MASINLOC, Zambales -- Twenty-six fisherman from Nasugbu Batangas, including four minors, were arrested by the Provincial Joint Task Force on Anti-illegal Fishing Thursday, the first arrest by the newly-established task force, 38.9 nautical miles west of Masinloc Zambales, for dynamite fishing.
Nelson Bien, Chief of the Regulatory and Law Enforcement Division of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said the arrest was made possible by the joint efforts of the task force and members of the local fishermen from Zambales.
Western Luzon Payao Fishing Association (WLPFA) Vice President Liza Pineda said some 44 home-made explosives and five 5-gallon-containers of ammonium nitrate were confiscated from the fishing boat. Pineda added that the same group was apprehended in Bolinao, Pangasinan recently. But this was denied by the boat captain, Nestor Pasaylo.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) achieved another milestone in improving the lives of the indigenous Ayta tribesmen in this free port when it handed over to tribal leaders on Monday millions of pesos representing payment for the use of the Ayta ancestral land here.
SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia handed over the check in the amount of P14,791,440.00 to Conrado Frenilla, chieftain of the Pastolan Aytas here, in the presence of other tribal elders, as well as representatives of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) headed by Regional Director Salong Sunggod.
The check represents the share of the Ayta Ambala tribe of the village of Pastolan in the lease rentals of business companies located within the Ayta ancestral domain from May 2009 to December 2013.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has recorded an increase of 62 per cent in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) during the first semester this year.
This was announced by SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, who also cited the added flexibility in the agency’s financial program as a result of its efforts to increase its earnings.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Singapore-based Interflour Group Pte Ltd. (Interflour), one of the producers of the finest flour in the world, will be building its Philippine mill in Subic as part of its expansion program to meet flour demand in Southeast Asia.
This developed as Interflour Managing Director and Chief Executive Greg Harvey, Subic Bay Gateway Park President Jeff Lin, and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia signed a 50-year lease contract paving the way for the construction of the flour mill facility.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) emerged as the highest dividends contributor among special economic zones in the country during the recent Dividends Day in Malacañang, an annual event recognizing government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) with the highest remittances.
Coming into the championship game unbeaten, Olongapo City defeated Bulacan, 3-1, to claim its first football gold in the 2014 edition of the Philippine National Games held at the San Beda College in Manila over the weekend.
BAY FREEPORT – A faster, cheaper transport system will soon be available to cargo shippers in Central and Northern Luzon when a new feeder service that will ship containers from Manila to Subic begins its operation next month.
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced last Friday that a Manila-Subic shuttle service operated by the PTC Agency & Transport, Inc. will serve as a common feeder for shipping lines serving locators and shippers in and around Northern Luzon. The service, which will have a twice-a-week schedule, is scheduled for its maiden call on July 1 at the Manila International Container Port. It will arrive in Subic the following morning.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Freeport Zone is ready to take on more investments that may come into the country following the recent turmoil in neighboring Vietnam and Thailand.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia revealed this during a briefing last week at the Subic Bay Yacht Club for members of a trade delegation from Virginia Beach, an independent city in the state of Virginia, which recently forged a sisterhood pact with neighboring Olongapo City.