The City of Manila is divided into 6 congressional districts with 16 administrative districts, 100 zones and 897 barangays. Tondo, with 24 zones is divided into two-Tondo 1 which is the first congressional district and Tondo II, the second congressional district. District III has 16 zones which includes Binondo, Quiapo, San Nicolas and Sta. Cruz. District IV, with 17 zones, is comprised of Sampaloc alone. District V, with 32 zones, includes Ermita. Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Port Area and San Andres. District VI, with 11 zones is comprised of San Miguel, Pandacan, Sta. Ana and Sta. Mesa.
History of DepEd Manila
The marshland of Nilad that was the ancient kingdom of Rajah Soliman entered the pages of history when Legaspi founded on June 24, 1571 within the walls of lntramuros the Ever Loyal and Noble City that would be Manila.
With the Spaniards, came the missionaries and religious orders who introduced formal instruction in the classrooms. The Jesuits established colleges for boys: the Colegio De San Ignacio (1589) in Manila, the Colegio De San Ildefonso (1595) in Cebu, and Colegio De San Jose (1601). Later, universities were established: the University of Sto. Tomas in 1611 and the Ateneo De Manila in 1630. The educational decree of 1863 established a system of supervision as well as normal school for teachers.
Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Manila Bay and the American Occupation of Manila on August 13, 1898, seven schools were opened, namely: Manila High School (now Araullo High School), Concepcion Primary School for Girls, Concepcion Primary School for Boys, First Binondo Girls’ School (now P. Guevarra Elementary School), and San Miguel Primary School — all existing schools during the Spanish regime. Filipino and Spanish teachers provided instructions — using Spanish as medium of instruction. These schools formed the Nucleus of what later was to become the public school system provided by Act No. 74, enacted by the Philippine Commission on January 21, 1901.
Drawing inspiration from the rich and colorful history, DepEd Manila accelerated its momentum of ascension and expansion towards excellence and became what is known today — the premiere school division of the country.
DepED Manila boasts of the best school buildings, the best teachers and students in the country. Its strong leadership provides direction for the growth and development of schools nationwide. Its educational innovations and achievements in the various fields of education make up the flag colors of DepED.
Today, DepED Manila is a school division of 73 public elementary schools and 32 secondary schools spread over the six congressional districts of the City.
Schools Division Superintendents
- W.D. McKinnon (US Army Chaplain) 1898 – 1899
- Lt. George P. Anderson (On Detail) June 1899 – January 1901
- Mason S. Stone Feb. 1901 – June 1903
- Gabriel O’Reilly June 15, 1903 – May 1911
- John D. Dehuff June 1, 1911 – Sept. 7, 1913
- Walter W. Marquardt October 29, 1913 – July 1914
- Luther B. Bewly January 1, 1915 – July 1, 1916
- James F. Scouller July 10, 1916 – January 15, 1918
- Harvey Albert Bordner February 1918 – March 1, 1936
- Celedonio A. Salvador March 1936 – January 7, 1937
- Prudencio Langcauon Jan. 18, 1937 – Oct. 24, 1938
- Cecilio Putong December 15, 1938 – 1945
- Marcelino Bautista Feb.16, 1945 – June 25, 1945
- Venancio Trinidad June 26, 1945 – June 16, 1948
- Antonio Maceda 1949 – 1954
- Abdon Javier 1957- 1961
- Roman Lorenzo 1961 – 1967
- Fructuoso Yanson 1967 – 1972
- Josefina Navarro 1972 – 1985
- Arturo Coronel 1985 – 1987
- Erlinda Lolarga 1987 – 1994
- Paraluman Giron 1994 – 2000
- Ma. Luisa S. Quinones 2000 – 2008
- Ponciano A. Menguito 2009 – 2013
- Corazon C. Rubio 2013 – 2014
- Priscila C. De Sagun 2015
- Wilfredo E. Cabral – 2016-2017
- Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz – 2017 to present