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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Solar PH taps local, foreign partners for new projects

Manila Standard Today 29 Oct 2020
Solar Philippines said Thursday it is speeding up the construction of solar power projects with joint venture partners following the Department of Energy’s declaration of a moratorium on new coal plants ... a leader in the global energy transition,” Leviste said....
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Gov’t urged to address grid integration, food competition vs RE installations

Manila Bulletin 29 Oct 2020
... installations that will spark off tension vis-a-vis the country’s overarching agenda toward a sustainable energy-water-food nexus, especially so since the Philippines is already heavily leaning on importation of food supply which could have otherwise been harvested domestically....
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Gov’t imprimatur sought on CNOOC deal for Recto Bank exploration

Manila Bulletin 29 Oct 2020
Pangilinan-led PXP Energy Corporation is seeking the imprimatur of the Philippine government as to the next steps it must pursue relative to its joint exploration deal with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for oil and gas exploration at the Recto Bank offshore northwest Palawan basin....
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DA sets P795-M fund for Quinta-hit areas

Manila Bulletin 29 Oct 2020
Typhoon Quinta flattens a banana plantation in Dayap, Pola, Oriental Mindoro when it made its fifth landfall before heading to the West Philippine Sea on Oct ... Energy Secretary Alfonso G ... hit by Quinta, which already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) two days ago....
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DOE halts coal projects, opens up geothermal sector

Sun Star 28 Oct 2020
“As the Philippine Department of Energy re-evaluates the appropriateness of our current energy mix vis-a-vis our energy goals, I am optimistic that this would lead to more opportunities for RE to figure prominently in our country's energy future,” he said....
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DoE issues ban on new coal plants

The Manila Times 28 Oct 2020
“As the Philippine Department of Energy reevaluates the appropriateness of our current energy mix vis-a-vis our energy goals, I am optimistic that this would lead to more opportunities for RE to figure prominently in our country’s energy future,” he said....
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US company investing P11b in Batangas gas import terminal

Manila Standard Today 28 Oct 2020
“Since receiving a notice-to-proceed from the Philippine DOE in late 2019, Excelerate has worked diligently to develop Filipinas LNG so that the energy markets can be prepared for the next chapter after Malampaya,” Wangdi said ...Energy markets in the Philippines are dynamic and will change over time....
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Gov’t opens full foreign ownership to integrated geothermal projects

Manila Bulletin 28 Oct 2020
Energy Secretary Alfonso G ... The Philippine government has opened full foreign ownership in the geothermal segment of the energy industry, but under the condition that investments must be done in integrated steam resource development and power projects. Energy Secretary Alfonso G ... National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) Chairperson Monalisa C....
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Power firms support shift from coal to clean energy

Manila Standard Today 28 Oct 2020
Energy companies, environmental groups and consumers on Wednesday welcomed the Department of Energy’s declaration of a moratorium on endorsements for greenfield or new coal power plants ... also expressed support to the DOE’s efforts to make the Philippine energy system more flexible, resilient and sustainable ... AC Energy Inc....
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Seek Philippine economic recovery opportunities amid pandemic

China Daily 28 Oct 2020
The Philippines' GDP is expected to contract by 7.3 percent this year, according to The Asian Development Outlook 2020 released on Sept 15 by ADB ... Is the Philippine economy expected to recover in the short term? ... The Philippines and China can strengthen cooperation in self-bred and hybrid rice breeding, biomass energy and abaca fiber production....
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DOST assists Kumu livestream community platform

Manila Bulletin 28 Oct 2020
A Filipino-founded streaming startup called “Kumu” secured funding worth $5 million through the help of the QBO Innovation Hub, a Department of Science and TechnologyPhilippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) assisted network of incubators and hubs....
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Negros Oriental inaugurates EDC-sponsored Covid-19 testing facility

Sun Star 28 Oct 2020
THE provincial government of Negros Oriental, Lopez geothermal energy leader Energy ... In total, EDC generates over 40 percent of the Philippines’ renewable energy output and serves about 10 percent of the country’s overall electricity demand with its installed capacity of 1,499MW....
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House Minority backs P20-B institutional amendments during Bicam meetings

Manila Bulletin 28 Oct 2020
Also green-lit were P500 million to the Energy Regulatory Commission for self-sufficiency and renewable energy (RE); P400 million to the Philippine National Oil Company for RE development and modernization; and P300 million to the Department of Health for mental health purposes....

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