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Departments > Business and Investment Department (BID) for Leisure

Room 128, Bldg. 225, Dewey Ave., Subic Bay Freeport

Tel. No.: +6347.252.4331 / 4669 / 4735 / 4105
Fax. No.: +6347.252.4023

Josephine Ivy F. Alipoon

Josephine Ivy F. Alipoon

Department Manager III

Account Officers

  • Sheila Aguilar-Oliquino

  • Sheryll L. Santiago

  • Joemando O. De Vera

  • Marilyn R. Capistrano

  • Ma. Cecilia B. Penaflor

  • Hazel B. Aguilar

  • Francis A. Garcia

  • Elmer Q. Custodio

  • Jackyline B. Paje

  • Rosabel A. Cabigayan

  • Christina D. Tamayo

About Us

The main objective of the Business and Investment Department for Leisure (BID-Leisure) is to attract and maintain a balanced mix of leisure-related businesses and facilities inside the Freeport while preserving the highest quality standards of living for Freeport residents and guests.


The challenge is to place the Subic Bay Freeport as one of the top tourism destinations in the Asia Pacific Region and to provide the highest possible quality of living for locator, employee and retiree residents.

The BID-Leisure Account Officers must see to it that leisure companies comply with the rules and regulations of SBMA such as but not limited to payment of rentals and other charges, environmental, labor, taxation, health and safety, fire protection and engineering rules and regulations.

Our Core Functions

  • To process all new leisure investment proposals in the SBFZ.
  • Project proposals concerning any of the following business activities shall be handled by the department:
    • Hotel, resort, restaurant/cafes
    • Casino and gaming
    • Bar, KTV, entertainment and disco
    • Recreational and amusement centers/parks
    • Sports management events, golf course, water sports and diving operations
    • Retirement village, condominium, apartment buildings, development and management of housing facilities
    • Medical tourism, health care services
    • Retail and duty free (Shopping malls) shops
    • Tours and travel agency
    • Commercial and residential real estate development and management
    • And all other tourism/recreational and leisure- related businesses
  • To handle the locator management of all existing leisure investments in the Freeport and facilitate the provision of the following services to SBF locators:
    • Renewal of SBF Registration
    • Amendment of SBF Registration
    • Renewal of Lease/Sublease Agreement
    • Amendment of Lease Agreement/Sublease Agreement
    • Lease of additional facility (expansion of facility)
    • Transfer of Leasehold Rights (Assignment of Lease)
    • Assistance on matters requiring action from various SBMA offices and other government agencies
    • Advise on SBMA regulations, policies and procedures

Our Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Customer / Client Focus
  • Result / Output - Oriented

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I apply for a business permit?

  • What are the types of business permits that may be issued to SBF Locators and the fees involved?

    • An applicant may choose to apply for any of the two (2) business permits that are issued to SBF Locators:
      • Certificate of Registration and Tax Exemption (CRTE) - certificate issued to SBF Locators with entitlement to the privileges, benefits, and incentives granted under Republic Act 7227. The CRTE fee per annum is US$250.00
      • Registration Certificate (formerly known as Permit to Operate) - allows business entities to operate and conduct business within the Zone but without incentives and other tax exemptions granted under RA 7227. The RC fee per annum is US$150.00
    • Other Fees:
      • Processing Fee of US$50.00 (one-time payment)
      • Business Plate Fee of US$20.00 (one-time payment)

  • Are foreign nationals allowed to own companies inside the Freeport?

    • 100% foreign equity is allowed for many industries.

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