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Baler Palengke Day

Baler Palengke Day

Just giving you peeps a heads up on some photo sets you might have missed while this blog was stuck in the Facebook universe. Here’s a photoset of a typical Palengke Day in Baler, Aurora. Baler market day happens every Saturday and its the best day to go to the market. It’s when the palengke goes overdrive and sellers from everywhere are allowed to set up shop at the parking area beside the market. The photos in the FB album were taken last January 2013.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS.

Puntung Baler sa Panahon ng Internet

Isa sa mga maituturing nating kakaiba at natatangi dito sa atin sa Baler ay ang pagkakaroon natin ng sarili at kakaibang salita at puntu ng Tagalog na kung tawagin natin ay puntung Baler. Kakaiba ito sa ibang lugar dahil may mga sarili tayong salita na dito lamang ginagamit at tayo lamang ang nakakaintindi kagaya ng “sapuretret” at “sumarengkong”. May mga tawag din tayo sa mga bagay na iba ang tawag sa ibang lugar kagay ng “kidya” sa kalamansi at “bulal-la” sa rambutan. Marami din tayong ekspresyon na talagang atin lamang kagaya ng “Ak-kaw”, “At-tes” “Anin” at “Attilauy”. Ang mga ordinaryong salitang tagalog din ay iba kung bigkasin natin, ang “bigat” ay nagiging “big-at” ang “ganun” ay “gan-un”. Ang pagsasalita nating ito ay dapat nating angkinin na isang bahagi ng ating tradisyon at kultura. Nakakalungkot nga lamang at ang mga kabataan ngayun ay tila nalilimutan na ang puntung Baler at karamihan ay “dipuntu” o puntong Maynila na kung magsalita kahit di pa sila nakakaluwas. Sa isang banda naman ay magandang malaman na kahit sa panahon ng internet, cellphone at facebook ay marami pa ring nakaka-alala sa ating puntu. Marami pa ring nananabik na itoy marinig at mabigkas lalu na sa mga matagal nang wala sa ating bayan. Kamakailan ang Batangbaler ay nagbukas ng isang Facebook page para sa Puntung Baler, isang lugar sa internet kung saan bawal ang dipuntu. Ito rin ay magandang lugar para ang mga nakalimot ay magbalik-loob at muling aralin at bigkasin ang ating sariling salita. Marami nang nag “like” dito at marami na ring nagkikipag-oron at nakiki-donghe. Tara na sa Ak-kaw: Ang Facebook Page ng Puntung Baler. Ak-kaw!

PITIKIN PARA PUMUNTA SA FACEBOOK PAGE NG PUNTUNG BALER

Weekly Wrap-up (1/24/2010 – 1/30/2010)

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Batangbaler  readers are once again alerted that news from San Luis are available at the town’s official website – San Luis, Aurora.

from CBCP News: Priests outraged over lack of consultation on eco zone plan.

The Aurora Day 2010 Celebrations Schedule is available at the aurora.gov.ph website. And listen to the Aurora Festival song while reading the skeds.

Become a fan of Aurora Province Facebook Page.

News from senate.gov.ph: Aurora Becomes Trade Hub; Angara Lures More Investors

News from senate.gov.ph: Angara: Bicameral Panel OKs Aurora Freeport Act.

A Prehistoric Burial Site at Sitio Castillo

News from Manila Standard Today: Aurora free port , economic zone wins panel nod.

News from mb.com.ph: Aurora farmers, fisherfolk oppose economic zone.

balertours.com offers Baler and Aurora tours via their website. And violates the intellectual property rights of Kidlat by using his photos without permission. Kidlat contacts lawyer.

List of pro-RH candidates released by Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines. Cong. Sonny Angara listed as co-author of the bill but has not issued public statement on the issue. Gov. Bellaflor Angara Castillo -“Championed RH Bill when she was in HOR. She led the passage of the very first local RH Code in the country. Known as an RH champion nationally and internationally. ” Batangbaler is pro-RH.

For future users of batangbaler photos, here’s the Creative Commons License details of the original contents of the site. Summary: OK to be used for non-commercial purposes as long as it is attributed. Not OK or requires permission for commercial purposes.

The Batangbaler Was Here Project. Print this image and take pictures with you anywhere you are in the world and post the pictures at the Batangbaler Facebook Page.

News from journal.ph: Politics behind raps – Noveras

That’s all folks. Until next week!

Batangbaler Year 10

Stand by for Batangbaler Year 10. In the meantime, you can follow the updates on Batangbaler @ Facebook.

Become a fan of  Batangbaler at facebook.com and get early updates, back stories and exclusive pictures that you won’t see here on batangbaler. Invite more friends to become a fan of BB.

Batang Baler on Facebook

The Latest from our Fave Balerian Musician -Jonathan Urbano

Here’s the latest update from our favorite Akaw musician Jonathan Urbano.

Jonathan is with Aiza Seguerra’s Pogi Band, so wherever Aiza plays, he’s also there. He’s the one who plays the violin. The video above shows them performing in one of their Singapore gigs. Aiza’s past album Open Arms topped the jazz charts in Singapore so they’re famous there. Read the news here.

Recently, Aiza released a new album titled Aiza Live. It was launched last August 10 and is now available on your favorite music stores. Don’t buy pirated. Read the news from pep.ph:

Here’s another news from abs-cbn news

Another one – Aiza says she’s staying put

Another video from ASAP, where Jonathan was a specially mentioned.

Another ASAP video

Here are their skeds:

August 28 – Araneta (ASAP Sessionistas)
Sa August 29 – SM Fairview po.

Mutya Adventures to the Max

by Mutya ng Pinilag ate  Donna Whatto Say!

Peru de iyun naging balakid at nakakatuwa manuud sa labas sa malaking screen kun saan maririnig mu talaga mga super comments ng mga tao, during the gap na forever na yata sa tagal ay nakikita namin sa labas with close-up mode na banas na banas mga judges parang kinakati na si Alfred Vargas at paypay ng paypay ever dahil inum naman ng inum ng tubig, nun nagpapakilala ang mga candidates ay sobrang tagaktak ng mga pawis nila na nag-uunahan tumulu sa nuu sa sintidu at sa leeg ang pinaka sobra ay si candidate no.20 Christina McGarry at candidate 22 na si Rene McHugh na New Yorker; yun laang ang advantage namin na mga nasa labas kita namin ang mga pawis saka kun nandun ka naman sa luub at dress to the nines ka tapus dun ka lan naman papaupuin sa bubung read: gallery ay wag na! magwalk-out pa aku! (ay sinu naman tinakut ku kumbaga laang anu) nila pati pag e-emote ni Jericho at pagpapraktis kung anu tama pronunciation nun beauty queen na Polish ay nakikita namin.. nun kumanta si Echo ay biglang humiyaw ang mga bagets sa likud ku ng “lip-sing lip-sing” dahil halata naman talaga ay de man laang nag live anu? de lan naman mahirap yung kanta nya kaya hanga talaga aku sa two tenors na nagharana sa may reigning queens na sina Jam Libatog at Jonavi Quiray.

Basahin ang buong istorya.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 Coverage

The late editions:

Manila Bulletin: Nurse wins Mutya crown

A charming nurse, Jane Banares, won Sunday night the Mutya ng Pilipinas-International title in this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant at the Baler Sports complex in Aurora.

Banares recently passed the nursing board exam without the help of a review center. The 20-year-old morena beauty from Legazpi City also won the “Best in Evening Gown” title.

Read the complete news

The Philippine Star (cover story): Bicolana crowned Mutya

A dusky 20-year-old Bicolana nurse was yesterday crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas International 2009.

Jane Bañares of Legazpi City, Albay emerged as the surprise winner in the first beauty contest she competed in, besting 36 other contestants in the pageant’s grand coronation night at the Dr. Juan C. Angara Sports Complex here.

Read the complete news

Inquirer.net: Legazpi lass is new Mutya ng Pilipinas

Homegrown and overseas bets shared top honors in Sunday night’s Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant held in Baler, Aurora. Legazpi City’s Jane Banares bagged the Mutya ng Pilipinas-International title while Northern Germany’s Jacqueline Schubert won the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism crown.

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The blogosphere:

Adventures of a Beauty Queen
MyKiRu IsYuSeRo
Why Not Coconut!
Fine Filipinas
Missosology
Norman’s Blog
and
Donna Whatto Say!