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The Philippines (i/ˈfɪlpnz/; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,500 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City; both are part of Metro Manila.

To the north of the Philippines across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan; Vietnam sits west across the South China Sea; southwest lies Malaysia in the island of Borneo across the Sulu Sea, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia; while to the east it is bounded by the Philippine Sea and the island-nation of Palau. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. At approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is the 72nd-largest country in the world.

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Germany, PH seek to boost trade ties

The Manila Times 22 Aug 2019
The Philippines and Germany seek to intensify their bilateral trade cooperation through the signing of the joint declaration of intent (JDoI) to establish the Joint Economic Commission (JEC). In a statement on Thursday, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce ......

NPA threatens to stop operation of power plants

The Manila Times 22 Aug 2019
... power plant three days after insurgents raided the facility in the southern Philippine province of Misamis Oriental. Norsen Manggubat, spokesman for the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the troubled region, lauded insurgents for the daring raid on Mindanao Energy....

PH to keep relying on coal for energy

The Manila Times 21 Aug 2019
COAL will stay as the leading source of energy in the Philippines amid the government’s continued push for renewable energy (RE), according to a unit of the Fitch Group ... Fitch Solutions said coal will continue to fuel developments in the Philippine energy sector despite President Duterte’s recent call to lower the....

DOE crafts smart grid framework

Manila Bulletin 21 Aug 2019
By Myrna M. Velasco The Department of Energy (DOE) is paving the pathway for Philippine power utilities to elevate service quality as well as equipment and asset deployments into the... ....

Fitch unit: Coal to remain dominant as renewable energy faces headwinds

The Philippine Star 21 Aug 2019
Coal-fired power plants are seen to dominate the Philippine power sector in the next decade as it remains to be the cheapest power source, while renewable energy development in the country continues to face headwinds, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said ... ....

RE auction eyed later this year

The Manila Times 20 Aug 2019
THE Department of Energy (DoE) is targeting to auction off 2,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy (RE) by year-end to entice more investors to develop RE facilities in the Philippines ... Last month, Cusi said the Energy department would bid off 2,000 MW of RE as part of capacity-building efforts....

DOE to continue offering oil, gas prospects under PCECP

The Philippine Star 19 Aug 2019
The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to continue offering oil and gas prospects under its Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP) after it received bids for only four out of 14 pre-determined areas (PDAs) amid challenges in the country’s upstream sector ... ....

Cebu’s king, queen of running extend dominance

Sun Star 18 Aug 2019
18, 2019. Lee, a computer engineering graduate, breasted the tape in 39 minutes and 36 seconds to defeat Mururi by 13 seconds in a thrilling finish for the 12K title ... The 23-year-old Lee is fresh from winning the mixed relay title in the Regent Aguila Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines ... Dagan Para ni Maning last month ... (RSC) ....

Oil exploration eyed in Barmm

Sun Star 17 Aug 2019
Sobejana’s statement came after the Energy World Group, a leading energy company, on Friday, August 16, discussed with military and Barmm officials its proposal to launch a natural oil exploration project in the autonomous region ... The Energy World Corporation, Ltd ... (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines) ....

Philippines passes law creating space agency

Kyodo 17 Aug 2019
8 the Philippine Space Act that will govern the country's space development and utilization policy ... Enrico Paringit of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development spelled out the practical benefits that key sectors in the country will get from space technology....

Sensecamp to host agro-tourism event in Cebu

Sun Star 15 Aug 2019
23-25, 2019 ... 16 ... http.// ... “Makesense Philippines has been engaging Filipino youth in the last four years with social entrepreneurship for social and environmental advocacies, such as sustainable tourism, agriculture and clean energy,” said Léa Klein, Makesense Philippines director....

Lopez Holdings H1 income hits P14.1B

The Manila Times 15 Aug 2019
saw its consolidated net income in the first half of 2019 soar to P14.12 billion on the back of the robust performance of its renewable energy (RE) and media units ... “The steady performance of the energy group under associate First Philippine Holdings Corp ... In a separate disclosure, FPH’s energy unit First Gen Corp....