ANGELES CITY — Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Mount Pinatubo eruption.
The destructive eruption happened on June 15, 1991. It was the second-largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century, causing massive destruction and adversely affected Angeles City and nearby towns in Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, and Nueva Ecija.
To render appropriate tribute to those who perished, as well as to those who survived, and to those who helped in the relocation, rehabilitation, and recovery of families affected by the volcanic eruption, the province of Pampanga requested that June 15, 2021 be declared a special non-working day in remembrance of the ruinous volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
In honor of the resilience of the Angeleños, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has declared June 15 as a special non-working day in Angeles City and the whole province of Pampanga.
“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Pampanga be given full opportunity to participate in and commemorate the occasion with appropriate ceremonies, subject to public health measures of the national government,” a proclamation from Malacañan stated.