Extension and Community Services

One of the function of the institution is the Extension and Community Services in which the college provides an educational opportunity to people who are not enrolled as regular students. This is one way of helping  the community increase their livelihood activities and earning capabilities.

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College had an eventful and productive year in the implementation of programs/projects such as
socio-economic program, education program, community organization, health & nutrition program, food quality and safety, and other social services to address the community needs in the Province of Negros Occidental . Faculty and staff were empowered through various trainings and seminar-workshops.

Socio-Economic Program

CHMSC in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology - Region VI continue its Community-Based Service Common Facility for Food Processing to seven (7) identified LGU’s in the island of Negros Occidental.

At Barangay Don Jorge Araneta, Bago City, the products produced are marketed in the local area and at CHMSC Pasalubong Center. The graduates of Meat processing Skills training conducted the same to Don Jorge Women’s Club.

Silay City Hog Raisers and Silay City Market and Meat Vendors Association processed variety of Pork Tocino and longanisa chorizo.

After the skills training on basic food processing to the beneficiaries in Sipalay City, they were able to produce fish tocino and sausage, and squash cupcakes.

Beneficiaries of skills training from Sagay City made tocino, imbutido and sio-mai that serves as source of their additional income.

San Carlos City has a permanent processing center and equipment where the skills training is being conducted. Through this, Bangus sardines in oil and tomato sauce and Bangus tocino were produced.

Recipient KASANIB MPC at Himamaylan City process bottled sardines and smoked flavored Bangus marketed through the support of Provincial TLDC . The processing center is managed by the City Livelihood Development Center. Same products were processed in the Municipality of E.B. Magalona through the City Livelihood Office.

The continuous implementation of the Food Processing and Livelihood Development Project of the institution in coordination with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) VI has been benefited by the residents of various barangays in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Kolo chips, one of its products, won the 2nd Place during the Pana-ad sa Negros Festival 2013.

Sustainable Organic Food Production and Livelihood program has been implemented at Brgy. Patag, Silay City.

An organic food production and handicraft were introduced to beneficiaries. Organic food production includes ducks organic golden salted egg, organic cucumber, calamansi-lemon grass juice and vinegar extracted from organic tomato. Handicraft includes production of soft brooms, bracelets and key chains made of wild tree seeds.

Technology Business Incubation (TBI) benchmarking with various higher institutions and other business companies in Iloilo and Negros Occidental were conducted to help start up a social enterprise and doing a successful business.

DOST conducted a seminar in developing knowledge for food safety standard and farm products.

DTI sponsored a seminar-workshop on Window Display of Products needed for coffee shop at Brgy. Patag.

A Coffee de-huller machine, built by Prof. Ronnie P. Iwayan, a CIT faculty and Extension Instructor, was provided for the production of coffee. Coffee products are now ready for registration to DTI and BFAD.

The College of Industrial Technology conducted a Computer literacy training to beneficiaries from Brgy. Zone 15, Talisay City at the College Computer Laboratory.

The Pananahi sa Balay, Para Sa Ma Nanay is a continuing extension program of the College of Education for the unemployed women in Hacienda Sagrado II, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

CHMSC accomplishes 100% of Philippine National Aquaculture Program (PNAP) - Phase 1

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) accomplished 100% of the phase 1 of the Philippine National Aquaculture Program (PNAP) of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on resource/habitat rehabilitation, aquasilviculture, and community-based multispecies lying-in hatchery. 

The implementation was based on memorandum of agreement between Dr. Drusila Esther E. Bayate, regional director of BFAR-Region VI, and Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, president of CHMSC. It started on July 1, 2012 and ended on June 30, 2013. Dr. Renato M. Sorolla designated Dr. Mario N. Abeto, Mr. Andrew D. Ordonio, Mr. Roger Ray S. Manzano, and Mr. Noel N. Lebrilla to implement the projects.

BFAR provided a total budget of P3.497M broken down among the following projects: P1,118,000 for resource/habitat rehabilitation; P845,000 for aquasilviculture; P1,140,000 for community-based multi-species hatchery; and P394,000 for administrative cost.

Coastal habitat rehabilitation targeted the planting of 172,000 mangrove propagules in southern Negros Occidental. Of that, 76,000 propagules were planted in Binalbagan; 75,000 in Himamaylan City; and 21,000 in Cauayan. A total of P1.118M was paid to 262 fisherfolk beneficiaries.

Aquasilviculture is the growing of commercially valuable aquatic organisms beneath healthy mangrove stands without cutting down any tree. The target was to put up 13 aquasilviculture Techno Demo, each Techno Demo has a budget of P65,000. The stocks were milkfish and mudcrab juveniles. It transferred viable fisheries technology to 10 People Organizations (PO’s) composed of 274 fisherfolk beneficiaries to augment income. There were 5 Techno Demo in Binalbagan, 2 in Kabankalan City, 1 in Ilog, 2 in Cauayan, and 3 in Hinoba-an.

For crab stock enhancement or reseeding, the community-based multi-species lying-in hatchery annexed to finfish hatchery of CHMSC-Binalbagan stocked, as of last September, a total of 1,284 berried wild bluecrab. Each crab was estimated to produce up to 2 million eggs that were released to the wild. Conservative estimate of crab-hatchling survival in natural habitat under natural conditions was 1%. The survival represented the contribution of the project for the beleaguered blue-crab capture fisheries.

Presently, the PNAP-Phase 2 with a budget of P1,914,062.50 for resource/habitat rehabilitation, has been implemented from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

The Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in collaboration with the Resources Production Technology (REPROTECH), Inc. conducted a 2-day Training-Workshop on High Volume, Low Density (HVLD) Modular Milkfish Culture in Marine Cages for Sustenance Fisherfolk – Phase II to 30 LGU personnel and People’s Organization from Cauayan, Sipalay and Hinoba-an on August 19-20, 2013. The main purpose of the said training-workshop is to introduce the HVLD technology that can produce 150 to 250 kg of fish per cubic meter of cage volume which is really far from the traditional cage technology that can only yield 20 to 25 kg of fish per cubic meter.

Continuing Education Program

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), one of the four service providers in the province of Negros Occidental, collaboratively works with the Department of Education in program implementation. CHMSC has been into this noble task for the last seven years. With the implementation of K to 12 in June 2013 for Grade 8 level, the first state college in Negros Occidental again opens its doors to answer the noble call in improving the quality of education in the country.

CHMSC is home to nine Regional Trainers who underwent the National Training in six subject areas for grade 8 in April 2013 in various venues in Manila and Baguio City. These trainers, together with trainers from other institutions and the Department of Education will train the grade 8 teachers in the province.

The mass training finally started in April 2013. On April 29 to May 3, 2013 and May 6-10, 2013, CHMSC accommodated 352 Araling Panlipunan (AP) and 665 Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) teachers of the province of Negros Occidental, respectively. It was CHMSCs second time to accommodate such big number of teachers to be trained. With the support of the administration, especially the President, Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, CHMSC once again endeavors to work continuously with other agencies, specifically the Teacher Education Council and the Department of Education, in the implementation of programs and projects to empower teachers which will contribute to the production of empowered and globallycompetitive graduates.

The mass training of grade 8 teachers in the areas of Araling Panlipunan and TLE were conducted in consonance with the DepEd K to 12 program. The trainers were composed of DepEd and TEIs teachers and the topics were based on the modules prepared by the DepEd.

The Post Test Results of participants in both trainings show an increase in their performance which implies that the trainings have improved their knowledge and skills in the subject area.

The trainees evaluated the overall conduct of the trainings as Very Satisfactory.