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 Igorot tribe sending off the racers to their next pitstop. I wonder if they're doing the Dayang-Dayang.
The Payatots hauling their salbabidas.
The digisit race - how to conquer a mountain in five minutes.