Officials of the Muntinlupa City government and Department of Education (DepEd) launched the Tunasan National High School Thursday.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, together with Muntinlupa Schools Division Superintendent Dominico Idanan, led the inauguration ceremony of the high school located on Centennial Avenue in Brgy. Tunasan.
Also present were Dr. Rowena Ongtango of the Quality Assurance Division and supervisor-in-charge of Schools Division Office-Muntinlupa, Vice Mayor Temy Simundac, city councilors Atty. Raul Corro, Ivee Arciaga-Tadefa and Elliot Martinez, Rachelle Arciaga and Jeddi Presnedi.
The Tunasan National High School was formerly known as Muntinlupa National High School Tunasan Annex.
DepEd National Capital Region Director Wilfredo Cabral issued an order on Oct. 1 approving the request for Muntinlupa National High School Tunasan Annex to become an independent high school.
“After the evaluation of all the requirements submitted for the separation of Muntinlupa National High School Tunasan Annex from Muntinlupa National High School- Main into an Independent High School, this Office finds that the same is in order, in accordance with law and DepEd Order No. 40.s. 2014,” according to Cabral.
He added, “Accordingly, by virtue of the authority of this Office granted by Section 7 of Republic Act No. 9155 and DepEd Order No. 40. S. 2014, the separation of Muntinlupa National High School Tunasan Annex from Muntinlupa National High School-Main is hereby approved.”
The name Tunasan National High School was approved by the Muntinlupa City Council through Resolution No. 2021-254 approved last August.
Currently, the high school has 8,000 students and is headed by Principal Ador Querubin.