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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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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 »

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