Batangbaler: 2006 Highlights

Note: Here are the notable news and events that were posted on Batangbaler last year. I’m sure other things more important and relevant happened in Aurora in 2006 but went pass the Batangbaler radar. If you have anything to add, just give me a holler at admin at batangbaler.net. The dates indicated are either the actual dates of the events or the dates they were posted.

January 23: D’ Liner bus accident at Ditailen, Ma. Aurora along the newly opened Maria-San Luis “expressway”.

January 25: Typhoon Agaton flooded 26 villages in Casiguran and other areas in Aurora. Joel Tan from Dingalan was the lone fatality.

February 17: Regular flights between Manila and Baler via SEAIR

February 14 – 19: Aurora Day 2006

February 17: Ms. Abbie Shiela Misola Teh from Casiguran crowned as Ms. Aurora 2006

February 23: Burgos St. Fire

Continued after the jump…

March 3: Radio announcer and NGO worker Joey Estriber abducted along Burgos St. in Baler.

March 16: Launching of the 21 million pesos Aurora Food Basket project at the Canili area in Maria, Aurora.

May 9-14: Sining Silangan 2006 – The 2nd Aurora Summer Arts Fest

May 27: Basketball: Aurorans and Celebrities – All-Star Basketball Game show in Baler Sports Complex.

June 7: Regional Trial Court starts hearing the case of Dingalan Mayor Ylarde regarding the slaying of an Aurora publisher

June 30: 107th Anniversary of the Siege of Baler/Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration

July 15: Sierra Karera. UST Team Conquer is the big winner in this inaugural outdoor racing event in Ma. Aurora.

July 18: Dinalungan Mayor Marilyn Marquez suspended for 60 days. Her refusal to vacate her post caused a short-lived standout at the town’s municipal building.

August 19: Baler Town Fiesta. Unveiling of new MLQ statue at the Quezon Park.

August 25: 120M worth of shabu seized in Dingalan. Three Taiwanese arrested by NBI and PDEA operatives in a resort house at Brgy. Paltic.

August 2006: Cedula scare in Aurora.

August 16: Ms. Joyce P. Molina crowned Ms. Baler 2006.

September 14: DENR Secretary Angelo Reyes lifted ban on three logging companies in Aurora.

September 17: Dipaculao Police Station most citizen friendly in Region III.

October 17: The CANADA Scandal

October 20: CENRO of Dingalan sacked by DENR Sec. Angelo Reyes.

October 30: Typhoon Paeng hit Dicadi Area.

November 11: Typhoon Queenie

November 27: Aurora Joins the North Philippines International Tourism Fair at Clark, Pampanga

November 30: Bangus Harvest Festival

December 16: Consuelo Valenzuela of Baler – Outstanding Microentrepreneur of the Year Awardee.

Next: Achievers of 2006

About kidlat

Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

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