February 25, 2020 Tagaytay, Philippines

Canyon Woods Launched A Housing Project for the Homeless After Taal Eruption

Feb-ibig may be nearing its end but love is still in the air in the highlands of Tagaytay because of the cool climate that lingers all-year round. 

However, things have slightly changed in the tourism scene of Tagaytay and Batangas because of the Taal Volcano eruption last January 12, 2020. What was once an icon of wonderment became the great affliction of almost 350,000 people. But amid the destruction, some were spared including the scenic Canyon Woods Resorts Club.

Because of this, Canyon Woods, together with the local government unit of Laurel, Batangas, launched Share Hope Task Force: Alagang Lawa⁠— a housing project for the homeless due to the Taal Volcano eruption as a way to give back. 

Before the housing project, Canyon Woods already had a prior event for the benefit of the Taal victims. They held a "Golf for a Cause," a by-invitation golf tournament to all Canyon Woods Resorts Club members, Canyon Woods Homeowners and Corporate Partners. 

Canyon Woods Chairman George Go reiterated that Batangas is their home so, they want to help the locals in any way they can to move forward after the disaster. He also said that not all businesses in Batangas were affected so it’s essential to continue the support to Batangas by supporting the local tourism. 

"Handa na, ligtas, at kaaya-aya na ang Laurel," said the town Mayor Joan Amo. In fact, they are already planning for the town's big event, The Tilapia Festival that will happen on June 21.