CHMSC holds Turnover Ceremony for College Presidency

By Roberto Sumilang and Vanessa Abigail Ledesma

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College welcomes Dr. Renato M. Sorolla as the newly elected College President during the Turnover Ceremony, at CHMSC – Talisay Multi-purpose Hall, July 9, 2012. Dr. Sorolla was the former Dean of the College Industrial Technology of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST). Dr. Benny A. Palma, the outgoing CHMSC President warmly relinquised the office after his 4 years of service. The program highlights the turning over of the College Maze, Banner, and Medal as well as the budget, projects, 371 faculty members, 169 staff and 11,069 students. “Thanks for all the learning I’ve got after four years of my stay here at CHMSC. I will cherish it all my life, together with my family,” Dr. Palma shared in his speech.

Dr. Sorolla stated all his primary visions, plans, and programs for the College.

“Today, I am honored to be given this opportunity for stewardship of a good college. Dr. Palma has done a lot of effort. I know that my ability and inspiration in teaching, education and leadership management keep me fitted for this one of a kind duty.” Dr. Sorolla said. “I am fully aware that the goal is to make CHMSC a center of excellence, a center of development. But I would like to remind you that I did not come here as a one man army. With your full cooperation and active participation, together, we can make CHMSC fit for its statutory functions," Dr. Sorolla added.

Torrico Take oath of Office

By Joefell Francis Balagosa with reports from Gyler Ann Granja

JULY 13, 2012 became a talk of the day as CHMSC finally proclaimed its new set of Supreme Student Government (SSG) officers through the manner of voting held at the assigned precinct rooms. Arnel Torrico, BSED III-A, of PARAGON Party won the presidency garnering 1, 642 total votes. Meanwhile, Torrico’s running mate Catherine Jarder, BEED III-C, was declared as the vice-president.

Eleven other senators were named and Rubi Aguilar topped the rank. Other senators were Ian Bancayan, Christian Castillano, Jacklyn Montes, Adyent Prayco, Love Joy Jacildo, Jaypee Batisla-ong, Debie Tiolo, Mry Grace Galfo, Michael John Sepil, Aldrin Mahilum, and Carlo Entor. SSG Election is noted as one of the most awaited events in CHMSC that answers the search for the student representatives and leaders that will embody good governance. Torrico’s problem is to create more projects to pave the way in CHMSC’s development. President Renato Sorolla, conducted the oath of Office of the new set of SSG Officers at the College AVR on July 19. CHMSC Student body hopes that the new administration under Torrico will promote integrity in leadership.

CHMSC History

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, formerly Paglaum State College, is a public educational institution that aims to provide higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and training in science, agriculture and industrial fields as well as short term or vocational courses. It was Batas Pambansa Bilang 477 which integrated these three institutions of learning: the Negros Occidental College of Arts and Trades (NOCAT) in the Municipality of Talisay, Bacolod City National Trade School (BCNTS) in Alijis, Bacolod City, and the Negros Occidental Provincial Community College (NOPCC) in Bacolod City, into a tertiary state educational institution to be called Paglaum State College. Approved in 1983, the College Charter was implemented effective January 1, 1984, with Mr. Sulpicio P. Cartera as its President. The administrative seat of the first state college in Negros Occidental is located at the Talisay Campus which was originally established as Negros Occidental School of Arts and Trades (NOSAT) under R.A. 848, authored and sponsored by Hon. Carlos Hilado. It occupies a five-hectare land donated by the provincial government under Provincial Board Resolution No. 1163. The renaming of the college to Carlos Hilado Memorial State College was effected by virtue of House Bill No. 7707 authored by then Congressman Jose Carlos V. Lacson of the 3rd Congressional District, Province of Negros Occidental, and which finally became a law on May 5, 1994. Talisay Campus. July 1, 1954 marked the formal opening of NOSAT with Mr. Francisco Apilado as its first Superintendent and Mr. Gil H. Tenefrancia as Principal. There were five (5) full time teachers, with an initial enrolment of eighty-nine (89) secondary and trade technical students. The shop courses were General Metal Works, Practical Electricity and Woodworking. The first classes were held temporarily at Talisay Elementary School while the shop buildings and classrooms were under construction. NOSAT was a recipient of FOA-PHILCUA aid in terms of technical books, equipment, tools and machinery. Alijis Campus. The Alijis Campus of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College is situated in a 5-hectare lot located at Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City. The lot was a donation of the late Dr. Antonio Lizares. The school was formerly established as the Bacolod City National Trade School. The establishment of this trade technical institution is pursuant to R.A. 3886 in 1968, authored by the late Congressman Inocencio V. Ferrer of the second congressional district of the Province of Negros Occidental. Fortune Towne. The Fortune Towne Campus of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College was originally situated in Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), Bacolod City on a lot owned by the Provincial Government under Provincial Board Resolution No. 91 series of 1970. The school was formerly established as the Negros Occidental Provincial Community College and formally opened on July 13, 1970 with the following course offerings: Bachelor of Arts, Technical Education and Bachelor of Commerce. The initial operation of the school started in July 13, 1970, with an initial enrolment of 209 students. Classes were first housed at the Negros Occidental High School while the first building was constructed. Then Governor Alfredo L. Montelibano spearheaded the first operation of the NOPCC along with the members of the Board of Trustees. In June 1995, the campus transferred to its new site in Fortune Towne, Bacolod City. Binalbagan Campus. On Nov. 24, 2000, the Negros Occidental School of Fisheries (NOSOF) in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental was integrated to the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College system as an external campus by virtue of Resolution No. 46 series of 2000.

  Calendar of Events In School Year 2012-2013

First Semester June 6, 2012 to October 12, 2012 (18 weeks)

Semestral Break Oct. 13, 2012 to November 4, 2012

Second Semester Nov. 5, 2012 to March 22, 2012 (18 weeks)

Summer Break March 26, 2012 to April 8, 2012

Summer April 8 , 2012 to May 24, 2012


June 6, 2012 to October 7, 2012 – First Semester AY 2012-2013

June 4-5, 2012 Orientation with the Parents of the College Freshmen

June 6 College Personnel General Assembly

June 7 First Day of Classes

June 13 Orientation with Students by College/Campus/Department

June 20,21,22 Branch/Campus Visit for Administrative/Academic/Accreditation/Concerns

June Club Organizations (By Discipline/Programs) Student Affiliation/Induction Programs


July Nutrition Month (Sponsor: Laboratory School)

July 12, 13 Long Tests


August 9, 10 Midterm Examinations

August 20 Araw ng Lahi

August 24 Submission of Grade Sheets for Midterm

August Recognition Program (Dean’s List)

August 26 National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)

August 29, 30, 31 Sports and Cultural Meet


September 20, 21 Long Tests


October 5 Teachers’ Day / World Teachers’ Day

October 11, 12 Final Examination

October 13 Semestral Break


November. 5, 2012 to March 24, 2013 – Second Semester AY 2012-2013

November 5 Start of Classes

November 22, 23 Intercampus Sports and Cultural Fest


December 6, 7 Long Tests

December 14 Thanksgiving Celebrations

December 18 Start of Christmas Vacation

December 25 Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)

December 30 Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)


January 3, 2013 Classes Resume

January 10, 11 Midterm Examinations

January 28 Submission of Grades Sheets for Midterm


February 14, 15 Long Tests

February 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 College Week Celebrations


March 7, 8 Final Examinations (Graduating)

March 14, 15 Final Examinations (Non-Graduating)

March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 Recognition / Graduation Rites

March 25 Last Day of Service for Faculty