SBMA chief to receive ‘Global Filipina’ award

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The newly-appointed chairperson of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) will don another feather in her cap when she becomes one of the awardees for the “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” this year. According to Marilyn Mondejar, founder and CEO of the San Francisco, California-based… Read More SBMA chief to receive ‘Global Filipina’ award

Palace ends SBMA leadership row, appoints Eisma chair-administrator

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Malacañang has put a stop to the long-simmering leadership conflict at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) by revoking an Arroyo-era order that split the powers and duties of the chairman-administrator and naming one official to head the Subic agency. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appointed SBMA Administrator… Read More Palace ends SBMA leadership row, appoints Eisma chair-administrator

SBMA prepares for 25th founding anniversary

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is preparing for a grand celebration this year in connection with its silver anniversary this coming November. According to SBMA Administrator & CEO Wilma T. Eisma, agency officials have approved a month-long schedule of activities to mark the organization’s 25th year of… Read More SBMA prepares for 25th founding anniversary

Residents prod ERC on $1.2-B Subic coal plant project

By HENRY EMPEÑO    SUBIC, Zambales — Officials of Barangay Cawag in this town have asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the speedy review and approval of the power supply agreement (PSA) for the long-delayed coal-fired thermal power project proposed for construction in their village by the Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy). In… Read More Residents prod ERC on $1.2-B Subic coal plant project

Philippine Navy gets first surveillance blimp

By HENRY EMPEÑO  SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The Philippine Navy (PN )received on Tuesday its first surveillance dirigible, a lighter-than-air craft that will be used as a radar platform to bolster government capacity in monitoring the country’s maritime domain. The equipment was deployed at the Leovigildo Gantioqui Naval Station in this town, which hosts the… Read More Philippine Navy gets first surveillance blimp