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Olongapo is most PWD friendly city

The local government of Olongapo led by Mayor Rolen Paulino was elevated to the hall of fame after clinching the Most Outstanding PWD-Friendly City in Central Luzon for three consecutive years. In accepting the award from the Regional Council on Disability Affairs, Paulino said this only shows that the local government of Olongapo gives priority […]

Simbang Gabi starts today

By Bebot Sison Jr. Starting today, Filipino faithful in this predominantly Catholic nation will once again flock to the churches despite the cold chilly winds of the month of December. After all, this is the start of the “Simbang Gabi” or midnight mass, a nine-day event from Dec. 16 to Dec. 24, marking what is […]

Batang ‘Gapo defends Batang Pinoy futsal championships

Batang ‘Gapo defends Batang Pinoy futsal championships

Naga City, Philippines – The boys and girls futsal team of Olongapo City successfully defended their championship titles in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy 2014-Luzon Qualifier that was held here from November 11-15, 2014. The Batang ‘Gapo players also copped six of 10 the individual awards in what spectators described as “total domination” of futsal […]

Death in ‘Gapo

Death in ‘Gapo

My instincts as a news correspondent is as keen as the first time I broke into national media as Malaya and then Times journal correspondent more than forty years ago. I was awaken early Sunday morning by a text message, by the late afternoon terse, persistent calls. It took time before I got my facts […]

Judge issues arrest warrants vs Ocean Adventure owner

By Bebot Sison, Jr. Subic Bay Freeport – Authorities are now looking for a businessman who owns a water park here after a regional trial court in Olongapo City issued two arrest warrants against him. Timothy J. Desmond, chairman and chief executive officer of Subic Bay Marine Explorarium Inc. (SBMEI), which operates the theme park […]

Suzuki cup trophy kicks off Azkals campaign

By John Bayarong The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Trophy Tour will have a one-day stop in the Philippines on November 17, 2014 (Monday) to build up interest in the final round of action of this year’s much awaited AFF Suzuki Cup. The event is set at the Central Plaza of Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global […]

Prosecutor takes a look at Laude crime scene

By Bebot Sison, Jr. OLONGAPO CITY– Prosecutors investigating the death of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude will conduct an ocular inspection today of the Ambyanz Bar where the victim and US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton met before the victim was found dead later that night. Olongapo City Prosecutor Emilie Fe delos Santos, head […]

Displaced sewers from Clark open shirt making business

MABALACAT CITY, October 24 (PIA) — Twenty seven displaced sewers of a Clark Freeport-based garment-manufacturing firm recently opened their Tee Shirt Making business at the Madapdap Resettlement in Mabalacat City. “We are happy to see former workers of Smart Shirts all in high spirits again. Their resiliency and determination by overcoming the adversities of losing […]

More shipping lines eyeing Subic Freeport

More shipping lines eyeing Subic Freeport

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The shipping community in the Southeast Asian region is starting to notice the potentials of the Port of Subic as an ideal port to move and transship both containerized and bulk cargo shipments. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia said the container ship MV Sicilia made its maiden voyage on the […]

German and PH football legends square off

German and PH football legends square off

German all-stars and former national team players are coming to Manila to play the football greats of the Philippines on October 18 at 2:30 pm at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The game will feature German football legends and 1990 World Champion Guido Buchwald and 1996 European Champions Fredi Bobic and Dieter Eilts, among others. The […]

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