Pampanga Capitol declares no gov’t work, classes on June 15

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Work in government offices and classes in all public and private schools in Pampanga are suspended June 15 in commemoration of the anniversary of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.

Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, through an Executive Order, said that Pampanga’s rise after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption is a testament to resiliency and unity of the Kapampangans. She said the eruption has taught many lessons to the people of Pampanga, and the history and values learned from it should not be lost.

Mt. Pinatubo erupted in June 1991 and was heralded all over the world as one of the biggest eruptions of that century.

The Provincial Government said that the suspension of work and classes on Monday, June 15, will provide time for people to reflect on the disastrous part of Pampanga’s history and how Mt. Pinatubo had changed the province’s landscape and shaped its fortunes through the lahar deposits that it now benefits from through its quarry operations.

The executive order, however, does not cover the private sector, leaving to management the discretion to suspend work in respective establishments and offices.