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SBMA exec in graft case says he’s innocent

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A Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) official facing graft charges in connection with a port operation deal in this free port said he would defend himself against what he described as “injustice.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Firm in bid to modernize Subic port cries ‘unfair’

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A company operating major ports in the country yesterday cried foul over its inclusion in a graft case that the Ombudsman recommended against former and current officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) over alleged irregularities in a port contract in Subic, Zambales.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »

Subic pollution feared in nickel ore stockpile

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An official of a resort developer here has urged the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) ecology center to remove the stockpile of soil bearing nickel ore inside this free port for fear that it would contaminate the waters of Subic Bay.

Posted: March 26th, 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 »

Subic starts collecting more fees

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The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has started collecting the environment and tourism administrative fee (Etaf) here even as investors, particularly those in the tourism sector, have expressed fear of losing revenue as the new fee may drive tourists away.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Subic seeks more fees

Tourists visiting this free port in Zambales would soon pay environment and tourism development fees (ETDF) that the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) would collect through tourism operators and establishments here.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 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 »

CA affirms junking of libel rap vs Palafox

The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed two orders dismissing a libel case filed by six officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) against architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. in 2009.

Posted: March 11th, 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 »

Court suspends service fee issued to Subic port locators

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A judge has ordered the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to suspend the collection of a controversial fee meant to recover its expenses for services, such as street cleaning, street lighting, fire fighting and law enforcement inside the economic zone.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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