HISTORY OF DANAO CITY DIVISION

By: Rolando N. Lawas

Division of Danao City was created and started its operation in SY 1962 - 1963, a year after Danao became a chartered city. The first appointed superintendent of the Division was the late Mr. Leocadio Momongan.

When Mr. Momongan retired from office, the late Mr. Esteban Ypil – academic supervisor in English, assumed the office as OIC. Later, the late Mr. Catalino de Lana was appointed as the second Schools Division Superintendent.. Due to his retirement, the late Mr. Marcos Munez – academic supervisor in Social Studies, assumed the office as OIC until the late Mr. Simon Fernan was appointed as the third Schools Division Superintendent. Mr. Fernan served the office until SY 1972 – 1973.

After 10 years of operation, Division of Danao City was dissolved and was merged to Cebu Province Division, due to the number of teachers that could not met the DepED’s minimum requirement of 500, resulting to the deployment of its academic supervisors and personnel to the different offices in DepEd Region VII .

In January 22, 2003, after 30 years of merging to Cebu Province Division, DepEd Secretary Edilberto S. de Jesus formally declared the restoration of the Division of Danao City during his speech at the Danao Civic Center attended by city officials headed by Mayor Ramon “Nito” D. Durano III and DepEd Region VII officials headed by Director Carolino B. Mordeno. Dr. Michael M. Cono, chief of ALS of DepEd Region VII, took his oath of office as the first Officer In-Charge of the Interim Division of Danao City which is administered by the Secretary of Education.

The restoration of the Division of Danao City in 2003 was through the concerted effort of Mayor Ramon “Nito” D. Durano III and the Sangguniang Panglungsod, former Congressman Joseph Ace H. Durano (the then Secretary of Tourism), and the then Congressman Ramon “Red” H. Durano VI.

Dr. Michael M. Cono officially acted as OIC-Schools Division Superintendent of Danao Division on January 1, 2003. It was during the time of Dr. Cono, in 2004, that CVIRAA (February) and Regional PRESS CON (October) were held in Danao. In March 12, 2006, Dr. Michael M. Cono was transferred to Lapulapu Division and was replaced by Dr. Arden D. Monisit.

Dr. Arden D. Monisit officially assumed the office as OIC-Schools Division Superintendent in March 13, 2006. In February 4, 2008, Dr. Arden D. Monisit was transferred to Mandaue Division and was replaced by Dr. Evangel M. Luminarias as the new superintendent who officially assumed on February 5, 2008. During her administration CVIRAA 2009 and Regional STEP Competition were held in Danao. She was transferred to Tanjay Division and was replaced by Dr. Rosalie M. Pasaol.

Dr. Rosalie M. Pasaol, who served as OIC- assistant superintendent to Dr. Luminarias from May 19, 2008 up to March 4, 2010, officially assumed as superintendent on March 5, 2010. She is the elder sister of Dr. Monisit.

Dr. Rosalie Monisit-Pasaol

A visionary and proactive leader is the current and fourth Schools Division Superintendent of Danao City. She is the prime mover behind the special education programs and services in the Division, thus gained full support from the local government and other prominent stakeholders.

Dr. Pasaol has 20 years of excellent professional track record. She held five (5) different positions which exposed her to varied work experiences including community services for which she earned award and citation. She first served as a classroom teacher in Consolacion Elementary School from January to September 1992. She was then transferred to the different schools under Sogod District and promoted as Teacher II from January 2, 1996 to June 8, 1997; then Head Teacher III from June 9, 1997 to July 31, 2000; Principal I from August 1, 2000 to May 18, 2008. Because of being an excellent resource planner and school manager, after passing the Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE) Exam she was assigned as Officer-in-charge, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent in Danao City from May 19, 2008 until March 4, 2010 an then appointed by the Honorable DepEd Secretary JESLI A. LAPUS as full-fledged ASDS on March 5, 2010 and at the same time as OIC- to the Office of the Schools Division Superintendent up to present. She also took the Educational Management Test and Superintendent Eligibility examinations given on June 29, 2008 and September 4, 2009 respectively and both successfully conferred in Pasig City, Metro Manila

Dr. Pasaol graduated the Master of Arts in Education at the Cebu Normal in 1997 and recently finished the highest degree of Doctor of Education in the University of the Visayas. At present, she consistently participates in local and national conferences and trainings to continuously hone her professional as well as personal competencies and skills as a strong leader.