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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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Economic fundamentals and policy continuity

Manila Standard 23 May 2022
Marcos and the incoming energy chief should take a more serious look at the prohibitive electricity rates in the Philippines ... Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chairperson Agnes Devanadera, whose stint in the agency has honed her skills in balancing the interests of consumers and ......

Gasoline prices up by P3.95/liter; diesel on rollback by P2.30/liter

Manila Bulletin 23 May 2022
In an advisory sent to the Department of Energy (DOE), Pilipinas Shell in ... For the Philippine oil market, industry players are currently at wait-and-see stance as the incoming administration has yet to name its new Energy Secretary and for it to lay down its energy policies....

German firm, Mapua ink partnership

The Manila Times 23 May 2022
"Through the Lipp-Mapua partnership, we were able to localize an important element of the German training system here in the Philippines and support waste-to-energy research," Zimmer added ... "As a tropical country, the Philippines has plenty of organic material whose biogas yield has not yet been tested....

'BUHAWI': Boosting PH's promise for more jobs through exportation, commercialization of defense products

Manila Bulletin 23 May 2022
As the implementing agency, the DOST-MIRDC with the funding support from the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development, spearheaded the first phase of the project in 2019 that included the design and development of the BUHAWI’s mechanical element system....

ERC firming up regulation on smart meters

Manila Bulletin 23 May 2022
... for International Development (USAID), which engaged RTI International as its consultant under the US Government’s Asia Enhancing Development and Growth Through Energy (EDGE) Initiative; and that is done in collaboration with the USAID’s Energy Secure Philippines (ESP) endeavor....

First Gen mulls gas plants’ conversion to hydrogen

Manila Bulletin 23 May 2022
Hydrogen is widely touted as a cleaner energy ... In the updated Philippine Energy plan, Lopez specified that natural gas will still serve as “an enabler of intermittent renewable energy like wind and solar, which will help keep the lights on when these sources are not available.”....

Pacific Delights: Asian players dominate U.S. Women’s Open

The Pilot 23 May 2022
Trophies have been lifted by athletes from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, China and the Philippines ... That changed when the 19-year-old representing the Philippines steadied herself from a rough start on Sunday at The Olympic Club ... They gave me so much energy....

Saso Storms Back, Outlasts Them All at Olympic

The Pilot 23 May 2022
Women’s Open and it was one for the ages, needing three extra holes before Yuka Saso of the Philippines bested Nasa Hataoka of Japan and hoisted the winner’s trophy after a final round that had more twists and turns than fabled Lombard Street in the City by the Bay ... They gave me so much energy....

BPI ramps up support for renewable energy projects

The Philippine Star 23 May 2022
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands continues to help ramp up the use of renewable energy in the country after committing to stop all lending to coal-fired power plants by 2033 .......

Envoys, BBM talk on wide-ranging matters

Manila Standard 23 May 2022
Presumptive president FerdinandBongbong” Marcos Jr ... HOST OF ENVOYS ... Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte issued an executive order earlier this year making nuclear power part of the country’s planned energy mix. The Philippines—regularly affected by electricity outages—relies on imported carbon-belching coal for more than half of its power generation....

PH, France national film agencies sign new cooperation agreement

Manila Standard 22 May 2022
The signing of the agreement happened at the Philippine-Singapore Pavilion during the 75th Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film ... We are full of optimism; we are full of energy to launch a new move in the industry in Europe and with our partnerships with the Philippines,” Henrard shared during his thanksgiving speech....

Transformative innovation, expansion sa Aboitiz Group

Sun Star 22 May 2022
Sa AboitizPower, ang kompaniya nilusad sa iyang Data Innovation Program pinaagi sa pagtultol sa kasulbaran sa real operational problems ug pagpalambo sa energy solutions. Ang banking arm Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), nagpadayon sa paghatag og self-service ug ......

Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis

The Observer 22 May 2022
Argentina, Tunisia, Pakistan and the Philippines, highly dependent on food and energy imports, were among many other middle- or lower-middle-income countries facing an elevated risk of civil unrest by the end of 2022, it suggested ... That’s a prospect now facing insecure and unpopular regimes from Peru, the Philippines and Cuba to Lebanon and Tunisia....

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