Friday, August 21, 2009


Guam Mayors visit Olongapo & Subic Bay

Mayor James "Bong" Gordon Jr. together with Councilor Edwin Piano and Olongape├▒os welcomes
Mayor Jose "Pedo" Terlaje & wife Florence from Yona Guam,
Mayor Dale Alverez & wife Helen from Santa Rita Guam
Mayor Roke Blas & wife Maria from Sinajana, Guam
Vice Mayor Louise Rivera from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Guam
Benny San Nicolas - President, Guam Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Executive Director Angel Sablan & party during their visit in Olongapo City & Subic Bay Freeport Zone last August 14 to 17, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hanjin bus rams jeeps in Subic: 2 killed, 19 hurt

A man was killed and 19 others were injured after a speeding bus of Korean firm Hanjin slammed into two passenger jeeps in Subic in Zambales province early Wednesday.

Radio dzXL reported that many of the injured in the 7 a.m. incident in Nagyantok village were employees of Hanjin Heavy Industries.

The fatality was initially identified as Edwin Asuncion.

Initial investigation showed that the driver of the bus lost control after the vehicle's brakes failed.

In February, at least 18 people were injured after a speeding Hanjin bus carrying them plunged into a canal in Zambales province.

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At the time, reports said the driver of the bus allegedly tried to overtake two other buses while speeding along the Hanjin access road in Kawag village also in Subic.

Early this year, executives of the company faced a Senate probe on the number of deaths of workers inside their facilities.

Records at the Department of Labor showed that since 2006, over 4,000 accidents happened there, of which 19 were killed. - GMANews.TV


Two persons died while nine workers of the Korean-owned Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. were seriously hurt on Wednesday when their mini bus collided with a passenger jeep at Barangay Nagyantok here, police said.

The bus was transporting the workers to the Hanjin shipyard at the Subic Bay Freeport.

The bus conductor, Edgar Asuncion, died at the San Marcelino District Hospital in Marcelino town where he was taken along with the injured workers.

One of the injured, Melba Carreon, died of head injuries later at the St. Jude Hospital in Olongapo City where she was transferred.

The jeepney driver, Adam Hassien, 24, told police investigators that he could not avoid the speeding bus because of an oncoming motorcycle. The bus crashed into his jeepney and pushed it far enough to hit another jeepney, he said.

Asuncion fell from the bus and succumbed to head injuries.

The bus driver, Roy Yap, surrendered to the police.

GMA in Olongapo Subic

Briefing on Climate Change and Solid Waste Management with Selected Officials of Zambalez Bataan and Olongapo City

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zambales under state of calamity

THE whole province of Zambales is now under state of calamity due to severe damage caused by Typhoon Kiko.

This was confirmed by Philippine Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo, saying because of the heavy damages in the province, Zambales Gov. Amor D. Deloso declare the whole province under a state of calamity.

Aside from Zambales, also hit by Typhoon Kiko were provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac and Northern Philippines.

Arevalo said as part of government efforts to help affected residents the Navy disaster response teams has been on alert.

He said six disaster and rescue response (DRR) teams, two from the Naval Forces Northern Luzon and four from the Naval Education and Training Command rescued a total of 521 persons in flash- floods in Central and Northern Luzon.

The teams of around 80 officers and enlisted personnel rushed to Botolan, Zambales, particularly at Barangays Paco, Bangan and Carael to conduct rescue and assistance operations in response to the distress call.

Each DRR team is equipped with one M35 truck with DRR trailer, two rubber boats and complete DRR equipment.

Aside from these, members of Provincial Disaster Coordination Council boarded the Navy’s aircraft PN Islander 312 and conducted air reconnaissance of the flooded areas in Zambales.

NETC also transported 100 sacks of relief goods from Olongapo to Botolan.

The Navy’s immediate response to distressed citizens in times of natural calamities affirms the Navy’s multi-faceted role in carrying out non-combatant missions. By: Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca - Journal online

Meanwhile, the Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce lead by Prof. Danny Piano is continually sending donations to the affected areas...

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Welder from Gordon College is finalist for TESDA Idol 2009

A former fruit vendor, ice drop vendor and an automotive shop helper is Region 3's bet for the TESDA IDOL 2009

NELSON P. GUZMAN who took a TEK-BOK Course in Welding under Olongapo's Skills Training Center is now a certified SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDER NC II and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICING TECHNICIAN.

The President Ramon Magsaysay Outstanding Filipino Worker Award (PRMOFWA) search also called, "Search for TESDA Idol," is one of the most prestigious awards being given by the TESDA annually. It is the government's concrete recognition of the important role played by Filipino workers who are honest, hardworking, persevering, highly successful in their respective fields, toward achieving the country's economic goals in support of national development.

The award is institutionalized through Executive Order 411 on May 1, 1997 and named after the late President Ramon Magsaysay, who was once a blue-collar worker.

Olongapo Skills Training Director Councilor Ed Piano endorses NELSON P. GUZMAN for TESDA Idol 2009

To vote for Nelson, text TESDAIDOL POLL D send to 70083732

TESDA Idol is an institutional award created to recognize the graduates of TESDA programs who have attained skills excellence and success in their chosen occupations and contributed to the economic growth of their communities. It is an award to tech-voc graduates who have attained exemplary performance and serves as role models for others through their success stories, which are potent instruments that could provide inspiration and veer the youth and the unemployed towards promising careers in tech-voc. The candidates may either be self-employed or wage-employed working within the country.

The awarding of recognition for the regional and national winners will be held at the TESDA Central Office during the 15th TESDA anniversary celebration this August 24, 2009. The celebration will be observed in all TESDA offices.

Voting thru text/sms (patterned after popular contests) is part of the competition.

Olongapo Skills Training Director Councilor Ed Piano, in behalf of the City of Olongapo and all of Region 3 endorses NELSON P. GUZMAN for TESDA Idol 2009

To vote for Nelson, text TESDAIDOL POLL D send to 70083732

Olongapo Sangunian Hour EDPIANO Aug 13 P1

Weekly update over DWGO regarding resolutions and ordinances being tackled in the Olongapo City Council session hall. also provides update on Guam buildup project under TaskForceGuam headed by Councilor Ed Piano

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Olongapo Subic Bay Freeport Plan

Olongapo Subic Bay Freeport Plan by Design Science Animation & Graphics by DIGISCRIPT PHILS
This is a concept as of this time... Masterplan under review prior to approval

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Olongapo Sangunian Hour EDPIANO Jul 30 p3

Weekly update over DWGO regarding resolutions and ordinances being tackled in the Olongapo City Council session hall. also provides update on Guam buildup project under TaskForceGuam headed by Councilor Ed Piano The video is compilation of photos during the induction ceremony of metro olongapo chamber of commerce at olongapo convention center

Olongapo Sangunian Hour EDPIANO Jul 30 p1

Olongapo Sangunian Hour EDPIANO Jul 30 p2

Olongapo Sangunian Hour EDPIANO Jul 30 p3