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SBMA takes back order imposing fines on stranded Vietnamese fishermen

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:18 PM

SBMA management says its letter to the Philippine Coast Guard 'was simply a procedural reminder and a statement of policy'

Photo by Olongapo City Public Information

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

160 Vietnamese fishermen stranded in Subic Bay due to bad weather

Nov 07, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The Vietnamese embassy in Manila has asked the government to assist the fishermen

Photo courtesy of Batang 'Gapo FB

Police arrest ex-Zambales town mayor for illegal possession of firearms

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Police arrest former San Antonio mayor Romeo Lonzanida after they find unregistered firearms in his home

Cops arrest 7 Chinese for illegal dredging in Zambales

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Police say the Chinese workers failed to present working permits and other necessary documents

Woman found dead on Zambales roadside

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Police say the woman was found with a garbage bag on her head, her hands tied behind her back

'SUMMARY EXECUTION'. A hogtied woman is found dead on the roadside in San Felipe town in Zambales on September 11, 2019. Photo from Zambales police

'Like a thief in your own territory'

Sep 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Once before Filipino fishermen could make as many trips as they wanted to Scarborough Shoal and easily bring home 4 tons of fish each trip. Now they're lucky to haul in a third of what they used to.

Zambales cops find P80-M shabu in abandoned speedboat

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Police are still trying to determine the owner of the speedboat and the source of the illegal drugs

ABANDONED. This photo shows the abandoned speedboat that authorities saw along the shoreline in Palauig, Zambales. Photo from Zambales PNP

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

Navy personnel killed in Zambales bus-car collision

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The victim's Kia Pride Sedan swerves into the opposite lane and smashes into a speeding bus

FATAL CRASH. A personnel of the Philippine Navy died in this crash in San Antonio, Zambales. Photo courtesy of San Antonio, Zambales PNP

Ancajas trains in ideal conditions for either Marin or Gonzalez

Aug 19, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Jerwin Ancajas is currently holed up at the Philippine Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales for his eighth title defense

PROMOTED. For his ring exploits, Jerwin Ancajas gets promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas moves training from Cavite to Zambales

Aug 05, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time against a yet to be disclosed opponent in October

NEW HOME. Jerwin Ancajas begins his preparations for his next title defense with a change of scenery. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


2 students drown in Zambales beach

Jul 18, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Marisol Yeke and Alison Testimio were dragged by the strong current, say rescuers

DROWNING INCIDENT. Local authorities and residents gather around one of the bodies of the students who drowned in Iba town on July 17, 2019.

Suspected Al Qaeda member arrested in Zambales

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:32 PM

A police report links the Kenyan national to the Al Shabaab terror group affiliated with Al Qaeda, and which operates mainly in East Africa

SUSPECTED TERRORIST. Kenyan national Cholo Abdi Abdullah was arrested on July 1, 2019 in Iba, Zambales, for illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Photo from PNP-CIDG

Zambales town opposes planned AFP Subic Naval Reservation

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The proposed 300-million-square-meter development will leave only 30% of San Antonio's land area, and will disrupt the town's tourism industry

OPPOSITION. Mayor Estela Deloso Antipolo says the development will leave San Antonio as one of the smallest towns in the Philippines. Photo from San Antonio FB

LOOK: A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs

May 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Next time you're out of town, chill at Julyan's Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales

Photo by Claire Madarang

Vote buying complaint lodged vs ex-Zambales governor Ebdane

May 13, 2019 - 6:09 AM

Barangay chairman Noel Landero of Bato, Palauig accuses former governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr of violating the Omnibus Election Code

ALLEGATION OF VOTE BUYING. Zambales reelectionist Governor Jun Ebdane is accused of vote buying

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

PCSO to release P6.5 million to earthquake-hit Pampanga, Zambales

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The total death toll from the earthquake has reached 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

AFTERMATH. In this file photo, rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, on April, 23, a day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake on April 22. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2 drown in separate incidents in Zambales

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:44 AM

The victims, who drowned in separate incidents, are identified as Pjay R. Chavarria and Jay-R M. Urbano

IN PHOTOS: Annual mango festival in Zambales pays homage to rich harvest

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Dinamulag festival celebrates the thriving mango industry

Mango Festival Zambales Mrch 31. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

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

Amor deloso

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