Philippines

Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122

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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PH to build modular nuclear power plants

Manila Standard Today 02 Aug 2020
The Philippines may soon establish modular nuclear power plants off the grid, subject to the issuance of relevant legislative laws, the Department of Energy said over the weekend ... Philippine Energy Plan by 2027....
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Alminaza: Fuelling hope, powering a just recovery

Sun Star 02 Aug 2020
Clean energy advocates, including us from the Diocese of San Carlos, in particular, waited to hear about what is next for the development of renewable energy sources and reduction of the Philippines' dependence on coal. Last year, the president had issued marching orders urging the Department of Energy to fast-track these two....
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Win wants gov’t to adopt e-vehicles

Manila Standard Today 02 Aug 2020
According to the 2018 Philippine Statistical Yearbook, the country imports 96.84% of crude oil ... Gatchalian is also sponsoring the measure to further promote and adopt electric vehicles in the country, which he says will help reduce Philippine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and foster greater energy independence....
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PSEi poised to trade below 6,000

Manila Standard Today 02 Aug 2020
The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange Index is expected continue to trade ... Top price gainers include First Gen Corp., which rose 13 percent to P26.95; AC Energy Philippines Inc., which advanced 10.9 percent to P2.55; and Semrara Mining Corp., which climbed 5.5 percent to P9.95....
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’Blanket force majeure’ urged on power plants

Manila Bulletin 02 Aug 2020
Advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc ... Dimagiba primarily directed his plea to the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association Inc. (PIPPA) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to help reduce electricity rates for consumers especially with the lingering community quarantine declarations of the government ... ....
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UAE launches start-up operations at first nuclear power plant

The Jakarta Post 01 Aug 2020
The United Arab Emirates has begun start-up operations in the initial unit of its first nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said on Saturday ... ENEC said its subsidiary Nawah Energy ... Philippines takes 'major step' toward using nuclear power....
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DOE endorses $50M oil, gas exploration deals

Manila Standard Today 31 Jul 2020
The applications are part of the agency’s Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program, which aims to boost investment opportunities in oil and gas exploration activities and develop indigenous petroleum resources within undisputed Philippine sovereign territory....
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Group bucks nuclear energy plan

The Philadelphia Inquirer 31 Jul 2020
The Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (Agham) said using nuclear energy would only worsen the Philippines' reliance on imported fuel....
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Group raises alarm over Duterte’s interest on nuclear energy in PH

The Philadelphia Inquirer 31 Jul 2020
... Rodrigo Duterte's order to conduct a government study on introducing nuclear energy to the Philippines' power generation mix....
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Philippines takes 'major step' toward using nuclear power

Gulf News 30 Jul 2020
The Philippines has taken a big step towards tapping nuclear power, its energy minister said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte created an inter-agency panel to study the adoption of a national nuclear energy policy....
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DOST, UP jointly develop ‘severe wind hazard map’

Manila Standard Today 30 Jul 2020
Funded by the DOST and monitored by the DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development, the researchers from the program “Severe Wind Hazard and Risk Assessment for Cebu City” developed fundamental datasets and ......
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Gatchalian urges caution on PH nuclear energy program study

Manila Bulletin 30 Jul 2020
Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Energy and Science and Technology departments on Thursday to proceed with caution on President Duterte’s orders to conduct a government study of a nuclear energy program for the Philippines ... 116 creating the Nuclear Energy Program Inter-Agency ......
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Senator calls for ‘utmost transparency’ in gov’t nuclear energy study

The Philadelphia Inquirer 30 Jul 2020
MANILA, Philippines --- Transparency "should be the guiding post" of the government's planned feasibility study on introducing nuclear ......
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