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Subic Bay hosts Luzon beach football tourney

SUBIC BAY Freeport: Hundreds of football players and enthusiasts will troop to Subic Bay on May 12th for the Luzon Beach Soccer Eliminations at the Lighthouse Marina Resort beach front area. Eight men's and eight women's team are set to battle it out for the right to represent Luzon at the National Beach Football title late this year. "(We have) been organizing the Luzon Beach Football Eliminations in Subic ...

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Business jets take over Subic Bay airport

SUBIC BAY freeport: Twenty years after the last American fighter jet took off, a new breed of jets have taken over the runway and hangars of the Subic Bay International Airport—business jets. “This is what we want to see. Our airport as a bustling hub for general aviation,” says Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Robert Garcia. The former US military base turned industrial-commercial complex t ...

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SBMA postpones airport conversion plan

SUBIC BAY, Freeport: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced that it had deferred its plan to convert the Subic Bay International Airport into a recreational theme park. SBIA is now being eyed as a forward base for the joint operations of the Philippine Air Force and the United Air Force Pacific alliance. The operations aimed to maintain regional balance in light of the territorial dispute in ...

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Senior Subic official suspended over rice issue

SUBIC BAY Freeport: A top official of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has been suspended after the authority filed formal charges against him regarding his alleged connection with the seized P450 million worth of Indian rice. SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia said that the agency suspended Senior Deputy Administrator Steff Saño after he admitted during a Senate hearing that he pressured Senior Deputy ...

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President Aquino, please have mercy

Although newspapers do not call it a plea for mercy on the people, that is what media should call the plea Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority top officials recently made to President Benigno Aquino 3rd. Led by SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, the officials requested the President to order the relocation of the 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant of a consortium called Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RPEI). In 201 ...

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Subic sets conference to lure in more investors

SUBIC BAY Freeport: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) together with International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) will hold a  conference on August 23-24 in an effort to attract more investors. The Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit will focus on the Freeport zone’s attractions as an investment and logistics hub while aiming to be the gateway to Asia’s expanding market. The conference is expec ...

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Video: Subic’s Coal-What do you think?

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SBMA salary hike approved; implementation pending

SUBIC BAY Freeport: The salary hike for the workers of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has already been approved, but its implementation was suspended pending the approval of President Benigno Aquino III. SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia issued the statement after www.philstar.com sought clarification on the issue after several SBMA workers complained of the much-delayed implementation of salary hike. “ ...

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Local companies invest $1.07-B in Subic

SUBIC Freeport: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) reported Wednesday that investment pledges from local investors in this Freeport reordered an all-time high reaching $1.07 billion for the first nine months of this year. Local investors, according to SBMA, dominated this year’s pledges totaling 72 out of the 95 projects approved by the SBMA management. Filipino-owned company represents 99.18 perce ...

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Subic offers bay to Philippine dragon boat team

SUBIC BAY Freeport: Officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) formally invited the Philippine Dragon Boat team to use the facilities of this Freeport for their regular practice. [caption id="attachment_3967" align="alignright" width="308" caption="The Philippine Dragon Team during the feast of San Roque in Subic. Photo by Anthony Bayarong"][/caption] SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia made the anno ...

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2 fishermen die, 7 rescued in Subic

SUBIC BAY Freeport: (updated) Two fishermen were confirmed dead while seven were rescued by a private cargo vessel early morning Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_3881" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Two of the seven fishermen rescued in Zambales were treated by medical staff of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for minor injuries. Photo by Anthony Bayarong"][/caption] The fishermen who were onboard ...

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China company eyeing Subic for wind energy project

A China based company has offered its services to conduct a study for renewable energy sources in this Freeport particularly the viability of establishing a wind turbine facility here. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Wednesday said that representatives from the company based in China assisted by Charles Chen, an official of the Subic Clark Alliance for Development came to Subic last week to meet with SBMA ...

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