ISPSC Tagudin Campus - College of Teacher Education
Address: National Highway, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
DR. HELEN C. ABELLA
Executive Dean and Campus Director
Remedios B. Obille, Ed. D. – Asso. Prof IV
Tessie L. dela Cruz, Ph.D. – Asso. Prof II
Ederlina M. Sumail, Ph. D. – Asst. Prof IV
Lito W.Binay-an – Asst. Prof IV
Yolanda L. Sered, MA – Asst. Prof III
Socorro B. Leonzon, MAEd – Asst. Prof III
Gemma B. Somera, MALT – Asst. Prof III
Joewe M. Tablada, MATPE – Asst. Prof III
Imelda N. Binay-an – Asst. Prof III
Daniel D. Dela Cruz, MAEd – Asst. Prof III
Antonio L. Barnachea – Asst. Prof II
Virginia C. Acosta – Asst. Prof II
Erlinda V. Barnachea,MAEd - Asst. Prof. II
Eduardo G. Lubina, MAEd – Asst. Prof I
Alberto F. Villanueva – Asst. Prof I
Corazon M. Alicias, MAEd – Asst. Prof I
Myrna F. Leal – Asst. Prof I
Shirley P. Palma, MST – Asst. Prof I
Zaida M. Cardenas, MAEd – Asst. Prof I
Germelina A. Bello - Asst. Prof I
Merlita U. Asistin, MAEd - Instructor III
Elizabeth C. Bataoey, MAEd - Instructor III
Milagros B. Callo - Instructor III
Amy S. Collado - Instructor III
Elizabeth C. Dela Pena - Instructor III
Femarie M. Capistrano - Instructor III
Tita D. Gabriel - Instructor III
Eleonor C. Gonzales - Instructor III
Romelia Laguardia - Instructor III
Olga S. Tresmanio - Instructor III
Emily M. Vizcarra, MATE - Instructor III
Joel C. Ferrer, MAEd - Instructor III
Agustin P. Cortes, Jr., MBA - Instructor I
Randolf C. Dinglasan, MPA - Instructor I
Ernest Padiwan, MAEd - Instructor I
Shanon La Madrid – Librarian
Alexander Ligawad – Registrar
Alex Galope – Nurse
Eduardo Villanos - Security Guard III
Remedios Larioza – Administrative Aide I
Fernando Lobendino - Driver
Rommel De Vera – Clerk
Leo Barnachea - Administrative Aide
Flory May Lobendino – Contractual
Ariel Attiw - Contractual
In June 1916, more than eighty three years ago, the people of Tagudin realized the need of putting up a high school. There was a kind of determination on the hearts of the Tagudinians to give their children a higher education, a strong desire for their children to have a better chance to contribute to the economic, social and civic progress of their family, town and country. There was a spirit of oneness and the parents felt a need to give their children a good high school education which was less expensive than sending them to far places like Manila, Baguio City, San Fernando City, La Union, Vigan, or other places which will offer secondary education. To the parents, thus putting up a high school will be a precious heirloom that their children and children’s children will forever treasure. Thus, the birth of the Tagudin High School (THS) in June 1916.The Tagudinians were then privileged to have its first and only municipal high school in the entire country.
Classes were organized in the first and second years and there were forty (40) enrollees in each year. Mr. Marcos B. Villanos was appointed as the first acting principal of the Tagudin HighSchool (THS) though he was the assistant supervising teacher of the Tagudin Elementary School. The classroom of the first year students was the house of Dona Melchora de Encarnacion while the second year classroom was the house of Don Atanacio Valencia.
Years passed and in 1923, the students were relocated and were housed in the old Sawali Elementary School which was located north of the Tagudin Town Hall. Because of the increasing enrollment, Tagudin High Schooll was moved to the new site in 1930. This new site was along the National Highway at the northwestern part of the town (now Quirino District). The school rested on a piece of land with an area of 2.7 hectares. This new school site was donated by philanthropic and civic-minded landowners of Tagudin under the leadership of Don Felipe Lorenzana, whose family owned vast tract of land. A four- room school building made of concrete and wood was constructed. It was in the year 1930 that THS became a complete high school and had its pioneer graduates of thirty-five students.
In 1941, when the World War II broke out, the school and its surrounding grounds were used as garrison by the Japanese Imperial Army and their collaborators. After the war, the school building was rebuilt with the aid of the people of the United States of America under the Philippines Rehabilitation Act of 1946. It was constructed during the administration of President Elpidio Quirino. It was fitting and proper to name this building after him – the Quirino Building. Later on, Tagudin High School became the Tagudin Provincial High School and its enrolment kept on increasing.
In 1968, Tagudin Provincial High School became a Comprehensive High School, by virtue of a bill sponsored by then Conressman Pablo Sanidad. The bill became a law under Republic Act 1477 and the school was named as Tagudin General Comprehensive High School (TGCHS). The Tagudin General Comprehensive High School was one of the five (5) big national high schools in Ilocos Sur and the only comprehensive high school in the province and it the first public school to be reached if one enters the second district of Ilocos Sur coming from the south.
The General Comprehensive High School did not only serve the people of Tagudin; but also its nearby municipalities in Ilocos Sur and La Union like; Sta. Cruz, Sta. Lucia, Alilem, Sugpon, Suyo, Cervantes, Sudipen, Bangar and Balaoan.
The people of Tagudin and its neighboring towns have occupations like farming, fishing, weaving, and other businesses. There was a need for the school to offer different phases in practical arts which conform to the students’ talents, interests, abilities and community needs in order to meet our national development goals. Some of these phases of Practical Arts or Technology in Home Economics are Dressmaking, Basket-Weaving, Practical Electricity, Woodworking, Food Trades, Agriculture, Typing and Drafting to name a few.
Enrollment has been increasing each year. From its humble beginning when it started with only one teacher and its pioneer of forty (40) students in one classroom, it has expanded to a great extent that there are now new buildings, enough buildings to house more than two thousand students.
Time has flown so fast. On March 25, 1995, former President Fidel V. Ramos signed into law, Republic Act 7960, authored by Congressman Eric D. Singson that Ilocos Sur Agricultural College (ISAC) in Sta. Maria into Ilocos Sur Polytechnic College (ISPC) and integrated seven (7) other schools in the second district of Ilocos Sur into the said college, such as: Narvacan School of Fisheries, Narvacan; Southern Ilocos Sur School of Fisheries, Candon; Ilocos Sur Experimental Station and Pilot School of Cottage Industries, Santiago; Cervantes Agricultural High School, Cervantes; Suyo National High School, Suyo; Salcedo High School, Salcedo; and Tagudin General Comprehensive High School, Tagudin.
In the pursuit of academic excellence, the ISPC is mandated to give professional and technical trainings in the fields of economics, agriculture, engineering, finance, business and public administration besides providing for the promotion of technological researches.
In the school year 1995-1996, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Tagudin Campus opened four courses namely: Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED), Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSE), Bachelor of Arts (AB), and Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC). During the first semester of its opening year, ISPSC-CAS had a total enrolment of 184 college students in the four courses. In the following semester there was an increase in the enrolment because there were 210 students enrolled. Students came, from different municipalities like; Alilem, Bacnotan, Bangar, Balaoan, Sudipen, Cervantes, Galimuyod, Salcedo, Sta Cruz, Sta. Lucia, Suyo and from the very own town of Tagudin.
After three (3) years, President Fidel V. Ramos signed into law Republic Act No. 8547 converting Ilocos Sur Polytechnic College (ISPC) into Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC). Thus, the birth of ISPSC was on February 24, 1998. Twenty – four (24) ISPC officials headed by the Officer In-Charge President (OIC) Apolonio P. Labuanan attended and witnessed the ceremonial signing of the bill into law.
During the school year 1998-1999, ISPSC started with its Laboratory High School which is composed of five hundred (500) students from first year to fourth year while its college enrollment continue to increase every year.
Tagudin in particular is a fast-growing town of Ilocos Sur. Tagudin has reached another milestone in its history. With this momentum of growth and development, Tagudin could easily pole-vault to higher heights. With the birth of a state college, Tagudin is not far behind. One can forecast that Tagudin also be an “educational center of excellence” someday.