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CSE-PPT exam venues in
Bacolod announced

The Negros Occidental High School at Araneta Street, and the Domingo Lacson National HS in Sta. Clara Subdivision, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City, are the venues for the professional and sub-professional levels, respectively, of the Career Service Exam Paper and Pencil Test on Sunday, a press release from the CSC Bacolod Field Office said.

Examinees are advised to be at the venues not later than 7 a.m. and bring one black or blue ballpen, two No. 2 lead pencils, and valid IDs. Calculators, or any electronic gadgets, are not allowed inside the examination room, the press release also said.

In case of lost receipts or notices, applicants may still take the examinations as long as they have valid IDs. In case of lost IDs, examinees are advised to secure a valid identification card as the CSC strictly adheres to the “No ID, No Exam” policy.

Notices of room assignment are now accessible online at www.csc.gov.ph , or at the www.cscnegrosoccidental.webs.com homepage. Examinees unable to secure their notices until today may check online, or secure a copy at the nearest CSC or at the examination centers as these are no longer sent through mail, the press release also said.

For more details, examinees may contact the CSC at (034) 708-8184, or visit its office at the Provincial Administration Center, Aguinaldo Street in Bacolod City, the press release added.*

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Relocation named
‘Progreso Village'

An ordinance naming the Vista Alegre-Granada Relocation site as the “Progreso Village,” was passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on second reading Wednesday.

Authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, the ordinance said the Bacolod City government has been providing housing projects for informal settlers in the city and has attained successful ongoing endeavor of addressing shelter insufficiency.

It said that in 2004, informal settlers from the different barangays of Bacolod who were subject of eviction, victims of natural disasters and those living in dangerous areas started to occupy the property known as the Abada-Escay relocation site with an average lot size of 64 square meters.

The ordinance said the Abada-Escay property, with a land allocation of 30.06 hectares, is currently identified as the Relocation Site 1.

The city government established later another relocation site, informally known as Relocation Site II, which is the Arao property with a total land area of 58.67 hectares, it said.

As of November 2011, about 1,645 residential lots in the Relocation Site l were awarded to the displace families while 523 sub-lots in the Relocation Site II have been developed and ready to be occupied by qualified informal settlers, the ordinance said.

The ongoing developments in the relocation sites marked the seriousness of the city government to provide homes for the informal settlers of Bacolod City, and the surging progress of the city which makes it appropriate for the place to be called as “Progreso Village,” it added.*CGS

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Do not twist my
words for publicity

Nationalist People's Coalition vice gubernatorial bet Eugenio “Bong” Lacson yesterday appealed to his opponent, Melvin Ibañez of the United Negros Alliance, not to twist his statements to gain publicity, a press release from his camp said.

Lacson said his opponent reacted on his interviews simply to gain publicity, or mislead the people of Negros Occidental, and added that he is not against the construction of additional classrooms, but of using a loan to build them. He reiterated former statements that the resources of the provincial government are sufficient to build classrooms, like the 24-room building at the Negros Occidental High School, that is worth about P42 million, the press release also said.

He also said that, since Ibañez is close to the governor, he should reveal the standing loans of the province, including the interest and principal amounts, for the sake of transparency.

He urged Negrenses to keep an eye on the finances and expenses of the provincial government because they will be the ones carrying the load of paying the loans, the press release said.

Lacson also said he is against the Negros First CyberCentre project as this is a direct competition with the private sector that has the expertise on the Business Process Outsourcing operations within and outside the province, the press release added.*

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Relocation named ‘Progreso Village'
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