Illegal logging resumes in Aurora, says group

from by Tonette Orejas:

Illegal logging activities have resumed in Dingalan, a town in Aurora that was battered by landslides that killed more than 300 people and displaced nearly 1,000 families in November and December 2004, a leader of the Task Force Sierra Madre said on Friday.

Four 10-wheel trucks have been coming weekly since March to haul at least 65,000 board feet of wood from three lumberyards in Barangay Paltic, according to Fr. Pete Montallana, head of the TFSM-Dingalan chapter.

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Father Froilan Rivera celebrates his first Traditional Latin Mass at Divine Mercy Parish.

On April 25, 2008 Rev. Fr. Froilan Rivera of the Prelature of Infanta Nullius celebrated his first Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite. Fr. Froi, as friends called him, was born in Aurora province. He entered seminary in early 80’s at St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary in Lipa, Batangas where he finished his degree in A.B. Philosophy and studied his M.A. in Theology at Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City while staying at The Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol in the Diocese of Imus.

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