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GSISVHS - IMSHS

 IMSHS - a milestone of the village bounty

The IMSHS is an acronym for the Ismael Mathay, Sr. High School, formerly called the GSIS Village High School (commonly known as GSISVHS). The alumni and students of the IMSHS are nicknamed the Ismaelians, also popularly addressed as the IMSHSians or Mathayans. Likewise, the graduates from the former GSIS Village High School are now dubbed the Ismaelians. They were formerly called the Villagers and Pioneers.

 

The Ismael Mathay, Sr. High School is centrally located along Branches Extension in  Sangandaan, a prominent district in Quezon City, former capital of the Republic of the Philippines. The former GSIS Village High School was established on July 26, 1971 at the exclusive compound of the modern village market on Grants Street in the village, originally known as GSIS Village, Project 8 - an upper middle class residential subdivision.

 

From its humble beginnings, the GSISVHS moved to Branches Extension when the village market turned into ashes in 1976. The former Quezon City mayor, Ismael Mathay, Jr. (1992-2001) contributed  in the transformation of the GSISVHS. During his incumbency, the GSIS Village High School was renamed after his late father, statesman and lawyer  Ismael Mathay Sr., who was Commissioner of Budget and Finance for the War Cabinet (1944-45) and later as Secretary of the Budget during the U.S. Commonwealth of the Philippines. The former Secretary of the Budget then served as auditor of the Central Bank of the Philippines and retired from office on May 12, 1964. Subsequently, he held positions as auditor general, board director, and general manager of the National Marketing Corporation. 

 

In addition, the IMSHS-Annex in nearby Bahay Toro district is now an independent school and renamed Pugad Lawin High School on June 21, 1998 as part of the Centennial Freedom Trail. The Pugad Lawin High School took its name from the historic Pugad Lawin, location of the Filipino martyrs’ dramatic fight against the brutal 400-year Spanish colonialism at the final chapter of the Philippine Revolution.

 

Today, the Ismael Mathay, Sr. High School is a prime public secondary school in the Philippines and currently headed by Dr. Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz, Ed. D., Principal IV.

                                                      

                                                            The Incumbent Principal

 

Dr. Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz holds a doctorate degree in Home Economics. An outstanding mentor, she has earned various awards and recognitions for her extraordinary performance in teaching and school management. An active practitioner of the Theory of Constraints for Education (TOCfE) in the Philippines, she has initiated and facilitated school-based seminars and trainings for teachers and students mainly concentrated on creative thinking and conflict management.

 

Dr. Corpuz is an official facilitator of the National Level Conferences of Philippine Association of Home Economics for State Colleges and Universities, also an active member of the Division Team for School-Based Management Training for school administrators. Likewise, she has presented a research on the integration of TOCfE tools in selected Technology and Livelihood Education components during the 8th International TOCfE Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA on August 11-14, 2005 as member of the Philippine delegation that also included Mrs. Corazon D. Santiago (Ret.), NCR Director; Dr.Levita V. Ramos, Principal of the New Era High School; and Dr. Elvira D. V. Dumlao, Principal of the Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School.

 

In addition, she was a featured speaker at the 14th International Conference on Thinking held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 22-26, 2009.

 

Dr. Corpuz is an active member and currently officer of the Quezon City Principals and Supervisors Association.  She was principal of both Culiat High School Main campus and Culiat High School-Pasong Tamo Annex in Quezon City prior to her appointment as Principal IV of the IMSHS in 2006.

 

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                                                            Prominent Alumni

v      Arlene Sison (Class 1974), Manila film actress in the 70s; semi-finalist in the 1974 Miss Republic of the Philippines beauty pageant.

 

v      Elizabeth Fajatin Bautista (Class 1975), national beauty titleholder, Miss Republic of the Philippines-Visayas 1975; award-winning actress screen-named "Beth Bautista"; 1978 Gawad Urian Award Best Actress for her role in the movie, "Hindi Sa Iyo Ang Mundo, Baby Porcuna" and nominated in 1979 for the FAMAS Award for Best Actress on the same movie with Vilma Santos (Pagputi ng Uwak Pag-itim ng Tagak, 1978) and Susan Roces (Gumising ka Maruja, 1978) that was won by the latter.

 

v      Jerome S. Baxinela PSSupt (Class 1980), belongs to Class 1986 of the Philippine National Police Academy. Senior Superintendent of the Philippine National Police and Regional Director for Metro Manila Regional Office (MMRO) of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) which operates under the umbrella of the Office of the President of the Philippines.

 

v     Moises H. Latorilla PSSupt (Class 1974), belongs to the 52 graduate cadets of Class 1978 under the Philippine Air Force Regular Officers Procurement Program. Senior Superintendent of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame, also military attaché under the UN Peacekeeping Mission including East Timor, Haiti, Cambodia and Kosovo as head of the 38-man PNP contingent.

 

v      Reynaldo S. Rodrigo (Class 1975), chief operating officer of US-based Health Care Solutions Inc., community officer and civic leader.

 

v      Aileen D. Sanchez-Hong (Class 1973), global telecommunications entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California, USA including Philippines and Vietnam.  

 

v      Nelson P. Nario PCSupt (Class 1974), belongs to Class 1980 of the Philippine Military Academy. Chief Superintendent of the Philippine National Police and deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office 10 in Northern Mindanao, also directorate for research and development of the Philippine National Police-Preparation Committee under the chair of Chief Superintendent Silverio D. Alarcio Jr., PNP Director for Operations. PCSupt Nario was a former provincial police chief of Isabela Province.

 

v      Albert T. Rosales (Class 1975), Port Operations Officer (E-8) of the United States Naval Force Port Operations Cryptologic Technician - Collection based at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach near Los Angeles in California, USA.

 

v      Rogelio L. Miguel (Class 1973), general manager of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) in Muñoz City, Nueva Ecija serving water supply to Region III or the Central Luzon Region. Engineer Miguel is also the president of the Central Luzon Association of Water District.

 

v      Ricardo A. Benitez (Class 1979), Philippine-trained architect in New Zealand; planning and design manager of Prime Property Group in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

v      Nerilyn A. Tenorio (Class 1975), journalist; business correspondent of Hongkong-based Thomson Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news organization providing information for media and business professionals.

 

v      Neofito C. Perilla LLB (Class 1989), chief of the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) Prosecution Division of the Philippine National Police.

 

 

 

Related articles and links

 

1)     The Village Bounty. The Village Bounty is the official publication

     of the Ismael Mathay, Sr. High School. First edition, August-November 1971

2)     Pacampara Prado Rodrigo Rosales et al. Reacquaintance research and reminiscence of the pioneers. Perspective: GSISVHS-IMSHS, the emergence of the GSIS Village High School and rise of the Ismael Mathay, Sr. High School, 28 December 2004

3)     GSISVHS Alumni and Friends Worldwide

4)     GSISVHS-IMSHS Alumni Fora

       

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/imshsbatch97/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IMSHSBatch_2003/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GSISVHS_BATCH75/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/batch82GSISVHS/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IV-Diamond02-03/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IV-Diamante/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IMSHS/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bhie22_chriscathy/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GSISHS-Batch92/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gsisvhsclassmates1986_88/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/class73_gsisvhs/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gsisvhsbatch95/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/class1974_GSISVHS/

·        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gsisvhsbatch84/

·        http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/gsisvhs4pearl91/

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