Subic Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Subic is a class coastal municipality of Zambales Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.

Subic Municipal Hall
Subic Municipal Hall

Profile of Subic Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Zambales Province in western Central Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Castillejos (north), Floridablanca in Pampanga (east), Olongapo City (south) and San Antonio (west)
Area –> 287.16 km2 (110.87 sq mi)
Population –> 104,771 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 292,335,024.87
Barangays –> 16
Terrain –> Mountainous with hills and coastal plain
Industries –> Trading, Tourism, Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Ilocano, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Jeffrey Khonghun
Mayor –> Jonathan John Khonghun
Vice Mayor –> Lauro B. Simbol

History of Subic

The town of Subic was establihed as a Spanish settlement in 1572. In 1607, it was founded as a missionary post under Rev. Fr. Rodrigo de San Miguel. It made great progress when the Americans colonized the Philippines and chose Subic Bay as the site of a large naval base.

Economy of Subic

Subic is a fast rising urban town. Several tourism establishments lined up its beaches. It is home to Keppel Subic Shipyard. Before its bankruptcy, the huge Hanjin Shipyard was a major employer. Still, agricultural plays an important role as a source of income for many of the town’s residents. Rice, corn and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Subic

Beaches in Barangay Calapacuan
Mount Balingkilat
Mount Cinco Picos
Saint James Parish Church

Festivals in Subic

Map of Subic Municipality

See also: Profile of Mayor Jonathan John Khonghun, Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr.

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