The deal is sealed. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 will definitely be held in Aurora Province. On June 26, the grand launch of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 was held at the Annex of SM North EDSA. It was attended by Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. President Roberto de Venecia, Aurora province Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo and Congressman Juan Edgardo Angara. There was also a mini fashion show by former winners of the pageant.
(photo by: Ferdie Delos Reyes, Office of the Governor)
The official website of the pageant now shows the venue of the event as Aurora Province:
The celebration of the 7th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day is currently ongoing here in Baler. This morning, there was a program at the Rice Processing Complex in Reserva on the launching of the e-Village Project, which will connect different government offices in Aurora to a single province-wide broadband network. Also happening today is a historical symposium called Baler and Beyond, being held at the ASCOT gymnasium. Tonight, there will be a cultural presentation at the Baler Sports Complex.
Tomorrow, there will be a mass and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Baler church. Then a program will be held at the Quezon park. Guest of Honor for the occasion will be Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile.
Hard rocking ninja metal band Pentavia from Manila will be the special guest band tonight, the second night of the 3-day music fest at the Quezon Memorial Park. The event is titled Filipino-Españ dia dela Amistad: Expulsar el Beredeman Way, produced by Beredeman, the local band coop of Baler and sponsored by Sen. Edgardo J. Angara. This event was staged to showcase the musical talents of the youth of Aurora. Pentavia’s drummer is Boyet de Guzman, from Baler.
The opening night yesterday was a showcase of different bands highlighted by performances by Blue Island, The Bottles, Intensity 7, Tanukaobra, Kwak Kwak and other bands.
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Baler is 400 Years Old. from Bilingual Pen.com. About the different events of the Baler 400 Years Celebration. Here’s more we should look out for:
Ongoing from March to December is a playwriting competition for radio and film. In June, there will be a sabutan fashion show. Also upcoming is the Juana La Loca production.
Slated for August are the airing of the â€œTabak at Sampaguitaâ€ series over DZRH, and the staging of the zarzuela â€œBaler ng Puso Ko,â€ â€œGabi ng Musikang Filipino,â€ and â€œBalagtasan Para sa Paglinis at Paglunti ng Baler.â€
In September, the â€œGreen the Worldâ€ clean up project in Baler will be launched; and in October, the UN Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty campaign will take place.
Planned for November and December is the Hispanic heritage-linked studies with participants from Union Latina in cooperation with UNESCO, Spain, Casa Asia/Instituto Cervantes leading to â€œBaguio to Baler Arts Caravan.â€ Also planned for December is the setting up of the Baler Arts Academy.
More activities are lined up for the Baler 400th anniversary celebration including those of under the National Historical Institute and the National Museum.
The short video outputs of the Media Arts Workshop held in Baler last Month as part of NCCA’s Kalahi Summer Arts Workshop. Before donning in your critic’s hat and firing your unsolicited comments, please bear in mind that these are made by high school kids.
This is Baler movie inspired short titled – Tromba Marina:
This is an account of the weeklong celebration of the 400 years Anniversary of Casiguran. From yehey.com by Maritoni Alvarez:
Situated in the northern part of the Aurora Province and approximately 120 kms. from the historic town of Baler, Casiguran, dubbed as the â€œEnchanting Paradise in the North,â€ just celebrated its 400 years in history through a week-long festivity that showcased the townâ€™s products, talents and beauty. The Quadricentennial of Casiguran, Aurora kicked off last June 7, 2009 with loads of activities to laud the townâ€™s 400th year Anniversary.
Today is the start of the Central Luzon exhibit at the Wow Philippines Expo at Intamuros Manila. The tourism and trade fair will run for three weeks until July 5. Aurora Province will have it’s own booth at the exhibit. And on June 19, there will be a special Aurora Day event at the venue. This will be a whole day of presentations, fashion show, and cultural programs all about Aurora.
For those Aurorans who haven’t been to the province for a long time, this is your chance. You can’t go to Aurora, so Aurora will come to you.