New Ilocos Outdoor/Trailing Adventure Package

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off the beaten path

We’re back to sun-kissed days and raw nights at LEAD Movement because we believe nothing feeds the spirit better than expanding your comfort zone to the great outdoors. Inviting you to trail with us through the jagged hills of the northeastern towns in Ilocos Norte. Expect primeval trails and nothing else but nature at most parts. Bring your own gear and ride your own 4WDs. But there will be great food as you wish. That is why we’ve nicknamed the adventure LEAD FXD for food and drive.

We did the adventure ourselves. Check out the photos at Sidaga (Burgos), Tadao (Pasuquin), Solcok, Tamdagan and Vintar Dam (Vintar). The chilly temperature in Sidaga makes it the best spot to spend the night, even in the midst of summer. Solcok Falls is not too far from the route. The boys explored the cave through the mammoth rock with hand-carved steps that are estimated to be more than half a century old.

TrailingMan on the RoadThe LEAD FXD Outdoor AdventureRice FieldsTrafficTamdagan OverpassSidemirrorWoodyMoonshine and RoastingSunrise at SidagaCampsiteRise and ShineWet RideSolcokBarangay Solcok, VintarGreen RockCarved StepsSolcok Falls CavingFringeSolcok FallsElementsSolcok FallsLEAD Movement Exploration - April 26 2015Land TravelVintar MountainsideDirt RoadVividLEAD Movement Decade 2The Vintar Dam and the Bislak River as it is now.
Ilocano LunchVintar DamLEAD Movement

Contact the LEAD Movement for guided outdoor and trailing adventure packages.
Reny Tan 0917 841 5155 / 0919 873 5516
Marc Nicolas 0917 763 5943
Mark Czar Manangan 0917 981 5655

Photos by Blauearth and LEAD Movement
LEAD Movement All Rights Reserved

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The first sandboarding outfit in the Philippines gets endorsed by global guidebooks

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Lonely Planet

The Laoag Eco-Adventure Development Movement, more popularly referred to as LEAD,  which started a new culture of adventure in the Ilocos tourism scene via its sandboarding and 4×4 ride offering in the Laoag Sand Dunes, or La Paz, is honored to be globally recognized and listed in Lonely Planet and Rough Guide guidebooks.

With humble beginnings as a backyard project, the trailblazing four-year old sand adventure has inspired LEAD to spawn more exciting adventure prospects.

We're listed in Rough Guide:)The LEAD Movement contact details on The Rough Guide to The Philippines

LEAD Movement sincerely thank all those who have supported sandboarding and contributed to the success of its mission and vision.

The Rough Guide to The Philippines

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Photographed by the LEAD Movement All Rights Reserved 2013

LEAD Movement Then and Now

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Originally posted by BlauEarth.com
LEAD Movement Then

Meet the members of LEAD {pronounced leed [and not led], as in affect, move, induce, motivate, influence, guide, spur, bring on, introduce, trail-blaze, etc.}. The acronym stands for Laoag Eco-Adventure Development Movement, or the X men, as in extreme, eccentric folks, synonymous to the irrelevantly relevant or relevantly irrelevant adventure group, whatever floats your boat.

The eight-year old organization had a post-holiday reunion the other day. Passing through several bouts of disbombar-ment (reminiscent of pitos and Rebollido LOL), we have increased in size, horizontally and vertically. In his element was Boyet Leano (who has left a mark in Adams by naming a picturesque spot “Lover’s Peak” and in case you’re interested to know his raison d’être, he was imagining two rolling tires, that was before Lukas Magnus came into existence.). Marc and Jona acclimatized to the wild recollection of historic moments. What else is more heinous than wearing leather office shoes to Mt. Pulag’s summit? I guess claiming ownership to a fleet of aircrafts — the minutes of the non-meeting meeting, for the perusal of the rest of the LEADers.

LEAD Movement Now

We luv ya, Ona, Misty, Did, Buda, Margo, Akira, Allan, Lordly, Angeli, MC, Jun, Larry, Boying, Bong, Abu, Ken, Paul and each and everyone who rode the overtaxed BJ40 aka LC03! LEAD Movement remains.

Behind-the-scenes with Kris Aquino for KrisTV

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Presidential sister Kris Aquino visits the Laoag La Paz Sand Dunes, part of the Vigan-Laoag feature on KrisTV

So real, Ms. Kris Aquino tours Ilocos and shoots for her TV talk show on ABS-CBN.

The irrepressible John “Sweet” Lapus, the particular episode’s special guest, tries sandboarding. Sweet yelled “Bongga!” as soon as he succeeds the smooth descent.

Sweet, Bimby and Kris AquinoJohn Lapus gears up while Kris Aquino and Bimby watchJohn "Sweet" Lapus on LEAD Movement's sandboardReady, set, go!"Nakakalula...""Bongga!"Kris Aquino and Bimby

Darla Sauler and LEAD's Benny Arce

Entertainment writer Darla Sauler with LEAD Movement Executive Director Benny Arce. In the photo below, with KrisTV segment producer James is LEADer MC Manangan.

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Our LEAD Movement, sandboarding innovators in the PhilippinesHappy to be a member of LEAD Movement, the innovators of sandboarding in the Philippines

No blinking now. Proud Ilocano moment. LEAD, which stands for Laoag Eco-Adventure Development, conceptualized sandboarding in 2009 in hopes of attracting more tourists to Ilocos Norte. We’d like to call it a backyard project, we aimed to market the unproductive, idle vast centuries-old sand dunes for niche tourism helping the essential trickle-down effect. It was a long and ardous road. Those who have followed the blog early on are familiar with that road. We never thought sandboarding would reach this far, this big. We’re moving on to a new adventure. In the works…

LEAD Movement

With special thanks to Ms. Krs Aquino, Sweet Lapus and KrisTV.

Photographed by Blauearth for LEAD Movement All Rights Reserved 2012

Feel the heat of the Philippines’ first-ever sandboarding competition

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Yes, only in Laoag! La Paz, Laoag! It’s more fun in the Philippines!

The Laoag La Paz Sandboarding Competition was presented by the LEAD Movement and Havaianas in cooperation with the City Government of Laoag, headed by Mayor Michael V. Fariñas.

49 participants from Vintar, Bacarra, San Nicolas, La Paz and Laoag signed up for the race.

Congratulations to the winners!
Freestyle Category:
1st – Lou Dave M. Sanquina
2nd – Jay Clavel
3rd – Emma Manuel

Time Trial Race
1st – Marky Miranda
2nd – Eugene Tan
3rd- Harry Yumul

Freestyle Jam Session
1st – Emma Manuel
2nd – Janer Santos
3rd – Harry Yumul

Inviting you to the Philippines’ First Sandboarding Competition in La Paz, Laoag

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The place to hit this Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 1 o’clock pm — The Laoag La Paz Sand Dunes.

You are invited to the very first Pamulinawen Festival “Laoag La Paz Sandboarding Competition” to be held at the Laoag Sand Dunes, La Paz, Laoag City, organized by the LEAD (Laoag Eco-Adventure Development) Movement, “the innovators of sandboarding in the Philippines), and Havaianas®, in cooperation with the City Government of Laoag.

Registration is free. First 50 registrants get a LEAD-Havaianas tee, a Havaianas events kit and a Headware. First 30 get a Havaianas giant flipfloat.

Let’s make it our very own festival in the desert!

Sandboarding in Ilocos Norte gets featured in GMA Network’s Saksi

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Click on link to watch Sandboarding sa Ilocos Norte, nauuso aired on December 6, 2011.

Here are behind-the-scenes photos with the Saksi crew and LEAD Movement, the creators of sandboarding in the Philippines.

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