Cavite National High School

Cavite National High School


name = Cavite National High School
established = 1902
type = Public
principal = Victoria S.Galang Ed. D.
city = Cavite City
country = Philippines
colors = Gold & Maroon
website =|

Cavite National High School (Cavite High) is a Secondary High School located at the City of Cavite. It was established in 1902 and it is considered as one of the oldest national secondary schools in the country. Until now, it continues to serve the Caviteños need for education.


, suggested that High Schools be established in any nearby towns of Cavite, San Roque or Caridad and this was the concrete action taken by the government then.

The school was established on June 19, 1902 with 25 students mostly from the towns of Cavite, San Roque and Caridad. However, classes could not start because of (1) the prevalence of cholera, (2) the building which was in very bad condition and it needed repair very badly, (3) there were no desks, (4) the building was unsanitary because it was used as a pig pen, and (5) an old woman had just died there of cholera. Then Principal Sydney K. Michelle and Mr. Hammond H. Buck raised 100 pesos for the needed repairs. In July 1, 1902, the school became operational with 30 students. On September 1, it became 61 and in November, it became 80. Students were coming from different parts of the province.

In 1903, Cavite High School transferred to an old but spacious disputed government land where a Spanish hospital stands. Student population continued to increase and during the same year, a debating society was organized among the advanced students. Also, in 1904 and in 1905 respectively, a baseball team and a track and field team was established. The Supreme Court however ordered that the land be returned to the Catholic Church. Again, the school had to relocate at P. Gomez st. where the Spanish Provincial Governor used to reside. In 1908, the High School saw its first five graduates, four males and one female. In 1928, the school had to move to Caridad Preparatory before transferring to its present lot, a sprawling 6-hectare lot located donated by Caridad Estate of Cavite, Inc. through Mr. Hammond Buck who was engaged in the Bureau of Education prior to being engaged in real estate.

The 2-2 Plan, the new curriculum, was implemented during school year 1957-1958 under then Principal Jose T. Bernal. Back then, Junior and Senior High School students are given the choice whether they prefer vocational, college preparatory or an elective curriculum. Junior students are often sent to Cavite Naval Operating Base (Now Cavite Naval Base) for their On the job training in various industrial shops. They could choose either (1) Mechanical Repairs, (2) Machinery Operations, (3) Practical Electricity, (4) Welding, (5) Sheetmetal, (6) Shipfitter, (7) Pipefitter, and (8) Foundry. Boys underwent woodworking courses which were done in the school shop while Girls underwent hair science and dressmaking and design courses in the Home Economics Laboratory.

Republic Act No. 3694 converted Cavite High School into Cavite National High School as approved by then President Diosdado Macapagal on June 22, 1963. The budget appropriated for such purpose was P250,000.00. In school year 1973-1974, student population was 5,959 while there were 207 teachers and employees.

Already on its 104th year of operation, the school admits more than 1,500 new freshmen students from different elementary schools in the city as well as in neighboring towns. Present student population is almost 7,000 and there are more than 500 in the school's annex, Cavite National High School - Annex (Now Sangley Point National High School).

Official School Organs

The Caviteñan, Ang Caviteñan

Official School Organizations

Supreme Student Government SSG,Cavite National High School Drum and Lyre Corps,Cavite National High School Student Choir,CNHS Buffalo PEP Squad

Centenary Celebration

2002 marked the Centenary of Cavite National High Schools' founding. Various programs were set to commemorate this historic event.

*Kaeskwela mo An acquaintance party aiming to forge new friendships and partnerships across the different batches. It was held in September 15, 2001 at the Montano Hall.
*Bagong Gabaldon The restoration of the Main Building of the campus has been one of the top priority of the executive committee as part of commemorating the event.
*Sandaang Taon... A book that documents the glorious events that the school has experienced for the past 100 years.
*Mr. and Ms. CNHS A pageant who searches for students who embodies the ideals and thrusts of the institution.
*Gintong Kalabaw Awarding the Top 100 Excellent Alumni of Cavite National High School.
*Balik Cavite For those who spent long years away from the City of Cavite, the local government will treat them to various festivities like the Christmas Festival.
*Caviteño sa Junio A month long celebration by the local government to boost local tourism in the city. Activities include Philippine National Anthem Day, the 104th Independence Day anniversary, Pan de San Antonio (Cavite's Pan Fiesta), Cavite High Centenary, Regada 2002, San Juan Barrio Fiesta, the Birth Anniversary of Ladislao Diwa and the Feast of St. Peter the Apostle, all of which are events celebrated during the month of June.

Gintong Kalabaw

June 14, 2002, Malacañang Palace, Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo awarded the Top 100 Alumni of Cavite National High School with the Gawad Gintong Kalabaw award. Those who were present in the ceremony were the President, Education Secretary Raul Roco, Cavite Governor Erineo Maliksi and Representative Plaridel Abaya of the 1st District of Cavite at the Heroes Hall.

Two of the oldest alumni of Cavite National High School were also present and were awarded by the President. They were Maria Rizalina Bautista Poblete of Batch 1926 and Honorato Vega of Batch 1931.Along with them is Elmer Abueg, the President's Professor at the Ateneo de Manila University.

The Top 100 Alumni of Cavite National High School

*Juanita P. Abril (1955)
*Elmer A. Abueg, Ph.D. (1959)
*Renato A. Abutan (1974)
*Angeles N. Apuyan (1966)
*Reynaldo T. Aquino (1960)
*Francisco A. Arellano (1970)
*Ramil I. Badajos, MD., DPPS (1983)
*Reynante S. Banico (1972)
*Jesus I. Barerra (1975)
*Graciella A. Barzaga, M.D. (1959)
*Antonio A. Bautista, Jr. (1962)
*Atty. Rolando F. Baybay (1959)
*Mercelita R. Belostrino (1960)
*Venancio W. Borromeo (1986)
*Rudyard V. Bunda (1951)
*Dencito P.Campana (1961)
*Atty. Jose C. Campos, Jr. (1940)
*Paulo C. Campos, M.D. (1938)
*Ambrosio S. Capayas, Ed. D. (1947)
*Edward R. Caro (1949)
*Atty. Lauro V. Catipon (1949)
*Jovita S. Caymol (1939)
*Francisco C. Chua (1953)
*Myrna I. Consolacion (1962)
*Miriam Cosca Cruz, M.D. (1961)
*Isagani G. De Castro (1946)
*Jose A. Dela Rosa (1973)
*Audrey Luzell R. Dones (2001)
*Corazon L. Dones (1966)
*Carlos C. Ejercito (1960)
*Atty. Timoteo O. Encarnacion, Jr. (1960)
*Enrique R. Escalante, Ed. D. (1954)
*Amorsonia B. Escarda (1956)
*Joseph Patrick P. Estioco, M.D. (1994)
*Hernando B. Eusebio (1968)
*Rowel F. Famy (1980)
*Atty. Jovencio N. Fojas (1938)
*Marcelino Jr. R. Fojas, M.D. (1951)
*Atty. Eufracio C. Fortuno (1951)
*Atty. Angelita A. Gacutan (1958)
*Gaizka Garamendi (1957)
*Atty. Alfonso S. Garcia (1949)
*Eumelia Bautista Garcia, Ph.D. (1954)
*Federico M. Garcia (1960)
*Teodita Amelia G. Gautier, (1960)
*Ernesto T. Genuino (1939)
*Jasmin F. Gilera (1991)
*Teofilo G. Grepo (1939)
*Socoro B. Grey (1948)
*Leonora B. Guerrero, Ph.D. (1948)

*Reynard R. Guerrero (1971)
*Demetrio L. Ignacio (1969)
*Tagumpay R. Jardiniano (1952)
*Ramon D. Lallana, M.D. (1944)
*Jose C. Lamangan (1965)
*Brezhnev J. Larlar (1988)
*Atty. Reynaldo Laserna (1956)
*Jennifer T. Liguton (1966)
*Ricardo C. Liwag, M.D. FPOA, FPCS (1975)
*Emiliano L. Llamado, Jr. (1953)
*Perlita S. Luga (1961)
*Atty. Manuel Clamor Medina (1951)
*Rev. Fr. Virgilio S. Mendoza (1973)
*Dionisio C. Molina (1950)
*Dominador G. Nazareno, Jr. (1960)
*Dominador M. Nazareno, Sr. (1933)
*Eusebio M. Nazareno, D.M.D. (1937)
*Virginia A. Olaes (1940)
*Genevieve G. Paredes, Ph.D. (1970)
*Bernardo S. Paredes (1959)
*Encarnacion Q. Perez (1937)
*Roberto G. Permel, Col. PAF (Ret.) (1961)
*Rogelio C. Peyuan (1974)
*Ursula G. Picache, Ph.D. (1946)
*Amorante R. Plan (1944)
*Jose F. Poblete, MD. (1949)
*Pio F. Poblete, M.D. (1955)
*Rafael S. Poblete, M.D. (1961)
*Maria Rizalina R. Bautista-Poblete, M.D. (1926)
*Ramon T. Quilloy, Jr. (1964)
*Romeo G. Ramos (1976)
*Blesilda P. Raposa, Ph.D. (1976)
*James A. Relova (1961)
*Concepcion U. Reyes, Ed. D.(1948)
*Edgardo N. Reyes (1954)
*Nicolas Ricafrente (1963)
*Ester M. Ronquillo (1939)
*Teresita Mateo San Jose (1966)
*Mira D. Sinco (1951)
*Ramon Y. Sy (1948)
*Ofelia Castro Tablan, M.D. (1962)
*Alex B. Tirona, M.D. (1958)
*Jennifer Macaraig - Tolentino, D.M.D. (1985)
*Dionisio L. Torres (1968)
*Armado J. Tosco, Ed. D. (1973)
*Francisco P. Tranquillino, M.D., FPCP (1983)
*Commo. Alvin G. Urbi (1965)
*Atty. Emil G. Urbi (1962)
*Honorato O. Vega (1931)
*Rolando L. Villagas (1969)

Department Heads

*Math- Nenita K. Cervantes
*MAPEH- Carmen A. Mojica
*TLE- Christina Barrera
*Science- Teresita F. Rizalvo
*Social Studies- Melandro Saliba
*English- Virginia Incapaz
*Filipino- Rosario D.Manalac
*Values- Daisy B. Bautista

External links

* [ Cavite High School - Cavite National High School Centenary Website]
* [ Find old CNHS Teachers]
* [ Cavite National High School - Graduates of CNHS 1988 Website]
* [ Sangley Point National High School - SPNHS]
* [ Cavite Natioanl High School Student Choir Website]

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