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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 25 May 2008
Statement of Press Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye


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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 16 May 2008
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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 29Apr 2008
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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 25 Apr 2008
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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 23 Apr 2008
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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 14 Apr 2008
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PGMA witnesses unloading of seven truckloads of rice from Mindoro
Statements of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye

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Statement of Secretary R. Bunye, 12 Apr 2008
Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye: From Usec Edwin Enrile in Geneva
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RP report to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva applauded
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As a member of the official delegation during the State Visit, I was conferred by the Spanish King the Gran Cruz de Isabel Catolica. I proudly wore the decoration during the Gala Dinner tendered by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia in honor of PGMA.

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Muntinlupa National High School @ 69
February 03, 2014
Atty. Ignacio R. Bunye

For this week’s column, allow me to greet my High School Alma Mater the Muntinlupa National High School which is turning 69 this year.

On February 7, 8, 9, Muntinlupa National High School alumni will be gathering for the Fourth Grand Alumni Homecoming, a biennial event which was held for the first time in 2008.

Matatag at nagkakaisa… sa paglipas ng panahon.

This year’s Grand Homecoming theme succinctly and appropriately describes my Alma Mater in whose memory its sons and daughters will again gather this week.

After the liberation of Manila, American forces and Filipino guerrillas continued mopping up the remnants of Japanese resistance in Luzon and the other islands.

At the New Bilibid Prisons Reservation, employee parents of children graduating from the elementary grades faced the dilemma of where to send their children to high school. The nearest high schools were in Biñan, Laguna, in the south and Manila in the north.

Many parents, being average wage earners, could not afford the luxury of sending their children to these schools, much less putting them up to board and lodge in Manila.

But even parents who could were hesitant to send their children off to study in a war-ravaged city.

Acting swiftly to address the problem, then Director of Prisons, Eriberto S. Misa, and other prisons officials, among them then Prisons Superintendent, Atty. Alfredo M. Bunye (my late father), petitioned on July 17, 1945, the Office of the Secretary of Instruction and Information for permission to open a public high school within the prisons reservation.

They guaranteed that the prisons administration would provide the building, desks, tables, and other facilities needed by the proposed school. Other expenses would be covered by a monthly tuition of P10 to be charged every student.

As soon as approval came from the Office of the Secretary of Instruction and Information, then Division Superintendent Vicente Garcia gave instructions to organize the school with Mr. Cesar S. Tiangco, as principal, and Mrs. Lourdes Tibayan and Mrs. Catalina Roque, as teachers. They were later joined by Mrs. Teodora Sacco, Mr. Melchor Tugab, Mrs. Pilar Franco, and Miss Clarita Clarito.

The school board was composed of Mr. Generoso Castaneda, as Chairman, and Atty. Alfredo M. Bunye and Mr. Rufino Recaido, all prison officials, as members.

The school had to make do with an abandoned prison building – formerly used by the Construction Division – as its first school building.

Across the road, a small patch of land served as the school’s horticulture garden while the entire “Central Park” was the school’s playground.

The school’s first graduation took place in 1949 with the sisters Eufronia and Pacita Recaido leading the 41 class members, as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Prisons Director Eustaquio Balagtas gave the commencement speech.

My High School Alma Mater has since expanded its geographic reach and coverage.

The Muntinlupa National High School now admits students not only from the whole of Muntinlupa City but also from its environs. School records indicate that more than 50,000 have already passed through its portals since 1949.

Many of them later served with distinction in various capacities, in public service, in business, in medicine, in law, in the academe, in the military, in the arts and other callings.

Muntinlupa National High School has been under the supervision of a long line of dedicated and committed principals – Mr. Cesar S. Tiangco (1945-1976), Mrs. Marcela B. Ponce (1978-1991), Mr. Felix A. Balbaguio (1991-1995), Dr. Isabelita L. Montesa (1995-2006) and Dr. Estrella C. Aseron (2006 – present).

This year, the Muntinlupa National High School will be observing its 69th year still very firmly committed to the task of training and molding new crops of God-fearing, patriotic, and useful citizens of our society.

May this week’s scheduled 4th Grand Alumni Homecoming serve as a fitting occasion for remembrance, reunion, and rededication for all of its sons and daughters.

Note: My book, Central Banking for Every Juan and Maria is now available in main branches of Fully Booked, Power Books, National Book Store, and University of the Philippines Press.

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27 August 2011
Speech of MBM Ignacio R. Bunye
before the Muntinlupa Retired Teachers' Association Incorporated
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27 June 2011
Speech of MBM Ignacio R. Bunye
before the Manila Police District
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07 November 2009
Speech of MBM Ignacio R. Bunye
before the Kiwanis Club of Salitran
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24 September 2009
Speech of MBM Ignacio R. Bunye
before the Kiwanis Club of Muntinlupa
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25 August 2009
Speech of MBM Ignacio R. Bunye
before the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP)
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14 March 2009
Speech of MBM Ignacio R. Bunye
before the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL)
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20 July 2007
Speech of Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye
duringthe KBI-NBN International
Co-Production Workshop
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14 March 2007
Inspirational Message of Secretary
Ignacio R. Bunye Before members of PAPI
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08 March 2007
Speech of Press Secretary and Presidential
Spokesman Ignacio R. Bunye before the
Rotary Club of Pasig City
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29 Sept 2006
Opening Statement of Secretary
Ignacio R. Bunye: Press Con, National
Federation of filipino American Associations
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16 Aug 2006
Speech of Press Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye
Fellowship Dinner of the 14th Metro Manila
Business Conference
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02 July 2006
Speech of Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye
during the Induction Program of the
Rotary Club of Uptown Dagupan 2006
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SPEECHES ARCHIVE