The 107th Anniversary of the Siege of Baler and the 4th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration was held this morning at the Baler Church and Museo de Baler amidst intermittent rainfall. The simple celebration started with a wreath laying ceremony in front of the Baler Church followed by a program in front of Museo de Baler. The ceremonies were attended by different local government officials and representatives from the embassy of Spain and the National Historical Institute. Also present were representatives of the descendants of the heroes of the Siege of Baler and employees of different local government offices and students from the different schools of Baler.
Three new exhibits were also opened at the Museo de Baler, namely: The Ilongot, Local But Not Homegrown (plants introduced by Spain) and Lines Across Time (19th Century Fil-Hispanic Architecture).
More pictures to follow.
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The pointing of blame to illegal loggers has been the favorite lines of DENR officials towards deflecting the real issue of logging moratorium. The small profit of fly by night operators will not be enough to pay for risking their lives much more to pay payola to the unsatifiable appetite of corrupt government officials. DENR and local government officials drive against illegal loggers cover their â€œprotectionismâ€ in favor of legal loggers. The real enemy of the people are the legal loggers and those in power that justify their continuance.
There are loads of Pinoy MTVs here. Thanks to punkmeister – whoever he/she is – for capturing and uploading the videos.
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This picture was taken this morning. It’s been raining here since yesterday and the mountain at the back of the building where I’m working overflowed with cappucino. That is where we usually climb to work.
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