2000 News Archive

1st woman name to top House post
Manila Bulletin - November 19, 2000

Rep. Bellaflor Angara Castillo (LDP, Aurora) has been elected new House majority floor leader, the first lady to assume that top post in the history of the country's legislature. click here to read the full story»

It's not easy being GREEN
Go! Issue 43 - March 15-April 15, 2000

Raise your hands, whoever knows where the province of Aurora is. Yes, there's a straggle of film buffs who know that the movie "Apocalypse Now" was set in Baler. And yes, there are backpacking surfers who also know what "tubes" and "barrels" are have been to the annual surfing competitions at Cemento Beach. Rounding up this esoteric group of people knowledgeable about Aurora are mountaineers who've crossed the Sierra Madre, Lambanog (coconut wine) enthusiasts, and retired communists who used to hike up the mountains to take refuge from Marcos' minions. Otherwise, everybody is clueless. click here to read the full story»

A paradise comes to its own
The Daily - Monday, February 21, 2000

Roughly six hundred years ago, in the vastness of the flora that shaped the landscape created by the unseen hands of bathala, a new birth came, destined to strike an impact on the land that gave it life. click here to read the full story»

Vanishing plant yields hope for Aurora folk
PDI Central Luzon Desk

A new machine, made by a Filipino Engineer, is bound to revive Aurora province's vanishing sabutan industry and boost the advantages of some 10,000 weavers, mostly peasant women, in the export market. click here to read the full story»


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