Malacañang set to repeal EO 340, install one SBMA head

By HENRY EMPEÑO MALACAÑANG is set to repeal Executive Order 340, which split the highest position in the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), and install just one top official in order to head off the ongoing leadership tussle in the Subic agency, a senior Palace official said on Wednesday, August 2. In a joint meeting… Read More Malacañang set to repeal EO 340, install one SBMA head

SBMA awaits Palace verdict on leadership issue

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — It’s work as usual here at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) even as officials and employees alike awaited word from Malacañang to resolve the leadership squabble pitting the SBMA head of agency against the chief executive officer. On Monday, as SBMA Administrator & CEO Wilma Eisma announced… Read More SBMA awaits Palace verdict on leadership issue

Palauig Ayta tribesmen eye mall sales of native craft

By HENRY EMPEÑO PALAUIG, Zambales — About 30 families belonging to the indigenous Ayta tribe in this province are now setting their sights on selling handcrafted native products in high-end retail stores after completing a government-sponsored livelihood training program. The Ayta folks, who live at the Dampay Resettlement Area in this town, had mainly lived… Read More Palauig Ayta tribesmen eye mall sales of native craft

Zambales ‘freedom camp’ reclaims West Philippine Sea

By HENRY EMPEÑO SAN FELIPE, Zambales — Artists, human rights advocates and local residents here re-asserted Philippine sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea by planting the national flag on the waters here on Monday in commemoration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day. Surging from the beach early in the morning on June 12, participants in… Read More Zambales ‘freedom camp’ reclaims West Philippine Sea