Just yesterday, Sayoko and I were enjoying an unobstructed view of Taal Volcano.
Hollywood-like sign in Batangas mulled
MANILA, Philippines – The province of Batangas may soon erect a landmark similar to the iconic Los Angeles’ “Hollywood” sign, a Batangas official told a newspaper.
According to an Inquirer report, Vice Governor Mark Leviste II said the Batangas provincial council has approved a resolution to erect a “hard-to-miss landmark and potential tourism draw,” which allegedly is an idea of Governor Vilma Santos-Recto.
The report said the resolution was approved on October 5.
Leviste said the proposed landmark will be erected on Taal Volcano and will be positioned following the contours of the volcano.
The letters of the proposed “Batangas” signage, which would measure 14-meters tall and cover around 110 meters of land, would use the same font as that of the Hollywood sign, said Leviste.
According to the report, Batangas tourism office official Emelie Katigbak also proposed the construction of floating restaurants or fish pens on Taal Lake.
Katigbak said the restaurants or fish pens would form the words “Ala eh,” an expression commonly used by Batangueños.
Governor Recto, meanwhile, said the proposals are still under review. She added that the local government has yet to allocate a budget for the project.
Dear Ate Vi,
With all due respect, may we suggest a much better sign?
Please don’t mess with our volcano.
Thank you very much,
Cecile van Straten
Grand Alliance for Nora Aunor Philippines