Last year we posted some Google Earth images of Aurora province and noted that some areas like Northern Aurora already have high quality images but Baler is still stuck with crappy satellite images. Earlier this year Google Earth updated with high quality images of Baler and some places in Central Aurora. The latest timestamp is July 2014 so they’re pretty much up to date. Here are some images of Baler taken from space. You can check out Google Earth if you want to see a view of your roof.
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)
Training on Environment and Leadership
Seminar on Biodiversity/ Mountain Climbing
Tree Planting and Growing
Review to National Greening Program Aurora
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)
On December 1, 2014, Baler Mayor Nelianto Bihasa and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista will sign a sisterhood agreement at the Quezon City Hall.
On Dec. 1, 2014, Quezon City and Municipality of Baler, Aurora – the city that Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon created and the town where he was born – will sign the Sisterhood relationship agreement and friendship affiliation.
LGU-Baler Elected Officials headed by Mayor Nelianto C. Bihasa, Department Heads and Non-Government Organizations will attend the Flag Raising Ceremony and MOU Signing at Quezon City Hall to be hosted by City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.
The said agreement will foster historical and cultural ties of Quezon City and Municipality of Baler and to encourage mutual understanding, friendship and peace through tourism and goodwill among their people, encourage social & cultural exchanges, forge strong economic ties between the two local governments and exchange innovative procedures and practices which will greatly aid both parties in good governance.
The agreement was made possible thru Baler SB Resolution No. 055-2013 and Quezon City Resolution No. 5855 s. 2014 and the efforts of Baler Aurora Ngayon Angkan at Kasaysayan (BANAK) Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to promote and advance the study of the history and culture of Baler and the Aurora Province and to undertake activities beneficial to the municipality/province and its people.
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 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 (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
NAOMI AOKI is a four piece band from Baler, Aurora. The members are: Mica Lopez, Pong De Guzman, Joed Mora and GA Francia. Luckily, the band was selected to be one of the Wanderband’s Top15 (a contest by Karpos Multimedia Inc. wherein the winner will perform live in Wanderland 2014 – a music festival of international indie bands. Next level will be a popularity contest which will be from 50% votes and 50% judge’s decision. In line with this, the band is asking for your support like and share to our fellow kababayan the video to gather more likes and share as much as possible.
NOTE: Your SHARE will ONLY be counted if you have liked this two pages:
and SHARE the video as much as you want – http://goo.gl/P6V2Eb
Nothing to do in Baler this weekend? Watch the 1st StokedInc. Philippine Wahine Classic, happening on October 5-6, 2013 at the Aliya Surf Resort, Baler Beach. From the event page: “The goal of The Philippine Wahine Classic is to encourage and empower the female population who has fallen in love with the sport of surfing and the lifestyle that is synonymous with it. We encourage all our surfing wahines to join us for this great weekend, whether to compete or not, to show support for your fellow lady sliders!”
Wahine is the Hawaiian word for woman and the word used to describe a female surfer.
Visit The Surf Institute for more info.
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.