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Subic wants US to pay for use of naval base

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The United States government should compensate the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for access to its facilities and not hinder the freeport’s business operations once the US Navy is allowed access to its former naval base, according to a ranking SBMA official.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

War games tied to US pivot strategy in Asia

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RAISING THE FLAG In a scene old-timers say brings to mind the raising of the US flag during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, American sailors hoist their flag on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald as it docks in Subic Bay on Thursday. The ship is taking part in Philippine-US naval exercises. The United States captured Iwo Jima after a bloody battle with Japan in the Pacific.  RAFFY LERMA

The joint naval exercises between the Philippines and the United States have nothing to do with the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), but these have to do with US President Barack Obama’s “pivot strategy” in Asia, a US Navy official said.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Danish tourist found dead in Olongapo

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A Danish tourist was found dead in an apartment he was renting in Barangay (village) Barreto here on Wednesday.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Navy sanctions Subic contractor

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Glenn Defense Marine (Asia) Pte. Ltd. logo

The United States Navy has disqualified its contractor in the country from joining future bids after a Philippine Senate inquiry established the firm’s liability and recommended sanctions for dumping sewage into Philippine waters off Subic Bay.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Navy sanctions contractor for Subic waste dumping

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The United States Navy has disqualified its contractor in the country from joining future bids after a Senate inquiry established the firm’s liability and recommended sanctions for dumping untreated sewage in Philippine waters near Subic Bay.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t inaction blamed for Subic waste dumping

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

A Senate committee report concluded that a contractor of the United States Navy was liable for unauthorized dumping of untreated sewage in Philippine waters and scored the inaction of relevant environment protection agencies on the matter.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

SBMA to decide fate of US Navy contractor

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Retired Rear Admiral Mateo Mayuga, CEO of Glenn Defense, claimed that the US Navy pretreated ship waste and that the waste was dumped into waters beyond Philippine territory. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate finding that Glenn Defense Marine Philippines Inc. violated Philippine environmental laws by dumping toxic waste into Subic Bay could put the US Navy contractor in deeper trouble with the authorities here.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Glenn Defense still servicing US ships—Payumo

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BCDA Chair Felicito Payumo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A top official of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has assailed the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for allowing a US Navy contractor to continue servicing American vessels here despite an ongoing investigation on the firm’s alleged waste dumping in Subic Bay last month.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Contractor could face sanctions from US Navy for violations

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The USS Frank Cable, a submarine tender, docked in the Alava Pier of the Subic Bay Freeport .  Photo by Robert Gonzaga

The United States Navy is reviewing the past performance of its contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines Inc., to determine if it violated ocean dumping laws which would also mean it violated its husbanding contract with the American naval agency.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ships’ waste untreated–US Navy

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The MT Glenn Guardian docked at Alava Pier on Subic Bay: Liable  ROBERT GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

A United States Navy vessel, which has been at the center of a waste dumping issue in Philippine waters, has no waste treatment facility, contradicting claims by a contractor that what it receives from the vessel are pretreated wastes, the ship captain said on Friday.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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