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Undas Week Events @ Baler

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 2

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

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

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:
https://www.facebook.com/wanderlandfest
http://facebook.com/karposmultimedia
and SHARE the video as much as you want – http://goo.gl/P6V2Eb

The 1st StokedInc. Philippine Wahine Classic

Philippine Wahine Classic

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.

DEPED Division Integrated Competition 2013

DEPED Division Integrated Competition

Last Friday the 13th I was invited to judge in one of the contests of the DEPED Division Integrated Competition in Math, Science, MAPEH, TLE and PPE. Don’t ask me about those initials, I don’t know what they stand for. So as a value added service, they get free coverage. And this one really needs coverage. Being an event with a captured audience, the DEPED people doesn’t really need to promote it. But judging from what I saw, this could be turned into a festival of sorts. More people should know about this. It’s more fun!

The Division Integrated Competition is a one day event where students in elementary and high school from Aurora Province compete in contests ranging from the usual quiz bee and singing and dancing to other unexpected ones like nail art, tarpaulin making and movie trailer production. This year, all the contest were held simultaneously in three different venues in Baler and the audiences were mostly the participants themselves, their parents, and the teachers. Check out some pictures:

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Art of Encountering

Art of Encountering - V
Art of Encountering – V

Baleriano performance artist Rommel “Mets” Espinosa is one of the 7 Pinoys who will participate in Art of Encountering – V a Performance Art event scheduled on September 28 to October 19 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These seven artists are members of Tupada Action and Media Art (TAMA) collective. In 2009, the 6th Tupada International Visual Performance Festival was held in Baler.

Tupada started in 2002 with ambush performances by artists from diverse disciplines in various public spaces, exposing the masses to the artists’ creative expression where they themselves were on an overpass, in open parks, streets, cafes and alternative art spaces. It has since grown into an art collective holding international art events, establishing connections with local and foreign artists in the spirit of cultural and information exchange and getting together in creating an independent ground for art expressing concerns. TAMA aims to bring performance art in the Philippines further, involving new media and technology as currently available material and equipment to tackle issues, articulating them in today’s language. – See more at: http://batangbaler.net/2009/11/30/bunga-the-6th-tupada-international-visual-performance-festival/

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Jeho Bitancor – Squalid Splendor

Squalid Splendor, Jeho Bitancor's One Man Exhibit At ArGelileia, BGC.
Squalid Splendor, Jeho Bitancor’s One Man Exhibit At ArtGelileia, BGC.

Our kababayan Jeho Bitancor is having a one man show titled Squalid Splendor at Art Galileia, 2nd Level, Fort Pointe Bldg, 28 St., Bonifacio Global City. The show will run until September 18.

From the Art Galileia FB Page:

Based in New York, his geographic location has not stopped distinguished artist Jeho Bitancor to mount a stunning collection that once again demonstrates not only his artistic and visual prowess, but his intellectual and philosophical nature as well. It is this combination of these two, the union of the tangible with the intangible, that embodies the marriage of form and substance.

“Squalid Splendor,” represents Jeho Bitancor’s visual exploration of the duality of our existence. He puts on canvas the contradiction between the reality which we strive for, in contrast with the reality which we actually live in.

For his latest collection Jeho Bitancor, wants to bring a message of hope and renewal, that comes with the realization that, “We all have the right to exist with dignity and not tolerate false values and venerations in the guise of ‘progress and development’.”

Jeho Bitancor is a Cultural Centre of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Awardee of 2006, who has exhibited extensively in the Philippines, Singapore, USA, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Trained in the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (1984-1992), and the New York City Art Student’s League (1997), Jeho has won several awards and distinctions, and is collected by the Singapore Art Museum, Ateneo Art Gallery, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Aurora Provincial Government, Museo de Baler, as well as several private collections.

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Aurorock on April 12 @ Black Kings’ Bar

Aurorock

10 bands from Aurora Province will gather on April 12, 2013 at Black Kings’ Bar at West Avenue, Quezon City to stage a fundraising show for the benefit of the Aurora A. Quezon Memorial Shrine Project. The bands that will be performing are Akaw First Project, Bubblegoo, The Clan, Libris Arcana, Tito Paking Experience, 403, Ina ni Basilio, Astrotits and Surface Intentions. Gate opens at 7:00 PM.