SAN NICOLAS, Batangas - Batangas Governor Vilma Santos and local officials here have welcomed the move of Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham N. Tolentino and his constituents in helping the province promote San Nicolas town and the world-renowned Taal Volcano and Lake in the tourism field.
Santos and Vice Governor Mark Leviste were elated by the signing of the Sisterhood Agreement between Tagaytay City and San Nicolas which would get among others, from the city extensive promotion and other assistance to increase its revenues and improve further development in the area.
The movie actress-governor said she wishes that the other towns near the volcano could tie-up with Tagaytay for its much needed promotion.
With the agreement signing, Tolentino and the Tagaytay officials would help Batangas dessiminate information about San Nicolas through advertisements, other means and their own tour package which would now include "spots" in the town like the ruins of Old Taal Church and crater caused by the 1911, 1965 and earlier volcano eruptions, Pansipit River, the bird sanctuary in the lake and other significant areas.
Taal volcano, the world's smallest and the one and only surrounded by lake, is in Batangas province area and not Tagaytay as many foreign tourists thought to be. Only Tagaytay, which lies on a ridge about 2,100 feet above sea level, provides the panoramic view of the "nature wonder," Tagaytay, a fast progressing city, is in the upland area of Cavite province.