DEBESMSCAT (Masbate State College)
The different institutes of the college continue its extension services to fulfill one of the college’s thrusts. The Institute of Agriculture had its extension at Cabitan National High School about kitchen medicine and medicinal value of agricultural crops. The Institute of Technology is conducting an on-going skills training (arc welding, engine tuning, and automotive parts identification for Automotive Technology;
To establish partnership between Teacher Education Institute and the Elementary and Secondary Schools of Mandaon along research and extension, TEI initiated the consultative meeting held on November 22, 2013 at the RD&E Audio Visual Room. Engr. Lorvi B. Pagorogon, R&D Director presented the concerns of the college research thrusts where she allowed the elementary and secondary school heads to identify their problems and make a SWOT analysis of their school.
The Commission on Higher Education, in support of the Philippine Higher Education Reform Roadmap for 2011-2016 of the Aquino Administration, had came up with a strategic framework towards quality education which lead to the first convention of all administrative councils of the nine SUCs in the Bicol region on November 7, 2013 at Bicol University Amphitheater, Multipurpose Bldg., BU Legazpi City for a pre-summit in preparation for the HEI summit 2013.
The Graduate School is on its 16th year of operation forging the college thrusts in cognizance with the national educational goals of providing quality advanced education and giving access to the professionals in Masbate to enhance their competencies. The celebration commenced with a thanks giving mass sponsored by the GS faculty. The significant activities included the turn-over of newly purchased books and instructional materials of 211 titles- 309 volumes to the Graduate School Library purchased from library fees for AY 2013.
The annual planning and budgeting workshop was conducted to prepare the 2014 Operational Plan in support of the Higher Education Roadmap, FY 2014 GAD Plan, FY 2014 income utilization and FY 2014 Annual Procurement Plan. It was conducted on October 24-25, 2013 at the College Function Hall attended by the heads of units, directors, faculty members of the college and student representatives facilitated by the Planning Officer, Engr. Louie C. Jamora, the Budget Officer, Mrs. Eugene L. Jazul, Dr. Arlene B. Carmen, GAD Focal Person, and Mr. Andrew A. Escorel, Supply Officer.
As the college aims for more international paper presentation, the paper entitled “Management of Cogon Grass Influences Runoff Process in Pasturelands” of Engr. Lorvi B. Pagorogon and Mr. Ronald A. Garcia had been accepted in the 2nd International Conference on Integration of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (ICIST) sponsored by King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology. This was held at the Faculty of Agriculture of the mentioned institute, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand on November 28-29, 2013.
In support of the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda, the entire DEBESMSCAT academic community mobilized to gather relief assistance. The students had a 2.5 kilometer “Walk for A Cause” project from Cabitan to DEBESMSCAT campus on November 22, 2013 initiated by the College Student Council. According to Jesson Clemente, CSC President, the activity was able to collect one sack of rice and fifteen boxes of noodles, coffee, and canned goods which served as registration of the participants.