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    January – Subic Bay Freeport hosted the "Season 98" National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Beach Volleyball Tournament

    February – European Union Ambassadors visited the Philippines to explore possible trade and commercial opportunities in Subic Bay Freeport.

    - President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr., during his official visit to Japan, signed the contract with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for the ₱4.2 billion expansion of Nidec Subic Philippines Corporation which will house the manufacturing of a new product.

    March – The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) of Taipei accompanied top honchos of the Taiwanese business community to the Integrated Investment Campaign: New Southbound PH Taiwan Delegation to the Philippines.

    April – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Seaport and Fire Departments jointly conducted a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Simulation Exercise with the Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) to strengthen the collaboration between the government agency and its private stakeholders in responding to different maritime emergencies inside the Port of Subic Bay.

    The said activity is part of the Capstone Project dubbed as "Strengthening Maritime Response in the Port of Subic Bay thru Protocol of Engagement, Drills and Exercise" where SBITC Medical, Fire Brigade, Chemical, Safety and Security teams demonstrated their readiness and capabilities to respond to various types of emergencies.

    May – President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr. appointed former Pandan, Antique Mayor Jonathan Dioso Tan to replace Paulino, who filed his courtesy resignation to Marcos.

    June – Uni-Oil Subic gasoline station launched 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) in Subic Bay Freeport in addition to the 2EVCs that were already installed by the Acea Subic Beach Resort within its compound.

    July – SBMA unveiled 44 newly-purchased service vehicles to level up its services to its stakeholders.

    September – Go Live SBMA 911, an emergency hotline in line with the agency's SMART Subic Project was inaugurated in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government.

    October – The Blue Dream Star, the first of eleven luxury vessels from Xiamen, China, docked at the Freeport after a three-year restriction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    November – Japanese developer partners at the Subic Techno Park (STEP) declared that they would double the dividend payments for the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), which will amount to almost US$1-million.

    December – Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. (HCPTI) was inaugurated at the Naval Supply Depot (NSD) to spur growth by creating more employment opportunities, generate new income, boost tourism, attract more foreign and local investments, and expand the trading business in Subic.


    January – SBMA was awarded “Best in Tourism Practice During the Pandemic” among 12 finalists during the 22nd National Convention of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP).

    February – Philippine Air Lines (PAL) landed its last “Bayanihan” repatriation flight at the Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA) carrying 77 Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Koror City in Palau.

    March – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed former Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino as SBMA Chairman and Administrator vice Eisma who stepped down due to health reasons.

    April – Isuzu opens its ₱220-M Subic Bay Freeport showroom, car dealership and service center at the Subic Gateway District.

    May – SBMA held its first face-to-face job fair as part of the Labor Day celebration after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

    June – SBMA inaugurated the new Spanish-American inspired, ₱24.7M Fire Station No. 7 building at the Central Business District spanning 3,350 sqm. along Sampson Road corner Dewey Avenue.

    July – Subic Bay Freeport was conferred as the No. 1 tourist destination in Central Luzon with 7,374,332 visitors and 737,486 tourists for the year 2021, by the Department of Tourism (DoT), while also ranking 5th among the most visited places in the country.

    - SBMA also welcomed 11 students from the Vanguard Academy to launch the Workplace Immersion Program for adults with special needs. The said program is a face-to-face platform which allows the students to work on-site with the guidance of job coaches from the academy.

    August – The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) of Australia/New Zealand, in partnership with the Subic-Clark Alliance Development Council (SCADC) and the Board of Investments (BOI) accompanied an Australian business delegation to visit key viable investment sites in the Central Luzon area including this premier Freeport zone.

    September – The SBMA, in partnership with Brighterday Subic Ltd., Inc. (BSLI) inaugurated the Tan-awan view deck to help boost tourism inside this premier Freeport.

    October – The SBMA launched the first ever Men Opposed to Violence against women (VAW) Everywhere (MOVE) campaign in Subic Bay Freeport.

    November – President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr. issued Executive Order No. 7 that allows voluntary wearing of facemasks in indoor and outdoor settings.

    December – The SBMA and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) inaugurated the Vessel Operations Training Center at Bldg. 696 of the Global Industrial Park by virtue of a memorandum of agreement (MOA).

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