Binibining San Luis 2006

Posted by cybermagic | 8/29/2006 05:26:00 PM

Here's a pic of this year's tittle holder of Binibining San Luis 2006. I have to research her name. She was flanked by Vice Governor Annabelle C. Tangson and Mayor Nano Tangson. Below are other winners.

Binibining San Luis 2006 poll of winners

Binibining San Luis '06 -Marissa Ico Valera - Brgy San Isidro
1st Runner Up - Mariamel Natividad Bihasa - Brgy. Zarah
2nd Runner Up - Marinel Ungriano Buenaventura - Brgy. Ditumabo
Other Candidates:
Sheena Marie Corioso Recososa - Brgy. Dikapinisan
Marivic delos Santos Aringo - Brgy. Dibayabay
Kwinnie Sison Querijero - Brgy. Dibut
Mary Joy Palma Badua - Brgy. 02
Shiela Vel Pitogo EspaƱa - Brgy. Real

Photo courtesy of Rhenz

San Luis Fiesta 2006

Posted by cybermagic | 8/29/2006 04:42:00 PM

One of the Street Decoration on the streets of San Luis, Aurora during their Celebration of Town Fiesta on August 23-25, 2006. They used bamboo, sabutan hats and other native products. Click below for few pics.

Vice Governor Annabelle C. Tangson

Guests and Local Officials during August 25, 2006 Celebration program

Street Dancing competition

Photo Courtesy of Rhenz

Do Not Enter (update)

Posted by cybermagic | 8/29/2006 11:35:00 AM

Road user’s fee in Aurora town illegal
By Manny Galvez, published in Philippine Star on August 29, 2006

DINALUPIHAN, Aurora — The controversial municipal ordinance imposing a road user’s fee on vehicles passing through this town, which has led to the 60-day preventive suspension of Mayor Marilyn Marquez and Vice Mayor Virgie Callejo, is illegal and constitutes double taxation, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

The DPWH issued the clarification amid the raging controversy over the ordinance, which imposes fees ranging from P50 to P100 on heavy equipment, trucks, elf vans, forward trucks and jeepneys and buses passing the town. — Manny Galvez
Source: Philippine Star online read here

Comment: It should be Dinalungan, not Dinalupihan. Dinalupihan was part of Bataan

cedula fever

Posted by cybermagic | 8/25/2006 11:22:00 AM

Region 3 leaders’ meeting sought on ‘cedula’ issue
by : Ariel Avendano, from Manila Bulletin online
BALER, Aurora – Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said yesterday that she will request Nueva Ecija Gov. Tomas Joson III, chairman of the regional peace and order council (RPOC), to convene an urgent meeting by top leaders in Central Luzon to determine and clarify the issue over alleged imposition of "silent martial law" in the region.
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Military denies harassing rural folk
by : Bernadette E. Tamayo from journal online
BALER, Aurora • The military leadership here has dismissed reports of alleged harassment being committed by government forces against residents in the course of their operation against the communist insurgency, including the controversial requirement for residents to obtain a “cedula” or community tax certificate.

Meanwhile, Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said he would seek an explanation from the military on why teenagers as young as 13 years old should get a cedula. She had earlier received reports that teenage males were rushing Friday to secure one after word spread that soldiers were coming to their town
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Do Not enter (part 2)

Posted by cybermagic | 8/24/2006 12:05:00 PM

Aurora mayor, vice mayor defy suspension order
By Manny Galvez published in the Philippine Star 08/24/2006


DINALUNGAN, Aurora — Tension reigns in this sleepy town as its mayor and vice mayor continue to defy the suspension order which Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo slapped on them late last month on charges of gross misconduct and grave abuse of authority.

Additional policemen have been deployed here to prevent confrontation between the followers of embattled Mayor Marilyn Marquez and Vice Mayor Virgie Callejo and the supporters of acting Mayor Harvey Tubera.

Angara-Castillo said both Marquez and Callejo continue to hang on to their posts even after the Department of the Interior and Local Governments (DILG) served their 60-day preventive suspension last July 28.

The suspension order stemmed from charges of gross misconduct and grave abuse of authority filed against them with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan by an employee of a logging company operating in the town.

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DBP Forest Project Launching

Posted by cybermagic | 8/22/2006 04:51:00 PM

On August 17, 2006 amid bad weather, The DBP Forest Project has successfully launched at Brgy. Dimasalan, Maria Aurora, Aurora. It was attended by Guests from DBP Head Office headed by Patricia Sto. Tomas, Government Officials and various cooperative groups in Central Aurora. Two projects of the Provincial Government of Aurora was also launched, The Organic Vegetable Farming Project and Development and Promotion of Pottery and Clay Brick Industry in partnership with Food Basket program and DOST, respectively.

Signing of Memorandum of Aggreement between DBP and the Provincial Government of Aurora on the Launching of DBP Forest Project.

DBP Chair Patricia A. Sto. Tomas delivered an inspirational message. Incidentally her maiden name was Aragon. and she pleaded to be one of the adopted daughter of Aurora.

Ceremonial Tree Planting with Chair Patricia A. Sto. Tomas, Sen. Edgardo J. Angara, Governor Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo, Vice Gov. Annabelle C. Tangson, Mayor Ariel Bitong, PENRO Ben Mina and other DBP officials and employees.

Baler fiesta '06

Posted by cybermagic | 8/15/2006 11:12:00 AM


August 14, 2006
8 AM Opening Jobs Fair (Municipal Plaza)
7 PM Singing, Group Dance and Ballroom Competition

August 15, 2006
8 AM Jobs Fair (continuation)
9 AM Booth Opening (Coco Sabutan Festival)
2 PM Raffle Draw
6 PM Little Miss Baler (Dr. Juan C. Angara Sports Complex)

August 16, 2006
8 AM Historical Quiz Bee
9 AM Karera ng Bangka (Baler Fish Port)
2 PM Farmers Day
8 PM Miss Baler (Dr. juan C. Angara Sports Complex)

August 17, 2006
7 AM Drum & Lyre Band & CAT Competition
8 PM Auditorium

August 18, 2006
7 AM Street Dancing Competition
7 PM SMB Nights

August 19, 2006
5 AM Procession
6 AM Mass
8 AM Parade/Program
7 PM Stage Show/Fireworks