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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region XII
Division of City Schools
GENERAL SANTOS CITY NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES EXTENSION
Villareal, SalindaSts., Lagao, General Santos City

SCHOOL HISTORY

General Santos City National Secondary School of Arts and Trades Extension (GSCNSSAT Ext’n)
was opened through Barangay Resolution No. 22, series of 2014 “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THRU MR. GILDO G. MOSQUEDA, CEO VI, SCHOOLS DIVISION
SUPERINTENDENT, REGION XII TO PUT-UP AND ESTABLISH A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WITHIN THE
PERIMETER OF LAGAO CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BARANGAY LAGAO, GENERAL SANTOS CITY”.
The resolution was sponsored/motioned by Hon. Barangay KagawadMinardo A. Avila, Jr. and
unanimously seconded and approved by the majority of the members of the barangay councilheaded
by the Hon. Barangay Captain ROLITO R. BLANDO on the 19th day of March 2014.

The Barangay Council of Lagao used the sections 16 and 17 of the R.A. 7160 known as Local
government Code of 1991 as a legal basis of the said resolution. It was reiterated that “Every Local
Government Unit shall exercise powers expressly granted, those necessary implied therefrom, as well
as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those
which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare; and discharge the functions and
responsibilities as are necessary, appropriate, or incidental to efficient and effective provision of basic
services and facilities”.

The office of the schools division superintendent MR. GILDO G. MOSQUEDA, CEO VI and of the
school principal of Lagao Central elementary School MR. PERGENTINO V. LOGRONIO received the copy
the of the said resolution thereafter. Mr.PergentinoV. Logronio informed the school principal of the
nearestsecondary school MR. WILHELM M. SALES of General Santos City National Secondary School of
Arts and Trades to handle the project in response to the barangay resolution No. 22, s. 2014.

Mr. Wilhelm M. Sales recommended Mr. BIENVENIDO L. RUEDAS, JR, a Teacher III and
Academic Department Head of GSCNSSAT to be the Teacher In-Charge of the Extension campus and it
was verbally approved by the SDS Gildo G. Mosqueda on May 16, 2015. Fortunately, Mr.Bienvenido L.
Ruedas, Jr. was properly designated and installed as School Head of GSCNSSAT Extension on August 18,
2014 by SDS Gildo G. Mosqueda.

The parents of the incoming grade 7 students of school year 2014-2015 acted and participated
actively the BrigadaEskwela Program started on May 19, 2015 to clean the three unused classrooms of
LCES and the 1 hectare unoccupied area intended for the new secondary school. It has a total grade-7
population of One hundred Seventy-two (172) students in the first year of operation with four(4)
teachers and teacher in-charge. And it grows largely in the second year of operation of school year
2015-2016 into Three hundred seventeen(317) students: Grade 7 – (152) One hundred fifty-two; Grade
8 – (165) One hundred sixty-five.

Due to the positive response of the first batch of grade 7 students and parents, the school head
anticipated the huge increase of students for the next school year 2015-2016. This anticipation
bothered him because there were no buildings yet available. This pushes him to request the barangay
council to request for a provision of makeshift classroom. Fortunately, Barangay Resolution No. 53,
series of 2015 or known as “ A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BILLS OF MATERIALS FOR THE
CONSTRUCTION OF THREE (3) MAKESHIFT CLASSROOMS OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY NATIONAL
SECONDARY SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES EXTENSION, IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN
THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PESOS” answered the request, approved on the 6 th day of May 2015. It
was so much in the desire of the barangay council, teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders
to build the makeshift classroom and make it available for use before the opening of classes of school
year 2015-2016, but the target was not met due to the delay of procurement of materials considering
the bidding and canvassing process. The Parents Teachers Association also spared Thirty thousand
pesos for the payment of the labour for the construction of the said makeshift classroom.