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DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY

1945 - During liberation, the Japanese made their last stand at the Zig-Zag Pass.

1951 - U.S. spent over $170 million to convert the base into the homeport of her Navy's Seventh Fleet.

December 7, 1959 - Olongapo was turned over to the Philippine government and converted into a municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 366 issued by then President Carlos P. Garcia.

June 1, 1966 - President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Republic Act No. 4645, converting Olongapo into a chartered city.

December 7, 1983 - The city become a highly urbanized city in Central Luzon.

June 15, 1991 - Mt. Pinatubo erupted causing widespread damage at the U.S. Facility and in Olongapo City.

September 16, 1991 - Senate rejects Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America.

March 13, 1992 - R.A. 7227 was signed by President Corazon C. Aquino creating the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority with Mayor Richard J. Gordon acting as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

November 24, 1992 - The U.S. Naval Facility was turned over to the Philippine Government. Subic was turned over to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

July 1, 1993 - Olongapo City Mayor Richard J. Gordon was appointed SBMA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

 


 

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