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Gov't to hold job fair for Hanjin workers in Subic

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The government says at least 1,000 jobs will be available for workers who were displaced due to Hanjin's bankruptcy

Philippines-SKorea-Hanjin-shipping, by Mynardo Macaraig Workers labour at the mammoth shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines, the local arm of South Korea's Hanjin group in Subic Bay northwest of Manila on March 13, 2009. The shipyard has been criticised for its poor working conditions which have led to 19 fatalities in just three years. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo by JAY DIRECTO / AFP)

Subic port collects P22B, breaching target before 2018 ends

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:20 PM

District collector and lawyer Rhea Gregorio credits this to the 'strict implementation of customs laws and rules and regulations'

Businessman shot dead in Subic Bay Freeport

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:41 AM

(UPDATED) Senators urge the Philippine National Police to 'use the full force of the law' to solve the murder of prominent businessman Dominic Sytin, regarded as one of the pillars of the Subic Freeport Zone

PROMINENT BUSINESSMAN. Dominic Sytin, president and pounder of United Auctioneers, is gunned down outside a hotel in Subic Bay Freeport on november 28, 2018. Photo courtesy of KC Facebook Page

Korean dies on beach inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:58 PM

SBMA Law Enforcement Department says morning joggers found Park Jin Sung sprawled on the beach

Photo from Zambales Herald

LOOK: Japanese Navy flotilla visits Philippines

Sep 01, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The goodwill visit of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Escort Flotilla Four at Subic Bay will be until September 5

Photo from Naval Public Affairs Office, Philippine Navy

SBMA eyes collection of P144.8-M past-due accounts

Jul 04, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma says more than 30 investor-companies have cooperated to settle long-due obligations, negotiating payment arrangements approved by the board

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT. Photo courtesy of SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma

SBMA's cigarette butt campaign goes viral

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority's local campaign to buy dry cigarette butts for P300 per kilo has caught national and international attention

HEAVIEST BUTT CAMPAIGN. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Ecology Center's Heaviest Butt Campaign has gone viral. Photo from SBMA Ecology Center's Facebook page

SBMA shuts down college over unpaid rent

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Comteq Computer and Business College or Comteq, located in the Subic Bay Free Port, allegedly has rental obligations amounting to P17 million

CLOSED. The SBMA says Comteq Computer and Business College has been operating without any valid lease agreement nor business registration with the SBMA. Photo from Comteq Facebook page

Duterte says he sacked Diño to make SBMA 'cohesive'

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says 'it was not really the fault' of Martin Diño, one of his staunchest allies

SBMA MATTERS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he sacked Martin Diño as SBMA chair to make the office 'cohesive.' Malacañang file photo

Malacañang denies Duterte named Martin Diño to DILG

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:14 PM

This comes after sacked SBMA chair Martin Diño earlier said he has accepted Malacañang's offer to serve as DILG undersecretary for barangay affairs

DUTERTE 'PLACEHOLDER.' Duterte ally Martin Diño is widely seen as then-Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte's 'placeholder' in the 2016 presidential elections.  Screen grab from Rappler file video

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-SBMA chair Diño says he's now DILG usec for barangay affairs

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Martin Diño is disappointed, however, because he says he was not properly notified of his removal from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

LP links? Former SBMA chairman Martin Diño links his removal from SBMA to the Liberal Party. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte's pick for new SBMA chief is Gordon's 'protégé'

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Richard Gordon admits he recommend the appointment of his former executive assistant and legal staff member to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)

Photo from SBMA Director Benny Antiporda's Facebook

Duterte names new SBMA chair to replace Martin Diño

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Newly appointed SBMA chairperson Wilma Eisma replaces the President's ally Martin Diño

Duterte tours Japan's biggest warship

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after visiting the JS Izumo also asserts he will push for a Code of Conduct in disputed waters

SHIPBOARD TOUR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is given a tour of Japan's biggest warship, the JS Izumo, docked in Subic Bay on June 4, 2017. Malacañang photo

U.S. Navy destroyer makes port call in Subic

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:49 AM

The brief port call highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and the United States the US embassy says

PORT CALL. The USS Fitzgerald returns to the Philippines for a brief port call. Released photo

SBMA proposes P100-B expressway-railway from Manila to Subic

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The SBMA chief wants the financing of the proposed multi modal coastal highway to be under the Philippine China Framework of Cooperation

MULTI-MODAL. According to Diño, the proposed multi-modal 100-kilometer (km) coastal highway has already gained support from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Rappler file photo

SBMA has new chairman

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED Outgoing Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Roberto Garcia formally turns over the SBMA flag to Martin Diño President Duterte s appointee

‘Floating shabu lab’ seized in Subic Bay, 4 Chinese nationals nabbed

Jul 12, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Police say the Chinese crew manufactured shabu at sea then dumped drug parcels in pick up points for contacts in Cagayan Pangasinan and Zambales

FLOATING SHABU LAB. Philippine authorities seize a fishing vessel suspected of being a shabu laboratory operated by Chinese nationals on July 11, 2016. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Japan warship visits Philippines as China sea row festers

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:40 PM

We want to deepen the relationship with the Philippines says Captain Masaki Takada as Japanese destroyer Ise docks in Subic Bay

epa05277600 Japanese helicopter carrier Ise dock at the former US naval base, Subic port, in Olongapo, Zambales province, Philippines, 26 April 2016. Ise (DDH 182) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), along with four helicopters on board are in the Philippines for a four-day goodwill visit amid tension in South China sea. EPA/STR

US 'working closely' with PH probers on Filipino soldier's death

Apr 08, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The US embassy conveys its condolences to the family of the Filipino airman who died in a tragic accident during the annual PH US joint military exercises

JOINT EXERCISES. Flag bearers from the Philippine and the US await the entrance of colors at the opening ceremonies the annual RP-US Balikatan in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on April 4, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016: Play with purpose

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Creative minds were invited to Come Out and Play for Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016

US submarine arrives in Subic amid fresh PH-China tension

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:34 AM

Through engagements with our partners such as this port visit to Subic Bay we aid in maintaining stability says the commanding officer of the USS Ohio

US SUBMARINE AT SUBIC. The USS Ohio at Subic Freeport, a former US naval base, on March 22, 2016. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Japan submarine to visit Philippines

Mar 16, 2016 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED The Oyashio vessel will be in Subic Bay for drills starting Saturday March 19 while its escort ships will also head to Vietnam

This US Navy handout image shows released 01 February, 2006 shows the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine Defense Ship (JDS) Oyashio, lead submarine of the Oyashio class, navigating through the Pearl Harbor channel in Hawaii 30 January, 2006. Oyashio will be conducting exercises and training with the US Navy in the Pearl Harbor region. AFP PHOTO/HO/US Navy/ JO2 Ryan C. McGinley/GETTY OUT / AFP / US NAVY / Ryan C. McGinley

Alexander, Steffen win top prize at 2016 Century Tuna Ironman in Subic

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Alexander a 5 time Ironman World Champion clocks in at 03:48:56 while two time World Champ Steffen comes in at 04:09:40

Craig Alexander is the fastest finisher at the 2016 Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 at Subic Bay. Photo from press release

SBMA ends 2015 with 10-fold surge in spending budget

Jan 21, 2016 - 5:51 PM

The SBMA chairman says previous shortage of funds had led to embarrassing situations

MAJOR RENOVATION. SBMA funds the renovation of Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center to prepare for events like Ad Summit 2016. Image from Destination Subic Bay Facebook page

Lookback: When a former US base hosted the 1996 APEC summit

Nov 12, 2015 - 12:16 PM

1996 was the first time the Philippines hosted the APEC summit and it was a golden opportunity for the government to flaunt the potential of a US military base turned industry hub

PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS. Each of the 21 villas used for the 1996 APEC in Subic are now in the hands of private owners. Rappler photo

USNS Mercy welcomed by local officials in Subic Bay

Aug 05, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Participants on USNS Mercy and on the ground include personnel from the United States Australia South Korea Malaysia Japan and New Zealand

USNS MERCY. Photo by Randy V. Datu

Part 2: Glicerio Santos Jr's clout and control in the INC

Jul 31, 2015 - 5:14 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] With only a few exceptions the personalities behind the US branches of the FYM foundation are basically the same: Glicerio Jr Glicerio III and Glicerio IV

Part 1: Who is Glicerio Santos Jr in the Iglesia ni Cristo?

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:02 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] The elder Eraño Manalo had advised his son Eduardo, now executive minister, to always listen to the good counsel of Santos, also known as 'Kidlat', because he was 'quick to act'

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Jul 21, 2015 - 12:46 PM

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PH to re-open Subic Bay base amid China sea row

Jul 17, 2015 - 1:04 AM

The announcement to re open the former US naval base comes as the Philippines is embroiled in a bitter dispute with China over rival claims to parts of the sea

SUBIC PORT. The Port of Subic is one of the top performing ports in the Philippines in terms of revenue collections. A former US Navy Base the port is being groomed as an alternative port to the congested Manila harbor. Photo couresy of US Navy

Called out for violations, investor wants SBMA execs disbarred

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Fahrenheit Company files new complaints against the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority – a move that the SBMA management says is meant to harass its execs

SBMA, top execs, security face charges over power plant junk

Jun 01, 2015 - 2:57 PM

The respondents are facing charges for allegedly conspiring against a Subic Freeport Zone locator over ownership of scrap materials

Photo by Randy V Datu/Rappler

Court bars SBMA, contractor ownership of power plant junk

May 14, 2015 - 1:31 PM

The respondents led by SBMA Chairman and Administrator Roberto Garcia are barred from seizing and assuming ownership of junk materials in an old power plant in Subic freeport

2 SBMA officials face criminal, administrative raps

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Fahrenheit Company Limited has accused the two officials of dishonesty gross misconduct grave abuse of authority and oppression

Subic Summer Sideways 2015: Do you skate, sideways?

Apr 21, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Subic Summer Sideways 2015 offers a fun 10 kilometer longboard push race and the country’s first ever obstacle slide jam held on May 23 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone

TEST OF LEGS AND WILL POWER. Push race from Rockwell Plant to MOA, 2010. Photo by Rommel Lubguban

Gameplan Profiles: May Masuda for Jiu-jitsu

Apr 18, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This is the story of May Masuda first Filipino Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

Curfew, nightclub ban on US troops killing businesses in Olongapo, Subic

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Some establishments have already closed while others are just struggling to survive right now according to business owners

Gameplan: Ford Forza – Strong athletes, strong hearts

Mar 29, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Gameplan hangs out with the Ford Forza Triathlon Team and finds out about the passions that help them pedal on to the next race

Gameplan: Introducing the Ford Forza triathlon team

Mar 28, 2015 - 1:41 PM

Meet Ford Forza a newly formed team set to make waves in local triathlon

Gameplan: In the air above water

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:43 PM

After 2 days surviving like jungle commandos Ton Amanda and Julian get a taste of what it’s like to be Ironman

Gameplan: Jungle night fishing

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Gameplan s Amanda Julian and Ton are forced out of their comfort zones when they go fishing in the river in the middle of the night barefoot

ICTSI boosts Manila, Subic port capacities

Feb 20, 2015 - 8:27 PM

The port management firm adds 4 new generation reach stackers to its fleet to handle growing volumes in and out of Luzon

The port management firm adds 4 new efficient generation stackers to its fleet

US Navy cancels port calls amid Philippine anger over killing

Nov 03, 2014 - 7:03 PM

The US embassy declines to comment while local officials refuse to believe the cancellation of the visits is linked to anger stirred by the investigation into a US Marine linked to the killing of a Filipino

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP: US Navy's USS Peleliu, where the US Marine suspected of killing a local was temporarily detained in October. Photo from the US Embassy in Manila

Subic Customs foils P5M smuggle try

Nov 02, 2014 - 3:02 PM

In separate incidents Bureau of Customs officials at the Subic freeport seize smuggled goods totaling an estimated P5 million

US stops departure of ships after transgender woman's slay

Oct 13, 2014 - 5:51 PM

The chief of the US Pacific Command is in the Philippines for the regular meeting of the Mutual Defense Board

Security tightens at Hanjin shipyard over workers' drug use

Oct 06, 2014 - 9:27 PM

A consultant of the Korean shipbuilder at the Subic Freeport denies workers claim that they use illegal drugs to stay awake during 24 hour shifts that they are made to take

HHIC-PHILS. The Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporations-Philippines facility in Subic Freeport. File photo from the HHIC-Phil website

Another Hanjin worker killed at Subic shipyard accident

Sep 12, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The latest casualty is said to be the 38th worker killed in an accident at the Korean shipbuilder s shipyard since 2006

HHIC-PHILS. The Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporations-Philippines facility in Subic Freeport. File photo from the HHIC-Phil website

Subic tapped as extension of Manila port

Sep 07, 2014 - 10:56 PM

The government is also eyeing the same arrangement for the Batangas port

DECONGESTION. The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website