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Olongapo City,
Zambales Province, Philippines

  • Olongapo City has a total of 17 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Olongapo City as of (2010) = 110,469
  • Population of Olongapo City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 227,270
  • Land Area of Olongapo City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 18,500
  • Olongapo City is a 1st class City and Highly Urbanized.
  • Olongapo City is in the Zambales province and within Region III in central Luzon.

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Geography of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

Olongapo City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 18,500

Location of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

  • 14.8333° N, 120.2833° E - Olongapo, Coordinates

Olongapo City Hall Complex
Rizal Ave, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales, Philippines
011-63-47-222-2565


Olongapo City is in the province of Zambales in Region III in central Luzon.


History of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

Olongapo was governed as a part of the United States naval reservation after World War II. Later in 1959 the reservation was converted into the municipality of Olongapo. The first mayor appointed was Mayor Geronimo, six years later on June 1, 1966, his successor Mayor James Leonard T. Gordon witnessed the conversion of the municipality into a chartered city that it is now.


Olongapo's story has a number of variations, but the most widely touted is the tale of a beloved chieftain by the name of Apo, who was beheaded and impaled on a bamboo pole in a small fishing village. His tribe was demoralised by his demise and the gruesome discovery, but this act rallied them to become more unified. Their lovely village on the shores of Subic Bay took its name from the event Ulo ng Apo, which translates as 'head of the chieftain'.

By the late 19th century, this small fishing village with its deep, protected natural harbour had attracted the attention of Spanish explorers, and was chosen as a port for their ships. Over time, the base developed as the headquarters for a sizable naval fleet and the site of a major shipyard.

From the time the Spanish arrived in Olongapo, the history of all of the Subic Bay area was shaped by foreign occupation. American forces took control of the region near the turn of the 20th century, establishing an important naval air station at Subic Bay. A few decades later, during WWII, Japanese forces occupied the facilities they found here, and utilised the shipyard to produce patrol boats.

Throughout the war and in the period following the end of WWII, the area experienced a growing military presence that required increasing numbers of civilian support staff, factors which contributed significantly to the local economy. The small provincial village of Olongapo had soon grown into a bustling community. By late 1959, after the US had turned the naval base over to the Philippine government, the village was elevated to municipality status. By 1966 Olongapo was declared a city, becoming the first area of central Luzon to become urbanised.

The city has continued to grow, and in recent years has begun to attract diving enthusiasts from around the world. The shipwrecks at the bottom of Subic Bay provide seemingly endless opportunities to explore the ruins of 27 ships, most of which sank during WWII. In addition, the variety of attractions and the natural beauty of the mountainous and jungle terrain continue to lure international tourists to the region. (this article verbatim from: http://www.hoteltravel.com/)

People of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

  • Olongapo City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 227,270
  • Olongapo City Registered Voters (2009)= 110,469

Elected Government Officials of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected Government Officials of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Olongapo City: Rolen Calixto Paulino - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / SULONG ZAMBALES PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Olongapo City: Rodel Sevilla Cerezo - BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES
  • Councilors of Olongapo City:
  1. MARZAN-ESTRELLA, TET (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 13781 7.78%
  2. CORTEZ, JONG INDEPENDENT 12342 6.97%
  3. PIANO, ED (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 11995 6.77%
  4. GUERRERO, ED (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 11983 6.76%
  5. DABU, ELLEN (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 11314 6.39%
  6. CAJUDO, BJ (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 11267 6.36%
  7. ATIENZA, NOEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY/SULONG ZAMBALES PARTY 11113 6.27%
  8. ORTIZ, WINNIE (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 10960 6.19%
  9. ELANE, EDNA (BBAYAN) BAGUMBAYAN-VOLUNTEERS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINES 8777 4.95%
  10. BACAY, LINUS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY/SULONG ZAMBALES PARTY 7883 4.45%

Elected Government Officials of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines for the term of 2010-2013

Elected Officials of Olongapo City for the term of 2007-2010
POSITION NAME NICKNAME
MAYOR James Juico Gordon Jr. BONG
VICE-MAYOR Cynthia Gregorio Cajudo CYN
COUNCILORS    
  Gina Gulanes Perez GINA
  John Carlos Gordon Delos Reyes JC
  Rodel Sevilla Cerezo SIR RODEL
  Marey Beth Daduya Marzan BEBETH
  Lugerna Felizardo Lipumano LUGIE
  Edwin Jadulco Piano ED
  Angelito Wong Baloy GIE
  Aquilino Yorac Cortez Jr. JONG
  Anselmo Adamos Aquino ELMO
  Elena Calma Dabu ELLEN

Barangay Elected Officials of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
  • Blue Rock Resort & Dive Centre
    • Baloy Long Beach
    • Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Philippines,
    • Phone: +63.47.224.9042
    • Blue Rock Resort by the beach, the perfecft backdrop to your Subic Bay vacation. Newly remodeled with recently upgraded rooms, the Blue Rock Resort offers you a casual and relaxing atmosphere along the pristine waters of Baloy Long Beach. The 24-hour poolside Sunset Bar & Restaurant is available for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Real Estate for Sale or Lease in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

  • Olongapo City Realty
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  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, and open market developments for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

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Schools in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


The name of your school in Olongapo City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

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  • Olongapo National High School
    • Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
  • Barrio Barreto High School
    • Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
  • Gordon Height National High School
    • Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
  • Aura De Laurentus Business School
    • Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
  • Columban College
    • Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
  • Virgen Delos Remedios College
    • Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

Economy of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

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  1. January 2010: Olongapo City is tinkering around with the idea of becoming the country’s first Freeport zone similar to Hong Kong offering tax and duty-free privileges. Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) wants to go into business with the city with about 3 billion pesos to invest. This plan, if this goes through, will create much needed jobs for the residents of Olongapo and nearby communities.

Jobs in Olongapo City

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Natural Resources of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

Every city has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Olongapo City.

Featured News of The Philippines

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  • Saturday, October 25, 2014
MANILA, Oct. 25 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday vowed to address the concerns of the business sector, especially those on power supply and port congestion, to achieve the country's goal of inclusive growth.
Speaking before hundreds of the country’s top business executives and entrepreneurs during the 40th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at the Manila Hotel, the President thanked the business sector for coming up with resolutions that will help the government pinpoint areas that need to be improved ........................ Full Story»

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  • Friday, October 24, 2014 4:54 pm
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has been named as one of the "best countries to visit in 2015" by the Lonely Planet, the largest travel book guide publisher in the world.
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  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • PH shuttlers win Swiss title
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:01 am
PETER Gabriel Magnaye and Paul Jefferson Vivas showed impressive teamwork to pocket the men’s doubles title of the Swiss International Badminton Championship 2014 at the Centre Sportif Arena in Yverdon-Les-Bains in Switzerland recently.
The PBA-Smash Pilipinas pair played true to form in the last two crucial sets to turn back their top-seeded French rivals Baptiste Careme and Ronan Labar, 6-11, 11-9, 10-11, 11-6, 11-10, and win the men’s doubles open crown. .............................. Full Story»

Your Story about Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

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Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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