From Poppo Olag. A picture of the old Baler Municipal Plaza. The building was erected in 1927. The same Jose Rizal statue in the picture is still in front of the Municipal Hall today. I think this photo here is older than this one.
If you have old pictures like this, scan it and send to batangbaler at gmail dot com.
Brownman Revival, the Pinoy reggae band behind the hits Lintik, Under the Reggae Moon, and reggae revivals of hits like Maling Akala, Binibini, Muli etc will be headlining tonight’s People’s Party and Fireworks Display at Sabang Beach. The show is sponsored by San Miguel Beer. Be there!
Pictures of the Drum and Lyre Competition – High School division. The competition started with a parade early in the morning. The elementary competition was also held in the morning. I was still sleeping when it happened, so i missed the morning show. These pictures were all taken this afternoon. The drum and lyre team from Maria Aurora is the overall champion (I think). They were the group in blue costume at the end of the slide show.
Night scenes at the capitol. Valentine’s Concert featuring Kadekada and Jonathan Urbano’s band. Plus pictures of the Bb. Aurora candidates. With bonus pictures of the bands’ second set at Bistro Baler.
The pictures from yesterday’s activities – February 13. This day marks the formal opening of the Aurora Day Celebration. Some events are the Araw ng Kawani (Government Employees Day), The Opening of the week-long sportfest between different government agencies, a recognition program for the best government workers and agencies in Aurora, clean and green awards, a cheerdance competition in the afternoon, the opening of the Tourism and Trade Fair, the inaugural photo exhibit of the Batang Aurora Camera Club (i’m a member), and the blessing of the new APGEA restaurant/canteen (in front of capitol) in the evening. Other events that started this day is the Aurora Surfing Challenge at Sabang Beach and the Skateboarding Competition at the Baler Municipal Plaza.
The website has been going off and on these last few days. Mostly it displays a database error at night (Philippine time) and would only be online at around 10 am the next day. I contacted the hosting company and they say its normal. Maybe normal to them but not for me.
So, in the interest of public service and to avoid disappointment by the BB addicts (all 3 of them), I requested a transfer to a new hosting plan with zero downtime architecture (whatever that means). So expect more downtime in the coming days as the site migrates. Lets hope things will come back to “above normal” in time for the Aurora Day celebration. Cheers brotha!