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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 »

Inquirer Read-Along on Pinatubo day

“Kaboom! Kaboom! Kaboom!” At least 32 Grade 6 pupils shouted this each time Mayor Oscar Rodriguez asked them to approximate the noise from an erupting volcano.

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Olongapo exhibit to showcase award-winning photos of Pinatubo eruption

To mark the 20th anniversary of Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption, award winning photographs taken at the height of the volcano’s fury will be on
exhibition at the Olongapo City Convention Center starting June 15, Wednesday.

Posted: June 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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