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Police arrest man for selling stolen cameras

By Jeff Tumbado Olongapo City — A 21-year-old man was arrested by police authorities here recently after he allegedly sold two cameras stolen from delegates of the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC). Chief Inspector Gil Domingo, commander of police station B in the city, identified the suspect as Emil Portillo, 21 years old and a […]

Subic Shipyard mother unit’s profit fell 87% last year

Subic Shipyard mother unit’s profit fell 87% last year

The mother unit of Keppel Susbic Shipyard yesterday told government regulators that its net income fell 87% last year, from P158 million to P20.76 million. In a story published by the Businessworld, the firm said revenue dropped 64.58% to P44.72 million from P126.26 million. KEPPEL Philippines Holdings, Inc. started in the country in 1975 as […]

4.1 magnitude quake shakes Zabales

A magnitude 4.1 quake sruck Zambales at 6:03 today with Quezon City feeling tremors of intensity 2. Both quakes, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that both tremors were related with the Quezon City tremor a product of the Zambales quake. In its bulletin, the epicenter of the quake was 19 […]

9,000 kids join the National Festival of Arts

9,000 kids join the National Festival of Arts

Olongapo City – Over 9,000 students gathered this week for the Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) and the National Festival of Talents (NFOT). The yearly events are the culminating activities of various school programs in writing & journalism, arts, and technical-vocational education. The NSPC opening ceremonies were held at the Subic […]

Virginia Beach donates rescue boats to Olongapo

Virginia Beach donates rescue boats to Olongapo

By Marie Joy L. Simpao OLONGAPO CITY–Virginia Beach in the United States recently donated four rescue boats to its Philippine sister city of Olongapo in a bid to boost disaster response capabilities. The boats, which amounts to $25,000 or P1 million, were solicited by Olongapo councilor Jong Cortez last September at the height of the […]

Season Of The Wind

Season Of The Wind

His name is Armando Salcedo but I call him “tocayo,” as we share the same first name. We were classmates in second grade and are both relegated to the “fourth row”. During the dark ages of education performers were seated in the place of honor, while the laggers were relegated to the fourth. Don’t ask […]

Batang ‘Gapo News TV

Batang ‘Gapo News TV

Produced by the Olongapo City Public Affairs Office. Weekly news from your home, Olongapo City. 1. Earth Hour celebrated in the city. 2. DOH donates P800,000 worth of medicine. 3. Six women honored by the city. 4. Police gives tips against crime. 5. Lighthouse Amihan Football Club dominates national youth futsal tournament.

City gets P2.5 million worth of equipment from a German foundation

City gets P2.5 million worth of equipment from a German foundation

A German foundation recently donated some P2.5 million worth of medical equipment booting the ability of the local hospital to provide basic services for the people of Olongapo City. Twenty six (26) medical equipment and instruments from Lotus Hilfsprogramme e.V. headed by Chairman Heinrich Treutner inspected the container containing the donation on March 4, 2014 […]

City to experience 1 hour power shutdown on April 2

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced a shutdown of its transmission line supplying power to the city on April 2, from 12 midnight to 1 in the morning. The affected area is the entire distribution system of Olongapo City. In a statement sent to the subicupdater.com, the NGCP said the schedule shutdown […]

Advertising industry picks Subic Bay for Summit

Advertising industry picks Subic Bay for Summit

The Ad Summit Pilipinas 2014 is set to rock Subic Bay this May with some of the most influential leaders of the industry joining the traditional biennial event. The summit lined up “rock star” speakers whose works have influenced the industry. First on the list is creative pioneer Emily Abrera, who is currently the chairman […]

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