Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometres northwest of Manila Bay. It is an extension of the South China Sea, and its shores were formerly the site of a major United States Navy facility named U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, it is now the location of an industrial and commercial area known as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone under the Subic Ba ...
y Metropolitan Authority.
Subic Bay News
As many as 165 sea turtle hatchlings were released to the sea here on Thursday (Dec. 14), allowing tourists to witness the tiny marine animals return to their natural habitat.
Marife Castillo, head of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Olongapo City, said the newborn olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatched at All Hands beach here and were set free about 6 p.m.
"Two female adult sea turtles laid eggs at All Hands beach in October. This is the second batch of baby marine turtles that we released this cold season," Castillo said.
On December 9, 12 ...
Only a few hours away from Manila and with lots of attractions, Subic Bay Freeport Zone has always been a favorite getaway destination for those living in the metropolis. I remember during my college days, we would hold our team buildings, outings, and planning sessions in Subic, where we could also enjoy the beach and the fresh sea breeze. We had friends living there so it was also easy to head over to Subic for some weekend relaxation.
Moreover, it was a joy being in this former US Naval base as motorists really abide by the traffic rules (first to stop, first to go) even where there aren ...
Who would've thought there are still things in Subic that we haven't tried yet? We had an amazing Subic Adventure full of activities and it was really fun.
Here's what happens when humans trifle with the natural order of things.
"George", a male sea turtle first kept as a pet in Olongapo City, finally swam to freedom at the Camayan Beach Resort here on Tuesday, after spending eight years of rehabilitation at the animal center of the Ocean Adventure theme park.
Robert Gonzaga, officer in charge of the theme park, said the turtle had to "unlearn" being dependent on human beings for survival, so his eventual release took this long.
"The problem was that George had become used to being fed and taken care of by humans, so we had to teach hi ...
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp recently convened 25 Filipino youth from across the Philippines at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone for a week-long workshop on environmental conservation. YSEALI SEA Camps, organized by Save Philippine Seas (SPS) in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, are leadership and environmental training programs that empower youth to take action on environmental issues in their home communities, across the Philippines, and around the ASEAN region.
During the SEA Camp, participants built their leaders ...
Home to over 7000 islands (7,107 to be exact), the Philippines is a dream destination for avid divers. Apart from having notoriously picture perfect beaches, the Philippine seas is also part of the Coral Triangle, which is more or less the center of marine biodiversity. The Coral Triangle spans out to other countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and more. To prove its diversity, this area is home to 76% of all known coral species in the world. Apart from these incredible figures, it all boils down to a simple fact. In the Philippines, the waters are warm, the marine diversit ...