Subic Bay

Location of the bay

The Subic Bay (of Spanish Bahía de Subic ) is a bay on the Philippine island of Luzon, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay.

Until 1992 there was there, the United States Naval Base Subic Bay, a base of the United States Navy. But since 2011 it comes back to regular port calls in the U.S. Navy.

The bay is framed by Bataan to the south, the province of Zambales, specifically the Subic community in the north and the town of Olongapo City in the east.

Since the withdrawal of U.S. forces, the base was used commercially. Blue chips pumped over 3 billion U.S. dollars in the region and created on the edge of the bay 70,000 jobs. It was built in a free port. In 1996, a meeting of APEC at the Subic Bay was held. In addition, the beaches at the Subic Bay serve as a recreation area for residents of the metropolitan Manila. In the hinterland east of the bay lies the nature reserve of Subic Watershed Forest Reserve.