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Shipbuilder told to build hospital after another worker dies

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.

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

Marine theme park exec sues SBMA chief

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.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SC reinstates estafa charge vs owner of theme park

The Supreme Court (SC) has reinstated criminal charges for estafa filed against a top official of Ocean Adventure Marine Park here by one of its business partners involving up to $2 million in investments.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US sub’s visit reminds Aetas of bases days

THE USS ASHEVILLE, a Los Angeles-class submarine, docks in Subic on Saturday. The US sub has a top speed of 32 knots underwater. It has its home port in San Diego, California. ROBERT GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

While Aetas watched on the sidelines, the US submarine USS Asheville docked here on Saturday to replenish provisions.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Appeals court: No to coal plant ECC


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 »

Bataan posts highest growth as Subic eyes more tourists

Tourism projects drawn up for the Subic Bay Freeport last year helped raise investments in the Philippines by 12 percent, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) but the Freeport Area of Bataan posted the highest growth rate.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Coal plant proponent hit for deception


The lawyer who represents environment advocates, residents and business locators opposing the construction of a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here has accused the project proponent of engaging in a “deceptive media campaign” to distort a recent ruling on the project by the Court of Appeals (CA).

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Subic coal plant deal invalid–CA


The Court of Appeals (CA) has invalidated the lease development agreement and the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) of a consortium of energy firms proposing to put up a coal-fired power plant inside this free port.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Some targets met, missed

THE KAPURPURAWAN rock formation in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, is a unique attraction that has caught tourists’ attention. ELMER KRISTIAN DAUIGOY / CONTRIBUTOR

As projected by business and political leaders in central and northern Luzon at the start of 2012, the regions’ economies showed improvement with more commercial activities in the provinces.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Alleged dummies in rice smuggling case appear in Senate hearing


Several rice traders allegedly being used as dummies by rice smugglers finally appeared before the Senate Monday after snubbing previous hearings on the matter.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Subic folk protest coal plant ECC

Businessmen, officials and residents of communities around this economic zone protested the issuance of an amended environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to the proponent of a coal-fired power plant here, citing pending issues and opposition against the project.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hearing on Subic coal plant questioned


Residents, businessmen and officials of communities surrounding this economic zone slammed the conduct of a public hearing by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on the proposal to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here, saying not all stakeholders were invited to the event.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Vendors follow ‘moving’ US bases


One can usually guess when an American warship or a
submarine is docking in this free port by the number of souvenir vendors
along Alava Pier and the Subic boardwalk.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • MH370 search at ‘critical juncture’–Malaysia
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  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Lifestyle

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  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
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  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
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  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
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  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • PH boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare
  • Canadians back PH plea to take back waste
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