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Nine Chinese women are rescued from a room at ON Pool Villas during the sting operation. They are at the regional social welfare office as authorities coordinate with the immigration bureau.
Central Luzon cops also rescued 14 women – 6 Vietnamese and 8 Chinese
'We also ask for a review of all projects within the past 10 to 15 years that have already destroyed hectares of wetlands, mangroves and forests, in the name of development,' says Save Subic Bay Coalition spokesperson El Latinazo, after a protected area in the freeport was cleared for a shooting range
SBMA says the contractor, CFV ARAR Contractors, has been issued a violation notice for the 'extensive clearing and grubbing operations in the area without appropriate environmental permit'
The venue in the West Ilanin forest – an environmentally-protected area – is supposed to be used for the shooting competition of the SEA Games, even if there is an existing firing range just a kilometer away
A total of eight venues were prepared for the 17 games to be held at the Subic Bay Freeport
SBMA management says its letter to the Philippine Coast Guard 'was simply a procedural reminder and a statement of policy'
An Olongapo resident who was helping the marooned Vietnamese described the SBMA as 'so heartless'
'We have been forced to take SBMA to court since they are clearly unwilling to deal with us in good faith,' says SBMEI president and CEO Robert Gonzaga
The Bureau of Customs inside the Subic Bay Freeport breaches collection targets, thanks companies which contributed to this achievement
Police say the car caught fire after crashing into an open canal in Clark Freeport
Indigenous peoples whose ancestral lands would be affected by APECO are ignored in the budget hearing for 2020
Authorities say Daniel Mercado's scheme is to pose as a participant in conventions so he could steal laptops and other items from delegates
The suspect forcibly takes a Starex van and drives it inside the Subic Bay Freeport
The smuggled gadgets include 6,900 units of Vivo, Huawei, and Xiaomi phones and tablets
Task Force Aguila confiscates two other old vehicles earlier – a Ford F-150 XLT pick-up truck and a 1970 model Nissan Datsun car – allegedly brought to Angeles City and City of San Fernando from Clark Freeport Zone for restoration
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian assures retired workers and their families that the Bataan freeport bill has safeguards against unlawful eviction
SBMA prevents entry of shipment labelled as 'food items' from Guangzhou, China
Authorities are expecting that the transfer of the 69 container vans to MV Bavaria will be completed by Friday morning, May 31
(UPDATED) 'This high-profile murder of Dominic Lim Sytin was apparently motivated by rivalry among corporate siblings, and carried out through a gun-for-hire,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde
(UPDATED) Suspected gunman Edgardo Luib is arrested in Santo Tomas, Batangas on Tuesday, March 5
The government says at least 1,000 jobs will be available for workers who were displaced due to Hanjin's bankruptcy
District collector and lawyer Rhea Gregorio credits this to the 'strict implementation of customs laws and rules and regulations'
(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
SBMA Law Enforcement Department says morning joggers found Park Jin Sung sprawled on the beach
Among the Chinese traders that Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met with is Chuanjian Feng, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
This time, 68 luxury vehicles – including a Lamborghini and a Porsche – and 8 luxury motorbikes are destroyed in front of a crowd of hundreds. The vehicles are worth P277.9 million, while the motorbikes cost P19.5 million.
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
'The President is very clear in his instructions and directives that we should follow the rule so if they violate, let's apply the most extreme remedy or penalty. And the decision of the government is to destroy these cars,' Lambino tells Rappler
Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States
Sejarah panjang holdingisasi BUMN dimulai di era Orde Baru
“Ada karyawan Freeport atas nama Toto Sadewo yang kena tembakan dan kini sedang dirawat di Rumah Sakit.”
Pemberitaan mengenai penyanderaan warga dianggap tidak lebih dari propaganda polisi dan TNI
“Mereka diduga kuat terlibat berbagai aksi teror penembakan terhadap kendaraan dan fasilitas milik PT Freeport Indonesia."
Mantan anggota Komnas HAM Natalius Pigai membantah kelompok OPM telah menyandera warga di dua desa itu
Around 1,300 residents are being held hostage by a two-dozen strong group that authorities say is part of the Free Papua Movement (OPM)
The Philippine Coast Guard seizes a package in Estancia Freeport in Iloilo after being alerted of its 'bomb threat' note
TPN-OPM mengancam akan tetap beraksi dan meneror PT Freeport kecuali Indonesia mau kembali duduk di meja perundingan
Menteri ESDM menaksir nilai bisnis PT FI senilai US$ 8 miliar dolar
Bos Freeport McMoran kirim surat protes proposal divestasi saham 51% versi Pemerintah
We are anticipating a lot of economic activity says CEO of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority as the reason for the expansion
Divestasi saham Freeport sampai 51 disepakati di harga pasar
Jika PT FI penuhi 4 poin akan dapat perpanjangan operasi maksimal 2 x 10 tahun hingga 2041
CEO Freeport McMoran sepakati kerjasama bangun smelter dan divestasi saham PT FI
Unjuk rasa ratusan mantan karyawan PT Freeport kemarin berakhir rusuh
Selain memblokir jalan massa pengunjuk rasa juga melakukan pembakaran
Mereka melakukan pembakaran terhadap beberapa fasilitas milik PT Freeport
Freeport Indonesia anggap putusan pengadilan pajak cacat
Because I am aware and that I adhere to the position of the President against corruption – even just hints of it – I fully submit to an impartial investigation on the allegations says CDC president and CEO Noel Manankil
4th UPDATE The fire is declared under control at 6:10 pm on Sunday May 14