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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Subic Bay Pollution Problem

People's concern about Subic Bay being polluted and SBMA not doing action to an urgent environmental problem.

This video was recently taken to check the extent of pollution in Subic Bay. This writer will coordinate with concerned agencies such as Water Regulatory Board, DENR, SBMA and the local government units to try to work on a solution to this problem. Let's hope that something acceptable comes out so we won't need file formal complaint just to have this concern solved.


this is a report on the subic bay vista marina sewer outlet, sbma authorities has to act pronto on this one or people can get sick from this anomaly


Anonymous said...
I think if you investigated further you would find that ALL establishments along waterfront road plus others dump raw sewerage into the bay - ALL

9/18/2008 11:20 AM

Anonymous said...
i could not believe that this would happen, i always enjoy jet skiing in that area, and you guys are telling me that in fact all establishment in subic waterfront is doing it and sbma not doing anything about it???? somebody from national government has to step in . . . the DENR should assert their regulatory power over sbma ecology :-/

9/18/2008 1:08 PM

Aphrodyteness said...
OMG... they spendt millions on building the lighthouse but they cant fix the sewage and what the hell why do they have to put the sewage straight to the beach????

9/18/2008 2:00 PM

I am living in Europe and I am in Olongapo frequently. I would like to know if anything happened since the first message about this was coming up here? Did the police come there or did any other authority do something about it?

By Anonymous, at 9/19/2008 2:55 PM

Subicwater discharges raw sewage from the Central Business District into the Bay from an outfall located on the bottom of the Bay, eighty feet under the surface, directly offshore from the Chamber office.

The Water Regulatory Board has postponed its hearings on Subicwater's latest rate increase. When those hearings are finally held, the community should show up en masse to demand that any water rate increase be conditioned on Subicwater building a sewage treatment plant to treat the raw sewage it is now dumping into the Bay.

By Anonymous, at 9/22/2008 8:53 AM

I'm not surprised. The investors might have known that SUBICWATER & SEWERAGE CO. INC. was the major sewage dumper in Subic Bay. "If they can do it, so we can."

Subicwater is obliged to invest and construct a main central sewerage treatment plant in SBMA to eliminate sewage outfalls to Subic Bay and it's been 11 years of their operations and nothing had happen.

I wonder if Senator Pia Cayetano who just joined the Asia Triathlon competition knew if the swimming venue is safe for swimmers?

By sammy matias, at 9/23/2008 2:12 PM

my family spend most of our weekends in subic renting jet skis banana boat ride beside gerrys grill only to know that were doing on a sewer bay not subic bay how come sbma is looking the other way you people are sick!

By Anonymous, at 9/24/2008 6:08 PM

I am writing from a hotel on the Barretto beachfront. Last Sunday I took a brief swim in the bay and within 24 hours I had a severe sinus infection. No proof that it came from the sea but I can't think of how else I could have got it.
It seems the hotels are not to blame. I am told that all hotels on the beachfront have septic systems which must be emptied regularly. In fact I am advised that the only people who can discharge untreated waste into the sea are Subicwater. Last Monday we watched a dirty browm stain spreading along the waterfront, presumably from the outfall. I wonder what else was in it apart from soil !!

By Visitor, at 9/25/2008 4:34 PM

If i may to our friendly visitors/tourists bloggers, you can write Subicwater & Subic Bay Water Regulatory Board (SBWRB) and ask about the truth of sewage outfall in waterfront area. You can see their sewage lift station 4 structure 510 waterfront road Central Area in front of Legenda Hotel and just beside the Casino.

Last July I have seen it under on-going improvement project. Improving their sewage dumping to Subic Bay to cater the increasing sewage in SBMA central area.

Why is Subicwater still allowed to continue this kind of operations? What is Subic Bay Water Regulatory Board (SBWRB) doing about it?

Your guess is as good as mine....

Maybe your voice can be heard and make the difference & we'll be very grateful.

By sammy matias, at 9/26/2008 12:15 AM

katutubo: naku po ito na nga sinasabi ko di na pinapagana ang sewage system na ipinagmamalaki ng PWC noon.. ngayon ? aba eh ala na.. mga kababayan .. itinatapon na lang ang mga dumi sa karagatan ng subic , ano ginagawa ng sbma environmental group ??
katutubo: ni anino ng Vactor truck ng SBMA ala !! so paano yan ni wala ng water waste treatment facility ang SBMA kung ala dapat meron yan sa mga bawat building man lang dapat magkaroon para malinis nilang ibabalik yan waste water sa kalikasan.. ano ba yan !!!

katutubo: paano yun mga taong naliligo sa dagat, nagjejetski, nangingisda ? mahiya naman kayo papogi ng papogi yun mga nakaupo sa SBMA at dapat pati ang konseho ng gapo ..makialam na dapat dyan ! pagmultahin ng milyon ang lumalabag sa batas para matakot !! at saka yun nangongolekta ng dumi sa mga septic tank !! dapat bago bigyan ng permit yan eh dapat meron silang sariling waste water facility !!! hindi yun itinatapon nila yan sa dagat at sa mga bukirin , minsan sa tulay , sa may parteng zambales madalas dyan sila nagtatapon , paging Governor Deloso

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  • Think of it this way, imagine you have metal pan in your hands with some fine sand and and some water. Now, imagine you are the earth and try to tilt the pan towards you and see what will happen to the sand. Try to put more sand in it and the whole thing will get really messy. This is exactly what happened to Subic Bay, all that sand from Pinatubo that they dumped along Kale Beach and Gordon Beach -Where is the big piece of rock thay we used to jump from at Kale Beach? Sad.

    Olongapo is a misnomer -it’s actually a “Puet Ng Apo”, cause that place used to be a wetland where the water from uphill goes down to and mixes with the sea. We built a city and created a stagnant stinking artificial river & messed up nature. The city will always flood cause that’s the way the bay was meant to be. The city should have been built at higher elevation, at least behind the stinking artificial river. Imagine green rice fields with an elevated freeway leading to the main gate from Bajac-bajac. Now we need several sewer treatment plants to separate the solids from liquid. Dump the resulting tar as fertilizer and the cleaned treated water to China Sea somewhere. Good luck.

    By Anonymous gerson jr, at 1/20/2009 4:14 AM  

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