few would graduate in the classes for the hearing impaired, the blind and the mentally disturbed. elementary. It was only in 1974 that a decent school building was built BLISS ES is relatively a new school. It was the late offering complete elementary with Ms. Lourdes Hirang as principal. Mayor Mario L. Tagarao who approved of the building of Bagong Kanlurang Mayao ES located in Execitive Village is situated Lipunan Improvement Site and Services during his term in 1980. He on a 4,462 sq. m. lot donated by spouses Francisco Banaas and Benita awarded this area to 50 families within the said community. Lisan. The school was established in 1975 with RP-US Bayanihan Type Eventually, a school was built which started as a satellite of Bldg. It initially offered primary grades only but became a complete Dalahican ES and Mayao Crossing ES with Mrs. Fely Monasterio as its elementary in 1980 with Mrs. Aurora Oboza as its first principal. first head teacher. The school occupied 1,134 sq.m. BLISS site families grew bigger and thus pupil population also increased. With the said San Lorenzo ES was opened in 1975 under the name marked increase, more buildings were constructed and somehow an Lucena North III. Its head teacher then Mrs. Concordia Talabong expansion of the land area also took place. With such a big enrolment requested Fr. Hermenigildo Lagustan, then parish priest of St. now, it became an independent school offering a complete elementary. Isidore to allow them to use the building near the church as classrooms for GradeS I-IV classes. In 1977, two extension classes for Grades V and VI were added with Mrs. Arminda Edano as its principal. In 1978, Mrs. Elena Dialola of San Lorenzo Subd. donated a 1,026 sq m. lot for the school. With the donation, San Lorenzo ES became its permanent name and was permanently separated from its mother school Lucena North III ES. The school services public school children from Purok Rainbow, Purok Riverside, Purok San FranciscoandPurokCentral-allfromRedVDistrictof Ibabang Dupay.

One of the youngest schools in the division is Reymar Bocohan ES is a relatively very young school having opened Compound ES located in Brgy. Gulang- Gulang. It was its doors to the residents of Brgy. Bocohan in 2006. Brgy. Captain established as a satellite school of Gulang-Gulang ES in 1991 under the Romulo Lagar appealed to Engr. Napoleon Ravanzo to offer a lot supervision of Mrs. Angelina Mendoza. The 680 sq. m. lot was for a school building. And he did donate a 500 sq. m. lot. The first donated by the Homeowners 2-classroom building was then built through an allocated fund from Association of Reymar Compound through its the DepEd as requested by then Cong. Proceso Alcala. Thus, the president Leah Gonzales with city approved resolution no. 3821 residents now had an easy access to a school headed by lsabang ES penned by then City Mayor Cesar Zaballero and Vice Mayor Ramon principal Mrs. Remedios Davila. A year after, another 2 classrooms were Y. Talaga Jr. It started with just one building offering Grades I and II added through the funds of the same Congressman. Today, Bocohan only. A year after, with the abrupt increase of enrolment, it became a ES is already offering complete elementary after 4 years of existence. complete elementary with Mr. Felix Avillo (now a city councilor) as its Due to the growing population of Lucena City and with the head teacher. Although it was already offering complete elementary, it growing student population, the people of Lucena City clamored for was still a satellite school this time under llayang Dupay ES. It became a public high school specifically in big, major barangays. Heeding to an independent school only in 1999 and was thus given a full-fledged the great demand, Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. responded to the call principal. Today, it has already grown in number and more school and moved a great effort to come up with one. The city government buildings were added to accommodate the big enrolment each year. decided that since the school lot donated by the Aranilla family measuring 1.5 hectares, was too big for just the elementary, it opted The children from Brgy. Domoit used to go to to create a high school beside it occupying one half of the lot. The neighboring schools like Isabang ES and Gulang Gulang ES for their first public secondary school created was Ibabang Dupay NHS (now elementary education. But things changed in 2002 when Brgy. Capt. Lucena City NHS) by the virtue of Republic Act 1192. The move was Enriquito Trinidad and his councilors requested the local government to strongly supported by the then Schools Division Superintendent Dr. establish a school in the said barangay claiming that though their Leonora Guerrero, Asst. Supt. Mrs. Azucena O. Romulo, then children attended the mentioned schools, there were still plenty of principal of Elvira Razon Aranilla ES Evelyn Villabroza, District children who could not go to school due to financial reason and due Supervisor Ricardo Orinday and the PTA. Initially, the first batch of to distance. They claimed that there was a vacant lot in their place with enrollees used a classroom from the elementary. After two months, an area of 15,095 sq. m owned by 1st Ebank. The Armed Forces of the the late Congressman Marcial Punzalan Jr. donated a 2-classroom Philippines donated the first school building followed by a 2-classroom building. During that time, the location was still a huge rice field and building from the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Finally, was so muddy. In fact, the three pioneer teachers had to improvise the barangay claimed its first school in 2003 which was first a satellite comfort rooms for them and the students, had their canteen under the school of Gulang Gulang ES under the supervision of Mrs. Edilberta shade of a big tree and the teachers even had to go to Malacanang Palace E. Baja. During the latter part of the school year, it was declared as an to draw their salary and this took a long time for them to do so. Then independent school with Mrs. Fe Pabilonia as its first head teacher. English Supervisor Mrs. Lolita L. Sta. Ana took charge of the school. The people of Brgy. Hermana Fausta dreamed for a long time of a school for their children. It was so difficult for the folks Each year, the school made marked improvement through to send their children to school because it is quite far from the the assistance of the city government. It constructed more and more poblacion. Through the efforts of the residents and well meaning school buildings to accommodate the huge number of enrollees concerned citizens, they asked the DECS (now DepEd) to send to coming from the whole barangay of llayang Dupay and even from their barangay teachers who could organize classes in their place. They the nearby barangays. In 1999, it had its first full-fledged principal converted an old building which used to be a garment factory donated in the person of Mrs. Epifania Carandang (now Education Program by a French NGO, ASMAE into four classrooms. To accommodate the Supervisor of ICT). After some years, the City Council enacted big number of school children, multi grade classes were organized. Ordinance No. 2026 series of 2002 renaming lbabang Dupay NHS to The lot housing the classrooms is still owned by the Hermana Fausta Lucena City NHS and approved on January 21, 2002. Section 2 of the housing community though. Seeing the difficulty of the kids going Ordinance established the foundation day of the school every 17th to school, walking a long distance and braving the rains during the of July each year. Today, LCNHS is a very much improved school. rainy season, well meaning people like Cynthia Suarez Eleazar, being It now has 8 buildings with complete school facilities including a the manager of the livelihood project that time, extended assistance covered-gymnasium that can house as much as 3 thousand people which to facilitate the transfer of the use of the garment factory as a school. wasconstructedduringtheadministrationofMayorRamonY.TalagaJr. She even spearheaded solicitation of school supplies for distribution After three years of existence and seeing the need for more to the kids. Seeing that the kids and teachers have already settled, public high schools, Mayor Talaga created an extension high school this was then endorsed to the DECS and it became a satellite school in Brgy. Dalahican in 1999. For its first year of existence, the school of Silangang Mayao ES. With its current principal then, Mr. Briccio held its classes within the compound of Dalahican ES of which Batanes, he requested some teachers from his school to go to Brgy. two classrooms were used with only three teachers to handle the Hermana Fausta to teach the kids there designating Mr. Matusalem classes. Designated teacher in charge was Mr. Rolito Inojosa (now the Asia as the teacher-in-charge. For years, the pupils were cramped legitimate full-fledged principal). With its growing enrolment in the in that small old building until finally, a new building was granted following years, the school held classes also in a vacant place under the through Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. with the initiative of Mr. Ricardo St. Raphael Church which was several meters away from Dalahican ES. Mapaye who was already the principal of Silangang Mayao ES. For so many years, the school existed without electric and water supply.

The teacher made use of the place by placing wood The residents of Brgy. Ibabang Talim, who have been dividerstoaccommodateenrollees.Now,theuseoftheplacewasthrough experiencing difficulty in traveling to the high schools in the the request of the PTA headed by its president Felipe Cabigonda. The poblacion, made an appeal to Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga, Jr. to students stayed there for one year and then moved again to Dalahican put up one also in their place. Heeding to the clamor, Mayor ES since its principal then, Ms. Gloria Banog, lent two more rooms Talaga requested Mrs. Editha Huelva the elementary principal to for the use of the high school students. It would be noted that during lend at least two rooms to accommodate first year entrants. The those years, the teachers had to sacrifice handling class sizes ranging school became an annex of Gulang- Gulang NHS. The school is from 100 to 135 just to address shortage of teachers. Most teachers now in its third year of operation and has already three levels. then would remark that once you were already inside the classroom, you could not go out anymore for there was no more space to move. In It seemed as a political quest of Mayor Ramon Y. June, 2006, a lot was finally bought by the city government along the Talaga. Jr. to provide the marginalized Lucenahin a quality highway which is just a kilometer away from the elementary school. training/college education that will alleviate them from poverty. This Right away, the city government constructed a 12-room building. Seeing quest inspired him to establish the Dual Training and Livelihood a big enrolment, then Congressman Proceso Alcala donated a 4-class- Center under RA. 7684 in Lucena City in cooperation with the late room building beside the big building and added another room after Congressman Marcial Punzalan, Jr., Southern Luzon Polytechnic a year. In 2010, Dalahican NHS became an independent school with College (SLPC) Lucban and some Batangas Industrial Firms in early its principal Myla B. Berry. Some months after that, another 16-class- 1994. It was managed by the Southern Luzon Polytechnic College- room building was constructed to accommodate the huge enrolment. Lucban and was financially assisted by the City Government of Lucena. Former Mayor Bernard Tagarao, together with the Sangguniang Panglungsod presided by former Vice Mayor Raymundo Adormeo passed a resolution on August 2, 1999 for the creation of another high school in Lucena City, this time in Brgy. Cotta. Just like Dalahican NHS, it also started as an extension high school of Lucena City NHS. Initially, it occupied an old building of Lucena South II ES. At present, it is now housed in its own school site beside the Lucena South II ES with 7 buildings complete with facilities. Three of which were funded by the national government through Cong. Marcial Punzalan Jr. The latest unit in a 2-storey 12-classroom building constructed under the administration of Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. Worth mentioning here is the acquisition of the school site through the same mayor. Not to be outdone is Brgy. Gulang Gulang which also made a strong move to come up with its own public high school seeing that its big barangay counterparts were already boasting of their own high school. And since Gulang Gulang prides itself of also having a huge population, it also appealed to the city government that it also be provided with one. With the joint forces of Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr, Brgy. Capt. Anselmo Regis Jr., former SDS Dr. Yolita S. Amiscosa and OIC-ASDS Felix F. Avillo, the dream became a reality. The groundbreaking of the new school site situated at Zaballero Subd., Purok Malayong Pinag-isa, Brgy. Gulang Gulang dated August 24, 2005 was a grand fiesta for the residents and students. Finally, on March 8, 2006, witnessed by the huge number of residents of Brgy. Gulang Gulang, city government and DepEd officials, teachers, and students, the first 2-storey 8-classroom building funded by the city government was blessed and inaugurated. Gulang Gulang NHS started as an umbrella of Lucena City NHS with Mr. Rolito Inojosa as its first head teacher. The school offered only first year level with merely 147 enrollees. The second year of operation added a new year level and with increase in enrolment, another 7-classroom building was added funded by the DepEd and a 4-classroom building which was donated by the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Another pride of the said school is their formal tie-up with Ayala Foundation Inc.- GILAS Project and Syrex Corporation which made it possible for it to come up with a complete establishment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory. This really makes the school comparative with the rest of the secondary schools in the division-both public and private. On August 2, 2007, Gulang Gulang NHS became an independent school with its principal Anicia J. Villaruel.

A Glimpse After a Decade: The However, after some years of operations, the Mayor felt Emerging Schools the need for a more responsive educational institution run solely by the City Government thus the City College of Lucena was born. On Karen Ann T. Salvanera October 8, 2001, with the whole support of the Sanggunian Panglungsod, an ordinance and subsequently became a law, was T he Schools Division of passed authorizing the city government to operate the city college. Lucena City continued its quest in providing quality The Board of Trustees is composed of the education to Batang Lucenahins. The increasing following: Chairman, Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr., Members are Coun. demand in education has resulted in at least one Wilfredo Asilo, Mr. Vitaliano Nanagas, Dr. Pablo Nanagas, Dr. positive thing: realizing the dreams of the Rebecca de Ocampo, Mr. Julian Ong. Mr. Ricardo Pascua and Mrs. Barangay and City Officials to have schools in all Azucena Romulo. The late Mr. Danilo Cada, who hardly pushed barangays of Lucena. It was then apprehended that for the college creation was the officer for Special Concerns. education can emerge stronger than before by producing additional places for boundless learning Mayor Talaga emphasized that the initial students would experiences. With this, additional schools emerged be all scholars. During its first three years of operation, it held after a decade. classes at the former Sangguniang Panglungsod Building. With its growing population, the City Government constructed a new building, still inside the city hall annex, intended for the said higher educational institution. Celebrating its 10 anniversary this year, the City College keeps growing under its president, the former Schools DivisionSuperintendentofDepEdQuezon-Mrs.AzucenaOrtizRomulo. Due to the growing population of Dalahican Elementary School, an annex of it was established in 2011. Dalahican Elementary School Annex is located at Purok 1A Ilaya, Barangay Dalahican catering 211 Grades 1-4 learners, handled by 5 teachers under the leadership of Mr. Jefferson R. Alojado (June- November 2011) and Mr. En- rique A. Cuario (November 2011-May 2012). Since 2012, the school has offered a complete elementary from Kindergarten to Grade 6 with Mrs. Lilian B. Paredes as school head (May 2012-October 2019) and Ms. Rosa Linda D. Garcia (October 2019 - present). It started with one school building (RYT Building), completed in 2010, as it grew with additional school buildings (Serbisyong Suarez Building 2012, Alcala Building in 2013, two-storey four-classroom-PPP Building in 2015 and DPWH BOD School Building in 2017). From the small school category, it is now one of the medium schools in the division. Reference: Coffee Table Book of Lucena: 50 Years Charter Anniversary Celebratio August 2011

Amidst pressure and conflicts to accommodate the Thru the never-ending commitment, drive needs of the families of Barangay Ransohan, Lucena City and passion of Dr. Anicia J. Villaruel, Principal of National High School-Ransohan Extension was opened Lucena City National High School and Dr. Aniano M. with 63 enrollees on June 4, 2011, under the leadership of Ogayon, the Schools Division Superintendent, Mr. Rodolfo A. Sena Jr., Master Teacher I who was assigned Lucena City National High-Mayao Crossing Extension as Teacher-in-Charge. Through the collaborative efforts of effectively started its operation on May 26, 2014 at the Mayor Ruby C. Talaga, City Administrator Ramon Y. premises of Mayao Crossing Elementary School. It Talaga, Barangay Chairman Ricardo E. Hernandez, Dr. consisted of 4 teachers headed by the first OIC, Ms. Aniano M. Ogayon, Dr. Anicia J. Villaruel and Mr. Sena, Maria Eleanor Justarez who had been transferred from LCNHS-Ransohan Extension was opened in SY 2012-2013 the main campus. It began with 88 students in 2 makeshift in accordance with Barangay Resolution No. 24 s.2011 learning areas. With the support of the Sangguniang promulgated in December 2011. In 2014, LCNHS- Barangay of Mayao Crossing, it enacted Resolution No. Ransohan Extension was awarded with one unit two-class- 019-15 on March 10, 2015, allocating P2,800.000 for room by DepEd. LCNHS-Ransohan was hailed as the acquisition of a 10,000 square meter parcel at Purok National Awardee in the Ten Accomplished Youth Langka II to be used as the school’s permanent location. Organizations (TAYO) for their project Mangrove On the other hand, the Transfer Certificate Title No. Reforestation Program on February 24, T-85141 was issued by the Mayor Roderick A. Alcala. As 2015 which was held at Malacañang Palace. it grows into its new role and responds to the needs of the community, 9 Temporary Learning Spaces (TLS) were June 11, 2012, when another high school was constructed for 420 learners on January 4, 2019. added. Lucena City National High School-Mayao Parada Today, Lucena City National High-Mayao Extension (now Mayao Parada Agricultural Integrated High Crossing Extension is composed of 535 learners, 16 School) was established through the efforts of the former teachers and 5 non-teaching personnel under the LCNHS Principal, Dr. Anicia J. Villaruel, its first OIC Mrs. supervision of its school head, Dr. Lorelie A. Jasul. Ritchelda D. Abadilla together with former SDS Dr. Aniano M. Ogayon, Barangay Chairman Victor Cantos and Mayao In the same year, 2014, another extension school Parada Councilors, as well as Mayor Roderick A. Alcala. In of LCNHS was opened in Ilayang Dupay. Through the 2013, the school saw another opportunity to acquire a new concerted efforts of the Barangay Council headed by site for the 2-storey- 2-CL-PPP building that reached its Hon. Alex M. Abadilla and the 7 Councilors, Dr. Anicia J. completion in 2014. With the advent of K to 12 programs, Villaruel, Dr. Aniano M. Ogayon and Mayor Roderick A. LCNHS-Mayao Parada Extension opened its Senior High Alcala, Lucena City National High School-Ilayang Dupay School program in 2016.The proposed name of LCNHS Extension was established. Barangay Resolution Mayao Parada Extension as Mayao Parada Agricultural Integrated High School was approved through the (Kapasiyahan Blg. 11 Series 2014) paved way to its Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution No. 17-139 Series creation. In its first year of operation, LCNHS-IDE of 2017 on December 11, 2018. The MPAIHS Rural Farm borrowed 1 classroom of Ilayang Dupay Elementary School Integrated-Diversified Farm was launched on March School. It started with 31 students and 3 teachers with 19,2019 and certified bytheDepartmentofAgriculture(DA) Mrs. Ritchelda D. Abadilla as the first school head. The – Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as Learning Site for succeeding years, a portion of its ground beside the Agriculture (LSA). On November 10, 2021, the school was school fence was lent for the temporary learning spaces confirmed by the Regional Office-Field Technical Assistance that were built due to additional grade levels. Teachers- as Passer of SBM Level III based on their validation through in-Charge who served were Mr. Anthony S. Ramos, Mrs. the dynamic leadership of Mr. Rey G. Aleman, school head. Evangeline C. Nieva and Mr. Jose Virgel L. Adriano. After 4 years, it moved to the school site purchased by the City Government of Lucena through Mayor Alcala in 2018. It is located at Purok Manggahan Brgy. Ilayang Dupay. The first lot has an area of 5,109 sq. meters while the second lot which is adjacent to the first lot has an area of 13,467 sq. m. In 2021, the school entailed 215 learners from Grades 7-10 and 10 personnel with Ms. Xandra Leah S. Dames as the school head.

Lucena Dalahican National High School also had In 2016, through the initiative of Mayor its extension at Barangay Barra. June 02, 2014 was the Roderick A. Alcala, an extension school in Brgy. Mayao opening of its first year of implementation. It catered 82 Castillo opened. The establishment was headed by students in School Year 2014-2015 with 4 teachers and 2 former SDS Dr. Aniano M. Ogayon, Barangay classrooms borrowed from Barra Elementary School. In Council of Mayao Castillo led by Chairman Efren B. 2017, the donor Apolopaz Pawnshop signed the deed of Landicho and Dr. Anicia J. Villaruel who processed the donation of the proposed school site located at Villa the documents.Through the barangay resolution Apolonia Subdivision, Brgy. Barra, Lucena City. The (Kapasiyahan Bilang 57 Serye 2016), Lucena City school site has an area of 2,000 sq. meters. With the help National High School Mayao Castillo Annex of the Brgy. Council headed by Brgy. Chairman Amelia P. (proposed as Jose Ng Jao National High School) was Sobrevinas and LGU Lucena led by the City Mayor established. It began with 3 teachers namely Sherin D. Roderick A. Alcala, the school had already requested Bustamante, Jacquiline S. Monterero and Josephine for the construction of instructional classrooms. Mrs. G. Pabellano as Teacher In-Charge with 68 first batch Carmen H. Macatugob was the first school head (June of enrollees. Learners used one classroom of Mayao 2014-July 13, 2018), Mrs. Quincy Clarize A. Selidio, TIC Castillo Elementary School. The school has been (September 2017-May 2019) and Mr. Ramil blessed to have one-hectare lot donor named Mr. Villadiego (June -July 12,2019). At present, Rolando T. Jao wherein the Deed of Donation was signed LDNHS-Barra Annex caters 419 learners with 8 last October 9, 2017. It already had a lot title transferred TLS for academic classroom and 1 TLS bifurcated and named to the Department of Education in October intended for faculty room/and office catering 15 faculty 2019. LCNHS - Mayao Castillo Annex is now in its sixth members headed by the school head, Mr. Abel D. Otico. year with 275 learners from Grades 7-10 with 12 teachers led by Mrs. Bustamante as TIC supervised by In 2015, Lucena East VII Elementary School- Dr. Rolito M. Inojosa; Principal III of LCNHS-Main. Annex was established under Miss Teresita C. Abdala, The school currently occupies the 8 TLS funded by the principal. The school site is located at Blk 14 Lot 8, San City Government located at Purok Central, Brgy. Mayao Pedro St., La Milagrosa Subd. Brgy. IX, Lucena City. The Castillo since January 2019 also, a single- storey, location is a former basketball court intended for two-classroom building donated by Mr. Francis Chua recreation of the homeowner association. It was donated by through Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of General Realty Corporation to the City Government Commerce & Industry, Incorporated in coordination of Lucena. The lot area of the school site is 1068 sq. m. with Lucena Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce with lot no. 104747. Mr. Guillermo Flores, PSDS (2015), Inc. represented by Mr. Gaspar K. Ong as the Federation took over the management of the school after Mrs. President. Abdala’s retirement in 2015. He established the Gulang-Gulang National High School-Bocohan opening of the school through transferring 3 teachers of Extension is one of the youngest Junior High Schools Kindergarten and 3 teachers of Grade I from in the division which formally started on June 13, 2016, Lucena East VII-Main to start the school operation with 3 through the joint efforts and initiative of Dr. Aniano sections of both Kindergarten and Grade I. During the M. Ogayon, Schools Division Superintendent, Hon. time of Dr. Sorina P. Gloria as principal in 2016, she Mayor Roderick A. Alcala, Dr. Anicia J. Villaruel, Brgy. initiated the offering of kindergarten to Grade V at Captain Romulo Z. Lagar, Mr. Rodolfo A. Sena Jr. the extension school. Upon the assumption of Mrs. Principal I of Gulang-Gulang National High Paulina P. Labitigan in 2017 as principal of Lucena East School, Mrs. Pelagia R. Regio, Teacher In-Charge of VII Elementary School, she initiated the offering of GNHS-Bocohan Extension and Mrs. Ma. Lhea P. Comia, complete grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade VI. Mr. Officer In-Charge of Bocohan Elementary School. It is Allan L. Jumpalad led the school as the first Head Teacher situated at Purok 2, Brgy. Bocohan, in 2018 until 2021. However, the school was still under the Lucena City. The school started with 65 Grade-7 supervision of the school Principal of Lucena East VII students and 3 faculty members namely Ms. Maica G. Main due to the absence of school ID. In 2021-2022, Mrs. Lavarez, Mr. Chris Charles A. Ibardelosa and Mrs. Shirley De Torres has served as the school principal while Pelagia R. Regio who served as Officer-in-charge from Ms. Judeia N. Tavas has served as the Officer-in-Charge 2016 to present. of the school.

March 30, 2017, was a red School Heads of letter day for GNHS Bocohan Extension because SDO Lucena City it was set as the ceremonial signing of the deed of donation of the 413 sq. meter buildable lot 1. FERLINDA M. BRIONES - Lucena North I ES donated by Mr. & Mrs. Alaine Paul Ravanzo to be 2. LILIAN B. PADERES - Lucena North II ES used for the construction of the soon to rise Napoleon 3. ALLAN L. JUMPALAD - Lucena North II ES Ravanzo National High School. As per agreement, the 4. LOIDA L. TABERNILLA - Camp Nakar ES said lot would be donated with the condition that the 5. JOSEPHINE L. OCAMPO - Domoit ES school be named to their late father Napoleon Ravanzo. 6. TERESITA M. QUERUBIN – Elvira Razon Aranilla ES The establishment of another extension school 7. AUDONES B. DUEÑAS - Gulang-gulang ES of Gulang-Gulang National High school in Barangay 8. JOSEPH V. MENDIOLA - Hermana Fausta ES Domoit began with an analysis of data from students of 9. LEILANI P. TAN - Ilayang Dupay ES the said barangay. Class attendance records and reasons 10. HAZEL T. ABANTO - Kanlurang Mayao ES why students are often absent from class were one of the 11. PEARL L. TUZON - Reymar Compound ES bases of Gulang-gulang National High School (GNHS) 12. YVETTE M. PRECLARO - San Lorenzo ES Principal, Mr. Rodolfo A. Sena Jr., to continue the 13. CONCEPCION G. VELUZ - Silangang Mayao ES desire to open a secondary school in Barangay Domoit, 14. MARIA CORAZON A. RUBIO - Zaballero Subd. ES Lucena City. With the help of Dr. Anicia J. Villaruel, 15. JUVARTA O. TIERRA - Lucena East I ES Juliebeth Obciana-OIC of Domoit Elementary School, 16. ENELYN H. BAYANI - Lucena East II ES Lowell B. Busa- TIC, Councilor Roldan A. Alcantara, 17. PAULINA P. LABITIGAN - Lucena East III ES Barangay Chairman Nardito R. Abastillas and all Barangay 18. MELAHNIE F. MAGSINO - Lucena East IV ES Councilors along with the Officers of Department of 19. GLORIA S. BOBADILLA - Lucena East V ES Education, Lucena Division led by Dr. Aniano M. 20. IAN CARLOS M. VISCONDE - Lucena East VI ES Ogayon as Superintendent, Dr. Joepi F. Falqueza 21. SHIRLEY G. DE TORRES - Lucena East VII ES OIC- ASDS has executed the opening of the 22. MELANIE F. MAGSINO - Lucena East VII ES-Annex Gulang- Gulang National High School-Domoit 23. MA. CONCEPCION BOBADILLA - Lucena East VIII ES Annex. Through the Barangay Resolution 24. CHERRY ALVA N. PEREZ - Lucena East IX ES number 2016-008 adopted by the barangay council on 25. ROWENA J. ADORMEO - Lucena West I ES April 4, 2016, the Secondary School was established 26. JOSEPHINE E. PERMALINO - Lucena West II ES and classes started on June 13, 2016. As a step in the 27. RONNIE J. CADA - Lucena West III ES establishment of this school, Mr. Sena appointed Mr. 28. CATHERINE MARIE P. BARBA - Lucena West IV ES Lowell B. Busa to be the school head in April 2016. 29. JEFFERSON R. ALOJADO - Ibabang Iyam ES 30. MARIA LEAH P. COMIA -Ibabang Talim ES With the establishment of additional 31. CYNTHIA R. GIMENEZ - Ilayang Talim ES elementary and secondary schools, SDO 32. MARIA IRENE M. FLORES - Isabang ES Lucena continues to flourish over time. 33. EVELYN P. LACERNA -Isabang ES-Bocohan Annex 34. BENILDA M. PUJANES - Salinas ES 35. JOSE VIRGEL L. ADRIANO - Ransohan Integrated School 36. MARILYN A. MERTO - Lucena South I ES 37. MELANIE L. CABRIGA - Lucena South II ES 38. MAGTANGGOL J. RAGAS - Barra ES 39. CARLOS V. VILLAESTER - BLISS ES 40. EDITHA B. HUELVA - Dalahican ES 41. ROSALINDA D. GARCIA - Dalahican ES-Annex 42. DENNIS E. IBARROLA - Mayao Crossing ES 43. FELICIANO B. SALANDANAN - Mayao Castillo ES 44. ENRIQUE A. CUARIO - Mayao Parada ES 45. MARIA CRISTINA V. DE TORRES - Talao-talao ES 46. ROLITO M. INOJOSA – Lucena City National High School 47. XANDRA LEAH S. DAMES - LCNHS-Ilayang Dupay Extension 48. SHERIN D. BUSTAMANTE - LCNHS-Mayao Castillo Extension 49. LORELIE A. JASUL - LCNHS-Mayao Crossing Extension 50. FERDINAND P. MACATUGOB-LCNHS-Silangang Mayao Extension 51 REY G. ALEMAN - Mayao Parada Agricultural Integrated High School 52 CARMEN H. MACATUGOB - Lucena Dalahican National High School 53 ABEL D. OTICO - LDNHS-Barra Extension 54 RITCHELDA D. ABADILLA - Cotta National High School 55 RODOLFO A. SENA, JR. – Gulang-gulang National High School 56 PELAGIA R. REGIO - GNHS-Bocohan Annex 57 LOWELL B. BUSA - GNHS-Domoit Annex 58 ARLENE L. MENDOZA - Ibabang Talim Integrated High School *As of February 2022

Private Schools in Lucena City Nurturing Minds, Enhancing Talents, and Transcending Values NOEL REY T. ESTUITA With utmost commitment in fulfilling their mission to be havens of quality learning, here are the Private Schools in Lucena City that contributed so much for the success of SDO Lucena City’s 50 years of existence as independent City Division. NORTH DISTRICT Maranatha Christian Academy Sacred Heart College Little Angel’s Home of Learning Inc. Saint Philomena School, Inc. Infant Jesus Montessori Center, Phils. Bristol Integrated School La Sapienza Learning Center, Inc. Int’l. School for Better Beginnings Twin Hearts International School of Lucena City, Inc. Lucena Northside Learning Center Inc. St. Anne College Lucena Inc. Steppingstone Integrated School of Lucena City Inc. Alpha Centauri Educational System, Inc. Our Lady Therese Integrated School Niño Divino Children School, Inc. Digitech College (Digital Communication and Technological College, Inc.) EAST DISTRICT Kids on Keyboard Computer Enrichment Center Inc. Quezon Center for Research and Studies Inc. Immanuel Christian Learning Center, Inc. Ark Technological Institute Education System, Inc. Lucena Adventist Elem. School ABE International Business College-Quezon Province BWEST College One In Christ Church School of Lucena Maryhill College Children’s House A Montessori School Lucena Inc. St. Augustine School of Nursing-Lucena City Harmony Christian Educational Foundation , Inc. St. Michael TVET Training and Assessment Center Inc. Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Yllana Colleges of Business and Arts, Inc. El Royale Hotelier Rosarian Centre Creative Education Foundation, Inc. WEST DISTRICT Metro Lucena International Learning Center, Inc. Baptist Voice Bible College ALEC Learning Center Prime Elite Integrated School St. Gerard School, Inc. Growwe Learning Center, Inc. (Pleasantville) Sr. Teresa of Sto. Nino Center, Inc. AMA Computer College - Lucena City Scuola Gesu Bambino Christ the Lord Institute Foundation Inter-Global College Foundation, Inc. Christian Academy of Lucena City Inc. Jubilee Christian Academy of Lucena City, Inc. SOUTH DISTRICT Good News Christian School Holy Rosary Catholic School Lucena Hope Academy Livingstone Christian Academy Philippine Tong Ho Institute Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc. UCCP Magill Memorial School Incorporated Philtech Institute of Arts and Technology Inc.-Lucena City CSTC College of Sciences, Technology and Communication, Inc. STI Education Services Group, Inc. - Lucena Love and Learn Kiddie School Inc. Casa del Niño Jesus de Cotta Harvest of Hope Foundation, Inc.

The Transformat SDO Dr. Enrica L. Pandy Mr. Uldarico B. Viray Dr. Leonora B. Guerrero December 27, 1971 - May 17, 1986 December 2, 1986 - May 21, 1992 July 9, 1992 - December 31, 1993 Dr. Leonora B. Ignacio Ms. Azucena O. Romulo Dr. Lilia T. Reyes January 6, 1994 - August 12, 1996 August 13, 1996 - June 29, 1997 / June 30, 1997 - June 15, 1999 March 14, 2006 - March 5, 2007

tional Leaders of Lucena Dr. Melba T. Dayao Dr. Yolita S. Amiscosa Dr. Maro C. Blauta June 16, 1999 - June 19, 2002 June 25, 2002 - March 7, 2006 June 30, 2007 - December 30, 2009 Dr. Norma L. Maalindog Dr. Aniano M. Ogayon Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban January 7, 2010 - June 20, 2011 June 21, 2011 - November 4, 2019 November 5, 2019 - present

Jenelyn V. Subeldia

Jenny Curia, Elham Monteiro & Cleanthel Pennelope I. Baria

Project 4BS (Bawat Bata Project LEAST (Leveling up of Elementary Bumabasa Bumibilang at And Secondary Skills Towards Mastery) Sumusulat) Q uoting Carol Ann Tomlinson words, Assessment is today’s means of modifying tomorrow’s instruction, it cannot be denied that assessment is a vital L component in any learning process. iteracy and numeracy are like the yin and Aside from having it as a basis of how the yang of education. They tackle entirely different topics, students perform in learning tasks, assessment yet, both of them go hand in hand in forming the basic resembles a lens for the educators to understand the foundation of learning. Aiming to nurture the students learning, to identify the barriers in education learning competencies of Batang Lucenahins in terms of and to gauge the effectiveness of the teaching instruction. literacy and numeracy, SDO Lucena through CID implements Project 4BS (Bawat Bata Bumabasa Bumibilang Project LEAST (Leveling up of Elementary And at Sumusulat). This project also answers the call of the Secondary Skills Towards Mastery) is the SDO Department of Education’s Hamon: Bawat Bata Lucena-initiated project that focuses on Bumabasa (3Bs Initiatives) to intensify the learners’ improving the division performance in the quarterly performance in Mathematic, English Filipino and all other assessment. This could be displayed through the results learning areas in both elementary and secondary levels. Like of the midyear and year-end assessments as well as the a farmer cultivating his field, Project 4BS carried out series school implementation of DepEd Order No. 31, s. 2020. of learning activities to the 58 schools in Lucena City to Despite the struggle of being in pandemic, Project LEAST ensure that numeracy and reading intervention/remedia- did not settle for less when it comes to implementing tion will take place amidst pandemic. activities such as: monitoring the compliance of schools on the interim guidelines for assessment, gathering and analyzing assessment results to pinpoint gaps for possible These activities include Project 4BS cum ELLN interventions every quarter (Pre/Post Assessment Launching, Parents Education in the Administration of Phil. every quarter/ Midyear and Yearend Assessment), ECD and Reading and Numeracy Assessment, Parents and monitoring the conduct of National assessment (EPT, NAT Teachers Education in Teaching Early Literacy, Launching 6, NAT 10, ELLNA and A & E), conducting orientation of ELLN Community Learning Pantry, P4BS cum ELLN on the integration of Strategic Intervention Materials in Program Implementation Review, P4BS cum ELLN instruction, providing Division Training- Workshop EducationSummit,DivisionWriteshopontheDevelopmentof on Test Construction, conducting Division Quarterly P4BSandELLNInstructionalMaterials,“MgaKwentong may Evaluation-Workshop on Test Questions, organizing Kwenta” and Launching of 3:00 o’clock Reading Habit Division Webinar on Multi-Modal Assessment and using “Mga Kwentong may Kwenta.” Combining the providing Technical Assistance on the utilization of forces of the teachers, school heads, PSDSs, EPSs, parents, activity sheets/worksheets, learners’ Self-monitoring and stakeholders in implementing the different activities, Tool and Individual Learning Monitoring Tool in the Project4BSisalreadyreapingthefruitsofthecombinedlabors. conduct of review / remediation classes. However, the Armed with so much enthusiasm to make pandemicprovedtobethebiggestadversityinimplementing learners readers and numerates, Project 4BS Project LEAST. It is challenging to plan and conduct proponents never fail to let the learners feel that they assessment when the health, safety and well-being of are cared for through various activities that promote learners, teachers, and personnel are at risk. The literacy and Numeracy. Through the proactive lack of gadgets and means of communication leadership of school heads and creative minds of teachers, hinders the monitoring of the progress of the untiring support and assistance of supervisors, learners and the delivering of feedback. Yet, despite of supportiveparentsandstakeholders,surelythisprojectofSDO these setbacks, the project can provide standardized Lucena City-CID Unit will soar high and reach the zenith of test such as Pre-test, Post-test, Mid-Year and Year End success to make all Batang Lucenahins independent learners. Assessment. This project also trained teachers and school heads focusing on assessment, pedagogy, SIP and SIM.

Project CLIMB (Curriculum and Learning Innovations Mold Batang Lucenahin) Students are always told to never stop learning, to keep With the full intention that no learning areas will be left behind in terms of educating themselves and to treat every situation as an curriculum enhancement, a series of opportunity to learn more. Meanwhile, it is the educator’s role to be the activities encompassing all the facets in supplier of information and to have a cache of activities to support the learning are also administered. These learning process. That is why, the CID Unit of SDO Lucena is activities include the conduct of the continuously innovating the curriculum to support the needs of following activities namely the learners. Through Project CLIMB (Curriculum and Learning Capacity Building on the Provision of Innovations Mold Batang Lucenahin), SDO Lucena ensures that the Technical Assistance in ALIVE in line with learning needs are met through equitable access, various learning, and Curriculum Implementation and life skills activities by managing the implementation of basic education Delivery, Division MUSABAQAH, curriculum, special curriculum programs and support activities. IPEd Program PIR, Monitoring of IPEd Implementing Schools, Division Bearing in mind that education should be readily available Virtual Training-Writeshop on the to all, Project CLIMB directs various activities covering all learning Development of Contextualized DLPs and areas. There are Capability Building in Journalism for School Paper Wordlist, Retooling of IPEd AdviserandJournalists,DivisionSchoolsPressConferenceandCliniquing Implementers on DepEd Order No. Program for RSPC and NSPC. The conduct of Schools Sports 62. s. 2011 and DO no. 32 s. 2015, Competition and Capability Building for New MAPEH Teachers in Mobilization Advocacy & Public Teaching Music offers windows of learning opportunities for both the Awareness (MAPA) through Literacy teachers and students in MAPEH Department. Meanwhile, activities Surveillance & such as Regional Science and Technology Fair, Regional Festival of Community Mapping, Monitoring Talents and Division Training-Workshop on Science Investigatory of CLCs and LCs learning sessions Project pave new learning discoveries in the field of Science and (Project AGAP- ALS GAbay sa Technology. It is also important to note that learning starts in Pamayanan), Advocacy campaign on the foundation of young minds. So, activities such as crafting of Skills Enhancement Program (SEP) intervention materials in ECD by the end of FY 2021, monitoring for Grade 10 completers through of 20 SPED Teachers on the implementation of Special Education in ALS Caravan, Division Training the New Normal and 120 Kinder teachers in Teaching Pedagogical sponsored by De La Salle Lipa, CID Approaches in Kindergarten, conducting Training to 20 SPED Pre-Planning, CID-Mid Year and Year teachers in Handling Children with Special Needs in the New End, CID PIR, Crafting of Division Normal, and Training for teachers in Teaching Pedagogical Policy Recommendation and Division Approaches in kindergarten and all learning areas were also given Festival of Talents in all Learning Areas. attention. For the secondary level, orientation to TVL Learners and Parents on Joint Delivery Voucher Program (JDVP) for Effective and By continuing these activities, there Efficient Program Implementation, monitoring the is no doubt that Project CLIMB will implementation of Joint Delivery Voucher Program provide a stair of valuable learning (JDVLP) to ensure adherence to implementing guidelines of experiences to both teachers and students. TVL learners and private institutions were given attention.

Project Revive 4ML Revisiting, Enriching and Validating Ideals in Values Education for Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makakalikasan at Makabansang Lucenahin D eveloping the intellectual capability of a As educators, motivating the learners will always be a part of any learning process. To recognize the learner will be in vain if the teaching of moral values Lucenahin learners and the outstanding will be left behind. That is why Project Revive 4ML or implementers of this project, there Revisiting, Enriching and Validating Ideals in Values is also a desire to develop and Education for Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makaka- implement the Merit System of Project REVIVE 4ML. likasan at Makabansang Lucenahin is created. This project is anchored on the mandates of the The awards to be given are Project REVIVE 4ML Republic and specifically of the Department that the Outstanding School Implementer for the schools basic education system should develop citizens equipped which best implemented Project REVIVE 4ML, Project with values through Article XIV, Section 3(2) of the 1987 REVIVE 4ML Model Learner Award for the Lucen- Philippine Constitution, Republic Act No. 10533, and ahin learners who best show and demonstrate the 4ML Republic Act No. 8491. (Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makakalikasan at Makabansang In line with the said mandate, Project REVIVE Lucenahin), and Project REVIVE 4ML Outstanding 4ML aims to revitalize learners’ positive attitudes in Teacher Award for the teacher who exhibited and ameliorating towards Godliness, mindfulness, resilience, implemented the given criteria that exceeded the patriotism, multicultural diversity, global citizenship and expectation of Project REVIVE 4ML guidelines. responsibility to the community, environment and the country innate to Lucenahin. Throughout the conduct of this project, one re- search and a local policy with Primer were already developed and implemented.

META (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Technical Assistance) No man is an island, especially when you are an educator. Now that we are living in a modern and fast-changing world, one of the educator’s roles is to be flexible and adaptive to the new trends in the educational system. We need all the help and assistance that we can get for us to continuously improve our teaching performance so we can fully address the diverse needs of our learners. Thus, it is very fitting that one of the projects of CID Unit is the provision of technical assistance, not only to the teachers but also to the school heads. Project META (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Technical Assistance) is designed to closely monitor and evaluate the effective implementation of all the programs and projects cascaded to schools through quarterly program implementation review as well as observation of classes and post conferences. Since Project META is also a response to RA 9155 stipulating that supervisor should oversee school heads, and in turn should supervise teachers. Supervisors regularly give professional guidance, technical assistance and learning support to enhance the instructional, supervisory and administrative competence of school heads with the purpose of improving curriculum implementation and instructional delivery. In return, school heads are tasked to develop the school education program and school improvement plan which imply that they are responsible in supervising teachers among other duties. To ensure the effective implementation and operations and improve school performance, Project META is conducted through the Intensified Three-day Monitoring and Supervision Scheme where EPSs and PSDSs focused on a specific school for three days to conduct its monitoring and provision of technical assistance. The focus of the monitoring and supervision was not limited to the instructional and administrative competence of the school heads and teaching effectiveness of the teachers, but all the domains covered in the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers and School Heads. Thus, Project META is aligned with the thrust of the Department of Education to continuously improve the quality of Basic Education and implement an efficient and effective quality assurance mechanism and reinforce the supervisory skills of instructional leaders. Yet, like the other projects, pandemic hurls obstacles in the conduct of Project META. Regular conduct of face-to-face monitoring of schools was done virtually in consideration of the risks of going to schools. However, virtual monitoring is also being faced with the challenge of poor internet connectivity. Likewise, the conduct of class observations became limited because only few schools offered online distance learning modality, so it is difficult to provide technical assistance without knowing the real scenario. Despite these challenges, the determination of all the EPSs and PSDSs prevails. There is a notable improvement on the instructional leadership and administrative leadership competence of the 100% or 58 school heads observed during the conduct of supervision and from the results of some research regarding the competence of the school heads and teachers. Another achievement that was highlighted by Project META is schools’ constant participation to various PPAs of the Department since the monitoring of its implementation. Because of its success and effectiveness, the CID Unit vowed to continue implementing Project META along with some improvement and refinement in proving technical assistance in a way that it will adopt to the new set up of learning and in consonance with the new trends of education. Utilization of Management Information System as well as continuous crafting of research relative to the project will also be part of the improvement of Project META.

CID-REAL (Contextualization, Indigenization and Development Relevant to Evaluation Assessment and Localization of Learning Resources) Learning resources are vital tool in the teaching and learning process as they provide support in the acquisition of knowledge and skills by the students. But if these resources are not accessible and readily available to the learners, they will lose their purpose no matter how well-designed they are. CID-REAL or Contextualization Indigenization and Development: Relevant to Evaluation, Assessment, and Localization of Learning Resources, is a program of the CID UNIT of SDO Lucena that was established to improve access to quality learning resources that address the identified needs and support the improvement of learners’ performance target in schools. To ensure the success of the program, CID-REAL has several projects under its wings. Among the projects are Project ASSESS (Adequate School Support for Efficient and Sustainable Services in the provision of learning resources) and Project M&E: Way to Action Research (Monitoring and Evaluation of the utilization of localized learning resources) which are being conducted through monitoring the activities via online as scheduled in the Monthly and Weekly Monitoring Plan. Meanwhile, Project TWILL (Training of Writers, Illustrators, Layout artists and LREs), Project DRILL (Development & Redevelopment of Indigenized & Localized Learning Resources), Project SDLRE (School/District-based Learning Resource Evaluation) and Project DELLR (Division-based Evaluation of Localized Learning Resources) are anchored on the QMS Learning Resource Management System (LRMS) Evaluation Process Manual and are being conducted either online or through limited face-to-face as requested by the school heads. Lastly, Project STORY (Storytelling at the Library hub) is being conducted monthly spearheaded by the SDO librarian where volunteer Education Program Supervisors and teachers serve as story writers and tellers of their own stories. Sometimes, stories of experts are also being used after their consent is acquired. With the full intent of having the learning resources fully accessible, CID-REAL managed to overcome adversities it came across in the conduct of the program. Despite having insufficient LRs allocated and delivered by the Central Office & Regional Office and not enough teachers who are willing to write, Project ASSESS, and Project TWILL successfully accomplished the conduct of activities by 100%. Identification and profiling of writers, layout artist and illustrators with appropriate terms of reference was also accomplished. Although there is a conflict in terms of schools’ time allocation in reviewing and evaluating the localized learning resources, each school has still developed Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM) and Learning Activity Sheets (LAS) which have been used as supplementary learning materials. There were developed modules used for reading remediation activities, created video lessons to address the needs brought by pandemic and developed Storybook manuscripts by storytellers. IPEd DLPs were also developed and evaluated to provide quality learning resources to Sama-Badjao learners and LASs for ALIVE for Muslim learners. Meanwhile, for the Project SDLRE & Project DELLR, an overwhelming 133% accomplishment on the expected output was achieved. All outputs were approved by the CID Chief, presented to the ASDS and SDS and submitted to the Regional Office and were then distributed to the concerned users. Thus, copies are reproduced at the school level for utilization of the learners. As stated by C.S. Lewis, the task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts, for some it is easy to let go of the students who cannot meet the needed expectations to pass their grade level but as educators of Lucena City, cutting down jungles or leaving these students behind is never an option. We will always find ways to cultivate and improve the curriculum instruction for the Batang Lucenahins. Because we know that no matter how arduous the process is, the future of our learners will always be worth it.


Embracing Excellence in National Quality Seeing the beauty of sunrise is a chance to look forward Management System a new beginning. Improving the quality client -service given by Implementation SDO – Lucena City, it breaks a new ground in preparation for ISO Certification on November 20, 2017. With the intensive Louelle L.Gonzales monitoring of the different departments like School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) headed by SGOD Quality is when the customer returns, Chief, Dr. Epifania F. Carandang, Curriculum and Implementation and the product does not. Division (CID) supervised by the CID Chief Mrs. Josephine T. Natividad and the Office of the Schools Division – Anonymous Superintendent (OSDS) managed by the SDS, Dr. Aniano M. Ogayon during that time, sustaining and achieving the ISO It is fascinating to see how successful people solve standards, a recommended certification took place on November 20, 2018, and with the shared efforts in preparing the essential difficulties… embracing new things. Others see documents and records among the offices as the year passes by, impenetrable walls as challenges to accept and obstacles to and through the exceptional leadership of Dr. Hermogenes M. conquer. Their aptitude to see beyond things outside their Panganiban, the current Officer -in – Charge, OSDS, the success capabilities in order to achieve what is intended for the of everyone’s effort, finally reached its goal, a fruitful journey people they serve fuels their confidence in the face of challenges. progressed. The SDO – Lucena City was ISO Certified on Driven by a challenge, passion and love for improving December 5, 2018. services and becoming more responsive to the needs of the The collective experiences from beginning to the end, client, the Schools Division Office of Lucena City ensures delivery of resulted to a happiness, an achievement, – comes from Basic Education services in Lucena City through the provision experiences that have more meaning and purpose, of technical assistance to elementary and secondary schools, experiences that are beyond our own self. A challenging and worthy and implementation of education standards and policies. experiences connected them better to promote the strengths Education systems have diverse types of clients, although of one another and embrace the weaknesses around them. The they go by different names: students, teachers, parents, and other hurdles may be daunting like being non-compliance to the ISO stakeholders, the service in education refers to the experience Standards but delving into every detail of it overcomes their students and stakeholders have when interacted with their school. comprehension to have it by steering series of seminars, The pursuit of ISO certification is truly a worthy goal, it serves a rescheduling of the activities and conducting capability bigger purpose – to serve a truthful and timely client-service. building, allowing all thoughts to be heard and presented With a never-ending commitment and passion of Dr. Aniano M. appropriately, to improve internal systems, enable to realize Ogayon, CESO V, Schools Division Superintendent, in SDO the aspects on improving feedback mechanism and practicing Lucena City, a fire ignites and gives light to start moving religiously the process of client satisfaction and documentation. forward with the ISO 9001 Certification that promotes The year of preparation through a series of workshops and international standard on Quality Management System (QMS). consultation opened opportunities to work together, strengthened the team and served its purpose in the achievement of the goal – delivery of effective and efficient client service and sustained client satisfaction. The ISO Certification of SDO Lucena City is a testament of a strong commitment in providing plans in addressingrisksandopportunitiesthatconsistentlyprovideservices that comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements. Being ISO-certified only indicates that our quality management system has been judged to be suitable and effective,buttherealjobbeginswhenitisimplementedconsistently. As the SDO - Lucena City celebrates its 50th anniversary, rejoicing achievements such as ISO Certification is truly a sweet victory, as what Peter Drucker said, “Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it”, this holds the belief that every opportunity in system management must be used to promote sustaining, comprehensive, adequate, effective, and efficient service to the Lucenahins.

Strengthening ICT: The system was continually used as of the first quarter of the Document Tracking System year 2020 until the whole Luzon was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine due to COVID-19 pandemic. The DTS I Donna Marie Z. Cerilla was temporarily unused until June 2020. The division had a n compliance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements for a difficulty meeting the unique needs of the system due to its Quality Management System, the Schools Division Office of Lucena limited system modification. In lieu of this, Dr. Hermogenes City aimed to enhance clients and stakeholders’ satisfaction through M. Panganiban and Dr. Gerlie M. Ilagan together with the top improved processes. The SDO Lucena decided to initiate the automation management proposed availing a custom-made software which of its processes. One of these is in documentation, the Document Tracking allowed the division to customize the software to cater its needs System. in order to maximize its use. Prior to the implementation of the Document Tracking The enhanced Document Tracking System was then System, all incoming and outgoing documents in the division introduced to the division personnel last November 8, 2020 and office were manually arranged, organized and tracked in the different by November 24, 2020, it was fully implemented in the whole respective offices. With the said situation, manual processing of division. (2020-ICT-014, “Utilization of the Enhanced documents affected the delivery of services, thus, productivity. It Document Tracking System in Schools). The division takes time to search the submitted documents and track its progress conducted an online evaluation survey to assess the effectiveness especially if the documents have a lot of signatories and of the pilot implementation on the use of the DTS from needed to be passed and handed down to different offices. Instead of December 18, 2020 to January 13, 2021. The respondents dropping by and visiting in the Division Office to follow up the (randomly selected) involved were school heads, teachers and development of the submitted documents, teachers and personnel division personnel. The result showed positive can just track the status of their documents online in the comfort of feedback on the use of the DTS, thus, increase in productivity. their work area or even at home by using the Document Tracking System. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” -Chinese proverb. habit.” – Aristotle The top management headed by Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban, Schools Division Superintendent and Dr. Gerlie M. As of now, the DTS is still being utilized in the Ilagan, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent and the Division Division of Lucena City. Aside from this, the ICT Unit ICT Unit headed, Ms. Cristina B. Rogelio, IT Officer I pioneered the also uses the Teacher Applicant Ranking System (Excel use and implementation of the DTS. The Document Tracking System Format), a tool used to assist the school ranking committee in commonly heard and referred as DTS is an automated, web-based hiring qualified applicants. The division also uses the Online document tracking solution which helps the division personnel to Feedback with the goal of attaining specific feedback from easily manage documents coming from the different schools in the clients. SDO Lucena City also have the DepEd Lucena SGOD Division of Lucena. Every incoming document submitted in the Unified Integrated System Partnership Database, a system Records Section was given a specific DTS number which all DepEd used for partnership and linkages. The division’s platform Lucena personnel can use to track the flow of their documents. It in promoting its programs and projects can be accessed in contains the source, location, descriptive details and the status of a the SDO Lucena City official website, particular document. All sections and units in the Division Office have their own dashboard which office personnel use to fully manage A good document system helps organize files, their own database system. An email notification is also sent to the keeps track of all documents, speeds up workflow and email address provided in the submitted document. The owner of the improves accuracy. As SDO Lucena City marks its 50th document can just search online regarding the year, we look back to its provided quality education status of the documents such as whether it is forwarded to and service and hope for a more promising future as all the respective unit or it is already approved and for release. DepEd personnel continuously strive for improvement. As mentioned by the IT Officer I of the Division ICT Unit Head, Ms. Cristina B. Rogelio, “The use of the Document Tracking System aimed to help SDO personnel to respond immediately to queries regarding the status of the submitted documents, monitor the processing of documents, and more importantly to prompt those in charge to perform their tasks in the least possible period.” Through this, updates on the status of such documents are done in a more convenient way. SDO Lucena City launched the use of the Document Tracking System in partnership with SDO Lipa City, the system provider last December 4, 2019. The pilot testing for the Division personnel was done on December 5, 2019 and December 10, 2019 for the School Heads and ICT Coordinators. The following year, January 6, 2020 marked the full implementation of the Document Tracking System in DepEd Lucena City. (2019-ICT-028, “Implementation of Document Tracking System) Quality comes not from inspection, but from improvement of the production process. – W. Edward Deming.

TAPATAN PLUS Igniting Passion, Service and Commitment Janela Marie F. Pabellano O ne thing that gives satisfaction to In TAPATAN PLUS, being unable to meet the ends is no longer a sin. SDO educators is to prove that they have contributed something TAPATAN PLUS Teams determine school significant to the lives of their students. For that reason, most situations, needs, aspirations, plans, teachers are too frantic when it comes to monitoring because strengths, and weaknesses; provide enabling they want to prove themselves. Everyone needs to defend interventions and strategies to schools themselves by showing off what they did for their learners. to help them achieve goals and facilitate continuous improvement. This activity also However, a complete turn of scenario happened highlights the Focus Group Discussion mainly when TAPATAN PLUS was introduced to SDO Lucena on school heads, teachers, students, parents, and in 2019 by the OIC-Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. stakeholders. Hermogenes M. Panganiban. TAPATAN PLUS which stands for TAlakayan at PAnayam para sa Tapat na Despite limited mobility due to Aksyong Napapanahon Paglilingkod sa Lucenahin pandemic, TAPATAN PLUS Teams Unahin, Sisipatin, is a division-initiated program that hurdled the challenge and conducted it aims to address issues and concerns in the whole division using online platforms. To continue particularly the schools. Schools were grouped giving technical assistance and ensure the according to their districts and SDO Personnel were delivery of basic education services, SDO assigned to districts to conduct focus group Lucena implemented TAPATAN PLUS 2.0, discussions and address school concerns. Nevertheless, which is focused on the interventions based this program is intended not to rate or look at how great on the agreement from the previous year. a school is but to extend help to schools with difficulties. Furthermore, this also discussed and checked the situation of the schools, particularly its adjustment in the Learning Continuity Plan. Moreover, through the services provided by TAPATAN PLUS 2.0, teachers can feel more motivated to continue doing their best as they know that SDO Lucena fully supports them in any educational change. Although the pandemic made a great distance among one another, it never became a hindrance in achieving goals. Indeed, many doors had closed, but many routers had opened, which made opinions be uttered and voices be heard. Through TAPATAN PLUS, passion, service and commitment are ignited because everyone’s voice matters.

UGNAYAN Connects and Reconnects Different stories, messages, and inspirations of diverse people A Ludilyn Alvasan very familiar dynamic music that resounds whenever an episode is about to begin…. UGNAYAN (Usapang Gabay para sa Napapanahong Aksyon, Yayakap sa Angat na Naisin) sa SDO Lucena plays a big role in the realization of SDO’s goals in the new normal. The current pandemic posed a great impediment especially in the field Ugnayang Makalider was the of education. However, it did not stop SDO Lucena City’s prime movers to reach first episode for 2021 aired on March 9, the field and make both ends meet. UGNAYAN hopes to serve as an avenue for all 2021. It showcased the programs and the SDO personnel to be aware of the programs, projects and relevant activities projects that promote literacy and numeracy implemented in the division. Likewise, through UGNAYAN, open communication is enhancement. Dr. Panganiban emphasized strengthened through the discussion of issues which are addressed in real time. that the SDO delivered the basic services Head of the Production Team, Mrs. Myla K. Mendiola shared that promptly and well. He also shared that the long-distance communication via Zoom or other platforms and conduct of delivery of services was improved because interview with people at the comfort of their homes or anywhere they desire can be done. of the utilization of online modalities in Telecommunication is now possible in real time. They are not only heard transactions. but seen as well during live interviews. Even virtual rooms have been installed and ICT personnel were able to upgrade their skills to adapt to The fifth episode was aired on June the new normal. Top Management has been very supportive. This program 3, 2021, entitled Ugnayang Makakalusugan. started even during the time of ASDS Girlie M. Ilagan who painstakingly This segment emphasized the importance of supported every episode. The program caters the needs of all teachers and COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign against personnel of SDO Lucena City. Their views and stands are heard, and the Top the risks of COVID-19. Various medical Management is there to listen and act on matters that need prompt action. personnel starred this episode. Meanwhile, each episode of UGNAYAN was Meanwhile, the 6th episode hosted by SDO’s most energetic and talented teachers and SDO Ugnayang Balik Tanaw sa mga personnel. Equally, each episode has different relevant topic. Pananaw was aired live on September 9, September 29, 2021, when the pilot episode of Online UGNAYAN sa SDO 2021. It became the opening salvo of the LUCENA was aired through Facebook Live entitled Kaya ng Pinoy, Kaya National Teacher’s Month Celebration. ng Lucenahin! It tackled various issues, plans and preparations for the new There were games, raffles, and quiz bee normal education set up particularly in SDO Lucena. Relevant for groups of teachers from each school persons from the SDO particularly OIC-Schools Division Superintendent Dr. of the four districts about a glimpse Hermogenes M. Panganiban and ASDS Girlie M. Ilagan presented the plans on SDO’s history. Moreover, learners, and solutions in the new normal. This came with the hashtag #kadepednatinto. teachersandschoolheads’experiencesand practices in the new normal were featured. The second episode focused on Saludo sa Gurong Lucenahin! aired on October 20, 2021. In this segment, SDO relevant persons SDO Lucena City aired episodes answered some questions gathered from different schools and that connected and reconnected SDO stakeholders. Furthermore, an episode with the title, Ugnayang May Puso personnel, school heads, teachers, para sa Lucenahin featured some teachers who elaborately explained how they learners, parents, and stakeholders. support students’ learning through various activities and school programs. True enough, every obstacle has its right solution. UGNAYAN bridges gaps in the new normal. To attain our goals even in time of pandemic, everyone in the SDO has their vital role. Leaders who take charge of UGNAYAN sa SDO Lucena have shown their enormous passion in the continuity of quality education. Because of its positive impact to the projects and programs of the division, more episodes are still being looked forward, ready to unleash potentials and connect more hearts and minds.

“In everything That certain value is very you do, put contagious that makes everyone GOD first and who becomes part of TBL Family He will direct imbibe . The strong support of the you and crown whole team makes it even more your efforts with effective and remarkable.TBL is success.” known for its execution during parade, participation in opening ~Proverbs 3:6 programs in different sports events and keeping the billeting quarter T he guiding verse clean and green. The well-defined steps, loud voice, unique hand that put Team Bagong Lucena in gestures, dignified look, well-worn the sports limelight with so much uniforms, creative props, and admiration and pride. This has well-mannered participation been the mark of the team in all make them stand out. activities and endeavors that they do, to honor God first. The Not only during the values that the TBL Officials program or conduct of events instilled among athletes, coaches, where discipline is seen, but also trainors and the rest of the team in their daily routines. You will transcend because it is shown not be amazed how they organize only in words but more so through things; how they always keep their actions. Like a ray of light that rooms clean; how they greet the touches and reaches infinite officials and even those in charge of directions, the good values being logistics; and how the officials shared and shown reached many maintain orderliness; most and had a domino effect. The importantly, how they give discipline has become part of their gratitude to the Lord character and eventually a culture. before and after eating. Respect, compassion, and commitment overflowastheyperformtheirtasks. That important value made TBL enjoy the pride of being on top as Most Disciplined Delegation for 5 consecutive years.

In 2011, TBL was 3rd place and 2nd place in 2012. Year 2013 when Team Bagong Lucena had its first taste of victory as 1st Place Most Disciplined Delegation. This really inspired them to work even harder to prove worthy of the recognition. In 2014, no competition in that certain category was held. They remained victorious in 2015 for capturing again the 1st Place of being the Most Disciplined Delegation. Still sipping the sweet taste of victory, they remained persistent and captured it for the third time. Their efforts paid off when TBL was declared as the Most Disciplined Delegation in 2016. Not only that, TBL was also awarded as the Cleanest Delegation in the same year. Discipline among members of TBL Family has become a culture that led them to capture the 1st Place Most Disciplined Delegation for the fourth time in 2017. The undisputed TBL proved once more that they were worthy of that laurel. For the fifth time, they captured the 1st Place Most Disciplined Delegation in 2018. However, in 2019, TBL ranked 2nd as Most Disciplined Delegation because the TBL Officials did not let the delegation join the parade due to bad weather conditions. Considering the health and safety of everyone was the top priority. That gesture intensified the respect of the delegation to the TBL Officials. They proved once more that TBL is not only a delegation but a family. Many innovations sprung because of the motivation they felt in performing assigned tasks. All committees excel in doing their assignments. To capture all the efforts, sacrifices, successes, and blessings of the team, The BLEss (Bagong Lucena Express) was launched as the official newsletter of TBL in 2016. With all these notable accomplishments and recognitions, the whole Schools Divi- sion of Lucena imbibed the culture of discipline that TBL started. It has become the source of inspiration in creating the division mantra “Team Bagong Lucena, Edu- kasyon ay Una, Kultura ang Disiplina, Lucenahin, Angat Ka!” This mantra is not only indicated in the official communications of the division, not only integrated in programs and projects but engraved in the hearts of division personnel, school personnel and learners. What makes all these things happen? The value of discipline. Sharing common values, goals and aspirations being directed by leaders who implement policies and regulations worthy of emulation. Nonetheless, all these will not be possible without the good leadership of the following : Mayor Roderick A. Alcala, former SDS Aniano M. Ogayon, former ASDS Joepi F. Falqueza, former ASDS Babylyn M. Pambid , OIC-SDS Hermogenes M. Panganiban, CID-Chief Josephine T. Natividad, SGOD Chief Epifania F. Carandang and the one who started it all, the TBL’S Athletic Manager and EPS I-MAPEH Joey L. Jader. Working hand in hand with the athletes, coaches, trainors, officials, supervi- sors, school heads, parents and all the staff of TBL makes everyone win the crown of success.

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