Mt. Pinatubo Explosion At Clark Air Base, Philippines Part 2





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Published on Jun 16, 2007

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This is from the show called Nova and the title of this particular segment is called "In The Path Of A Killer Volcanoe". It documents the happenings just before Mt. Pinatubo exploded to when the volcanoe finally erupted.

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Johnny Long
a bolder hitting the building across the street is what got the General to evacuate the last of us.
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James Baxley
Was driving a damn school bus during the evacuation....I commend all locals for standing in the ash-rain throwing water on our windshields to help make them clear!
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Tina Brown
I lived in the Philippines for 4 years in the late 80's as a child. We lived at Clark Air Force Base. Mt. Pinatubo was 10 miles away and could see it from my back yard, as well as all over town. It always looked like there were people living there. There was always a small glow of fire in the middle of the mountain. I just turned 5 in 87, and remember there were 2 big earthquakes when I was there. I'm not sure what time frame that was but was told it was a 5.5MM. I remember my mom and sister blowing a candle out on the dinning table. The second earthquake, I thought was a in Dec of 1990. It was 7.7MM. The biggest one the PI felt in a long time! We left that Jan. 1990 do to my father's leave back to the states. Six months later Mt. Pinatubo erupts. The base?, most of it is still there but now turned into a vacation spot. I can pin point on Google Map where I had lived once but now a vacation home. It was really sad to see this happen to all those that lived there and to all those that had to vacate.
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ogie cruz
We live in Manila and a month after Pinatubo erupted we met a young 16 year old girl wandering the streets of Manila with two kids with her, her kid sisters. She approached our car, I was driving with my sister , and she asked us to help her find her relatives. We asked her where they live, and she don't know where. My sister took them in the car and she told us their story. It was heartbreaking. They were rich and living in their large farm. But it was totally buried in lahar. With this devastation, her father couldn't take it and he died, her mother, can't take the loss of her father also died. Leaving her and her two kid sisters. She was recruited to work in manila by a stranger, but she was taken in a prostitution house where she escaped.. Luckily she found us. We kept them as househelps, we supported her to finish her college. And now she working in a bank and can now take care of her sisters .. They are still with us
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Mio Conechado
"I don't regret leaving at all.. I think if I was put in that situation again.. I might have left sooner.. (Laughs)"
Erick John Bautista
"I always eat popcorn at this part of the movie." I lol'ed.
dinah roque
a Big Thank u to you Americans guys! Filipino and Filipina loves you American.! for helping us in the time of helps!
Trisha Jilliana Manuel
Why is their American in the Philippines before
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lexie kaiya
My grandfather is in this cool
Ed Lim
Its only this time, that I cross upon this documentary of Mt. Pinatubo's Eruption on June 15, I forgot the year.. But! What I can't forget is... during this day.. this hours... MY MOTHER WAS IN A COMATOSE state after having a High Blood Stroke. Not 50-50, but in 99-100... only the machines are keeping her last moments alive! It was almost, 3 pm, when I couldnt bare to see her like this... I went out of the ICU room where she was taken and went outside of the hospital to breath some air, but.... when I was outside, at almost 3 pm in the afternoon... something strange is happening... the entire sorroundings began to darken.. Fast.. really fast... as if, it was 7 pm already! Night time! I look at my watch, its still 3 pm or more .. spooky! After sometime.. I went to the ICU again.. My Mom... every sister n Brother n my Dad was there... the doctor, frankly, told us the truth... there is nothing that they can do to keep our Mom alive.... Its up to us... sign n pull the plug or let my Mom... Clinically Dead n suffer, extending financial sufferings to to us! Its a very hard decision ... I ... I ... I... Kiss her, touch her for the last time.. We all did.... As Mt Pinatubo xplodes.... and let her ashes be felt all around the Globe... my Dear Mom... I saw her tears as we whispered unto her ears... I Love You Mama! Always Love You! ...... see you .... As hours past, everything is nighttime.. even its just 5:00 pm.. The funny thing is...... When the morgue arrive in our House, where all of us our waiting.. Its almost 12 Midnight, our House, our Neighbors house are all lighted up.. Her body arrived.. It was raining ass falls! everywher u look, its covered with ass falls from Pinatubo!!! If someone had videod it, it was creepy! All those men who carried her casket into our house was covered with ass falls! Tears n cry can be heard everywhere .. so.... solemnn..... Pinatubo's eruption didnt stop Loving people to come into out Home to see Her for the last time ... It was heart melming... She was Loved by everyone who knew her.. The entire week was so full of emotions upto her burial at Manila Memorial park, that she had planned when we were still young .. a Memorial Plan to remember ..
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