FRANCISCA O. YAZON (1929-2013)

11 Jul 2013 5:46 PM | Mary Rose dela Cruz (Administrator)

Mrs. Yazon passed away July 6, 2013. Many of us remember her as our beloved main campus registrar - a position she occupied for 10 years. But she was also English teacher, Head of  Curriculum and Instruction Services Division, and Head of Student Services Division. She owned The Color Purple way before Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar. We are forever grateful for her love and concern for the PSHS and its scholars. She was a proud and doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother - for these she will be most missed.


Academic Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (1952) – University of the Eastcum laude(Major in English, Minor in P.E.)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (1965) –College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • With academic units,Doctorate in Educational Administration(1974) – College of Education, UPDiliman
Professional Experience:
  • Masbate High School – P.E. teacher
  • Agusan National High School – English teacher
  • Philippine Science High School (since 1967 until her retirement in 1994) – where she initially taught English, and later Values Education; 
  • Registrar and Secretary of the PSHS Board of Trustees since 1970s for at least 10 years; and was also designated Head of the Curriculum and Instruction Services Division, and of the Student Services Division. 
  • PSHS Cooperative Inc. –  Founding member
  • PSHS Foundation Inc. – board of trustee for at least 10 yrs. after her retirement
  • Civic Work:
    • Secretary, Barangay UP Village East Homeowners Association 
    • Member of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, UP Village Sangguniang Barangay 2011-2014
Other Information/ Trivia:

  • Dr. Cleofe M. Bacuñgan was her high school chemistry teacher in La Union (Mrs.Yazon’s birthplace)
  • Widow of Dr. Francisco N. Yazon, M.D., former Dept. Chair of Internal Medicine, Quirino Memorial Medical Center.  Notice that she married a Francisco, almost the same as her name.
  • For her love of planting ornamental plants and fruit trees, she spent most of her free time in her farm in Baras, Rizal.  She was therefore a farmer after her retirement from PSHS.
  • Favorite color: Purple or Violet – the color of royalty, nobility and healing.
  • Birthdate: October 10, 1929
  • Birthplace: Balaoan, La Union
  • Children: Glenn, Amy, Xennon and Jessamyn
  • Grandchildren: 4 boys and 2 girls
  • Great Grandchildren: 1
  • She was a proud and doting mother and grandmother to the following:
Glenn Vincent O. Yazon (PSHS 1970)
Ofelia B. Yazon (Glenn’s wife)
Amaryllis Digna O. Yazon (PSHS 1972)
Xennon Dionysius O. Yazon (PSHS 1975)
Lilli Beth SA. Yazon- (Xennon’s Wife - PSHS 1975)
Jessamyn Marie O. Yazon (PSHS1977)

Michael Vincent B. Yazon (PSHS 1998)
Sean Erik B. Yazon 
Keith Stephen B. Yazon 
Louie Franciscus SA. Yazon (PSHS 2005)
Nicole Andrea SA. Yazon (PSHS 2006)
Alexese Marie SA. Yazon (PSHS 2007)

Shantelle Louisse L. Yazon


  • 04 Sep 2013 9:22 PM | Erlyn Lagman-Castro
    Mrs. Yazon was an excellent English teacher to our batch (71B). We benefited a lot from her training on teaching English as a second language. I remember her drilling us on phonetics. She taught us how to transcribe phonetic symbols into normal alphabet sentences and vice versa. After we left PSHS, she served as a mother to us. Mrs. Yazon is indeed family to us.
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  • 22 Aug 2014 11:24 AM | Guia Ongchangco
    Mrs. Yazon is - was family to us - batch 75
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