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NHCP gesture secures place in history of Bacolor institution


For 19 years, a 153-year-old vocational school here had been all but forgotten, buried in Mt. Pinatubo’s lahar.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Pinatubo survivors give back aid to Cebu


“Lambay,” or crabs—8 kilos in all— were what Celso Estay caught one Saturday in this part of the Visayan Sea, easily earning him more than P1,200 that day.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Can Pampanga’s last defense against lahar match severe rains?

THE SAND that buried lives and property during the Mount Pinatubo disaster years between 1991 and 1997 is now Pampanga province’s “white gold,” with quarrying for the construction industry bringing in P1 billion in taxes and fees to the coffers of the capitol. TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The durability of the FVR Megadike has been put on the spotlight in the run-up to the 23rd anniversary of Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 eruption and amid forecast of strong typhoons that will follow the El Niño weather phenomenon until early next year.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After 22 yrs, victims of Pinatubo get land titles

Twenty two years after Mt. Pinatubo’s 1991 eruptions and lahar flows displaced them, 750 families in Pampanga province finally received the titles to their home lots in government-built resettlement areas.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

151-yr-old school mirrors Bacolor resilience

TINAJERO Chapel in Barangay Tinajero, Bacolor, Pampanga E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

A 151-year-old school here has helped keep alive a public water agency even as Mt. Pinatubo’s lahar buried this former Pampanga capital after the volcano’s eruptions in June 1991.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »