|Camiguin Congressman Pedro P. Romualdo|
THE Senate on June 06, 2012 approved on second reading a bill which would establish a national high school in barangay Poblacion in the municipality of Mahinog.
The approval came after the Senate Commitee on Education, Arts and Culture chaired by Senator Edgardo J. Angara and Committee on Finance chaired by Senator Franklin M. Drilon submitted its joint committee report recommending its "approval without amendment" on the bill.
In his sponsorship speech of House Bill No. 547, Camiguin Congressman Pedro P. Romualdo said the clamor for a national high school in the Poblacion came from parents, community leaders and young students in the past years.
“Many families were not able to send their kids in the past years to pursue high school education due to dwindling and limited family income,” Romualdo said.
“With the establishment of a Mahinog National High School II in barangay Poblacion, it is expected that more students will be given a chance to go back to school,” the solon added.
Romualdo told local officials that he hoped this bill will be approved on third reading during the third regular session of the 15th Congress.
The measure was approved by the Committee on Basic Education during the 14th Congress but was not taken up due to lack of time in the plenary.