The Muntinlupa City government is aiming to establish a new national high school to serve more students.
Mayor Ruffy Biazon signed on Nov. 15 Resolution No. 2022-132 approved by the Muntinlupa City Council requesting Rep. Jaime Fresnedi “to sponsor a bill in Congress creating a new national high school in Sucat, Muntinlupa City.”
The creation of new schools needs a resolution from the city or municipal council and it should follow criteria set by the Department of Education. It will be evaluated by education committees before it is approved by the regional director.
According to the resolution, based on data by the Muntinlupa’s Division Office, the number of enrolled in public secondary schools in Muntinlupa totaled 31,926 as of Oct. 17. These are from the Muntinlupa National High School. Muntinlupa National High School-Annex, Tunasan National High School, Muntinlupa Science High School, Pedro E. Diaz High School, Muntinlupa Business High School and Muntinlupa Business High School-Sucat Annex.
“Muntinlupa City has a population growth rate of 1.58% based on the 2020 census of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and composed mainly of citizens who are qualified for secondary education, hence, a need to establish more schools to decongest existing schools thereby upgrade the quality of learning and instruction in our city,” according to the resolution.
It added that the establishment of an additional high school, to be known as Sucat National High School in Barangay Sucat “is in consonant with the 7K agenda under "Karunungan" of the Honorable Mayor Rozzano Rufino B. Biazon.”
“Under said agenda, the importance of education of as a means in achieving personal growth thus contributing to the country's development is being underscored by the administration,” it added.
The resolution stated that “the creation of an additional national high school to be known as Sucat National High School at Sucat, Muntinlupa City is the fruition of the commitment of the City Government to its constituency on its vision of ‘educated people embodied in the City's Vision.'”