Ate Vi's has had enough! She has to do something to stop Taal Lake and the fish in it from extinction. To drum up awareness of this immediate need, the Tour de Taal was held. the cycling event started at Laurel then proceeded to Talisay, Tanauan, Malvar, Lipa City, Mataas na Kahoy, Cuenca, Alitagtag, San Nicolas, Lemery, then had its finish line at historic Taal. During the awarding ceremonies, she firmly announced her resolve not to grant any more permits for additional fish cages in the endangered lake.
"Ayon sa latest report sa akin, ang mga maliputo at iba pang isdang sa Lawa ng Taal lamang matatagpuan, ang mga ito raw ay lasa nang putik," she told the throng who jostled and pushed each other just to catch a glimpse of the Star-for-all-Season-turned-public-servant.
"However, hindi po tayo magiging drastic. Dadahan-dahanin ko po dahil alam kong ito rin ang pinagkakabuhayan ng maraming tao," she motherly assured those people who would be affected adversely by this move of government.
The EU community was represented fairly. I learnt that the EU has backed the governor's project with a hefty funding.
You may be wondering why I am writing about this. Well, I was there as a media person to cover that event. In fact, these photos are from my camera. . . sa madali't sabi, ako rin ang photographer!