United States ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg visited Olongapo City earlier this week and thanked the Philippines for increasing the number of US troops allowed to visit the province. Goldberg also visited BRP Ramon Alcaraz while in the Subic Bay Free Port Zone. Alcaraz is one of the two former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters acquired by the Philippine government last year. The envoy met with Mayor Rolen Paulino, police chief Supt. Raul Petrasanta and Col. Pedrito de los Reyes. Goldberg then toured the Subic Bay Freeport Zone with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairman Roberto Garcia and met with Subic Bay Chamber of Commerce President Rose Baldeo.