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

  • 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.

  • Davao Province Launches Women-only, Vegan Climb

    Davao Province Launches Women-only, Vegan Climb

    'Bobay Climb' is a two-day climbing activity that begins on April 21.

    A province in Davao Region launched for the first time a mountaineering activity exclusive for women, in hopes of promoting tourism and gender empowerment at the same time.

    "Bobay Climb" is a two-day climbing activity that begins on April 21, with 100 slots reserved for women participants whose itinerary will take off in the municipality of Maco, Compostela Valley province.

    "We want to instill that women can have fun in this kind of activities," said Christine Dompor, the province's chief tourism officer.

    Bobay m ...

  • Mt Pinatubo Memorial Readied In Pampanga

    Mt Pinatubo Memorial Readied In Pampanga

    Business and government leaders gathered here on Tuesday for the unveiling of a clay miniature study of what would be a 38-foot monument commemorating the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in June 1991.

    The monument will honor the triumph of Kapampangans who rose above the second worst eruption in the 20th century.

    Designed by artist Wilfredo Layug, the clay study features a pyramid that bear images of destruction that began with a 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Luzon on July 16,1990, steam explosions in April 1991, the eruption on June 15, 1991 which was capped by yearly flows of lahar (volca ...

  • The First-Timers Travel Guide To Manila Philippines From A Local

    The First-Timers Travel Guide To Manila Philippines From A Local

    Its been over two years since I wrote the first edition of this Manila travel guide. I decided to write it after hearing more than one foreigner describe Manila as the scariest city theyve ever visited. I dont know where they stayed or what happened that made them say that, but it inspired me to write a travel guide that put traveler safety first. I certainly didnt want anyone visiting my home city and having a negative or even traumatic experience.