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 theIsmaelians, 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.
Ismael Mathay, Sr. High School is centrally located along Branches Extension inSangandaan,
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
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) contributedin the transformation
of the GSISVHS. During his incumbency, the GSISVillageHigh
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.
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 StateColleges 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
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
vArlene Sison (Class 1974),Manila
film actress in the 70s; semi-finalist in the 1974 MissRepublic of the Philippines
vElizabeth 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.
vJerome 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.
vMoises 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.
vReynaldo S. Rodrigo (Class 1975), chief
operating officer of US-based Health Care Solutions Inc., community officer and civic leader.
vAileen D. Sanchez-Hong (Class 1973), global
telecommunications entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California, USA including Philippines and Vietnam.
vNelson 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.
vAlbert 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.
vRogelio 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.
vRicardo A. Benitez (Class 1979),
Philippine-trained architect in New Zealand; planning and design manager of Prime Property Group in Wellington,
vNerilyn 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.
vNeofito C. Perilla LLB (Class 1989),
chief of the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) Prosecution Division of the Philippine National Police.
Related articles and links
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