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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subic tourists to pay new fees

Mar 16, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Business owners fear the move would discourage tourists

Subic offers its ports as alternative to Manila

Mar 02, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Roberto Garcia wants to transform the freeport zone into one of Asia s major logistics hub

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

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

Subic gets tsunami warning system

Oct 30, 2013 - 6:27 PM

The Tsunami Early Warning System TeWS forms part of a string of early warning systems installed in selected high risk coastal communities

ADVANCE WARNING SYSTEM. Members of Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the SBMA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee install the Tsumami Early Warning System – Subic Bay Detection Station at Sueste Point in Redondo Peninsula. Photo by Randy Datu

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

P20-B tourism complex to rise in Subic Bay Freeport

Jun 17, 2013 - 4:04 PM

The complex will feature hotels condominiums a theme park pool villas and casino and gaming operations

WORLD-CLASS. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) signs a contract with Korean-owned Resom Resorts Phils. to develop a P20-billion tourism resort complex. Photo from SBMA's official website

LGUs oppose SBMA on coal plant project

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Local government units and residents in and around the Subic Freeport Zone continues to oppose a coal plant project supported by top Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority officials

NO TO COAL. Residents of the Subic Freeport Zone hold tarpaulins protesting the coal plant project. Photo from 'No to coal plant in Subic Bay's' Facebook

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

Gordon: 'Country isn’t working'

Feb 19, 2013 - 10:15 AM

He doesn t have much resources for ads he still doesn t believe in surveys but the returning senator is banking on his track record

Glenn Defense: SBMA suspension doesn't cover all our functions

Nov 24, 2012 - 2:41 PM

Glenn Defense Marine Asia will continue to operate and perform its other functions even after the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority SBMA has temporarily suspended them for illegal dumping of ship sewage in Philippine waters

Court upholds Aquino's revocation of midnight appointments

Aug 31, 2012 - 1:48 PM

Aquino did not commit grave abuse of discretion says Court of Appeals

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

US submarine leaves PH

May 19, 2012 - 5:13 PM

A second US submarine was scheduled to arrive Saturday local authorities say

USS NORTH CAROLINA. In this file photo, Sailors "man the ship" and officially bring the newest Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) to life during her commissioning ceremony, May 3, 2008, at Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. U.S. Navy file photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelvin Edwards.