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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

Director

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: dir@raosubic.com
Events & Activities

US ARMY RECRUITING VISIT

On March 25 (Monday) and March 26 (Tuesday) Subic RAO at #34 National Highway, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

March 29, 2019 (Friday) 1100-1300 at Arizona Resort Barrio Baretto.

You MUST REGISTER so we can budget for refreshments


July Newsletter
(July 2019)

PHOTOS:


Olongapo Outreach

June 21, 2019 (Friday)


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U.S./PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS 2018
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 Day 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 Wed, Jun 5
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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Important Announcement
RAO Subic Closure

August 21 - Ninoy Aquino Day

August 26 - Heroes Day


RAO will be closed 1 Aug thru 4 Aug 2019. Due to the National HWY widening project, we will have to close for 4 days to reconstruct our entrance. The downgrade created by the raising of the road in the middle, has exacerbated an already tenuous flooding condition. Therefore we need to make corrections to the flow into our office which this has created. Also while trying to undo the problem, we have ended up with what we consider a less than safe entrance. As you all know your safety is of utmost importance to us, therefore we will fix the problem. Please bare with us, thanks

We have received a help wanted from a U S contractor who is announcing a position of Harbor Manager in Guam. We don't know anymore than what is published below, so please no inquiries to us. Please contact Roger Yalung at roger.yalung@jjll-llc.com for more info if you feel you might meet the requirements.

Port Operations Center (POC)

The Contractor shall provide a full service Port Operations Center to ensure that vessel requirements are met.

The Contractor shall provide POC/Navy Port Control (NPC) services, and ensure continuous 24-hour coverage throughout the contract period. The Contractor shall ensure full and proper staffing.

The Contractor shall perform Port Operations services in accordance with DoD, Coast Guard regulations and DoN instructions and directives.

The Contractor shall plan, schedule and coordinate vessel movements (see Section F, Daily and Long Range Ship/Vessel Movement Plans).

  1. Vessel movements are in accordance with the schedule.
  2. Customer evaluations are satisfactory or better.
  3. Reports are accurate and available upon request.
  4. CBSS validation is accurate.
  5. Notices of arrival are submitted for all vessels.
  6. Section C – 0600000 N62742-19-R-1199

Port Operations

0600000 – Port Operations

  1. Spec Item
  2. Title
  3. Description

The Contractor shall coordinate Navy Port Control operations, provide related administrative support and attend all meetings and briefings as required.

The Contractor shall provide Notice of Arrival (NOA) to Guam Custom and Quarantine to ensure custom clearances are met for all arriving vessels.

The Contractor shall prepare and provide weekly harbor movement messages and weekly NBG/JRM operations briefs.

The Contractor shall monitor naval messages via OIX/C2OIX and forward any incoming JRM/NBG message traffic pertaining to LOGREQ, SORTIE and other operational messages.

The Contractor shall track and record status of all received/sent messages.

The Contractor shall maintain and operate the Port Operations Management System (POMS) to properly maintain and document vessel arrival and departure schedules, support craft requirements, harbor entry control, berthing and mooring, hotel services, other waterfront movements, daily activities and other required pertinent information within POMS.

The Contractor shall maintain current inventory records for all assigned service crafts and boats for the annual Craft and Boat Support System (CBSS) validation and update.

The Contractor shall track status of Port Operations production to include, but not limited to, labor hours associated with work generation and completion,

Weekly harbor movement messages and weekly NBG/JRM operations briefs are submitted.

Respond and forward messages as required.

Special projects and material procurement and submit per Section F.

Watch stander duties include central communication for all Port Operations functions, ship moves, crane support and operation, coordinating LOGREQs, updating the berthing status board and sending out daily move schedules, maintaining status of divers, sonar and radar operations, ship permission to conduct operations, direct opening and closing of port security barrier, initial communications and dispatch for oil spill response, receiving and responding to requests for services from ships in port, and attending port scheduling meetings.

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Port Control Management

The Contractor shall provide Port Control Management.

The Contractor shall provide the following services:

  1. Collect and record all harbor movements and transfers of oily waste and fuel from time of arrival to time of departure of each vessel (see Section F, Berthing and Hotel Services Report).
  2. Prepare electronic presentations of vessel schedules.
  3. Operate and administer Port Control including communication in accordance with applicable COMPACFLT, JRM and Naval Base Guam instructions.
  4. Maintain an updated list of personnel possessing secret or interim clearances, which are required for all personnel working in Port Control.
  5. Maintain a log for all visitors and ensure that escorts are provided as required within Port Control.

Administrative and clerical support services provided.

All communication responses are timely and accurate and in accordance with governing OPSEC rules, OPNAVINST 5510.36, SECNAVINST 5510.36, C7F OPORD 201, CPF OPORD 201, and all applicable messages.

RAO Updates (March 23, 2019)
OUTREACH

STILL NO WORD ON OUTREACH SCHEDULE FOR APRIL, WILL PUBLISH SOON AS REC'D.

GREAT NEWS!
Its official, as of today 16 August 2018, Ace/Baypointe is authorized to accept Tricare patients under the Preferred Provider category. You will have to check with the HMO office to ensure your Dr. is also on the Preferred Provider list. There are currently 31 Dr's who are, but check to be sure or you will have to pay the Dr's fees.

And oh by the way, please resist the urge to repeat the bad news bears (you know the ones who have their names stenciled on the back of their bar stool) who are spreading rumors about ACE BAYPOINTE and Medical City Clark suspending FMP due to non payment. IT DIDNT HAPPEN! Medical city Ortigas did due to non payment by FMP. Come to find out they gave FMP the wrong mailing address to which FMP mailed the payments. All is fixed now and they have withdrawn the suspension.Â

Old saying better to be quiet and be thought a fool, than opening mouth and leave no doubt.

I have taken the opportunity to compile a list of what Drs, and Specialties AT ACE BAYPOINTE, to the best of my knowledge are also certified as preferred providers. The hospital is in the process of adding to this list. As you all are aware this list changes without notice, so before getting treatment it would be to your benefit to check with the hospital HMO office to ensure the Dr you will receive treatment from is in fact still certified as preferred. The HMO can be reached at 047-250-6070 ext 283 or 507.

Name Name Specialization Specialization Gender Gender
Ablang, Alberto Mariano, MD Pediatrics, Critical Care Male
Ablang, Marietta, MD Internal Medicine, Cardiology Female
Aguila, Beverly, MD Internal Medicine, Cardiology Female
Aguila, Beverly, MD Internal Medicine, Cardiology Female
Aguilar, Rodrigo Gastronology/Int Med Male
Alconga, Rudy Pediatrics Male
Bernal, Gerald, MD Internal Medicine, Cardiology Male
Bongco, Jesusa Anesthesiology Female
Bongco, Rosario Endocrinology Male
Bustamante, Rodrick Anesthesiology Male
Calapatia, David, MD Family Medicine Male
Cepeda, Armando, MD Surgery, General Male
Cepeda, Monette, MD Neurology Female
De Castro, Felicisimo, MD Ophthalmology Male
De Castro, Ma. Gloria, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Female
Dela Cruz, Anthony, MD Internal Medicine, Diabetology; Occupational Health Male
Dela Paz, Emmanuel, MD Orthopedics Male
DeLeon, Roberto Gen Surgery Male
Edejer, Karl Erjon, MD Anesthesiology Male
Guevara, Luis, MD Radiology Male
Hipolito, Charina Internal Medicine, Pulmonology Female
Mallari, Lourdes ENT Ear, Nose,Throat Female
Mangahas, Rolan Opthamology Male
Manuel, Jesse Jewel, MD Surgery, Orthopedic Male
Mendoza, Arturo, Jr., MD Surgery, General (Laparoscopic) Male
Ocampo, Armida, MD Internal Medicine, Pulmonology Female
Pasqual, Jeanette Orthopedics Male
Rojo, Margaret, MD Anesthesiology Female
Santos, Wilfredo, MD Surgery, General ; Surgery, Oncology Male
Soriano, Maria Agnes, MD Internal Medicine, Diabetology Female
Tablan, Apolonario Jr Urology Male
Velchez, Carlos Hematology/Int Med Male
Hipolito, Charina Internal Medicine, Pulmonology Female
Villareal, Paolo, MD Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Male
FMP/Tricare
We continue to see vets who are receiving EOB's and checks for treatment at Medical City and Baypointe (ACE). Please be aware you should not cash these checks. They should be given to the hospitals. Should you cash the check a few things can happen, 1st FMP or Tricare may demand repayment, if you don't they can notify the IRS and either a garnishment or 1099 will be received and they get their money in the end possibly including interest. It can also be placed on your credit report. Secondly, you may be refused future treatment at the hospitals as you have an outstanding balance. Worst of all we may lose the hospitals as providers for FMP or Tricare. Sure wouldn't want to be the guy who causes all your fellow vets to lose that, they might be a little pissed when they find out it was you! You know how quickly word spreads around here!

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Urgent Update: Reimbursment Checks:
It appears there is a malfunction with both TRICARE and FMP regarding reimbursement checks. They incorrectly recently have been sending the checks to the veteran vice the provider. Both have been notified this is the incorrect way to handle these checks! If you receive a check for a claim that was filed by the Hospital, please do not cash it. The hospitals participation was negotiated so that the hospital would receive payment. If they do not we will lose their services. The payment must be taken to the hospital and signed over to them to be encashed.




Special thank you to police station 6 Barrio Baretto for notification of recently deceased American Citizen! Their handling of situation was extremely professional, thanks SPO De Leon.