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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, […]

Man shot dead in Olongapo

A man was shot dead by three unidentified assailants last Wednesday (August 13, 2014) at Barangay West Tapinac, this city. In a report, the Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) identified the victim as Roy Delos Reyes, 47 years old of Baring Barangay San Nicolas, Castillejos, Zambales. The victim, according to the police report, sustained multiple […]

City councilor to probe iron ore pollution

By Bebot Sison, Jr. Subic Bay Freeport — An iron ore spill has reportedly affected coral reefs and contaminated the Subic Bay. The incident prompted a city councilor of Olongapo to conduct an investigation on the cause of the discharge. “I will be filing two separate resolution on Monday (August 4) at the Olongapo City […]



A year after the Olongapo Electricity Distribution Company (OEDC), the privately owned power distributor of the city, took over a little bird told me that they are poised to impose a 40 to 50 centavos increase per kwh. Why am i no longer surprised? That’s one of the consequences of privatization. If it were still […]

City offers cash for rats

City offers cash for rats

OLONGAPO CITY— The city government here offered cash for rats in an effort to raise awareness on the prevention Leptospirosis. Last year, the city was hit with a Leptospirosis outbreak that hospitalized hundreds of residents. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino said that the aim of the local government is to have a strong awareness campaign […]

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 […]

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