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Historical Data of Casiguran 1952

In 2006 I posted “Historical Data of Baler 1952-1953“, the source of which was then unknown since I just discovered it in my old hard disk. Later snooping led me to the copies of the original documents in the National Library. And the document was not alone. There’s also the same historical data for Casiguran and Maria Aurora. For this post, I will slowly encode the Historical Data of Casiguran from 1952. It’s longer than the Baler document so visit this page from time to time until it’s complete.

June 19, 1938. Manuel L. Quezon visits Casiguran. (source: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office)
June 19, 1938. Manuel L. Quezon visits Casiguran. (source: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office)

Historical Data of Casiguran

No record of its establishment and change of boundaries can be given to date as no informer could be found in this locality. However, the town of Casiguran was onve uncer th province of Nueva Viscaya. But sometime in the year 1905 or 1908 the boundary of Quezon province was extended to the north so as to include Casiguran.

As far as could be remenbered by the informer, the province was ruled by the following governors: Hon. Manuel Quezon, Lucban, Abastillas, Filemon Perez, Maximo Rodriguez, Leon Guinto, Dr. Casiano Sandoval, Hilarion Yanza, Gregorio Santayana, and Vicente Constantino. Other officials who served in the province were Representatives Fabian Millar, Jose Angara, Francisco Lavidez, Primitovo San Agustin and Rafael Villar. Some of the outstanding citizens of the province were Don Filemon Perez r., MAnuel Quezon, Don Justo Lucban, Vicente Lucban, Mrs. Aurora Quezon, Gregorio Sena, Elias Desembrana, Fortunato Suarez, Dr. cAsiano Sandoval and Jose Angara.

No further information could be gathered about the province in this municipality as there are no available informers.

Submitted by:
JESUS J. TORRE
MISS ILUMINADA CAPULE
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Google Earth Images of Aurora Province

I’ve been monitoring Google Earth for sometime waiting for high resolution photos of Baler and other towns in Aurora. Last year they updated the low-res images of Baler to slightly better but still low def satellite photos taken in 2010. This month, the images of Baler and some parts of San Luis and Dipaculao were again updated with the same crappy and now black and white photos. But, while Google Earth provides no joy for Aurora’s capital town, some places, especially up north are getting nice snapshots. Here are some screencaps I made for your viewing pleasures. Click on the images to biggify and see if you can spot your roof in the pictures.

Poblacion, Baler, Aurora
Poblacion, Baler, Aurora

Low-res 2010 picture of Baler, Aurora. Some big structures could be identified. From this picture, you can tell that Baler’s town plan is a mess.

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A slightly better but black and white picture of Baler.

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Athena Imperial Represents Casiguran in Miss Philippines Earth 2011 Pageant

Athena Imperial
Athena Imperial. Photo by Mac ritual

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.

You can also follow the Athena Imperial, Miss Philippines-Earth 2011 Candidate FB Page for updates.

Binibining Aurora 2010 Candidates

The candidates of the Binibining Aurora 2010. The Talent Night will be on February 15 at the Capitol Grounds and the Coronation Night will be on February 17 at the Sentro Baler (Baler Sports Complex).

Leona Paula Santicruz
Leona Paula Santicruz

Candidate No. 1 – Ms. Leona Paula Ranillo Santicruz from San Luis.

Ms. Jamie Galban Gonzales
Ms. Jamie Galban Gonzales

Candidate No. 2 – Ms. Jamie Galban Gonzales from Baler

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May 2010 Election – List of Aurora Candidates

Here’s the list of all local candidates for the May 2010 elections. Thanks to Comelec for the info.

Update: * – indicates incumbent officials

Congressional and Provincial Positions

For Congressman, Lone District of Aurora
1. Angara, Juan Edgardo Manalang (LDP) *
2. Manalo, Teofilo Belen (Independent)

For Provincial Governor
1. Castillo, Bellaflor-Angara (LDP)*
2. Dela Cruz, Ruben Tud (PDP-Laban)
3. Tangson, Mariano Calderon (NP)

For Provincial Vice Governor
1. Noveras, Gerardo Angala (LP)*
2. Tolentino, Danilo Amansec (LDP) (incumbent Board Member)

For Provincial Board Member – First District (Dingalan, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis)
1. Abordo, Oliver Ian Angara (LDP) (incumbent San Luis Councilor)
2. Bautista, Philip Butch Molina (LDP)
3. Dinamling, Aizalea Adangla (PDP-Laban)
4. Gagarin, Jose Lumabao (Independent)
5. Ong, Pedro Jr. Montes (NP)*
6. Padua, Oscar Wenceslao (LDP)*
7. Pimentel, Cesar Bihasa (LDP)
8. Porqueriño, Marietta Galban (NP)

For Provincial Board Member – Second District (Dipaculao, Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dilasag)
1. Alipio, Ruben Jr. Soriano (LDP)
2. Cabauatan, Jose Sr. Blanche (LDP)*
3. Marzan, Honorio Jr. Macanas (NP)
4. Miran, Pablo Galolo (NP)
5.Pascua, Renato Villena (LDP)*
6. Tubera, Tito Castro (LP)
7. Valin, Denia Peña (LDP)*
8. Villar, Dante Cordial (NP)

List of municipal candidates after the jump.
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Aurora opens up to investments

from inquirer.net:

A new set of business coordinates has been plotted in Casiguran, Aurora province. On that site will rise the Aurora Special Economic Zone (Asez), the country’s investment gateway to the Pacific and the rest of the world.

The 5,000-hectare ecozone, the newest in Central Luzon, will share its business operations in the region with Clark Economic Freeport, Bataan Economic Zone and Pampanga Export Processing Ecozone, among others.

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Meanwhile, Jolina visited Casiguran

Casiguran: Celebrating 400 years in history

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 “Enchanting Paradise in the North,” just celebrated its 400 years in history through a week-long festivity that showcased the town’s products, talents and beauty. The Quadricentennial of Casiguran, Aurora kicked off last June 7, 2009 with loads of activities to laud the town’s 400th year Anniversary.

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