Six companies at Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales and Bataan provinces have asked an Olongapo court to nullify an environment and tourism administrative fee (Etaf) that the state-run Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has been collecting from tourists since March this year.
By Allan Macatuno
The government will allot P1 billion from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) modernization fund for the construction of a new naval operating base in this town, according to Mayor Jefferson Khonghun.
A US warship carrying 135 sailors arrived in this former American naval base on Friday for a routine port call.
The lawyer of a workers’ group in a Korean-owned shipyard in the Subic Bay Freeport has urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to compel the company’s officials to put up a hospital following another accident that killed one of its workers on Jan. 23.
A marine theme park official has sued the top official of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for alleged harassment in the Office of the Ombudsman over the agency’s controversial revenue-generating program.