Country CookingBy Micky Fenix
Manuel L. Quezon, the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth, sits rigid in bronze in front of his museum, designed like a facsimile of his birthplace. The sculpture shows his aristocratic features. But his coat and tie didn’t deter the children playing at the park from climbing all over him.
For those who vacation in the more popular destinations south of Metro Manila, Baler seems like a distant and remote spot. To the peripatetic and those bitten by wanderlust, Baler is a jewel of a paradise waiting to be discovered. Tucked between mountain and sea, Baler is the economic hub and political center of the province of Aurora. Its very location between the formidable Sierra Madre mountain range and the waters of the Pacific Ocean endows the town with so many attractions.
By Ramon H. Royandoyan
Fireworks capped Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day last June 30 , the national celebration of which took place in Baler, Aurora.
By Tarra Quismundo
One hundred-fourteen years ago, Spanish military doctor Rogelio Vigil de Quiñones and 32 other soldiers held fort at Baler Church in Aurora, making the last stand for their flag as the Americans came and took over the Philippines.
By Cliff Harvey Venzon
Baler, Aurora —A melange of Filipino and Spanish songs and performing arts highlighted the 9th Dia de la Amistad Hispano-Filipina (Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day) Cultural Night on June 29 at Sentro Baler in Baler, Aurora. Choir of the World titleholder UST Singers serenaded the Baler folk and members of the diplomatic community who graced the event, [...]