Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBF) which is known simply as Subic Bay is the Philippines' first successful military base conversion through volunteerism into a tax and duty free zone like Hong Kong or Singapore operated and managed by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. It covers the fenced area of the former U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay located in the southwest of Luzon Island in the Philippines and surrounded by the municipalities of Subic and Olongapo City in Zambales and Hermosa and Morong in Bataan in concurrence of their Sangguniang Bayan pursuant to Section 12 of RA 7227. The harbor is facing the Zambales Mountain Range in the west and the Subic Bay opening up to the South China Sea. It is northwest of the Bataan Peninsula and southwest of the Zambales Province.
SBF is 110 kilometers north of Manila. Manila Bay and the Bataan Peninsula separate SBF from Manila. The mountain ranges around the Subic Bay area and the deep natural harbor provide excellent and protected anchorage. In addition, these features make SBF naturally sheltered from typhoons as well as from the effects of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
Photos from Camera "K"
Photos from Camera C.
Related websites :
Official Web Site of Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Subic Bay Free Port Zone
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Please see also the related postings about Subic Bay and SCTEX.
November 5, 2009
Photo journal of Olongapo City - 4th Nov. 2009
November 5, 2009
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 Subic Bay.