History of DepEd Kalinga Division
Kalinga Division metamorphosed through significant stages with events worth
remembering as part of its history.
Immediately after WW II, the schools in Kalinga reopened their
doors to enrollees both in the elementary and secondary. There were
only two secondary schools in the province that enrolled high schools students.
They were Kalinga Academy and St. Theresita’s School both sectarian schools
located in Lubuagan. Kalinga, being a sub-province of the old Mt.
Province was under the supervision of the Mt. Province Division Office which was
located in Baguio City. After sometime, Baguio City and
Benguetbecame a separate Schools Division with the four (4) sub
provinces of the old Mt. Province forming the BIAK Schools Division with office
at Bontoc. The first Schools Division Superintendent of BIAK was the very
dynamic and fatherly Superintendent Felix U. Brawner. After his
retirement, the equally dynamic, competent and moralist, then,
Academic Supervisor Mr. DamasoBangaoet was promoted Schools Division
18, 1966, Republic Act No. 4695, entitled An Act Creating the
Provinces of Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Kalinga-Apayao was
enactedinto Law. The creation of the four(4) provinces simultaneously
created the Schools Divisions of Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao and
Kalinga-Apayao. Kalinga-Apayao Schools Division was formally organized in
July, 1967 with seven (7) schools districts and seven hundred fifty four (754)
teaching force and personnel.
late Mr. Epifanio T. Ramos was appointed Academic Supervisor and at the
same time designated Officer-in-Charge of the newly created schools division and
was finally appointed as the first Schools Division Superintendent ofKalinga-
Apayao Division in 1972 when Kalinga-Apayao became a part of Region 2. This was
during the time of Marshal Law.
first set of General Education Supervisors of the newly created schools division
were: Mr. Marcos C. Diasen, Vocational Education; Mr.
CatalinoBadang, Research & Evaluation; Mr. Julian Ande, Adult Education
/NFE; Mrs. Helen B. Baywong, Home Economics; Mr. Bernardo Claveria,
English but was replaced by Dr. Soledad B. Reyes after he was promoted to DECS
Central Office; Mrs. Beatrice Dongui-is, Filipino; Mr.
BernabeBagayao, Social Studies; Mr. Miguel Sugguiyao, Health;
and Mr. Augusto Alejandrino for Science & Mathematics. Retirement and promotion
of Deped official brought about the changes in leadership.
Revolutionary Government of Mrs Corazon C. Aquino caused the reshuffle of
Schools Division Superintendents. SDS Indunan was transferred to Ifugao in
July, 1986 while ASDS Alfredo Belingon of Ifugao was assigned to Kalinga-Apayao
Division as OIC Schools Division Superintendent with Mrs. Helen Baywong as the
OIC Assistant Schools Division Superintendent. Eventually, both were
appointed full-fledged in their positions. In 1987, Mr.
Francisco Lanang was appointed Assistant Schools Division Superintendent of
Kalinga-Apayao Division but was assigned in Apayao. In 1989, ASDS
Helen Baywong was transferred to Baguio City Division while ASDS PedringCagas of
Baguio City was assigned in Kalinga-Apayao. Reshuffle of leadership brought
about lot of positive changes in the department. It didn’t end
there. In 1991, ASDSPedringCagas was assigned to Benguet Division
and was replaced by Mrs. Emilia P. Bayubay, Education Supervisor II as OIC
the organization of the Cordillera Administrative Region in 1988,
Kalinga-Apayao which was a part of Cagayan Valley Region since 1972, returned
back to the arms of Cordillera that became the Cordillera Administrative Region.
DepEd Cordillera Administrative Region was composed of the Divisions of Mt.
Province, Benguet, Baguio City, Ifugao, Abra,
Kalinga-Apayao. Some of the Education Supervisors of Kalinga-Apayao Division
were promoted Education Supervisors II of the new DECS-CAR Regional Office that
was housed at Teachers Camp, Baguio City. They were Dr. CorinthiaDaway,
Mrs. Beatrice Dongui-is, Mrs. AnataliaSaboy and Mrs. Emilia Bayubay.
This created vacancies in the Division of Kalinga-Apayao, hence, the
appointment of news education supervisors followed.
approval and implementation of Republic Act 7878 creating the sub-province of
Kalinga and Apayao into regular provinces to be known as the Province of Kalinga
and Apayao made Tabuk and Kabugao the capital towns respectively.
1997, after the retirement of SDS Helen Baywong, Mrs. Emilia
P. Bayubay became the Schools Division Superintendent of Kalinga. Mrs.
Pacita D. Sarol remained to be the OIC Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
until she retired in 2004.
Turnover of leadership never ended as programs and projects continued.
The retirement of Mrs. Pacita Sarol as OIC ASDS opened the door to the coming of
a full-fledged assistant schools division superintendent in the person of Mrs.
Ellen B. Donato from Baguio City. ASDS Donato did not stay long in Kalinga. Mr.
Cawaon from Baguio City Division became the OIC ASDS of the Division. On
April 10, 2002, SDS Edmund Comaad of Mt. Province reshuffled with SDS
Emilia Bayubay who went to Mt. Province Division. SDS Comaad served
Kalinga Division until March 10, 2005 when they were again reshuffled with
SDS. Bayubay who came back to Kalinga Division and retired in 2002. Upon
her retirement, SDS Cesar Adaoag from Apayao Division was assigned in
Kalinga until 2008 when he was transferred to Cauayan City, Isabela. During the
term of Mr. Adaoag, Mrs. Aurora Plan retired as Science Supervisor and was
replaced by Mrs. ApoloniaDalanao. Mr. Adaoag was finally replaced by Mrs.
Norma Brillantes, OIC SDS from Puerto Princesa City Division. Mrs.
Brillantes served Kalinga Division from 2008-2012 with Mrs. Pansy Aquino as her
OIC Assistant and now, the OIC Schools Division Superintendent.