Working on U.S. bases in the Philippines

Post Date: April 7, 2016 | Category: General Information


Professional Overseas Contractors

Contractors working in the Philippines will find themselves in an ethnically diverse and multicultural working environment that has been influenced by Spanish, American, Malay and Chinese cultures and traditions. The country has a highly skilled and educated work force, and a thriving economy.

The economic boom and presence of international corporations has made the Philippines a popular destination for expats seeking work opportunities abroad. The mining, construction and tourism industries offer the most opportunities for expats. Many also move to the Philippines to teach a foreign language, while call centers and other business outsourcing units are another booming sector.

Recent Activity on the Island

The Philippines has offered the United States eight bases where it can build facilities to store equipment and supplies under a new security deal, a military spokesman said last week, amid rising tension with China over the South China Sea.

Currently contractors such DynCorp International already have contracts under Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific) to provide operations support services within the Republic of the Philippines.

The bases include:

Antonio Bautista Air Base. Located near the capital of the island province of Palawan, which is strategically located near the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

Basa Air Base. Located about 40 miles northwest of the Philippines' capital, Manila, the air base was originally constructed by the U.S. Army Air Corps before the Second World War.

Fort Magsaysay. Located on the northern Island of Luzon, Fort Magsaysay is the largest military installation in the Philippines, and is one of the primary training areas of the Philippine Army.

Lumbia Air Base. Located on the southern island of Mindanao, the air base is connected to a civilian airport. Local media reports say construction of a new U.S. facility will begin soon.

Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base. Located on Mactan Island of the coast of Cebu in the central Philippines. It was originally built by the U.S. Air Force before the American pullout in the early 1990s.

The U.S. plans to set up “permanent logistics facilities to support rotational deployments,” said one defense official familiar with the agreement. The Pentagon is likely to invest heavily on construction projects to enhance capacity at those five bases.

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8 Responses to “Working on U.S. bases in the Philippines”

  1. Comment made by Erik Marlowe on Apr 7th 2016 at 08:40:

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  4. Comment made by Manuel Vallinas on Apr 11th 2016 at 15:04:

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    Fayetteville, NC 28311
    E-mail: [email protected]
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    P 910-758-9733

    April 11, 2016

    I am applying for Construction Project Manager position.
    This position was fit very well with my education, experience, and career interests.

    My experience during more twenty years as a project manager gave me exposure to both Engineering and Business Administration. I worked as a project general manager where I gained Knowledge of trained employees in relation to production, quality and efficiency.
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  5. Comment made by Mark Lewis on Apr 16th 2016 at 03:32:

    What are the positions and pay?
    How would one apply to work at the Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base?

    Cebu/Lapu-Lapu City is my 2nd home. I have a car there and a place to stay already since I rent a house there for my fiancé.

  6. Comment made by Romel Madlangbayan on Apr 16th 2016 at 19:27:

    I have over 30 years experience in electrical engineering design, construction, and managing US Department of Defense projects (US Air Force and US Army Corps of Engineers) in California (Vandenberg AFB & Los Angeles AFB), Germany (HQ USAFE at Ramstein AB), Guam (Andersen AFB), Japan (Misawa AB & Yokota AB), and Korea (US Army Corps of Engineers Far East District, Central Resident Office, Osan AB).

    Retired from US Department of Defense, US Air Force Civilian Engineer on 30 April 2011. Held Secret Clearance until retirement date of 30 April 2011.

    I would be delighted to begin my 2nd career with your company. I look forward to speaking with you.

    I was born and raised in Angeles City, Philippines. I speak the tagalog and pampango language.

  7. Comment made by Markings on Apr 30th 2016 at 04:13:

    I’m a Filipino engineer experienced in MILCON projects of US Air Force and US Army Corp of Engineer. I am interested to work in US Bases in the Philippines. I had been working for the past 6 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. I welcome job employment for Navfac projects herein the Philippines. My cellphone numbers; +63 908 606 4402. +63 915 344 8346/ Landline +632 785 5728 My email: [email protected]; [email protected]; Skype ID: markings1

  8. Comment made by Swagman on Nov 24th 2016 at 23:37:

    My name is Simeon A Dela Merced Jr retired Phil Navy and willing to work with you since that your working location is here in the Philippines.I have a work experienced in Vip security,explosives disposal,and underwater works,roving guard.I’m a member of Phil Contengent to United Nations in East Timor in 2000 as a peacekeeper and in 2006 i deployed in West Africa Liberia as the counter assault team to a high profile personalities of UN staff.
    I’m looking forward to work with your good company.My cellphone number is +63 922 386 3780.My email: [email protected]

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