The Mantalongon National High School received 10 units of computer with accessories funded by the Department of Education last 2001. Mrs. Andresa Mirasol, SST III, designated as ICT Coordinator by Mr. Luis Carin, Principal 1, now Lead Principal of the Dalaguete Secondary Schools.
In the school year 2006-07, Mr. George P. Lumayag, SST I, designated as the ICT Coordinator of the school by Mr. Ramon M. Cortes, the Secondary School Principal I.
In 2008, MNHS received a set of PC with a printer and a router from the Smart GILAS institution and installed the Smart Bro residential canopy. That is a three year contract of the Smart GILAS program. The school has the LAN and wireless Internet connections since 2008. The GILAS wireless connection was then configured by the ICT Coordinator into mantalongon_nhs1966. It was a dynamic set up.
On November 4, 2009, the school received 11 sets of Computer funded by the DepEd Central Office. MNHS-ICT also availed another Internet connection of the DepEd Internet Connectivity Program (DICP) which is a DepEd package. Still the Smart Bro offered us another connection. And it is the corporate canopy device installed which is faster compared to the residential canopy of GILAS. The DICP wireless router was configured by Mr. Lumayag, ICT Coordinator and he named it mnhs_ict2005george; it's a static wireless connection.
Mr. Lumayag configured another wireless router on March 12, 2012 and named it mnhs1966_free_wifi. It's installed in the Science Laboratory so that teachers, students, and visitors can access the free wifi connection in the campus.
On June 6, 2012, Mr. Lumayag installed 3 wireless routers in the different strategic locations at the main campus. The said campus would have free wifi connection for students, teachers, and visitors who could make their online research activities using their Wifi built mobile phones, wireless laptops and Wifi built e-notebooks.
And on July 4, 2012, he used the improvised C shape and umbrella type of Wifi boosters justly to increase the Wifi signal in school. And he found out that the signal strength increased to six times compared to the ordinary wireless router. In such experiment Mantalongon NHS ICT Department could extend its free Wifi connection to people outside the campus.
The school MNHS has a DepEd School ID 303000 with its internet subscription with Smart Bro (Residential Canopy) Account No. 0135822361 of GILAS program; and another Smart Bro (Corporate Canopy) Account No. 0713850179 of DICP. This DICP connection was configured online last December 2011 but temporarily stopped on March 2012 due the failure of DICP budget allocation intended for Mantalongon NHS-Dalaguete.
Mr. Lumayag, ICT Coordinator of the school, emailed DICP requirements to DepEd DICP in-charge in Central Office and then emailed Ms. Sharon Ner, Smart Program Coordinator in the Internet for All. In response to the DICP problem of the school, Ms. Sharon emailed Mr. Elmer Guizano, DICP in-charge of DepEd. She also copy furnished her email to Madam Elena Paras, DepEd Supervisor, Cebu Province Division, Region VII.
The Mantalongon NHS had the standing Smart Bro balance worth of Php 13,128.38 supposedly accounted to DICP transaction under DepEd Order No 46, s. 2011 that no DepEd office could refuse for its implementation. But the downloading of DICP funds intended for Mantalongon NHS-Dalaguete had failed due to failure of its first payment for the school to process so with other legal documents.
Taking account of that pending DICP application, the ICT Coordinator and Mr. Ramon M. Cortes went to the DepEd Cebu Province Division on July 13, Friday, 2012 and talked the matter to one of the Accounting personnel. She told us that the school should first pay said standing Smart Bro balance and upon having the receipt, the school should make a voucher enumerating such amount so that the school should be reimbursed by DepEd.
The ICT Department did secure such amount and then the principal paid such standing Smart Bro balance of the school last August 1, 2012.
For the purpose of the school communication to other agencies both private and public, Mr. Lumayag electronically modified the school logo using Corel Draw 11 and then, Photoshop 7. He also designed PTA logo, SSG logo and Caliongan NHS logo.