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Pinatubo museum being rushed for Apec 2015

The state-owned Clark Development Corp. (CDC) and private organizations are constructing a lights-and-sound museum featuring how Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales residents overcame Mt. Pinatubo eruptions and the closure of US bases 23 years ago.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Just trek, don’t swim in Pinatubo crater-lake

THE MAYOR of  Capas, Tarlac, the most popular route to the world-famous Mt. Pinatubo crater-lake, advises trekkers not to swim. A man drowned there on Jan. 2. TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

Mt. Pinatubo is best for trekking, not for swimming. And don’t go there during heavy rain. Mayor Antonio Rodriguez of Capas, Tarlac, aired this advice on Friday after a 44-year-old man drowned at the volcano’s crater-lake on Jan. 2.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Pinatubo problem still with us’


Fear and exhaustion showed on the face of Anita Tiamzon, 73, an hour after she, her three daughters-in-law and three granddaughters escaped the rising, strong current in Barangay San Pedro Cutud in the City of San Fernando on Aug. 7.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Villages thrive in dike 16 years after Pinatubo


The FVR Megadike is no empty or lonely structure. It did not only trap lahar from the June 1991 eruptions of Mt. Pinatubo. In ways that seemed to have gone against the design of its builders 16 years ago, most parts of this 56-kilometer, U-shaped lahar catchment structure now teem with economic activity.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

An honest retelling of an earthshaking event


COMPREHENSIVE is an understatement for Robert “Robby” Tantingco’s book, “Pinatubo (The Volcano in Our Backyard).” It does not just tell the natural, scientific, cultural, religious, historical, political and governance aspects of the volcano and the disaster it wrought since June 1991 or even how the media covered the disaster. It deftly wove rich details and […]

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »