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 Day||U.S. & PHL||Fri, Jan. 1|
|M. L. King Jr.||U.S.||Mon, Jan. 18|
|1st Phil. Republic Day||PHL||Sat, Jan. 23|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Fri, Feb. 12|
|Presidents Day||U.S.||Mon, Feb. 15|
|EDSA People Power Revolution||PHL||Thu, Feb. 25|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 1|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 2|
|Black Saturday||PHL||Sat, Apr. 3|
|Easter Sunday||PHL||Sun, Apr. 4|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Fri, Apr. 9|
|Phil. Labor Day||PHL||Sat, May. 1|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||PHL||Thu, May. 13|
|U.S. Memorial Day||U.S.||Mon, May. 31|
|Philippine Independence Day||PHL||Sat, Jun. 12|
|U.S. Independence Day||U.S.||Sun, Jul. 4|
|Eid al-Adha||PHL||Sun, Jul. 20|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||PHL||Tue, Aug. 21|
|National Heroes Day||PHL||Mon, Aug. 30|
|U.S. Labor Day||U.S.||Mon, Sep. 6|
|Columbus Day||U.S.||Mon, Oct. 11|
|All Saints Day||PHL||Mon, Nov. 1|
|All Souls Day||PHL||Tue, Nov. 2|
|Veterans Day||U.S.||Thu, Nov. 11|
|Thanksgiving||U.S.||Thu, Nov. 25|
|Bonifacio Day||PHL||Tue, Nov. 30|
|Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion||PHL||Wed, Dec. 8|
|Christmas Day||U.S. & PHL||Sat, Dec. 25|
|Rizal Day||PHL||Thu, Dec. 30|
|New Year's Eve||U.S. & PHL||Fri, Dec. 31|
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RAO Subic Office will be closed on the following Philippine and/or U.S. Holidays below:November
- November 1, 2021 (Monday) - All Saints Day (PHL)
- November 2, 2021 (Tuesday) - All Souls Day (PHL)
- November 11, 2021 (Thursday) - Veterans Day (U.S.)
- November 25, 2021 (Thursday) - Thanksgiving (U.S.)
- November 30, 2021 (Tuesday) - Bonifacio Day (PHL)
- December 8, 2021 (Wednesday) - Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion (PHL)
- December 25, 2021 (Saturday) - Christmas Day (U.S. & PHL)
- December 30, 2021 (Thursday) - Rizal Day (PHL)
- December 31, 2021 (Friday) - New Year's Eve (U.S. & PHL)
RAO Subic Yearly Calendar
Click here to view and to download the RAO Subic Calendar for this year 2021.
VAOPC COVID BOOSTERS NOW AVAILABLE
VAOPC Manila has released scheduling days for boosters in the last week or so and some questions have arisen, which many require clarification. Here’s some FAQ’s which may help.
MANILA VA NOTICE
Starting December 1, 2021 available appointments with the Manila VA Regional Office (RO). Services are not available for walk-ins.
- Phone/Video Interview
- Document Drop-off
- In-Person Interview (limited slots)
Duterte scraps face shield requirement for areas under low COVID-19 alert level
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the pandemic task force's recommendation to ease national policy on the use of face shields.
Malacañang last Friday said members of the pandemic task force had already agreed on new face shield rules but were waiting for Duterte's approval.
Philippines to require vaccination for employees working on-site
MANILA — People coming to work in offices in the Philippines will have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested frequently, the president’s office said on Friday, as the country battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks.
A little over a quarter of the Philippines‘ 110 million population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The government says there are enough stocks available and has been urging people to take the shots.
VA to start processing disability claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter
VA will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas – if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.
Philippines ready for eventual reopening of borders to foreign tourists
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration on Monday said they are ready should the national government lift its restrictions on foreign travelers amid the continuing decline in new COVID-19 cases in the country.
“Our frontline officers at the airports are ready and prepared, and we assure the traveling public of uninterrupted service should they decide to travel to the Philippines,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.
Join us for the Virtual U.S. Embassy Veterans Day Celebration
As Veterans Day approaches, we invite you to help us honor those who have served our nation in uniform by visiting the U.S. Embassy social media sites on November 11th to watch the 2021 Veterans Day Video.
- U.S. Embassy Facebook
- U.S. Embassy Twitter: @USEmbassyPH
- Chargé d’Affaires Twitter: @USAmbPH
Veterans Day 2021
Birthday Message from Commandant of the Marine Corps
Our enemies now pose an ever growing threat to America and our way of life. The Marine Corps must be prepared to fight and win. Tonight, Marines around the world proudly celebrate 246 years of defending our great nation.
Our warrior lineage in the battles that have been fought and won across generations have become legend. Throughout the centuries the Marine Corps' relentless pursuit of excellence is unchanged. We are still made from the same grit and steel, with the same moral instincts, and the same unending will to fight. Marines remain physically mentally and emotionally tough, forged in the crucible to overcome fear and adversity. In these ways, the Corps and the lifelong faith we place in each other, is proudly unchanging.
This notice confirms scheduling for the Pfizer Booster shot and Van seat for 20 Nov at the VA Clinic
For those who have contacted RAO for scheduling. Reminder for those who have yet to pay fees are due NLT 12 Nov.
The vans will depart RAO at 0530 on 20 Nov. Those riding from San Antonio will meet their van at the FRA at 0430.Those meeting van at SBMA show time is 0540. Thank you
AAGO Optical Clinic will be offering:- For VFW & RAO members and guests obligation free AAGO eye testing services
Wednesday NOVEMBER 10, 2021 starting 11.30 AM UNTIL 3:00 PM at the VFW office in the Dennito Hotel Complex at 9 Del Pilar Street Barrio Barretto. AAGO will also have on display a comprehensive range of eye glass frames if any one elects to purchase AAGO eye glasses.
For enquiries contact Frank Goldfinch
09202056234 (Smart) or 09777068072 (Globe)
Resources for Veteran Families
In recognition of National Veterans and Military Families Month, we wanted to reach out and share some resources with you and your family. We take this time to recognize the incredible contributions of the spouses, children and families of our Veterans, and honor your sacrifices and support of our nation's heroes.
Some of our members are running into problems getting meds now that VA is closed down. A member has forwarded the below info regarding a Dr friend of his who is interested in helping our vets. The member has known him for years and vouches for him enthusiastically!
The RAO does not know him and can't endorse but if you need help give him a try and see.
DANIEL SALVADOR L. REDOÑA, MD
Clinic Address: JH ORIENTAL MEDICAL CLINIC Blk 48 Lot 10 Friendship Highway Bgy Cutcut, Angeles City 2009 Pampanga
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