The City of Olongapo is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Zambales, Philippines.
Unlike the rest of the Philippines which gained independence from the United States after World War II in 1946, Olongapo was governed as a part of the United States naval reservation. After lobbying efforts of James Leonard T. Gordon, the area was relinquished to the Philippine government and converted into a municipality on December 7, 1959. Six years later under Mayor James Leonard T. Gordon, Olongapo was reconverted to a chartered city on June 1, 1966. Olongapo City administers itself autonomously from Zambales province. Adjacent to the city is the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, which until 1992 was a United States naval base. Like his father before him, Mayor Richard Gordon lobbied for the turnover of the facility and its conversion into a freeport after the Senate of the Philippines rejected an extension of a treaty with the United States government.
From Olongapo City, in returning to Clark via SCTEX or returning to Manila whether via SCTEX/NLEX or via Olongapo - Gapan Road, you have to go inside Subic Freeport Zone inorder to access those highways.
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November 5, 2009
Photo Journal of Subic Bay Freeport Zone - 4th November 2009
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Road trip from Clark to Subic via SCTEX - 4th November 2009
May 9, 2009
Photos of Subic Bay and Approaches
September 17, 2008
October 13, 2007
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Videos of Olongapo City