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US-PH military exercise brings two warships to Subic Bay

Two American warships arrived at the Subic Bay Freeport today (September28th) ahead of this year’s joint US-Philippines military exercise dubbed PHIBLEX 15. The USS Peleliu (LHA 5), an amphibious assault ship, and the USS Germantown (LSD 42), an amphibious dock landing ship of the U.S. 7th Fleet, arrived today while another ship, the USS Frank […]

Subic Bay lowers port fees

Subic Bay lowers port fees

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has announced that it will charge much lower port fees starting October 1 to attract more port users in line with the agency’s thrust to establish Subic as an alternative port. SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia said in a recent media briefing here that the agency […]

Olongapo escapes wrath of Typhoon Mario and Luis

Olongapo escapes wrath of Typhoon Mario and Luis

Typhoon Mario’s heavy rain and strong wind battered many parts of Central Luzon last Friday but caused very little damage to the city. According to a Rappler.com report, some 117,000 people were displaced from six of the eight provinces in the region by a combination of Typhoon Mario and the southwest monsoon rains over the […]

Batang ‘Gapo News TV (September 19th)

Batang ‘Gapo News TV (September 19th)

Produced by the Olongapo City Public Affairs Office. Weekly news from your home, Olongapo City. 1. City begins dredging waterways with news machine. 2. SM mall and Cong. Khonghun conducts medical mission. 3. Feature Story:Couched potato f Olongapo City

Thousands expected at the Zambales coast clean up

Thousands of volunteers are expected to join this year’s International Coastal Clean-Up day with organizers promising another record number since the annual clean-up drive after groups inside the Freeport, Olongapo City, and Zambales promised to join the activity on September 20, 2014. In a launching ceremony held at the Harbod Point Ayala Mall recently, officials […]

Subic Bay hosts trash boat race

Subic Bay hosts trash boat race

Subic Bay, Philippines – Boats made out of recycled materials set sail in the waters of Subic Bay last Saturday morning (Spetember6, 2014) at the Lighthouse Marina Resort for the International Coastal Cleanup Zambales Recyclable Regatta challenge. Team from different companies, LGU’s and NGO build their own boats made out of 80% recycled materials and […]

The Philippine Economic Thrust

The Philippine Economic Thrust

The Phenomenon of glaring poverty of the Filipino masses had been reflected in part on the economic “export-import” thrust of the country, establishing economic zones catering more for foreign companies supplying the global market demands. This condition defeats the development of national industries and renders the national economic conditions volatile to the very surges of […]

Two Indian nationals arrested for abduction

By Jeff Tombado Subic, Zambales—Two Indian nationals were arrested recently after allegedly abducting a 19-year-old woman at Barangay Cawag, Subic, Zambales. Subic Chief of Police Oriano Mina identified the suspects as Pethaiyan Gurumoorthy, 26, and Kaki Eswara Pao, 25, both employees of Dyna-Mac Keppel Philippines, Inc., located at Cabangaan Point, Subic, Zambales. According to Mina, […]

Badjaus to get housing units in Subic

SUBIC, ZAMBALES — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is establishing a housing project in an agricultural village here for at least 600 Badjau families who migrated from Mindanao to the provinces and cities in Central Luzon. DSWD regional director Adelina Apostol said that their office will allot at least P60 million for […]

SBMA waives storage fee for 10,000 container vans

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced recently that it will open its terminals to 10,000 empty container vans without fee to help address the congestion problem in Metro Manila. The move according to SBMA administrator Robert Garcia allows investors to bring in their goods through the Freeport with port authorities waiving “storage fees.” Initially, […]

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