MT. PINATUBO

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - The Pampanga provincial government has ordered the suspension of work in government offices as well as of classes in all schools in the province today in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Acting Governor Yeng Guiao has ordered the commemoration to "note the significance of the said event that has since formed a landmark in the history not only of our province, but of our nation." Guaio said that the calamity is a testament to its people's resiliency, determination in the face of overwhelming adversities, and unity. "The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 is considered to be the worst disaster to hit the province of Pampanga in living memory. (Mark Anthony Manuel)

SIX BUILDINGS

LAGUNA - Laguna Gov. Jorge ER Ejercito and Pagsanjan Mayor Maita Ejercito, president League of Municipalities in the Province (LMP) led the inauguration and blessing ceremonies of school buildings built in towns of San Pedro and Cabuyao to ease the shortage of classrooms in the province. The six new school buildings were inaugurated in the villages of United Bayanihan High School, Laguna Resettlement High School and San Vicente elementary school in San Pedro; and Cabuyao central elementary school, Cabuyao National High School, and Barangay Gulod High School in town of Cabuyao. Every school building has four classrooms, and costs P5-M each. (Ferdinand F. Castro)

BATAAN PARK

BALANGA CITY, Bataan - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and local and non-government organizations leaders and other top government officials led a one-day presentation of management plan of the Bataan National Park to preserve and protect the remaining forested and virgin areas of Bataan. Headed by DENR director Ricardo L. Calderon and Amado M. Villanueva, head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), the one-day seminar for the preservation of BNP was focused more on the protection and restoration of degraded environment and preservation of unique habitats and endangered species and cultural characteristics. (Mar T. Supnad)

PROPER HYGIENE

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT - An outreach program was conducted in one of the Ayta resettlement areas of this premier Freeport to teach proper hygiene among elementary students.

Johnson& Johnson, together with The Lighthouse Marina Resort and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), collaborated for an outreach program, at Sitio Kanawan located some eight kilometers from the town proper in Morong, Bataan last June 12. The project, guided by Carlos Andres from SBMA, involved residents of Kanawan, predominantly inhabited by Aytas who have built their homes on the grassy plateaus and mountain slopes. (Jonas Reyes)

'MUSEO ANGELES'

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga - Various government agencies from local and National Museum led by Director Jeremy Barns, Dr. Ana Labrador, Prof. Angel Bautista, Head of Cultural Properties Division of NMP, Kuliat Foundation Inc.; Incumbent President Rosalie H. Naguiat, and Angeles City officials headed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led the unveiling of a marker declaring the "Museo ning Angeles" as an "Important Cultural Property of the Philippines." (Franco Regala)

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