By Rey Chiu, PIA
The fifth secondary school in Catigbian town rises following the Department of Education's (DepED) official approval of the new Haguilanan High School (HHS), Mayor Roberto Salinas reported lately.
HHS, with 56 students from nearby Catigbian barangays and neighboring Balilihan town comes as the 3rd government public school here.
HHS comes after Mantacida High School in barangay Mantacida, Catigbain National high School in Poblacion, Holy Child Academy in Baang and Immaculate Mary Academy also in Poblacion.
Both Holy Child Academy and Immaculate Mary Academy are private secondary schools.
Ever insisting on putting up one more secondary school despite knowing it would burden the town with operational subsidy costs, Salinas said it would be worth to make quality public secondary education accessible to his constituents.
Over the development, the mayor said Catigbianons were filled with great jubilation.
DepEd, through Dr. Clemen Jala, representing Dr. School's Division Superintendent Elpidio Jala turned over the pertinent documents to Matyor Salinas in simple ceremonies, the mayor said.
Catigbian has made another record, Dr. Jala accordingly said.
In the history of Bohol secondary schools, what several applicants take years to process, Catigbian did theirs in less than three months, Jala said in his brief message at the rites.
Now wanting to grab all the credit for the recent achievement, mayor Salinas also named those whom the credits would be shared and who have become instrumental in their positive achievement.
Salinas named CNHS principal Teogenes Galon, Haguilanan barangay officials led by Chairman Cristobal Rasonabe, Municipal Budget Officer Asunto, Treasurer Ranulfo Suarez, Planning Officer Tifilito Rulida and the support from the Bohol Schools division office under Dr. Jala.
Pending its full operation costs in the national budget, Salinas said the town will have to dip into its resources to sustain its operation.