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National Greening Program Aurora Week Starts Today

National Greening Program Week

The PENRO-REECS will lead the 5-day NGP Week starting today, December 1, 2014 at the Baler Municipal Plaza. Various events and activities will raise environmental awareness, enthusiasm and inspiration to NGP in Aurora among the various stakeholders and LGUs. A poster making contest, photo contest, advocacy meetings, trainings, and exhibits will be conducted to celebrate our greening activities and effort.

The 1st NGP Aurora Week will be held on December 1-5, 2014. Stakeholders, individuals and groups from the community, are enjoined to participate. “National Greening Program: Ang Ating Kagubatan at Kalikasan ay Kayamanan at Buhay” is the year’s theme.

The NGP Aurora Week will have the following activities:

Parade (PENRO to Baler Plaza)
Opening Ceremonies
NGP Exhibit

Training on Environment and Leadership
Seminar on Biodiversity/ Mountain Climbing
Tree Planting and Growing
Review to National Greening Program Aurora

Day 5
Stakeholders’ Meeting/Convention
Showcase of Accomplishment in IEC
Announcement of Photo Contest and Poster Making Contest Winners

The NGP Week is a week-long celebration composed of various activities to promote conservation and protection endeavour of National Greening Program. The celebration offers a unique collaborative opportunity for communities and organizations to work together for forest conservation and environmental rehabilitation. Also, participants will experience nature in a way they may never have had, learn something new, and discover conservation.

For more information,contact:
DENR-Region III PENRO-Aurora
Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies, Inc (REECS)
Sitio Puntangan, Brgy. Pingit, Baler, Aurora

(info from PENRO-Aurora/REECS)

Undas Week Events @ Baler

I’m tracking 6 events happening during Undas Week here in Baler, and all does not involve our dead relatives.

Invasion Concert Part 2 on October 29 at Sentro Baler.

Invasion Concert 2

Invasion Concert Part 2 for a cause for the Typhoon Labuyo Victims featuring Kitchie Nadal, Cathy Go, MoF and many more!! October 29, 2013, 6pm, at the Baler Sports Complex. Tickets are available for P50, P100 and sponsor ticket for P500. 9am-2pm – Career Coaching, Values Formation, Moral Recovery Seminar (free entrance). 2pm-5pm – Local Bands Jamming (free Entrance). 6pm – Invasion Concert Part 2! (P50, 100, 500).

For more info – go to the Official Event FB Page

Operation Lerbalized on October 29 t0 31 at Aliya Surf Camp

Aliya Surf Camp

Aliya Surf Camp (Baler) Presents: OPERATION LERBALIZED! A benefit Gig and Surf trip for the recent victims of Typhoon Santi. With bands Roxy and the Pipemasters and Franco! October 29 to 31! Join us as we raise funds for the Baler community! Surf, Skate, Music, Raffles and Bonfires! For more info pm or call us at 09158759325 / 09399390929 / 09175317269 or visit the official FB Page of Aliya Surf Camp. Continue reading Undas Week Events @ Baler

Former Aurora Governor Eddie Ong Dies at 61

Former Aurora Governor Edgardo L. Ong
Portrait of former Aurora Governor Edgardo L. Ong painted by Joel Vedad

Relatives of former Aurora Governor Edgardo “Eddie” L. Ong announced his passing yesterday, October 2, 2013, at the age of 61 due to liver failure. His remains will be brought to Baler today, October 3, for a two-day wake at the Provincial Capitol.

“Gov Eddie” was the Vice Governor of Aurora province from 1987 until 1991 when he succeeded as Governor due to the death of then Governor Eunice Guerrero-Cucueco. He was later elected as Governor on 1992 and served three full terms until 2001.

Born on July 25, 1952 at Baler, former Governor Eddie Ong was the fourth child of Lt. Governor Estrello Ong and Natalia Lumasac Ong. He was married to Ramoncita “Chit” Ong who also served as Aurora Governor from 2001 to 2004. They have three children, Michael, Christine and Gian Carlo.

Update: The remains of former Governor Eddie Ong will lie in state at the Sangguning Panlalawigan hall, Provincial Capitol Baler, Aurora until Friday night. On Saturday, he will be transferred back to Manila and will be buried at the Heritage Memorial Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City next week.

Gov. Gerry Noveras’ Radio Program

On September 7, the radio program of Aurora Governor Gerry A. Noveras went on-air at DZJO Spirit FM. The airtime was 5:00 am, when most of us were still sleeping. The program featured information and updates on the different projects of our Governor and the Provincial Government. The show was live-streamed via the station’s ustream channel.  Unfortunately, it was never recorded for future listening. The second episode however, was recorded. You can listen to the September 14 program here:

Video streaming by Ustream

Don’t miss the program tomorrow starting at 5:00 am. If you’re in the Central Aurora area you can tune in to DZJO-FM 101.7Mhz. If you’re out of town or out f the country, you can listen to it via internet at

Baler Town Fiesta 2011 – Events Schedule

Baler Fiesta 2011

The Events of Baler Town Fiesta 2011
(updated August 12, 2011)

August 14, 2011
Balik Bola Basketball 9:00 A.M. (Sentro Baler)
8th Lukso Happy Skateboarding Competition 2:00 P.M.  (Municipal Plaza)

August 15, 2011
Soccer Competition   8:00 A.M. (Baler Central School)
Tourism and Trade Fair (9:00 A.M. Mun. Plaza)
Raffle and Bingo Bonanza (2:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)
Cultural Presentation (7:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)

August 16, 2011
Bikathon (6:00 A.M.)
Soccer Competition 8:00 A.M. (Baler Central School)
Farmer’s Day  8:00 A.M. (Mun. Plaza)
Historical and Painting Contest (8:00 A.M. SB Hall)
Jobs Fair    9:00 A.M. (Mun. Plaza)
G. Baler 2011 (7:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)

August 17, 2011
Drum and Lyre Competition (7:00 A.M. Mun. Plaza)
Auditorium (7:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)

August 18, 2011
Street Dancing Competition (7:00 A.M. Mun. Plaza)
Komedya de Baler (3:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)
SMB Night (7:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)

August 19, 2011
Procession (Around Poblacion)
Mass (Baler Church)
Parade 7:00 A.M. (Mun. Plaza)
Commemorative Program 9:00 A.M. (Mun. Plaza)
Unveiling of BALER 400 Commemorative Monument (after the program)
Baler Got Talent (2:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)
Fireworks Display (7:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)
Variety Show (8:00 P.M. Mun. Plaza)

Thanks to Benjamin R. Hungriano and the Aurora Family Community for the info.

Pilipinas Got Talent Mini-Audition at Baler, Aurora on May 8

Pilipinas Got Talent
Pilipinas Got Talent

Calling all talented Aurorans! ABS-CBN’s talent show Pilipinas Got Talent will be holding a mini-audition at Sentro Baler (Baler, Aurora) on May 8, 2011 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Registration will start at 7:00 am.  Those who will be chosen in this mini audition will be joining the Season 3 main audition at Baguio City.

The announcement was posted by Diosdado Cada at the Batangbaler Facebook page. Click here for more details about the event.

Update: Change in schedule and location. Audition is still on May 8. AM auditions will be at the Capitol Grounds and PM auditions will be at Sentro Baler. And Kris Aquino or Lucky Manzano will not be around. This is just a mini-audition. The main audition in this side of the country will be at Baguio City.