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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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PetroSolar inks power supply deal with Shell Energy

Manila Bulletin 22 Sep 2023
PetroSolar Corporation (PSC), which is a subsidiary of Yuchengco-led PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC), has cemented a power supply agreement (PSA) with Shell Energy Philippines Inc ... electricity supplier (RES) business unit of the multinational energy giant in the Philippines....

PetroSolar signs 3-year supply deal with Shell Energy

Manila Standard 22 Sep 2023
(PEGC), said Friday it signed a three-year power supply agreement (PSA) with Shell Energy Philippines Inc ... This collaboration demonstrates Shell’s commitment to providing sustainable energy solutions to its customers in the Philippines,” said SEPH President Bernd Krukenberg....

ACEN subscribes to shares of 5 floating solar proponents

Manila Standard 22 Sep 2023
ACEN said in separate disclosures to the Philippine Stock Exchange it signed a subscription agreement with AC Laguna Solar Inc., SolarAce4 Energy Corp., AC Subic Solar,Inc., Ingrid2 Power Corp ... “The subscription price will be used by the SPV for development activities relating to renewable energy projects in the Philippines,” it said....

China, India lead Asia's biggest hydropower crunch in decades

Natural Gas World 22 Sep 2023
... vision to become a leader in the global energy business ... Hydropower output also plunged in other major Asian economies including India and Vietnam, as well as the Philippines and Malaysia, data from Ember and the International Energy Agency showed, mainly due to drier weather....

AIA Philippines to launch new global investment product in October

Manila Standard 21 Sep 2023
AIA Philippines will launch in October 2023 a high-performing investment product that captures opportunities in the global market, a top executive said Wednesday ... Ang said AIA Philippines has a more ambitious net zero target by 2030, with one of its buildings—Philam Life Center Cebu—already running on 100-percent renewable energy....

Enormous, Stinky, And Iconic “Corpse Flowers” Need Saving From Extinction

IFL Science 21 Sep 2023
For example, “Deforestation is the single greatest cause of species extinction in the Philippines, and Rafflesia is not spared,” they write ... for example, as an energy drink and fertility supplement in Indonesia, for backache and as a sexual stimulant in Thailand, and to stop internal bleeding and as an aphrodisiac in Malaysia....

UAE and Philippines seek to boost investment ties with a focus on Islamic finance

The National 20 Sep 2023
The UAE and the Philippines are seeking to boost investment and financial ties, with the Asian country looking to Islamic finance as a sector of focus ... The UAE and the Philippines have travelled a long road together ... The senior delegation from the Philippines is in the UAE as part of a familiarisation visit, Mr Diokno told The National last week....

'I'll put all my energy': New envoy vows to further strengthen PH, France ties

Manila Bulletin 20 Sep 2023
20, French Ambassador to the Philippines Marie Fontanel is now her country’s permanent resident envoy to Manila ...Leaving #Malacañang as official Ambassador of (France) to the (Philippines),” she wrote ... “As Ambassador of (France) to the (Philippines) I will put all my energy to contribute to strengthen further our bilateral cooperation,” she said....

Congress on track to pass 20 priority bills

The Manila Times 20 Sep 2023
... Program; valuation reform bill (package 3); e-governance bill; Ease of Paying Taxes; waste-to-energy bill; New Philippine Passport Act; Magna Carta for Seafarers; national government rightsizing bill; Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act; and amendment of the bank secrecy law....

PH to showcase exports, investment opportunities in China-ASEAN Expo 2023

Manila Bulletin 20 Sep 2023
Brics Ventures, Dataj Aquafarm Inc., Enature Energy Drinks Philippines Inc., Eng Seng Food Products, Lighthouse Cooperative, OneAsia Trader, Raspina Tropical Fruits Inc., Soyuz Foods International Inc., and 22 Propack Asia Corporation ... The Philippine National Pavilion is located at Zone B2....

Philex plans to venture into nickel mining

Manila Standard 20 Sep 2023
said at the Mining Philippines International Conference and Exhibition at EDSA Shangri-La Manila in Mandaluyong City ... He said companies may invest in the Philippines exploration of mineral resources; green metals processing; battery precursor production and end-user industries....

2 bills to go: House poised to complete LEDAC list 3 months in advance

Manila Bulletin 20 Sep 2023
Virology Institute of the Philippines, and 6 ... Waste-to-Energy Bill, 11. New Philippine Passport Act, 12.Magna Carta of Seafarers, 13 ... On the other hand, the proposed Philippine Salt Industry Development Act is undergoing deliberations in the bicameral conference committee, bringing ......

Kalye X is Spotify’s latest initiative dedicated to Pinoy hip-hop

Sun Star 20 Sep 2023
They passed on the energy of Pinoy hip-hop to us ... Inspired by the Kalye Hip-Hop playlist, the interactive graffiti street art installation by Kayo Cosio and Trip63 breathed life into the venue, while the dance battle featuring the Philippine All-Stars with music by DJ Jazz Zamora displayed hip-hop’s boundless energy....

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