Aurora Governor in California

Governor Bellaflor Angara Castillo is in California with other Central Luzon government officials on a special business and investment mission. So if you’re in California and happen to see her, give her a warm hoot and tell her to bring me next time.

A TEAM of local government officials from the Central Luzon region, north of Manila, is in California on a mission to drum up investment opportunities for American companies, especially in information technology-enabled services.

The weeklong sortie started Sept. 26 and will wrap up on Oct. 4.

Mission head Tomas Joson III, governor of Nueva Ecija province, said in a Sept. 19 letter to Trade and Industry Undersecretary Elmer Hernandez that the Central Luzon Investment Coordinating Council (CLIC) would meet with executives of various US firms.

The CLIC team also includes Governor Josefina de la Cruz of Bulacan province, Govenor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo of Aurora province, and representatives of the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga.

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Storm chasing is a legitimate profession in some countries. Although it’s still not one of those “pogi” hobbies in the country, some of us knows the concept of chasing typhoons but we’re more acquainted with running away from them. That’s what I did yesterday. I went home to run away from Milenyo. It was signal no. 3 in Manila when I rode the 5-star bus from Cubao to Cabanatuan. Luckily, the way home especially from Cabanatuan to Baler via Genesis went off smoothly. Just heavy clouds and occasional rains along the way. It’s not even raining when I arrived home. In Manila, it was a different story. I’m glad I decided to “get lucky”. Another day in rainy Manila would be boring. I’m allergic to the city. The sun is shining today here in Baler but the electricity is out since yesterday evening.

Thanks to Metz and Lotus for adopting me for three days. Their daughter Ranja is now talking, well, in her own 16-month old way.

Manila Boy

Akaw! I’m here in Manila on some official and unofficial businesses. I’m posting this from Netopia @ Market! Market. I’m with Metz. The netopia computers only have Internet Explorer. I just found out that Batangbaler viewed on IE sucks. I optimized the blog for Firefox so if you want to see this blog the way i intended it to look, download Firefox, install it and use it.

I also attended the first Philippine Blogcon. I got to see lots of Pinoy bloggers in real life. I’ll post more about it when i get back to Baler. O sige! More when i get back to base.


Kamalig – kanlungan ng mga pangarap at panata ng batch 11 ng aurora national science high school.

I’m Batch 2, one of the prototypes. I didn’t have a “kamalig” experience but my four years of high school in Baler Central School is also memorable and should also be blogged. How about a coop blog for all the ANSHS batches? Post your comments here.

The Lord's Prayer in Casiguranin

‘Améng a Diyos ta langet,
purién maka dén na tolay i ngahen mua.
Siko maka dén i maghari ta mundua.
Sundin maka dén na tolay ta mundua i kaluuben mo a kona ta langet.
Atdinan mo kame ta kanén me nadid a aldew;
Sakay patawadén mo kame ta kasalanan me;
éy sikame éy patawadén me be du te kasalanan dikame.
Sakay diyan mo kame iharap ta mahigpit a mamuhuba dikame,
éng´wan iadeyo mo kame ta medukés.”

Taken from this website
source:”BIGU A TIPAN. I Mahusay a Baheta para ta panahun tam.” – The New Testament in Dumagat (Agta) of Casiguran, Aurora (1979) (I saw a copy of this Bible at the Museo De Baler)

Baler On Your T-Shirt

T-Sert Ku Series. Check-out this blog. The owner prints and sells Baler-inspired tshirts. The designs are pure Ak-kaw.

This is a free advertisement but i would not mind a free piece of black shirt with the design shown here. Looks like a good partner for my Pwera Katid shirt.

This blogspot is created to provide a venue for mga tiga aurora or may dugong aurora to express their creativity or promote everything that they like about aurora using t-sert as a medium. the idea is “concept mu idedesign at itatak ku” or “design mu itatak ku” for a minimal fee bearing in mind the peculiar characteristics of silk screen printing, the materials available and the capacity of the printer to transfer your design from the stencil or negative draft to the t-sert.

sa ngayon po ay mga salitang baler o aurora ang panimulang ginagawa namin o mga disenyo na may kaugnayan sa Aurora. makikita po ninyo na sa mga sumusunod na pagkakataon ang mga finished t-sert at ang mga iba pang design na pagpipilian. just make your choice of design and your favored color of paint and t-sert and place you order.

Upang masuportahan ang gastusin sa unang nabanggit na gawain tumatanggap din po kami ng commercial na pagpriprint ng t-sert gaya ng ginagamit sa opisina, sa mga grupo o asosasyon at organisasyon o sa promotion ng produkto o negosyo at personalized na pagtatatak, gaya ng pangalan.

The blog is here
Order here: [email protected]

If you wante to know what that word in the picture means, you can check the Baler Dictionary.