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US ship arrives in Subic Bay

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Amid the maritime dispute between the Philippines and China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a USS Michigan (SSGN 727), an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, arrived Tuesday in Subic Bay, Zambales for a “routine port call.”

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Navy begins developing Oyster Bay into mini Subic; mum on US pivot

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At Naval Forces West headquarters here, the wooden planks that are the main platform of the Philippine Navy’s sole naval shipyard facing the West Philippine Sea are breaking apart and starting to surrender to the elements.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Navy submarine tender, submarine due in Subic

The USS Asheville

The U.S. Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) and submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) will arrive in Subic Bay on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, respectively, for routine port calls.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | 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 »

Gov’t inaction blamed for Subic waste dumping

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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 »

US navy contractor dumped millions of liters of wastes in Subic

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

Millions of liters of sewage wastes were dumped in the Philippine waters by US Navy contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia without proper permits from the government, Senator Loren Legarda, who headed an investigation into the waste dumping incident in Subic Bay in October, said Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US sub’s visit has Palace OK

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‘TOM CLANCY’S SUB’ The USS Cheyenne (SSN 773), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is scheduled to arrive in Subic Bay Friday for a routine port visit. This stop in Subic will permit the Cheyenne to replenish supplies as well as offer its crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation. Cheyenne is the primary subject of Tom Clancy’s novel “SNN,” a fictional war over the Spratlys. PHOTO FROM US EMBASSY INFORMATION OFFICE

The port visit of the USS Cheyenne, a nuclear attack submarine belonging to the US Pacific Fleet, has been cleared with Malacañang.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Embassy says dumping of untreated waste in Subic not condoned

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FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—The United States is guided by stricter guidelines on environmental protection compared to other countries and has not approved the alleged dumping of untreated waste by a US Navy contractor, American Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. said here recently.   “We do not condone economic or environmental degradation. That [...]

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Libel hounds US Navy contractor in Subic

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—A United States Navy contractor, who was accused of dumping waste on Subic waters, is now facing a libel complaint from another Subic company he had blamed for his firm’s troubles.   Stephen Dave Dalisay, director of Global Terminals Development Inc. (GTI), filed the complaint on Dec. 11 at the Olongapo City prosecutor’s [...]

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 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 »

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