Mr Pablo A. Kabigting and Mrs. Estrella C. Kabigting established the School of the Holy Child, Angeles, Inc.
Both were teachers and had a big dream – to run a school that they own and manage. This became a reality when the school was opened in 1985.
Both of them came from humble beginnings. Mr. Pablo A. Kabigting is from Porac, Pampanga. He was born on October 2, 1940. He is the fourth child from a brood of ten children. At a very early age, he was sent to live with priests in Manila to afford him to finish his studies and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree for Secondary Education from Pasig Catholic College. Science was his major, while Social Studies / History was his minor. He did not hesitate being sent to different places as far as the Mountain Provinces to teach where he was needed. He also taught in San Sebastian, in AUF , in Saint Louis School – Dumaguete , and even took the responsibility of being a Principal at Saint Catherine Academy in Porac.
Mrs. Estrella C. Kabigting hails from Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. She was born on April 4, 1945. She was the second child among eight siblings. She helped in the farm and took up a Secretarial course before she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, specializing in Pre- School Education at the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. She taught at the Saint Louis School – Dumaguete where she met Mr. Pablo A. Kabigting. They became friends, fell in love, and soon got married. They were blessed with two children, Paul Richard and Stella Marie.
Obedience to parents was the turning point why they decided to return to Luzon. In 1974, Mrs. Kabigting was accepted as a Pre School teacher at Holy Family Academy. Eventually, Mr. Kabigting worked as an OFW in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was at this time they were blessed with their third child, Ma. Richelle. In 1984, Mr Pablo kabigting decided to finally return to the Philippines while Mrs. Estrella C. Kabigting decided to leave Holy Family to pursue their cherished dream of opening their own school which would emphasize quality education.
In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Kabigting opened Holy Child Learning Center. In 1992 , they eventually had to change the school’s name into the School of the Holy child, Angeles, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Kabigting have always valued hard work and dedication, respect, diligence, and kindness in their lives. They both are inspirations to many people and have dedicated themselves in the pursuit of serving the community through Education. As best as they could, they passed these values to all the teachers who have taught here and to all the the students who have studied here.
We will continue what they have started. We will forever be grateful for their legacy.
Mr. Pablo A Kabigting ( 1940 – 2001 ) Mrs. Estrella C. Kabigting ( 1945 – 2013 ) Mr. Paul Richard C. Kabigting ( 1970 – 2015 )