The 3rd year student's of MOGCHS designed this site to give
the viewers idea what is MOGCHS about?
Mogchs is the oldest school found at the heart of the City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan
de Oro City.I think the estimated number of students from SY 2007-08 is about 8,400.
Our respected principal, Mr. Pedro H. Montejo has a lot of problems to cope up from this school year. I think, his
no.1 priority in this school year is to provide infrastructures for the students. Next to it will be the discipline. Some
students are joining fraternities that might involve such cases that might ruin the name of MOCGHS. In this case, this people
should be disciplined by the school and also from their respected homes. MOGCHS is located in the heart of the City of Cagayan
de Oro, a total area of 7.3629 hectares. Present assessment of such area indicates the land area to extend from the north
side of MOGCHS, which is the Pelaez Sports Center, to the Provincial Capitol area which form part of the provincial Government.
The Misamis Oriental
High School, now the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School, was founded through the initiative of the late Don
Apolinar Velez y Ramos, the first elected Governor of Misamis province that then composed the present provinces of Misamis
Oriental and Misamis Occidental. The school was formally inaugurated on December 15, 1909 with an impressive array of national
officials attending the ceremony, headed by American Governor-general William Cameron Forbes. The early high school courses included the intermediate
grades but in 1926, due to an increase in enrolment and lack of school buildings, the intermediate students were separated
from the high school administration. The
school had its first graduation in 1922. The first American Principal was Henry Smith, and the last was William Goldrich.
The first Filipino
principal was Simeon Vale (1928). On June 1, 1965, Republic Act 4247 converted the MOHS into a national high school to be
known as the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School. On July 1970, late afternoon classes under the auspices of the provincial Government
and continued up to school year 1981-82. However, the Schools Division Superintendent of Misamis Oriental, strongly recommended
the conversion of the said school into a Provincial High School, to be supported by the province. It is now known as the Misamis
Oriental provincial High school (MOPS), late afternoon classes, occupying the same school site as MOGCHS. In 1990-91, MOPHS
was transferred to Balingasag. The
first alumnus Principal was Mr. Francisco C. Galarrita. He was followed by Mrs. Nenita Ilg. Dael, Mr. Pedrito D. Acac, Mrs.
Angela M. Paler, and Mr. Maximo L. Natindim, Jr. (2nd alumnus principal. The present Principal, Mr. Pedro H. Montejo,
continued pooling resources and made strong representations with outside linkages for infrastructure and other development
facilities to maintain the school’s premier standing. The unique identity of the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive
High School made it the biggest high school in the Division of Misamis Oriental. Besides being the oldest (founded 1909),
it is strategically located in the heart of the city of Cagayan de Oro, thus its populace is generally coming from the city.
The increasing number of enrollees was seen not much of an advantage. The common problems of public education were observed
from the shortage of chairs to deteriorating quality of education.However, despite its weaknesses, the school is still trying
to support and commit to the DepEd’s thrusts and programs as well as taking every opportunity offered by different stakeholders,
and has thus become known as “the
home of the champions.”
A Defender of the Poor Don Apolinar Velez was born on Jan 23, 1865, in Cagayan,
Misamis. He is the son of Blas Velez and Saturnina Ramos. He was educated at Fra. R. Zueco’s private school of Attorney Leoncio Roa, and S. Jis de Ortega’s
1884, he was a clerk in the office of the court of first instance of Misamis. From 1886 to 1891, he held the positions of
oficial de mesa, interpreter, and defensor depresos pobres. Previous to that time, he held the post of second lieutenant of infantry
of the Spanish army, and was decorated with the Medalla de Mindanao.In 1898, he was made chief of the division of justice of the provincial
council of the Revolutionary Government two years later, he was promoted to the rank of major of the revolutionary army and
chief of the battalion “El Mindanao.” From 1901 to 1906, Don Apolinar Velez held the post of provincial secretary after which he was elected governor
of Misamis for two terms. During
the 1928 election, in response to the demands of his sympathizers, he ran for the post of municipal president of Cagayan,
and was easily elected. He ran for the position of member of the provincial board last June and was elected to hold office
for the next three years Don Apolinar spends his leisure hours playing chess or billiard, or reading books. He plays the piano,
like everybody else in the family. He married Leona Chaves y Roa on May 10, 1887, thus joining two of the biggest families
MOGCHS envisions to being a strong institution, producing values-oriented
students, who commit to the development of Culture of Excellence.
Guided by this vision, this school shall lead in the implementation
of DepEd’s curricular programs for quality and relevant education to develop responsible citizens capable of improving
quality of life and meeting the needs of society which MOGCHS shall realize through excellence of instruction in a nurturing
and caring environment.
SOME GOALS OF MOGCHS AND OBJECTIVES OF SY 2005 - 2007
The school shall endeavor to achieve the following goals and
objectives for SY 2005-2007, namely
||1. Conduct remedial/enrichment program to
reduce by 5% the number of disabled readers and slow learners.|
||2. Train about 99% of the teachers in the
implementation of RBEC.|
||3. Provide by about 95% the needed basic
physical and instructional materials.|
||4. Assure by 90% the sustainability of the
DepEd Computerization Program.|
||5. Involve, by about 95%, the school community
to make the institution an effective Leader School.|
||6. Establish up to 95% the equality linkages
for smooth school operation.|
Secondary School Principal
: Mr. Pedro H. Montejo
Head Teacher IV (English):
Mrs. Vicenta B. Apepe
Head Teacher V (AP):
Mr. Miguel B. Virtudazo
Head Teacher III
(Science): Mrs. Olga C. Alonsabe
Head Teacher III
(Filipino): Mrs. Rhodora L. Gallares
Head Teacher III
(TLE): Mr. Sinforoso R. Montil, Jr.
OIC - Head Teacher
( MAPEH): Mrs. Cora Villorente
OIC- Head Teacher
(Math): Mr. Nelson Absin
OIC- Head Teacher
(EP): Mrs. Cornelia B. Paje
Mr. Silverio M. Paclar
Unit Auditor :
Evangelista L. Mansilla
President : Kgd. Jose Pepe P. Abbu
General PTA President
: Mr. Rogelio “Jigs” Jaraula Jr.
SOME OUTSTANDING PERSONALITIES:
DON APOLINAR R. VELEZ
Once a governor of Misamis
comprising of what
known today as Mis. Or.
and Mis. Occ. He is the
ERASMO B. DAMASING
Class Veledictorian of 195 3
District Cagayan de Oro City
HON. HOMOBONO A. ADAZA
A Graduate and
Valedictorian of Class '52
Former Governor & Assemblyman of Mis. Or.
HON. REUBEN CANOY
Graduate and Valedictorian of
Former City Mayor of Cag. de Oro
and Assemblyman of
BRG. GEN. ALFREDO S. OLANO. RET
The only alumnus to become
Brig. Gen. of the Philippines
HENRY R. CANOY
The only alumnus who has
established a Radio Broad. Company
Radio Min. Network Company.
Valedictorian of Class '40
ATTY. ERNESTO TAMPARONG
alumnus to become a
Dean of the College of Law &
1st Dean of Commerce Xavier
Cagayan de Oro City
HON. CONSTANTINO G. JARAULA
Congressman, Lone District of
Chair of the Com. of Agri. in the
House of Represent.
HON. FELINO NERI
alumnus who became
Philippine Ambassador to Japan,
Past Undersecretary of
Foreign Affairs &
a Con-Con delegate
ATTY. AQUILINO PIMENTEL SR.
1st Alumnus who became City Fiscal
He is the Father of the Former
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr.
HON. PEDRO MELENDEZ
only alumnus signatory of the
Constitution of the Philippine in his
capacity as delegate of Bukidnon.
The only alumnus to become
Principal of MOGCHS
|WELCOME TO MOGCHS " THE HOME OF THE CHAMPION'S "
of MOGCHS " The Home Of The Champion's "
The Misamis Oriental High School, now the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High
School was founded through the initiative of the late Don Apolinar Velez Y. Ramos, the first elected governor of Misamis Oriental
and Misamis Occidental. At the time, only primary education could be obtained in Cagayan de Misamis. After the 4th grade,
students had to go either in Manila or to Cebu to continue their studies. Consequently, only the wealthy could send their
children to these places and the poor had no opportunity to pursue their studies. This, Governor Velez sought to remedy by
putting up the first secondary school in Misamis Province. So he went to Manila the set of then highly centralized Insular
Government and conferred with the education officials and finally had an audience with the American Governor-General- William
Cameron Forbes. The Governor however, agreed to release only P16, 000.00 for this project estimated to cost P32, 000.00 with
the province raising the half or a counterpart fund and setting up a sizeable site for the school building and athletic field.
After almost three years of intensive fund campaign Governor
Velez was able to put up the first building in the present site of the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School.
The site is located in Lot No. 426, Cad. 387, Case 2, Cagayan Cadastre with a total area of 73, 629 hectares.
On the north and northeast side of the building where the
Pelaez Sports Center now proudly stands where the vegetable gardens which were owned by several families- the Abrios, Caballeros,
Corrales, Dalmans, Damiles, Galans, Mabulays, Pacaliogas, Ralutos, Salusos, Raypons, Saarenas, Tabiques, Velez and Yabuts.
They sold their lots for a very low price as their contribution to the project to Ex-Judge Nicolas Capistrano who did not
hesitate to exchange the whole area with a less valuable lot in Agusan, Misamis Oriental.
was formally inaugurated on December 15, 1909 with the impressive array of national officials attending the ceremonies. The
prominent guests included the American Governor-General William Cameron Forbes, Speaker Sergio Osmena Sr, Hon. Manuel L. Quezon
of Tayabas, Hon. Jose Clarin of Bohol, Hon. Manuel Tinio of Nueva Ecija, Hon. Dionesio Jacosalem of Cebu and Tomas Earshaw
Classes were opened for the intermediate grades and for first year high school. The second,
third and fourth year classes were added as soon as funds becomes available. The First Filipino teachers in the intermediate
grades were Esperanza Roa Ongpin and Juanita Fenandez -Neri. The School had its first graduation in 1922 with Pilar Gaerlan,
Laureana Rabe - Canoy, Milagros Roa Solidium. Messrs Francisco Abejay, Sotero Bacas, Roque Chavez, Ernesto Fernandez, Daniel
Gallarita, Clemente Galindo, Pedro Pimentel, Federico Roa and Juan Uriarte as the fist graduates. The early high school course
included the intermediate grades but in 192, due to an increase in enrolment and lack of school building, the intermediate
students were separated from the high school administration.
American educators charted its course
during the years of American colonization but later on they turned over this responsibility to the Filipinos. These were the
Principals who provided leadership and guidance by their administration.
Numbers of Teachers: 199
Teacher I 16
Teacher II 6
Head Teachers 8
School Principal IV 1
school caters to students from all walks of life and almost all are from rural and urban barangays of Cagayan de Oro City.
of June 2003, enrolment data as follows:
Year Level No.
of Sections Population
Year 36 2360
Year 37 2359
Year 29 2438
Year 30 1243
Department Heads: Mrs.
Vicenta B. Apepe (English)
Miguel B. Virtudazo (AP)
Alicia J. Abao (MAPEH)
Jose J. Alonsabe (Science)
Olga C. Alonsabe (OIC, EP)
Virginia A. Buana (Math)
Rhodora L. Gallares (Filipino)
Sinforoso R. Montil Jr. (TLE)
General PTA President: Mr.
Rogelio "Jigs" Jaraula
Alumni Association President: Kgd. Jose Pepe P. Abbu
SBO President: Rene
Alonsabe Ogatis (Batch 2003-2004)
1. Adelfo S. Abne 10.
Danilo L. Fernandez
2. Erwin L. Abragan 11.
Ernessa M. Hambre
3. Eden Gloria G. Adajar 12.
Jessica M. Kaamiño
4. Pedro L. Agbu, Jr. 13.
Edgar G. Magallanes
5. Aida C. Amanse 14.
Silverio M. Paclar
6. Eduardo K. Amper 15.
Camilo P. Salido
7. Irma A. Baguio 16.
Nonelito L. Ubarco
8. Grace E. Daculiat 17.
Melchor F. Visaya
9. Eleuteria C. Dael 18.
Althaea C. Barrameda
|1 - 30 National
Science Club Month|
|17 - Regional Science
|23 - Division Super
|30 - School Level
|7 & 14 Math
|8 - School Intramurals|
|20 - 21 2nd quarter
|24 - 28 Five day
|1 - All Saints Day
|4 - Launching of
Values Ed Month|
|18 - English Daze/Bookfair|
|30 Bonifacio Day
|17 - Christmas Vacation
|1 New Year's Day
|4 Resumption of
|19 - 20 3rd Quarter
|15 - 17 National
Intel Philippines Science Fair|
|20 - 24 National
Schools Press Conference|
|23 - 24 Final Examinations
4th year level|
|30 - 31 Final Examination
1st - 3rd year|
|31 Last Day of Classes|
|3 - 7 Year-end Review
|8 Parent - teacher
National Science Club Month Celebration
(Sponsors: YES-O, YSEC, SFC)
Intel Philippines Science Fair
Information Campaign - "Iwas
Technology-based Painting Contest
Search for Mr/Miss Ambassador and Ambassadress
for the Youth for Environment in School Organization (YES-O)
Journey of Science Exhibits at MPSC Science
Centrum, Cagayan de Oro City
Culminating Program/Awarding Ceremony
Division level IPSF
STEAG Energy Quiz
Search for Innovative Teacher