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Chapter 32: Another Check on My Bucket List

The original plan was to trek to Mt. Pinatubo, with the emerald lake as our end point. But apparently we had to reserve that plan for another weekend. 596 kata lagi


Remembering the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo

Before a cataclysmic 1991 eruption, it was an unassuming mountain peak in the Philippines.

Twenty-six years ago on this day, a dome of lava appeared at the summit of Mount Pinatubo in Zambales spewing and creating a cauliflower shaped like cloud of hot gas and rock into the air. 695 kata lagi

National News

Notes from the field

The fourth eruption of 2017 of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala, began in the morning of Thursday 4th May. The national monitoring institute, INSIVUMEH, released several special bulletins providing information as the eruption progressed. 844 kata lagi


Post 332a

Beyond the mesh gate is a vast quarry of lahar. Upper Pampanga was one of the devastated areas when the Pinatubo erupted in 1991. The volcanic materials that were deposited are now a source of livelihood for the locals.

Photo by I.R. Arenas