February 29, 2020

“Taal City will rise again.”



Taal City Mayor Fulgencio “Pong” as how people call him, stated during our interview. It was not my first time meeting and interviewing a high-profile personality but it was definitely my first time meeting a very bubbly and down-to-earth politician like him.


A room full of laughter and all-smile faces welcomed our team, proving that we, Filipinos are resilient and no calamities nor bad events could break and make us fall.


As the interview went through, Mayor Pong described how the residents have been coping with their current situation.


“Nakakalungkot isipin na ganito ang sinapit namin pero kailangan naming tanggapin. Hindi kasi sanay ang mga tao sa ganito lalo na yung mga nasa totally damaged areas,” his eyes almost in tearsas he answered.


Despite what happened, people here are still able to make jokes and have fun. “Iniinda namin pero kakayanin,” Mayor Pong said.


From that moment, I saw a face full of hope and a strong sense of belief and trust that no matter how hard their situation could be, grieving and giving up will never be an option.

As thankful as how people depict him to be, Mayor Pong did not forget to thank all those who helped and sent their donations.

And before the interview ended, with a grateful heart, he gave out a message to Honeycomb Builders Inc. and its residents who did not hesitate to generously provide their support to help and give hope to all our kababayans in need.

“Sa Honeycomb Builders, maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyo sa pagtulong dito sa aming bayan ng taal. Isa pong karangalan at malaking utang na loob ang pagbibigay po ng tulong niyo sa amin. Maging sa lahat ng inyong residenteng tumangkilik at nakiisa sa inyong kompanya. Maraming salamat po.”

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