About the 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.

Dr. Prisciano Legitimas
Integrated Basic Education Department

Basic Education Department


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.

Academic Program


Dr. Prisciano Legitimas, LPT
Doctor of Management
Sheila B. Alturas, LPT, MA
Assistant Principal

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary School Subjects
Senior High School

Maria Liesle A. Dopeño, LPT, EdD
Doctor of Education
Integrated Language Area Coordinator
Jessie A. Fuentes, LPT, MA, Juris Doctor          
Math Area Coordinator
Science Area Coordinator

Jean J. Roy, LPT, PhD
Doctor in Administration and Supervision
TLE/HELE/MAPEH Area Coordinator
Fr. Charlton C. Plateros, SVD, RN    
Basic Education Chaplain
CL/ESP Area Coordinator
Araling Panlipunan Area Coordinator              
Maria Fe Evelyn L. Tampos, LPT, RN
Master of Arts in Education
Student Activity Program Coordinator
Cirila L. Capili, LPT
Prefect of Discipline

Grade School Faculty

Rey Acaso, LPT

Felicidad Auxtero, LPT

Christine Abigail Aya-ay, LPT

Jackelyn Baliano, LPT

Jisselle Barrete, LPT, MA

Charlie Batingal, LPT

Jeziel Besinga, LPT

Grace Ann Budiongan, LPT

John Vincent Budiongan, LPT

Noemi Digal, LPT, MA

Mia Geonzon, LPT

Victoria Jaum, LPT, MA

Jenefer Lebios, LPT

Riezy Mahinay, LPT

Rufino Ocon, LPT, MA

Niña Samantha Pajo, LPT

Jessel Salazar, LPT

Celso Tabaranza, LPT, MA

Geraldine Tañeza, LPT


Teacher Assistants

Arnel Alturas

Carme Bucag, LPT


Junior High School Faculty

Adelwisa Adaptar, LPT

Bernadita Agbayani, LPT

Cenon Agbayani, Jr., LPT, Doctor in Technology Management

Daisy Jane Asas, LPT

Maria Gemma Auman , LPT

Restituto Balabat, LPT, Doctor in Educational Management

Temistocles Bongcac, LPT, Master of Arts in English

Marianne Bueno, LPT

Gellie Ann Castro, LPT

Winica Cagas, LPT, Master of Arts in Teaching  Mathematics

Junie Castigon, LPT

Esteban Carosus, LPT

Cecilia Cordova, LPT, NC II in Cookery

Vilea  Cornell, LPT

Arlene Emily Cuaresma, LPT, Master of Arts in Educational Management

Lolita Dangoy, LPT, Doctor in Educational Management

Noreen Escabarte, LPT, Trainer Methodology in Cookery

Jacquelyn Flores, LPT, Trainer for Events Management

Carlota Glovasa, LPT

Emelinda Llido, LPT

Analie Manliguez, LPT, RN, Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary School Subjects

Fritziel Orcullo, LPT

Judelyn Patayon, LPT, NC II in Cookery

Gilda Quindica, LPT

Reinelda Rafiñan, LPT

Joseph Rey Rances, LPT

Wilfredo Rulida, LPT

Vanessa Joy Sarigumba, LPT

Ma. Claribel Sumampong, LPT, Master of Arts in Computer Education

Ma. Fe Evelyn Tampos, LPT, Master of Arts in Education

Jeremy Vega, LPT

Sabrina Visaya, LPT         


Senior High School Faculty


Full Time

Claro V. Apale, BSEd MAPEH

Ma. Odeza Bornea, BSEd Filipino

Crissa Jane Catam-isan, BSEd Mathematics

Fe Conui, MA Filipino                                        

Maria Carmen Decierdo, PhD EM; PhD ELT

Giselle Marie Fabuna, BSEd Filipino

Jesus Gam, Jr., MAED ReEd (CAR)     

Le Alberthy Hordista, MA Computer Science; MA SpEd

Epifania Jabines, MBA

Allan Janiola, AB Philosophy

John Erieco Javier, BS IT

Arniel Lapore, BSEd Mathematics

Cherry Maniwang, MAEd ELT; MA CDDS

Juan Mascarinas, AB Philosophy

Alexis Millanar, BS Nursing

Ruby Ann Marie Ocular, BSEd English

Eli Adel Pague, BSC Management

Clarita Pajo, MAEd Sciences

Ma. Thesageen Sarabia, MA Public Administration

Ace Uy, MA Mathematics


Part Time

Christian Angelo Alcala, BSED English 

Silvino Anosa, BS Accountancy      

Glenda Cabatic, BS Gen. Science

Gladys Dahab, BSED English

GN Lebumfacil, BS Business Ad            

 Xiaofang Liu, MA Chinese Literature

Research and Publications

Occupational Stress Levels and Licensure Status of Online ESL Teachers (Published)
Andoy, Christine Abigail A.
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research ISSN: 2455-5746;
Impact Factor: RJIF 5.34 Received: 02-11-2019; Accepted: 03-12-2019 www.alleducationjournal.com Volume 5; Issue 1; January 2019; Page No. 08-12

Schema-Based Instruction in Mathematics Problem Solving
(Unpublished, Presented)
Cagas, Winica J.

Proficient-Novice Learning Partnership in the Teaching of Mathematics (Unpublished, Presented)
Tabaranza, Celso V.

Student Organizations

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 x  
Young Photographers  
Young Puppeteers  
COMI (Children of Mary Immaculate)