21 October, 2011
Taal Volcano big sign as enhancement
Aesthetically, not good. Somethings will just be more beautiful when left as is. And knowing Filipinos' kind of thinking, other provinces will copy it and do the same thing with their tourist spots and eventually, before we know it, the Philippines will be like "signage capital of the world" or "the texted capital of the world.." Our ancestors had valued volcanoes as sacred, for Laon's sake. I believe the Batangas officials can think of better things to promote tourism rather than that.
Quite an insult to the Filipinos and to Taal Volcano. You're putting a sign just to justify and to prove to us that Taal is part of Batangas? I hope you can start brainstorming about other things to do to enhance tourism in Batangas, and leave Taal volcano alone! It's already perfect on its own. Please stop ruining our environment!
Gov. Santos if you are talking about enhancement then you should do it like in postcards were Taal Volcano is the superstar, road maps to Taal must be visible in our airports, hotels and travel agencies and i am talking free maps here, advertisements in the Internet by having websites and other media instruments. In addition, clean toilets in the area. These are the enhancement that are needed for Taal and not putting a gigantic name withing the area because you are desecrating the place. If this was patterned like in Hollywood then you got it all wrong. Introducing the Taal Volcano could be done through advertisements and tour guides. Simple as that.