Press corps goes on adventure

LAOAG CITY, Mar. 13  — Members of the Laoag City Press Corps experienced first-hand the new adventure spots offered here during the recently conducted media day celebration.

According to Ramon Formantes, the city government’s public information officer, media members need to undergo the adventure themselves so that they could truthfully describe the experience.

The media group was given a briefer and a moment to try out a fast-rising sports adventure, the sand boarding in the La Paz sand dunes.

“It’s a new experience. The previous years, we would only conduct indoor parties. Now we get to experience and enjoy the beauty of Ilocos,” Formantes said.

The group also enjoyed native dishes when they were treated to authentic Ilocano cuisine.

Formantes said that it is also their way of promoting tourism by experiencing it and writing about it.

Ilocos Norte is now on its extensive campaign on promoting tourism.

Last week, the provincial government’s television ad dubbed as ‘Paoay Kumakaway!’ was officially launched locally and internationally showcasing Ilocos Norte’s finest tourist destinations.

This summer, promos like free ‘barkada’ getaway awaits tourists who wish to live and breath Ilocos sceneries. (Cherry Joy S. Discaya)