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Illegal logging resumes in Aurora, says group

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

from by Tonette Orejas:

Illegal logging activities have resumed in Dingalan, a town in Aurora that was battered by landslides that killed more than 300 people and displaced nearly 1,000 families in November and December 2004, a leader of the Task Force Sierra Madre said on Friday.

Four 10-wheel trucks have been coming weekly since March to haul at least 65,000 board feet of wood from three lumberyards in Barangay Paltic, according to Fr. Pete Montallana, head of the TFSM-Dingalan chapter.

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Dingalan Rocks

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008


from Lawstude’s Journal:

Who would ever know that at one of the highest points in the province of Aurora lies a terrace of rocks and springs that forms an astonishing group of ponds where weary-souled travelers can dip and refresh themselves in its cool waters. I found that out in Dingalan.

The Dingalan Fishburger

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Found this thingy on “the 3rd K”, Kevin John Germino’s multiply site.

The 3rd K

A right blend of spices, herbs and just the finest and freshest fish in Dingalan. The Dingalan fish burger deviates from the usual greasy feeling, cholesterol giving burger made out of meat:)

Dingalan Fish Burger, I hope, will soon be a hit.
This is a great treat for people who have dietary restrictions:)

Maybe a little garnishing will make it more appealing to the eye… vegetables like lettuce and tomato will surely addd to the nutrition value of this phenomenal burger from DINGALAN, AURORA:)

Photo taken from “the 3rd K”

President Arroyo inspects gov’t road project in Aurora

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


DINGALAN, Aurora — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited this province yesterday to inspect the Dingalan road and port project and get a first hand information on the status of the project which forms part of her legacy agenda to link up all parts of the country through the construction of more roads and ports.

The President’s visit here is expected to underscore the importance with which she views the early completion of the project.

Started last year, the 120.65-kilometer, P1.575-billion arterial road will give rise to the Trans-Asia cargo and product shipping facility and help propel the Philippine economy. It is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2010.

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Gov’t developing 500,000 hectares of land in Aurora

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

from manila bulletin by Ariel Avendaño:

President Arroyo reiterated yesterday that the government is prioritizing the development of 500,000 hectares of lands in this timber-rich province for agribusiness ventures in the remaining two-and-a-half years of her term.

During the inspection of the R1.5-billion Tarlac-Nueva Ecija-Dingalan Port Road in Barangay Aplaya as part of the Luzon Urban Beltway, Mrs. Arroyo announced that she has instructed Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. to enter into an agreement with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the utilization of the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) to open 500,000 hectares of lands in Casiguran, this province, to agribusiness development by concreting the Baler-Casiguran Road.

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I’m confused about the figures, especially in this paragraph:

She said that Sen. Edgardo Angara, who accompanied her in her trip here, said that 500,000 hectares of the two-million hectare land are readily available in Casiguran in northern Aurora.

According to the website, the land area of the whole province of Aurora is 323,954 hectares, and on this website it is 308,122 hectares. So the 500,000 hectares in Casiguran mentioned in this news is bigger than the entire Aurora Province, which is surely not all agricultural. Factcheck please!

Dingalan Landscapes

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007


Wonderful Dingalan photos by Jay Jallorina. Photos taken last November 1 and 2. Enjoy.

Illegal logging is back, Aurora folk complain

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

from Manila Standard Today by Ferdie Domingo:

DINGALAN, Aurora—Only two years after three super-typhoons wiped out entire villages in this fourth-class town, residents complained that illegal logging has resumed at full steam with truck loads of newly-felled lumber being transported out of the remote village of Umiray at this province’s border with Quezon.

Residents, who asked not be identified for fear of reprisal, said at least 10 trucks of freshly-cut flitches were transported out of the town on Wednesday night. The trucks were estimated to have carried 12,000 board feet of flitches each.

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Aurora gov presses probe of shabu lab

Monday, October 15th, 2007

from Manila Standard Today by Ferdie G. Domingo:

Gov. Belaflor Angara Castillo asked the National Bureau of Investigation to reinvestigate the case of a clandestine shabu laboratory that was allegedly operated by four Chinese citizens in this town.

Although Chinese citizens Sy Tho, Wang Tha Ti, Chin Na Chua and Chen Chien were already acquitted on a technicality by Baler Regional Trial Court Branch 66 Judge Armando Yanga, there was no closure on the case and the authorities should still find out who should be prosecuted for the case.

“We must find out who were the ones who set up the shabu lab, we must not leave it hanging,” she said, noting that even the court acknowledged the existence of the shabu lab in Barangay Butas Na Bato here.

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Despite acquittal, 4 Chinese nationals to remain jailed

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007


Despite release orders by the Baler, Quezon Regional Trial Court for four Chinese nationals who were acquitted for manufacturing and possessing illegal drugs, they will remain detained on the orders of Bureau of Immigration officials.

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It’s a sad thing to know that these peeps were acquitted because of technicality (”The Quezon Court acquitted the four as it pointed that the evidence used against them by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) were objects of an illegal search.”)

Another sad thing is that after 28 years of being an independent province, Aurora is still mistaken as Quezon Province.

And tomorrow is Batangbaler’s 6th birthday. Well, as Tears For Fears says “Funny how….. time fliesssssss”. I’m head over heels.

4 Chinese acquitted of drug raps

Monday, October 1st, 2007

from Tempo online by Magtangol C. Vilar:

BALER, Aurora – Four Chinese who were charged in August last year with the manufacture and possession of 5.44 kilograms of “shabu” were acquitted last week by a Regional Trial Court (RTC) here for failure of the prosecution to establish the guilt of the quartet beyond reasonable doubt.

Ordered freed from detention on the basis of the decision of RTC Branch 66 Judge Armando Yanga were Sy Tho, Wang Tha Ti, Chin Na Chua and Chen Chien.

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Illegal Logging Still Rampant in Dingalan, Aurora

Sunday, September 30th, 2007


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Tarlac-Aurora Highway Sought

Friday, September 14th, 2007


Business groups in Central Luzon have linked up to push the government to build the Tarlac-Nueva Ecija-Aurora Expressway to transform the region’s eastern side into a gateway of trade, commerce and tourism through the Pacific Ocean route.

It starts from La Paz in Tarlac, goes on to the towns of Zaragoza and Sta. Rosa, up to Cabanatuan City and Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija.

From an interchange in Pantabangan, the options are to extend the road to Dingalan and to Baler, the capital town of Aurora.

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