Pangantucan Community High School was established in 1968 by Fr. Frank Webster, SJ and Fr. Greg Horgan, SJ as a response to the need for a high school in Pangantucan. Fr. Robert Cunningham, SJ was its longest serving School Director.
SY 2020-21 student population – 991; approx. 25% indigenous youth. Enrollment profile: Junior HS – 780; Senior HS – 211. Academic tracks – accountancy and business management (ABM); horticulture (technology/ vocational/ livelihood TVL); science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM); humanities and social sciences (HUMSS).
President: Fr. Marlon Fabros, SJ
Chairman, Board of Trustees: Fr. Rene Tacastacas, SJ
School Principal: Mr. Bobby Comaling, Ed. D.
School Chaplain: Fr. Dario Miguel Saniel, SJ
Address: Overview Village, Poblacion, Pangantucan, Bukidnon
Telephone: 0917 811 0150
PCHS is the beneficiary of a 32 has. land donation from the Land Authority of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (formerly National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Administration or NaRRA), the sole purpose of which is the development of an agricultural school. Currently planted to adlay, corn and coffee, the school plans to continue developing its farm as an income-generating, sustainable agribusiness and, in partnership with the DA Agricultural Institute, as an agri-tech training center.
Ongoing improvements include the school canteen for sanitation and security. Planned building and infrastructure construction and improvement projects are school campus fences; Cunningham Building plumbing upgrade and refurbishing of AVR facilities; school building electrical upgrade; transfer of pedestrian and vehicle gates; new 5-classroom building; and, new dorm for IP students. The school admin is working on a loan program for employees in partnership with Land Bank in Maramag.
The province of Bukidnon is blessed with rich soil and a conducive climate for agriculture. Pangantucan owes its fertile soils to its location along the southern base of Mt. Kalatungan, an extinct volcano. It is a 1st class municipality with a population of 53,000, The indigenous peoples are of Talaandig, Manobo and Dumagat ethnicity. The local languages are Binukid, Manobo and Visayan. The modes of transport are buses, jeepneys, motorcycles. Access to electricity and telecommunications is limited in the hinterlands. Popular tourist destinations include Lake Nasipit and Migtambol Falls in Bgy. New Eden.
PCHS Agricultural School
PCHS is committed to promote sustainable agriculture among its youth as a means towards alleviating poverty through agriculture-inclined education. The school has recently entered into an agreement with the Central Mindanao University School of Agriculture (a CHED Center of Excellence) in the development of its agricultural program, a three-year plan. We aim to become a premier agricultural high school that produces graduates who are academically competent and conscientious, connected to the land and its resources, Christ-centered and culturally sensitive. The school has developed a 22 hectare farm that is currently planted to adlay grain, corn and coffee.
PCHS has benefited from the dedicated work and services generously provided by numerous volunteers, many among them from the Jesuits Volunteers Philippines (JVP):
We owe these selfless and heroic volunteers an enormous debt of gratitude.