IT IS my duty to inform all stakeholders in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone that the scheduled port call of the cruise ship MV World Dream in Subic on Wednesday, January 29, has been cancelled by Genting Cruise Lines, the operator of the cruise liner, in face of the circumstances on the ground.
It has been two days of tedious representations with concerned government offices and negotiations with other interested parties, but now the Subic Bay Freeport community can breathe a sigh of relief in the outcome that, we hope, is acceptable and satisfactory to all.
I would like to reiterate here the continuing trust of the SBMA on the Department of Health and its Bureau of Quarantine, which has put in place various measures in order to assure the safety and security of Subic and other host communities that cruise ships visit.
We should also thank the vigilance and sobriety of the Subic Bay Freeport community in face of the hysteria caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak in other Asian countries, and for the malasakit of the people to decide and act for the common good.
Again, we have shown that together, we are stronger and that the seemingly impossible takes only a bit longer to accomplish. Maraming salamat po sa pagmamalasakit sa Subic!
AMY T. EISMA
SBMA Chair and