Operating Principles

Community Development Program System (CDPS)

This is the system being applied by the Students Affairs and External Programs (SAEP) through
its Community Extension Services (CES). This system includes planning, organizing,
coordinating, facilitating and evaluating all programs and activities of the office that support its 5
Key Result Areas such as Economic Development, Human and Social Empowerment,
Educational Assistance, Environmental Advocacy and Socio-Civic Support.
This system also serves as the outline of the university’s goal to achieve its third core value –
Service to Fellowmen, by way of conducting extension programs, outreach activities and service
learning. All these activities are geared towards responding to the call for societal
transformation by serving the poorest of the poor, the less privileged, the deprived and the

The University of Batangas Community Extension Services shall operate on the following

- Extension service goals should be achieved through the participation of the stakeholders
and the University community. The potential of the stakeholders will be identified and
developed to the end that the target community shall be trained and capacitated to solve
their own problems, make and implement their own decisions.
- The leadership and managerial skills and potentials of the community leaders shall be
developed. CES shall prepare the leaders to continue carry on with the project
operation after active community extension work by the community shall have ceased.

- The university shall establish a clear time frame. The gradual phase-out of the
community extension workers shall be co-terminus with the funding of the extension
program as approved by higher and proper authorities
- There shall be continuous monitoring of the project from the initial planning stage and
beyond the phase-out/project termination phase. For this reason, the community shall
be trained to handle and sustain projects in order to increase the community’s
involvement in the management process

- The target community shall be enjoined to a focus group discussion to identify their
needs, problems and solutions. The community shall be encouraged and be motivated
to seek alternative solutions to their own problems.
The project should prove to be sustainable by:

Advocating organizational policies and sanctions as determined by the respective community;

ii) Institutionalize self-help concepts to bring about internal organizational funding;
iii) Continuing social and technical education for its members.