At the Heart of Education
The City of Taguig is committed to enhancing the learning experience and improving access to quality education.
THINK BIG TAGUIG STAFF // 5 MIN READ
Published December 4, 2017
Education is one of the most important investments a city or country can make for its people and its future. Over the past several years, the City Government of Taguig has made this a cornerstone of its administration, prioritizing programs and initiatives which aim to improve access to quality education.
The city’s public schools continue to offer free education, from preschool to college levels. In addition, public school students receive free school uniforms, school bags, and school supplies.
Scholarships abound for private school students through the establishment of the Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-Need (LANI), and Taguig Learners’ Certificate (TLC) programs. As of 2017, over 49,254 LANI scholarships have been granted.
Several graduates of these programs have gone on to become board top-notchers and have contributed to the rise of the city’s National Achievement Test (NAT) ranking within Metro Manila, from 13th place in 2009 to 1st place in 2015.
New public schools such as Gat Andres Bonifacio Elementary School and Gat Andres Bonifacio High School have been created. Several elementary schools have also been converted to integrated schools: Taguig Integrated School, Napindan Integrated School, Kapt. Eddie T. Reyes Integrated School, and Palar Integrated School.
The city has continually upgraded public school facilities, through the creation of Computer-Assisted Learning System Laboratories, and the provision of air conditioning units in classrooms.
To cultivate the spirit of competitiveness and excellence among students, the city has sponsored student athletes to participate in the Divisional, Regional, and National Palarong Pambansa, and has even sent student players to competitions abroad. In 2017, students participated in the 13th International Math Competition and the FIRA RoboWorld Cup, where they honored the city’s support by returning with a harvest of medals and various awards.
Special education programs and projects have also been grounded on relevant advocacies. Among them include, Project DIMPLE (Dental Improvement and Medical Program for Local Education), Project E-SABAC (Electronic Students Anti- Bullying Program) which involved the installation of CCTV cameras in schools, and Project KALINGA (Kids Assistance and Local Intervention for Neglected, Gloomy and Absentee Pupils) to support the zero-dropout drive of DepEd.
The presence of private and international schools such as Treston International College, STI College, and International School Manila have presented new options and opportunities for students.
Post-graduate studies are also being offered by prestigious educational institutions such as De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines. The Taguig City University has also been cited by the Professional Regulation Commission as among the top performing schools in the country.
Recently, the Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (FAPSA) awarded the City of Taguig a plaque of recognition for its programs in improving the quality of education in the city. Inspired by such recognition, and by the remarkable achievements of its students and teachers, Taguig will continue to make strides in ensuring that education is available to all.
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