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NOHS folk girding
for rally today

The Negros Occidental High School alumni yesterday were circulating a text message urging members of the NOHS family to join a protest today versus the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s denial of a loan for the construction of six classrooms.

The text message said a press conference is set this afternoon to be followed by a rally in front of the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.

The majority of the members of the SP last week denied the request of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. for authority to avail of a P10 million bank loan for the construction of six additional classrooms at NOHS.

The NOHS PTA officers, students and faculty are set to hold a press conference at the NOHS quadrangle at 2 p.m. today, to air their disappointment on the non-approval of the loan bid to build the additional classrooms, an invitation to the media said.

The day the SP denied the bid to avail of a P10 million loan to build six more classrooms badly needed at NOHS was a very sad one for all of us, school principal Mario Amaca said Thursday.

Amaca said the teachers, students and alumni, who were expecting approval of the loan for the classrooms were very disappointed by the decision of the SP Wednesday.

The NOHS principal said the six additional classrooms were to be replacements for those demolished to give way to the two-storey school building the provincial government is building for NOHS.

The displaced NOHS students are holding their English classes in shed houses where they have to contend with noise, get wet when it rains and breathe in dusts when it is hot, causing some of them to get sick, Amaca said.*CPG

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