Baler Fiesta 1948

Baler Fiesta 1948

Festivity in front of the Municipal Plaza during the town Fiesta 1948. Dancing partners; Left to Right: Roberto Tolentino & Lorna Novicio, Leonardo Novicio & Soledad Cuento, Plaridel Querijero & Raquel Tolentino, and Rodelia Carrasco & Pedro Leander. Picture from Poppo Olag.

This Week's Events

ASRAI Longboard Invitational
April 24-26, 2009
Sabang Beach, Baler Aurora
Organized by the Aurora Surfrides Association, Inc

Padyak Para sa Kalikasan
Today, April 25, 2009
Central Aurora
Annual Bike Race to celebrate Earth Day
sponsored by aurora Multi-Sectoral Action Group

News

Some Baler news from the online newspapers:

from BusinessWorld Online: Baler Beauty

The 400th anniversary celebrations of Baler, Aurora, which began with the entry of Baler the movie in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival, continues with a joint visual exhibit by the Dimalangat Artists Community and the Batang Aurora Camera Club, two fledgling organizations that aim to capture the beauty of the province through art.

Click here for more (preview only) Click here for the full cached article from Google.com

from Business Mirror Online: Baler marks 400 years, to hold trade fair in Quezon City

Lobsters, sea bass, talakitok, tuna,blue marlin and pompano, as well as hard-to-come-by salad greens like pakò ferns and other vegetables, special rice and coffee will be available from today at the Department of Agriculture complex in Quezon City.

Click here to read the full news

from Business World Online: Aurora province to revive sabutan weaving industry

LOCAL OFFICIALS and stake-holders are considering promoting an indigenous fiber to tap new foreign markets and provide an alternative livelihood to residents in the municipality of Baler in Aurora.

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Ate Donna's Tribute to Baler – Part 2

Soon to be a coffee table book. Here’s part 2 of Ate Donna’s Tribute to Baler. Stolen with permisssion from her facebook notes.

*****

Halina’t alalahaning muli
Ang mga bagay na magpapasaya
Magpapangiti….magpapahagalpak..magpapagulung..
At mag papa utut….sa inyu… sa kakatawa

Makipag bebel-le (bahay-bahayan sa iba)
Magtakayad ng bau o kawayan
Makipagtaguan at umuwi na sa bahay…pahirapan
ang taya sa paghahanap sa iyu, ande niya alam
maluwalhati ka na palang tulug sa inyu hanap pa
rin siya ng hanap…

Magkulut gamit ang tangkay ng kamuting kahuy
asos ay lahat na batang babai nuun… kulut gawa nitu

Makipaglaru ng “gurung-gurung” nag-aanu ka po?

Makipag salubibay 200…may dalawang punung saging
namunga…at nanupling…isang dalagita’t isang
dupling…susuut ang may gustu ang ayaw ay
tumakbu…bokalbu ginataang munggo ang tatay
mung kalbu…dyableg wala katuturan anu?

O de kaya pag medyu sosyal ka.. dun ka sa may lubid
na luluksu-luksu sa saliw ng I lab u telepon…telepon
bi en bot, bot en bi…sharon…sharon lab gabby

Magkipag syato…banggil,jolens, teks at mag-ipun ng mga
kaha ng sigarilyo…pinakamataas yung Philip pinaka
mababa yung kaha ng champion tama baga?
Mangolekta ng litid…(rubber band) akaw nakasampay
yung mga naka tirintas na pinagsama-sama ang kulay
magkabakas si Fr. Boyet saka si Eric F.

Magpakog-kog sa bayatu…ay may araw din iyan sila!!

Mag e bayabas sa may ilug ng Kinalapan….ay ho-a
andami nuun…may malaki pa kaming bakid na
lalagyan, nalagtas na ang balikat ku sa big-at!

Continue reading Ate Donna's Tribute to Baler – Part 2

Baler 400: Art Exhibit and Agri Trade Fair

Rally the troops!

Baler: A State of Mind Art Exhibit
April 20 – 24 30, 2008
featuring paintings of Dimalangat Arts Group and Batang Aurora Camera Club. NCCA Lobby,General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.
Opening: April 20, 2009 5:00 pm. (See you there)
presented by: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Office of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara and the Provincial Government of Aurora.

Vincent Christopher Gonzales

Dimadimalangat by Vincent Christopher Gonzales (click here for more)

Update: The event had a successful opening last Monday. It was opened by Sen. Edgardo J. Angara, NCCA Chairman Usec. Vilma N. Labrador, NCCA Executive Director Cecile Guidote-Alvarez. Other national government officials also attended. Vice Mayor Pilot Bihasa also attended. There was a short program at the NCCA Lobby shortly after the opening and viewing of exhibits. It was hosted by Ricky Quezon-Avanceña who even made a shoutout to Batangbaler. Most of the artists who participated in the gallery were also present. Local star-singer Jaylorie Delos Santos and his band provided the live music for the occassion. The exhibit will run until the end of April. On May, it will be transferred to the Malacañang Gallery. Standby for the photos as i will still borrow them from the other Batang Aurora Camera Club members.

And special shoutout to the two readers of this blog who attended the opening – Pong and Aian of Blue Island. Rokenrol!

Flores De Mayo

Flores de Mayo by Kidlat

Aurora Agri-Fisheries Trade Fair
April 21-24, 2009
Bureau of Soils and Water Management
Department of Agriculture
Elliptical Road, Quezon City

Update: This was even bigger than the Art Exhibit. Sen. Edgardo Angara also opened the event with Gov. Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo and the mayors of the municipalities of Aurora. The trade fair will still be up until today (April 23). Fresh and processed local foods, handicrafts and other local products are available.

The Official Baler, Aurora Website

FINALLY! The Municipal Government of Baler has a website. 400 years after Fray Blas Palomino surfed the waves of labasin, the municipio peeps have finally done it! Congratulations to the MPDO for giving birth to this baby, and welcome to the internets guys! Now start updating! We can’t wait for the latest news.

The Baler, Aurora website address is baleraurora.net

Baler, Aurora

Disclaimer: Unlike the San Luis, Aurora website, I have no involvement with this project.

Ate Donna's Tribute to Baler

Huy! Batangbaler is still alive!

And to start the new season of this blog, we will present a facebook hit from Ate Donna, who has compiled (and still compiling) a sort of “Everything You Need to Know About Baler” list. So if you think you’re a true blue Balerian but can’t relate to half of these notes, then you’re in trouble. You’re on the wrong side of history baby!

Ate Dons already has 3 installments of this thing and the unsolicited additions are still pouring in like subasko. These should be compiled in a book, turned into a rap song, a musical or even a movie – Baler Part 2: Ehe Ay Oyo!

And here are the goodies!!!

SANG KA PA BAET?
(a tribyut to BALERyano’s)

Tayu na’t magpiknik sa Kalewan
Mag-e katid sa tulung ni Ka Bener
Asiman ng lamunyaw o kabulaw
Tunay nga namang ika’y mapapa akkaw

Mag sig-ang ng paraw na may pang asim na ngarit-ngit
Mag tatak ng pilaway
Pumunta sa Dibitognin at kumuha ng bitanga
Magsunggkit ng katt-ing… dapa

Magtaktak ng buting
Magsitsaron ng kibit ( huwag pakainin ang mga may ek-ek)
Put-tewan ng susu
Mag e angluy o ulabas sa tekewan
Mag ihaw ng singkag at usot
Kunutin at higupin ng malakas ang tunug

Continue reading Ate Donna's Tribute to Baler