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BFAR hunts dolphin killers in Aurora province

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Balita mula sa gmanews.tv:

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is now hunting down a gang behind the slaughtering of dolphins off Baler town in Aurora province, a radio report said Wednesday.

Radio dzRH reported that the remains of the dolphins were found off Reserva village in Baler town in Aurora. Only the heads, bones and tails were found.

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Sisid Baler

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Nag hit ang underwater video post ng Provincial Tourism Office kaya ginawan agad nila ng sequel. Ito naman ang Dive Baler. Ang tigakuha nga pala nila video ay si Ernan Dukha sa ilalim at si Mac Ritual sa ibabaw. Si Ryan Ritual ang tiga edit.

Tabsung na!

Dive Aurora

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Tara nang tumabsung sa ilalim ng karagatan ng Aurora. Video mula sa Provincial Tourism Office.

Baler sa TV Patrol Kagabi

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Napa TV na naman ang Baler kagabi. Ito ay dahil ayon sa PAGASA ay sa Baler ang landfall ng bagyo kaya sagsag na naman sila sa ating bagyuhing bayan para maka scoop ng maaring mangyaring sakuna. At kagaya ng madalas na mangyari, wala na namang nangyari. Umulan lang sa Baler at ang bagyong si Lawin ay nagpaleklek lamang sa Pacific Ocean at di bumisita. Narito ang video, baka may kilala kayo sa mga nakunan ng video.

Balitang Kalikasan

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Parehong mula sa inquirer.net:

Quezon bishop to head groups vs Sierra Madre illegal logging

CATHOLIC BISHOP ROLANDO Tria Tirona, head of the Prelature of Infanta, has been deputized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to oversee two environmental watchdog bodies to fight illegal logging in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges.

In a press release posted at the DENR website Wednesday, Environment Secretary Lito Atienza disclosed the appointment of Tirona as ‘co-chair’ of the two newly created multipartite teams (MPT) to help combat the rampant illegal logging.

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From ‘kaingero’ to forester

In 1971, Oscar Gendrano was a young forester on a mission in Casiguran, Quezon. His mission: Cut down as much timber as he could and bring them home to Manila where the once-towering trees would be trimmed into matchsticks.

Armed with brand-new power saws, he arrived on the dazzling white shores of St. Ildelfonso Point, where he was met by tall, kinky-haired black men in loincloths. They were the Dumagat, a gentle and hardworking people who had lived by the sea long before the Spaniards came to Philippine shores, and certainly long before he got there like a conquering Magellan with not a sword but a power saw.

But that was all it took to convert these gentle natives into power saw-wielding loggers who agreed to cut trees and haul them to shore on their shoulders—all for cigarettes and bottles of Siok Tong.

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Ancient ‘balite’ tree battles for life in Aurora

A “balite” tree, carbon-dated to be between 400 and 600 years old and said to be among the oldest and biggest in Asia, has suffered from human abuse, as the Aurora provincial government and a family in Maria Aurora town try to settle a row over management of a park where the tree stands.

“Umaakyat ang mga tao. Inuukit pa nila pangalan nila. Nasasaktan ang puno (People climb it. They also carve their names on it. The tree is hurt),” Onassis Ronquillo, barangay chair of Quirino, said of the tourist-drawing natural wonder in his village at the foothills of the Sierra Madre.

Basahin ang kumpletong balita. Ito ay una kong nabasa sa isang mahusay na blog tungkol sa barangay ng Quirino sa Ma. Aurora – ang Quinoy Ako. Sana ay marami pang sumunod sa halimbawa ng blog na ito.

Sineng “Baler” ni Anne Curtis at Jericho Rosales Gagawin sa Tanay, Rizal

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Showbiz uli tayo. Ito ang latest chikka tungkol sa pelikulang Baler. Mula dito sa pinoyshowbiztalk.com:

Thorough research daw ang ginawa nila, mula sa mga sunud-sunod na events na nangyari noong Spanish-American war, kung saan nagsagupa ang mga Spanish soldiers at ang puwersa ng mga Filipino, hanggang sa pagpapatayo nila ng set sa Tanay, Rizal kung saan gagayahin nila ang look ng Baler, now Aurora, in Quezon Province.

Samakatuwid ay hindi pala sa Baler gagawin ang sine. Dahil siguro sa malayo tayo sa kabihasnan at mahirap ang logistics pag dito ginawa. Pero ayon din sa balita ay pupunta din naman sila sa Baler. Siguro para sa flash-forward kung saan ipapakita ang kasalukuyang simbahan ng Baler. Kaya sa mga nag-aabang kay Anne Curtis at Jericho Rosales, manood na lang muna kayo ng TV.

Mas nainip ako dun sa nakalagay na “Baler, Now Aurora, in Quezon Province”. Parang sablay de baga?

Stop Aurora illegal logging, DENR asked

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

From inquirer.net by Tonette Orejas:

The Church-led environmental group Task Force Sierra Madre has asked Environment Secretary Joselito Atienza to create an independent investigation committee to look into illegal logging in Dingalan, a town in Aurora where landslides killed some 700 people in 2004.

In a July 28 letter, Gary Lumbo, TFSM Dingalan chapter president, and Fr. Pete Montallana, TFSM chair, also asked Atienza to remove Joselito Blanco as community environment and natural resources officer (Cenro) in the town due to his alleged inaction.

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Palace OKs citizens’ arm vs illegal logging

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Magandang balita ito. Maganda ang ginagawang aksyon ng Task Force Sierra Madre. Dapat silang tulungan nating mga tiga Aurora na ang mithi ay pagmamalasakit sa ating mahal na probinsiya.

Mula sa inquirer.net:

President Macapagal-Arroyo and forest protection advocates have agreed to form a citizens’ body to fight continued illegal logging in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges, the head of a Church-based forest protection watchdog said Tuesday.

The move, according to Fr. Pete Montallana, came in the wake of the apparent failure of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and other government agencies to stop illegal logging in the area.

Montallana heads the Task Force Sierra Madre (TFSM).

He said Bishop Rolando Tria Tirona and a delegation from northern Quezon met with Ms Arroyo last month in Malacañang and voiced serious concern on continued illegal logging in Sierra Madre.

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