La Paz Sand Dunes, Laoag City

Scenic Barangay La Paz makes the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer today — October 11, 2011.

The said photo was photographed by photojournalist Ivon Claire Domingo. Ivon was featured in Romancing Ilocos Norte (by Ivon Claire Domingo) on BlauEarth early this year.

From BlauEarth, congratulations, Ivon!The Philippine Daily Inquirer apparently inadvertently captioned the photo with Paoay Dunes. It was shot in Barangay La Paz, Laoag City, also a part of the vast Ilocos Sand Dunes.Ivon Domingo posted an erratum in her blog, Viewfinders Keepers.By the way, Ericke Tan is “the girl checking her bike before pedaling down and up the sandy trails…”Here’s an earlier article, penned by Ivon, which appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer-October 7, 2011 (view large).

Ivon interviews Ericke Tan and MC Manangan of the LEAD Movement.The LEAD Movement’s Eugene Tan.On the same afternoon of the photo shoot with Ivon, LEAD Movement leads the visiting tourism students of Columban College-Olongapo to an awesome La Paz sand adventure.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2011

2 thoughts on “La Paz Sand Dunes, Laoag City

  1. Ang Panday, Temptation Island, Born on the Fourth of July, Himala, Mad Max and many more were shot all in Paoay Sand Dunes, not in La Paz Sand Dunes

    • Some scenes of Panday were shot in La Paz. Tom Cruise was quoted to have said just some months back, “I still remember Laoag City in the Philippines where I had a great time filming Oliver Stone’s ‘Born on the Fourth of July'” in an earlier post, because some scenes of his movie were also shot at the dunes near the Fort Ilocandia, which are still part of Laoag City. I watched the movie myself. Of course, we all know that Temptation Island and Himala were shot entirely in Paoay. The sand dunes of Ilocos is a long stretch covering many towns including Laoag City. Sandboarding with 4×4 adventure started in La Paz, Laoag City- August 2, 2009. The photos for the Inquirer were shot on location in La Paz. Sadly, sandboarding operators like the LEAD Movement, the first and original, are not welcome in the Paoay Dunes. There are threats and we don’t even understand why.

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