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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

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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 »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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