Zambales coordinates 2-day environment summit to consolidate ICC drive

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — A two-day environment summit was held here on Sept. 28-29 to conclude the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign in Zambales and consolidate community efforts in protecting the marine environment in the province. Zed Avecilla, ICC Zambales area coordinator, said that activities for the summit were held simultaneously at… Read More Zambales coordinates 2-day environment summit to consolidate ICC drive

Subic Freeport hosts ASEAN Mangrove Congress for 2nd time

By JONAS REYES SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – A total of 150 delegates to the 2nd ASEAN Mangrove Congress joined the workshop here on Thursday, September 7, by planting and tagging various species of mangrove, which are considered vital in stabilizing coastal areas. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau… Read More Subic Freeport hosts ASEAN Mangrove Congress for 2nd time

DENR, Korean co-op plan forest regional training center in Candelaria

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Association of South East Asian Nation-Republic of Korea (ASEAN-ROK) Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) have planned to establish a forest regional training center worth P700,000 in Candelaria town of Zambales to enhance the knowledge and skills of forest managers and peoples’ organizations (POs)… Read More DENR, Korean co-op plan forest regional training center in Candelaria

Subic firm allows solar users to sell excess power

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – A solar power company located in this free port is now providing the means for power consumers to produce their own electric power supply and sell the excess power generated from their solar panels. Bandacorp Solar Inc. (Bandasolar) officials said with the net-metering program already in effect, residents of Olongapo City… Read More Subic firm allows solar users to sell excess power

Solar plant project gets green light at Bataan Freeport

MARIVELES, Bataan – Renewable energy developer New Generation Power Technology Corp. (NGPTC) has received the nod of regulators and the endorsement of authorities to build a 37-hectare solar power plant here at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB). Officials of NGPTC, which is a subsidiary of renewable energy company Citicore Power, Inc. (CPI), recently received… Read More Solar plant project gets green light at Bataan Freeport

Subic volunteers plant 5,000 trees on Arbor Day

By NING DIMAANO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — About a thousand volunteers from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), business locators and stakeholder groups in this free port planted some 5,000 trees during the Arbor Day celebration here. SBMA administrator Wilma Eisma said the volunteers braved the long walk to the planting site in the foothills… Read More Subic volunteers plant 5,000 trees on Arbor Day

Ayta leader feted at Subic ecotourism fest

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Ayta tribal elder Dominador Liwanag, more popularly known as Tata Kasoy, was presented with an Award and Certificate of Appreciation for his “lifetime work in preserving the rain forest and culture” at the recent Subic Ecotourism Festival. The 67-year old leader of the Pastolan tribe at the Subic Bay Freeport’s Pamulaklakin Ayta Village… Read More Ayta leader feted at Subic ecotourism fest