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Batangas Vice Gov. Mark Leviste thanks Pacquiao, friends for not forgetting Taal victims

Dec 7, 2020 @ 9:52

The COVID 19 pandemic has seemed to overshadow the effects of Taal Volcano’s eruption in January, but Batangas Vice Gov. Mark Leviste is glad that there are those who have not forgotten the Taal victims.

In a Facebook post, Leviste thanked Sen. Manny Pacquiao for visiting and bringing aid to the people of Laurel and Agoncillo, which were among the hardest hit by the eruption.

Leviste also expressed his gratitude to his good friends BJ Ang, Harley David, Robert Ignacio and Joyce De Dios Ignacio who came from Subic to visit Balete and organize a tourism activity to jump start action in Taal.

The Vice Governor visited the areas affected by the volcanic eruption recently, and said he was overwhelmed by the scene that it left behind.

There were ruined houes, buried churches, washed out trees, and ash-gray landscapes.

But with the help of generous souls, the affected Batangas towns could rise again!

“I can’t imagine that it’s almost a year since Taal Volcano erupted last January 12. Sa dami ng nangyari sa ating buhay at mundo, tila natabunan (nang literal) ang pag putok ng Bulkang Taal. For the first time since the eruption, my team and I visited the area, and I was deeply overwhelmed by what I witnessed; houses ruined, Churches buried, trees washed out, and the family landscape that used to be evergreen is now ash-gray. Kamakailan bumisita si Sen Manny Pacquiao sa mga bayan ng Laurel at Agoncillo upang personal na maghatid ng tulong hindi laang sa mga naapektuhan ng mga bagyo kung ‘di para din magbigay ng ayuda sa mga nasalanta ng pagputok ng bulkan. We are very grateful to those who continue to remember – your thoughts, sympathy and compassion are well appreciated. I also thank my good friends BJ Ang, Harley David, Robert Ignacio and Joyce De Dios Ignacio who came all the way from Subic Bay, Olongapo to visit Balete, Batangas to organize a tourism activity that will jumpstart the “action” in Taal. We will leave no one behind! Sama-sama nating ibabangon ang Batangas! ? #BangonBatangas #BatangasMagiting #BeautifulBatangas #WalangIwanan #LingkodLeviste #GoodVice
? Christian Padua / OVG,” Leviste posted.

I can’t imagine that it’s almost a year since Taal Volcano erupted last January 12. Sa dami ng nangyari sa ating buhay…

Posted by Mark Leviste on Saturday, December 5, 2020

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