Quezon City Science High School

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Quezon City Science High School
(Regional Science High School for NCR)
Mataas na Paaralang Pang-Agham ng Lungsod Quezon
Mataas na Paaralang Pang-Agham ng Pambansang Punong Rehiyon
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Instituto Regional de Ciencia
Lycée la Science de la ville Quezon
NCR Regional Science High School
Latin: Regionalium Scientia Alta Schola
Motto Scientia et virtus
Motto in English
"Knowledge And Virtue"
Type Public Special Regional Science High School
Established 1967
Principal (Current)Dr. Rodolfo F. De Jesus (OIC)
Location Quezon City, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Campus Golden Acres Rd. cor Misamis St. Brgy. Bago Bantay, Quezon City
Language English, Filipino, Spanish, French
Colors Blue and White         
Nicknames Paladins/Lady Paladins (Basketball and other sports)
Knights/Lady Knights (Soccer)
Corsairs (Frisbee)
Affiliations Division of City Schools - Quezon City
Regional Science High School Union

Quezon City Science High School (or to its students QueSci or Kisay) is the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region. It is the premier science high school of Quezon City, and is regarded as one of the prestigious sciences triumvirate of the Republic of the Philippines along with the Philippine Science High School and Manila Science High School. It is located at Bago-Bantay, Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1967, it was appointed as the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region since 1998.

It holds the distinction as one of the national leaders in the field of Mathematics competitions, being among the country's most consistent schools in terms of its performance in the DepEd-sponsored MTAP contests the past decades. In 2004, it shot to international acclaim when a group of its student-researchers received the fourth Grand Award in the Intel International Science and Engineering fair held in Portland, Oregon.[1] The school continues to excel in producing quality research papers. It's the home of two of the best secondary papers in the Philippines. It's also renowned as a center of excellence for its Spanish elective.[citation needed]

History[edit]

B. Soriano, the Chief of Special Services, conceived the establishment of a science high school in Quezon City. This idea was announced by Alfredo J. Andal, the City Schools Superintendent in 1967.

July 31, 1967, through a memorandum issued to all principals and head teachers, Mrs. Hermenegilda G. Margate, Mathematics and Science Supervisor, was designated by the City Superintendent of Schools to organize and take charge of the Quezon City Science High School.

At first, the school shared a campus with Judge Juan Luna High School at San Francisco Del Monte; in 1969, the school moved to the present site of the Quezon City General Hospital, formerly the San Jose Seminary.

In 1969, the Quezon City Council through the leadership of the then Vice Mayor Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. donated the present school site, measuring 2.4 hectares under Quezon City Government with TCT# 265553 in Barangay Sto. Cristo, Bago Bantay, Quezon City in 1969.

In June 1999, Quezon City Science High School was declared as the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region by virtue of DECS Order No. 58, series 1999 in consonance with R.A. 8496 (An Act to Establish the Philippine Science High School System and Providing Funds Therefore).

Controversy[edit]

In 2009, during the sacking of publications supervised by adviser Rex San Diego, several students vented their angst in the Internet against principal Zenaida Sadsad. Several students created blogs targeting the school administration and its anomalous policies [2] These students criticised the partial policies being implemented in the school as well as the administration's oppression towards dissenting opinions. These blogs earned the students sanctions, which took toll when four students were suspended for more than a week.

Image shows Arnel Salvo, Head of Mathematics Department, calling for the resignation of Dr. Zenaida Sadsad

In 2013, a complaint affidavit was filed against Dr. Zenaida Sadsad. The affidavit includes the issues of: 1) accepting student applicants who did not actually meet the grade requirement of QCSHS. 2) openly endorsing Brainworks/Brainchamps Tutorial Learning Center to QCSHS student applicants, with the assurance of guaranteed admission slot in the premiere school. The center boasts of 100% passing rate to the said science high school. 3) leaking out periodical test questions to said tutorial center. 4) threatening teachers who are spreading the issue of the test leakage with a libel suit and removal from service.[3] Dr. Sadsad was temporarily moved to another school on the months of January to March 2010.[4] She resumed office on April until her permanent transfer on September 30, 2013.[5]


Notable alumni[edit]

Academe[edit]

Public Service and Government[edit]

  • Hon. Naderev "Yeb" Saño[citation needed] (Batch 1991), Commissioner of the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, with rank of Undersecretary, and Chief Negotiator of the Philippines in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, noted for one of the most powerful speeches in the history of the United Nations when he made an emotional appeal to world leaders to take action on climate change both in the Doha Conference of the Parties in 2012[7][8] and the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland on November 11, 2013.[9] He received international acclaim for undertaking a two-week fast during the Warsaw conference in solidarity with people affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).[10][11] Yeb Saño also won the 2013 WikiPinoy of the Year.[citation needed]
  • Atty. Tonisito M.C. Umali, Assistant Secretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs of the Department of Education
  • Atty. Melchor Arthur H. Carandang (Batch 1979), Overall Deputy Ombudsman of the Philippines
  • Hon. Enrico Claro R. Delmoro (Batch 1979), Member, Board of Electronics Engineering, Professional Regulation Commission
  • Dennis C. Legaspi (Batch 1979), former Asec. Office of the Press Secretary
  • Nicolas D. Ojeda, Jr. (Batch 1970), Asec, Deputy Executive Director for Cybersecurity, Information and Communications Technology Office, DOST
  • Conrado Legaspi (1972), GSIS scholar, former Assistant Postmaster General, businessman
  • Consul Ambrosio Brian F. Encisio III, Philippine Consulate General, Xiamen, China [12]
  • Mr. Edwin S. Estrada (Batch 1990), Valedictorian, Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Regular Class 49, National Defense College of the Philippines [13]
  • Ma. Reinna S. Bermudez (Batch 2007), Political Affairs Officer at the Senate of the Philippines
  • Ada Marie S. Tayao (Batch 2008), Fellow at Teach for the Philippines
  • Lady Angela M. Rocena (Batch 2008), Teacher at the University of the Philippines Integrated School

Military and Police[edit]

  • Rear Admiral (ret.) Amable Tolentino Batch 68
  • Police Director Cesar Elenzano, Batch 68
  • Brig. Gen Francisco Vila, former Deputy Commander, Central Mindanao Command, Batch 69
  • Lt. Gen. (ret.) Raymundo Ferrer, former Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) commander. (honorary batch 72)
  • Brig. Gen. (ret.) Nicolas D. Ojeda, Jr. (Batch 70), former Chief, AFP Modernization Program Management Office. PMA Mathematics Awardee, PMA Class 1977
  • Maj. Gen. (ret.) Nathaniel C. Legaspi (Batch 70), former Commander, 2nd Air Division, Philippine Air Force, PMA Class 1976
  • Police Chief Supt (ret.) Emmanuel D. Ojeda (Batch 72), former Deputy, Western Mindanao Director for Integrated Police Operations
  • Maj. Gen. (ret.) Nonato Alfredo Peralta Jr. (Batch 1974), former Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, Philippine Army
  • Police Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr., The Chief, Directorial Staff (TCDS) of the Philippine National Police.
  • Police S/Supt. (Col.) Manuel R. Gaerlan (Batch 1979), one of the most bemedalled cadet in the history of the Philippine Military Academy. PMA Class 1985 Valedictorian
  • Major. Arvin C. Acosta (Batch 1998), Gold Cross Medal ("an award for exceptionally brave deeds", 2nd highest medal in military) Awardee Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • 1st Lt. Alfonso Irriberi (Batch 2006), Class Baron Philippine Military Academy Class of 2010
  • DTCS (Dental Technician Senior Chief - U.S. Navy Ret. Nov 1972 - Nov 1998) Reulito P. Gonzalez (Class of 1968 - Pioneer Class). Currently teaching Navy Junior ROTC at Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA since January 2000.

Alumni who have returned to teach in QCSHS[edit]

  • Jose Ramon S. Lorenzo (Batch 1979), Math Teacher and one of the country's top quiz champions and author of the Brain Blitz quiz book series
  • Rex Arcadio R. San Diego II, Ph. D. (hc) (Batch 1986), former Journalism Adviser, consultant for UNESCO-Asia Pacific Network for Values Education (UNESCO-APNIEVE)
  • Fritzie Sandoval (Eugenio), (Batch 1993), Math Teacher
  • Jayson D. Zabala, (Batch 2008), English Teacher
  • Reijohn Simbulan, (Batch 2001), MAPEH Teacher

Other Fields[edit]

  • Guerrero "AG" Saño (Batch 1992), famous environment and peace mural artist,[14] and founder of Dolphins Love Freedom movement, he is responsible for the ubiquitous environmental and peace murals all over the Philippines. AG was recently awarded with The Artist category in the Rappler Do More Awards 2013.[15] He was also cited for his heroism in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda when after surviving the onslaught, he helped gather the bodies of the dead.[16]
  • Micaela Papa (Batch 2006), news TV correspondent at GMA-7
  • Sue Prado (Batch 1998), award winning Indie Actress 2009 Urian Best Supporting Actress (Himpapawid)
  • Buenaventura "Butch" Maniego, Jr. (Batch 1979), veteran sportscaster and a well known basketball analyst and writer
  • Miro Nikolai Valera (Batch 1995), vocalist of OPM band Stonefree
  • Jayson Reggie T. Obos, Melanie C. Melchor, and Trina G. Napasindayao, winners of Fourth Grand Award (Team Category, Environmental Science, 2004) at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Fidel M. Navarro (Batch 1972), bachelor's and master's degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of two(2) Swiss companies.
  • Princess Joyce Pring (Batch 2010), MYX Philippines VJ and host.
  • Antoinette "Toni" Rodriguez Aquino (Batch 2015), TV Personality of TV5 Philippines.
  • Anna Graziella Barreno (Batch 2006), Legal Editorial Operations Staff at Thomson Reuters
  • Ericson Carlo Sayno (Batch 2008), Marketing Specialist at GMA Network

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