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Extension to Aurora
Senator Edgardo Angara plans to extend the SCTEx to Aurora from Tarlac City via Tarlac-Nueva Ecija-Aurora Expressway the Phase 3 Extension of North Luzon Expressway and the Phase 3 of the North Luzon West Expressway because the Clark-Tarlac Segment of SCTEx is the Extension Phase 1 of North Luzon Expressway and also the Phase 1 of the North Luzon West  Expressway.
Ref: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subic-ClarkTarlac_Expressway#Extension_to_Aurora) Other ref: (http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/211508/sctex-extensioneastern-seaboard-provinces-sought#.UQj0sb9J5SQ) (http://technews.tmcnet.com/asterisk/news/2008/12/19/38 69867.htm (http://subicbaynews.blogspot.com/2009/10/japan-govt-tofund-sctex-extension-to.html)
The province of Aurora covers the eastern portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains, hence it is generally mountainous. There are flat lands unevenly distributed throughout the province. Its coastline spans 332 kilometers in length. The municipality of Dingalan, in the south, has the most irregular topography. The main drainage systems of Aurora consist of six rivers: Aguang River, Baler Calabgan River, Casiguran Ditale River, Dipaculao Dibatuan River, Dipaculao
During the rainy and monsoon season.Baler. Dingalan Land Area & Location Land Area Aurora Province has a total land area of 323.8 kilometers. Dingalan Sinagnuan River. The coastal road sections located along the Baler-Casiguran Road are naturally surfaced with fine sand which. Location Aurora Province is located on the East-Central side of Luzon Island. representing about one percent of the country's total land area. The road is located between Baler and Bongabon. and on the east by the Pacific Ocean. resulting in the accumulation of water on the roadway and the accompanying soil erosion of some embankments. It is the northeastern most province of Central Luzon (Region III). Geography of Aurora by Jesus T. It is bordered on the north by the provinces of Isabela and Qurino. Most of these roads (75%) are gravelsurfaced. especially during the rainy season. These sections are prone to landslides. The province's main link to the rest of Luzon is through a narrow mountain gravel road that twists through the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. the gravel and earth roads are very difficult to pass. Ed Angara's book . Ibuna River.287. Most of the roads lack ditches and adequate drainage systems. Aurora Baler For All Time Geography Baler and Its People . are difficult for small vehicles to pass through. while 10% are concrete. Nueva Ecija. Peralta RELATED ARTICLES excerpts from Sen. Some of these unsurfaced road sections cover mountainous terrain. Asphalt roads comprise only 1% of the total road network. on the west by Nueva Ecija and Nueva Viscaya. INFRASTRUCTURE PROFILE Aurora is traversed by a total road network of 1.954 hectares. on the south by Bulacan and Quezon. when dry. Earth-surfaced roads comprise almost 14%.
468. Baler has the least problem with respect to water access. leading into the town of Maria Aurora. located in riverbank leading to Baler Bay and the Poblacion. Most of the roads lack adequate drainage resulting in erosion and accumulation of water in the roadways. . Households obtain water supply principally using water pumps. owned by logging concessionaires. The coastal road along Baler and Casiguran are made of fine sand and is difficult to traverse for small vehicles especially when the sand grains are dry. Fokkers.507. By poetic extension. less than 1 % (or 7. and other light planes and helicopters.736 kilometers) asphalt-covered. Casiguran.682 kilometers link key areas in the province of which 97% (or 1. goddess of the dawn. which account for 91% of the total water facilities. A total road network of 1. There is an airport in San Luis maintained by the Philippine Army that can accommodate Cessnas. These two are used to travel between Baler and Dilasag. Roads connect Baler to Manila. Passenger boats are available from Duungan. Four are municipal ports located in Baler and Casiguran. The Baler-Bongabon road leads to the town of San Luis and finally ends in Baler.061 kilometers) is surfaced by gravel. There is continual upgrading of this road that includes cementing. Another private airstrip is in Motyong. the word also means dawn. and the remaining 2% (or 31. Some portions of the route are very steep. Of the municipalities. and Dilasag. Docked along the bank are boats for trips to Dinalungan. Casiguran and Dipaculao have the most difficulty in sourcing water. Flight takes about 45 minutes and the airfield is 25 minutes away from Baler. Prehistory Agta / Dumagat Spanish Occupation Baler Revolt Start of Baler Siege Baler Siege (Part 1) Baler Siege (Part 2) Baler Siege Versions and Contradictions During The American Period 'Aurora' refers to either the northern lights (aurora borealis) or the southern lights (aurora australis). Aurora has six ports in all. and Islanders. a natural phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of colored light in the sky near the earth's magnetic poles and caused by the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere.885 kilometers) concrete. Casiguran. To get around Aurora by sea there are a number of recourses. Getting to Aurora There is a road link in Cabanatuan to Dingalan that can be accessed through the Canili-Pantabangan route. This is the more commonly used route. During the height of the rainy and monsoon season the gravel roads are difficult to access since much of these can be found in mountainous terrain that are prone to landslides and road cuts. Two ports are privately owned and often used during the height of the rainy season when the Baler-Casiguran road is not safe to use.
54%. The predominantly rural population is approximately 131. and staff. The Aurora State Colleges provides these services to students. with Baler having two. There are post offices in each of the municipalities.829 with an annual growth of 1. Inc. long distance and overseas calls. which uses a 69 KV power transmission source that reaches the barangays of Baler and San Luis. There are 35.. which is particularly useful during times of emergency. The Luzon grid of the National Power Corporation. making Aurora the least populated province of Region Iv: Only 24. through the Aurora Electric Cooperative.873 households with an average size of 5. . Widely distributed throughout the province also are hand-held radios.2 % live in urban areas. The literacy rate is 94. 40. Telecommunication facilities are made up of five public and two private telegraph stations. with AZ Communication in Baler as the transmitting station. There is an office of the Bureau of Telecommunication (BUTELCO) in Casiguran. faculty.50%. Access to high-speed Internet services is also available in Baler. This includes RCPI and PT&T for telegraph service.90% of the population are below 15 years. The largest age group is between 15 and 65 and this make up 55.60% of the total population. generates the power. or the 5 MVA power substation of AURELCO located in Barangay San Isidro. and four privately owned systems of radio communication.1 members. The population density is 54 per square kilometer.All the municipalities of Aurora are served by electricity with Baler having the most households served.84%. transceivers. and single sideband radios usually through the communication networks of regional or central offices. Postal service is under the Bureau of Posts. Those ages 65 and above comprise 3. To handle communication between municipalities a Provincial Law Enforcer Communication System (PLECS) has been established. San Luis. There are 108 males for every 100 females. The provincial population is 173.797 (NSO 2000). Communication with the province is made possible by some thirty facilities.
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