By Sheila M. Allong
The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus, with the initiative of the Gender and Development Committee, embarked on gender and development (GAD) as one of its priority programs for this year.
One of the gender and development-related activities organized was a Reproductive Health Seminar entitled “Cervical Cancer: Decreasing the Burden” with Dr. Concepcion Damaso-Rayel as the resource speaker. This took place on October 1, 2014 at the PSHS-SMC Mini-auditorium and was attended by all the school’s personnel.
Then on November 3-5, 2014, a series of GAD-anchored events were realized and conducted at Grand Men Seng Hotel, Magallanes Street, Davao City, in response to the institution’s need for capability development on gender mainstreaming. The first one was the Training and Workshop on Gender Sensitivity wherein the resource speaker, Ms. Marita Castillo-Pimentel from Mirriam College, made the PSHS-SMC personnel take part in different gender sensitivity exercises such as “Understanding gender in WE”, “Gendered senses”, and “Valuing gender in our work: The 24 hr work-plan”.
To offer on a free scholarship basis a secondary courses
with special emphasis on subjects pertaining to the sciences with the end in view
of preparing its student for a science career.
The Philippine Science High School was established under Republic Act 3661 otherwise known as the PSHS Charter. On February 5, 1986, Executive Order No. 1090 wa approved establishing the Mindanao and Visayan Campuses of the Philippine Science High School
The mandate is to offer free scholarship to students with aptitude in the Sciences and Mathematics with the purpose of preparing them for a science career. Although the school emphasizes the best instruction in Sciences and Mathematics, it also provides a well-rounded curriculum that gives thorough attention to all aspects of the scholars academic, physical, and social development.
The Philippine Science High School Mindanao Campus (PSHS-MC) was formally opened on July 8, 1988. It was temporarily housed in the rented facilities of the Philippine Coconut Authority in Bago Oshiro, Davao City during its initial two and a half years of operation. On December 28, 1990 PSHS-Mindanao Campus settled on its permanent site at Sto. Nino, Tugbok District, Davao City. PSHS-MC later became PSHS Southern Mindanao Campus.
With the approval of Republic Act No. 8496 based on House Bill No. 9800 and later amended by R.A. No. 9036, the PSHS has evolved into a system in 1998 mandating the establishment of a PSHS campus for every region. The PSHS System is headed by the Executive Director.
At present there are sixteen (16) existing PSHS Campuses, namely:
1. PSHS Main Campus in Diliman, Quezon City (1964);
2. Southern Mindanao Campus in Davao City (1988);
3. Western Visayas Campus in Jaro, Iloilo City (1993);
4. Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte (1996);
5. Cagayan Valley Campus in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (1998);
6. Bicol Region Campus in Goa, Camarines Sur (1998);
7. Central Mindanao Campus in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte (1998);
8. llocos Region Campus in San IIdefonso, lIocos Sur (2003);
9. Central Visayas Campus in Argao, Cebu (2006);
10. Central Luzon Campus in Clark, Pampanga (2009);
11. Cordillera Administrative Region Campus in Baguio City (2009);
12. SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus in Brgy. Paraiso, Koronadal City (2013);
13. Caraga Region Campus in Ampayon, Butuan City (2014);
14. CALABARZON Region Campus in Brgy. Sampaga, Batangas City;
15. MIMAROPA Region Campus in Brgy. Rizal, Odiongan, Romblon;
16. Zamboanga Peninsula Region in Brgy. Olingan, Dipolog City
To offer on a free scholarship basis a secondary courses with special emphasis on subjects pertaining to the sciences with the end in view of preparing its student for a science career.
Mission and Vision
We are the leading science high school in the Asia Pacific region preparing our scholars to become globally-competitive Filipino scientists equipped with 21st century skills and imbued with the core values of truth, excellence, and service to nation.
The Philippine Science High School, operating under one System of Governance and Management, provides scholarships to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics.
The PSHS System offers an education that is humanistic in spirit, global in perspective and patriotic in orientation. It is based on a curriculum that emphasizes science and mathematics and the development of well-rounded individuals.
The PSHS System prepares its students for careers in Science and Technology and contributes to nation building by helping the country attain a critical mass of professionals and leaders in Science & Technology.