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LEAD Movement and Adams in a full feature news video story on Gameplan by Probe TV

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As early as August 24, 2009, 22 days after the birth of LEAD Movement’s Ilocos Sandboarding, Carlos P. Canares writes a news story that gets featured on the Philippine Information Agency – Region I. The full story: Sandboarding: Bagong sports adventure thrill sa Ilocos Norte

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LEAD Movement’s sanboarding gets featured on INQUIRER.net in an article by Izah Morales — Ilocos hopes to attract adventurers through ‘sandboarding

Excerpt:

The Laoag Eco-Adventure Development (LEAD) Movement, a group geared towards adventure and eco-tourism, introduced the sport in the country around August last year. Mark Manahan, a member of the group, said they were inspired by sandboarding in Dubai in the Middle East.

The group’s president Reny Tan and his architect friend Glenn Guerrero designed the board, patterned after a skateboard but without wheels.

Tan is hoping sandboarding becomes a tourist attraction for Ilocos, a province already known for its centuries-old churches and white sand beaches.

“My children were telling about sandboarding and I thought about our sand dunes here. So I searched about it on the Internet that’s how it all started,” Tan said.”

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Ilocos Sandboarding on SEAIR InFlight magazine

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Ilocos Sandboarding gets featured in Smile, in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air

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Get to know more about the LEAD Movement in this article by Marjorie Gorospe, loQal.ph

Hometown love inspires Ilocano group to seek more eco-tourism sites

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Same article is featured on loqal.ph

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LEAD Movement in a video story, Sand boarding at Laoag’s sand dunes, produced by loQal.ph

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Excerpt from Karl de Mesa’s Dune Day Out: The LEAD Movement on Monday magazine isuue 5

“The whole sports sprung almost fully formed from the days of slow boredom that Glenn and Reny, both 4×4 racing enthusiasts, shared early last year, “malamang dahil sobrang tumaas ang presyo ng gasolina at hindi na kami makapag-4×4 kaya nag-isip kami ng ibang pagkakaabalahan,” Reny shrugs. Copying the equipment that sandboarders in Dubai used, Reny and Glenn devoted hefty man-hours to their backyard RND operation by August 2009, after building and breaking a lot of prototypes, they finally developed a board that could handle the dunes. “It’s made out of laminated plywood with a formica bottom,” says Glenn, an architect by profession. “I think we have three layers d’yan.” From their word spread like wildfire. People from as far as Hong Kong, Australia and China have since flown over to Laoag to try it. It’s something that makes Tina Tan just ecstatic: “The kids really love it! I can’t believe this is becoming a sport and getting the attention it’s had.”

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An excerpt from another travel feature story on LEAD Movement’s sandboarding on the Philippine Daily Inquirer by Annelle S. Tayao

“Another group of enthusiasts, the Laoag Eco-Adventure (LEAD) Movement, has made an iconic Ilocos Norte site its playground. Headed by couple Reny and Tina Tan, LEAD, who were looking for a non-expensive, eco-friendly pastime, have introduced sandboarding—where else—at the Paoay sand dunes.

“We’re advocating ‘responsible adventure,’” says Tina. “We should always mind the environment.”

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Sandboarding is more fun in Laoag! RATED K It’s More Fun In The Philippines episode (March 18 2012)

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Tv5 Journo (with Luchi Cruz-Valdes) features SANDBOARDING in Ilocos, HOW it all started and WHO started it in its April 24 2012 episode.

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Philippine Star March 9, 2012 Friday Youngstar G-3 Sports

“Boredom-proof your summer with these highly active, feel-cool sports activities
2. Ilocos Sand Boarding
If it’s an uncommon kind of thrill your looking for, Ilocos Sand Boarding should be the answer. Try either sandboarding or 4X4 adventure, as created and guaranteed awesome by the Laoag Eco-Adventure Development (LEAD) Movement… ”

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paolo Fresnoza
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 21:48:03

    Hey Tina!

    I hope you remember me… Paolo Fresnoza from Palafox, and also UP-AIT. Prof. Reil Cruz and I are bringing our students to Ilocos on the last weekend of February. There will be about likely 30 to 40 of us in the trip and we would like to inquire about the sandboarding tours you have. Could you please send me a quote of your rates and itinerary and what activities are involved. Thanks so much! I hope we could coordinate soon. Thanks very much!

    Sincerely,
    Paolo Fresnoza

    Reply

    • blauearth
      Jan 18, 2011 @ 17:57:31

      Of course, I remember you, sir Paolo. How could I forget? I wrote about you and posted your pic somewhere in this site and on blauearth.com. I’m messaging you later. Thanks!

      Reply

  2. Emcee
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 09:04:00

    Hi! You have a very interesting site! We will also be in Ilocos on Feb 26 – March 1. And one of we would like to do is sandboarding! Could you pls also send me a quote and itinerary for 2-4 pax? Thanks so much!

    Reply

    • blauearth
      Mar 06, 2011 @ 13:23:42

      i’m really sorry for not being to reply on time. Contact Benny Arce 09175230331 bennyarce@yahoo.com

      Reply

  3. Ian Laxamana
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 21:06:43

    Hi! I am a BS Architecture Student and a member of United Architects of the Philippines-Student Auxiliary and we will be having our 18th National Congress on April 11-13 in Fort Ilocandia. May I ask if we can have you as speakers for a talk? I can discuss the details thru email.

    Thank you very much! 🙂

    Respectfully,
    Ian Laxamana

    Reply

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