Aeta quake victims treated to Pampanga's 'biggest lantern of hope'

Trisha Mostoles, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 17 2019 08:59 AM | Updated as of Nov 17 2019 09:00 AM

Hundreds of Aeta residents from Porac, Pampanga were in awe as they witnessed the 'Biggest Lantern of Hope' pyro-musical show in San Fernando City, Saturday. ABS-CBN News

SAN FERNANDO -- Hundreds of Aeta residents from Villa Maria in Porac, Pampanga were in awe as they witnessed the pyromusical show dubbed the "Biggest Lantern of Hope" at the Sky Ranch theme park here Saturday.

On its 5th year, the organizers dedicated the show to the Aetas who were recently devastated by the 6.1-magnitude earthquake.

Jaste Pineda, 12, said Christmas came early to her and to the other aeta kids after they received gifts.

Hundreds of Aeta residents from Porac, Pampanga were in awe as they witnessed the 'Biggest Lantern of Hope' pyro-musical show in San Fernando City, Saturday. ABS-CBN News

Anna Santos said it brought back the smiles on their faces after their traumatic experience in the quake.

“Kasi nung nilindol po kami parang wala po kami sa pag iisip, ngayon po masaya na po," she said.

The Pampanga Eye, the biggest and tallest ferris wheel in the country, brightened the sky in a grand magical firework display, with colorful dancing lights synced with all-time favorite Christmas carols.

Hundreds of Aeta residents from Porac, Pampanga were in awe as they witnessed the 'Biggest Lantern of Hope' pyro-musical show in San Fernando City, Saturday. ABS-CBN News

“It symbolizes really the start, the even grander Christmas celebration,” said Andrea Madlangbayan, SM City Pampanga's regional operations manager.

This year, guests can watch the 10-minute pyrotechnic musical show at 6 p.m. every Saturday until December 7.