2005 News Articles

Suspected NPA rebels attack Globe cell site in Aurora, Dec. 20, 2005

Suspected communist rebels strafed a communications tower of Globe Telecom Inc. in Dinalungan town, Aurora province, northeast of Manila on Monday, police reports said Tuesday. It was the 22nd attack of the New People's Army (NPA) on an Ayala-owned telecommunications facility since July. click here to read the full story»

Floods, landslides isolate 3 Aurora towns
Inquirer - December 13, 2005

Strong monsoon rains over Aurora province since Monday have triggered landslides and caused rivers to overflow, isolating three northern towns here, reports from local officials said. click here to read the full story»

Angara Calls for Stronger Spanish-Philippines Ties
Manila Bulletin Online, November 30, 2005

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Sen. Edgardo J. Angara yesterday called for the strengthening of relations between the Philippines and Spain by harking back to their "shared past and shared culture" during 350 years of historic relationship. click here to read the full story»

Aurora Selected as Pilot Area for DILG-Congress Development Project
Philippine Information Agency , November 27, 2005

The Province of Aurora was selected as one of eight provinces where the "One Cluster, One Vision" project initiated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the House of Representatives Special Committee on Priority Provinces (HOR-SCPP) will be piloted. click here to read the full story»

Dingalan Typhoon Victims Get Early Christmas
Manila Times Online , November 26, 2005

Dingalan residents, ravaged by last year's typhoons and floods, will receive their Christmas gifts early this year courtesy of a New Jersey-based Filipino organization. click here to read the full story»

Spanish Delegation Visits Baler
Philippine Journal, November 24, 2005

Spanish Defense Minister Jose Bono led a 25-member Spanish delegation that visited Baler last November 23 to visit the old church where 50 Spanish soldiers held fort during the "Siege of Baler" during the Philippine-Spanish War in 1899. click here to read the full story»

Work on Aurora Bypass Road Begun
Manila Bulletin Online, November 21, 2005

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started work on a diversion road aimed at providing an alternate route to the province of Aurora whose main thoroughfares are beset by landslides and floodings during the monsoon season. click here to read the full story»

Palparan links execs to anti-Arroyo plot
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct. 16, 2005

Documents seized recently from a New People's Army camp in Aurora province not only uncovered evidence of planned bombings and destabilization and ouster plots against President Macapagal-Arroyo but also linked some government officials to the alleged plots. click here to read the full story»

"Labuyo" to hit Aurora
Manila Times, September 21, 2005

TROPICAL depression "Labuyo" is expected to make a landfall in Aurora-Isabela area this morning (Wednesday), the weather bureau said Tuesday. click here to read the full story»

Three Aurora Towns Still Isolated
Manila Bulletin Online, September 20, 2005

Landslides triggered by the non-stop rains blocked several sections of the Baler-Casiguran road leaving the towns of Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag in Northern Aurora virtually isolated. click here to read the full story»

Aurora Hit by Blackout; Bongabon-Baler Road Remains Closed
Manila Bulletin Online, September 18, 2005

Aurora's woes continue to worsen as heavy rains continued to plague the province. click here to read the full story»

Heavy Rains in Aurora and Nueva Ecija Leaves Hundreds Stranded
Manila Bulletin Online, September 15, 2005

Incessant rains the past few weeks have caused the Villar River in Maria Aurora, Aurora to overflow and rendered the 50-kilometer Baler-Bongabon Road impassable to hundreds of motorists and commuters for the past two days. click here to read the full story»

Aurorans ask DPWH for vital bridge
Philippine Journal, September 9, 2005

Residents of the central towns of Aurora appealed to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), especially to its chief, Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. to have a permanent bridge constructed in Barangay Villa in Maria Aurora. click here to read the full story»

Spanish Officials Visit Baler Town in Aurora
Manila Bulletin, November 23, 2005

A 25-member Spanish delegation led by Defense Minister Jose Bono made a sentimental trip to Baler, Aurora, yesterday to visit the remote mountain town where 50 Spanish soldiers made a history-making last stand for their country during the Philippine-Spanish war. click here to read the full story»

Aurora OKs Own Family Planning Code
Malaya Online, October 13, 2005

Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo's unapproved congressional bill on reproductive health was approved and adopted as Aurora's family planning code. click here to read the full story»

Region 3 Maps Out Forest Protection Plan
Malaya Online, October 1, 2005

A top level meeting among environment officials and forest protection officers was held recently to map out plans to protect the remaining forests in the Region. Included in the plan was the protection of the lush forests of Dipaculao and Dingalan in Aurora Province. click here to read the full story»

Military rescues 13 from Labuyo's wrath
Manila Times, September 23, 2005

At least 13 persons were rescued by the Philippine Army's disaster-response team from a far-flung village in Aurora as typhoon "Labuyo" battered the region on Wednesday, the military reported. click here to read the full story»

Quezon and Baler
Manila Bulletin Online, August 19, 2005

EVERY August 19th, the country commemorates the birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon, the first President of the Philippine Commonwealth government, the person who charted the country's journey towards independence. click here to read the full story»

President Manuel L. Quezon 127th Birth Anniversary
Manila Bulletin Online August 18, 2005

PHILIPPINE history from 1898 to 1944 is also the personal history of President Manuel L. Quezon who joined the revolution against Spain and the war against America. In these two historical eras, he saw his countrymen' struggle for independence and learned that freedom can also be secured without bloodshed. His rise in Philippine politics concretize Dr. Jose P. Rizal'svision of freedom for the Filipino people through peaceful means. click here to read the full story»

Descendants of last Spanish colonial troops in RP honored
Manila Times, July 1, 2005

Descendants of the last group of Spanish soldiers to surrender to Filipino troops over a century ago intend to invest at least P14 million in this eastern town of Luzon to invigorate its development. click here to read the full story»

Enduring Friendship Between RP, Spain lauded at Baler Rites
Manila Bulletin, July 1, 2005

The strong friendship between the Philippines and Spain brought about by centuries of Spanish colonization has endured because of shared religion, tradition, culture, and values in various fields of social and economic endeavor between the two countries, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said yesterday. click here to read the full story»

RP-Spanish Friendship Day Observed Today
Manila Bulletin Online, June 30, 2005

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced yesterday the simultaneous celebration of the 3rd Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day in Iloilo City and Baler, Aurora, today, June 30, marking the cultural and historical ties of friendship and cooperation between the Philippines and its former colonizer, Spain. click here to read the full story»

Philippines-Spain Friendship Day
Manila Bulletin Online, June 30, 2005

CHRISTIANITY is not the only legacy of Spain to the Philippines. Language and literature, trade and commerce, plants and animals, art and architecture are the other areas where Philippine history and culture were immeasurably enriched by Spain. click here to read the full story»

ASCOT is Venue of RP-Spanish Forum
Manila Bulletin Online, June 29, 2005

Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) recently hosted a discussion on the dimensions of the Philippines-Spanish relations based on friendship and cooperation on the eve of the celebration of the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day in Baler, Aurora. click here to read the full story»

The courtship of 'Kastila'
Looking Back by Ambeth R. Ocampo

WHILE thousands of people go around Elliptical Road in Quezon City every day, they are too preoccupied with staying alive or getting to their destination to notice the Quezon Memorial Shrine in the center of the circle. Restaurants and various stalls have sprouted all over the place over the years making the shrine an isolated island in the center of the circle. click here to read the full story»

Doña Aurora Quezon's remains enshrined at Quezon Memorial

After 26 years of separation, Doña Aurora was finally reunited with her beloved husband, Manuel L. Quezon. click here to read the full story»

Daily Wages Hiked to P217 in Aurora
Manila Standard Today Online

Regional wage boards approved a P20 daily wage hike for non-agricultural workers in the Central Luzon and Cordilleras. The adjustment means that non-agricultural workers in Aurora Province will receive a daily wage of P217. click here to read the full story»

Typhoon Survivors' Attitude Inspires Red Cross Workers
The Manila Times, April 24, 2005

On an inspection trip here in mid-April, the chair of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), Sen. Richard J. Gordon, asked the landslide-affected residents of Aurora Province about life these days. "Not so bad, sir," came the reply. "Land has gone up and electricity has gone down." click here to read the full story»

Aurora Disaster Victims Get New Homes

Some three months after powerful typhoons wrecked their homes and their lives, the uprooted residents of Barangay Paltic in Dingalan, Aurora have gotten back to their feet and returned to a semblance of normalcy. click here to read the full story»

NGO Offers Shelter to Dingalan Folks

Though typhoon-ravaged folks of Dingalan, Aurora have lost their homes to a succession of storms late last year, another non-governmental organization has arrived with help. click here to read the full story»

Aurora, Quezon Folk to Rebuild Homes from Uprooted Trees
Manila Times, January 19, 2005

Residents of Aurora and Quezon that were left homeless by four consecutive storms late last year now have the materials to rebuild their lives. click here to read the full story»

DENR Finds Relocation Sites for Flashflood Survivors
Manila Times, January 12, 2005

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources has identified 256 hectares of land to relocate victims of landslides and flash floods in Aurora, Quezon and Nueva Ecija. click here to read the full story»

Angara Siblings Launch Dingalan Housing Project
Manila Times Online, January 10, 2005

Through the efforts of Sen. Edgardo Angara and his sister Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, typhoon-ravaged residents of Dingalan, Aurora will benefit from a housing project which had its groundbreaking ceremony last January 8. click here to read the full story»


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