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MUNICIPALITY OF BALER (AURORA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Baler is located in the mid-eastern part of Luzon at coordinates between 15*47’36” and 16*09”05” North latitudes and 121*47’32” East longtitudes.It is bounded by the municipalities of Dipaculao and Maria Aurora in the northwest, San Luis in the southwest, Baler Bay in the north, and the Pacific Ocean in the east. Baler has a total land area of 9,255 hectares.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:   
Baler Airport (Southeast Asian Airways)
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:   
Tarlac - Nueva Ecija - Aurora Expressway (proposed)

CLIMATE AND WEATHER: 
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) classify all the towns of Aurora as Type IV climate of the Corona’s classification. There is no distinct dry and wet season where rainfall of greater than 150mm generally occurs in every month.

The prevailing winds from October to May come from the east, more commonly known as Hanging Amihan, with a constant speed of 2 m/s. On the other hand, the months of June to September have prevailing winds that have a Southwest and West direction.

HOTELS AND RESORTS: Amco Beach Resort; Bahia De Baler Garden Resort & Restaurant; Moreno Lodge & Restaurant; Isla Virginia Resort; Aliya Surf and Dive Resort; Azbahaen Leisure Park & Resort; Bay-Ler View Hotel; Dela Torre Beach Resort; Pedervera Beach Resort

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Baler Church; Quezon Park; Ermita Hill; Aniao Islets; Cemento Beach; Dicasalarin Beach; Dikasalarincove; Casa Demaestrolucio; Museo de Baler; Sabang Beach; Dimalangat

FIESTAS AND EVENTS: 
July 30 Phil-Spanish Friendship Day/ Seige of Baler;  February 13 to 19 - Foundation Day; August 19 -  Feast of San Luis Obispo De Tolosa/ Coco-Sabutan Festival/ Birth of President Manuel Quezon

ETHNIC GROUPS: 
Dumagat

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS: 
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, English

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  

    Manuel L. Quezon,                     First President of the Philippine Commonwealth.
    Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon      Former First Lady of the Philippines (wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon)                                                                                                                      known for her charitable works
    Eunice Pablo Guerrero-Cucueco, Former Governor of Aurora province. The first lady governor of the province.
    Loreto Bihasa,                           Korean veteran, whose exploits in the Korean War was made into a movie starring Vic Vargas.
    Edgardo J. Angara,                    Former Senate President, former UP President, and longest serving senator in the Philippines.
    Bellaflor Angara-Castillo,           The first and so far the only woman in Philippine history to become House Majority Floor Leader.
    Juan Edgardo Angara,               one of the recipients of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awards for 2010, who received his                                                      trophy  from President Benigno Simeon Aquino at Rizal Hall of Malacanang

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
Globe, Smart, Sun
    Internet:   
Globe Broadband, Smart Bro, Sun   
    TV:  
GMA Channel 5
    Radio:  
Spirit FM 101.1

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Caltex gas station, Mercury Drug, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines

UNIVERSITIES:  
Mount Carmel College, Aurora State College of Technology

HOSPITALS: 
Premiere General Hospital of Nueva Ecija

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Clark Satellite Office (in Pampanga)
    Number of PRA retirees:  
1
    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Department of Trade and Industry, Land Transportation Office, Social Security System

LINKS:

http://www.aurora.gov.ph/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=125


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