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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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'Saddest elephant in the world' dies aged 49 after spending most of her life alone: ...

TheNewsHOOK 29 Nov 2023
'Saddest elephant in the world' dies aged 49 after spending most of her life alone. Footage of her final hours shows Mali using the last of her energy to greet children at the Philippines zoo where she was kept .......

World Bank help sought on reducing PH electricity rates

Manila Bulletin 28 Nov 2023
The Department of Energy (DOE) is keenly seeking the assistance of the World Bank and other development-partners on sorting out policies as well as funding mechanisms that can bring down Philippine electricity rates as the country advances into its energy transition agenda leaning mainly on renewables....

Maharlika Consortium wins Philippines microgrid tender

PV Magazine 28 Nov 2023
The Philippines Department of Energy says the Maharlika Consortium – representing three companies – will develop two microgrid hybrid solar and diesel generator power plants for "underserved" communities located on Panlaitan island and the island of Mindoro. The Philippines ......

Oil firm lauds gov’t efforts to assert rights over WPS

Manila Standard 28 Nov 2023
An oil and gas exploration company lauded the Marcos administration for asserting the Philippines’ rights over the West Philippine Sea (WPS). PXP Energy Corp ... PXP subsidiary Forum Energy Plc operates Service Contract 72 or the Recto Bank, while PXP operates SC 75....

Penalties for WPS ‘violators’ pushed

Manila Standard 28 Nov 2023
Senate Bill 2492 or the Philippine Maritime Zones Act, imposes a fine of US$600 up to US$1,000 on foreigners who illegally enter the country’s maritime zone or seas under its jurisdiction or territory ... The bill also provides that the laws of the Philippines will prevail in these areas....

Basic Energy proposes e-transport program

Manila Standard 28 Nov 2023
Basic Energy said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange it would present its proposed Green Energy E-Transport Program (GEEP) to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and other related government agencies like the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ......

Global industry players re-assess impact of high LNG prices, infra investment plans

Manila Bulletin 28 Nov 2023
The Philippines is an energy market that is still at its entry phase when it comes to embracing LNG as part of its energy solution – and this is being lined up as ‘key transition fuel’ while the country navigates its way forward into having wider cleaner energy solutions – primarily renewable energy - in the decades to come....

Let’s contribute our share in addressing climate change

Manila Bulletin 28 Nov 2023
Those who want to avoid reparation, like corporate entities using fossil fuel, must shift to clean energy ... A shift to renewable energy, which has ... In the Philippines, a number of companies are now venturing into renewable energy — some into solar power and others into hydro power....

Foreign ambassadors emphasize Philippines’ importance as an economic partner

Arab Times 27 Nov 2023
MANILA, Philippines, Nov 27, (Agencies) ... Canada pledged investments aligned with the PhilippinesCOP economic security priorities, encompassing food security, energy security, climate change mitigation, educational partnerships, maritime domain awareness, and defense procurement....

DBP lends P1.4B for 8.4-MW Mindanao hydropower plant

The Manila Times 27 Nov 2023
DEVELOPMENT Bank of the Philippines (DBP) ... The construction of the 8.4-MW Maladugao River hydroelectric power plant bodes well for the people of Bukidnon and is a tangible manifestation of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s vision of an energy-sufficient Philippines," de Jesus said....

Foreign envoys highlight importance of PH as economic partner

Manila Bulletin 27 Nov 2023
Foreign envoys have cited the importance of the Philippines as an economic partner during the Stratbase ADR Institute's annual Pilipinas Conference on Nov 22.Photo from the US Embassy in the Philippines (Facebook) ... Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines David Hartman said the Philippines is an essential economic partner....

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