Subic Port Free Zone port, or whatever it is, is a Made-Safe-For-Whitey-Zone. Sanitized, gated, and sterile. So yes, that is a shithole or for others a perhaps a paradise. Outside the gates Olongapo is a bit grimy. The floating bars are around the corner in Barrio Barretto where the water is much cleaner. It's a nice filipino-style resort town. Largely expats. The floating bars and nightlife are not for the timid...thus it is a perfect place to throw down the old anchor.Is Subic still an utter shithole?