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Subic Bay posts P1.56 billion income

Subic Bay Freeport posted a record income of P1.56 billion last year at the back of increased port and tourism revenues. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said in a statement that the 2014 net income reflected a 40-percent increase from the P1.11 billion income in 2013. SBMA Chair and Administrator Roberto V. Garcia said […]

Quakes rock Zambales and Davao-Phivolcs

Two moderate earthquakes struck the provinces of Zambales and Davao Oriental on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred at 4:33 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 22 kilometers southwest of San Antonio in Zambales. […]

Centennial III wins 6th Subic-to-Boracay race

The Centennial III acrossed the finish for a win, edging defending champion Hong Kong’s Reichel/Pug 76 Jelik in the sixth Standard Insurance Subic-to-Boracay Race Sunday afternoon off Boracay in Malay, Aklan. After sailing a highly and tactical battle, Centennial III topped the IRC Racing Class, with a time 27:37:39, while Frank Pong’s Jelik was a […]

Central Luzon bags P55.11 billion in 2014

ANGELES CITY, February 27 — Central Luzon provinces were able to secure P55.11 billion worth of new investments in 2014 which is estimated to create more than 3,000 careers. Citing figures from the Board of Investments, Department of Trade and Industry OIC-Regional Director Judith Angeles disclosed that Bataan got the biggest chunk at P45.64 billion. […]

SC green lights 600-MW coal plant

SC green lights 600-MW coal plant

The Supreme Court last Tuesday (February 3, 2015) gave the green light for the construction of the P56-billion, 600-megawatt power plant in Subic Bay, Zambales, after it declared valid the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) issued to the Redondo Peninsula Energy Corporation (RP Energy). The ruling also virtually validated the process that the Department of Environment […]

Third US Navy ship arrives

Routine port calls by ships of the United States Navy continue despite initial reactions to the murder of a transgender by and American serviceman in October last year. Another United States naval ship arrived in this former American naval base on Wednesday. The USNS Carl Brashear arrived inside the Freeport, the third US Navy ship […]

SM offers college scholarships

SM offers college scholarships

SM Foundation, through its College Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the screening and examination of applicants is on February 20, 2015 (Friday),10am at the 6th floor Carpark of SM City Olongapo. This is open to graduating public high school students with the following qualifications: a. P150,000 or less household income per year, supported […]

Three mining firms penalized

MANILA, Philippines — Three mining firms operating in Zambales were ordered to pay some P3.2 million peso as indemnity for farmers affected by their projects. The Contingent Liability and Rehabilitation Fund Steering Committee (CLRFSC) approved the compensation of 30 farmers in a resolution issued last month. The committee agreed that some farms in Sta. Cruz […]

Police heightens preparations for APEC summit

CLARK FREEPORT, January 21 — Security forces and emergency preparedness and response teams began Tuesday the deployment of personnel and equipment in Clark and Subic Bay in line with the first Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM1) of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit from January 26-February 7. “We are deploying around 3,000 […]

Police arrest Aussie accused of wife beating

San Fernando, Pampanga — Police authorities said that an Australian national was arrested in Castillejos, Zambales for allegedly handcuffing and abusing his wife last January 19th. The Philippine National Police regional office, in a report, said that 67-year old Wayne Packham was charged with violating Republic Act 9262, or the anti-Violence Against Women and Their […]

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