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Man dies in Olongapo city fire

By Jeff Tombado A 22-year old man died after he was trapped inside a burning building along Magsaysay Drive yesterday (July 28, 2014). Bureau of Fire Protection Fire Marshall Chief Insp. Antonette Buenconsejo identified the victim as Kevin Bactad, a resident of San Antonio, Zambales. Initial investigation showed the the fire started at around 4:30pm […]

Olongapo, Subic Bay and Zambales brace for Tyhpoon Glenda (UPDATED)

Olongapo, Subic Bay and Zambales brace for Tyhpoon Glenda (UPDATED)

UPDATE (15:00PM 7/16/2014) The Olongapo City government said that as of 3:30PM,  113 families (529 inviduals) are in 7 different evacuation areas (Barretto Brgy. Hall, Upper Sibul Elem, Tabacuhan Elem, Sta. Rita Elem, Mabayuan Brgy. Hall, Kalaklan (SSEIS), at sa Bangka-bangkaan sa Gordon Heights. Three people were also injured. Mayor Rolen Paulino announced that classes […]

Policeman kills mentally ill man

By Jeff Tumbado A police officer shot dead a man who earlier slashed the neck of his grandmother at Barangay Mabayuan, this city, recently. Olongapo City Police Office Director Sr. Supt. Pete Delos Reyes identified the fatalities as Edwin Blanco, 24 and Claudia Blanco, 84, both residents of Upper Mercurio, Mabayuan. The 84-year-old Claudio was […]

Bomb scare shuts down Victory Liner station

Bomb scare shuts down Victory Liner station

Olongapo City — A bomb scare stopped the operations of the country biggest bus company here for more than 8 hours during the weekend. Police authorities, including the a K9 unit and bomb experts, rushed to the Victory Liner bus station at barangay West Bajac-Bajac after receiving a bomb alert call at 8:10 AM last […]

US, PH military to start naval exercises

From wires Manila – Philippine and US warships are set to kick off joint drills near disputed South China Sea waters next week, a Filipino military spokesman said Friday, amid escalating territorial rows between Beijing and its neighbors. The drills will be held off the west coast of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, said […]

Chinese steel firm pledges P9 billion investment in Subic Bay

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — A Chinese steel manufacturer has pledged P9 billion for an export-oriented business project here in the Subic Bay Freeport. The Panhua Group Co. Ltd. will engage in the pre-painting of steel coils and metal sheets for export and domestic trade and other allied industries. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto […]

Students in Central Luzon receive school supplies from NGCP

Students in Central Luzon receive school supplies from NGCP

By: Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu, PIA Around 6,000 students in select public schools in Central Luzon recently received school supplies from National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). “The distribution is part of our Balik Eskwela project which intends to give back to our host communities or areas where we have transmission facilities,” NGCP Central […]

Police nab Zambales’ most wanted

BY Franco Regala CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Zambales’ most wanted man for drug pushing was arrested by police in a gasoline station in Zambales after a brief chase along Zambales national highway last Wednesday. Operatives of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) headed by Chief Inspector Melvin Montante apprehended Said Otano Abubakar, a native of […]

SBMA tops economic zone earners for government

SBMA tops economic zone earners for government

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) emerged as the highest dividends contributor among special economic zones in the country during the recent Dividends Day in Malacañang, an annual event recognizing government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) with the highest remittances. According to SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, the SBMA remitted a total of […]

Thailand is champion with 2-1 win vs PH

Thailand is champion with 2-1 win vs PH

The Philippines, bruised but unbowed, fell to Thailand, 1-2, Sunday (June 15th) in the finals of the U14 Asian Football Federation (AFC) Girls Regional Championships here at the Thong Nhat Stadium. The more skillful and rugged Thais took the lead early with a goal from Ratchaphan Kitirat on 11 minutes. But the early chances went […]

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