|Written by ronald mayari|
|Monday, 20 September 2010 13:37|
Valenzuela, as it is known today used to be called the old town of Polo, which was then an integral part of the province of Bulacan. A Living witness to this is the historical arch called "Arkong Bato" that separated the Rizal province from the province of Bulacan. This Landmark signified the entrance to the north of Luzon as commuters passed through the coastal road built by the Spaniards.
The name of Valenzuela (now a city) was derived from a well known revolutionary hero named Dr. Pio Valenzuela, in recognition for his exemplary contribution in helping Filipinos attain freedom during the Spanish war that started around 1896.
Enhanced by its rich history, coupled with great endeavors and determination, the people of Valenzuela in its entirety can be likened to a proud eagle with its wings widely spread, soaring to greater heights to attain the pinnacle of its development. Its local leaders for sometime thought that progress could be fast tracked, hence Polo was divided into two towns through an Executive Order No. 401 that was signed by the then Philippine President Carlos P. Garcia on July 21, 1960. The new town of Polo comprised the barangays on the northern part namely Poblacion, Palasan, Arkong Bato, Pariancillo Villa, Balangkas, Mabolo, Coloong, Malanday, Bisig, Tagalag, Rincon, Pasolo, Punturin, Bignay and Dalandanan. The new town of Valenzuela comprised the southern barangays: Karuhatan, Marulas, Malinta, Ugong, Mapulang Lupa, Canumay, Maysan, Paso de Blas, Bagbaguin and Torres Bugallon (now Gen. T. de Leon)
After three years of administrating the two towns, however, the local government and their respective constituents realized that a division of Polo and Valenzuela was ill advised and only resulted in underdevelopment instead of progress. Thus, in September 11, 1963, another law, Executive Order No. 46 was signed by then President Diosdado Macapagal; this declared the re-unification of the towns of Polo and Valenzuela, which led to the adoption of the name "Valenzuela" in respect to and to perpetuate the legacy of the great patriot, Dr. Pio Valenzuela. (Arenas, 2004)
During the Marcos administration, Valenzuela was taken from the province of Bulacan and Region 3 and was included in the created MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) and the NCR (National Capital Region) that cut its ties with the Division of Malolos and was included in the CAMANAVA, the Division of City Schools-Caloocan with other two towns included namely: Malabon and Navotas.
On June 1, 1994, the Division of Valenzuela, Malabon and Navotas was created along with other five divisions of NCR to correct imbalance in the supervisory control of the Division Superintendent as well as its closer coordination with the Local Government Units with Dr. Luis R. Santos as its first Schools Division Superintendent. The Division Office is located at the Marulas Central School Compound, Pio Valenzuela St., marulas, Valenzuela City.
The retirement from the office of Dr. Santos, opened the doors to Ms. Rosalinda Tongco, the then Asst. Schools Division Superintendent who was designated Officer-In-Charge in the Office of the Schools Division Superintendent from August 20, 1998 until February 2, 1999, the time she was appointed Schools Division Superintendent of the Division of City Schools-Pasay.
Dr. Victoria Q. Fuentes was appointed Schools Division Superintendent of the Division of VALMANA on February 3, 1999. On October 8, 2001, the Division of City Schools, Malabon and Navotas was created resulting to the designation of Dr. Nenita S. Rivera, the then Assistant Schools Division Superintendent as the Officer-In-Charge in the Office of the Superintendent. Dr. Andres M. Leabres was designated Officer-In-Charge in the office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent in the DCS-Valenzuela.
Dr. Aquilina S. Rivas was appointed Schools Division Superintendent in lieu of the transfer of Dr. Fuentes to the Division of City Schools-Quezon. She finally ended her service as superintendent of DCS-Valenzuela on August 12, 2004, the date of the appointment of DR. ALMA BELLA O. BAUTISTA, our present Schools Division Superintendent.
Right after Dr. Alma Bella O. Bautista's retirement as the Schools Division Superintendent on Aug. 05, 2007, Dr. Joel T. San Luis took over on September 23, 2007 as Officer-In-Charge of DepEd-Valenzuela as was finally appointed as Schools Division Superintendent on August 20, 2008.
Exactly on the first day of July, a warm welcome from the Division Personnel, Promotional Staff and the Principals has been thrown to appreciate the transfer assignment of the Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Flordeliza R. Mayari from Marikina to Valenzuela who is considered a genuine Valenzuelano.
Dr. Flordeliza R. Mayari is well-known to be a very dedicated, hard working, and a team player with efficient and effective management in education.
With her as the new Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd-Valenzuela, is a five-year plan of programs and development that would serve as a guide on her positive outlook to make every Valenzuelano Students Globally Competitive.
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