Niña Corpuz, ABS-CBN reporter and ANC news anchor, visits new travel destinations in her hometown, Ilocos Norte, for a feature news shoot. The LEAD Movement joins her for an Adams adventure. Adams is an upland town at the northern end of the Cordillera Mountain Range. It is home to 12 waterfalls, the crystal-clear Bulo River, pristine forests that host a high amount of biodiversity and quaint communities intertwined with a unique mix of indigenous cultures (Igorot, Isneg, Ilocano, Iyapayao and Kankanay).
After discovering the extreme natural beauty of the town in an exploration trek in November 2004, the LEAD Movement set its sights on putting Adams on the map. After the then mayor of Adams, Wilma Dupagen, gave the green light, the eco-adventure group immediately spearheaded a Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) to 13 locals. The graduates of the course formed the Adams Mountaineering Org, or the AMO, the first mountain guiding organization in Region I. Together with the LGU of Adams, the DoT and the DENR Region I offices, the LEAD Movement is exploring other ecotourism possibilities in the town. In its effort to help protect the town’s abundant natural wealth, the LEAD Movement came up with an environment protection action plan. Promoting environment awareness thru information campaigns has become one of the major goals of the group.
Today, Adams in one of the honey-pot areas in Ilocos Norte. Tourists from European countries, the US, Korea, etc. and domestic tourists continue to visit this paradise up north. Four (4) homestays have been recently accredited by the DoT. For more information on Adams eco-tours, visit Wen! Travel and Tours (click here). You can also contact the LEAD Movement (click here) and inquire about Adams: Fully-Loaded!