Category Archives: San Luis

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

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

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May 2010 Election – List of Aurora Candidates

Here’s the list of all local candidates for the May 2010 elections. Thanks to Comelec for the info.

Update: * – indicates incumbent officials

Congressional and Provincial Positions

For Congressman, Lone District of Aurora
1. Angara, Juan Edgardo Manalang (LDP) *
2. Manalo, Teofilo Belen (Independent)

For Provincial Governor
1. Castillo, Bellaflor-Angara (LDP)*
2. Dela Cruz, Ruben Tud (PDP-Laban)
3. Tangson, Mariano Calderon (NP)

For Provincial Vice Governor
1. Noveras, Gerardo Angala (LP)*
2. Tolentino, Danilo Amansec (LDP) (incumbent Board Member)

For Provincial Board Member – First District (Dingalan, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis)
1. Abordo, Oliver Ian Angara (LDP) (incumbent San Luis Councilor)
2. Bautista, Philip Butch Molina (LDP)
3. Dinamling, Aizalea Adangla (PDP-Laban)
4. Gagarin, Jose Lumabao (Independent)
5. Ong, Pedro Jr. Montes (NP)*
6. Padua, Oscar Wenceslao (LDP)*
7. Pimentel, Cesar Bihasa (LDP)
8. Porqueriño, Marietta Galban (NP)

For Provincial Board Member – Second District (Dipaculao, Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dilasag)
1. Alipio, Ruben Jr. Soriano (LDP)
2. Cabauatan, Jose Sr. Blanche (LDP)*
3. Marzan, Honorio Jr. Macanas (NP)
4. Miran, Pablo Galolo (NP)
5.Pascua, Renato Villena (LDP)*
6. Tubera, Tito Castro (LP)
7. Valin, Denia Peña (LDP)*
8. Villar, Dante Cordial (NP)

List of municipal candidates after the jump.
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San Luis Will Celebrate It's 50th Anniversary This Year

San Luis, Aurora

The post about Baler’s 400th Annniversary reminded me that this year is also the golden anniversary of the Municipality of San Luis. San Luis became a municipality on August 24, 1959 by virtue of of Republic Act 3487. Before that it was just a barrio of Baler. The town was named after the patron saint “San Luis Rey de Francia”. The old name of the town was Inatengan.

Read more about the town’s history here.

Visit the official website of the Municipality of San Luis. It’s the only town in Aurora that has an official website.

News News News

Updated November 4:

Aurora eco-zone officials bullish on investments. From Northern Philippine Times by Luis Jose.

Officials of the newly created Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority are bullish over the prospects of business in northeastern Luzon with start of operations of the Aurora Ecozone which is expected to generate investments and jobs for this province, considered one of the 200 poorest provinces.

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Reds torch Globe tower in Aurora. from by Jess Malabanan.

Suspected New People’s Army guerrillas torched a relay and transmission tower of Globe Telecoms in Casiguran, Aurora last Saturday, police said. Sketchy police reports said the rebels stormed the cellsite past 9 p.m., Saturday and disarmed the security guard on duty before setting the entire place on fire.

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Explosives, High Power Guns Seized from NPA (via).

Government forces successfully preempted acts of terrorism by a ragtag group of NPA in Sitio Sablang, Barangay Diteki, San Luis, Aurora last Thursday (30 0ct).

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Initiating RP’s Pacific Gateway. From by Charles E. Buban.

The planned Aurora Special Economic Zone (of which Palafox will help design) will establish the province as the gateway to the Pacific, and could even unlock the resources of its rich and fertile neighboring provinces like Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya

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Soldiers seize hot lumber in Aurora. from

Soldiers seized some 5,000 board feet of illegally cut good lumber after a firefight with suspected New People’s Army guerrilas in San Luis, Aurora province Thursday.

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Mga Bali-balita

Mula sa Philippine Star via philrealtyinfo news, sulat ni Manny Galvez

DPWH pushes P132.7M infra projects in Aurora. Twenty six infrastructure projects with aggregate costs of P132.7 million, have been undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways in the province.

Angel Beltran, assistant district engineer of the DPWH Aurora District Engineering Office, told The STAR that of the projects, 16 are now ongoing, costing P70.3 million, eight have been completed amounting to P32.4 million while two have not yet been started worth P30 million.

Basahin ang kumpletong balita

mula naman sa PIA Information Services website, sulat ni Eloisa P. Galang.

2007 Regional Nutrition Awards: Dinalungan is Best in Aurora. Provincial Green Banner awardees or those municipalities which were adjudged outstanding in their provinces are Abucay in Bataan; Bulakan in Bulacan; Talavera in Nueva Ecija; Guagua in Pampanga; Anao in Tarlac; and Candelaria in Zambales.Dinalungan was recognized as best performing municipality in Aurora Province.

Basahin ang buong balita

Balitang Showbiz: Sa mga nag-aabang ng shooting ng pelikulang Baler ditu sa Baler, ayon mismo sa direktor ng pelikula na si Mark Meily (salamat sa facebook :-), sila ay paparitu sa Baler sa November 17-20 para kumuha ng ilang eksena para sa pelikula.

At para naman sa balitang San Luis, pumunta lamang sa official website ng San Luis, Aurora. Madalas ang update ng balita nila. Sana ay gayahin sila ng ibang bayan ng Aurora.