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๐’๐๐Œ๐€ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐๐-๐’๐€๐… ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ฎ๐›๐ข๐œ ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) allowing the extended occupation of a portion of land within the Subic Bay Freeport to house their barracks and training center.

During the MOA signing held at the SBMA Administration Building on July 10, 2024, SBMA Chairman and Administrator Eduardo Jose L. Aliรฑo said that the agreement translates to a better and more heightened safety and security advantage for the Subic Freeport community.

๐‘†๐ต๐‘€๐ด ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ด๐‘‘๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐ฝ๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐ฟ. ๐ด๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›ฬƒ๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ƒโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘’-๐‘†๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ด๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐น๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘’ (๐‘ƒ๐‘๐‘ƒ-๐‘†๐ด๐น) ๐ด๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐ท๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐บ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐ท. ๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘š ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก (๐‘€๐‘‚๐ด) ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿโ€™๐‘  ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ 14,231 ๐‘ ๐‘ž.๐‘š. ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ข๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐ต๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ.

โ€œThe SBMA is allowing the 2nd Special Action Battalion of the PNP-SAF to extend its use of the 14,231-square meter of land property that they have been using since 1998 for their training,โ€ he said.

Aliรฑo signed the MOA with PNP-SAF Acting Director Police Brigadier General Mark D. Pespes at the SBMA Corporate Boardroom. He cited that the MOA attests to the SBMAโ€™s thrust to provide a safe and secure economic zone for its stakeholders.

On behalf of PNP Chief Police General Rommel Francisco D. Marbil, Pespes conveyed his message of gratitude to Aliรฑo for the agencyโ€™s continued support to the PNP, which significantly solidifies the unwavering commitment and partnership between the two government agencies.

โ€œBy providing us with the necessary resources and facilities, you are playing a crucial role in enhancing our capabilities and ensuring the safety and security of our community. Your support is invaluable, and we are profoundly thankful for your trust and cooperation,โ€ Pespes said.

After the signing, Pespes conducted a command visit to the 85th Special Action Company, Rapid Deployment Battalion at Building 8131, Old Fly Fast Hangar of the Subic Bay International Airport.

๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐ต๐‘€๐ด ๐ฟ๐‘Ž๐‘ค ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐ท๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก (๐ฟ๐ธ๐ท) ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ƒ๐‘๐‘ƒ-๐‘†๐ด๐น ๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘†๐ต๐‘€๐ด ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ด๐‘‘๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐ฝ๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐ฟ. ๐ด๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›ฬƒ๐‘œ, ๐‘†๐ต๐‘€๐ด ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ท๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐ด๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ƒ๐‘๐‘ƒ-๐‘†๐ด๐น ๐ด๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐ท๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐บ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐ท. ๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ข๐‘๐‘–๐‘โ€™๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’.

The official also visited the training center of the 2nd Special Action Battalion (2SAB) near the Morong Gate of the freeport for an ocular of the facility as part of the PNP’s ongoing efforts to ensure operational readiness, boost morale, and address the concerns of the personnel.

As a final reminder, Gen. Pespes reiterated his guidance to the uniformed personnel of the 2nd Special Action Battalion of the PNP-SAF, to continue to excel in their service, and give their best in the discharge of their functions, in honor of the memory of fallen personnel who have sacrificed their lives to serve their countrymen.

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