TOUCH ME NOT: SAVE THE MAJESTIC BEAUTY OF THE TAAL VOLCANO
The plan of the Provincial Government of Batangas to place a giant Batangas sign on top of the Taal Volcano overlooks the significance of the smallest volcano in the world not only to the Batanguenos but to all Filipinos as well.
Taal Volcano is majestic; its beauty is beyond compare.
How can an artificial structure depicting the parochial viewpoint of a few politicians enhance such majestic beauty? Would it not be an insult to claim that there is more to be done to make it more beautiful as if nature is not beautiful in itself?
Such a cosmetic perspective fails to see the great blessing that a beautiful volcano is.
Of course, nobody can lay claim on the ownership of the Taal volcano. The local government cannot assert dominion over it.
Taal volcano, and all other volcanoes in the Philippines are owned by the State. The Constitution says it plainly, “All lands of the public domain, waters, minerals, coal, petroleum, and other mineral oils, all forces of potential energy, fisheries, forests or timber, wildlife, flora and fauna, and other natural resources are owned by the State.” (Article XII, Section 2)
Taal volcano does not belong to any province or to any person. It belongs to the Filipino people. It belongs to the past, the present and the future Filipino generations.
Putting a giant marker on top of the volcano is fraught with serious questions.
What social or economic value will the giant signage serve? Will the people benefit from such cosmetic display? Will it inure to the better rehabilitation of the Taal Lake?
Will it not make the Taal Volcano a laughing stock of the world: “from the smallest majestic volcano in the middle of a lake into a mere platform of a giant cosmetic signage in the middle of nowhere”.
“Touch me not…” The Taal Volcano is whispering. In due time, the excesses of human follies will make it angry and force it to shout to high heavens, “Be gone you vandals!”
Touch me not! All volcanoes, mountains, faunas and floras are shouting: “If you cannot protect us, then, at least refrain from touching us!”
Stop vandalizing the Taal Volcano!
Save the majestic beauty of the Taal Volcano!
ADBOKASIYA NG SAMBAYANAN (ADBOKASIYA!)
October 21, 2011
--- I DID NOT WRITE THIS ARTICLE. I reposted it to express how i agree with it..
dammit!! procrastination, please kill me now!
.sus. bakit kaya hindi na lang nila unahin yung mga importanteng bagay dito sa pinas kesa sa mga kung ano.anong ka.etchosan na wala namang kwenta x)). tsktsk.
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