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. 20|
|Chinese New Year||PHL||Sat, Jan. 25|
|Presidents Day||U.S.||Mon, Feb. 17|
|Bataan & Corregidor||PHL||Thu, Apr. 9|
|Maundy Thurs||PHL||Thu, Apr. 9|
|Good Friday||PHL||Fri, Apr. 10|
|Phil. Labor||PHL||Fri, May. 1|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||PHL||Sun, May. 24|
|U.S. Memorial||U.S.||Mon, May. 25|
|Philippine Independence||PHL||Fri, Jun. 12|
|U.S. Independence||U.S.||Sat, Jul. 4|
|Ninoy Aquino||PHL||Fri, Aug. 21|
|Heroes||PHL||Mon, Aug. 31|
|U.S. Labor||U.S.||Mon, Sep. 7|
|Columbus||U.S.||Mon, Oct. 12|
|All Saints||PHL||Sun, Nov. 1|
|Veterans||U.S.||Wed, Nov. 11|
|Thanksgiving||U.S.||Thu, Nov. 26|
|Bonifacio||PHL||Mon, Nov. 30|
|Christmas||U.S./PHL||Fri, Dec. 25|
|Rizal Day||PHL||Wed, Dec. 30|
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RAO Subic will be closed in commemoration of the following Philippines or U.S. Holidays.
August 21, 2020 (Friday) - Ninoy Aquino Day
August 31, 2020 (Monday) - Heroes Day
RAO Subic Important Update
Date: July 27, 2020
Hi a quick update; we have been open regular hours since 6 July. We are doing the mail runs as usual and also continuing the mobile mailroom and courier services for those who wish to use them. For those who haven't had the opportunity to bring their membership up to date, due to the quarantine and our being closed, you can do that in a number of ways.
- Stop by the office.
- Use western union or other courier.
- Deposit it to our BPI account 8393046067 and send a copy of the deposit slip.
- Contact us for a meet up with our mobile mailroom staff.
We understand it's been a difficult endeavor for you pay the dues, and mainly not your fault, but we do have to have funds to continue to operate and pay the bills. If you have a situation that causes you to not be able to do so please contact Jack via email to discuss it. As a general policy we will have to stop servicing boxes who have not been paid by 14 Aug, mail received will be returned to sender, and the box address issued to any new members. We thank you for your continued membership.
Please visit our facebook page RAO Subic Facebook Page for info and updates.
Please stay safe and healthy!
RAO Subic Reopening Rules
Date: July 1, 2020
The RAO Subic plans to reopen on 6 July 2020, as the city of Olongapo is under the less restrictive Modified Community General Quarantine (MGCQ) designation. The RAO will strictly follow the IATF guidelines for business operations.
Coronavirus stimulus prepaid cards mailed in plain envelopes are not junk mail, IRS cautions
'Please do not throw it away,' government pleads The IRS is in the process of sending out about 4 million economic impact payments loaded onto prepaid debit cards – but Americans may not recognize the stimulus cash when they see it. The cards will arrive in a “plain envelope” from "Money Network Cardholder Services," the IRS said. Unsuspecting individuals could mistake the envelope for junk mail or even a credit card promotion, especially since many people are likely not aware their payment will be arriving on a prepaid card instead of in the form of a check. People cannot choose to have their payments sent this way. These 4 million individuals, who did not have direct deposit information on file with the tax agency, were selected by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. CORONAVIRUS IRS STIMULUS PAYMENTS ON PREPAID DEBIT CARDS ARRIVING: WHAT TO KNOW
The Visa name appears on the front of the card, and MetaBank – the Treasury Department’s financial agent – appears on the bank. That may further confuse individuals who do not hold an account with Visa and who are unfamiliar with MetaBank.
An information sheet included with the card will explain what it is.
One sign you may have missed your card in the mail is if you receive a letter from the IRS, signed by President Trump, which details how much money you should have received.
These letters were expected to be sent two weeks after the economic impact payments. So what should you do if you think you may have mistaken your prepaid card for junk mail? One way you might want to address the issue is by calling the number at the bottom of the IRS letter, 800- 919-9835. The agency has recalled some staff who will be available to take phone calls. Further, if you believe you threw the card away or misplaced it, you can also follow directions specifically for the prepaid cards, which will allow you to block unauthorized transactions as well. The government provides information for people whose card is lost or stolen, which directs them to log in at EIPCard.com to block unauthorized transactions and call 1-800-240-8100 to report it. A spokesperson for the IRS directed FOX Business to the aforementioned web page for the cards, adding that the agency had nothing further to add at this time regarding what taxpayers should do if they think they may have accidentally trashed their payment.
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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