Subic Bay Freeport - updates

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Residents assail SBMA for threatening to fine stranded Vietnamese fishermen

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:12 AM

An Olongapo resident who was helping the marooned Vietnamese described the SBMA as 'so heartless'

Photo by Olongapo City Public Information

Port of Subic recognizes top 20 'revenue contributors'

Oct 19, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The Bureau of Customs inside the Subic Bay Freeport breaches collection targets, thanks companies which contributed to this achievement

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Notorious hotel thief nabbed in Subic Bay Freeport

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Authorities say Daniel Mercado's scheme is to pose as a participant in conventions so he could steal laptops and other items from delegates

ARRESTED. Law enforcers arrest Daniel Mercado alias Danny Simbol inside the Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales. Photo courtesy of SBMA Law Enforcement Department

Subic Bay Freeport security arrest Chinese for carnapping

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The suspect forcibly takes a Starex van and drives it inside the Subic Bay Freeport

LUCKY GUY. Carnapping suspect Bin Zhang in the custody of the SBMA Law Enforcement Department. Photo by: LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPT. SBMA

Meat possibly contaminated with African swine fever seized in Subic Bay

Jun 04, 2019 - 3:53 PM

SBMA prevents entry of shipment labelled as 'food items' from Guangzhou, China

Canada starts removing garbage from Subic port

May 30, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Authorities are expecting that the transfer of the 69 container vans to MV Bavaria will be completed by Friday morning, May 31

MV BAVARIA. The MV Bavaria, the container vessel hired to ship back the 69 container vans loaded with trash from Canada, sails as Greenpeace activists display a banner that reads 'Philippines is not a dumpsite' during a protest against waste trade in Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines. Photo from Greenpeace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pantene's 'Whip It' campaign wins big at 2014 Kidlat Awards

May 11, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The most influential local ad campaigns were hailed at the Kidlat Awards 2014

Looting of historical shipwreck in Subic probed

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Police have filed charges against 5 men caught carrying salvage of vessels from the site of perhaps the largest number of sunken ships since World War II

SBMA expands to Zambales

Dec 03, 2013 - 6:27 PM

The local government of San Antonio Zambales turns over some 10 000 hectares to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

TURNOVER. San Antonio, Zambales town Mayor Estela D. Antipolo (left) hands over to SBMA Chairman Roberto V. Garcia a copy of a resolution declaring a portion of the town's southern coastal tip as an eco-tourism zone. The area is being eyed for development by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) under its expansion program. Also in photo are Vice-Mayor Lugil Ragadio and SBMA Deputy Administrator for Legal Affairs Atty. Randy B. Escolango (extreme left). Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

P74.5-M revenue share for LGUs around Subic freeport

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:24 PM

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority SBMA is set to release a total of P74 5 million worth of checks to the surrounding communities

File photo from SBMA's official website

Subic stakeholders hail CA ruling stopping coal plant project

May 29, 2013 - 4:55 PM

The decision they say is a victory for the environment

NO TO COAL PLANT. Several groups oppose the construction of a coal-fired power plant project in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Photo by Randy Datu

No major investments in Subic Freeport since 2011

Mar 24, 2013 - 4:56 PM

Total committed investments in the Freeport in fact fell 93 in 2012 from the previous year

The Subic Bay Freeport is one of the most progressive and most developed ports the country has to offer. RAPPLER/John Javellana

Senators to SBMA: No excuse for rice smuggling

Aug 01, 2012 - 4:27 PM

Senators believe SBMA officials colluded with an Indian rice exporter and a local consignee to smuggle rice