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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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Intensified efforts needed to forestall brownouts, ensure broad-based power supply

Manila Bulletin 26 May 2024
Already suffering from a protracted El Niño season, large areas of Luzon and Visayas teetered on the brink of electric power failure as the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) issued several Red and Yellow Alert notices last week....

What fraud looks like in the new nuclear business

The Manila Times 26 May 2024
With the agreement in place and now endorsed as valid, the Philippines can now take advantage of the technology and knowledge transfer in nuclear energy offered by the US government and the nuclear industry. Given that the Philippines' attitude toward nuclear energy can be most ......

The path to nuclear energy

The Philadelphia Inquirer 26 May 2024
Last week, on the sidelines of the high-level Indo-Pacific Business Forum, Energy ......

Gandler shows readiness to deliver as Laure rested against Iran

The Manila Times 26 May 2024
MANILA, Philippines — In an effort to preserve the health of starting outside hitter Eya Laure, Alas Pilipinas head coach Jorge Souza de Brito fielded second stringer Vanie Gandler and the national team rookie showed her readiness as a starter ... "I'm so proud of everyone and I'm so happy, not just for the team, the crowd really boosts our energy....

Investing in the Earth’s heat

The Philadelphia Inquirer 26 May 2024
The race to find clean and sustainable energy has never been ......

DOE, USAID ink nuclear energy pact

The Philippine Star 25 May 2024
The Department of Energy has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development to enhance the cooperation in nuclear energy between the Philippines and the US .......

Palawan power MoA signed

The Manila Times 25 May 2024
THE National Electrification Administration (NEA), Maharlika Investment Corp ... PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE ... PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE ... "The Marcos administration seeks to invest the Philippines' first sovereign wealth fund into key investments such as energy development to sustain the positive trajectory of the country's economy," he stressed .......

PH-US nuclear energy deal legal – DoJ

The Manila Times 24 May 2024
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) confirmed the legality of the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between the Philippines and the United States that was signed in November last year....

Bridging the educational gap in the indigenous peoples communities

Manila Standard 24 May 2024
But in developing countries like the Philippines, most households ......

Algo: Blue Economy Bill needs stronger climate lens

Sun Star 24 May 2024
FOR the Philippines to properly address the climate crisis, its laws and policies need to adapt to the present and projected reality ... SB 2450 would institutionalize a "blue economy framework," a development model that would ultimately create a diversified, sustainable economy concerning oceans, seas, and freshwater resources in the Philippines....

‘Midnight madness’ of rotational brownouts torment Luzon consumers

Manila Bulletin 24 May 2024
Based on data from system operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), 21 plants have been on forced outages; while six (6) have reported de-rated (reduced) generation capacities ... Power plant operator Team Energy Philippines advised that the Sual facility was already synchronized back to the grid as of 11.37pm on Thursday (May 23)....