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More fun in the Philippines- the new Tourism slogan of my country, decided to create one for myself. Anyway, as to the photo

BACKGROUND about the Place:
This is a continuation from my previous
Post, a Paradise Reborn.

Tarlac was one of the provinces severely damaged by Mt. Pinatubo's ferocious eruption in the year 1991. That cataclysmic phenomena evoked global cooling and the largest eruption in living memory. Its eruption was felt world wide. Ash fell over most of the South China Sea and ashfall was recorded as far away as Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. So if you could imagine what damage has been done in this province in which the craters mouth is located.

Vast amount of lahar deposits are still evident in this province.
People who reside here are called Aetas, I wonder how they survived during the eruption.

BACKGROUND on the People:
Aeta-are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of Luzon, Philippines. They are considered to be Negritos, who are dark to very dark brown-skinned and tend to have features such as a small stature, small frame, curly to kinky afro-like textured hair with a higher frequency of naturally lighter hair color (blondism) relative to the general population, small nose, and dark brown eyes. They are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations.


SHOT:
I'm still workin on my photographic hands in capturing images while moving. The subject is a bit out of focus. This was taken inside a 4x4 pick up, quite fast and very bumpy rough road-(as you could see those mini boulders and lahar deposits, they surely gave us a 2-hour rough ride)!

For your pleasure, kindly check the complimentary image to see the landscape from this place. You'll feel how rough the roads were.
Lucky me, i've even captured this one without cutting of their heads.

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