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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: It’s all systems go for the US$1.2 billion 600 megawatts (MW) coal-fired power plant project here with construction to commence in the next few months, the project proponent said. An official of Redondo Peninsula Energy, Inc. (RPE) said. In a press briefing held at the Subic Park…

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SANTA CRUZ, Zambales: Anti-mining group Concerned Citizens of Santa Cruz (CCOS) on Wednesday expressed alarm over a report that a ship docked at the port in this town is being loaded with nickel ore. CCOS chairman Benito Molino said their group has monitored the loading that was taking place at…

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OLONGAPO CITY: A man posing as member of Subic Municipal Police Station was arrested here recently and found with two sachets of shabu, a caliber 45 Armscor, seven rounds of ammunition and a hand grenade. Police Station 6 commander. Senior Insp. Walter Primero, identified the suspect as Wilfredo Ramirez Soria,…

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OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales: Two more extrajudicial killings were reported on Monday after a man and his live-in partner were gunned down by four masked men in their house in Santa Rita village here. Police identified the victims as Winston Altizo Ballara, 40, and Annazel Rodriguez Legarto, 35. Police Station 5…

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The police provincial directors in Zambales, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to dissolve all anti-narcotic units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and create a centralized body instead. Zambales PNP chief, Senior Supt. Christopher Mateo said, “Yes we’ve been notified of the plan and I think…

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Newly-appointed Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) administrator and chief executive officer Wilma Eisma bared plans to use the agency’s P553 million budget to increase container traffic, improve equipment to get the airport running and intensify the port’s marketing campaign. Eisma told SBMA employees following last week’s turnover…

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Newly-appointed Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Administrator Wilma Eisma on Monday said she has ordered a stop to the cockfighting activities being held at the Subic Gym here. Eisma, who formally assumed her post in a turnover ceremony here on Monday morning, said: “Their permit to operate…

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CANDELARIA, Zambales: Anti-mining advocates in this province claimed that the provincial governor has allowed a mining firm here to haul stockpiles of nickel ore from the mountains to the port in the guise of doing environmental rehabilitation. Concerned Citizens of Santa Cruz (CCOS) chairman Benito Molino said over one million…

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OLONGAPO CITY: To protect the environment and prevent the disastrous floods experienced in the past years, the city government here has banned the use and sale of plastic bags and styrofoam packaging products starting this month. Mayor Rolen Paulino said the local government is imposing a total ban on plastics…

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has awarded shipbuilding giant Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) here as the Top Exporter for the Machinery and Transport Equipment sector. Hanjin accepted the award during the ceremonies held at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay…

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