Retired Activities Office
Subic Bay, Philppines
RAO Subic Bay is an Independent Retired Activities Coordination Office which provides vital services to U.S. military retirees living in this area, remote from any Military installation.
Authorization & Support
The RAO is authorized by SECNAVINST 5420.169J and OPNAVINST 1720.3F to tailor its services to the needs of the local retired community, and bears full responsibility for financing its operation and maintenance costs. The RAO receives the same DoD support offered to any retiree or patriotic organization.
Corrections, Additions & Deletions
This informal and unofficial information was prepared by members of the RAO who are also members of the VFW, FRA and American Legion. If you note any errors, want to contribute, or would like to see something revised, added or deleted, please pass your comments to RAO Voice or call/email the RAO Director at the address listed below.
HOURS OF DIRECTOR
|0900 to 1500 Monday through Friday|
|Closed on US and Philippine Holidays|
|Jack Walker||OR: PSC 517 Box 5000R|
|USMC (Ret.)||FPO AP 96517|
|Director||Phone: [+63] 47-222-2314|
|P.O. Box 075||Fax: [+63] 47-222-2899|
|Olongapo City, 2200 Philippines||Email: email@example.com|
|New Year's||U.S./PHL||Wed, Jan 1|
|M. L. King Jr.||U.S.||Mon, Jan 21|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Tue, Feb. 5|
|Presidents||U.S.||Mon, Feb 18|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Tue, Apr 9|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 18|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 19|
|Phil. Labor||PHL||Wed, May 1|
|U.S. Memorial||U.S.||Mon, May 27|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||PHL||Tue, Jun 4|
|Philippine Independence||PHL||Wed, Jun 12|
|U.S. Independence||U.S.||Thu, Jul 4|
|Ninoy Aquino||PHL||Wed, Aug 21|
|Heroes||PHL||Mon, Aug 26|
|U.S. Labor||U.S.||Mon, Sep 2|
|Columbus||U.S.||Mon, Oct 14|
|All Saints||PHL||Fri, Nov 1|
|Veterans||U.S.||Mon, Nov 11|
|Thanksgiving||U.S.||Thu, Nov 28|
|Bonifacio||PHL||Sat, Nov 30|
|Christmas||U.S./PHL||Wed, Dec 25|
|Rizal Day||PHL||Mon, Dec 30|
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January 21 (Mon) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We have received info that a tentative date for the Embassy Outreach is 24 Jan, no other info is yet available. Will publish when officially received.MAC FLIGHTS
Still same situation, in order to fly out you need an endorsement from JUSMAG on your request to enter the area held by the Philippine Airforce. JUSMAG isn't doing the endorsements so therefore no entry is permitted to flights, will update if anything changes.Cruise Ships AT SBMA
Here's a chance to get the skinny on the cruise lines operating out of SBMA, Wilma Eisma the SBMA administrator and CEO, will be speaking at an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding the issue. Also she will speak towards tourism and plans for SBMA, it should be very informative, I've been to a couple of her talks and can tell you she is quite entertaining and knows what she is talking about. See the flyer below to register, only P500 for the lunch. See you there!
For registration contact
+63 (927) 912 3248
firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE TAX MAN COMETH
Ken Kimura, a retired H&R Block tax preparer, will be available each Friday from 8-11 at the RAO beginning 18 Jan, to assist in your U S and state income tax preparation. First come first served. No appt necessary.New 10% off member
Added to our 10% discount club is EL PASO Mexican restaurant. Located on the second floor of building just before DIY on Magsaysay, they have real mexican food along with some really great burgers. If you're in the mood for Mexican next time you're in the area stop by and get 10% off with your RAO ID card. 10% club members= Arizona Resort/Dynamite Dicks/PC Express/Easy Click Computer repair Olongapo/Double D bar/D Worx automotive/El Paso restaurant/ Diane's Beauty Shops, Magsaysay and also on 14th Street.
Have a great January Semper Fi !!!TOWING AND TICKETING ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY
They are at it again, Police are threatening to tow cars parked on National Highway, stating there is no parking permitted. They site Public Act 4136. Problem is they are not reading the law but trying to enforce something that is not in the law. They seem to believe the law talks specifically about National Highway, but it is regarding all Philippine National Highways which by definition is all roads in the country. So I guess that means you cant park on any road in the Philippines. The law requires signage stating no parking but they ignore that part. If you are towed you may be able to charge all of them with carjacking, see the attachments. We need to support the local authorities and laws when they are correctly enforced. Just a word to the wise.TENTATIVE OUTREACH CANCELLED
We had word of a tentative outreach to take place on 24 Jan. That has been cancelled as a result of the partial government shut down. Funding for travel is not permitted. They are working on rescheduling during the latter part of February. Will publish more info when received.