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Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ), which is known simply as Subic Bay, is the Philippines' first successful case of a military base converted through volunteerism into a tax- and duty-free zone similar to Hong Kong and Singapore, operated and managed by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. It covers the fenced area of the former U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay located in the southwest of Luzon Island in the Philippines and surrounded by the municipalities of Subic and Olongapo City in Zambales and Hermosa and Morong in Bataan, in concurrence of these municipalities' Sangguniang Bayan, pursuant to Section 12 of RA 7227. The harbor faces the Zambales Mountain Range to the west and the Subic Bay opening to the South China Sea. It is northwest of the Bataan Peninsula and southwest of Zambales Province. SBFZ is 110 kilometers north of Manila. Manila Bay and the Bataan Peninsula separate SBFZ from Manila. The mountain ranges around the Subic Bay area and the deep natural harbor provide excellent and protected anchorage. In addition, these features make SBFZ naturally sheltered from typhoons as well as from the effects of an eruption of nearby Mt. Pinatubo. Subic Bay Freeport Zone is in Region III (or Central Luzon Region) of the Philippines. It is one of the points in the growth triangle (and an engine for economic development) in the region. SBFZ is a supplier of services and products for the Central Luzon Development Program, a regional growth area composed of the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales.


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  • Subic Bay Freeport Zone: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Subic Bay Freeport Zone for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.17 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Subic Bay Freeport Zone - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.95 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 70.07 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Subic Bay Freeport Zone

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Subic Bay Freeport Zone

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.47 USD

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