Dinadiawan Beach, Dipaculao, Aurora

Dinadiawan Beach, Dipaculao, Aurora

Last February 26th, I posted this photo without telling where it was. If you’re still guessing, the place is in Dinadiawan, in Dipaculao. This is an overnight picnic of sorts by the hardworking peeps from the Provincial Tourism Office to take a break from months of torture they suffered during the Aurora Day celebrations and also as a birthday bash of the office overlord chief who is now having a different kind of picnic somewhere on the other side of the globe. The four hour trip to Dinadiawan is another form of torture in itself, but it’s all worth it.


There’s the place as seen from Google Earth.

Here are the pictures. Click on the slideshow to biggify.

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SharenI uploaded the pictures last May 8 and procrastinated on posting about it on this blog until today. Much has happened in those 16 days. The election reshuffled some government posts in the Province, and one friend who was with us during the Dinadiawan trip suddenly passed away last May 17 – Sharen Jamora. She was a staff at the tourism office and I had a chance to work with her during the preparation for the Aurora Day celebrations. She was also a fellow tour guide and a co-alumnus at ANSHS. She will be greatly missed.

Aurora Election Results


Congressman : Juan Edgardo M. Angara
Governor: Bellaflor Angara-Castillo
Vice Governor: Gerardo A. Noveras

Board Members – First District:
Mariano C. Tangson
Oscar W. Padua
Pedro Ong Jr.
Shierwin Taay

Board Members – Second District
Denia P. Valin
Danilo Tolentino
Joselito Cabauatan
Renato Pascua

Continue reading Aurora Election Results

Vote for Scratch Pad

Hey! the election is not yet over, there’s another vote you have to make. I’m calling all Akaws to swarm and mob and vote for Scratch Pad in the 2007 CandyMag Teen Blog Awards. It is nominated in the People’s Choice category.

Scratch Pad is a well-written personal blog of Michelle Joy Querijero Guerrero, from Baler. To vote for People’s Choice text CANDY BLOG AWARDS <title of your favorite blog> and send to 2948 for Sun, Smart, and Globe subscribers.

Live Blogging the Election in Baler

May 15, 2007. 8:50 am. Radyo Natin FM reports that the election in Aurora is generally peaceful according to the PNP.

Incumbent Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo is sure of a second term. The vice governor result is still too close to call.

Final Unofficial Result Baler-Aurora:

Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara -9450

Angara-Castillo, Bellaflor – 9338
Dela Cruz, Ruben -1725

Vice Governor:
Angara, Rommel – 6514
Noveras, Gerardo -4875

Board Members (First District):
Bautista, Philip Butch – 5508
Farin, Oliver – 1683
Mapindan, Reynaldo – 5986
Ong, Pedro Jr. – 7992
Padua, Oscar – 3287
Taay, Shierwin – 4683
Tangson, Mariano -5695

Arthuro J. Angara – 6785
Emil Etcubañez -5489

Vice Mayor:
Nelianto “Pilot” Bihasa – 9067

Buluag, Edith – 5237
Espa̱a,Leny Р3868
Galban, Emmanuel – 3862
Gonzales, Nenita – 4473
Hugo, Zaldy – 5668
Mata, Benjamin – 6102
Ong, Danilo – 4632
Querijero, Zenaida – 6176
Sanchez, Arthur – 4454
Zabat, Marcelino – 4736

This is as reported on Radyo Natin FM.

2:00 am. Both radio stations in Baler signed off.

1:05 am. Baler – 16/93 precincts:


Arthuro J. Angara – 788
Emil Etcubañez -558

Vice Mayor:
Nelianto “Pilot” Bihasa – 912

Arroyo, Ricardo – 503
Bihasa, Almario – 225
Buluag, Edith – 542
Cabagnot-Gebana, Janet – 329
Cuento, Crisostomo – 206
Dela Torre, Renato – 181
Espa̱a,Leny Р447
Fernando, Rolando – 448
Galban, Emmanuel – 408
Go, Catherine – 384
Gonzales, Nenita – 488
Hugo, Zaldy – 647
Mata, Benjamin – 522
Ong, Danilo – 449
Querijero, Zenaida – 651
Rada, Rhodalyn – 356
Sanchez, Arthur – 466
Zabat, Marcelino – 481

Continue reading Live Blogging the Election in Baler

May 2007 Civil Engineer Licensure Exam Results

After 1 day, the results of the May 2007 Civil Engineer Licensure Exam are out. We’re still checking if there are Aurorans on the list. Please comment in this post if you know someone who passed the board exam. You know the drill.

The results are here.

Congratulations to:

Jay Wilkes R. De Guzman – check his photo her
Celedonio “Jo-Jon” L. Cruz Jr. – check his photo here

Reader J. Silvestre added this in the comments: “The topnotcher, Noel Andy Binene Saturno who got a grade of 96.85 is from Cabanatuan and Maria Aurora. His dad Bhogs Saturno is a true blue Maria Auroran while his mom who is working as a nurse abroad is from Cabanatuan.”