"Subic has changed" Subic by Travel2write

Subic Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 27 photos

How memories fade!

Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines, about 100km northwest of Manila Bay. It is a successful industrial and commercial area known as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone under the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

Subic Bay is surrounded by Olongapo City, the town of Subic and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, both in the province of Zambales. Development of Olongapo City was largely tied to the presence of the United States Navy base at Subic Bay, once the largest U.S. military base in Asia. An arsenal and ship-repair facility was established at Subic Bay in 1885 by the then colonial power, Spain. Following the Spanish-American war of 1898?1899, Subic Bay became a U.S. Navy and Marine base, and grew to be a major facility.

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  • Pros:Cleaner
  • Cons:Still a large leap between the have's and have not's...
  • In a nutshell:Everything is growing!
  • Last visit to Subic: Apr 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • arni_ph075's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2005 at 2:26 AM

    indeed olangapo truly transformed. subic is now a great family destination with lots of high end resorts upcoming.. when was the last time that you visit?

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