Media Category: Olongapo Independent

All images from when Olongapo received independents

Hanjin Shipyard in the Subic Bay area from Google Earth.

Hanjin Shipyard in the Subic Bay area from Google Earth.

Zf546. Hanjin Shipyard in the Subic Bay area from Google Earth. Met an American worker today (20th Feb. 2022) in Barrio Barretto in Subic Bay. He told me this. He is setting up machinery and equipment in the former Hanjin Shipyard for something that involves the Military. He is on a 5 year contract here. […]

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Zf538. This is one of 7 images of my return walk; the pictures are in this order: -1= a view to the ridge where I came up on and a large and short ravine between and a short ridge between those. -2= a sign of this project, CASTILLEJOS-HERMOSA 500 KV TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT. -3= a […]

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Zf537. This is one of 6 images as I walked to my turnaround point where I could see the new power line crossing the Sta. Rita River and coming/going across the PLDT Mountain. I saw 11 Carabows in their wet element, the manned farm/ranch house, view towards the north, east and south. I saw a […]

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Zf536. This is one of 6 images walking up to the first ridge of Mt. Kalaklan, starting at the Gordon Heights Valley in Olongapo. The line makes it up with three towers. It was easy to cross the Mabayuan River coming out of the Gordon Heights Valley. An 11 year boy had showed me the […]

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Zf532. This is one of 5 images of the remains of a 1945 Navy pier at the Barrio Barretto Beach. Here, in what is now Barrio Barretto and an international vacation spot was a Naval Supply Depot in 1945 until it moved the Subic Bay Naval Base proper around the 1950s. This was a very […]

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Zf534. This is the SBFZ Main Gate Bridge being rebuilt. The project is going very, very slowly but this picture shows some progress. Those big pipes are new, perhaps for pouring concrete for the bridge pilings.

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Zf533. This is the concrete embankment wall along the National Highway to Zambales. It is just short of the entrance to the Baloy Long Beach. Recently someone painted graffiti on the wall about American Imperialism. It seems shortly thereafter, someone or the authorities painted over it and got rid of that foul graffiti. Thanks, great […]

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Zf529. (49). Mysterious vehicles at large lot with a pool, which catered to visitors, as late as a year ago. The pool was closed because of the virus from Red China. Very, very seldom does one see vehicles on Kalaklan Ridge because the road is bad. But because of the electrical work here an old […]

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Zf528. (41). Will be 80 in March, not bad; when a Filipino asks me how old I am, I answer “binata pa” (still a youngster)! A new campaign sign, on top of Kalaklan Ridge, overlooking Olongapo! This is one of 17 images of my climb/walk back up to Kalaklan Ridge to where the Magsaysay, and […]

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Zf5527. (34). This is one of 17 images of my climb/walk back up to Kalaklan Ridge to where the Magsaysay, and others, political campaign sign was erected. It sure reminded me at the Olongapo Sign that was located here many decades ago. Other campaign signs are pictured, in May will be the National Election for […]

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