Integrated Basic Education Department


About the Integrated Basic Education Department

The Integrated Basic Education Department of Holy Name University consists of three departments, namely; Grade School (Pre-elementary and Grades 1-6 levels), Junior High School (Grades 6-10) and Senior High School (Grades 11-12).  Among these departments, the high school unit was established first at the time when Holy Name College (now Holy Name University) was inaugurated on July 14, 1947.  The department pioneered with 613 students.  After a year, the formal recognition for a four- year high school was granted.  The SVD Administration working closely with the Diocese of Tagbilaran then felt the need to offer elementary education to the Boholano community.

On July 1, 1950, Holy Name College opened its Grade School Department in order to provide the Boholanos with the Holynamian brand of education in their formative years.  After a decade, the administration moved the ever-expanding department to a newly purchased house and lot in Knights of Columbus Drive in Gallares Street. In 1963, the department transferred to the Arias Building (now known as Balay Kabilin) in front of Tagbilaran City Community Hospital along M. Parras Street. Seeing the patronage of the Boholanos to then Divine Word College of Tagbilaran, the pre - elementary unit was opened in 1995.  Eventually, the growing population of the department prompted the SVD Fathers to relocate the teachers and students.  After more than 30 years in Arias Building, the Grade School Department was transferred to the more spacious Bates Building in Janssen Heights, Dampas District. In 2000, the department moved to the building especially dedicated for the youngest members of the HNU family.

After the SVDs gained full ownership of the school in the 1960s, the High School Department shared with the SVD mission. They opened evening classes to accommodate students who support themselves by working during the regular class hours.  Such program also allows them to avail of quality education at a lesser cost.  When the enrolment soared in the early 1980s, the administration decided to relocate the department to the new High School building.  It was the first structure erected at the sprawling 7.2 hectare SVD property in Janssen Heights, Dampas.  Conscious of its vital role in the academe, the department applied for PAASCU Accreditation in 1993. It was granted Level I and  II clean accreditation, respectively. To respond to the educational reforms brought about by the K-12 Curriculum, the High School Department is now called the Junior High School unit offering Grades 7 to 10.

The third group under the Basic Education Department is the Senior High School.  It came to existence to conform with R.A. No. 10533, also known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.  The department, though new, is strengthened by experienced teachers of the different colleges of the University.  The Senior High School Department offers three academic tracks, namely; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMS) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Grades 11 and 12.

Vision, Mission and Goals


Cradle of fundamental knowledge and value formation, upholding excellence in the formation of young servant-leaders.


We commit ourselves to the:

  • formation of spiritual/moral values and the constant witnessing to the Divine Word;
  • active participation in community building;
  • promotion of love of country and the appreciation of cultural heritage; and
  • provision of opportunities to help promote and protect the integrity of creation.


We aim to:

  • inculcate in our pupils the spiritual and moral values in accordance with Christian principles;
  • provide relevant and meaningful learning experiences that will enable them to   qualitatively   increase their knowledge and develop their skills;
  • involve pupils in various exposures and activities which will increase their awareness and responsiveness to the changes and demands of society, and;
  • provide varied activities geared towards the building of Christian communities.

Principal, Vice Principal and Coordinators


Dr. Prisciano Legitimas, LPT
Doctor of Management
Mrs. Sheila B. Alturas, RN, MA
Vice Principal
(Senior High School)
Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary School Subjects
Dr. Cenon Agbayani, Jr.
Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) Coordinator
Dr. Maria Liesle A. Dopeño
Languages Area Coordinator
Doctor in Instructional System & Resource Management
Mr. Jessie A. Fuentes, JD
MATH Coordinator
Mr. Rufino G. Ocon, MRE
Christian Living Coordinator
Mrs. Clarita C. Pajo, MSed
Science Coordinator
Dr. Jean J. Roy
MAPEH Coordinator
PhD in Educational Management
Mrs. Maria Fe Evelyn L. Tampos, RN
SAP Coordinator

Grade School Faculty Members


Dr. Prisciano S. Legitimas
DM major in Educational Management

Mrs. Sheila B. Alturas, RN
MA in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Dr. Cenon R. Agbayani, Jr.

Dr. Maria Liesle A. Dopeño

Mr. Jessie A. Fuentes, JD
Master in Science Education

Mr. Rufino G. Ocon
MA in Theology major in Religious Education

Mrs. Clarita C. Pajo, MSed

Dr. Jean J. Roy

Mrs. Maria Fe Evelyn L. Tampos, RN
MA in Education in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Mr. Mr. Rey C. Acaso

Mrs. Christine Abigail A. Aya-ay

Mrs. Jissell D. Barrete
MA in Education in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Mr. Charlie G. Batingal

Mrs. Grace Ann L. Budiongan

Mr. John Vincent O. Budiongan

Mrs. Jessel S. Iyog

Mrs. Victoria P. Jaum
MA in Education in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Mrs. Jeziel B. Jumigop

Mrs. Jenefer P. Lebios

Mrs. Jackelyn B. Logpit

Ms. Niña Samantha C. Pajo

Mrs. Geraldine D. Tañeza


Ms. Mia B. Geonzon

Senior High School Faculty Members


Mr. Christian Angelo S. Alcala

Ms. Ma. Odeza Bornea

Dr. Maria Carmen S. Decierdo
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management
Doctor of Education in English Language Teaching

Ms. Giselle Marie S. Fabuna

Mr. Jesus G. Gam, Jr.

Mrs. Epifania L. Jabines, MBA

Mr. Jose Allan L. Janiola

Mrs. Cherry A. Maniwang
MA in Education major in English
MA in Curriculum, Design, Development and Supervision

Mrs. Analie B. Manliguez, RN
MA in Education major in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Ms. Ruby Ann Marie Ocular

Mrs. Ma. Thesageen P. Sarabia
MA in Public Administration (full fledged)

Mr. Ace P. Uy
MA in Education major in Mathematics


Mrs. Glenda T. Cabatic, RN

Ms. Gladys B. Dahab

Mr. Ariel E. Lapore

Ms. Jessa Mae A. Linsag

Mr. Juan P. Mascariñas


Mrs. Letecia D. Cagatin, CPA

Ms. GN V. Lebumfacil

Ms. Christina Liu
MA in Chinese Literature

Mrs. Marigold O. Viñalon

Junior High School Faculty Members


Mrs. Adelwisa B. Adaptar

Mrs. Bernadita C. Agbayani

Mrs. Maria Gemma P. Auman

Mrs. Felicidad A. Auxtero
MA in Education major in Administration and Supervision

Dr. Restituto B. Balabat, JD
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management

Mr. Temistocles A. Bongcac
MA in Education major in English

Mrs. Marianne G. Bueno

Mrs. Cirila L. Capili

Mr. Esteban L. Carosus

Arlene Emily A. Cuaresma
MA in Educational Management

Dr. Lolita L. Dangoy
Doctor of Philosophy major in Teaching Elementary Subjects

Mrs. Noemi A. Digal
MA in Education in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Mrs. Noreen B. Escabarte

Mrs. Jacquelyn M. Flores

Ms. Carlota I. Glovasa

Mrs. Emelinda F. Llido

Mrs. Fritziel P. Orcullo

Mrs. Judelyn P. Patayon

Mrs. Reinelda C. Rafiñan

Mr. Joseph Rey P. Rances

Mr. Wilfredo A. Rulida

Mrs. Vanessa Joy M. Sarigumba

Mrs. Ma. Claribel S. Sumampong
MA in Education in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Mr. Celso V. Tabaranza
MA in Teaching Mathematics

Ms. Jeremy B. Vega


Mrs. Joyceme A. Rasonabe

Ms. Marnny L. Ednalig


Mrs. Shiela Mae O. Cubio

Mr. John Dave J. Seloveres

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Student Organizations

School clubbing is part of the departmental program in developing the holistic approach of the pupils in Holy Name University. It aims to boost interest of the pupils and provide them with activities to cater to their multiple intelligences. 

A. Grade School

  1. Special Organizations. These organizations are recommended by the Department of Education and the SVD Community.  These include Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Knights of the Altar, Penmasters, Broadcasting and Supreme Pupil Government.  Collectively, they train pupils to develop effective leadership and useful citizenship.

  2. Academic organizations. These groups are designed to serve as a venue for pupils to exhibit and develop God-given talents in their specific area of academic interest.  These organizations include Booklovers, Math Wizards and Young Scientists.

  3. Kinesthetic Organizations. These clubs focus more on activities that will enhance students’ mental and motor coordination. The Body Movers, Ballers/Sports (volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton), Board Masters and Tang-Soo-Do are organizations which aim for such.

  4. Knacks. This is a collective term for the organizations which pay attention to the pupils’ creative expressions.  These organizations may focus on dancing, singing, visual art making, acting, art and craft photo shooting, and cooking.  There are groups called Artisans, Homemakers, Glee, Speech and Dramatics, Visual Arts, Young Photographers and  Young Puppeteers.
  5. Religious Organizations. These organizations lead pupils to become evangelizers of God’s word by preaching through their deeds, getting involved in prayers, religious activities, and devotional works of mercy. These include Children of Mary Immaculate and Youth for Christ.

 B. Junior High School

  1. Special Organizations. These are groups which fulfill key responsibilities in the full operation of the secondary education.  These organizations are mandated by the Department of Education. Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Heights Gazette (the official publication of the department) and Supreme Student Government are in this category.

  2. Academic Organizations. These are groups inspired by the content courses offered in secondary education.  They organize activities which enhance the knowledge and skills learned in their respective classrooms.  These include Young Historians Club, Samahan ng mga Batang Broadcasters, Mathematics Club, Young Instrumentalists’ Club, Kapisanan ng mga Public Speakers, Filipino Club, Young Scientists’ Club, Young Entrepreneurs Club, Writers’ Guild and Click Club.

  3. Kinesthetic Organizations. These organizations are intended for students who love sports and are athletes themselves.  They organize trainings that will develop their skills to perform best in their chosen sport.  Clubs dedicated for players of chess, badminton, basketball, badminton, and volleyball belong to this category.

  4. Artistic Organizations.  These groups hone students’ creative expressions in various forms.  Dramatics Club, Glee Club, Dance Club, Young Photographers, Robotics, Homemakers’ Club organize activities which develop acting, singing, dancing, photography, creating robotic pieces and cooking skills respectively.

  5. Religious Organizations. These organizations lead pupils to become evangelizers of God’s word by preaching through their deeds, getting involved in prayers, religious activities, and devotional works of mercy.  These include Mission Club, Columbian Squires, Knights of the Altar, Youth for Christ and Children of Mary Immaculate.

 C. Senior High School

  1. Special Organizations. These organizations are recommended either by the Department of Education or the SVD Community. Radio Broadcasting Organization, Red Cross Youth (RCY), Kapisanan ng mga Broadcasters ng HNU, Supreme Student Council, Knights of the Altar, Girl Scouts of the Philippines and Boy Scouts of the Philippines belong to this group.  Two other organizations are in this special category: The Scriptum, the official Senior High School student publication, and The Alliance of Young Speakers and Writers of Bohol, a product of the University’s partnership with Department of Information and Communication Technology.

  2. Academic Organizations. The student groups in this category initiate activities that reinforce the knowledge and skills they learned in the classroom. Co-curricular in nature, they engage their members to activities that develop their writing skills, speaking skills, mathematical abilities or potential.  The organizations under this category include Writer’s Guild, Campus Journalists’ Club, Science Club, Math Club, Environment Club, Young Entrepreneurs Club, Young Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (Young JPIAns), Young Advocates Club and Peer Facilitators’ Club.

  3. Religious and the Arts. These organizations include those which develop the students’ sense of evangelization as well as their creative expressions.  Mission Club, Instrumentalists/Music Ensemble, Glee Club, Ministry Arts and Crafts and Dramatics Club belong to this category.


Student Organizations Student Membership
a.Special Organizations  
Supreme Pupil Government  
KOA (Knights of the Altar)  
Patrol Leaders Council  
Ravine (School Paper Contributors)  
b. Academic  
Math Wizards  
Young Scientists  
c. Kinesthetic  
Body Movers  
Ballers / Sports (volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton)  
Board Masters  
d. Knacks  
Home Makers  
Speech and Dramatics  
Visual Arts  
Young Photographers  
Young Puppeteers  
COMI (Children of Mary Immaculate)

Grade 6 pupils with Teacher Noemi did their annual mangrove planting in Maribojoc on September 2019.

Dr. Prisciano S. Legitimas, Principal of the Basic Education Department, together with his faculty and staff gave slippers and school supplies to pupils in Cabilao, Loon on October 2019.

Mrs. Sheila Alturas, Coordinator of the Science Area, did her share in helping our mother earth in the annual outreach in Maribojoc.