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The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA for sho

History : Subic Spanish Fort. In 1800s, the Spaniards discovered Subic Bay's beautiful setting and considered the zone in creating their small Spanish fort. Deeply impressed with Subic Bay's fully sheltered wharf, they constructed an arsenal in the area, the first step in a long history that would stress Subic Bay's role as a bastion of strategic security.

1572 - Juan de Salcedo, grandson of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, founder of Manila), arrived in Subic Bay to collect tributes for the Spanish King, Philip II. Upon his return home, Salcedo reported to the King all his observations and admiration for Subic's deep water, sheltered anchorage, strategic location and healthy environment.

1901 - The US Navy selected Subic Bay as a repair and supply base site

1907 - Asiatic cholera swept Subic Bay, killing both Americans and Filipinos.

1941 - The Japanese fighter planes attacked Subic Bay. The 4th Marine Regiment, which was tasked to defend Subic, withdrew its forces in Bataan. Station Ship USS New York was scuttled in the bay.

1941 - The Japanese fighter planes attacked Subic Bay. The 4th Marine Regiment, which was tasked to defend Subic, withdrew its forces in Bataan. Station Ship USS New York was scuttled in the bay.

Mt. Pinatubo Eruption.
Subic Bay was buried under 18 inches ashfalls due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

The SBMA signed the special loan package worth ¥16.5 Billion for the Container Port Development Project with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Subic itself is a Thriving market town.

SBMA continues to pursue its environmental protection responsibilities. The Authority has an Ecology Center that studies and monitors the preservation of the Subic Bay's natural resources and wildlife. All development projects are required to submit Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to ensure compliance with existing environmental standards.

The Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium project is taking shape. The Camayan Wharf is now home to Subic Bay Ocean Adventure, the first and the most amazing attraction in the country exposing some of the world's most attractive sea mammals like dolphins, false killer whales and sea lions in their natural habitat.

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  • Pros:"The place is will organize and futured like America"
  • Cons:"You need to show your ID"
  • In a nutshell:As Olongapo and Subic are in same place, you dont need to ride along road to get here in here, all you need to do is just to walk and enter the main gate of Subic Bay.
  • Last visit to Subic: Jun 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 5, 2007
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