Baler, Aurora

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Baler is the capital of the province of Aurora in the Philippines. Its claim to fame in Philippine history is its famous son, Manuel Luis Quezon, the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth.

The political and economic center of Aurora, it is located some 230 kilometers northwest of Manila, via a mountain pass accessible by bus. Baler is host to spectacular geographic formations and is situated on a vast plain at the mouth of Baler Bay, a contiguous segment of the Pacific Ocean. The restless, nine-foot high waves serve as Baler's tourist asset, attracting hundreds of surfers in February for the coveted Aurora Cup.

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