|Name of School||:||Philippine Community School in Tripoli|
|Address||:||Siyahiya. Ghot Alsha’al, P.O Box 248, Tripoli, Libya|
|Contact Numbers||:||TN/FN: (218-21)724-9939
Mobile: (218-21) 925-006-056
|Date Established||:||01 June 1991|
|Start of Operations||:||06 June 1991|
|Permit from Host Govt.||:||20/75/2/5007|
|Date of issuance||:||19 June 1990|
|No. of Enrollees||:||64 pre-school|
|(SY 2008-2009)||:||195 elementary|
|366 students (Fil.– 329, Non Fil.– 37)|
|School’s Category||:||Category I|
In 1991, Atty. Luis D. Flores, then Labor Attaché in Libya, conceived the idea of establishing a school that would cater to overseas Filipino children of school age. Together with Dr. Bernardo dela Merced, Ms. Aleth V. Ramirez, and some civic-minded Filipinos in Libya, the Philippine Community School (PCS) was organized as a non-stock, non-profit corporation in accordance with the Corporation Code of the Philippines. The school has steadily grown and developed from a simple community elementary school with only a handful of students to an institution providing quality education to Filipino children in Libya.
The PCS, Libya Inc. was registered as a non-stock, non-profit private corporation at the Securities and Exchange Commission on 01 December 1992 under SEC Registration No. AN092 – 04947. It has the following incorporators: Atty. Luis D. Flores, Ms. Aleth V. Ramirez, Mr. Manuel L. Gilbuena (deceased), Ms. Macrina G. Andaya, and Mr. Steve Guerrero.
The PCS was opened in April 1991 with Ms. Aleth V. Ramirez as the school Directress/ Principal. It had 46 students. The school was housed in the Labor – OWWA office at Gargaresh Road, Tripoli. It had two regular and two combination classes. The PCS’ first teachers were Ms. Marissa Campos, Ms. Teresa Velasco, Mr. Jamal Alghazal, and Mr. Rafael Baquiran, The building had three classrooms, two toilets, chairs, and a sofa set all borrowed from the OWWA.
Ms. Ramirez personally attended to the accreditation of the PCS. In 2001, the PCS was requested by the Libyan Revolutionary Committee Chairman for Foreign Schools, Hon. Omran Alwaheshi, to present a big cultural show to an audience of Libyans and other foreigners at the Deaf and Mute Center in Tripoli. The show lasted for seven hours. Due to the impressive performance that the school gave, it was cited as the best school in Tripoli in 2001.
In 1992, the PCS completed its elementary department which entail a move to Gurji. It eventually moved to Janzour, because of the addition of the high school department in 2000, which was completed in 2003.
The school Principal is the educational manager of the school. The Board of Trustees formulates the school policies and regulations and manages the school fund. With the support of the parents and 17 years of memorable years devoted to education, the PCS is looking forward to emerging as a premier Philippine educational institution in Libya.
The PCS in Tripoli shall emerge as a premier Philippine educational institution in Libya. It shall provide a venue for the pursuit of excellence in academics, arts, sciences, and technology, through community partnership. Specifically, the PCS shall take the role of a catalyst for human development. It shall continue to inculcate values as a way of strengthening the moral fiber of Filipino individuals based in a foreign country, maintaining pride for their race and heritage, and preparing them for exemplary global participation in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business. It foresees this Filipino generation enjoying an ideal quality of life in harmony and peace, and building a nation that the next generations will nourish, cherish, and value.
The PCS in Tripoli is dedicated to the development of a Filipino learner as a leader. It aims to graduate dynamic learners who are intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually committed to the achievement of the highest quality of life.
As an educational institution committed to educating the children of overseas Filipino workers in Libya, the PCS is dedicated to the formation of every pupil/ student’s Filipino social values and to inculcating in them the country’s rich cultural heritage hence, the development of responsible citizens with great social concern. With a staunch commitment to the delivery of quality education, it shall produce PCSians who outstandingly value the virtues of reaching out and helping others as vital ingredients to nation - building.