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Encyclopedia > Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 262 square mile (670 square kilometer) area of Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) or what was the former US Naval facility in Subic Bay into a self-sustaining tourism, industrial, commercial, financial, and investment center to generate employment opportunities . Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. ... A 1902 nautical chart of Subic Bay Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay. ...

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History

On March 13, 1992, Philippine Congress passed Republic Act 7227 known as the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992, creating the Subic Bay Freeport in anticipation of the pullout of the US naval base facilities. Section 13 of RA 7227 created the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) which was lobbied for by Richard Gordon and inserted as an amendment during the bicameral committee hearings. Pursuant to such, Gordon, then the mayor of Olongapo, became the first SBMA chairman.[1] The Congress of the Philippines is the primary legislature of the Philippines. ... Richard Dick Juico Gordon (born August 5, 1945) is a Filipino politician. ... Olongapo City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ...


Mayor Gordon with 8,000 volunteers took over the facility when the last U.S. Navy helicopter carrier USS Belleau Wood sailed out of Subic Bay in November 24, 1992 and started the transformation of a former military facility into a freeport like Hong Kong and Singapore. During its fourth anniversary in November 24, 1996, Subic Bay hosted the leaders of 18 economies during the 4th APEC Leaders' Summit. USN redirects here. ... USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3), nicknamed Devil Dawg, was the third United States Navy Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... APEC may refer to: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour Advanced Placement European Civilization Atlantic Provinces Economic Council This article consisting of a 4-letter acronym or initialism is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


Richard Gordon was SBMA chairman until June 1998 when newly elected president, Joseph Estrada, replaced him with a Harvard-trained EconomistFelicito C. Payumo. In 2004, Payumo was replaced by Francisco Licuanan as Chairman and Alfredo C. Antonio as Administrator. In 2006, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Commodore Feliciano G. Salonga as Chairman/Head of Agency, and Armand C. Arreza as Administrator/CEO of the SBMA.[2] Exports had averaged a billion dollars since 1999, jobs generated reached more than 60,000 which was twice the highest number of jobs available when Subic Bay was still a US naval base.[1] Joseph Ejercito Estrada, more popularly known as Erap (born Jose Marcelo Ejercito on April 19, 1937), is a popular former film actor in the Philippines and was the 13th President of the Philippines from June 30, 1998 to January 20, 2001. ...


See also

Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. ... U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay was a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Zambales, Philippines. ... Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... U.S. Naval Air Station Cubi Point was a United States Navy facility located at the edge of Naval Base Subic Bay and abutting the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. ... Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal) (DMIA), also called Clark International Airport (IATA: CRK, ICAO: RPLC), is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines. ... Clark Air Base, 1975. ...

References

  1. ^ a b The Manila Times Internet Edition | SPECIAL REPORT > Gordon-Payumo row explodes
  2. ^ SBMA officials welcomed as rain soaks Subic rites

External link

  • Official Web Site of Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Subic Bay News

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