Magsaysay Drive, Olongapo

If you remember Magsaysay Drive from the 70’s and 80’s, you’ll barely recognize it today. I walked up and down Magsaysay several times, looking for remnants of the old days. The only thing I could find was the entrance to the old Apple Club. That rounded, wide door frame is still there.

18 Responses to Magsaysay Drive, Olongapo

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  2. Steve says:

    looking for pics or info from teen high bar off the main drive

  3. Migel (Mike) Casillas says:

    Could u possibly post or send a picture of a place that used to be located as u went all the way straight out the gate and crossed shit river went all the way out till u got to the corner on magasaysay dr. right around the corner was a bar thousands of Marine Amtrackers would meet up at night or day and it was called the Malagaya Store (Amtrak Store). Alot of Marines would like to know what is there now. And have you heard of Ships comming back to Subic Bay again? Some of the Ladies that used to woirk there were Adell and Babe. Adell last i heard had all the Amtrak plaques from all units ever in phillipines along with pictures. alot of marines would like to say hello to adelle a very nice and respected women not your typical bar lady. Thankyou and would really appreciate your help, Thanks again.

    • Michael says:

      I was one of those Marines.. I wished I had pics of it list them in s flood..I was there 81..82..I a moving back.. Love it and the old store amtrakes we paid for all chairs juke almost cried reading what ya wrote.. My name is Michael Slaybaugh.. Yat yas..

      • greg carpenter says:

        Hey, man, who was your Gunny? Wasn’t Perez, was it? My name is Greg Carpenter and I did a couple WestPacs during that time. Spent many nights at the Store. Wow, I had forgotten about Adelle. Super nice lady.

    • Michael says:

      O good adell and babe…to funny adell has pics of me..

      • tom amey says:

        The Amtrac store where we new it is gone. Originally it moved down to near the corner of Magsaysay and Rizal, but is long gone from there as well. Talked to an old timer in a store nearby, she closed the Maligaya Store – no business after the base closed. I remember you Slaybaugh, Buddy of Lou Faircloth. You were a runner and took loads of vitamins. My last time in the Phils was in 2015 and Olongapo in 2010. I went and dove a few of the wrecks in Subic Bay. Stayed in Barrio Barretta.

  4. Supriadi says:

    I vitised Olongapo in 1985 and 1986. Actually I vitised my brother who was a civilian at Subic, but I was off the Base more then I was on it. I hung out in the Oak Barrel Bar on the same side of the street as Cindy’s Plaza. Do you know if the bar is still there? I had a most excellent time in that bar! I loved everything about visiting Olongapo, Baloy Beach, Clark Air Base, Bagio, just to name a few places, and riding the jeepneys and the Victory Liners, etc. I had a girlfriend that was stationed at Subic in the Navy and she lived out in town. Her maid and I had a blast all around town. Something I’ll never forget.

    • DC says:

      Do you remember the bands and singers that played in the Oak Barrel?

      • Kimberly says:

        Andy and Vicky were a husband and wife duo that played at the Oak Barrel in the early 80’s. My family was stationed in Subic Bay while my dad served on the USS Sterrett (US Navy). My parents took me to see them at The Oak Barrel frequently even though I was only about 11 years old (no drinking age)! Brings back memories.

    • Michael says:

      The store was on 9th. And razil

  5. Richard "Chick" Hanson AMS-1 says:

    I was there in 1965/66/67 Love that place

    • Donald Norris says:

      I was station at Cubi pt. from June 1965 t0 May, 1967! I was assigned to the Cubi Pt, weapons dept. AUW Shop! Sure as hell wasn’t any place in the world like Olongapo was in those days

  6. Biswanath says:

    i like sir Gordon vision for our cnrtouy…. but my concern and suggestion… pls translate this in ilokano, visaya (at kung may ano pa iba salita natin sa phils.) marami kc sa atin ang indi nakakaintindi ng tagalog lalo na ung mga tao nasa liblib na lugar… para naman maintindihan nila ung plataforma hinahain nio para sa bansa…siempre ang mga tao lalo na ung nasa liblib na lugar karamihan indi nakapag aral, siempre ang natatanim lang sa isipan ng mga tao nakatira sa mga liblib na lugar ay ang mga artista madalas nila napapanuod sa tv o sinehan kya kht ala flataporma maayos, dhl artista yun ang nanalo kaya suggestion lang po sir, i believe in you, translate nio po eto palabas na eto in different language we have at ipalabas ninyo sa mga liblib na lugar… tenk u po

  7. DC says:

    Just curious. You said you hung out at the Oak Barrel, but do not show any pics of it, or from there. Do you have any? Recall a band called the Buckaroos who played there in 80’s.

    • Michael says:

      I was at the siarra club or the Amtrac.k store..

    • Scott says:

      I heard “Edith and D’Buckaroos” at the Subic O club. Or possibly Cubi Pt. Amazing how she sounded exactly like whoever’s song she was singing. Her bass player did a better Johnny Cash than Johnny Cash.

  8. Stephen W. Gaudreau says:

    Are Servicemen Aloud In Olongapo City Or Are They Just Aloud In The Free Port Zone….

    Sgt Stephen W. Gaudreau
    USS. Okinawa LPH 3 Olongapo 1980
    USS Belleau Wood LHA 3
    USS Cleveland LPD 7
    USS Peleliu LHA 5
    USS Nimitz CVN 68
    Cubi Point 1982 To 1983

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