June 23, 2024

More youth in Baguio City will be able to enjoy standard quality education after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the conversion of two high school annexes in Baguio City into independent national high schools.
The President signed Republic Acts 11623 and 11624, converting the Fort del Pilar and Hillside Annexes of the Baguio City National High School into independent national high schools, respectively.
Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, who authored both measures, said that he is pleased that the conversion of the Fort del Pilar and Hillside annexes has been signed into law in order to ensure that Baguio City’s youth enjoy a more inclusive access to quality education.
Go said that the high school annexes were created in order to support BCNHS’ increasing student population, which saw a total number of 8,257 enrollees in June 2019. However, with limited staff and resources, these schools are under-equipped to cater to more students from surrounding neighborhoods without sacrificing the quality of instruction and learning.
The Fort del Pilar annex has 778 students and 29 teachers, while the Hillside annex has 230 students and nine teachers.
Go said the schools will cater to students from surrounding barangays so they can have access to a national high school and relieve its mother school from the burden of overpopulation. – Press release