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LOOK: MacroAsia, PTC Holdings aviation school opens in Subic

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Courses will commence in April at the First Aviation Academy, which seeks to address the increasing demand for commercial pilots around the world

NEW FLIGHT SCHOOL. Philippine Airlines President and CEO Jaime Bautista leads the champagne pouring on the brand new Tecnam planes that will be used by First Aviation Academy. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Hanjin workers mark 5th day of protest amid tight security

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The protest has prompted authorities to secure a Hanjin gate that the workers have been picketing at since March 1

100 Hanjin workers locked out of Subic shipyard

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:04 PM

The remaining workers who refused the cash-strapped Korean company's voluntary retrenchment package say they are barred from entering the shipyard

LOCKED OUT. File photo of Hanjin containers stacked up at a cargo terminal of Hanjin Shipping in Busan, South Korea.. Photo by YONHAP / AFP

Why is Grace Poe not joining debates with senatorial candidates?

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:50 PM

In sorties in Zambales, the survey frontrunner defends Lito Lapid for not participating in debate and forums either

ALLIES. Former senator Lito Lapid (in shades) says reelectionist Senator Grace Poe has asked him to join her sorties in Iba, Zambales, on February 27, 2019. Photo from Team Grace Poe

Lito Lapid tells public: Focus on my experience, not on my education

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:15 PM

'Doon na lang ako kuwestiyunin sa experience ko dahil 24 years din akong nagserbisyo sa ating mamamayan,' says senatorial bet Lito Lapid

Poe, Lapid court voters in Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Zambales town mayor gets jail term for blocking mining operations

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:17 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division says the actions of Mayor Luisito Marty against two mining firms which complied with environmental safety standards 'unquestionably manifest evident bad faith'

CONVICTED. The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division has convicted Sta Cruz, Zambales Mayor Luisito Marty of graft and usurpation of legislative powers. Photo from the Facebook page of Santa Cruz PS Zambales

Zambales farmer arrested for firearms possession

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Samuel Obispo, 45, is facing charges of violating Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013

DETAINED. Samuel Obispo (second from right) is detained at the San Narciso Municipal Police Station in Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Zambales barangay chairman arrested for possessing illegal firearms

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

A joint team from the municipal and provincial police raided the house of Eduardo Lopes Sr, chairman of Barangay Aglao in the municipality of San Marcelino

Barangay chairman, arrested for illegal firearms. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Ex-barangay official ambushed in Subic

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Bernard Madamba is fired at by two unidentified men while he was driving his tricycle

SOCO. Member of the Subic police SOCO, look for evidence at the site where ex-barangay kagawad Bernard Madamba. Sourced photo

Japanese firm launches new line of robotic parts in Subic Freeport

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:03 PM

The Subic-made products of Nidec-Shimpo Corporation will be exported to Spain, the United States, and Germany

SUBIC-MADE. Senator Richard Gordon and SBMA Chairman Wilma T. Eisma and other guests, views precision products manufactured by Nidec-Shimpo during the opening of the company'€™s manufacturing plant at the Subic Freeport in Zambales on January 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of SBMA

Zambales governor boasts 2018 achievements in SOPA

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Governor Amor Deloso, who is seeking a second term, enumerates his accomplishments in his state of the province address

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Cops kill leader of notorious drug syndicate in Zambales

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Zambales police also arrested two members of the Karansang Drug Group

KILLED. Members of the Zambales Provincial Police Office killed Friday Ali Nali, the leader of the dreaded drug syndicate in the province. Photo by J. La Torre

Cops arrest British, partner in Subic buy-bust operation

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:24 PM

A team of PDEA operatives and Zambales cops discover over 70 potted marijuana plants being cultivated in the bedrooms of the rented house

POTTED MARIJUANA. Anti-drug agents and cop find over 70 marijuana plants inside the rented home of Simon Stuart Mclaren Watson in Subic, Zambales, on January 11, 2019. Photo from PDEA

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'

4 Chinese sentenced to life in prison for operating floating shabu lab

Dec 14, 2018 - 3:19 PM

The Olongapo RTC sentences the 4 Hong Kong residents to life imprisonment after they were caught by the PNP near the shore of Subic, Zambales, manufacturing shabu aboard a fishing boat in 2016

Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group operatives seized a suspected floating shabu laboratory and arrested all four Chinese crew on-board while cruising near Barangay Calapandayan in Subic, Zambales on July 11.

Mitos Magsaysay running for Zambales representative, replacing father-in-law

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The suspended Olongapo mayor, Rolen Paulino, also withdraws his candidacy in favor of his son, Rolen Paulino Jr

ALLIANCE. Former 1st district congresswoman Mitos Magsaysay (2nd from right) is running for her old post. She has the support of (from left) Vice Governor Angel Magsaysay, 2nd District Representative Cheryl Deloso Montalla, and Governor Amor Deloso. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

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

Victory bus offers financial help to road crash victims’ relatives

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The financial assistance will cover medical and burial expenses, plus P180,000 cash

DEADLY COLLISION. A motorcycle, tricycle, and bus collide in Sta Cruz, Zambales, on November 17, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

3 dead, 5 injured in Zambales road crash

Nov 18, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Most of the casualties are minors

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

3 dead, 8 injured in vehicular collision in Zambales

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The collision occurred between a UV Express vehicle and an assembled jeepney along the national highway in Iba town, Zambales

WRECK. Three dead, 8 injured in vehicular collision in Zambales. Photo by Randy V. Datu

Clash of political heavyweights looms in Zambales

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:29 PM

For the Zambales governorship, it will be a rematch between incumbent Amor Deloso and the man he unseated, Hermogenes Ebdane

REMATCH. Reelectionist Zambales Governor Amor Deloso faces a rematch with the man he deposed, Hermogenes Ebdane. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Iba residents fear 3 missing men latest victims of EJK

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Three months ago, the bodies of three men who were also reported missing here were dumped in a shallow grave

1,605 families in 9 Zambales towns evacuate during Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Along with 9 other provinces, Zambales is still under Signal no. 2 as of Saturday afternoon, September 15

4 killed in Zambales head-on collision

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The vehicular collision happens along the national highway in Cabangan, Zambales

COLLISION. The scene of the road crash in Cabangan, Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

1 dead , 2 injured in Zambales road crash

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Lolito Gaoat, 51, security supervisor of a shipping company, dies in a mishap along the national road in San Narciso, Zambales

3 found dead in Zambales town

Jul 27, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Relatives positively identified the men, among them Zambales population commission official Norman Montevirgen, say police

GRISLY DISCOVERY. One of 3 bodies found by police buried in San Felipe, Zambales, on July 26, 2018. Photo from the Zambales Provincial Police Office

1 dead, 1 missing due to monsoon rains in Zambales

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Olongapo City rescue officials identify the fatality as Maria Veronica Rafael of Otero Avenue in Barangay Mabayuan

FLOODED BRIDGE. Bajac-Bajac Bridge in Olongapo City is flooded. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Masinloc mayor Lim: China fish-taking like 'toll fee' for Filipinos

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:51 PM

'We can't fight a country that is bigger and more powerful, but that was made by God for all,' says Mayor Arsenia Lim, referring to China's apparent control of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal

Carpio to Duterte gov't: File new case vs China

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:46 PM

'We can demand damages for economic loss that our fishermen suffer. That’s the course of action that we should take if we want to protect the interest of our fishermen,' says Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio criticizes the Duterte administration's policy on the West Philippine Sea. Rappler file photo

4 Japanese treasure hunters arrested in Capones island

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:37 AM

San Antonio police say that based on the depth of the tunnel that the Japanese treasure hunters and their Filipino workers had dug out, the suspects might have been operating for over a month before they were caught

TUNNEL. The Japanese treasure hunters and their Filipino workers had dug out a 16-foot tunnel on the rocky Capones Island when authorities caught them on May 31, 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Tribes and Treks: Where seeds outweigh the sun

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:38 PM

With MAD Travel's Tribes and Treks, travelers walk through volcanic ash, plant trees, get to know the local tribe, and hopefully find something meaningful along the way

TREKS TO TREES. It's a long, challenging walk through volcanic ash to get to Yangil's tree nursery. Photo by Cara Lim

Victory Liner to launch Clark-Subic, Clark-Dagupan P2P routes

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The bus company will use the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for the new routes

4 robbery suspects killed in Zambales

Mar 08, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Police recover from the suspects P50,000 in cash, as well as jewelry

BODY BAG. A policeman zips up a body bag bearing the corpse of a suspected robber, after a police operation in Iba, Zambales, on March 8 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

CA denies plea of residents of Zambales to ban mining operations

Jan 23, 2018 - 1:42 PM

'A perusal of the motion for reconsideration reveals no new and meritorious arguments and yields mere rehashed arguments,' the appellate court says in its latest ruling

MOOT. The Court of Appeals renders a petition for environment protection against mining firms in Zambales moot and academic due to the closure order earlier issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

San Miguel buys Masinloc coal power plant for nearly $2 billion

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

San Miguel Corporation tops other major power players in the Philippines for the facility, which has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts and is set to add another 300 by mid-2019

LOOK: Protesters camped outside DENR light up a Christmas tree

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:16 AM

The tree symbolizes the hope of residents of Sta Cruz, Zambales, and Manicani, Eastern Samar, that open-pit mining activities in those areas will soon end

As the season of Christmas is fast-approaching, communities from Manicani and Zambales and Kampo light a Christmas Tree that will symbolize the hope of the residents of the said communities to be free from suffering caused by mining activities at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Quezon City Dec 4, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Residents urge Zambales gov't to stop provincial mining operations

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The appeal is submitted by Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and other Peoples’ Organizations in the area who are protesting the mining companies for allegedly causing harm to the environment and their livelihood

STOPPING MINING OPERATIONS. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales stop hauling trucks from getting out of a mining site. File photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

Meralco to bid alone for AES' coal plant in Zambales

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Meralco won't have a partner when it bids for a controlling stake in the facility. It'll likely compete with San Miguel and Aboitiz Power.

LONE WOLF. US electricity giant AES Corporation is selling its entire 51% interest in the Masinloc power facility, which it bought from the Philippine government for $930 million in 2008. Meralco will bid alone. File photo

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Farming income of the Aetas is highly seasonal and vulnerable to typhoons prolonged drought and excessive rain

AFFECTED. According to Nanay Cristy, the Aetas in Zambales are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in farming communities. All photos courtesy of Bea Orante

#SharePH: Life in different parts of the Philippines

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:26 AM

People of Zambales prefer to sleep by the shore because their cottages are for rent They would sacrifice comfortable sleep to earn money and accommodate more tourists

Tourism is best industry for Zambales, says governor

Jul 03, 2017 - 4:17 PM

While citing the multi billion peso projects in Zambales governor Amor Deloso says he won t encourage heavy industries in the province

TOURISM FOR ZAMBALES. Zambales Governor Amor Deloso says he wants to boost tourism in the province. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

WATCH: On Independence Day, artists' group raises PH flag in West Philippine Sea

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Dakila a movement for modern day heroism accomplishes what President Rodrigo Duterte has only promised since the campaign period

Surfers paddled out to bring the Philippine Flag to the West Philippine Sea.Photo by Charlon Kim

CA junks environment protection plea vs Zambales mining firms

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic

MOOT. The Court of Appeals renders a petition for environment protection against mining firms in Zambales moot and academics due to the closure order earlier issued by the DENR.

River declogging operation in Zambales legal, says governor

May 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Governor Amor Deloso says vessels dredging Naculcol River had permits from the provincial government yet their crews were arrested by an NBI headed team from Manila

DECLOGGING OPERATIONS. This photo shows the ships being used to declog the Naculcol River. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon

May 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

3rd UPDATE Phivolcs says Zambales is the epicenter of the tremor which struck late Thursday evening May 25

Crew of dredging ship declogging Zambales river arrested

May 22, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The crew members were engaged in desilting and dredging operations at the mouth of the Naculcol River The endeavor aims to declog the river

DECLOGGING OPERATIONS. This photo shows the ships being used to declog the Naculcol River. Photos by Randy Datu/Rappler

DMCI Holdings still upbeat on 2017 despite mining uncertainty

May 17, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The conglomerate s mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

IN PHOTOS: Zambales Mango Festival 2017 street dance parade

Apr 06, 2017 - 9:06 PM

See the bright costumes at the 2017 festival

11 dead in Zambales road accident

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:54 PM

UPDATED Two of those who died after a Goldilocks truck and a barangay multi cab collided in Botolan town were children

Newsbreak Voices: Life was hard, love was easy

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Life was hard says Magdalena but love was easy Julian was her first love and he will be her last