The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is advising its locators, stakeholders, workers and the public at large that the Subic Bay Freeport Zone continues to be peaceful and there is no threat of any kind that will endanger law and order in the Freeport.
The SBMA regrets the fact that reports about the February 13 incident at the Ocean Adventure facility were not reflective of the true state of matters thereat, causing unnecessary worry and concern.
In truth, what happened at the facility was a result of an intra-corporate dispute which is in the process of being resolved by the ownership and management of the Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium, Inc. (SBMEI) which runs Ocean Adventure.
In fact, the Department of Labor and Employment conducted its own impartial inspection of the facility yesterday, and confirmed that all operations at Ocean Adventure continue to run normally and peacefully, taking due note of the large number of young students enjoying their trip to the facility.
Again, we are informing the public that everything is normal, and that the security and safety that is expected within the Freeport Zone is and will always be there.
The SBMA continues and will always strictly enforce the rule of law in the Freeport and we assure our stakeholders and the community that the SBFZ is safe from any security threat.
We enjoin the public to put this issue to rest and move forward as we continue to make Subic Bay Freeport the best investment and tourist destination in the Philippines.
ATTY. WILMA AMY T. EISMA