Author: sailor_admin

Philippine Naval Operating Base Subic (NOB Subic)

Zf740. Maritime Fairtrade publication picture, the new NOB Subic receives its first ship. ———————————————————————— At the end of May and in June 2022 the first Philippine Navy ship tied up at this new Navy Base. Here are 2 out of 7 images and most of the text from the Maritime Faretrade publication, click here:   […]

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Four Central Luzon History Stories

Four Central Luzon History Stories   The Historic Municipio Building in Angeles Zf728. The Historic Municipio Building in Angeles from Wikipedia. Here are two URLs to refresh your memory or learn about the building history. Courtesy of Wikipedia:   This building is 100 years old ————————————————– I recently had association with or learned about 4 […]

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The First Line of Defense Layac Monument, 2022

Zf707.  Here is an old picture of the First Line of Defense Layac Monument by Gilbert Dizon and from this web page, click here: —————————————————————- The First Line of Defense Layac Monument is finished now and I shot these pictures on the 8th of June 2022. B Before I show the pictures of the newly […]

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US Military Boundary Markers on Luzon

Zf689. The above images of the old but refurbished Death March Marker # 112 is the last one before one reaches the present Capas Memorial Shrine, dedicated to unimaginable suffering of the US and American Soldiers in the Japanese POW Camp O’Donnell. It is reported that approximately 30,000 Soldiers died here while in the hands […]

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Navy Divers & Friends on Liberty in Subic Bay

  Zf684. From left to right, Karl-Wilhelm Welteke, Alan Yu, Charlie Moser, Dan, Scott Simms & Bill Loudermilk. I retired in 1991 and stayed in Subic, Alan Yu served as a SKC on the USS Beaufort with Bill Loudermilk, when the USS Beaufort sunk in Subic. Charlie Moser, we served together in 3 commands, Dan […]

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The new Subic Bay Fire Station

The Subic Bay Fire Station This is one of 7 images of the inauguration of the newly rebuilt Subic Bay Freeport Zone Fire Station on the 20th June 2022. ———————————————- The new SBFZ Fire Station (on the former Subic Bay Naval Station) is inaugurated. The former Subic Bay Naval Base Fire Station was rebuilt at […]

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Samar, WWII, US Military, Guerillas from NARA

  Zf652. -01. Guinuan Field, NARA, 111-SCA-Album_2987_50. This was a huge airfield, built by the Seabees, used by all. The Bells of Balangiga and President Duterte landed here when the bells returned in Dec. 2018. —————————————————– Samar is another interesting place in this world and it is accessible to me; it is full of Philippine […]

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USMC Green Beach, Hanjin, Phil Navy Home Port

Zf625. The Agusuhin River Valley was an Olongapo Naval Reservation Training Area, called Green Beach by the USMC. Local people lived here in a community called Sitio Agusuhin, part of Barangay Cawag in the Subic Municipality. The Marines and local people had a good relationship. This is an about 1989 US Marine Corps image. One […]

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Visit to the Ipo Dam in Bulacan, 2018

Zc043. We got a view of the Ipo Dam after all while we are on our way from the gate to the Ipo Dam and then going to the Angat Dam. ————————————————————————————— This was a trip with a friend to explore the eastern side of the province of Bulacan. We wanted to look at all […]

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Josefina “Joey” Guerrero: The Leper Spy of the Philippines

Zf620. Josefina “Joey” Guerrero: The Leper Spy of the Philippines. A book has been written about her and it is available on Amazon and perhaps at other venues. —————————————– There is so much to learn about the people who experienced WWII. It is a passion of mine to learn more. I never heard about this spy, […]

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