2003 News Archive

500-Hectare Bamboo Farm to Rise in Aurora
The Philippine Star - December 27, 2003

The largest commercial bamboo plantation in the country will soon rise in Aurora, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Elisea Gozun said yesterday. click here to read the full story»

Road Tripping to the Pacific's Edge
Inquirer News Service - August 22, 2003

Three hours through the mountains and we finally reached our isolated destination, beautiful, beautiful Baler. I sounded like a broken record for a D.O.T. ad campaign, because all I kept saying was, "Wow." We stopped at Sabang beach. Imagine a long strip of clean, unravaged shoreline embraced by cloud-covered mountains. Jagged islands were shadows in the horizon of a calm blue sea. Dragonflies gliding about over blooming purple flowers only breathed more life into the vision. It's no wonder that Baler was the last pocket of resistance of the Spanish forces in the Philippines during the Revolutionary days, clocking in a record year of opposition between June 27, 1898 to June 2, 1899. Hell, if I were one of the Spanish soldiers then, I'd also fight to my last tooth and rotting nail to keep this little corner of the Pacific! click here to read the full story»



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