Subic Bay Naval Station
Facilities Handout

[This was a standard hand-out to all ships coming into Subic Bay Naval Station describing the facilities and services available on base.]


The object of this article is to aid those of you who have never been to Subic Bay, in finding suitable places to go. Subic Bay is located on the West Coast of the island of Luzon, approximately 35 miles north of entrance to Manila Bay.


Regular Liberty is limited to the Naval Base and an area within a radius of ten (10) miles from the Main Gate, and expires at the Main-Gate no later than 00:00 every day for U.S. Military Personnel, Officers and Enlisted. There is a 01:00-05:00 curfew in effect in the Subic Bay

Liberty beyond 8 radius of ten(l0) miles from the Naval Station Main Gate will require a special request, showing liberty address, together with the signature of a cognizant Commanding Officer or Executive Officer.

Special overnight liberty ma be granted to personnel to visit immediate families in North and Central Luzon.  Special authorization similar to that mentioned in the paragraph above is required.

The Main Gate of the Naval Base is the ONLY Gate authorized for Liberty Parties.

Loitering within the limits of the Naval Base after the expiration of liberty or after closing of various clubs, movies, and other authorized entertainment is prohibited.


The area of Santa Rita on the North end of Olongapo, North and West of Santa Rita River is out of bounds.

Personnel are not authorized to leave the highway between Maquinaya Beach and the Naval Station Main Gate, or to wander off the highways and populated areas in any part of the Naval Base.

During hours of darkness, servicemen on liberty in Olongapo are authorized to be in Jeepneys only on Magsaysay Drive and Manila Avenue from the Naval Station Main Gate (Gate No. 2) to the Grandilla Night Club and on those streets bordering the Public Market.

Venereal Diseases are a major problem in the Subic Bay area. The odds of contacting venereal disease are high. Don't jeopardize your future liberty and the health of your shipmates by exhibiting too much zeal while on liberty.


The Republic of the Philippines unit of currency is the Peso. The current rate is about 3.90 Pesos to 1 US dollar. This exchange rate may change. Personnel may exchange MPC for Pesos at the Navy Exchange booth (adjacent to the Main Gate leading to Olongopo) or Cashier's Window Main Navy Exchange. 
Hours of Operation are: 
Exchange Booth Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Main Exchange  Monday, Friday 08:00 to 17:00
Saturday 08:00 to 13:00


Jeepney service ($.05) is available in the Naval Station and Naval Supply Depot Areas. 

In Olongapo, Jeepney service is used exclusively and costs 10 centavos to any part of town. Personnel are advised to travel in Jeepneys with other Americans when traveling late at night in Olongapo and to stay on the main street. 

Commercial bus service to Manila is available at the Main Gate for personnel holding written, permission to leave the military reservation.


Numerous restaurants and clubs are operated on the Navel Base and personnel are strongly advised to patronize these activities rather than those in Olangapo. A station restaurant is open daily from 06:00 to 20:00  Various Navy Exchange Snack Bars are also available from 06:00 to 20:00 daily.  The New Officers, CPO, and Enlisted Men's' Clubs are highly recommended. All are air conditioned and are in close vicinity to boat landings. 

Personnel are not advised to eat in Olongalpo due to a general lack of sanitary facilities. However, four restaurants sometimes patronized are: The Admiral Restaurant for American and Philippine Food, El Papagayos for Mexican Food, Kings Restaurant and the Pagoda for Chinese food. Numerous bars are available and all employ hostesses except the American Legion Hall and a few smaller bars.


ENLISTED MEN'S' CLUB   It is completely air-conditioned, offers complete food and drink service from 11:00 to 24:00 daily, and features live music nightly plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Entertainment is provided nightly, consisting of local and Manila acts, from 19:00 - 23:00.
BINGO is conducted each Wednesday with substantial cash prizes.
Uniform of the Day or appropriate civilian attire is required.
CPO CLUB   Uniform of the Day or appropriate civilian clothing
  Monday-Friday 11:00 - 23:30 
  Saturday, Sunday, Holidays  10:00 - 01:00
  Monday- Friday 09:00 - 23:30
  Saturday 09:00 - 01:00
  Sunday 09:00 - 24:00
  Saturday 09:00 - 01:00
  Monday-Friday 15:00 - 23:00
  Sunday 15:00 - 24:00
  Sunday-Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  Friday-Saturday 11:00 - 01:00


ENLISTED MEN'S' CLUB   The Sky Club, the Enlisted Men's' Club at Cubi, is located in SEABEE Area about one mile from the Administrative area of the Naval Air Station. 
It has a snack bar, a stage, ample floor space that is well furnished with a large amount of dining tables and a souvenir counter.
Beer and mixed drinks are served.
Movies are shown every night except BINGO night.
  Monday-Thursday 16:00 - 23:30
  Friday 16:00 - 23:30
  Saturday 13:00 - 00:30
  Sunday-Holidays 13:00 - 22:30
CPO CLUB    The CPO Mess (Open), better known as The Top O The Mark serves beer and mixed drinks. 
Food is served at the snack bar and in the dining room.
BINGO is played on Thursday beginning at 19:00, and is followed by a dance until 01:00.
Authorized uniform in the club is short sleeves unless otherwise specified. Appropriate civilian clothing is accepted as proper.
  Monday-Friday 11:00 - 23:30
  Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
  Sunday 09:00 - 24:00
OFFICERS' CLUB   Located across from the Cubi Recreation Center. 
Drinks are served at reasonable prices. Steaks, sandwiches, and other short orders from the snack be are available in the bar.
Dinner is served in the dining room. 
Short sleeve shirts are appropriate civilian attire.
Happy hour is scheduled each Friday night from 16:00 to 18:00.
16:00 - 18:00
and the days
preceding Holidays
 09:00 - 01:00


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