I didn't know she made sense until today. Sometimes passing through Lipa, Batangas, I see her name written in big letters on the walls of the schools she built. For me that didn't really mean she was a good mayor, all it meant was she was good in public relations and she can spell her name.
Cleaning up Taal Lake is another matter. That shows strength of character, environmental conciousness, and forward thinking. How can one convince fish pond owners to give their livelihood without violence? How can one even think of advancing a program like that without fear of losing in the next elections?
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I love Tilapia but the illegal fish ponds cultivating them are killing Taal Lake. The Tilapia farms are also killing endemic species like the tawilis. If we want a living lake that we can all profit from for many years to come then we should start working for its survival now.
Go Ate Vi!