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Like a healthy tree planted on rich soil, enrollment continued until the host campus could no longer accommodate the increasing student population. This prompted Mrs. Purification Aranda, principal of Las Piñas National High School and Mrs. Ma. Luisa Santos.....
The Las Piñas East National High School traces its roots in 1986, when the principal of CAA Elementary School, Mr. Floro Zapanta, opened the door of his school to house the high school students. He started it with two first year sections and a second year section whose classes were held in the evening after the dismissal of the elementary students.
Like a healthy tree planted on rich soil, enrollment continued until the host campus could no longer accommodate the increasing student population. This prompted Mrs. Purification Aranda, principal of Las Piñas National High School and Mrs. Ma. Luisa Santos, head of the Guidance Services of the same school, to appeal to their municipal mayor, Honorable Rosalino Riguera, for a school site. This triumvirate worked very hard in negotiating a school site at Verdant Acres Subdivision in Pamplona 3. The noble endeavor paid well for a resolution, Resolution No. 116.89 series of 1989, was adopted by the municipal officials segregating the 4,000 sq.m open space located in the said subdivision to be the site of a new public high school. The construction of a 10-classroom, 2-story building marked the birth of Las Piñas East National High School.
To start running a new school is to start running a new system, and this has never been easy. With the construction of an initial school building came more concerns. To be able to hold classes the coming school year, the school still had to compete installing facilities and systems necessary for holding classes. Electric systems were yet to be installed, comfort rooms still had to be built, and the building was yet to be painted. There was no budget necessary for all of these to be accomplished. The mayor of Las Piñas then appropriated Ph100,000 for the construction of the comfort rooms and another Ph56,000 for the installation of an electrical system. After completing the needed tasks, the school finally opened its doors for high school students for school year 1990-1991. The noble endeavor of the people behind the birth of the school did not go in vain for the school remained truthful to its duty to the community. In February 1992, the school was grated its independence funded by the local government. In 1997, after hurdling all challenges that a public high school could possibly meet, the Department of Education recognized the school’s accomplishments and was given the national status in its operation.
Guided by its vision to accomplish its mission, the Las Piñas East National High School remains faithful to its call to provide quality education for all, to be able to produce students who will become strengths and pride of the Filipino society.