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Subic, officially the '', is a of the Philippines in the province of,. According to the, it has a population of people.It is located along the northern coast of Subic Bay. Like Iba, the provincial capital, and neighboring Olongapo City, Subic is a fast-growing municipality/town and is expected to become a component city in the future, as well as increase in income. It is a former home of one of the largest US military facilities outside of the US mainland, the Subic Bay Naval Base.EtymologyThe native Zambales inhabitants called the area Hubek, which means "head of a plough"; Spanish missionary priests mispronounced the name as Subiq. By the time of the American Occupation, "Subiq" was mispronounced as Subig. Eventually, the name reverted to "Subiq", but the letter 'q' was replaced with letter 'c'.HistoryIn 1572, Juan de Salcedo, the Mexico-born Spanish conquistador and grandson of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, founded Zambales during his exploration of northern Luzon. Subic was founded in the late 1607 when Augustinian friars headed by Rev. Fr. Rodrigo de San Miguel, this we're started that the natives in Subic especially Negritos and Aetas was Christianized under the rule of SpainSpanish periodIn September 1762, the British invaded the Philippines and took over the Spanish main naval base in Manila Bay. This prompted the Spanish military to scout for the next promising naval station. The expedition returned with the good news for the naval command - a natural bounty and deep waters at Subic Bay. King Alfonso XII issued a decree in 1884 that declared Subic as "a naval port and the property appertaining thereto set aside for naval purposes." Construction of an arsenal and ship repair yard ensued March 8 the following year, as ordered by the new settlers' Naval Commission. Subic Bay's potential as naval station was realized by the Americans. Commodore George Dewey and his men engaged in a battle that destroyed the Spanish Army in 1898, and the Americans took over Subic Bay in December 10, 1899.Subic is in Zambales Province. Make your own Subic vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Philippines trip itinerary builder app .
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