Wednesday, March 22, 2006


NIA Dam, San Luis, Aurora. Favoric picnic place for birthdays.

A Special Message

Tomorrow is a special day. Tomorrow is Arnold Costa's birthday. Happy Birthday Banot! From your wife Donna and kids, Ymay and Gay!

More greetings from Barangay Batangbaler.

Houston, We Have A Problem


It seems like the website was attacked or something. Everything is down temporarily.... or permanently if things get worse. Initial CSI investigation points to a corrupted SQL database, the program that handles and stores all the data in the website.

In the meantime...back to blogspot!

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Batangbaler have migrated at

If you are linking to Batangbaler using this address (, please change it to

New entries will be posted at the new location but you can always visit here for nostalgia.

Friday, March 03, 2006

3 NPAs, lawman killed in clashes

from 3 NPAs, lawman killed in clashes. "In San Luis, Aurora, Lapinid said about 12 NPA rebels harassed a detachment of the Army's 48th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Dimagaan, Barangay Diteke at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday killing Cpl. Rico C. Dumabrigue and wounding Cpl. Donald K. Baguba."

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

The 2nd Aurora Skateboarding Cup

The event was held on February 11 at the Municipal Plaza as a part of the Aurora Day Celebration. It was organized by the Baler/Aurora Skateboarders and sponsored by the Provincial Government of Aurora and Pepsi.

The winners:

Open Category:
First - Robert Franco (Manila)
Second - Aaron Sagun (Baguio)
Third - Benedict moral (Baler)
Fourth - Angelo Torre (Baler)

Local Category:
First - Justin Angara
Second - Kevin Omana
Third - Jeffrey Quiambao

Here are 45 pictures from the event. Some pictures provided by Engr. Eric Andal, the Event Organizer.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Digital Village to Help Farmers Predict Weather Conditions

from Digital Village to Help Farmers Predict Weather Conditions. "A digital village equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that would enable farmers to pre-determine weather conditions and prices of agricultural products through the use of the Internet is being set up this capital town for some 13,000 local farmers.

Sen. Edgardo Angara told newsmen that the digital village, the first of its kind, will rise in a five-hectare site in Barangay Buhangin in this town. The site used to house the submarine cable center of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.

Angara said the digital village, his pet project, will have an initial venture capital of P20 million and will involve the upgrading of existing facilities such as warehouse, dormitory and training center. "

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P1-B furniture village eyed in Aurora

from P1-B furniture village eyed in Aurora. "A wood manufacturing firm is eyeing the establishment of a P1-billion furniture village in the province.

The Industries Development Corp. seeks to build the furniture village in the tri-boundaries of the DICADI (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan) area which could generate 6,700 jobs.

Michael Ong, vice president of IDC, said that based on preliminary studies, the project could generate investments of P1.1 billion. The IDC, he said, will provide the raw materials for manufacturing doors, furniture, molding, LVL, plywood, venner, wooden toys and accessories.

He said the project, once fully operational, could generate P3.1 billion revenue per year."

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My comment: This could also generate more floodings and possibly deaths in the area. What's your take on this?