Baler, Aurora Book Excerpts Online @ Aurora.ph

A rather long excerpts from the book Baler, Aurora published by Sen. Edgardo J. Angara is available at the aurora.ph website.

Notable read is Baler and it’s People by Mrs. Ilovita Mesina, which accounts the lineage of the current residents of Baler (70% migrants) and ends with a nostalgic longing for the Baler of old:

The onset of urbanization and technology and the fast-growing population of Baler have marred the tranquil and unhurried existence of the Balerenos. Vehicular noise replaced the sound of crickets and the night birds. Kaingeros populate the forests and do damage to the environment. Catch from the sea have become minimal. Fishermen have to venture far into the ocean to haul fish in commercial quantities. Quezon’s dream town has disappeared.

Nevertheless, Aurora is still magnificent at sunrise and during sunset. Twilight is still a joy to behold. There are still places where one can commune with nature, there the rustling wind is still music to one’s ears, the cascading waterfalls energize the mind and the spirit, and the verdant rice fields give one a feeling of security and stability.

Also, don’t miss The Siege of Baler: Versions and Contradictions by Jose Maria A. Cariño and Baler During The American Period: The Reign Of Quezon by Manuel L. Quezon III

9 thoughts on “Baler, Aurora Book Excerpts Online @ Aurora.ph”

  1. Just curious about other Balerians. Some of them are movers and shakers of Baler for years. Some were even neighbors and playmates of MLQ in parke prior to their relocation in Bagumbayan. Where did these Balerians come from?

    Educators (principals/teachers) =Bautista, Sindac, Hernandez, Galban, Rubio

    Politicians and businessmen = Ong, Ectubanez, Tangson, Pimentel, Lopez, Sanchez

    Bankers=Suaverdez

    Professionals and others = Amazona, Belen, Duaso, de Asis, Dumandal, Tolentino, Navarro, Ruidera, Guinacaran, Leander, Palmero, Farro, Rey,

    If I remember correctly, somewhere in Batangbaler, it was mentioned that MLQ appointed three Balerian mayors: Mayor Guerrero for Baler; Mayor Angara for Casiguran and Mayor Bernardino for Quezon City. Where did the Bernardinos come from?

  2. Etcubanez nga pala (hindi Ectubanez). Sorry Docs and their brod Mayor Etcubanez.

    Dagdag pa…Friginal, Avenilla, Avellaneda, Antonis, Teh, Uy, Yu, Panapanaan, Gloria, Gomez, saka iyung mga tiga Buhangin(?), Kinalapan (?) at Sabang (?). Are ay limut ku na ang mga matatanda duun. Dagdagan mu nga po , Ka Benny Sindac?

  3. palagay ku ay mayroong nalilimutang apelido. yun pa namang ang sabi ng marami ay pinakamarami sa baler magmula pa nuung panahon ng kastila. ay-awan ko kung bakit nakakalimutan. hulaan nga ninyo.

  4. Manuel Gonzales had the longest term Mayor of Baler, 12 years. But because he has no more political affiliation in Baler, his name vanished in the tin air. He was responsible for the constructions of Baler-Bongabong National Road, constructed the first Municipal Building, and the Water supply in Baler that was constructed in 1927.

  5. huwag nanatin pagusapan kung saan galing diyan ang mga tao, dahil kung tutuusin isang malaking pamilia na nagkahiwalay, hiwalay dahil sa mga interes sa buhay.at iba ay ginamit at nagpagamit para sa ambisiyon sa buhay at interes na ikinasira ng ibang pamilia dahil hinde tayo nagkaisang magkakamaganak. kung tutuisin sa liit ng aurora at mahirap puntahan ay nakilala tayo sa iba-ibang lugar at ibang bansa dahil may ruon tayong kababayan na naging presidente ng pilipinas magaling na ankan pinangalingan nagkaruon din tayo ng marangal na general na nakilala hanggan sa ibang bansa dahil nakakuha siya ng medalla bilang magiting na militar sinasaluduhan ng ibang opisyal dahil sa kanyan pagkadiretsong tao. at meron pan iba na pwede nating ipagmalaki kahit kaninong tao maski saan sulok ng mundo….

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