The ABS-CBN announced their 30 finalists out of 300 who joined for the ABS-CBN UNO-R 3rd News casting Competition will be held at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Auditorium on September 13, 2008 at about 8 a.m.

In the high school category the lucky finalist  that will compete and have a chance to be one of the newscaster in the ABS-CBN someday are, Mekaela Trique and Aubrey Jones from Bacolod Christian College; Carlo Marpa – Bacolod City National High School; Jayrene Taburno – Handumanan National High School; Marc Kevin Jabay – Kabankalan Catholic College; Angeli Galapon – Sta. Teresita Academy; Denise Guatelara and Geliane Esteron – St. Joseph School-La Salle; Carolyn Kim Canoy and Godfrey Bolivar – Sto. Tomas Recoletos; Nathalie Kho – Tay Tung High School; Angelli Kristie Balinas and John Michael Yblas – UNO-R; and Lucille Santivanez and Roam Aledron – West Negros University.

While in the tertiary level the lucky winners who made into the finals are College finalists are Jennifer Velarde – Binalbagan Catholic College; Paul Vern Palermo – La Carlota City College; Honey Grace Date – La Consolacion College; Marianne Ledesma – Riverside College; Libert Botalon, Michael John Poblacion and Kenjie Gayares – TUP Visayas; Leslie Tingson, Rommel Depasucat, Jannah Lagare, Leonevie Garanzo and Snu Anne Digon – UNO-R; Therese Andrada – USLS; and Princess Abada and  Efrelyn Entapon – WNU.

The thirty finalists will guest on the ABS-CBN, Bacolod TV programs like The Morning Show and TV Patrol Negros and will be introduce to news operation next week.

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