Exhibits

You might want to check out these exhibits.

Art in the Park
Art in the Park

Art in the Park. February 27, 2010. 2pm to 11pm. Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City. The art fair will feature works by Balerian brothers Jeho and Johann Bitancor.

Korea - Philippine Art Exhibit 2010
Korea - Philippine Art Exhibit 2010

Korea-Philippine Art Exhibit 2010. GSIS Museo ng Sining, Pasay City. Exhibit opening on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM. Among the Philippine artists who will have their artworks in the exhibit are Roy Buen and Vincent Christopher Gonzales from Baler.

Baler, Aurora: The Exhibit. Bulwagan ng Dangal, UP Diliman’s University Heritage Museum. February 15 – March 31. The exhibit is “is largely an ethnographic exhibit that foregrounds the town of Baler in Aurora, Quezon. Curated by Prof. Rubén D.F. Defeo.”

For the exhibit, the siege of Baler is chosen because of its impact in the life of the people of Baler. A major area of the Bulwagan simulates the Baler church interior where the action took place. A looped version of the documentary film on the siege of Baler entitled Los Ultimos de Filipinos is screened on a set schedule everyday of the exhibit.

The exhibit also presents the community of Ilongot through vintage photographs of this fast vanishing traditions.

A special segment of the exhibit focuses on the various creative ways where Baler is depicted in art. A formal presentation, this section features diverse artworks that portray musings on Baler by artists from the UP College of Fine Arts like Leo Abaya and Denes Dasco. The installative sitework of Junyee uses coco coir and other materials extracted from the coconut tree, thus providing an apt preview of the current state of industries in Baler. (http://www.upd.edu.ph/~updinfo/whatsup/)

Vargas Collects History. “To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Philippine Commonwealth, the University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum presents a satellite exhibition that creates a dialogue with Bulwagan ng Dangal’s exhibition on President Manuel L. Quezon and his origins, the humble town of Baler, and explores the history of the collecting practice of Vargas.” Memorabilia Exhibition opens February 23 at the 3F Galleries of The Vargas Museum (http://www.upd.edu.ph/~updinfo/whatsup/)

Aurora Day 2010 Updates

Aurora Day 2010
Aurora Day 2010

I will post most of this year’s Aurora Day Celebration events on the Batangbaler Facebook Page. I will also link updates in this post for those who don’t have Facebook accounts.

This year marks the 31st Foundation Anniversary of Aurora Province. Keeping to the spirit of using BAC initialed theme, this year’s theme is Aurora: Booming Amidst global economic Crisis. The schedule of events are posted here.

February 19, 2010. Aurora Day 2010 Parade and Anniversary Program. Photos from Donna Friginal (FB). Photos from the Aurora Province Page (FB). Photos from Ymay Calugtong (FB).

February 18, 2010. Street Dancing Competition (Photos by Ymay Calugtong FB) People’s Party and Fireworks display at the Sabang Beach, featuring Siakol and Callalilly. The Concert photos are here. Video of Fireworks display.

February 17, 2010. Karera ng Kalabaw at Baler Central School (photos from Donna Friginal FB). Bb. Aurora Coronation Night. Video of Jonathan Urbano’s performance. AVP of Bb. Aurora Activities.

February 16, 2010. Basketball with the Stars at the Sentro Baler.

February 15, 2010.Drum and Lyre Competition (photos by Ymay Calugtong FB) Bb. Aurora 2010 Talent Night. Talents Video Clip.

February 14-19. Araw ng Pagkilala. Tourism and Trade Fair. Batangbaler Photos. Photos by Arwin Soriano (FB). Photos from Aurora Province (FB) . Photos from Donna Friginal (FB). Aurora Inter-Agency Sportsfest Awarding – Photos from Aurora Province (FB)

February 11-14. Aurora Surfing Challenge. Photos from Arwin Soriano (Facebook)

February 8, 2010. The Aurora Inter-Agency Sportsfest opens. A parade was held from Quezon Park to the Provincial Capitol. The highlight of the day was the Cheerdance Competition. The results: Green Team (Deped) – Champion, Violet Team (Provincial Government of Aurora) – 2nd and Black Team (Maria Aurora LGU) – 3rd. The muse and escort of the Violet Team won the Mr. & Ms. Sportsfest awards. The pictures of the parade from the Aurora Province FB Page . The pictures of the opening program and the Cheerdance competition.

Leona Paula Ranillo Santicruz from San Luis is Bb. Aurora 2010

Leona Paula R. Santicruz - Bb. Aurora 2010
Leona Paula R. Santicruz - Bb. Aurora 2010

Leona Paula Ranillo Santicruz is this year’s Bb. Aurora. Leona is 18 years old from Brgy. Nonong Sr. She is studying at the Lyceum of the Philippines University and taking up BS International Relations major in Diplomacy. Her parents are Reynaldo Santicruz and Sylvia Ranillo.

Bb. Aurora 2010 Winners
Bb. Aurora 2010 Winners

First Runner-up (left in picture) is Billy Jean Dulay Aliño from Dilasag. Billy Jean is taking up BSHRM at the Aurora State College of Technology. Her parents are Dante Aliño and Rita Dulay.

2nd Runner-up is (right in picture) Mary Hariet Kristine Esteves Vargas from Casiguran. She’s 19 years old and studies at STI College in Quezon City taking up BSIT. Her parents are Juanito and Marife Vargas.

This is the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW that a beauty from San Luis was crowned as Bb. Aurora.

Binibining Aurora 2010 Candidates

The candidates of the Binibining Aurora 2010. The Talent Night will be on February 15 at the Capitol Grounds and the Coronation Night will be on February 17 at the Sentro Baler (Baler Sports Complex).

Leona Paula Santicruz
Leona Paula Santicruz

Candidate No. 1 – Ms. Leona Paula Ranillo Santicruz from San Luis.

Ms. Jamie Galban Gonzales
Ms. Jamie Galban Gonzales

Candidate No. 2 – Ms. Jamie Galban Gonzales from Baler

Continue reading Binibining Aurora 2010 Candidates

MLQ Memorial Lodge No. 262 – Public Installation of Officers

The Manuel L. Quezon Memorial Lodge No. 262 of the Free and Accepted Masons 28th Public Installation of Officers
The Manuel L. Quezon Memorial Lodge No. 262 of the Free and Accepted Masons 28th Public Installation of Officers

The Manuel L. Quezon Memorial Lodge No. 262 of the Free and Accepted Masons held its 28th Public Installation of Officers on February 6, 2010 at the Mount Carmel College covered court. VW Rodel T. Matias, PDDGM served as the installing officer. Hon. William C. Medrano (Ganano Lodge 313), Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

The elected and appointed officers for the Masonic Year 6010 A.L./ 2010 A.D. were WB Antonio D. Bolivar III (Worshipful Master), Bro. Benjamin T. Hulipas (Senior Warden), Bro. Emilio T. Hulipas (Junior Warden), Bro. Ariel G. Espinosa (Treasurer), Bro. Fortunato Ortiz Jr. (Secretary), Bro. Alfredo M. Ocampo Jr. (Asst. Secretary), VW Eduardo M. Yambot, PDGL (Auditor), Bro. Michael R. Pineda (Chaplain), Bro. Jovito D. Flores Jr. (Marshall), Bro. Ferdinand M. Feraren (Senior Deacon), Bro. Artemio Q. Valenzuela Jr (Junior Deacon), Bro. Neil Dexter P. Tolentino (Orator), WB Daniel L. Duaso, PM (Lecturer), Bro. Isaias A. Noveras Jr. (Organist), Bro. Moises S. Dumandal (ALmoner), Bro. Leandro A. Novilla (Senior Steward), Bro. Romeo Q. Dacanay (Junior Steward), WB Noel DV. Vedad, PM (Tyler) and VW Eduardo M. Yambot, PDGL (Harmony Officer).

Click here to see more photos

Weekly Wrap-up (1/31/2010 – 2/6/2010)

These is a weekly summary for everything about Baler and Aurora posted on this website and at the Batangbaler Facebook Page.

The Nursing Licensure Examination Results were released. Among those who passed were Balerians and Aurorans: Kim Maureen Paladio, Karyl Vienne Mangalonzo, Jesse Pimentel II, Zen Sumalbag, Ivan Cordial, Minette Mae Teh, Regine Gatanela, Joyce Aquino, Shiela May Columna, Rosalina Bonamy, etc.. Congratulations!

Press release from senate.gov.ph: ASEZA, NHA Sign MOA to Relocate Aurora Residents.

Press release from senate.gov.ph: ASEZA, NHA Seal the Deal for Casiguran Residents’ Relocation.

A short video of Baler Poblacion streets at night.

Makikilala Mo Ako – a sampler of rapper FlictG, aka Ramond Rivera who hailed from Baler, Aurora.

Everyone’s invited to the 6th Aurora Skateboarding Competition to be held on February 12-13, 2010 at the Capitol grounds.

Covenant of Peace Signed at San Luis.

Aurora Day 2010 Schedule of Events

More photos from Lawstude’s Journeys Blog – History and Beauty in Ermita Hill.

Great Baler photos posted by Nathan of Digital Photography Philippines.

from inquirer.net: Truck falls of cliff in Aurora, 3 injured. The accident happened in Brgy. Dianawan in Maria Aurora, the same place where another truck fell of a ravine last December (11 killed) and a fuel tank had an accident last October (3 injured).

The prolific Dimalangat Artists Community of Aurora recently participated in an art workshop, exhibit, and painting competition at Kunts Gallery in Batangas last January 29-31. Dimalangat member Vincent Gonzales was one of the juror’s price awardee in the competition. He is also running as a BOD member of the Art Association of the Philippines in this month’s election of officers.

Aurora Day 2010 Schedule of Events

The schedule of different events to celebrate the 31st Foundation Anniversary of Aurora Province. Taken from aurora.gov.ph.

Aurora Day 2010 Schedule of Events
Aurora Day 2010 Schedule of Events

February 8, 2010
7: 00 AM Opening of Inter Agency Sportsfest – Quezon Park to Capitol Grounds

February 8-14, 2010
8:00 AM Inter Agency Sportsfest – Capitol Grounds

February 10, 2010
8:00 AM Inter Agency Sportsfest, Capitol Grounds
8:00-5:00 PM Registration: Surfing – Sabang Beach

February 11, 2009
8:00 AM Surfing and Skateboarding Registration – Sabang Beach
8:00-5:00 PM Inter Agency Sportsfest – Capitol Grounds
6:00 PM Welcome Party: Surfing and Skateboarding – Sabang Beach

February 12-13, 2010
7:00 AM Surfing – Sabang Beach/Corba Reef
8:00 AM Inter Agency Sportsfest – Capitol Grounds
5:00 PM Skateboarding – Capitol Grounds

February 14, 2010
4:00 AM Dayana para kay Dona Aurora – Baler Municipal Plaza to Capitol Grounds
8:00 AM Grand Opening ADC 2010 – Capitol Grounds
Araw ng Pagkilala – Capitol Grounds
Ribbon Cutting, Tourism Trade Fair – Capitol Grounds
8:00 AM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
2:00 PM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
7:00 PM Awarding: Surfing, Skateboarding – Sabang Beach
8:00 PM Sabutan Fashion Show/Competition/Valentine’s Party – Capitol Grounds

February 15, 2010
7:00 AM Drum & Lyre Competition – Baler Municipal Plaza to Capitol Grounds
8:00 AM Araw ng Mangingisda – Sabang Beach
8:00 AM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
2:00 PM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
7:00 PM Bb. Aurora 2010 Talent Night – Capitol Grounds

February 16, 2010
5:00 AM Bikers Aurora Challenge – Capitol Grounds (Start and Finish)
8:00 AM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
8:00 AM Dog Show – Capitol Grounds
2:00 PM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
3:00 PM Basketball with the Stars – Sentro Baler
7:00 PM Tuklas Talino 2010 – Capitol Grounds

February 17, 2010
8:00 AM Araw ng Magsasaka – Capitol Grounds
Carabao Race – Baler Central School
8:00 AM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
2:00 PM Educational Tour – Capitol Grounds, History Trail, Eco Strip
7:00 PM Binibining Aurora Coronation Night 2010 – Sentro Baler

February 18, 2010
7:00 AM Street Dancing Competition – Baler Municipal Plaza to Capitol Compound
9:00 PM Fireworks Display & People’s Party – Sentro Baler

February 19, 2010
6:00 AM Mass – BCS Covered Court
7:30 AM Parada ng Lalawigan – Baler Central School to Capitol Grounds
9:00 AM Anniversary Program – Capitol Grounds
7:00 PM Governor’s Ball – Sentro Baler