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Halloween contest set in mall

Treats and fun await children 12 years old and below in the Halloween celebration of SM City Bacolod on October 31, a press release from the mall said.

A wacky wicked Halloween costume contest will also be held at the mall’s event centre, and parents with accumulated receipts worth P1,000 from Max’s Restaurant–SM Branch, dated October 20 to 30, can join their kids in the trick or treat parade and the costume contest, the press release also said.

For more details, those interested may get the entry forms at the mall marketing department, or call the administration office at 468-0168 or 468-0209, the press release added.*

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School reunion
slated December

The Alumni Group of Holy Trinity Academy–Fabrica will hold a grand reunion on the theme “Keeping Our Dear Alma Mater Alive in our Hearts”, December 29, starting 7 a.m., at the Sagay City Gym, Negros Occidental, its press release said.

Alumni chair Grace Serafin Morizawa said the activity will be held to thank all former teachers, and as a tribute to the school that closed in 2007, the press release also said.

Alumni are requested to contact their batch coordinators, Anama Elivera-Olivo at 0921-5146147 or 0922-8749319, or Jonathan Gonzales at (02) 520-4890 or 0920-2696848, the press release added.*

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‘P15 million promised
for Bacolod plaza’

The Tourism Enterprise Zone in Manila will allocate P15 million for the beautification of the Bacolod City public plaza, Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez said in a press release.

The allocation was assured by TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Mark Lapid, and assistant COOs Joy Bulauitan and Edgar Bocar, the press release also said.

An approved resolution of Lopez had requested the TIEZA to provide funds for the beautification of the plaza under Section 35 of Republic Act 9593, or the Tourism Act of 2009.

RA 9593 states that the TIEZA may provide financial and technical assistance, training and other capacity building measures to local government units for the preparation and implementation of their tourism development plans, gathering of statistical data and enforcement of tourism laws.

Lopez also said that under the TIEZA program, the public plaza is being eyed as an economic zone, and will be evaluated as such by a technical team from Manila, the press release said.

Meanwhile, the Training For Work Scholarship Program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will be initiated in Bacolod, in coordination with his office, Lopez said.

Scholars on a first-come, first-serve basis will be trained on various skills. For call center agent training alone, there are still 2,000 slots available, 40 for computer learning, and 25 for commercial cooking, the press release added.*

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330 take PNP
entrance exam

Around 330 cadet aspirants from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental took the Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test yesterday at the Bacolod City National High School, a press release from the police said.

The entrance examination that was administered all over the country, was spearheaded in Bacolod by a team led by Nymia Andal. Sixteen cadets, led by Cadette 1st Class Rhea Sarah Villanueva of Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod, and Cadet 1st Class Jumcarvi Rosales of Manapla, Negros Occidental, served as proctors.

Successful applicants will compose the Class of 2017, and will receive a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety degree after four years of schooling as government scholars, the press release said.

Alumni members of PNPA, like Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office director, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, Bacolod City Police chief, Senior Supt. Ricardo dela Paz, provincial fire marshal Fred Trajeras and other 'Lakan' graduates, visited the examination venue to show support to their underclassmen and encourage the examinees.

Results will be known in December, while the venue and date for the neuro, medical and dental tests, and the final interview of successful applicants will be announced later. Interested applicants for next year may visit www.pnpa.edu.ph for more details, the press release added.*

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School reunion slated December
‘P15 million promised for Bacolod plaza’
330 take PNP entrance exam

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