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