entrance to the Looc National School of Fisheries


The following is taken from schools improvement plan (2009 - 2011)

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF FISHERIES being the only secondary fishery School in the province, will produce well-rounded students who will excel in both technical-vocational and academic field, through conducive and well supported teaching-learning environment.

To provide, support, and sustain the objectives of having high standard of education through quality teaching and training, adequate school facilities, and strong community involvement, having graduates who are self-reliant with positive values.

The Looc National School of Fisheries was created under Republic Act No.4752, which was sponsored by then Congressman Pedro Medalla of Occidental Mindoro, and enacted in congress on June 6, 1966. The school is situated In BarangayAgkawayan, Looc, Occidental Mindoro in Lubang Island

Its operation as secondary vocational fishery school started on August 18, 1971, during which time classes were held in a rented house In the barangay. The first batch of enrollees in 1971 started with 25 students, but only 12 have graduated as reflected in the promotional report.

Enrolment, however, gradually increased throughout the years. After three years, the school acquired its site with an area of about 6.5536 hectares. In 1992, the Technical Vocational Education Division of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports granted the school permit to offer the Three Year Diploma in Fishery Technology which majors in Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, and Fish Processing.

In 1997, the school was placed under the supervision of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and a Six Month Basic Seaman Course was added to its technical curricular offerings on the same year. However, its operation and supervision was placed back to the Department of Education, culture and Sports a year after its technical programs were abolished, and the school was reverted to a purely secondary school offering Basic Secondary Education Curriculum under the supervision of the Division Office.

In school year 2005-2006, the schools offering of its three (3) major fishery subjects for high schools, were given more emphasis, by means pod Department Order #37. s. 2005. which implements the Redesigned Technical-Vocational High School Program.

On school year 2007-2008. the school was chosen as one of the one hundred and forty (140) pilot schools throughout the country to implement the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program of the Department of Education, as embodied in Deped Order # 48. s. 2007. The school is now on its third year of Implementing the tech-voc curriculum.

Presently, the school has a total enrolment of two hundred seventy seven (277).There are two sections comprising each year level with an average class size as follows: first year. 40; second year. 35; third year, 42; and fourth year, 38.

The school headed by a secondary school principal, assisted by a head teacher. There are thirteen (13) teaching staff, eight (8) In the academic or related subjects and five (5) in the fishery/vocational subjects. There are two (2) teachers who majors In English, two (2) in Mathematics, two (2) In Science, one (1) in Filipino, one (1) in Araling Panlipunan, one (1) in Home Economics, and four (4) in fishery/vocational. The non teaching staff comprises one (1) Senior Bookkeeper, one (1) Supply Officer, one (1) Disbursing Officer, one (1) Office Clerk. one (1) School Driver, two (2) Watchman, and three (3) Utility Workers.

Building structures include one administrative building that houses the principal's office, the disbursing officer, bookkeeper, and clerk offices in one room, and the faculty room in another one. There is also one library building, two academic buildings, one science laboratory building; one fishery building that houses the fishery class room, a display room for fishery projects and the computer room, one Home Economics building that houses a classroom and the school canteen, and two dormitory buildings for male and female students.

A newly built two classroom tech-voc building was made possible by rehabilitating the old school garage, funding of which was provided by the technical vocational education division of the Department of Education, There are two comfort rooms for the male students, two comfort rooms for the female students, and two comfort rooms for the school personnel. There are 320 armchairs, which are distributed to ten classes, three laboratory tables, and one blackboard in each classroom, and one table for each teacher.

Google Earth view of LNSF
LNSF Administration Building
Student Projects of shell decorations for sale - LNSF
Main Building at LNHS
Possibly a replacement for the main building at LNHS
Truck garaged opposite the LNFS Admin. Bldg.
A 'kubo' at the back entrance of LNFS
Canteen at LNFS
Cottage by Admin. Bldg. LNSF
Library at LNSF
CR - Water Tank - Computer and fish processoing facilities at LNSF
Student Center - LNSF
Student Vision and Mission LNSF
Stage near the Acadenic Bldg. LNSF
Tech. Vovational Bldg. LNSF
Academic Building LNSF
Apartment Bldg. 1 LNSF
Apartment Bldg. II LNSF
Science Room - LNSF
Shell plaque decoration - LNSF
Shell basket plaque - LNSF
New classrooms for additional Grade 11 & 12 students at LNSF

I have always been interested in what LNSF may be like, and visited it briefly with Myrna, one day in Feb. 2016.
While there - essentially to add an information page on LNSF in my Lubang Island Web Site - we were greatly helped by the Faculty President, Mimi Gatuz, The teacher in Charge, Wilma Tobillo, and the OIC Principal Geraldine Tarcena, in acquiring information on LNSF.

Without the School Site Plan from the Improvement Plan for (2009 - 2011) I would have been completely lost in labelling the images of the buildings.

So many thanks to the personnel named above, and I hope that the general public can now get a better idea of LNSF - David and Myrna Hyde.

Decorative garden by the Acad. Bldg LNSF
Preparing reinforcing rods at the new construction site of the LNSF
Fish pond by the main entrance and a view of Agkawayan Bay