Manila, Philippines - Republic of
FILIPINO SOLDIER AND AETAS LABORERS HEAD TO MOUNT PINATUBO.
A Filipino soldier and aetas tribesmen carrying pick and food supplies
begin the 15 kilometer trek to reach the crater of Mount Pinatubo
volcano north of Manila to dig a water spillway, August 23, 2001.
Scientists said the level of the water in the volcano's lake has risen
to critical levels and there is a need to the divert the water to
prevent nearby villages from being swamped by floods.