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Haven’s Gate 2014

In behalf of Skate of the Nation, Converse Philippines, Jam 88.3, and the Provincial Government of Rizal, we would like to thank everyone who participated Haven’s Gate 2014, the spectators–who only intensified the race as they rooted for their champs, and all the marshalls; without them Haven’s Gate 2014 wouldn’t have been possible.


Champion – Tito Sumicad
1st Runner Up – Harry Clarke
2nd Runner Up – Jaime de Lange
3rd Runner Up – Roger Pejo Jr.


Champion – Abigail Viloria
1st Runner Up – Sane Escalante
2nd Runner Up – Beatrice Macalino
3rd Runner Up – Kim Jamelo


Champion – Harry Clarke
1st Runner Up – Jaime de Lange
2nd Runner Up – Bodeck Reuyan
3rd Runner Up – RJ Ancot


Best Overall Freerider – Gerald Hernandez
Best Combo – Tboy Santiago
Longest Standy – Tito Sumicad

Video by: Francis Espina

#HG2014 #HavensGate

Poste98: Dobol Trobol


To celebrate Poste98’s 2nd anniversary, we decided to put up a skateboarding competition free (but limited) for everyone who wanted to join in. With various obstacles borrowed from the skateboarding community, we were able to set up a mini skatepark for skaters to enjoy!

Thank you so much Aloha Boardsports and Fluidsurf for supporting the event all the way!

We would also like to thank Skate of the Nation, The Greenery, Steeze Clothing Company, Malachi Skateboarding, Big H Skate Co., KG Clothing, and The Giant Halfpipe Steezshirts for making the event possible!

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who celebrated with us on our special day!

Pat & Don

Poste98 was barely a few months old when we first met Fatima Estacio and Don Zeus Salvador. At the time, Fatima had to go to Manila for her studies, and the ever-supportive Don decided to tag along. They were inseparable.

The couple came all the way from Catarman, Samar. I remember being excited to meet them because they were Warays like myself and back then I’ve never met a Waray skater. Pat and Don told us of how there were only 10 skaters in their area, and that they called themselves the Northern Samar Longboarding or NSLB for short. The lack of skate shops near Samar made it almost impossible to get their hands on skateboard parts. Fortunately, one of their crew members, Scud Tagros, was situated in Manila. Through him, the rest of the crew was able to buy parts from the skate shops around the Metro, and online too.

From then on, our lives were easily sewn together. We found ourselves skating with them everytime they were in Metro Manila, and our friendship only grew stronger.

Late last year, Pat and Don decided to tie the knot. They invited us to their wedding ceremonies which I missed because I was in Australia to visit my brother. I envied the Poste98 team members who made it to Pat and Don’s biggest day as a couple. I only heard stories about their beach wedding, their skate spots, and their families when I got back and totally knew that I missed out big time.

Luckily, the team’s visit to Northern Samar was also centered on covering their nuptials. I would say that it is one of Poste98’s most treasured videos because we got to put Pat and Don’s most special day on film.

Watch the video which is 40% skate, 60% Pat and Don, and 100% love.


Sunday Vibes

Joks and Bomba freeriding down south, having a pretty stoked sunday with the Hilltop, Poste98, Tagaytay Longboards, True Ala Eh, and United crews. Good vibes all around! 😀

*kids, keep safe always when skating open roads, especially with this becoming a favorite route among sportscars and motorbikes.Spotters are a must! Gear up and stay on your lane!

Haven’s Gate 2013

For those of you who missed the event, here’s the opportunity to relive what has become the first race of the Asian Downhill Circuit.

Now on its second year, Haven’s Gate 2013 was able to bring more people together. 149 racers registered for the race to compete in the Juniors’, Women’s, and Open Division. A huge number of the racers came from around Southeast Asia, making the race a big start for the recently established Asian Downhill Circuit.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st – Jaime de Lange (Phil-MNL)
2nd – Ffennell Marcial (Phil-MNL)
3rd – Qing Yunhui (China)
4th – Tomas Diaz (Phil-MNL)

1st – Ayumi Oride (Japan)
2nd – Ching Ho (Malaysia)
3rd – Sane Escalante(Phil-CDO)
4th – Beatrice Macalino (Phil-MNL)

1st – Gerard Cancio (Phil-MNL)
2nd – Miko Montifar (Phil-MNL)
3rd – Duke Pandeagua (Phil-Daet)
4th – Lada Dyson Chang (Taiwan)

Best Overall Freerider – Pierre Anton Bautista (Phil-CDO)
Longest Slide – Dandoy Tongco
Most Creative Trick – ChaoXian Deng

Haven’s Gate 2013 is presented by Poste98, Skate of the Nation, Landyachtz Longboards, and the Tanay LGU. We would also like to thank Predator Helmets, Xavia, RipTide, Myx, Solar Sports, Cherry’s, FluidSurf, Chezka Rice Mill for being major sponsors for the race.

Haven’s Gate 2013 wouldn’t have happened without the cooperation of Bombproof, Giant Half Pipe Steezshirts, Contach Longboards, Push Boardshop, Kick Engines, District Tree, Harpoon, ChaoFun Longboards, Joint Skate Shop, Wildantz, DWLE, Eroplano Soles, Longboards Manila, Radical X, KG Clothing, Selaju Boardshop, Epic Session Distribution, United Skateshop, Sili Skateshop, Retrofits, The Greenery, and Otterbox.

Le Lucky Day

Nothing beats spending a sunny afternoon skating at one of your favorite spots with your best buds!

Rham Ybiernas
Kuya Longboards – Bahala Na
44* Calibers
These Wheels

Dan Galapon
Kuya Longboards – Headhunter Proto
44* Calibers
90a APS Barrel RipTide Bushings

A Day in Haven with Gemma Holland

The biggest and most awaited longboarding event in the Philippines, Haven’s Gate featuring the best downhill racers from the Philippines, Indonesia, SIngapore, Malaysia, China and Taiwan is set to deliver its stoke this coming December 7-8, 2013! Last year, Filipino- Australian downhill race athlete Gemma Holland visited the Philippines to experience the speed and thrill of the this world class downhill race track.

Haven’s Gate 2013 presented by Poste 98 and Skate of the Nation.

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Haven’s Gate 2013 Teaser

Hey guys, it’s that time of year again when downhill racers from all-over Asia will once more compete for the annual Haven’s Gate championship title!

Last year, over 100 racers participated in the very first downhill race in Tanay, Rizal, Philippines. The racers braved not only the fast and winding track located along the country’s Sierra Madre Mountain Range, but also braved racing on wet pavement!

Visit our page for more info!

This event is presented by Poste98, Skate of the Nation, and the local government of Tanay, Rizal

Click the link below to relive last year’s awesome race!…