IBA, Zambales — Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. said on Friday that his administration is bent on developing more projects and programs to develop both the physical and social infrastructure that will usher in more progress and welfare for the province of Zambales.
In his fourth State of the Province Address (SOPA) held at the People’s Park here, Ebdane unveiled his vision for the sustainable development of the province by making use of its vast resources, local manpower skills, and the synergy of a united community.
“I have focused my leadership in the past few years on projects and programs that would not only liberate the province from the bondage of poverty, but also provide our people with opportunities for self-reliance,” Ebdane said.
“While we have encountered challenges and difficulties along the way, we are now poised for even greater achievements as long as we work together,” he added.
Naga City, Philippines - The boys and girls futsal team of Olongapo City successfully defended their championship titles in the recently concluded Batang Pinoy 2014-Luzon Qualifier that was held here from November 11-15, 2014.
The Batang 'Gapo players also copped six of 10 the individual awards in what spectators described as "total domination" of futsal by Olongapo City.
The Batang Pinoy games is the 15-years-old and below equivalent of the country's premier national sports competition dubbed as the Philippine National Games. The yearly event is organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).
SUBIC BAYFREEPORT — Leaders and delegates from eight major ports in Asia are meeting at thePort of Subic for the three-day 16th General Assembly and Symposium of the International Network of Affiliated Ports (INAP), which began Wednesday.
The delegates came from the INAP-member ports of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Mokpo New Port and Dangjin in South Korea, Tanjung Perak in Indonesia, Qingdao in China, and Subic and Cebu in the Philippines.
With the theme, “Opportunities of ASEAN Integration,” the gathering focuses on port innovations, as well as mutual opportunities for increased competitiveness, productivity, and cooperation.
The meeting also paved the way for outgoing INAP chairman Gov. Masanao Ozaki of the Kochi Prefecture in Japan to officially turn over the INAP leadership to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia.
As head of the host port, Garcia opened the conference, pointing out that the event is very important, not only for the Philippines, but also for all the ASEAN countries that rely on their ports for increased commerce.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Another international shipping line has opened a direct route between this free port and the major ports of Japan and Singapore, joining a growing number of shippers that now call on Subic following its classification as an extension port of Manila.
Olongapo City -- It was a no-show for PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton, the principal suspect in the killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, at the preliminary investigation of the murder case filed by Philippine authorities at the Olongapo City prosecutor’s office.
Philippine police authorities and victim's relatives files criminal charge of murder against US Marine
OLONGAPO CITY-- Philippine police authorities and the victim’s relatives yesterday, filed criminal charges of murder against a US Marine in connection with the Saturday killing of a transgender, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude whose body was found inside a comfort room of a lodging house, his head submerged in the toilet bowl.