History of Bagabag National High School


History of the School
The establishment of Bagabag National  High School was envisioned by the people of Bagabag together with the former mayor of this town Ho.  Victor Z, Castillo, the late District Supervisor Mr. Loreto F. Lacuata and the former District Supervisor Dr. Cicero R. Ablang.

Honorable Carlos M. Padilla, Congressman of the lone District of Nueva Vizcaya authored the House Bill creating a public secondary school in the town proper of Bagabag. The House Bill was approved by the House of Representatives on December 8, 1998 then, it was passed to the Senate and was consequently approved on January 24,2000.

On March 22,2000, Bagabag National High School was created and established thru Republic Act ( RA) 8764 which was signed and approved by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency Joseph E. Estrada.

A  Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to donate one (1) hectare school lot to Bagabag National High School was signed between Bagabag Central School and bagabag National High School. The MOA was signed in the presence of the Public Schools District Supervisor Loreto F. Lacuata, Principal of Bagabag Central School Mr. Pepito J. Agaser, and the newly assigned principal of Bagabag National High School Milagros C. Taguiam, Ph.D. and it was duly noted by Mr.  Gerardo C. Ibasco, CESO V, Schools Division Superintendent of Nueva Vizcaya.
The historic opening of Bagabag National High School was on June 2000 under the supervision of Dr. Milagros C. Taguiam who acted dual role, as Principal of Paniki National High School and at the same time Officer-in-charge of this school. There were 118 students and 4 teachers who were temporarily housed at Bagabag Central School until a building was constructed for this secondary School.
To cater to the needs of this new secondary school, Hon. Carlos M. Padilla granted PhP. 1,525,000.00 from his PDAF to construct a BOD Type building with five (5) classrooms. Improvement and construction of pavement were executed by the Municipal Agriculture Office under the administration of Hon.  Victor Z. Castillo. Enrolment grew rapidly during its second year of operation with 284 students and so five (5 ) additional teachers were hired.
For School Year (S.Y) 2002-2003, the third year of operation of the school, there were 524 students. More teachers were needed and so eight (8) new teachers were hired by the Division Office, Provincial and Municipal School Board, Parents, Teachers, and Community Association.

On September 2002, the Parents- Teachers Community Association (PTCA) led by the President Ms. Catalina A. Leodivico was able to raise fund for the construction of one (1) PTCA Building from different fundraising activities. Other organizations also helped in the improvement of the school.

The growth of the school in terms of the population and infrastructure were inevitable. During  the School Year 2003-2004, there were 793 students enrolled in this school with a total of 22 teachers. A six (6) classroom building was constructed through the PDAF of Hon. Carlos M. Padilla again. With these accomplishments, Bagabag National High School  started to soar high not only in physical development but also in academic achievements in its fourth year operation. On April 2005, the first graduates marched on the grounds of Bagabag National High School.

Mr. Victor G. Taleon, secondary School Principal II, was appointed principal on May 2008 after the pioneer principal, Dr. Milgaros C. Taguiam retired on April 2008.
After assuming his post, Mr.  Taleon initiated  the construction of one (1) classroom building through a joint resolution by the PTCA and the school to the office of Congressman Ho. Carlos M. Padilla.
Another milestone was marked in the history of this school when there were 978 enrollees. To solve the black color spectrum for the school, two (2) PSEF Teachers wired hired and two (2) additional permanent items for Hon. Carlos M. Padilla were given.
For the school Year 2009-2010, BNHS has a total of 1,015 students enrolled in this school. Some reasons related to the increase were the following: Out of School Youths (OSY’S) were encouraged to return back to school as an effect of the family mapping and some students transferred in due to the closure of neighboring high school. As a result of the increase in enrolment, additional seven Teachers were hired, including 2 non- teaching support, a Senior Bookkeeper and Disbursing Officer

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