Ventura Highway

Not America’s song, folks, Ventura Highway is the road to the dunes, the famed sand dunes of Barangay La Paz, Laoag. Cesar A. Ventura built the road during his term as mayor of Laoag  back in the early ’90s. I still have to ask him if he was inspired by the country tune to blaze a trail in the middle of nowhere. The sentiment — “Chewing on a piece of grass, walking down the road… Ventura Highway in the sunshine, Where the days are longer, The nights are stronger than moonshine… Cause the free wind is blowin’ through your hair… Alligator lizards in the air, in the air” — echoes the mood of the road.


Former mayor Cesar Ventura’s legacy affords convenient passage through the surreal desert for one and all. I heard a sizeable amount of his personal money went to the construction of the road. Truly grateful.

Hello, can someone from the Laoag City government please fix the Ventura Highway sign?

Boys will be boys.

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

2 thoughts on “Ventura Highway

  1. fighting for his life, all I hear coming out of his mouth is “please see to it that, that road is done, finished, and connected to the sea, you’ll see it will be a paradise for you and your kids” It won’t hurt to give him credit. After all, he did it for his beloved family and Laoag City… forever proud to be my dad’s daughter … I love you Papa!

    Thank you for this post, we should meet someday!

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