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Mt. Pinatubo

Posted by on May 22nd, 2009
File Under: Featured, Luzon, Pampanga, Photos

With jarring landscapes, dramatic canyons, and snaking rivers, formerly nondescript Mt. Pinatubo, is a sight to behold, its scenery much magnified taking into account its fairly recent turbulent history.

The Philippines is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region where large numbers of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur along the entire Pacific Coast. Pinatubo, is part of a chain of volcanoes on the western edge of Luzon and is part of the so-called subduction volcanoes- formed by the Philippine Plate sliding under the Eurasian Plate with the Manila Trench to the west. It goes without saying that the volcano lies on a very destructive plate boundary. The mountain is an active stratovolcano and is located about 3 hours north of Manila and sits on the Cabusilan Mountain Range on the intersecting borders of Zambales, Pampanga and Tarlac.


Pampanga

Posted by on Apr 20th, 2009
File Under: Featured, Pampanga

Home of the savory Sisig, towering Christmas lanterns, and hot air balloons, Pampanga, in the shadow of the majestic Mt. Arayat, is a mishmash of a destination – strange, proud, piquant and yet comforting at the same time.

Asks any Filipino what he or she thinks of Pampanga – chances are you would hear the words sisig, beauty queens, lahar (volcano’s pyroclastic material), Clark Duty Free, crucifixions and the sin city of Angeles. While, partly, it does describe some of the facets of Pampanga- the province does have something more than that.