Tag Archives: SBMA

It’s Time To Invest In Olongapo

I’ve seen this coming for over a year now. The US military is coming back to Subic Bay and Clark. The Mayor of Olongapo has been working hard, attracting new businesses to the area, improving the Subic Bay Freeport (through the SBMA), and his efforts are paying off. Olongapo has solved one of it’s major […]

Pure Gold Duty Free Shopping at SBMA

Pure Gold is my favorite place to shop in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It’s a very large warehouse style store that carries the largest assortment of groceries in the area. I tried to get some pictures of the interior of the store, but I guess my stealth mode is malfunctioning. Evidently, the management has […]

Shopping at SBMA in Olongapo

I live in the Baloy Beach area of Barrio Barretto, Olongapo. We have a small market area that has great fresh vegetables, rice, and some very basic home goods. There is also a small grocery store with basic food items, and there is also a 7-11 store. We have several pharmacies, and there are numerous […]

Subic Bay Freeport and SBMA

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the organization that took over the Subic Bay Naval Station in 1992, after the US 7th Fleet left the Subic Bay Naval Station and turned it over to the Philippines. The old navy base is now called the Subic Bay Freeport. From the SBMA Website: The Subic Bay Metropolitan […]