‘Plogging’ seen to boost health, environment

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is bringing to Subic a new way of boosting both human and nature’s health—“plogging.” SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said plogging, a term that blends the English word “jogging” and the Swedish phrase “plocka upp” or pick up, is now becoming popular in… Read More ‘Plogging’ seen to boost health, environment

SBMA’s ‘Heaviest Butt’ campaign goes viral

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The “Heaviest Butt” campaign launched recently by the Ecology Center of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has gone viral in just 48 hours since it was posted online on April 5. The post had reached 6 million people, garnered 45.6 thousand shares, 30.2 thousand likes, and 19.2 thousand comments and… Read More SBMA’s ‘Heaviest Butt’ campaign goes viral

SBMA, SIPAG sign agreement for Magbukun Ayta conservation project

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) formally signed an agreement with the Subic Indigenous Peoples Assistance Group (SIPAG) last week for the implementation of a conservation program to benefit the Magbukun Ayta tribe in this free port. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma signed the agreement with… Read More SBMA, SIPAG sign agreement for Magbukun Ayta conservation project

Zambales folk continue pressure to close open-pit mines

By HENRY EMPEÑO SANTA CRUZ, Zambales — Residents affected by destructive nickel mining operations in this town vowed to continue their protest actions throughout the Christmas season unless the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issues closure orders to the four mining companies operating here. Dr. Benito Molino, president of the Concerned Citizens of… Read More Zambales folk continue pressure to close open-pit mines

‘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