Carlos Hilado was a Filipino lawyer, politician and civic leader. He served as congressman from 1946 to 1957 representing the old second legislative district of Negros Occidental Province in Western Visayas Region, Philippines. At that time, the second district was composed of Bacolod City and the municipalities of Bago (became city, 1965), La Carlota (became city, 1965), Murcia, Talisay, Valladolid, Pulupandan, and San Enrique.
As a congressman, he authored and worked for the passage of Republic Act 848 which paved the way for establishment of Negros Occidental School of Arts and Trades (NOSAT). As the school progressed through the years, it was turned into a university and now it is called Carlos Hilado Memorial State University.
Atty. Carlos Hilado has a grandson named Jobert Hilado and a grendniece named Lourdes ‘Ging’ Ledesma.
See also: Famous People from Negros Occidental