Category Archives: San Luis

San Luis, Aurora – No. 6 Top Performing Municipality in the Philippines for 2011

That’s from the report published by the Department of Interior and Local Government in their website on August 23. Considering that there are 1,491 municipalities in the country, being in the Top 6 is a great feat for San Luis. Mayor Annabelle Tangson posted this comment in my FB post about her town’s accomplishment:

Thank you sa mga opisyales at mga mamamayan ng San Luis. Nangyari Ito dahil sa ating pagkakaisa at mabuting pagsasamat, sa susunod dapat number one na. Taos pusong pasasalamat!

The DILG Report – Top Performing LGU’s, CYs 2009-2011

San Luis Top 6 Best Performing Municipality for 2011 - DILG Report.
San Luis Top 6 Best Performing Municipality for 2011 – DILG Report.

San Luis is also the top municipality in Aurora Province based on the Good Governance Index (2008) issued by National Statistical Coordinating Council.

Good Governance Index of Aurora Municipalites (2008) (source: www.nscb.gov.ph)
1. San Luis – 240.35/Rank 174
2. Dinalungan – 227.96/Rank 202
3. Casiguran – 216.22/Rank 248
4. Dipaculao – 187.41/Rank 364
5. Dilasag – 176.40/Rank 438
6. Baler – 175.74/Rank 444
7. Maria Aurora – 154.47/Rank 606
8. Dingalan – 115.13/Rank 1,110

 

Kuli-Kuli Adventures

Trek to Kuli-kuli.
Trek to Kuli-kuli.

A couple of weeks ago I got a tip from fellow photographer Jaymar about this other waterfalls in L. Pimentel, so we planned to go there and take pictures. I also decided to have a brief detour to Banju Springs in Brgy. Real, a tourist destination with very few online presence. So I posted an announcement in the Aurora Camera Club FB page about the trip and some group members responded. The date was set to Sunday, September 1. The meeting place was at the Quezon Park and I went there early to chek what’s new at the Museo de Baler – nothing. I saw Von and Mato waiting for me when I got out of the museum. There’s also Eddieboi but he’s just there for a quick meet and greet because he can’t come. We took off in our motorcycles a little after 10 am, had a brief stop at Caltex for provisions and fuel then off we went to San Luis. At Disalet Bridge, Rey and Jaymar and his friend were waiting for us. A few more chit-chats then off we go.

Continue reading

San Luis Fiesta 2011 – Schedule of Events

San Luis Fiesta/52nd Founding Anniversary 2011
Schedule of Activities

August 5-24
Street Decor Competition

August 21-25
Agro-Tourism Fair and Araw ng Magsasaka

August 21
Battle of the Bands and SK Night

August 22
SMB Night and Fireworks Display

August 23
7:00 AM  School Band Competition
9:00 AM Inauguration of San Luis Student Dormitory
7:00 PM  Foundation Ball

August 24
7:00 AM  MAss
8:00 AM Grand Parade – 10th Sabutan Festival
Program (after the parade)
Launching of San Luis Serbilis (Sa San Luis ang Serbisyo ay Mabilis)
1:00 PM Street Dancing Competition
7:00 Gabi ng Kultura

August 25
6:00 AM Prusisyon ni San Luis na Hari
7:00 PM Binibining San Luis 2011

Thanks to San Luis Tourism Office for the info.
Visit the San Luis Website at www.sanluisaurora.ph

 

Michelle D. Asuncion is Bb. San Luis 2010

Bb. San Luis 2010
Bb. San Luis 2010

Michelle D. Asuncion, a student from San Luis National High School who represented Brgy. Zarah is Bb. San Luis 2010. She bested 6 other candidates. Ms. Mary Jane A. Antonio from Brgy. Bacong (left) and Ms. Xyra B. Romulo from Brgy. Nonong Sr (right) won the 1st and 2nd runner-up awards. Bb. San Luis held on August 25 was the highlight of the one-week Sabutan Festival and 51st Foundation Anniversary of the Municipality of San Luis, Aurora.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES

Holy Week in Baler

2010 Holy Week in Baler
2010 Holy Week in Baler

The Good Friday procession in Baler. Click here for the rest of the pictures.

More pictures:

Good Friday in Ditumabo (from Brgy. Ditumabo Facebook Page)

Good Friday in Real, San Luis, Aurora [requires a Facebook account] (photos by Mike Berja)

The Passion of the Christ – Baler Version [requires a Facebook account] (photos by Ymay Calugtong)

and here’s what they do in Dingalan on Good Friday (2009 pictures from Alexies Racca)

Penitensya photos by Alexies Racca