ITOGON, Benguet – Administrative Officer Glenn N. Duguis of the Division Office of Benguet installed Mr. Pablo Archog Khayog Jr. as the new principal of the Alejo M. Pacalso Memorial National High School (AMPMNHS), at Bua, Tuding, in a turnover ceremony from the outgoing Teacher-in-Charge Mrs. Julian K. Ingtitan.
The turnover was reset from August 5 was witnessed by the institution’s students and employees, barangay officials headed by Itogon Mayor Atty. Victorio T. Palangdan, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) headed by Mr. Simeon Miro Jr., alumni headed by Jerry Sapalong and some school heads of the Division of Benguet, like Mr.MelchorTikan and Mr. Edgar H. Madlaing.
Mr. Khayog started his career in the same school, but moved to other schools such as Benguet National High School, Sablan National High School, Mankayan National High School, Eastern La Trinidad National High School, before his return to AMPMNHS.
“Khayog is really an action man. He is a top gun not because his top is almost gone, but he is on top in terms of leadership and good school management which earned him his rank as Principal IV. Ingtitan deserves to be promoted and this reassignment is also her principal’s test. We are national employees and like soldiers, we can be reassigned anywhere in the coutry” Duguis said.
He further explained that the transfer or reassignment of school principals is based on DO 7, s. 1999 which shall be done every five (5) years and SDO Memo no. 7, s. 2016.
Ingtitan, in her speech, turned over to Mr. Khayog’s responsibility the following: 14 buildings, 45 teaching force, 7 non-teaching personnel, 797 students, keys to all rooms and offices, and other school records.
Khayog humbly received his responsibility and asked for the continuous support of everyone. “It is nice to be back. I am asking for the teamwork and cooperation of everyone so we can work together as a team” he said.
Meanwhile, Hon. Palangdan welcomed back Khayog acknowledging his being a good coach in sports and good leader in the academe. He also congratulated Ingtitan in her new endeavor. “Mr.Khayog and I came from the same school, Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC), he is a year ahead. We are both disciplinarians. He is an educator and I am an implementer of laws.”
Sapalong, in his words of gratitude, said he is happy Khayog is back but sad Ingtitan is moving out from the school. “Thank you ma’am for all the things you did. I am one of your products. You are one of the instruments of what I am now” he said as he prayed for both officials.
Outgoing teacher-in-charge Ingtitan, who will head the Binga National High School became emotional in her acknowledgement speech, recalling her 36 years of service in the said school. She thanked everyone and recalled their good and bad times she could remember.
. – Norie S. Inumpa-Padngaran