SBMA eyeing major trade deals with Fil-Am firms

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — At least two major investment projects from Filipino-American companies are now being targeted by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) following talks with the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) during a week-long swing among key business centers in the United States last month. SBMA Chairman… Read More SBMA eyeing major trade deals with Fil-Am firms

SBMA pursues port devt program with US tie-ups

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is taking resolute steps to realize its port development program that seeks to make the Subic Bay Freeport a global player in maritime trade. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said the Subic agency is now establishing networks with major ports… Read More SBMA pursues port devt program with US tie-ups

‘Dive heroes’ undertake Subic Bay cleanup

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Volunteers from the Subic Bay Freeport community, along with professional divers in the area, scoured the waters of Subic Bay on Saturday under the “Dive Heroes Festival-Scubasurero” event to rid the popular tourism attraction of trash that have found their way underwater. The whole-day event organized by the… Read More ‘Dive heroes’ undertake Subic Bay cleanup

SBMA to support Bataan Ayta tribe in biodiversity conservation

MORONG, Bataan – Ayta tribesmen in the remote upland communities of Morong town will receive full support from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in a conservation project designed to protect and preserve their indigenous environment and culture. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma gave this assurance during the launching on Saturday of the… Read More SBMA to support Bataan Ayta tribe in biodiversity conservation

Zambales residents join anti-mining protest at DENR office

By HENRY EMPEÑO SANTA CRUZ, Zambales — Residents affected by destructive nickel mining operations in the province have joined anti-mining protesters camped in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Quezon City to call for an end to open-pit mining in the country. Bringing samples of stunted rice plants from… Read More Zambales residents join anti-mining protest at DENR office

Subic fishers dispute ‘alarmist’ yarn on LNG operations

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Local fishermen have disputed claims by leaders of some activist groups in Central Luzon that the ship-to-ship transfer (STS) operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Subic Bay endanger fisher folk in the area and that locals were not consulted about the project before its approval by the Subic Bay Metropolitan… Read More Subic fishers dispute ‘alarmist’ yarn on LNG operations

First ‘Pride Parade’ held in Subic Freeport

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – More than a hundred participants from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community joined in the first Pride Parade here in the Subic Bay Freeport on Sunday to help promote equality, diversity and inclusion among various sexes. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma and Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman, the… Read More First ‘Pride Parade’ held in Subic Freeport