by: Harold V. Gallo

Former Campus Director Dr. Efren B. Mateo hailed Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus’ quest for excellence and service to its stakeholders in his speech during the 23rd Founding Anniversary commemoration of the school, August 23, 2019.

"Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see the obstacles as opportunities", said the former campus director from 2000 – 2007.

He likened PSHS–CVC as a tiny seed planted on the right soil (Nueva Vizcaya) nurtured by its faculty and staff, parents and stakeholders as it grew into a gigantic tree with extraordinary fruits.

He also recounted the challenges and struggles of the campus in its years of growing up into an achieving institution not only in the region but also in the entire country.

"The biggest challenge was to attract students", alluding to the state of the school when its classrooms and offices were still in the abode of Nueva Vizcaya State University.

According to him, the school was noticed and gained prominence in the academe through the trainings, capability building, encouragement of teachers to pursue graduate studies and winnings of students in the national and international levels.

"With the highly developed school facilities, highly qualified and competent teachers and fully supportive staff and administration, PSHS-CVC is now a dream school for every pupil. Entrance to Pisay is now extremely competitive ," he said.

He punctuated his speech by challenging the scholars to respond positively to the “academic ripples and disturbances’ and use the experiences to serve the country.

Dr. Mateo is the guest of honor of the school's commemoration of its 23rd Founding anniversary, which is on July 3, 2019.

Loyalty awards were also given to faculty and staff who rendered 15 and 20 years of service to PSHS-CVC during the commemoration.

The awardees for 15 years of service include, Harold V. Gallo, Leopoldo B. Bernal Jr, Gil P. de Luna, Gaudencio M. Natividad, and Russel Owen B. Viloria.

Alice C. Manuel , Zenaida T. Manzano and Girlmelyn A. Javier round up the awardees for 20 years of service.#