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Thank You Letter from Javellana-Vargas Family

06/25/2013 | By: Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo H. Javellano and the Vargas Family

June 26, 2013

To: Mr. Roberto V. Ongpin, Dr. Miguel Galvez, Dr. Rene Paraan, Dr. Baldonado, the pilots of the Cessna plane & the Balesin Island Resort Staff

First and foremost, the Eduardo-Teresa VARGAS-JAVELLANA family, including our son Miko, together with his wife Fatima, would like to express our sincere and profound heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for airlifting Miko Javellana to Manila on such short notice, so that he may be given the chance to survive a heart attack and to have the proper and urgent need of hospital care as soon as possible. Our family wishes that we could have thanked you sooner. Our sincerest THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU for being such gracious and helpful hosts.

Last 16 May 2013, our family was billeted as guests of Mrs. Carmen Vargas, our mother and grandmother to our children, in Balesin Island to celebrate her 90th birthday. On our first day on the island my wife Teresa and I took the island tour. We saw most of the developed areas including the beautiful newly opened Costa del Sol area. We were told about the planned additional houses on-stilts in the Bali area and zip line. We were quite impressed with the other developments in the island, the future solar panels which will practically run nearly half of its total power requirements and its sustainability, the great respect for the environment, and its corporate social responsibility towards the local community.

We were enjoying the island's amenities and activities when this unfortunate surprise happened last May 2013. It was a BLESSING though that we were in Balesin, a resort where guests can truly enjoy with family, feel secure, safe and most importantly, ready to address any life threatening emergency. 

We would like to inform you that our son, Miko, survived his heart attack episode and is now undergoing therapy and progressing fast to lead a normal life once more. This would never have been possible without your prompt response to the situation, the correct diagnose of Mr. Ongpin's doctors and the logistics of the airlift for these and other unbeknownst help to us that the Balesin management and staff extended, our WARMEST SINCERE and HEARTFELT thanks. May the Good Lord bless and keep you all!

Till we meet again.


Truly yours,

Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo H. Javellana and the Vargas Family