Polangui General Comprehensive High School

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Polangui General Comprehensive High School
Pangkalahatang Mataas na Paaralang Komprehensibo ng Polangui
Address
Polangui General Comprehensive High School is located in Philippines
Polangui General Comprehensive High School
Polangui General Comprehensive High School
Location in the Philippines
Centro Occidental


Coordinates13°17′32″N 123°29′08″E / 13.29222°N 123.48556°E / 13.29222; 123.48556
Information
TypePublic Secondary
Established1948 (1948)
PrincipalAlice R. Lim, Ed.D
Year LevelsGrades 7 to 12
Number of studentsapprox. 4,000
Medium of languageEnglish, Filipino
Campus48,708 sq.m.
Color(s)     White
     Gray
     Blue
NicknamePG
NewspaperThe Courier (English)
Ang Taga-Ulat
(Filipino)
HymnPGCHS Hymn
MarchPGCHS March

Polangui General Comprehensive High School (PGCHS) is the flagship secondary school of the municipality of Polangui and one of the leading schools in the province of Albay. It has an average population of 4,000 students. PGCHS has 7 present curricula. It is located along the Buhi-Polangui Road at Purok Earth, Centro Occidental, Polangui, Albay; having a total service area of 48,708 square meters. It is 39.1 kilometers away from the Department of Education (DepEd) Albay Division Office.

PGCHS is a cluster center for all private and public schools in the municipalities of Polangui, Oas, Libon, the city of Ligao and Bato, Camarines Sur. It is also one of the 54 regional leader schools in the country. As a leader school, it serves as a center for training and development of materials and staff in Home Management, Information Technology, Communication Arts, Sciences, and Social Studies.

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History[edit]

Polangui General Comprehensive High School traces its humble beginning as Albay High School of Polangui (AHSP). It started its operation in 1948 and was one of the four Albay High Schools in the province of Albay. The three of which are the Albay High School of Guinobatan (now Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School), the Albay High School of Legazpi (now Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School) and the Albay High School of Tabaco (now Tabaco National High School). Enrolment was initially at 234 students, with nine teachers, a clerk and a janitor. Mr. Sisenando Reantaso was its first school head. In 1953, Mr. Victor Pineda became its principal.

For about two years, AHSP held classes in the municipal building and in a rented house. Thereafter, it acquired a site in Barangay Centro Occidental, along the Buhi-Polangui provincial road going to Barangay Lidong. The site was a 66,607 square meter lot purchased from Mr. Eleuterio Basquiñez with funds generated by the PTA through representation of the municipal council per Resolution No. 76 passed on August 14, 1953. The Provincial Government by Resolution No. 141 validated said sale on September 3, 1953.

Of the total area, 17,899 square meters (Lot 2) provided campus for the School for Philippine Craftsmen (now Bicol University Polangui Campus) under authority of Resolution No. 93 approved November 13, 1956 by the municipal council of Polangui, duly certified and concurred with by the Division Superintendent of Schools, Pastor Escalante, on February 12, 1959.

Mrs. Aurora R. Encisa ascended to principalship from 1963 through 1980. It was during her term when President Diosdado P. Macapagal signed Republic Act 3993[1] into law on June 18, 1964; transforming AHSP into Polangui General Comprehensive High School (PGCHS), a national secondary school. The "new" school was patterned after the comprehensive high schools in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was to be a community school offering a wide range of subjects aimed at meeting the diversified interests and needs of both students and community. It was also during Mrs. Encisa's time when PGCHS held its first extension classes in Ponso, Polangui in 1965. During the school year 1972–1973, extension classes were opened in Oas. But in 1984, the latter was phased out to give way to the foundation of the Oas Polytechnic School. Earlier though, in 1978–1979, an extension school was set up in Balogo, a barangay of Oas in the northern mountain ranges of the province. And in 1991, another extension school was established in La Medalla, Polangui.

Mr. Vicente Batbat provided an administrative transition from 1980 to 1981 when Mrs. Encisa left due to a promotion. In 1982, Mrs. Felicitas Ll. Olondriz assumed the position as Principal III. Upon her retirement in 1996, Mr. Wilfredo E. Pura took over. In 2004, Mrs. Coreta O. Marollano became principal after the retirement of Mr. Pura, but also left the year after for retirement. In 2005, PGCHS was under new administration with principal, Osias S. Monforte. It was during his term when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo transformed all barangay high schools to National High Schools, thus making all PGCHS’ extension schools a school of their own.

From 2010 to 2015, the school was under the supervision of Dr. Sancita B. Peñarubia, subsequent to Mr. Monforte's departure due to a promotion. At the time, Dr. Peñarubia acts as Officer-in-Charge concurrent to her official designation as Education Program Supervisor for Mathematics of the Division of Albay. She was then followed by Dr. Emma R. Morasa who served as principal from 2015 to 2018. At present, the school is administered by Dr. Alice R. Lim.

PGCHS is on a sprawling campus with almost 4,500 students, 142 regular teachers and employees, 2 librarians, a school nurse, a five-man security unit, a five-man janitorial and messengerial team, complemented with an accounting, clerical and property office with six employees, one driver, contractuals and casuals.

Past School Administrators
Sisenando Reantaso, 1948 - 1953
Victor Pineda, 1953 - 1963
Aurora R. Encisa, 1963 - 1981
Vicente Batbat (OIC), 1981 - 1981
Felicitas Ll. Olondriz, 1982 - 1996
Wilfredo E. Pura, 1996 - 2004
Coreta O. Marollano, 2004 - 2005
Osias S. Monforte, 2005 - 2010
Sancita B. Peñarubia (OIC), 2010 - 2015
Emma R. Morasa, 2015 - 2018
Alice R. Lim, 2018 - present

Vision[edit]

Dynamic, academically-competent and upright students responsive to the general welfare of their fellowmen.

Mission[edit]

The PGCHS commits itself to provide the youth of secondary school age an education that shall mold every young boy or girl into a spiritually, morally, physically and socially upright citizen and a disciplined and literate member of the community.

Objectives[edit]

As embodied in the PGCHS Educational Development Plan, the PGCHS works towards the attainment of the following general objectives:

  • To continue promoting the objectives of elementary education and to discover and enhance the different aptitude and interests of the students to prepare them for higher education and the world of work;
  • To develop proper values and attitudes necessary for personal, community and national development;
  • To improve educational leadership, planning and management capabilities of school managers, teaching and non-teaching personnel;
  • To strengthen integration and linkages with other institutions and agencies for better coordination in the implementation of government thrusts and programs;
  • To utilize not only the formal methods but also the non-formal methods of delivery of educational services.

Enrolment history[edit]

Administrative and supervisory staff[edit]

Name Designation
Alice R. Lim Principal IV
Marifi M. Asanza Assistant Principal II
Loida S. Nas HT-VI, English
Gladys S. Banaag HT-VI, Science and Technology
Editha R. Armeña HT-VI, Mathematics
Marlyn B. Hernandez HT-II, Filipino
Ma. Deanna S. Salalima HT-III, Araling Panlipunan
Edwin C. de los Angeles HT-III, MAPEH
Agnes P. Bondoy HT-III, Values Education
Domingo S. Salceda OIC, TLE
Ma. Luz N. Saminiano Administrative Officer IV
Maria Nimfa R. Rayel Guidance Counselor
Jocelyn B. Ravalo Guidance Counselor

Present curricula[edit]

The school's present curricula is based on the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (K-12 BEC). The implementation of the program is pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 signed by President Benigno Aquino III on May 15, 2013.

The overall design of Grades 1 to 12 curriculum follows the spiral approach across subjects by building on the same concepts developed in increasing complexity and sophistication starting from grade school. Teachers are expected to use the spiral/progression approach in teaching competencies.[2]

Subjects are taught from the simplest concepts to more complicated concepts through grade levels in spiral progression. As early as elementary, students gain knowledge in areas such as Biology, Geometry, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Algebra. This ensures a mastery of knowledge and skills after each level.[3]

Junior high school program (Grades 7-10)[edit]

Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP)[edit]

  • The program has an enriched Science, Mathematics and English curriculum in addition to the standard requirements of the secondary education curriculum.
  • It provides additional enrichment material for Science and Technology, Mathematics and Earth Science.
  • They must maintain a final grade of not less than 80% in all subjects.
Subjects Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
Science General Science Biology Chemistry Advanced Physics
Mathematics Elementary Algebra Intermediate Algebra Advanced Algebra Trigonometry, Precalculus & Calculus
English Grammar and Philippine Literature Grammar and Afro-Asian Literature Grammar and American Literature Grammar and World Literature
Filipino Pag-unawa Gramatika Panitikang Pilipino Panitikang Asyano
Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) Philippine History and Government Asian History World History Economics
Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health (MAPEH) Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 7 Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 8 Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 9 Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 10, Citizenship Advancement Training I (CAT I)
Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga1 (Values Education) Values Education (Sarili) Values Education (Kapwa) Values Education (Lipunan) Values Education (Diyos)
Information and Communication Technology (Technology and Livelihood Education) Basic Computer Education; Computer History; Computer Basics; Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint literacy) Intermediate Computer Education (Photo Editing; HTML Website creation; Desktop Publishing) Advanced Computer Education (Website creation and management; Photo Editing; Bookkeeping) Advanced Computer Education (Website creation, management and publishing; XHTML, HTML, JavaScript; Basic Computer Programming in C language)
Science electives Earth Science2 Research I Conceptual Physics,
Biotechnology
Advanced Chemistry,
Research II
Math electives Basic Statistics Advanced Statistics, Geometry

Revised basic education curriculum (RBEC)[edit]

  • This is a regular curriculum with special features for students whose needs are preparation for higher learning and gainful employment
Subjects First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Science General Science Biology Chemistry Physics
Mathematics Elementary Algebra Intermediate Algebra Geometry Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics
English Grammar and Philippine Literature Grammar and Afro-Asian Literature Grammar and American Literature Grammar and World Literature
Filipino Pag-unawa Gramatika Panitikang Pilipino Panitikang Asyano
Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) Philippine History and Government Asian History World History Economics
Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health (MAPEH) Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health I Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health II Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health III Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health IV, Citizenship Advancement Training I (CAT I)
Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) Agriculture, Home Economics, Drafting and Entrepreneurship Agriculture, Home Economics, Drafting and Entrepreneurship Agriculture, Baking, Electronics, Dressmaking, Cosmetology, Entrepreneurship and Drafting Basic Computer Literacy, Agriculture, Culinary arts, Electronics, Entrepreneurship, Home Economics, Cosmetology, Baking, Drafting and Dressmaking
Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga (Values Education) Values Education (Sarili) Values Education (Kapwa) Values Education (Lipunan) Values Education (Diyos)

Special Program in the Arts (SPA)[edit]

  • The program provides special curriculum offerings for the development of talents and interest in visual arts, creative writing in English and Filipino, music, theatre arts, dance arts in addition to the standard requirements of the secondary education curriculum.
  • Special Program in the Arts envisions an excellent young artist with aesthetic potential and renewed spiritually committed to the preservation of Filipino Culture and heritage. Its objective is to develop students with special inclination to music, visual arts, theatre arts, media arts and dance. It was formally introduced on June 2005, with the pioneering batch graduating in 2009.

Special Program in Sports (SPS)[edit]

  • Special Program in Sports (SPS) is in line with the efforts of the Department of Education to institutionalize a program that will identify/discover students with potential talent in sports and hone their skills for higher levels of athletic competitions. It was formally introduced on June 2012, with the pioneering batch graduating in 2018.

Alternative Learning System (ALS)[edit]

  • This program aims to provide alternative mode of delivering secondary education. It puts premium on independent, self-pacing and flexible study to reach learners who are unable to start or complete secondary education due to problem of time, distance, education design, physical impairment, financial difficulties or family problems.
  • The Alternative Learning System is learner-centered and makes use of a wide range of teaching/learning strategies through combination of print and non-print media.

Late afternoon class (LAC)[edit]


Senior high school program (Grades 11-12)[edit]

Academic Track[edit]

Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) Strand Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strand General Academic Strand (GAS)
Applied Economics Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat Pre-Calculus Humanities 1
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems Basic Calculus Humanities 2
Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management 1 Creative Nonfiction General Biology 1 Social Science 1
Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management 2 Trends, Networks, and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century Culture General Biology 2 Applied Economics
Business Math Philippine Politics and Governance General Physics 1 Organization and Management
Business Finance Community Engagement, Solidarity, and Citizenship General Physics 2 Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction
Organization and Management Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences General Chemistry 1 and 2 Elective 1 (from any Track/Strand)
Principles of Marketing Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity Elective 2 (from any Track/Strand)
Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity i.e. Business Enterprise Simulation Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity

Arts and Design Track[edit]

Creative Industries I: Arts and Design Appreciation and Production
Creative Industries II: Performing Arts
Physical and Personal Development in the Arts
Developing Filipino Identity in the Arts
Integrating the Elements and Principles of Organization in the Arts
Leadership and Management in Different Arts Fields
Apprenticeship and Exploration of Different Arts Fields (Media Arts and Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Dance, Music, Theater)
Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity
Performing Arts Production
Exhibit for Arts Production (Media Arts and Visual Arts, Literary Arts)

Sports Track[edit]

Safety and First Aid
Human Movement
Fundamentals of Coaching
Sports Officiating and Activity Management
Fitness, Sports and Recreation Leadership
Pyschosocial Aspects of Sports and Exercise
Fitness Testing and Basic Exercise Programming
Practicum (in-campus)
Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity i.e. Apprenticeship (off-campus)

Technical-Vocational Livelihood Track[edit]

Home Economics Strand Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strand Agri-Fishery Arts Strand Industrial Arts Strand
Hairdressing Computer Programming

Agricrop Production

  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Installation and Maintenance
  • Organic Agriculture Production
  • Pest Management
  • Rice Machinery Operation
Automotive Servicing
Tailoring Medical Transcription

Animal Production

  • Animal Production II
  • Artificial Insemination- Large Ruminants
  • Artificial Insemination- Swine
  • Slaughtering
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
Caregiving Animation

Fish Production

  • Fish Nursery Operation
  • Fish or Shrimp Grow Out Operation
  • Fishport/Wharf Operation
  • Fish Processing
Consumer Electronics Servicing
Food and Beverage Services Electrical Installation and Maintenance
Bread and Pastry Production Shielded Metal-Arc Welding
Housekeeping Carpentry
Tour Guiding Services Plumbing
Tourism Promotion Services Tile Setting
Attractions and Theme Parks Tourism
Handicraft

Homeroom sections[edit]

There are 77 homerooms as of School Year 2013-2014.3

Curriculum Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Total
Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP)
  • Newton
  • Einstein
  • Darwin
  • Mendel
  • Dalton
  • Charles4
  • Galileo
  • Archimedes5
8
Basic Education Curriculum (BEC)
  • Orchid
  • Daisy
  • Magnolia
  • Rose
  • Rosal
  • Ilang-Ilang
  • Jasmin
  • Lily
  • Sampaguita
  • Zinnia
  • Santal
  • Adelfa
  • Mileguas
  • Molave
  • Oak
  • Mahogany
  • Narra
  • Lauan
  • Banaba
  • Acacia
  • Agoho
  • Apitong
  • Camachile
  • Mabolo
  • Pili
  • Sampaloc
  • Dao
  • Eagle
  • Oriole
  • Dove
  • Maya
  • Woodpecker
  • Kingfisher
  • Lark
  • Raven
  • Heron
  • Ostrich
  • Owl
  • Swan
  • Jay
  • Snipe
  • Diamond
  • Topaz
  • Emerald
  • Jade
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Amethyst
  • Opal
  • Onyx
  • Zircon
  • Gold
  • Garnet
  • Aquamarine
54
Special Program in the Arts (SPA)
  • Amorsolo
  • Luna
  • Da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Beethoven
  • Mozart
  • Romulo
  • Recto6
7
Special Program in Sports (SPS)
  • R. Padilla (SPS G7-A)
  • S. Torribio (SPS G7-B)
  • R. Albuera (SPS G8-A)
  • B. Lucero (SPS G8-B)
4
Late Afternoon Class (LAC)
  • LAC
  • LAC
  • LAC
  • LAC
4
Total 20 21 19 17 77

Student programs and services[edit]

In line with its objectives of developing a well-rounded personality of Polangui General Comprehensive High School, the school maintains the following facilities and implements the following services:

Guidance services[edit]

Formal guidance counseling services as well as informal guidance counseling are provided to the students through frequent, cordial and simulating contacts.

The Guidance Office is located on the left portion of the Main Building, beside the Cashier's Office.

Prefect of discipline[edit]

This office is directly in charge of discipline. The coordinator and members are responsible for the discipline of students and investigation of violation of school rules and regulations. They recommend penalties to the principal.

PGCHS' prefect of discipline is Mr. Wilfredo R. Locsin. His office is located in front of the PTA Office, near the students' pavilion.

Library services[edit]

Books in the library are available on open shelves. Students can use them freely. Books should be returned to their respective shelves after use.

The school library is located at the second floor of the Marcos Building, in front of the SOF Building.

Computer laboratory[edit]

The PGCHS computer laboratory boasts of its modernism, equipped with more than 30 computer units and an in-house E-Library. These laboratories provide services to the students during their classes in computer and in the computer-aided instruction.

The computer laboratory and E-Library are located at the first floor of the Marcos Building, in front of the SOF Building.

Health services[edit]

To promote good health and well-being of the students, the school provides first aid in emergency cases.

The school nurse is Mrs. Neri S. Lubi. The school medical clinic is located at the ground floor of the AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Building.

Food services[edit]

Good nutrition is essential to student's growth, development and achievement. The school canteen provides these services. It serves the food and nutritional needs of the students like snacks, lunch, breakfast, and school supplies.

The school canteen also serves as a laboratory for Home Economics, retail trade and in the incidental teaching of health and nutrition. It provides hands-on training for students on planning, purchasing, handling and storage, preparation, serving and sale on safe and nutritious meals.

The school canteen is located beside the SOF Building (Foodmart), behind the ESF Building (FEWP Canteen) and near the JICA Building (YECS Canteen).

Science laboratory[edit]

The science laboratory provide services both for Science teachers and students to help facilitate the learning of Science and Technology courses. They provide laboratory facilities that would create proper atmosphere conductive for science investigation and in the preparation, distribution and the use of science equipment and supplies in their demonstration class, individual or group experiments and projects.

The PGCSH science laboratory is located at the ground floor of the ESF Building.

TLE laboratories[edit]

These laboratories provide services to the students in TLE classes in the four curricular areas:

  • Home Economics
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Arts
  • Entrepreneurship

Religious services[edit]

To enrich the classroom experiences and to develop in the students the desired values and attitudes as persons, the campus ministries in the different religious sectors provide services for worshiping and living. To attain these goals, they conduct prayer sessions, class formation, Eucharistic celebration, meditations and readings of magazine, Bible and pamphlets in the Meditation Garden located at the back of the left wing of the main building.

The school chapel is located in front of the Main Building, near the basketball court.

Student organizations[edit]

Organization President Adviser
Supreme Student Government (SSG) Edison Buenconsejo Mr. John Lester Rellama
The Courier Plinth Juderei Ced (Editor-in-Chief) Mrs. Genebieve Sabile
Ang Taga-Ulat Judy Anne Sardona (Punong Patnugot) Mrs. Waylene T. Sambitan
Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) Mrs. Alipon
PGCHS Varsity Mr. Juan Neon S. Samaniego and Mr. Allan Roncesvalles
Drum and Lyre Corps Kyle Kristorei San Juan Mr. Edwin C. De los Angeles and Mr. Francis John Alcasid
Citizenship Advancement Training Vince Jay Seda (Company Commander) Mr. Wilfredo R. Locsin
Rondalla Band None Mrs. Rosa M. De los Angeles
Math Club Kyla Marie Tan Mr. Ryan R. Raguero
English Club Ulyson Buere
Science Club Judy Anne Sardona Mrs. Baby Esther C. Sy
Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral sa Filipino Yvonne Fabellar Mrs. Elynor Dura
UNESCO Club
MAPEH Club Janine Ampao
Values Education Club Alexander Cezar
ICT Society Jessa Navarette Mrs. Leah Jessica S. Venus
TLE Club Kyle Kristorei San Juan
Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP) Club
Youth Entrepreneurship and Cooperativism in Schools (YECS) Club
Little Doctors and Nurses Club Iah Maybell Charm Arnoco Mrs. Nery S. Lubi
Grade 7 Barangay Organization Paulene Joy Ced
Grade 8 Barangay Organization Kristel Ramos
Grade 9 Barangay Organization Glicel Bobier Mrs. Milagros Espino
Senior Barangay Organization Arnel Salalima Mrs. Rowena Parado

Non-student organizations[edit]

Organization President
AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Association Romeo M. Jocson
Parents-Teachers Association (PTA)
Faculty and Employees Welfare Plan (FEWP)

Student awards and achievements[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

  • Champion-2015 Division Mathematics Competition (Game Showcase)
    Held at Martial O. Rañola Memorial School, Guinobatan Albay.

Awardees were Cindy Mariscotes and Xeric Cedo

  • 2nd Place-2015 Division Mathematics Competition (Puzzle Showcase)
    Held at Martial O. Rañola Memorial School, Guinobatan Albay.

Awardees were Dave Angelo Sales and Jemarah Sabio

  • 2nd Place-2015 Division Mathematics Competition (Device Showcase)
    Held at Martial O. Rañola Memorial School, Guinobatan Albay.

Awardees were Zoe Sarte and Christine Pernicita

  • 2nd Place- 2014 Division Mathematics Competition (Device Showcase)
    Held at Malabog National High School. Awardees were Aldrin John Saberola and Dorina Patrimonio.
    2nd Place- 2014 Division Mathematics Competition (Puzzle Showcase)
    Held at Malabog National High School. Awardees were Debbie Ann Competente and Francis Basquinez.
    3rd Place- 2012 Division Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge
    Winners were Jessa Mae Navarrete and Abraham Joel Rayel.
    Champion- 2009 Division Mathematics Competition
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay
    Champion- 2008 Division Mathematics Competition 
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay
    Champion- 2007 Division Mathematics Competition
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay
    Champion- 2006 Division Mathematics Competition
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay
    Champion- 2005 Division Mathematics Competition
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay
    Champion- 2005 Division Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge
    Winners were Jovel Nabia and John Emman Sarsale. Held at MORMS, Guinobatan, Albay.
    Champion- 2004 Division Mathematics Competition
    Held at MORMS, Guinobatan, Albay

Science and technology[edit]

  • 1st Placer- 2014 Division Science Quiz Level II
    Winner was Maria Jamaica Columbres
    2nd Placer- 2014 Regional Science Quiz Level II
    Awardee was Maria Jamaica Columbres
  • 1st Placer- 2010 Division Science Quiz Level I, II, and IV

Frank Arven Miralpis, Raymond Tan, and Richard Dean delos Santos respectively.

  • Champion- 2009 Division Science Competition
    Held at Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School (MORMS), Guinobatan, Albay
    Champion- 2008 Division Science Competition
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay
    Champion- 2007 Division Science Competition
    Held at Malabog National High School, Daraga, Albay

Campus journalism[edit]

The Courier

  • MART HANS LEMUEL SAMBITAN- 1st place, Copyreading and Headline Writing (English), Regional Schools Press Conference (SY 2017-2018)
    ULYSON BUERE- 1st place Science and Health writing during the cluster schools press conference (SY 2014-12015) 2nd place science and health writing during the division schools press conference (SY 2014-2015)
    2nd Place, Best Editorial Page, Best Feature/Literary Page, 3rd Best Sports Page and 6th Best News Page- 2004 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC) Group Contest (Bracket B)
    6th Best Science and Health Page- 2002 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) at General Santos City
    Best DevCom Page- 2000 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Best News Page and Best Science and Health Page- 1999 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)

Ang Taga-Ulat

  • JUDY ANNE SARDONA (pagsulat sa agham at teknolohiya)- nakamit ang ikalawang pwesto sa cluster schools press conference, division schools press conference at regional schools press conference (SY 2014- 2015)
    MARGA JOYCE SAYSON (pagsulat ng lathalain)- nakamit ang ikalimang pwesto sa cluster schools press conference at ikalawang pwesto sa division schools pressconference (2014-2015)
    Panlima sa Pinakamahusay na Pahina sa Balita- 2005 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC), Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
    Pinakamahusay na Pahina sa Balita at Editoryal at Pangalawa sa Pinakamahusay na Layout at Isports- 2004 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Pinakamahusay na Pahina sa Editoryal, Agham at Kalusugan- 2001 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Pangalawa sa Pinakamahusay na Pahina sa Lathalain at Panitikan- 2000 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)

Combined achievements

  • Winners- 2012 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Held at PGCHS, Polangui, Albay. Winners were Ma. Celina Joy Saquido (News Writing-Filipino) and Maria Jan Zhyra Bonit. Both were qualifiers to the 2013 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) at Ormoc City.
    Winners- 2010 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Held at Marcial O. Ranola Memorial School, Guinobatan, Albay. Winners were Rhod Jeran S. Sabater (1st Place, News Writing-English) and Paul Steven Ced (1st Place, Editorial Cartooning-Filipino). Both were qualifiers to the 2011 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.
    Champion- 2010 Division Secondary Schools Press Conference (DSSPC)
    Held at PGCHS, Polangui, Albay
    Champion- 2010 Cluster Secondary Schools Press Conference (CSSPC)
    Held at PGCHS, Polangui, Albay
    Winners- 2009 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Held at Tabaco City National High School, Tabaco City. Winners were Joel E. Sabio, Jr (1st Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-English), Joyce Hanna R. Regondola (2nd Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-Filipino) and Samantha Louise R. Bigcas (3rd Place, Sports Writing-Filipino). All were qualifiers to the 2010 National Schools Press Conference at Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
    Champion- 2009 Division Secondary Schools Press Conference (DSSPC)
    Held at Malilipot National High School (MNHS), Malilipot, Albay
    Champion- 2009 Cluster Secondary Schools Press Conference (CSSPC)
    Held at Libon Agro Industrial High School (LAIHS), Libon, Albay
    Champion- 2008 Division Secondary Schools Press Conference (DSSPC)
    Held at PGCHS, Polangui, Albay
    Champion- 2008 Cluster Secondary Schools Press Conference (CSSPC)
    Held at PGCHS, Polangui, Albay
    Winners- 2007 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Winners were Kim Samaniego (1st Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-English) and Joyce Hanna R. Regondola (2nd Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-Filipino). Both were qualifiers to the 2008 National Schools Press Conference at Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
    Winners- 2006 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Winner is Joyce Hanna R. Regondola (3rd Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-Filipino). Regondola was a qualifier to the 2007 National Schools Press Conference at Baguio City.
    Winners- 2005 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
    Held at Camarines Sur National High School, Naga City. Winners were Armae Jane Malinis (1st Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-Filipino) and Marie Sunshine Fung (3rd Place, Copyreading and Headline Writing-English). Both were qualifiers to the 2006 National Schools Press Conference at Kalibo, Aklan.

Student leadership[edit]

  • Students Excellence in Academics and Leadership (SEAL) 2012 (Ten Most Outstanding Students of Albay)
    Awarded to Rei Monicca O. Ced (2013 Class Valedictorian-ESEP)
    Students Excellence in Academics and Leadership (SEAL) 2010 (Ten Most Outstanding Students of Albay)
    Awarded to Rhod Jeran S. Sabater (2011 Class Valedictorian-ESEP), Micah O. Madrelejos and Antonette R. Reburiano[4][5]
    Students Excellence in Academics and Leadership (SEAL) 2009 (Ten Most Outstanding Students of Albay)
    Awarded to Joel E. Sabio, Jr. (2010 Class Valedictorian-ESEP) and Kate P. Samaniego (2010 Class Salutatorian-ESEP)[6][7]

Research and development[edit]

  • 3rd Place- 2012 Regional Intel Philippines Science Fair
    Held at Guinobatan, Albay. Winners were Ivan Kim De Asis, Cathy Albiola and Christian Joel Alipon.
    2nd Place- 2012 Division Intel Philippines Science Fair (Biological Science-Individual Category)
    Held at Daraga National High School. Winner was Ma. Celina Joy Saquido.
    1st Place- 2011 Bicol Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (BRICE)
    Held at the Pacific Mall Entertainment Plaza, Legazpi City on October 18–20. Awarded to Alfred John M. Malinis for his project, "Abaca Wastes Profile: Basis for Innovating New Technologies"
    2nd Place- 2011 Bicol Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (BRICE)
    Held at the Pacific Mall Entertainment Plaza, Legazpi City on October 18–20. Awarded to Ruby Patricia Maronilla, Emmanuel Sabanal, Paul Fabienne Sevilla, Pauleen Banaag and Bernadette Samaniego for their project, "Mulching Effect of Pomelo Rind Pith to Pechay".

Music and arts[edit]

  • Finalist- 2012 National Music Competition for Young Artists
    Held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Contestant was Elaine Reodique.
    2nd Place- 2012 6th Division Diskarte sa EsP (Poster Making Contest)
    Winner was Paul Steven Ced.
    Finalist- 2012 GSP Southern Luzon Yuletide Fun Galore (Vocal Solo)
    Held at Lucena City. Contestant was Elaine Reodique.

Social studies[edit]

  • 2nd Place- 2012 Bicol Arts Festival (Extemporaneous Speaking)
    Held at Legazpi City. Winner was Jess Salvador Besa.
    3rd Place- 2015 4th Basic Economics Quiz Competition
    Held at BU College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Awardees were Arzel John Chicogo, Kate Margie Bonilla and Debbie Ann Competente

Filipino[edit]

  • Unang Pwesto- 2014 Pandibisyong Tagisan ng Talino sa Wika at Panitikan
    Idinaos sa Marcial O. Ranola Memorial School, Guinobatan, Albay. Iginawad kina Debbie Ann Competente, Roderica Regoris, Maria Jamaica Columbres at Tomas Arnedo
    Ikalawang Pwesto- 2014 Panrehiyong Tagisan ng Talino sa Wika at Panitikan
    Idinaos sa Iriga Central School, Iriga City. Iginawad kina Debbie Ann Competente, Roderica Regoris, Maria Jamaica Columbres at Tomas Arnedo

Technology and livelihood education[edit]

Information and communication technology[edit]

Values education[edit]

  • 2nd Place- 9th Pambansang Tagis-Talino sa Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga
    Held at Stotsenberg, Clark, Pampanga on November 25–27, 2011. Awarded to Kaicere Lucila, Fiena Mae Echon and Rei Monicca Ced.
    1st Place- 8th Pandebisyong Diskarte sa Pagpapakatao (Git-aral)
    Held at Balogo National High School on November 14, 2014. Awarded to Yvette Twinkle R. Arnaiz.
    3rd Place- 8th Pandebisyong Diskarte sa Pagpapakatao (Usapang Kaibigan)
    Held at Balogo National High School on November 14, 2014. Awarded to Collin B. Aguila.
    3rd Place- 8th Pandebisyong Diskarte sa Pagpapakatao (Extempo)
    Held at Balogo National High School on November 14, 2014. Awarded to Rostum Galvez.

Pageantry[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • Silver Medalists- 2012 4th Mission Cup National Taekwondo Championship
    Held at Cainta, Rizal. Winners were Aldrin Madrelejos and Emmanuel Osorio.
    Bronze Medalists- 2012 4th Mission Cup National Taekwondo Championship
    Held at Cainta, Rizal. Winners were Ernesto Selmo, Fidel Christian Esmama, Christopher Saberola and Aina Shane Samaniego.

Teacher awards and recognition[edit]

Complete list of teacher awards and recognition will be posted as soon as possible. Please be patient. Thanks.

Institutional awards[edit]

Complete list of institutional awards will be posted as soon as possible. Please be patient. Thanks.

Notable events hosted[edit]

  • 2006 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)
  • 9th Division Youth Congress in August 2007
  • 2008 Cluster Secondary Schools Press Conference (CSSPC)
  • 2008 Division Secondary Schools Press Conference (DSSPC)
  • 2009 Division STEP Skills Development and Competition
  • 2011 Division Science Competitions
  • 2012 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC)

Order of valedictorians and salutatorians[edit]

Year Graduated ESEP BEC SPA
2015 Kate Margie S. Bonilla (Valedictorian)

Alexander B. Cezar (Salutatorian)

Debbie Ann D. Competente (Valedictorian)

Aldrin John A. Saberola (Salutatorian)

Ronna Mae B. Salturio (Valedictorian)

Ma. Divina Francia S. Sarcia (Salutatorian)

2014 Ma. Celina Joy Saquido (Valedictorian)

Danica Mae Beruno (Salutatorian)

Johann James Sabater (Salutatorian)

2013 Rei Monicca O. Ced (Valedictorian)

Niña Paola B. Nolasco (Salutatorian)

Alexander Ian R. Layson (Valedictorian)

Bianca R. Mendoza (Salutatorian)

Rachel B. Ariño (Valedictorian)

Mell Kimberly B. Benitez (Salutatorian)

2012 Brian A. Brinces (Valedictorian)

Jalou Elsbeth B. Jarlego (Salutatorian)

Ruby Patricia R. Maronilla (Valedictorian)

Bernadette S. Samaniego (Salutatorian)

Margie Joy C. Red (Valedictorian)

Andrew O. Refareal (Salutatorian)

2011 Rhod Jeran S. Sabater (Valedictorian)

Saberina I. Saberon (Salutatorian)

Hershein B. Tan (Valedictorian)

Rowel S. Ramos (Salutatorian)

Irish M. Sergio (Valedictorian)

Liezel Ann B. Recierdo (Salutatorian)

2010 Joel E. Sabio, Jr. (Valedictorian)

Kate P. Samaniego (Salutatorian)

Jomar F. Furiscal (Valedictorian)

Ralph John T. Pecundo (Salutatorian)

Rodolfo G. Salvante (Valedictorian)

Paula Mae C. Racho (Salutatorian)

2009 Lani Mae C. Benosa (Valedictorian)

Gilbert C. Relucio (Salutatorian)

Charisse S. Sanorjo (Valedictorian)

Mary Sherry Grace A. Buenaflor (Salutatorian)

Juleden H. Dalma (Valedictorian)

Precious Angelica R. Amacio (Salutatorian)

2008 Jonas Romeo T. Sabareza (Valedictorian)

Marijo D. Salomon (Salutatorian)

Aivee Mae O. Madrelejos (Valedictorian)

Goddess Dynar Camingue (Salutatorian)

2007 Jovel O. Nabia (Valedictorian)

Joan O. Mariscotes (Salutatorian)

Karen A. Bismonte (Valedictorian)

Roydan R. Rempis (Salutatorian)

2006 Armae Jane M. Malinis (Valedictorian)

Kriz Mae P. Amante (Salutatorian)

Jojo G. Cea (Valedictorian)

Rhea B. Bodino (Salutatorian)

AHSP-PGCHS Annual Alumni Grand Homecoming[edit]

The annual tradition of PGCHS Alumni Homecoming was initiated was Batch 1976 in 2006. Since then, every Black Saturday, the gathering is being held where former students of the different batches return to PGCHS to reminisce old-time memories and to reunite with former batchmates and mentors. Election of the AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Association is conducted every 2 years.

Year (Edition) Date Host batch Theme Competitions (Winner) Guest speaker Remarks
2006 (1st) April 15, 2006 Batch 1976
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Most Attended Batch
2007 (2nd) April 7, 2007 Batch 1977 "Join In, Reach Out, Build-Up"
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Most Attended Batch
2008 (3rd) March 22, 2008 Batch 1978 "Strengthening Solidarity & Membership. AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Concern"
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Most Attended Batch
Hon. Reno G. Lim (Batch 1976)

Former Congressman, 2007–2010 - Third District of Albay

2009 (4th) April 11, 2009 Batch 1979 "Dedicated to Raising People to their Optimum Potential"
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Most Attended Batch
2010 (5th) April 3, 2010 Batch 1980
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Most Attended Batch
2011 (6th) April 23, 2011 Batch 1981 "Making a Difference...Then and Now"
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Showtime
  • Most Attended Batch
2012 (7th) April 7, 2012 Batch 1982 "Reuniting People for Environmental Development"
  • Float Design
  • T-shirt Design
  • Showtime
  • Most Attended Batch (Batch 1984)
Mrs. Felicitas Ll. Olondriz

Former Principal, 1982–1996

2013 (8th) March 30, 2013 Batch 1983 "Fiesta sa PGCHS: A Celebration of Bicolano Fun, Food and Fine Arts"
  • Booth Competition
  • Showtime (Batch 1986)
  • T-shirt Design
  • Most Attended Batch
Mrs. Aurora R. Encisa

Former Principal, 1963–1981

2014 (9th) April 19, 2014 Batch 1984 "AHSP-PGCHS Alumni: Culture of Generosity for More Productive and Competitive School Community"
  • T-shirt Design
  • Batch Got Talent
  • Adopt-a-Classroom
  • Most Attended Batch
2015 (10th) April 4, 2015 Batch 1985 "Payde na! Buweltan ta su panawn...Udi kita nukua..."

Reunited at Hearts: Photographs and Memories

  • T-shirt Design
  • Mr. and Ms. AHSP-PGCHS Alumni 2015
  • The Voice of AHSP-PGCHS 2015
  • Most Attended Batch
Engr. Gilbert C. Gonzales (Batch 1977)

Former Regional Executive Director (RED), DENR Region V, Legazpi City

2016 (11th) March 26, 2016 Batch 1986 "Solidarity towards Rebuilding and Reuniting One Great Community"
  • Fun Walk
  • T-shirt Design
  • Wild West Dance Contest
  • Most Attended Batch
PSInsp. Elmer S. Monsalve (Batch 1982)

Chief, Homicide Section Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit Quezon City Police District, NCRPO

2017 (12th) April 15, 2017 Batch 1987 "Moving Toward a Stronger Commonality Built by Old Acquaintances"
  • T-shirt Design
  • Float Competition (Batch 1982)
  • Best in Coachella Attire- Male (Batch 2010)
  • Best in Coachella Attire- Female
  • Most Attended Batch
  • Youngest Participating Alumni
Dr. Nelia Salalima-Ciocson

Professor Emeritus, Bicol University

2018 (13th) March 31, 2018 Batch 1988 "Pagturuparan, Pag-úrogma, udâ kupas na Pagrúmrum"
  • T-shirt Design
  • Jazz-up Your Blue Jeans
  • Best in High School Uniform (Batch 1990)
  • Early Bird Batch
  • Most Participated Batch
  • Oldest Participating Batch
  • Youngest Participating Batch (Batch 2010)
2019 (14th) April 20, 2019 Batch 1989

Batch donations and initiatives[edit]

The Grand Annual Homecoming also provides a perfect time for the alumni to return the favor to their alma mater, through fundraising activities for the rehabilitation and further development of the campus. Several batches have already donated/provided for the construction of some school facilities.

Project Donor Remarks
PGCHS Chapel
PGCHS Gate 1 PGCHS Batch 1973
Water Tank PGCHS Batch 1982
AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Building Completed in 2008
PGCHS Gate 2 PGCHS Batch 1980 Completed in 2010
Botanical Garden and Gazebo PGCHS Batch 1984 Completed in 2011
Centralized Intercom with Amplifier and Repair of School Siren PGCHS Batch 1988 Completed in 2018
Hand Washing Facility and CR Repair AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Association Completed in 2018

AHSP-PGCHS Alumni Association officers[edit]

The following are the officers of the Albay High School of Polangui-Polangui General Comprehensive High School (AHSP-PGCHS) Alumni Association for 2018-2020:

  • President: Romeo M. Jocson (Batch 1982)
  • Vice President for Bicol: Joel S. Samaniego
  • Vice President for Manila: Romeo S. Javines (Batch 1979)
  • Vice President for Overseas: Noel B. Dolz
  • Secretary: Waylene T. Sambitan (Batch 1989)
  • Assistant Secretary: Lalaine V. Reodique
  • Treasurer: Ramil R. Ortiz
  • Assistant Treasurer: Senen O. Liao
  • Auditor: Santos Symone S. Verga
  • Assistant Auditor: Ariel S. Salting
  • Mass Media Officer: Samuel B. Bigcas (Batch 1976)
  • Mass Media Officer: Mary Arlene S. Dela Cruz
  • Business Manager: Ritz S. Reynera
  • Business Manager: Jesus M. Salopaso
  • Business Manager: Henry R. Duran

Notable alumni[edit]

PGCHS hymn[edit]

Lyrics is by Salvador "Buddy" M. Robrigado, Sr. and the music is by Oscar R. Reburiano.

PGCHS hymn

Polangui General Comprehensive High School

A learning center of excellence

Innovations and advancement

Thou perfectly embraces

PGCHS' a stronghold, a repertoire

of knowledge, wisdom and intellect

Skills, values and virtues

Personality fully developed

With unfailing love and great compassion,

With truth and trustworthy deeds

Competent instructions, steadfast commitment

From mentors dear unselfishly share

All hail to thee PGCHS

All hail to thee PGCHS

Thy name resounded glorious

Thy banner soar high

Forever victorious!

PGCHS march[edit]

Lyrics is by Loida S. Nas and the music is by Oscar R. Reburiano.

PGCHS march

PGCHS, a school in Bicol

With noble ideals and aims

To give the fullest in sharing knowledge

For those who seek it and yearns for it

In innovation and education

That is PGCHS

Wisdom and knowledge, arts and letters developed

Well-rounded personality

Onward we march altogether

Proudly, undoubtedly

To look for our destiny

In the sun amidst life's strife

All for thee PGCHS

Furnace of love and teachings

So we do dedicate these lines for PCGHS.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Changed to Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (ESP) in the K-12 BEC.
  2. ^ Changed to Environmental Science in the K-12 BEC.
  3. ^ The K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (K-12 BEC) and the Alternative Learning System (ALS) are excluded in the sectioning process.
  4. ^ Dissolved in 2006 due to the low performance of the incoming batch in the National Achievement Test (NAT). Reinstated in 2009 when the incoming batch achieved high scores in NAT.
  5. ^ Was also dissolved in 2006 consequent to the exclusion of III-Charles. Re-included in 2010.
  6. ^ Dissolved in 2011.