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Olongapo Map, Philippines

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Olongapo Travel Guide

Even after the Philippines was granted independence from the US in 1946, Olongapo remained a part of the US Naval Reservation. It was only until a man named James Gordon fought to have the city turned over to the Philippine government that Olongapo was officially turned into a municipality. In 1992, the Gordon family converted the former Naval Base into the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, whose economy is now thriving. read more

Olongapo History

Legend has it that the name Olongapo was taken in context from the phrase “Ulo ng Apo” or old man’s head.  The story has a number of versions, but the most widely known is the tale of a beloved chieftain by the name of APO, who was beheaded and impaled atop a bamboo pole.  His tribe was disheartened by his brutal death and the gruesome discovery, but it challenged them to become more unified.  Legend adds that... read more

Olongapo Nightlife

Barrio Barretto is mostly a Gentleman Club style scene that caters to he international male guest.  It also features typical watering holes as well as some videoke bars.  The panorama here is continually changing with new clubs opening and others closing down.   One of the highlights here is the Voodoo Floating Bar which is located 40 meters offshore and is the absolute place to relax and enjoy Subic Bay’s... read more

Olongapo Sightseeing

Another choice would be the Friendship Park which as at the main gate of Subic Bay Freeport that also has a small children’s park at the Northern side. Other spots include the World Peace Memorial which greets you with a dove as a sign of peace when you are just about to enter Olongapo City, which was built to honor those who gave their lives in the battle of Zigzag Pass; and the Magsaysay Drive and Rizal Avenue... read more

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