- Baler For All Time
- Baler and Its People
- Agta / Dumagat
- Spanish Occupation
- Baler Revolt
- Start of Baler Siege
- Baler Siege (Part 1)
- Baler Siege (Part 2)
- Baler Siege Versions and Contradictions
- During The American Period
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. CariÃ±o and Baler During The American Period: The Reign Of Quezon by Manuel L. Quezon III