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SBMA execs, 2 others face graft raps

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment for graft of 18 current and former top officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for manifest partiality and evident bad faith in awarding a contract to port operator Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. in 2010.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Divers’ group says SBMA men involved in looting wreck

A group of divers has accused the harbor patrol unit of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) of taking part in looting a shipwreck here.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Traders tell Subic execs: Explain new fees

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Businessmen here have asked the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to justify what they described as the “questionable” and “unconstitutional” collection of environmental and tourism administrative fees.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA stops nickel ore unloading following protests

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TONS of soil with nickel ore that were unloaded near Leyte pier in   Subic Bay Freeport have been covered with tarpaulin.

Officials here have stopped the unloading of soil bearing nickel ore following complaints from environmental advocates against what they said was the use of this free port as a temporary storage area for pollutants.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Subic execs assail free port smuggling

Zambales Representative Jeffrey Khonghun has assailed the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and port officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) here for their supposed failure to curb smuggling at the free port.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zambales execs to SBMA: Heed court

Local government officials opposed to the proposed 600-megawatt coal-fired plant project here urged the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to heed the Court of Appeals (CA) ruling that had frozen the project.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA won’t stop coal plant project

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Despite a Court of Appeals (CA) affirmation of its decision to invalidate the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and contract to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said it will not stop the project proponents from pursuing development work at the plant site, the agency’s top executive said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Appeals court: No to coal plant ECC

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld anew its earlier decision to stop a coal-fired power plant project in the Subic Bay Freeport.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Subic growth is ‘no fluke’ as revenues keep flowing

Subic’s first quarter performance has been positive, indicating that the free port’s 2012 net profit of P811 million was no fluke, according to a top official of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA keeps door to coal plant open

The window for negotiating a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant project here is still open, a top official of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said on Saturday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA rejects Subic coal plant project

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) board on Friday struck down the agency’s P200-million lease development agreement with a consortium of energy firms that want to put up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA to ignore protests, sign deal with coal plant builders

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Despite widespread protests and an almost unanimous rejection by Subic stakeholders, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is set to ratify tomorrow (Friday) a lease development agreement (LDA) with RP Energy Inc., the consortium of energy companies which plans to operate a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here. Environment groups expressed outrage [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA: Coal plant means Subic’s death

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STUDENTS stage a lightning rally to protest a bigger coal project last June during a public hearing on the RP Energy plan to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside Subic Freeport Zone that officials and residents are opposing. ROBERT IANNE GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) will not entertain any proposal to put up another coal-fired power plant in the free port zone, according to the agency’s top official.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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