CLSU Student from Baler Killed in Hazing

Hey, what’s with these news of Balerians getting killed? First this. And now this – 10 frat members wanted in fatal hazing of CLSU student:

At least 10 fraternity members, including a 23-year-old out-of-school youth, are now being tracked down for the fatal hazing of a college freshman in Nueva Ecija province last Sunday.

Radio dzRH reported Tuesday that the 10 are all members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity, who were linked to the fatal hazing of Mark Rodriguez, 17, Sunday evening.

Mark, a resident of Baler town in Aurora province, succumbed to hematoma, internal bleeding and other injuries in the back, legs and arms during the hazing.

Complete news here and here.

Blog Parteeh '07 Pictures

Just got home yesterday from Manila where I personally met and had dinner with a good online friend and attended the Blog Parteeh! 07. It was a blast and I got to meet and greet fellow Pinoy bloggers. Thanks to all the bloggers who organized the event, the sponsors and everyone who attended.

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Modern Rice Mill Rises in Baler. From Manila Bulletin by Ariel Avendaño:

This calamity-stricken province is expected to increase agricultural production with the inauguration soon of a .3-million (R115 million), Korean-funded Modern Integrated Rice Processing and Milling Complex (MIRPMC) at a one-hectare area in Barangay Reserva here.

Armed cop disrupts hearing on mayor’s murder case. From Philippine Star via ABS-CBN Interactive by Manny Galvez:

The resumption of the trial of detained Mayor Jaime Ylarde in connection with the celebrated 2005 killing of weekly newspaper publisher Philip Agustin was disrupted Monday over the presence of a policeman who entered the courtroom packing a gun.

Baler to Bel-air: Blog Parteeh '07

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The biggest Blog Parteeh! on this spot of the planet will be happening on January 27 somewhere down there (see photo). I’ll try to get an invite and go to this just for the sheer pleasure of meeting kindred spirits – my fellow Pinoy bloggers. I’ll be coming from Baler to a place in Makati near Belair – how’s that for a coincidence. This must be my destiny.

You can join the “tipar” if you’re an active blogger. Just go here and follow the directions.

This also means i would be in Manila on Jan 26 and 27. So i’m calling all my drinkmates in the city. Give me a hoot at [email protected] com so we can set our small meetup of sorts.

This event is sponsored by:Sheero Media Solutions, MyJournal Philippines, FeedText, Inc., Migs Paraz, A Bugged Life, The Blog Herald, b5media blog network, About My Recovery, Pinoy.Tech.Blog, Enthropia, Inc., Krispy Kreme Philippines, GMA New Media, Awesome Philippines,,,,, Bouncing Red Ball, Bo Sanchez, Microwarehouse Inc.

BlogParteeh07 Donors:
Marc Javellana, Bubba Gump, e-YellowPages, Adobe User Group – Philippines, Weddings @ Work, Google Philippines, Hinge Inquirer Publications

Houston, we have a problem: I can’t make this post appear in Technorati. I followed all the instructions and did all the tricks available online. So I might not be able to do the 300 kilometer Baler to Bel-air adventure race trip all.