Batangbaler 2010 Yearender

Inside Casiguran Cove - August 2010
Inside Casiguran Cove - August 2010

Most of these were posted on the Batangbaler FB Page.

January 2010. Another post about Baler by Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town – Aurora: Old Baler and Quezon Legacy. In California, Aurora Association elects officers for 2010-2012 Pays tribute to outstanding parents. January 9, the Feast of the Black Nazarene with FB Photos by Donna Friginal. January 10 in Casiguran – Sen. Angara Leads Aurora Pacific Ecozone Groundbreaking. January 12, Batangbaler FB page reports that after a whole year of being online and not having a single update, the official Baler, Aurora website – baleraurora.net – is officially dead. Meanwhile, the San Luis, Aurora website is still online and active. From the January 13 Inquirer news: Church group sees poll fundraising in P30-M Aurora dredging. Also on January 13, the Sports Scuba Divers Association of Aurora was born. From the Lawstude’s Journeys Blog – Baler’s Famous 5 “S”.  January 17, from philstar.com – ASEZA project to generate 300 jobs. Pictures of the Aurora Province Division Meet by Ymay Calugtong (FB). January 17, Pictures of the Feast of the Sto. Niño by Donna Friginal (FB). January 18, Comelec Aurora released the list of the local candidates for the May 2010 Elections. January 20, from philstar.com: 6 Aurora Comelec executives face relief. More Aurora stories from the Lawstude’s Journeys blog: This is it Digisit and Rugged Beauty of Pagasa Baler. From CBCP News: Priests outraged over lack of consultation on eco zone plan. The Official Facebook Page of Aurora Province. Janaury 27, from senate.gov.ph: Aurora Becomes Trade Hub; Angara Lures More Investors. January 28, also from senate.gov.ph: Bicameral Panel OKs Aurora Freeport Act. From Manila Standard: Aurora free port, economic zone wins panel nod. Batangbaler features the Prehistoric Burial Site at Sitio Castillo. January 30, from Journal online: Vice Gov. Gerardo Noveras dismissed as sheer political harassment the criminal charges filed against him and two other government officials before the Office of the Ombudsman. January 31, from Manila Bulletin: Aurora farmers, fisherfolk oppose economic zone.

February 2010. February 1, from senate.gov.ph: ASEZA, NHA Seal the Deal for Casiguran Residents’ Relocation. BB-FB features Flict G, the rapper from Baler. February 3, from the 48th IB Blog: Covenant of Peace Signed at San Luis, Aurora Assuring Eviction Of NPA Influence in the Area. More from Lawstude’s Journey Blog: History and Beauty in Ermita Hill. February 4, from inquirer.net: Truck falls off cliff in Aurora, 3 injured. The Aurora Day 2010 Celebration starts: Pictures of the Inter-Agency Sportsfest Parade (from Aurora Province FB), pictures from the opening of the Inter-Agency Sportsfest, The Php 593 Million Aurora Memorial Hospital (AMH) improvement project was approved with funding from JICA. February 10, from Journal Online: ‘Ecozone boon to Aurorans’. February 11, Batangbaler features MLQ Memorial Lodge No. 262 – Public Installation of Officers. February 14, BB features the Bb. Aurora 2010 Candidates. Pictures of the Aurora Day 2010 Inter-Agency Sportsfest Awarding Program from Aurora Province (FB). Pictures of Aurora Day 2010 Trade Fair from Donna Friginal (FB). Pictures of Aurora Day 2010 Araw ng Pagkilala and Tourism Trade Fair from Batangbaler (FB). February 15, from balita.ph: Baler emerged as fast-rising local travel destination. Pictures from the Aurora Day 2010 Tourim and Trade Fair from Aurora Province (FB). More Tourism and Trade Fair photos from Arwin Soriano (FB). 4th Aurora Surfing Challenge photos from Arwin Soriano (FB). Bb. Aurora 2010 Candidates pictorial photos from Arwin Soriano (FB). February 17, from balita.ph: DPWH defends P100-M dredging project in Aurora. For the third time in a row, a candidate from San Luis was crowned Ms. Aurora 2010. Bb. Aurora 2010 pictures from Donna Friginal (FB). Pictures of the Aurora Day 2010 Farmers Day from Donna Friginal (FB). Bb. Aurora 2010 Coronation Night pictures from BB (FB). Aurora Day 2010 Anniversary Program pictures fr Aurora Province FB. PGMA Speech during Aurora Day Celebration, Part 1 and Part 2. Aurora Day February 19 pictures by Donna Friginal. People’s Party at the Beach featuring Callalilly and Siakol. Pictures of Roads and Bridges to Northern Aurora by Seb Angara. From lawstude’s Journey: Maria Aurora’s Millenium Tree. Aurora Day Pictures by Batangbaler. From mb.com.ph: 122nd Birth Anniversary of Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon. From gmanews.tv: Carabao race an attraction in Baler, Aurora. Aurora Day – Basketball with the Stars pictures. Video of the February 18 fireworks display at the beach. Korea-Philippines Art Exhibit at GSIS Museum opens on February 26, 2010 with works of Vincent Christopher Gonzales and Roy Buen from Baler. From balita.ph: Quezon family: GMA is close to us. ART IN THE PARK. Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village Makati City. Feb. 27, 2010 includes artworks by brothers Jose Johann Bitancor and Jeho Bitancor from Baler. More Aurora Day pictures by Ymay. Bb. Aurora Talent Night pictures. Aurora Day Drum and Lyre Competition pictures by Ymay. Aurora Day Street Dancing pictures by Ymay. From Manila Bulletin column of Sen. Edgardo Angara: Baler For All Time. From balita.ph: PGMA salutes the monument of Doña Aurora Aragon-Quezon. From balita.ph: PGMA makes the inaugural drive-through of the Baler-Casiguran Road Project. From senate.gov.ph: Angara to lead Baler’s Agriculture Museum groundbreaking. From inquirer.net: Man beheads live-in partner in Aurora. From senate.gov.ph: Angara leads Canili Rural Farm School groundbreaking. From inquirer.net: At least 19 provinces on RP east coast alerted on tsunami.

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