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SBMA extends grace period for rents, business fees
Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc, meanwhile, thinks the government could better help businesses by not imposing rent during the lockdown period
'Not leisure,' says Roque about swim with dolphins at Ocean Adventure
As head of the Strategic Communications Task Group of the National Task Force COVID-19, Harry Roque is responsible for ensuring that Filipinos understand quarantine restrictions and other health policies designed to fight the pandemic
Coronavirus testing center opens in Subic Bay Freeport
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test laboratory is a joint project of the Philippine Red Cross and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
DENR places Clark, Subic under tight watch for illegal wildlife trade
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the strategic locations of the two freeport zones 'make them irresistible to smugglers attempting to transport wildlife poached from other countries and parts of the Philippines'
SBMA extends locators' business permits for another 30 days
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority has given business locators more time to renew their permits in view of the continuing community quarantine in the Subic Bay Freeport
Subic firms retrench workers due to coronavirus pandemic losses
The retrenchment measures affect close to 3,500 workers
SBMA eases gate restrictions but keeps strict health protocols
More businesses resume operations as Subic Bay Freeport transitions to GCQ
Subic Freeport coronavirus ‘surge’ facilities ready next week
The two facilities – the former Leciel Hotel and the Subic gymnasium – will have equipment and supplies provided by corporate and individual donors
Hospital inside Subic Bay Freeport treating coronavirus case
Zambales health officials confirm that the patient confined in Baypointe Hospital, a 70-year-old Filipino-American, is the province's second COVID-19 case
Clark, Subic free ports shut doors to foreign, local tourists
Both Clark and Subic order business process outsourcing companies to provide temporary housing for their staff inside the free ports during the lockdown
SBMA starts coronavirus disinfection protocol
SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma also urged business locators and other Subic stakeholders to disinfect their facilities and buildings amid the rising coronavirus cases in the Philippines
Environment group lauds VFA termination, cites toxic waste U.S. troops left behind
Ending the key military pact with the US is the first step towards exacting justice for thousands of Filipinos whose health suffered because of the hazardous waste the US military left behind in its former bases, says Kalikasan
PH Navy wants harbor in Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay
None of the Navy's current harbors are deep enough for its new warships, and Hanjin shipyard has the right depth and an ideal location, says Navy chief Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo
This is why a cruise ship from China couldn't dock in Subic
Local officials and people's organizations put the pressure on the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority to temporarily stop accepting cruise ships amid the novel coronavirus scare
IN PHOTOS: Gold and grit at SEA Games 2019 triathlon, duathlon
Here are some snapshots from the triathlon and duathlon events of SEA Games' Subic cluster
Subic stakeholders urge DENR to review SBMA environmental regulations
'We also ask for a review of all projects within the past 10 to 15 years that have already destroyed hectares of wetlands, mangroves and forests, in the name of development,' says Save Subic Bay Coalition spokesperson El Latinazo, after a protected area in the freeport was cleared for a shooting range
SBMA admits SEA Games construction in protected area lacks permit
SBMA says the contractor, CFV ARAR Contractors, has been issued a violation notice for the 'extensive clearing and grubbing operations in the area without appropriate environmental permit'
Does SEA Games construction in Subic have environmental permit?
The venue in the West Ilanin forest – an environmentally-protected area – is supposed to be used for the shooting competition of the SEA Games, even if there is an existing firing range just a kilometer away
Subic ready for SEA Games, says SBMA administrator
A total of eight venues were prepared for the 17 games to be held at the Subic Bay Freeport
Court orders SBMA to issue permit to operate to locator in contempt case
Brighterday Subic Ltd. Inc, operator of All Hands Beach, is the latest locator to file a complaint against SBMA over policies that are allegedly inimical to locators in the free port
SBMA takes back order imposing fines on stranded Vietnamese fishermen
SBMA management says its letter to the Philippine Coast Guard 'was simply a procedural reminder and a statement of policy'
Residents assail SBMA for threatening to fine stranded Vietnamese fishermen
An Olongapo resident who was helping the marooned Vietnamese described the SBMA as 'so heartless'
160 Vietnamese fishermen stranded in Subic Bay due to bad weather
The Vietnamese embassy in Manila has asked the government to assist the fishermen
SBMA takes over undeveloped property of Ocean Adventure
Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. President and CEO Robert Gonzaga says the takeover by the SBMA is 'the beginning of their attempt to shut us down if we don't give in to their unreasonable demands'
Port of Subic exceeds 2019 collection target by P2.2 billion
The success comes despite the Philippines halting the importation of meat products from countries where pigs have caught the African Swine Fever
Ocean Adventure operator challenges foreclosure
'We have been forced to take SBMA to court since they are clearly unwilling to deal with us in good faith,' says SBMEI president and CEO Robert Gonzaga
LIST: NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex preparations for Undas 2019
The preparations include more toll collection points, suspension of roadwork, and free services for motorists
Port of Subic recognizes top 20 'revenue contributors'
The Bureau of Customs inside the Subic Bay Freeport breaches collection targets, thanks companies which contributed to this achievement
PH, U.S. forces kick off ‘more advanced’ KAMANDAG war games
The joint military exercises will feature the Philippines' brand new amphibious assault vehicles in an international drill for the first time
Ocean Adventure operator: SBMA move vs lease to have 'chilling effect'
SBMEI president and CEO Robert Gonzaga says the SBMA's decision to preterminate its lease is 'extremely unfair...to the point of recklessness'
SBMA to foreclose Ocean Adventure Park
Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Incorporated commits numerous violations and has arrears of about P25 million on its payment scheme and P7 million on its current billing
Military drill showcases PH’s first amphibious assault vehicles
The capability to launch an attack from the sea straight into land is basic and essential for militaries of coastal states, and the Philippines is now catching up with the acquisition of brand new amphibious assault vehicles
Ombudsman clears 5 SBMA officials of charges filed by ex-SBMA chair Diño
In dismissing the case, the Ombudsman says the SBMA officials 'acted only in accordance with the law'
Notorious hotel thief nabbed in Subic Bay Freeport
Authorities say Daniel Mercado's scheme is to pose as a participant in conventions so he could steal laptops and other items from delegates
Subic Bay Freeport security arrest Chinese for carnapping
The suspect forcibly takes a Starex van and drives it inside the Subic Bay Freeport
Hanjin seen to get new investor by end of 2019
A consortium of private US equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and Australian shipbuilder Austal informs SBMA and Hanjin creditors of its intention to take over the beleaguered shipyard
De Lima to Duterte: Scrap deals with Chinese firms in key PH islands
Senator Leila de Lima cites 'claims from no less than our top military officials that Chinese presence in these strategic border islands would pose, if not guarantee, security risks to our country'
Philippine military warns on Chinese investment in key islands
Military spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo says the government should study the security implications of handing over the islands to foreign entities
Subic cops arrest Australian suspected of killing partner
Police say the case was first reported as a suicide. But the autopsy showed that the victim was already dead even before the supposed suicide.
Zambales town opposes planned AFP Subic Naval Reservation
The proposed 300-million-square-meter development will leave only 30% of San Antonio's land area, and will disrupt the town's tourism industry
How were maritime collisions dealt with before?
As the Philippines works on resolving the issue of China and the sunken Gem-Ver, here's how we and other countries ironed things out in the past
Increased toll for SCTEX to start June 14
An additional P0.51 per kilometer will be collected
Meat possibly contaminated with African swine fever seized in Subic Bay
SBMA prevents entry of shipment labelled as 'food items' from Guangzhou, China
Canada starts removing garbage from Subic port
Authorities are expecting that the transfer of the 69 container vans to MV Bavaria will be completed by Friday morning, May 31
67 container vans of Canada garbage remain in Subic port
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma says the cargo forwarder that will transport the containers back to Canada is still evaluating the containers
Customs seizes P60M worth of smuggled sugar, firecrackers in Subic port
Customs officials say the 34 containers were misdeclared to contain floor mats and plastic covering
TRB says SCTEX, MCX to hike rates in Q2 2019
New toll rates for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will go up by about 16% per kilometer, while the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway toll will increase by 1.9%
LOOK: MacroAsia, PTC Holdings aviation school opens in Subic
Courses will commence in April at the First Aviation Academy, which seeks to address the increasing demand for commercial pilots around the world
Sibling rivalry: Brother tagged as ‘mastermind’ in Sytin slay
(UPDATED) 'This high-profile murder of Dominic Lim Sytin was apparently motivated by rivalry among corporate siblings, and carried out through a gun-for-hire,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde
Suspect in businessman Sytin slay arrested
(UPDATED) Suspected gunman Edgardo Luib is arrested in Santo Tomas, Batangas on Tuesday, March 5