Schools Division Office of Mt Province

 

        Though schools were first established in Mountain Province in Mountain Province as early as 1881-1886, the Division of Mountain Province officially started on July 1, 1967 by virtue of Republic Act Number 4695, otherwise known as the Mountain Province Division Law. This law divided the old Mountain Province into Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao, Benguet and Bontoc, now the new Mountain Province. With this, Mountain Province together with Ifugao, Apayao and Kalinga-Apayao existed as the BIAK (Bontok, Ifugao,Apayao, Kalinga) Division till 1972. In 1972 though, Mountain Province, Baguio and Abra became part of Region 1, known as the Ilocos Region and Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao of Region 2, or the Cagayan Region.

        The signing of then President Corazon Aquino of Executive Order 220, “Creating a Cordillera Administrative Region, Appropriating Funds Therefore and for Other Purposes” enabled Mountain Province, formerly called Bontoc; Abra; Baguio City; Kalinga-Apayao; and Ifugao to be separate provincial divisions under one region - the Cordillera Administrative Region. Though Mountain Province existed under a division before, it was not until September 23, 1987 that it officially started as a separate provincial division under the Department of Education - Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-CAR) when Administrative Order No. 36 provided for the establishment of Regional Offices in CAR.

  The following educators served as Superintendents in Mountain Province.

  1. Felix U. Brawner, 1961 - 1964
  2. Damaso Bangaoet, 1964 - 1967
  3. Rufino Chungalao, 1968 - 1969
  4. Raymundo de Leon, 1970 - 1974
  5. Paquito Bolislis, 1974 - 1977
  6. Eulogio Caoili, 1977 -1981
  7. Bartolome Daoas, 1981 - 1982
  8. Abad Abnasan, 1982 - 1983
  9. Federico Damatac, 1983 - 1986
  10. Pat U. Boquiren, 1986 - 1989
  11. Allyson Belagan, 1989
  12. Helen Baywong, 1992
  13. Pedring Cagas, 1993 - 1995
  14. Edmund Comaad, 1996 - 2002 and 2005
  15. Emelia P. Bayubay, 2002 - 2004
  16. Teresita M. Velasco, 2005 - 2007
  17. Mary A. Lang-ayan, 2007 - March 2012
  18. Sally B. Ullalim, March 2012 - February 2014
  19. Gloria B. Buya-ao, February 2014 - Present

 

Key Officials:

BENEDICTA B. GAMATERO
OIC-Schools Division Superintendent

BENILDA M. DAYTACA
OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
bdaytaca@yahoo.com