Athena Mae D. Imperial, shown here in a 2009 photo, is representing the Municipality of Casiguran, Aurora in this year’s Miss Philippines Earth Pageant. Athena was a Top 10 finalist of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 that was held here at Baler, Aurora. She’s a high school valedictorian, a Communications Research graduate from UP Diliman and currently works at GMA Network. More info about her can be read at the Miss Philippines Earth website.
Miss Philippines-Earth 2011 Coronation Night will be held on June 5 at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum, Palawan.
Vincent Christopher Gonzales and Rigor Esguerra from Baler, Aurora are two of the five Filipino artists whose works will be featured in a 6 county European art exhibit from May to July this year. Titled Filipinism, European Art Exhibit 2011 this series of exhibits is presented by Ver Cuison and Bill Perez of the Kunst Gallery and will feature works by Mark Balatbat, Erick Dator, Ronna Manansala and our two kababayans Vincent and Rigor. The art shows will be held in galleries in Germany, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Austria, The Netherlands and Italy.
The artists will be joining the delegation so if you want to meet them personally, just add them to your Facebook friends list for updates. This is Vincent’s FB Page, and this is Rigor’s page.
We were just given a heads up by Doc Mael that they will be holding the very first Bikini Open competition in Aurora Province. The Pacific Coastline Bikini Open 2011 – Aurora will be held on May 7, 2011 at Sabang Beach Baler, Aurora. The event is sponsored by San Miguel Beer. Entrance is only 99 pesos with a free beer.
If you’re interested in joining the competition, just stay tuned to this website and we will be announcing more details in the coming days.
Radyo Aurora (92.1), the newest radio station in the province is set to go full blast and they’re looking for radio announcers and field reporters. The radio station is located at the Aurora Technological Institute/Aurora Polytechnic College compound at Brgy. Buhangin, Baler, Aurora.
If you’re interested, there’s an audition on April 26 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the ATI compound. Don’t forget to bring your resume.
The University of the Philippines Filipiniana Varsity Dance Group in coordination to the Office of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara,Provincial Government of Aurora headed by Gov. Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo thru the Office of Provincial Employment Sports,Culture and Arts for Youth Development (PESCAYDO) will once again hold its auditions on April 10, 2011 at SP Hall Capitol Building Brgy. Suklayin Baler,Aurora- from 9 am – 6 pm. Audition is open to all incoming first year college students from all over the province. Be there and grab this opportunity to become a varsity scholar in the premier state university. For more information please do not hesitate to ask PESCAYDO located at Provincial Capitol Compound Brgy. Suklayin Baler,Aurora.
This is from the National Museum website. I think it’s a great tour package. If I’m not living here in Baler, I will sign up for this. The tour price is 6,500 bucks and includes transportation, meals and snacks.
After conquering the magnificence of Mt. Banahaw in 2009 and discovering the nature-abundant Prieto-Diaz, Sorsogon in 2010, the National Museum of the Philippines, this year, brings its Nature Walk training to the panoramic Baler, Aurora.
Nature Walk is one of the regular educational activities of the National Museum organized and implemented by its Museum Education Division. It aims to disseminate the museum’s knowledge and expertise in the area of natural history, providing experiential learning in an outdoor environment for better appreciation of nature and natural heritage conservation.
The four-day training which will take place from May 3-6, 2011 in Baler, Aurora is expected to be participated in by science teachers and students, nature lovers, environmentalists and tourism officers. Facilitating the activities are experts on botany, zoology and geology both from the National Museum and other institutions.
Nature Walk 2011 includes lecture, demonstration, nature observation and other outdoor activities. Stargazing using conventional and digital device is an added exposure for participants.
For more information and reservation, please get in touch with Mr. Mel Lagartija or Ms. Rizza Salterio of the Museum Education Division at telefax no. 5270278 or email at [email protected] (news from the National Museum website)