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~ Gandhi

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The Future of The Environment in Ilocos Norte Lies in The Coming 2010 Elections…

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Just like Economic Integrity and Stability, Environmental Integrity and Stability go hand in hand with Political Integrity and Stability.

Stability is permanence or firmness in position.

Integrity is defined by dictionary.com as:

n.

  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness.
  3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY – The sustenance of important biophysical processes which support plant and animal life and which must be allowed to continue without significant change. The objective is to assure the continued health of essential life support systems of nature, including air, water, and soil, by protecting the resilience, diversity, and purity of natural communities (ecosystems) within the environment.

Effective Stewardship Of Our Natural Resources is dependent upon careful planning and management. It is the duty and obligation of any duly elected public official to protect the interest of his/her constituents, as the Local Government Code of the Philippines expressly states:

CHAPTER 2. – GENERAL POWERS AND ATTRIBUTES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS

SEC. 16. General Welfare. – Every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions, local government units shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents. maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants.

Vote for candidates with POLITICAL INTEGRITY.

Vote for candidates with no personal and hidden agendas.

Vote for candidates who will further push for the protection and conservation of the environment instead of compromising it and putting it at greater risk.

Sandboarding adventure in Ilocos, anyone?

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6 months after the group introduced the latest sport and adventure to try out in Ilocos, LEAD Movement finds itself hosting the Northern Philippines Visitors Bureau “Lakbay Norte” Media tour, through the invitation of Sammy Blas of Saramsam Cafe and Mike Diaz of Herencia de Paoay, in an early morning sandboarding adventure at the dunes in Suba, Paoay. The successful 2-day Ilocos tour was participated in by feature writers and photographers from Philippine dailies, Inquirer and Bulletin; ABS-CBN Global’s TFC and Knowledge Channel; inflight magazines such as Mabuhay, Zest Air, Smile, Sidetrip, Asian Traveler and Sea Air; and freelance writers and bloggers.

Sandboarding is now the latest buzz in the travel/tourism and adventure circles. Being the 10th top destination in the Philippines today, Ilocos Norte hopes to attract more visitors with its new offering.

The LEAD Movement in a recent Sunday sandboarding adventure at the La Paz sand dunes. Friends Jonard, Bernard and Lei joined in.

More on SANDBOARDING IN ILOCOS

Sandboarding Contact #s 0919-873-5516 / 0932-358-7521/ 0917-523-0331. P2500–/hour-maximum of 4 persons/jeep. Price includes 4×4 & sandboarding adventure.