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||Sun, Jan. 1|
|M. L. King Jr.||U.S.||Mon, Jan. 16|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Sun, Jan. 22|
|1st Phil. Republic Day||PHL||Mon, Jan. 23|
|President's Day||U.S.||Mon, Feb. 20|
|EDSA People Power Revolution||PHL||Sun, Feb. 25|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 6|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 7|
|Black Saturday||PHL||Sat, Apr. 8|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Sun, Apr. 9|
|Easter Sunday||PHL||Sun, Apr. 9|
|Day of Valor||U.S.||Mon, Apr. 10|
|Eid-al-Fitr||PHL||Sat, Apr. 22|
|Phil. Labor Day||PHL||Mon, May. 1|
|U.S. Memorial Day||U.S.||Mon, May. 29|
|Philippine Independence Day||PHL||Mon, Jun. 12|
|Eid al-Adha||PHL||Wed, Jun. 28|
|U.S. Independence Day||U.S.||Tue, Jul. 4|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||PHL|
|National Heroes Day||PHL||Fri, Aug. 28|
|U.S. Labor Day||U.S.||Mon, Sep. 4|
|Columbus Day||U.S.||Mon, Oct. 9|
|All Saints Day||PHL||Wed, Nov. 1|
|All Souls Day||PHL||Thu, Nov. 2|
|Veterans Day||U.S.||Sun, Nov. 11|
|Thanksgiving||U.S.||Thu, Nov. 23|
|Bonifacio Day||PHL||Mon, Nov. 27|
|Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion||PHL||Fri, Dec. 8|
|Christmas Day||U.S. & PHL||Mon, Dec. 25|
|Rizal Day||PHL||Sat, Dec. 30|
|New Year's Eve||U.S. & PHL||Sun, Dec. 31|
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RAO Subic Office will be closed on the following Philippine and/or U.S. Holidays below:September
- September 4, 2023 (Monday) - U.S. Labor Day
- October 9, 2023 (Monday) - Columbus Day
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MANILA, Philippines — Motorists are advised to prepare as cash lanes will be removed on Sept. 1 and radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers will be used to pass through expressways, as the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) implements a cashless payment system.
“We will go cashless, multi-lane and barrier-less and there will be no toll booths. That’s how it is abroad,” MPTC president Rogelio Singson said at a briefing.
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Below are the affected areas as follows:
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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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