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Between typhoon Yoyong and Christmas the Batangbaler people managed to formalize a group and incorporate a non-profit organization called Volunteers for Aurora Province, Inc. aka Aurora Volunteers. Under the name, we successfully completed part 2 of our relief operation on December 26, this time with a certified doctor and some instant nurses and pharmacists to set up a one-day clinic at San Isidro, San Luis Aurora one of the worst flooded barangay in Central Aurora. We managed to give medical services to more than 80 persons and give relief foods and used clothings to more than 100 families. We also gave infant products and milks to about 30 kiddies and raffled off 5 blankets or banigs.
Then off we go to Sitio Tirung somewhere in Obligacion, Baler, Aurora. We gave about 100 bags of relief goods, infant and children products, blankets, towels, used shoes and sandals.
We also gave 30 bags of goods to our contact in Pingit for distribution the next day.
Part 3 of our operation will be on December 30 or 31 at Brgy. Villa and Dimani.
San Isidro, San Luis, Aurora Operation
The guys and the goods at the take-off point, Rizal St, Baler, Aurora
Aurora Volunteers Forever, arrival at San Isidro
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To All!
Buhangin, Baler, Aurora
Paltic, Dingalan Aurora
Thanks to the Provincial Government of Aurora for the pictures.
This is an aerial shot of the part of Baler-Bongabong Road leading to Villa Aurora.
Video courtesy of the Provincial Government of Aurora through DPWH and the Provincial Tourism Office.
Villa Aurora before:
Villa Aurora now:
courtesy of Provincial Government of Aurora
Batangbaler through Volunteers for Aurora is still accepting donations. Please scroll down the page or click here for info.
Da King during his campaign sortie in Baler. April 27, 2004.
“After the initial outburst of concern and support and assistance, it’s when the news dwindles on the front pages that help is that much more needed.” – MLQ3
Our call for help is not yet over. We are still accepting donations for the people of Aurora affected by the series of floods and typhoons in the past weeks. For those who want to help and want it fast and without bureaucratic ilks, were it. We’re accepting help in form of foods, clothing, medicines and money. Please contact the following if you’re in the Manila area:
Rommel Espinosa – 0920*******
Jerome Tinio – 0917*******
Enyel Sinsay – 0919*******
Ayie Pimentel – 0927*******
Ella Friginal – 0919*******
For those who are in other parts of the world, you may send your donations to your relatives in Manila or through:
Rachelle V. Friginal
Account Number: ******
If you want to send money via Western Union, you can send it direct to Baler through:
Joseph T. Gonzales