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CITY OF OLONGAPO (ZAMBALES)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   In the north by Subic; east by Pampanga;  and south by Bataan

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (in Pampanga)
    Nearest seaport:  
Subic Port
    Major road networks:  
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, Olongapo-Gapan Road

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
wet (July to September);  dry (October to June)

HOTELS AND RESORTS:

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Ulo ng Apo; Olongapo City Convention Center;  Olongapo City Museum; Olongapo City Public Library;  Marikit Par;  Olongapo Lighthouse;           Tapinac Sports Complex

FIESTAS AND EVENTS: 

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Aetas; Sambals

LANGUAGE AND DIALECTS:  
English; Tagalog; Ilocano; Kapampangan

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism, Ang Dating Daan, Iglesia ni Cristo, Aglipayan, Seventh day Adventist, Victory Christian Fellowship, Jehovah's Witnesses, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Islam

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:
Freddie Aguilar - International musician, songwriter and singer

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
   
Globe, Smart, and  Sun Telephone and internet providers;
   ABS-CBN TV-12, Studio 24, GMA TV-10, QTV 26

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Olongapo City Mall, Olongapo City Public Market, Pag-Asa Public Market
    Popular establishments:
Shell gas station, Jollibee, Greenwich, Puregold Duty Free, Mercury Drug
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, Eastwest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank, Union Bank

UNIVERSITIES: 
AMA Computer University, Asian Institute of Computer Studies

HOSPITALS: 
James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital; Afable Medical Center; Alferos Hospital; Rigon's St. Medical Center; Mother and Child Hospital; Perpetual Help Hospital
       

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
  
    Merchant partners:        

    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Subic-Clark Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   109

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Subic Special Economic Zone
    Government agencies/branch offices:
Bureau of Immigration, Department of Trade and Industry, Land Transportation Office, National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System
    Consular Offices:
Estonia, Lithuania, 

LINKS:  
http://www.olongapocity.gov.ph/


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