Philippine flag to fly 24/7 in Subic Freeport

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has been authorized to continuously fly what is reputedly the biggest Philippine flag at its administration building here. This after the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) passed NHCP Board Resolution No. 8, s. 2017 to designate the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as place… Read More Philippine flag to fly 24/7 in Subic Freeport

Subic cited as Asia’s ‘Fastest Growing Free Trade Zone’

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Fresh from its victory in the sports tourism derby last week in Bangkok where it was named “Best Sports Tourism Destination of the Year”, the Subic Bay has gained yet another recognition, this time as Asia’s “Fastest Growing Free Trade Zone” in the International Finance Awards 2017. Aside… Read More Subic cited as Asia’s ‘Fastest Growing Free Trade Zone’

Subic mayor urges deeper Napolcom probe on narco-politicians

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC, Zambales — One of the mayors who were stripped of police power over alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade has called on the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to investigate the cases further so that those implicated could clear their name. Mayor Jefferson Khonghun, in a press conference here on Saturday,… Read More Subic mayor urges deeper Napolcom probe on narco-politicians

Subic named Asia’s  top sports tourism destination

By HENRY EMPEÑO | Subic Bay Freeport YEARS and years of hosting triathlons, fun runs and other sports events finally paid off for the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as it was adjudged the “Best Sports Tourism Destination of the Year” during the Third Sports Industries Awards and Conference Asia (SPIA Asia) last Tuesday in Bangkok,… Read More Subic named Asia’s  top sports tourism destination

Subic’s Ocean Adventure is Philippines’ best theme park

By HENRY EMPEÑO | Subic Bay Freeport SUBIC’S popular tourism destination Ocean Adventure Marine Park came out the runaway winner in the “Best Theme Park” category in the First Philippine Tourism Industry Awards held last Tuesday night at the Okada Manila Hotel. Ocean Adventure, which owns the distinction of being the only open-water marine park… Read More Subic’s Ocean Adventure is Philippines’ best theme park

SBMA shelves $798-M solar farm and industrial estate project

By HENRY EMPEÑO | Subic Bay Freeport THE Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has revoked the contract for the development of a $798-M solar farm and industrial city project at the Redondo Peninsula here after the proponent failed to deliver on its commitments under the agreement. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said the… Read More SBMA shelves $798-M solar farm and industrial estate project

Subic Aytas preserve roots while embracing the new

By HENRY EMPEÑO | Subic Bay Freeport MEMBERS of the Ayta tribe at the Pastolan village in the hinterlands of the Subic Bay Freeport straddle two worlds of the new and the old. Eager and able to adopt the lifestyle of their brethren in the lowlands, the natives now enjoy the modernity of television, cellular phones… Read More Subic Aytas preserve roots while embracing the new