Adventure Race Redux

The Island Paradise Adventure Race in Aurora last May 7 and 8 was really a multi-event 2-day affair. Being the lazy person that i am, I only watched the Labasin beach gig and only during the day. I did not bother going to San Luis to watch the participants while doing their “suksuk” challenge or to Digisit to see them race through Lukso Lukso. I opted to watch TV instead of watching the evening party and awarding night and i did not bother waking up early the next day to catch the genuine Igorots sending the participants off to their next destination. Fortunately, some people were more vigilant than myself. So here’s the other parts of the action, provided by the good people of the Provincial Tourism Office. Pictures taken by Ferdie Delos Reyes with their spanking new Nikon D70.

San Luis Mayor Mariano Tangson guiding the participants through the delicate craft of sabutan weaving and how to do the “suksuk”.

The award winning golden ladies of ASCOT await the racers at the finish line.

The racers enjoying their dinner at the beach while being serenaded by Baler Central School’s Pangkat Kawayan – the real “bamboo the band”.

Receiving a giveaway from Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, the wonderfully packaged lambanog called Casiguran, aka pure virgin coconut wine.

Early morning briefing – “O! wag masyadong damihan ang baong buko ha, bibigat ang sasakyan!”

A genuine Ilongot tribe sending off the racers to their next pitstop.

The Payatots hauling their salbabidas.

The digisit race – how to conquer a mountain in five minutes.

Related posts:

  1. Island Paradise Adventure Race
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  3. More from The Pitstop
  4. On A Whim
  5. Aurora Day 2008 – Patigtigan sa Aurora

4 Responses to “Adventure Race Redux”

  1. correct me if i’m wrong, but those ladies dancing “dayang dayang” were “Bugkalot or Ilongots” not Igorot.
    Those are nice pictures, thanks for keeping us updated sa mga nangyayari dyan sa atin.

  2. Kidlat says:

    I might be wrong here, i’m really confused with my Igorot and Ilongot. Do we have an anthropologist in the house?

    And they’re not really doing the dayang-dayang thing. I was just wishing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ay ang tanungin mu iyung tata Ending ku dahil iyun ang may lahing Ilungut. Ang Igorot naman…, Tanungin mu iyung classmate mu. he!he!he! peru mahirap ngang ma-identify dahil parehung mala-balat sibuyas ang mga kutis. Makikintab na mamula-mula.

  4. Anonymous says:


    Di baga’t siya iyong sikat na taga Baler na natira sa isang hill sa Korean War, a la HUMBURGER HILL nung Vietnam war daw ang situation dun sa Koran Hill na iyun. Bihasa na nga baga ang apelido nun. Palagi kung marinig ang Ending nung bata pa ako sa Bagumbayan ( lugar sa Baler na halos magkakamag-anak yata ang mga nakatira).

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