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A challenging future for Olongapo

A challenging future for Olongapo

(As we look forward to another 50 years, we must take stock of the present. We battled the wrath and devastation of Mt. Pinatubo and prevailed. Now, the challenges are man-made – Utang, Baha at Benta. Can we overcome? This is part 1 of a series.)   It is still hot in the Philippines, literally […]

Mayor Paulino. Congressman Khonghun.

Mayor Paulino. Congressman Khonghun.

EDITORIAL With eight days to go before the 2016 local and national elections, the Subic Updater formally endorses the re-election bid of Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino and Zambales First District Congressman Jeffrey Khonghun. We call on every Batang ‘Gapo to partner the two with city councilors and a vice mayor who have proven to be […]

President Duterte. Vice President Robredo.

President Duterte. Vice President Robredo.

EDITORIAL The man from Mindanao is our choice for president and the lady from Bicol is our Vice President. The tough talking 75-year-old has stolen the heart of the Filipinos. We argue that he is the second one to have done so this generation, the other one being former President Joseph Estrada. Leni Robredo’s ‘clean public […]

Forbes ranks Subic Bay as top retirement haven

The international business publication Forbes Magazine cited Subic Bay as a top retirement destination in the Philippines.  In its latest list of 20 best foreign retirement havens, Forbes ranked the Philippines at number 17, particularly mentioning Subic Bay as one of only two locations in the country that are popular retirement havens, the other one […]

UP hosts Asian Conference

UP hosts Asian Conference

The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) will hold its 30th Annual Conference on 26-29 October 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Carrying the theme “Open Education in Asia: Changing Perspectives,” the conference will bring together proponents, advocates and practitioners of Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL). The conference is a widely recognized leading platform in the region […]

Ebdane gets P-Noy’s nod

Zambales governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr., secured the endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III, boosting his third and final bid for governorship in the coming May 9th national and local elections. Gracing the groundbreaking ceremony of the province’s new Out-Patient department inside the provincial hospital, Aquino said that Ebdane performed well and deserved to continue to […]

Subic Bay gets two white tigers

Subic Bay Freeport — The Freeport just got two new residents by way of two white tiger born in captivity at the local animal theme park. Zoobic Zafari announced last week that the two tigers were born last March 16th (2016) adding to the three adult tigers that they are keeping. The park also has […]

SBMA confers awards to 15 top Subic Freeport investors

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has conferred its first SBMA Mabuhay Business Awards to 15 business locators here who have strengthened the local economy and contributed significantly to the growth of the country’s gross domestic product.   Organized by the Office of the Chairman and Administrator and the SBMA Business […]

Singapore-based Interflour Group starts US$30-M flour mill in Subic

Singapore-based Interflour Group (Interflour), one of the producers of the finest flour in the world, commenced on Tuesday the construction of its Philippine mill in Freeport as part of its expansion program to meet the flour needs in South-East Asia . The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Interflour managing director and chief executive  Greg Harvey, […]

FIFA trains 31 futsal coaches

By David Bayarong The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) recently conducted a five-day coaching course for futsal coaches from all over the country at PAREF Springdale, Cebu City. FIFA hopes to bring futsal to another level in the country, hoping to increase the profile of the sport in an emerging football country. FIFA International […]

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