Olongapo City, my hometown, is a part of Zambales that became famous and known through the years with the motto that reads “Bawal Ang Tamad sa Olongapo” and later on people came up to another one that says “Fighting For Excellence” or “Aim High”. This was due to the time when Mt. Pinatubo erupted and at the same time when Americans bid goodbye to the Subic Naval Base.
At first it was a horrifying experience for all the residents. They never thought the place would be saved from the killer volcano. Plus the fact that Americans vacating the Base has affected a lot of people whom have lost their jobs. But as what the sayings go “Bawal Ang Tamad Sa Olongapo” and “Fighting For Excellence” led the people to strive more and get up from where we have left off. That was the time when the Subic Bay Freeport Zone was made. Continue reading