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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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Campaign for carbon neutrality in mobility gains ground

The Manila Times 13 Aug 2022
THE shift to various forms of next-generation electric vehicles (xEVs) is rapidly accelerating in the Philippines, with the industry seeing the fastest adoption rates yet since the very first hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) was introduced commercially in the country in 2009....

Philippine bourse sees firms raising $3.6b on capital markets this year

Gulf News 13 Aug 2022
Philippine firms, including renewable energy companies, are pursuing expansion plans this year, banking on an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “At the moment, we cannot hit the same record we did last year,” Philippine Stock Exchange president and CEO Ramon Monzon told reporters....

DOE sets ‘corrective policies’ to lure fresh oil exploration investments

Manila Bulletin 12 Aug 2022
“I think we don’t even have to look far into the West Philippine Sea right nowwe’re looking at the areas that are clearly undisputed; and we’re also looking at the near-fields around Malampaya,” Energy Secretary Raphael P ... at ‘conflict areas’ within the West Philippine Sea....

Driving mobility together: PH E-Vehicle Summit back

Manila Standard 12 Aug 2022
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), together with the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nissan Philippines Inc., is hosting the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) set on October 20 and 21, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center Manila....

Marcos swears in new gov’t execs, ambassador

Manila Bulletin 12 Aug 2022
swore in three government officials, including the Philippines’ new envoy to Japan ... During the meeting, their discussion centered on climate change, the Bangsamoro peace process and Norway’s plans to bring in more investments to the Philippines, particularly on renewable energy....

Globe gets ISO certification for EnMS

The Manila Times 12 Aug 2022
The certification will also enable Globe to pursue alternative energy sources and energy-saving technology and equipment in its operations ... It has also shifted 14 key facilities to 100-percent renewable energy through power purchase agreements with retail electricity suppliers aligned with the Philippines' policy on clean power....

Cutting edge green building opens in South Taguig

Manila Standard 12 Aug 2022
Savya Financial Center has been pre-certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, and on-track for the Philippine Green Building Council’s BERDE Certification, International WELL Building Institute’s WELLTM Building Standard, and the ......

Shift to indigenous energy long time coming

The Manila Times 11 Aug 2022
The US Agency for International Development has allotted $34 million for its Energy Secure Philippines program "to support a more ... The USTDA has completed 33 energy projects for the Philippines that have been credited by US companies by generating over $557 million in US exports....

Fitch Solutions hikes PH growth outlook

The Manila Times 11 Aug 2022
Because the Philippines is a net energy importer, meanwhile, high energy prices will continue to have a negative impact on domestic savings and consequently investment ... volatility in energy prices, which would further dampen investor interest and the Philippines' trade position....

Geoscientist on mothballed BNPP: ‘We need to keep an open mind’

Manila Bulletin 11 Aug 2022
Romero made the statement as one of the panelists in a webinar on “Integrated Energy Solutions Addressing Security and Sustainability” hosted by the Department of Science and Technology- Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), in partnership with the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST)....

Siemens Gamesa takes 70-MW turbine order in Philippines

Renewables Now 11 Aug 2022
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME.SGRE) has booked an order to supply 70 MW of its turbines for a wind farm project in the Philippines, it announced on Friday. The Philippines-based energy group ACEN Corporation (PSE.ACEN) placed the ......

JAZA and Fernando

Manila Standard 11 Aug 2022
JAZA and Fernando are at the helm of Ayala Corp., the Philippines’ oldest business house ... With P1.4 trillion in assets and net worth of P583 billion, Ayala Corp, is one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines ... ACEN is the listed energy platform of the Ayala Group....

NEFIN sets foot in Singapore with plans to invest at least USD 73m

Renewables Now 11 Aug 2022
... the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Singapore's top energy retailer, Tuas Power Supply (TPS) ... NEFIN’s major shareholder is ACEN Corp (PSE.ACEN), which, in turn, is the listed energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation....

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