Mount Pinatubo

Botolan, Zambales

Mount Pinatubo is an infrequently active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga.

Before the volcanic activities of 1991, its eruptive history was unknown to most people. It was heavily eroded, inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forest which supporte ...

d a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aetas, who fled to the mountains during the Spanish conquest of the Philippines.

Mount Pinatubo News

  • Mt Pinatubo Travel Guide

    Mt Pinatubo Travel Guide

    Mt. Pinatubo is a must trek; it reveals the real beauty of nature despite it's disastrous history. The beauty that Mt. Pinatubo holds is so valuable because it uncovers it's past. The crater lake is also so breathtaking that will always attract people to come.

  • Best Day Trips From Manila Hike Mount Pinatubo

    Best Day Trips From Manila Hike Mount Pinatubo

    Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, 55 miles northwest of Manila. The volcano last erupted in June 1991 and was one of the most destructive eruptions of the 20th century. Previously, Mt Pinatubo had lain dormant for nearly 500 years. It was covered with tropical vegetation and was home to more than 30,000 people who lived in villages on its slopes. Fortunately, owing to accurate seismic predictions, the Philippines government, along with the American military, were able to carry out a timely evacuation and in doing so saved thousands of lives.

  • Three Places To Visit In Central Luzon For Your Next Vacation

    Three Places To Visit In Central Luzon For Your Next Vacation

    Are you the adventurous, outdoorsy type? Do you love the sea? Are you interested in culture and history? Or maybe you're just looking for a peaceful place to spend your vacation? Whether you're one or all of the above, you?ll be able to find a suitable place to stay in or activities to do in Central Luzon. The region is more than just "The Rice Granary of the Philippines," it's also a place steeped in history and bustling with activity.

  • Norman King The First Aeta UP Graduate And The Words Of Wisdom That Helped Him Succeed

    Norman King The First Aeta UP Graduate And The Words Of Wisdom That Helped Him Succeed

    The moment Norman King claimed his diploma wearing the traditional Aeta bahag (loincloth), he made history. Norman is the very first Aeta to graduate from the University of the Philippines Manila who - just like his own father, a tribe leader - vows to become the voice for our Aetas and other indigenous groups.

    Along with a degree in BA Behavioral Science is a story filled with discrimination, poverty, and natural calamities. Norman King was born in 1988 at the foot of Mount Pinatubo, only three years before the deadly eruption. He was the eldest of seven siblings and worked at an early age ...

  • 27 Years After Eruption Reviving Forests Ravaged By Mt Pinatubo

    27 Years After Eruption Reviving Forests Ravaged By Mt Pinatubo

    The usually quiet Miranda King doesn't need goading to enumerate what his tribe had lost after Mt. Pinatubo exploded on June 15, 1991, in the 20th century's second largest volcanic eruption.

    "Bagbag" (or forests in the Aeta language) tops that list, according to King, the elder of Barangay Inararo in Porac town.

    The eruptions forced King and hundreds of Aeta people to flee. He settled back in Inararo in 2012 after living for five years in Nueva Ecija province and spending 15 years shuttling between the Villa Maria resettlement site at the foot of Pinatubo and climbing back to his home vi ...

  • Mt Pinatubo Zambales Vlog 1

    Hi gorgeous people here is my first Vlog. We went to Zambales to climb Mt. Pinatubo which is so freakin' beautiful and it really looks like a painting I swear.I am sorry the video is shaky because the road is too bumpy and I'm tired so my hands are shaking.