Monday, July 11, 2005

Baler Now!

This is for all Balerians who have not been home for quite some time. Some of you were away for a year or less and these pictures will look familiar. But for those who have been away for years, this photoset will be a revelation. This is what the Poblacion of Baler looks now. Most of the pictures were taken along the Quezon Highway. The map shows the location and direction where each picture was taken. Enjoy!





PHOTO 1: The Municipal Building. During the tenure of Mayor Emil EtcubaƱez, the walls of the plaza were torn down to make place for the covered court.



PHOTO 2: Quezon Highway, from where it starts in front of the Aurora Memorial Hospital and going to Suklayin and San Luis area. The building on the left is Mount Carmel College and on the right is the Quezon Memorial Park.



PHOTO 3: San Luis St. This is the road in front of the hospital going to Brgy. Buhangin. The hospital is on the right (not on picture) and the structures on the left, beside the Quezon park, are pharmacies and the permanent rolling stores whre lunch is good and cheap.



PHOTO 4. This old house is located in front of the park on the corner of Aurora St. and Quezon Highway. It is unoccupied and owned by the Molinas.



PHOTO 5. Quezon Highway in front of the park. Another shot of the Molina house with other houses along stretch.



PHOTO 6. This house is located along the Highway on the corner of Angara St. This is the present house of Ka Karding Rivera, the original owner is the family of his wife. Fill me up on this please.





PHOTO 7. On the other side of the Molina house along Aurora St. and Quezon Hiway.




PHOTO 8: Aurora Street going to Bugos Street.



PHOTO 9. Aurora Street going to Baler Institute. On the right is the Quezon Memorial Park. The greenish house on the left is the home of Batangbaler regular Ymay Lady.



PHOTO 10. Quezon Highway going to Suklayin. Photo taken from the corner of Aurora St. The tall tower is the transmitter of Studio 23.



PHOTO 11. The former Farmacia Amor at the corner of Angara and Mabini Streets.



PHOTO 12. This is the Cautivar house located on the other side of the former Farmacia Amor along Angara St.



PHOTO 13. Corner of Quezon Highway and Angara St. The road on the left goes to the gate of Baler Central School.



PHOTO 14. I posted this earlier. This is the corner of Quezon Highway and Angara Street going to Buhangin.



PHOTO 15. Quezon Highway going to the hospital. Taken from the corner of Angara St.



PHOTO 16. Quezon Highway going to Suklayin. Taken from the corner of Angara Street.


PHOTO 17. Angara Street going to Baler Central School.



PHOTO 18. Angara Street going to Buhangin. Taken from Quezon highway.



PHOTO 19. The house at the corner of Quezon Highway and Carrasco Street.


PHOTO 20. The houses at the corner of Quezon Highway and Gomez Street. Going to Suklayin.




PHOTO 21. Carrasco Street going to Burgos Street.




PHOTO 22. Corner of Carrasco and Quezon Highway.



PHOTO 23. On the other side of the road. Quezon Highway corner Carrasco Street.



PHOTO 24. Recto Street. This road goes all the way to the new Public Market and the Kinalapan area.



PHOTO 25. Old house awaiting demolition. Quezon Highway corner Recto Street.



PHOTO 26. Quezon Highway going to the hospital. Taken from the corner of Recto Street.



PHOTO 27. Quezon Highway going to Suklayin. Taken from the corner of Recto Street.



PHOTO 28. From the other side of the road. Quezon highway going to Suklayin.



PHOTO 29. The Farro house at the corner of Quezon Highway and Bonifacio Street.



PHOTO 30. Bonifacio Street, the last street of the Poblacion if you will start from the hospital.



PHOTO 31. Thw highway going to the hospital. Picture taken near Bonifacio Street.



PHOTO 32. Little Cabanatuan.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

in all events since the past.. just noticed that Angara Street cor Quezon Hiway or house of kuyang karding rivera is and most photographed place ever posted in batangbaler.. dami na rin anu?

Anonymous said...

Photo 24, Recto Street Cor Quezon Hiway, wala na pala yung vulcanizing shop ni ka met-tu flores. Dyan kami madalas nagpapa vulcanize nung araw..

Anonymous said...

salamat otoy sa update.. malaking bagay sa mga tiga baler na nasa malayung tulad ko..

Anonymous said...

kid, bakit wala yung zamora st? piktyuran mu rin at may kilala akong batangbaler nakalimutan kung nasan ang zamora st. hahahah...tabi po! heheheh...peace sayo kung sino ka man. hahahah...

Anonymous said...

ang sama pala ng baler pag sa picture anu puro bulok ang bahay hahaha!!!!!saka parang ang lungkot sa picture para 2loy dead city..

Anonymous said...

kid anong oras mo kinuha tong mga pictures mo. parang tanghaling tapat e. nakaparada mga nagpapasada saka konting tao sa daan. pero maraming salamat sa pictures mo pre kaso next time konting pictures naman ng sabang kung ok lang sa yo. sige tsong ty muli.

Anonymous said...

Maraming mga malalaking bahay nuun ay parang wala nang nakatira ngay-un. Nag-alisan baga sa Baler ang mga may-ari? Bakit kaya?

Anonymous said...

Kid, ayos ang mga kuha at direction nang mga lugar. Ang gandang tingnan nang mga kalsada,Sementado. Nagbago na nga ang Baler. Hindi ku na ma-alala iyung mga lugar at mga bahay. Balita ku nagkaroon daw nang malaking sunog diyan nuon. Anu na ang itsura ngayon duun.Nakaka-tuwang makita ang Baler kahit na sa pic laang.
Salamat otoy.

Anonymous said...

He!he!he! para akung nag parada! Ayus na ayus. Sana makuhaan din iyung from Duongan going Tibag.

Anonymous said...

Ay sana may picture din ng bagong palengke, saka yung daan papunta dun. At saka iyung daan papunta semento balita ko maganda na rin at sementado, tutuo kaya naman iyun?

Anonymous said...

kid, ano baga yuong nasa kanan bahagi ng pix 31, sadya baga na isingit doon o pixs ng marker o ng trono ng isang ermitanyo? nagtatanong po laang. medyo may pagka-weird kc ay..

san luis st. (pixs 3) pala areng kinainan namin ng akoy madaan ng baler.

napaka-gandang tanawin areng iyung mga litrato kid. nakikita laang na talaga naman bakas pa sa mga bahay ang mga unos na pinagdaanan eh. hindi baga lagi nadadaanan ng bagyo ang aurora? parang maihahambing mo sa vigan ang katahimikan at maaliwalas na kapaligiran, except sa last photo ('lil cabanatuan). hehehe!

Anonymous said...

akaw ang lungkot nga sa picture.. parang walang nabago maliban sa kalsada na konkreto.. ang mga bahay inaanay na, parang sa tingin ko ang ka level na lamang ng baler ay munisipyo ng dilasag o dinalungan anu? (5th class municipality?) pero balita ko ang mga bago at naglalakihang bahay ay nasa parteng suklayin na sa gawing likod ng kapitolyo puntang kinalapan dun yata ang mga subdibisyon ngayun na karamihan sa mga tiga bayan ay dun na nag tayo ng bahay..

Anonymous said...

tama ka po mukhang wala ngang nabago, mapapansin sa picture na ang level ng kalsada kesa bahay ay mas mataas.. yung bahay ay halos lahat nka lubog sa kalsada at pilit hinahabol nung floor level ng bahay yung level ng kalsada.

taga baler said...

ganda mga pictures maaalala mo talaga bayan ng baler. kahit madami mga buluk na bahay ay iyan talaga ang baler. sana mapicturan din gawing duungan sa may tulay tsaka sa highway ng suklayin maganda na iyung lugar na iyun nung umuwi ako ng 2003. salamat sa mga pics nakita ko uli ang baler.

sky said...

maraming salamat, joseph. naaalala ko tuloy ang unang bahay namin sa recto. pati ang mga lola ko sa zamora (wala ka yatang picture nito?). sana ma-extend mo pa para ma-cover ang baclaran at gloria st. he he.

pwede baga kitang i-link? saka hinarbat ku nga pala iyung picture #24 para sa blog ku ha? salamat, abay.

Anonymous said...

What was once the name of Recto Street? Anybody!

Kung kayo'y tunay na tiga Baler, anung unang pangalan ng Bonifacio Street?

Who was the priest responsible for the construction of the watch tower in Tabag (Castillo)and what year it was built?

Anonymous said...

Karamihan ay mga dating bahay sa Baler. Mayruun bagang mga bagung developments sa paligid? Anung hitsura ng Aurora Memorial Hospital? MCC? BI? Baler Central? Paanu iyan Kid, adi magiging busy ka ngay-un! Hirap ta ng di nauwi sa atin ay halus bunduk at aplaya na laang ang nasa imagination ku, malabu na iyung mga ibang lugar. Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

Puru Brgy. 1 karamihan sa piktyur, malakas ang brgy. 1 kay Kid, peru tigin ko pauna pa lang iyan, may mga susunud pa...

Alden said...

Kahit ano pang sabihin nila, para sa akin maganda pa rin ang Baler kahit matagal na rin kong d nauwi. Sana sa susunud meron ding pictures sa doungan. Dati kasi akong estibador sa doungan bago nakapag-aral sa maynila at nakapunta sa Amerika.

batuktuk said...

Akaw, galing na yata ni Joseph oo. Saya ku na yata ng makita ku itu. Uwing uwi na aku.

Anonymous said...

Malaki na pala ang pinag bago ng Baler maganda na,pwede po ba na makita ang lugar ng Brgy. Calabuanan.Gusto ko lang po na makita ng bro. in law ko na foreigner.Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

Bakit wala yata ang Zamora St.?--sayang!!! pero thx sa kuha mong pix para na rin akong nakauwi..

Anonymous said...

Ang linis nang Baler sana parating ganyan, Sana makunan rin every brgy. nang Baler.

Anonymous said...

anu kaya ang susunud mung pi-picturan na lugar.Lagi akung nag che-check kung may bagong posting.

Anonymous said...

Kakaiba nga anu? Luma nga ang ibang bahay, marami walang pintura pero ang linis ng mga kalye, walang nagkalat na papel, lata, bote! Ikumpara mu sa anu mang malalaking city, Boston, NY, LA,Chicago maski SF walang binesa sa Baler. Congratulations for being clean.

Anonymous said...

The credit goes to the people of Baler for keeping the streets clean. BRAVO TO YOU ALL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

May mga bahay pa pala na 'capis' ang bintana. Natatandaan ku iyung bahay namin nuun, pag medyo nangingitim na o nilulumut na iyung ding-ding, ina-as-is ng mga ate ku mag hapon iyun. Anyway...the streets are very clean and i'm very much impressed of it.

denden said...

salamat po sa mga pictures..
na-homesick tuloy ako..
sana meron din pon pics ang gloria st..
:)
salamt for updating us..
its like were home na rin po.

Anonymous said...

Paki post naman ang road sa Pilaway ST. Suklayin, kilala sa taguring DUPAX miss ko lang ang lugar namin para kahit sa picture lagi kong nakikita. Kid kaklase ni Joy ang brother ko. Thanks and more power.

Anonymous said...

Pahabol kid baga puwedeng makuha sa picture bahay namin iyong kay Vedad sa Dupax. Thanks again, waiting for the picture.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you Joseph! Thank you for posting those pics; your hard work and effort is very much appreciated by many.
When I went home last year to Baler, after being away for 17 years, I felt like an outcast talaga. In my mind, I thought the places and people would still be the same pero ibang-iba na. Hindi ko na ma-identify yung mga tinirahan namin before. Mabuti na lang ang bakery ni mang Efren ay na ron pa - point of reference ko. Sa Recto St. kami dati nakatira at tambay ako sa vulcanizing shop ni ka metu Flores.
Wish ko lang sa Baler ay gumanda ang daan in that way maraming tourist ang maka-visit! Baler has alot to offer!

Mabuhay!

Anonymous said...

Joseph you deserve an award or some kind of a recognition for your talent. More power to you!!!

Mabuhay ang Baler at Balerenians!

Anonymous said...

Looking at this pix, I can't help but be nostalgic. I have not been to Baler for quite sometime. I've always regarded it as a place to seek solitude and peace. But from what the pix shows, I was disheartened. It may have reached the modernization that it always crave for but it also lost its glory, its serenity, the Baler aire. Made me wonder what happened all through the years that I have not seen it.
Anyway, still the efforts to put this pix together is appreciated. No offense meant. Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

ai bakit nmn wala po yung zamora street?tga jan po kasi ako dati,,,gus2 ko lng makita yung lugar na kinalakihan ko.saka yung suclayin nga po papicturan pra mapagmalaki ko sa mga friends ko.gandang ganda kasi sla sa baler ai...thanks po!!!

shinamay said...

yyyyeeeessss ayos ang ganda talaga sa baler anu! ganda ng mga shot sana mag take rin ako ng mga shot! hirap talaga mag gawa ng sariling site!

tikbalang said...

ngayon ko lang nakita. ang gandang balikan nitung post na itu after 5, 10 years.