Media Category: Subic Bay

This category encompass, the former Subic Bay Naval Base,-Naval Station,-Naval Air Station Cubi Point, the former Olongapo Naval Station,-the prewar Olongapo Town and the present Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) under the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

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Zf488. Image 057 & 058 are of the only public beach in barangay Barretto called Driftwood Beach. It was closed most of this year 2021. During this Oct.-Dec. time frame it opened, so you see cars of visitors to the beach. The other picture shows part of the beach, Subic Bay, Grande Island and a […]

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Zf487. Image 053 & 054 show a brand new bridge over the Matain River with no roads leading to it or departing from it. So, I jokingly said to myself, ah, the bridge to nowhere. This bridge is located about 5 km inland from the Zambales National Highway, up the Matain River, just passed the […]

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Zf494. This is one of 5 pictures that show the remains of the U.S. Navy Pier at the barangay (village or barrio) Barretto in Olongapo City at the shore of Subic Bay. The picture numbers are 101, 103, 104, 105 & 107. The pier was built in 1945 when this area was called Maquinaya, from […]

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Zf493. Images 098, 099 & 100 were shot on the 11th Nov. 2021 and almost on time but I was about 41 minutes late. The Returned Services League Australia, Subic Bay Branch remembered the important date of world history, the end of WWI and the beginning of WWII. They held it in the back of […]

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Zf492. Images # 078, 079 & 081 are about a unique place, it is called: “CMC Double Suds Bar and Grill & Car Wash”. It is located at a grand beach area called Pundaquit which is part of San Antonio, Zambales where our San Miguel Communication Station used to be, now a Philippine Navy Training […]

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Zf491. Picture 073 is special to me for two reasons; these are massive pilings holding up a concrete deck. I believe that was where the 1945 Navy Supply Depot Pier connected to the shore. The other thing that fascinates me about this picture is that about a decade or so ago people were able to […]

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Zf490. 067. This picture is again a symbol of what is happening to many areas in Subic Bay and the Philippines. This is the entrance to barangay (barrio or village) Barretto, left is a new gas station, just opened. We see the bridge over Maquinaya River, this area, before WWII, now Barrio Barretto, was a […]

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Zf489. Images 060, 064 & 065 show the Barretto Beach, the mouth of the Matain River at Baloy Long Beach, which is part of Barretto and the new and first high rise of Barretto, the Central Park Hotel. Notice the parking area in front, and I know in the basement and the alley at one […]

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Zf485. 023 to 026. This is one of 4 images of a new road going to Kalaklan Ridge from Gordon Heights with the public electric gang; they are replacing the electric wires on Kalaklan Ridge, I was very surprised to see this regular Ford Pick-up coming up the ridge on this unexpected route.

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Zf484. 017 This is one random shot of the Subic Bay area in the Oct.-Dec. 2021 time frame. This is one of 4 images, as I walked along the Barretto Beach, passed that Rocky Point, to this point, beachside of a popular Pup, “Harleys” run by a Brit. and rewarded myself with a beer and […]

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