27 Benguet principals pass test

La Trinidad – The Schools Division of Benguet produced 27 passers, 22 in the elementary level and 5 in the secondary level, in the 2017 Principals’ Test based on the results released on May 28, 2018 under DepEd Memorandum No. 93, s. 2018 through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD).


There were 103 qualified applicants in Benguet to the 2017 Principals’ Test nationwide, held last December 17, 2017, The passers are: Julie M. Albo-Atok; Edwin S. Ayangdan -Mankayan (Sec); Emily T. Bagayao-Bakun; Ardeshir A. Bedso-Bokod; Vilma B. Beliano-La Trinidad(Sec); Ferdinand T. Carantes-Itogon; Milbert B. Cocoy-Tuba; Nancy D. Costina-Itogon (Sec); Mack O. Dalay-on-Itogon (Sec); Cristobal E. Dinamling-Sablan, Carol C. Elis – Sablan; Dolores G. Fidel -Bakun; Emerson B. Hadsan-La Trinidad; Gloria A. Hilario -Bokod; Maryflor D. Hipol- Sablan; Noemi Mary C. Lenneng – Sablan; Mary Jane L. Leo – Tuba; Agnes B. Malinias – La Trinidad; Arnold L. Manio – Kabayan (Sec); Carmen G. Martinez – Buguias; Nobres L. Meno – Kabayan; Emerald S. Olsina – Tublay; Aida A. Pe – La Trinidad; Lavi C. Pistula – Sablan; Evelyn B. Sitam -Atok; Felomina T. Taplin – Tuba and Lorna V. Wallit-La Trinidad.

The passers were able to obtain the required rating of at least 70% in each of the three cluster domains consisted of two hundred (200) items as cluster 1 for School Leadership (SL) and Personal and Professional Attributes and Interpersonal Effectiveness (PPAIE) – 65 items; cluster 2 for Instructional Leadership (IL) and Creating a Student-Centered Learning Climate (CSCLC)- 65 items and cluster 3 for Human Resource Management and Professional Development (HRMPD), Parents Involvement and Community Partnership (PICP) and School Management and Operations (SMO) – with 70 items.

It can be recalled that DepEd Memorandum No. 174, s. 2017:”2017 Principals” Test”, states that an applicant must meet any of the following experience requirement such as: one year as Head Teacher or two years as Teacher InCharge or MasterTeacher , or five years as Teacher III or Special Education (SPED) Teacher or five years as incumbent public school teacher with five years of managerial and supervisory experience in a DepEd-recognized private institution or Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-recognized higher education institution.

Consistent with previous issuances, passers of this test shall form pool of qualifiers from which shall be drawn those who will undergo further training for Principalship and eventually be appointed to vacant Principal I positions after undergoing the selection process for promotion to a Principal I position



Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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