Here are some signs that things are pretty well getting back to normal in Baler:
Last Saturday, January 15, Kabalikat Civicom, probably the biggest "amateur radio-civic service" group in the country held its Regional Conference at The Baler Central School. Hundreds of officers and members of the org from Region 3 gathered for their annual eyeball of sorts. The highlight of the event was a relief and medical operation for the victims of the recent calamity. Kabalikat Civicom, the group with a "commitment to serve humanity" was founded by Gil Dela Torre from Baler, Aurora.
And today, January 17, is the opening of the one week event called The 26th Regional Schools Press Conference. It is an annual gathering of all Region 3 high school and elementary press teachers and students and will be highlighted by different contests related to school papers. Good luck to all the kids. Special mention to the staff of Nucleus, the official school paper of Aurora National Science High School. They featured Batangbaler in their recent issue. The good thing is the writer probably didn't even know that BB can trace its roots to one boring physics class in ANSHS.