Monday, April 04, 2005

Fireworks

February 18, 2005. Aurora Day Celebration. Provincial Capitol. Cost: hundreds of thousands of pesos.



















31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Astig ng mga pictures, sooooper gaganda talaga, pwede ko ba magamit sa web page ko? (dyok) pero kung pwede lang naman:-)/Irene

MorningZombie said...

Asos, galeng-ngan naman ng mga kwutis, anu.

Anonymous said...

Akaw ay maganda kung sa maganda, kaya lang nakakahinayang isipin na sa sandaling kagandahang nakita ng ating mga mata, ay daang libu ang ginastos ng ating pamahalaan. Di kaya nila alam na mas marami pa ang nangangailangan ng tulung na dapat sana ay kinapuntahan ng perang ginastos para lang sa ganyan. Sayang!!! May iba pa namang paraan para pagandahin at pasayahin ang pagdiriwang na idinaos ng hindi gumastos ng ganoong kalaking pera na galing sa kabang yaman ng probinsya.

Anonymous said...

Having witnessed the thing live, that fireworks display was the best in Aurora since the stone age. But two months after a triple treat of disasters in our Province and with so many people still reeling from the effects of those floods and typhoons i can't help to feel ironic about the thing. There's somesting that smelled foul and disturbing when hundreds of thousands of pesos that can be used to help the flood and typhoon victims of the province are used for a 10 minute light display instead.

Of course the provincial government has an excuse. It was not their money. It was a gift, a donation from a construction company. Guess who?

Anonymous said...

Tutoo lahat ng mga sinabi ninyu. Iyun ay kung pera nga ng pamahalaan ang ginastos. Papaanu naman ninyu mapapatunayan iyon? Kung sakaling donation nga iyan ng kung sino, ay wala naman akung makitang mali kung ang layunin ng nag donate ay pasayahin ang piyesta ng Aurora. Kung iyun ang gustung gawin nuung nag donate, may magagawa baga tayu? Buti nga nag donate kahit na 'KWITIS' keysa naman sa wala. Pero kung si Pareng Romeo Roxas ang nag donate ay maka-inip nga iyun dahil insulto ang dating nuon. Isa laang ang masasabi ku, i just hope with all these comments, there is nothing about politics behind it.

MorningZombie said...

Akaw, kung ganuun pala. Ang kapal naman ng mukha ang tumanggap ng donasyon. Halata tuloy kung saan sila panig pag ang usapan ay kalikasan. Kababayan ta naman natin ay madaling makalimut.

Anonymous said...

Atesss...ay sinu ang halatang namumulitika at may kinikilingan hala nga? Hindi komo at nag donate ang isang tao ay he or she is expecting something in return for it. Malay nga natin. Hirap kasi sa atin, lumalaktaw agad na parang nakaka-basa ng iniisip ng ibang tao. Ay hindi naman aku sang ayun duun. Bakit di sabihin ng deretso kung sino ang nag donate? Baka sakali, maniwala pa akung 'suhol' ang donation na iyun. PUTOK laang naman pala ng Kwitis ay nagkaka-talo na. Kababaw naman nuon.

Anonymous said...

Katatapos laang ng election not too long ago and the winners been declared. Bakit di na laang tayu makipag tulungan sa halip na siraan ang incumbent winners? Minsan nga nabasa ku na itu, IKAW BA__'name'__AY MAY NAGAWA NG NAKA-BUTI SA MGA KABABAYAN MO? A direct question which was not answered obviously. Iyung pagkakamali na hindi matanggap ay maling-mali iyun.

Anonymous said...

Madali lang naman malaman yan kung donation o gastos ng gobyerno. Kung donation, eh di ipakita na lang nila yung Deed of Doantion. Ang mahirap nyan baka gawin pa nilang expense ng gobyerno yun pala naman ay donate laang.

Anonymous said...

The whole shebang was paid for by A.P. Palacios Construction. It was installed and executed by the same group who did the Philippine Centennial fireworks. Most of the setup was installed on the deck of an A.P. Palacios construction truck in front of the Capitol.

Anonymous said...

Ay saan baga ginanap iyang Philippine Centenial Fireworks? Malamang sa Baler din iyun. If so then what's the matter? It was clearly said that it was 'PAID BY A.P. PALACIOS CONSTRUCTION' including the set-up which was surely approved by our local government. Approval laang ang role ng gobyerno diyan ay so bakit kailangan pa ng Deed of donation? Come-on. We're ending up into our mostly speculations with a clear purpose of just to derail the whole system. I do not bite.

Tambuli said...

TO ANONYMOUS POSTER AT 9:40AM
Natatandaan ko nga ang tanong na iyan doon sa dating guest book na nabura. Sa tingin ko ay nahagingan ako dahil nabanggit ko noong musmos pa ako ay napakaraming trosong nagkalat sa Sabang na ga-truck ang laki subali't may mga mga tag number pa kaya madaling makuha ang source o taong involve. Ngayon ay wala na ang mga troso at nagkakagulo nga sa logging. Sagot ko sa tanong ni 9:40 AM...sa logging, wala pa akong nagawa dahil noong nangyari ang mga sinabi ko ay musmos pa nga laang ako sa Baler. Sino baga naman ang makikinig sa akin noon, adi sinapuk laang ako ng makakausap ko. Malay ko pati ng mga nangyayri noon, ang impication ng mga troso.Noong medyo nagkakaisip na ako at madalang namang magawi sa Baler dahil nasa Maynila nga kami karaniwan, wala naman akong inatupag kundi ang pag-aaral at "bakasyon grande" sa bukid pag summer.May mga ginagawa kami sa Maynila pero walang kinalaman sa Baler events.Alam mo naman ang panahon noong 70's, de baga? Iba ang pinagkakaabalahan ng mga "student leaders" (kuno). Ngayon na matanda na ako ay saka ko laang napagtanto ang mga ibig sabihin ng mga trosong pinaglalaruan namin. Ngayon ay wala na ako sa Baler, physically wala akong magagawa subalit sa mga kuro-kurong napapag-usapan dito sa BB ay naisip kong baka nga tayo as Aurorans ay makatulong sa ating mga kababayan na marahil ang iba ay napapalihis ang desisyon. Baka ang mga opinion natin ay makapagpatuwid ng kanilang di kanai-nais na ginagawa. Sino pa nga baga ang magmamahal sa ating bayan kundi tayo. Maraming paraan upang ito ay magawa ng isang tunay na Auroroan/ Balerian....maaaring physical, monetary, opinion o ano pa mang magagawa para sa ating mga kababayan. Kahit anong liit na bagay na makatutulong sa mga kababayan natin ay dapat nating ibigay. Pasalamat nga tayo at narito ang BB na sinimul-an ni Kid kaya tayong lahat ay nakakapag-usap ng ganito. Kaya kabayang 9:40 AM, sa logging wala akong nagawa kundi ibigay ang aking obserbasyon. Sa ibang bagay mayroon maski maliit laang. Hindi ko na kailangang sabihin kung ano at sino ang aking natulungan. Iyan po laang ang aking masasabi sa ngayon. Sana naman ay magkasundo tayo dito sa BB para sa ating mga kababayang nangangailangan.Dalangin ko laang sa Maykapal na ang usapan natin dito ay makatulong sa Aurora sa halip na maging simula ng lalong pagkakawatak-watak ng ating mga kababayan. PEACE TO EVERYONE!

(This is my first post in this particular topic. I am not one of the anonymous above)

Anonymous said...

Tumpak ang mga sinabi mu Tambuli. Bakit nga baga napunta sa usapang ganitu itu? KWITIS laang ginawa ng big issue. Bakit di ninyu usisain iyung mga nag oopisinang naka-time in peru sundan mu at nasa tong-itan o nakikipag-derby? Mas may maniniwala pa sa inyu.

Tambuli said...

As the slogan of "KULE" (Philippine Collegian )says....

"Kung hindi tayo kikibo sino ang kikibo? Kung hindi tayo kikilos, sino ang kikilos? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?"

The slogan was coined by Ditto Sarmeiento, editor in chief of Collegian (UP Diliman) during the 70's. With his staff was Richie Valencia (?).This was later revived by Noel( a co-Arellanite I believe) when he was the editor in chief of KULE in the 80's.

Anonymous said...

Kung ganuun nga sana ang purpose nitong BB. May 'bira' kasi na dating pa laang ay paninira agad ang intensiyon na maliwanag. Tuloy sa halip na maging source of informations itung site ng BB about Aurora ay nagiging 'source of 'TSISMIS' on something which was not even proven. Yung iba, they rigth away make accusations without any concrete details. Wag namang ganuun sana. Like what i said, let's make it more constructive not destructive. PEACE TAYU! Okay laang iyun kabayan.

Anonymous said...

Tambuli said: Bakit ku pa naman iisa-isahin na sabihin kung sinu-sino ang mga taong natulungan ku?
Iyaan ang tamang sagot. Let other people see what you are doing and what you have acomplished. Aydi hindi maka-inip.

ako2 said...

akaw dami ng nag-react anu?

ay gan-un talaga kung gs2 nating sumaya, makakita o makaranas ng mas maganda kesa karaniwan ay syempre kailangan nating gumastos. but in fairness to Kidlat, wala naman din siguru siyang intensyon na mag-encourage ng violent reactions o yung tipong mga aktibistang pananaw. it's just a fact that it really costs hundreds of thousands of pesos to stage such a spectacular fireworks display! eh ano kung may nag-donate? masama na baga iyun? lahat na laang binibigyan ng kulay pulitika ....

true also that it may have costs hundreds of thousands of pesos but it's worth the fun that local people have experienced on that time. akaw! ay sa tv laang yung iba nakakakita ng gan-un sa napakahabang panahun!

others may have been saying that it's not proper to spent such amount of money on fireworks display considering na madami pa ding hindi naabut ng tulung (bagyo/landslide) at patuloy na naghihirap sa ating prubinsya. but let's face the fact that the government (local/national) couldn't afford to help everybody esle....

u just can't get some, if u don't spend some! in this case, the money spent on staging that fireworks display wasn't from the government, rather a good will from some people who just wants to contribute something to make Aurora Day a li'l bit different not necessarily to get 'some favor' in return! that's all it!

let us not make a big fuss over that issue!

Kidlat said...

"Kung ganuun nga sana ang purpose nitong BB. May 'bira' kasi na dating pa laang ay paninira agad ang intensiyon na maliwanag. Tuloy sa halip na maging source of informations itung site ng BB about Aurora ay nagiging 'source of 'TSISMIS' on something which was not even proven. Yung iba, they rigth away make accusations without any concrete details. Wag namang ganuun sana. Like what i said, let's make it more constructive not destructive. PEACE TAYU! Okay laang iyun kabayan."

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Kung sino man ang nagsabi nito: I always consider Batangbaler as a personal website and i can pretty much say what i want and editorialize on any topic that i wanted. It is not my intention to make this a "source of information" because even though i live in Baler, some of you are more informed than i am about Baler or Aurora. I don't listen to local radio nor watch the local cable tv. I post what I want and what I can, be it fact or tsismis. i'm pretty much clear with that line since I started this. Batangbaler exists not only to inform, soothe and entertain but also to provoke, agitate and inspire.

About posting the cost of the fireworks display, i confess that i have no real figure about it's cost. I just estimated. The last great fireworks display here in Baler was during the Philippine-Spanish friendship day celebration and the organizers even flaunted that the cost of that display was more than 200 thousand pesos. This one, (the Aurora Day fireworks) was two times grander and longer. So it must be more than 200 thousand pesos which is "thousands of pesos".

am i putting a tsismis? I don't. It's a glaring fact and information that the fireworks display costs hundreds of thousands of pesos. Naninira ba ako? No. As i've said what i posted is a fact. Kung gusto kong manira i could have done it way before. Look at aurora.ph, a slight scratch on the authority and your post is gone. I don't do it here. The comment link is always open to everyone and i don't delete comments be them constructive and destructive. Heck i don't even delete comments saying bad things about me. Last week i approved a messageboard user with a username "BB sucks". If you feel that this website does not cater to your standards then your always one click away from BB. You can live without it.

(Note: This message is intended only for that one anonymous user)

Anonymous said...

Dami mu naman ng sinabi. Di naman ikaw ang pinag sabihan na nagkakalat ng tsismis ay. Lumaki laang ang usaping itu dahil marami ang nag react na akala nila ay galing sa kaha ng bayan ang ginawang iyan na para bagang isinawalang bahala na laang iyung nangyaring kalamidad diyan nuong December. I put that comment in there to make it clear na hindi ginastos ng pamahalaan ng bayan ng Baler ng paganuun na laang ang pera diyan. Ay maski pag bali-baliktarin mu ang comments nuung iba ditu, maliwanag na pamumulitika iyan sila. Do they have any other purpose of saying na galing sa kaha ng bayan ang ginastos diyan sa lintek na kwitis na iyan? Tell me.

Anonymous said...

Mabuti na rin iyung nagkakaalaman kung anu-ano ang nasa isip ng mga taga Aurora, que ang opinion ay batikos o puri. Ang mahalaga ay malaman ng mga taga atin na may mga taong handang magsalita para magdalawang isip sila kung ano man ang kanilang proyekto sa mga susunod na araw. Tuloy laang ang ligaya at oronan mga kabayan!

Anonymous said...

Yup! i learned so much of some other peoples attitude in here. Utot pa laang, akala tumai na. Huuuuhhhh!

Kidlat said...

You should have clearly stated that you're talking about the comments. Your first sentence about "the purpose of BB" points directly to my direction.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The last time i checked were still a democracy.

Anonymous said...

Are ay makatuwa ka rin ano? Di ka nakikinig sa radio peru nakikinig ka ng putok ng kwitis. BB the no.1 source of chismis in Baler. Let's straigthen it up Joseph. Okay i made a mistake by saying about the purpose of BB.

Kidlat said...

Kung nandito ka sa Baler alam mo siguro na mas informative pa ang tunog ng kwitis kaysa sa mga balita sa local radio. And who said i listened to the sound. Maybe i was covering my ears. You should check your facts dude, you're spreading chismis. And at least i can post my real name here. Thank you for inspiring the new BB tagline, now it's more clear and direct to the point. Thanks again mr. anonymous, or ms., whoever you are. I'm not the enemy!

Anonymous said...

Article D Section 7 of R.A. 6713 or Code of Ethics for Government Officials or Employees.

Solicitation or acceptance of gifts. - Public officials and employees shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or anything of monetary value from any person in the course of their official duties or in connection with any operation being regulated by, or any transaction which may be affected by the functions of their office.

Anonymous said...

tanong lamang po,can you help it if some comments are like that?meaning just a mention of a government expenditure e eto na ang mga comments na with suspicions of corruption or irregularities??i cannot blame them, what with all the news of rampant corruption in our government.Local or national.We are even in the news as the 2nd most corrupt in Asia.
The burden of proving themselves as incorruptible would always lie on the govt official.If they could not live with it then they should not be elected.If i were the govt official and i feel the sense of distrust on my people due to corruption i would prove it to them that i am not.Disclosing a simple expenditure or source of expense such as this fireworks would never be a problem.E nariyan ka sa posisyon na yan ay,me magagawa ka ba kung yan general feeling ng tao???prove it that you are not corrupt.In other words,hindi ka dapat sensitibo.

With regard to BB as the no.1 source of tsismis in baler.akaw,ay ang layo naman brod.Bkit yun ang nakita mu??i have been personally helped by this website and i can vouch for it.Look at the different news that this site has offered.Friendships that have been rebonded.

It would have been better if one would just strengthen his opinion by explaining or discussing it further.

Attack the comments,not the medium.

Yun lamang po.

Anonymous said...

Anu? Ay ditu ku rin nakita iyan ay. BB the no.1 source of chismis. Anung tawag mu sa mahilig mag basa ng chismis? E di chismoso at chismosa. I do not go go here to look at the chismis of course but to look at the news and events or informations like that. Now if you said i'm not welcome and just a click away from it then thank you
and bye!bye!.

emds said...

i agree with anonymous who posted 5:21pm...that we shouldn't shoot the 'messenger'...referring to BB/Joseph.

BB is simply our vehicle of information and it's up to the person reading the article/news to digest whatever he's reading. everything posted here is based on one's personal opinion and subject to the judgment of anybody who'll read the same.

any comment posted here may whip up, inspire, provoke, stir up or bear-out with your idea. but it's all up us.

but it's so UNFAIR to say that BB is the source of chismis in baler. alam naman po natin na de itu tutuu and we know what BB does for us. since day 1 of visiting BB, i nver read anything here that intends to destruct or put anybody down.

there could be some 'thought-provoking' issues being brought up or discussed once in awhile but it's up to us to discern which is which and wrestle with the facts.

sana naman po...let us be objective and not subjective.

MorningZombie said...

Kukulamin ku ang magdadagdag ng comment dito. Meron bagung event si Mrs. Querijero ng Science High 'yun ang magandang pag-usapan.

Kidlat said...

Are wag mu akung kulamin, last na itu. May gustu lang akung i correct. Hinde po si anonymous @ 6:04 PM ang nagsabi na BB is the number 1 source of chismis from Baler. Inspired lang niya kumbaga. Kunsabagay may mga chismis nga naman na napapalagay dun sa mga comments paminsan-minsan. Aku po ang nagbagu nung tagline sa ibaba ng BB title. (Tingnan sa itaas bandang kaliwa sa ibaba ng batangbaler). Nakatuwaan lang kung baga. Maigi na ring panabla pag may nagsasabing source of chismis lang itong BB. Isasagut ko "Uh de mu baga alam, talagang mag-tsismis ang purpose ng BB, basahin mo sa tagline". Aydi lusot.

Saka de naman kita pinapaalis anonymous @ 6:04 PM. Sabi ku lang kung de mu na feel bumisita dito ay nasa iyo ang choice. Wala kaming magagawa. Lahat ay welcome dito kahit yung nagsasabing bading ako saka de marunong mag save sa diskette.

Sige po, last post ku na rin ito dito at record holder na itong post na ito sa dami ng comments.

Until the next chikka!!

sarah said...

ALA EH KE GANDA NAMAN NG MGA FIREWORKS DIYAN,SANA NAMAN AY GAWIN NILA ITO NEXT YEAR.BINABATI KO LANG ANG LAHAT NG AKING MGA KABABAYAN DIYAN SA BALER AT SA AKING PAMILYA ANG DUMANDAL FAMILY!!!!!ANG PAMILYA NI LATE AGAPITO DUMANDAL JULIO SILA MAYET,MERCY,JHONNY,ROLAND,AGI,IGA,DANTE,SEGUNDO AND IMELDA AT ANG KANILANG MGA APO'T ANAK.SI SARAH ITO,ANG KAGANDAHAN SA INYONG LAHAT.