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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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Holcim sustains use of alternative fuel

The Manila Times 28 Mar 2020
Leading cement maker Holcim Philippines Inc ... Through its waste management unit Geocycle, Holcim Philippines utilized in 2019 more than 170,000 tons of waste materials from industries and communities as alternative fuel and raw materials with its co-processing technology....

Gatchalian: Extend LPG price freeze

Journal Online 28 Mar 2020
The Department of Energy (DOE) earlier imposed a 15-day price freeze on LPG and Kerosene products after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a State of Calamity in the whole Philippines due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Senate Committee on Energy chairman said imposing ......

Listed energy firms go online for stockholders’ meetings

Inquirer 27 Mar 2020
Several energy firms have opted for remote or online attendance for their ... In separate disclosures, Ayala-led AC Energy Philippines Inc....

AC Energy, Vietnam firm to expand wind project

The Manila Times 25 Mar 2020
AC Energy Inc ... “This latest addition to the Mui Ne Project is a significant stride towards AC Energy’s 2025 goal of reaching 5 GW (gigawatts) of renewables capacity in the Philippines and around the region,” AC Energy International Chief Operating Officer Patrice Clausse....

Global Geothermal Power Market 2020-2024 | Evolving Opportunities with Aboitiz Power Corp. and Berkshire Hathaway ...

The Marshall News Messenger 25 Mar 2020
The market is driven by the advantages of geothermal energy. In addition, the growing technological advances in the geothermal energy industry is anticipated to boost the growth of the geothermal power market. Geothermal energy is emerging as one of the most reliable sources of renewable energy ... Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co ... Energy Development Corp....

AC Energy signs deal to pursue 2nd phase of wind farm project in Vietnam

Manila Standard Today 25 Mar 2020
“This latest addition to the Mui Ne project is a significant stride towards AC Energy’s 2025 goal of reaching five gigawatts [5,000 MW] of renewables capacity in the Philippines and around the region,” Patrice Clausse, chief operating officer of AC Energy International, said in a statement....

COVID claims power bigwig Dr. Alan Ortiz

Manila Standard Today 23 Mar 2020
Ortiz, president of the Philippine Council for Foreign Relations, who passed away in Paris early morning on Monday while he was on a business delegation in France due to complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus ... Tetchi Capellan, chief executive officer of SunAsia Energy Inc....

Another big-time oil price rollback 

Journal Online 23 Mar 2020
PTT Communications officer Jhay Julian said they will implement the same price adjustments along with Seaoil, Unioil and Total Philippines....

Phoenix PH, others to cut oil pump prices,

Manila Standard Today 20 Mar 2020
“As the potential impact of the COVID-19 enhanced community quarantine resulted to lessen most of the economic activities in the Philippine energy sector, this crisis shall not diminish our roles to fully cooperate with the government and provide 24/7 energy services to our consumers,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said....

Meralco halts meter reading amid quarantine

Manila Standard Today 20 Mar 2020
Meralco said that for customers with meters scheduled to be read from March 17 to April 14, billing would be based on the average consumption for the past three months, as prescribed by the Energy Regulatory Commission ... “The Philippine energy family is in full solidarity with the entire nation in the battle against COVID-19....

Ayala consolidates domestic, foreign energy businesses

Inquirer 19 Mar 2020
... group's power generation platform, is consolidating its overseas and domestic businesses by ramping up stake in AC Energy Philippines Inc....

Power demand falls 30% amid Luzon community quarantine as economy slows

Manila Standard Today 19 Mar 2020
He said to ensure the unimpeded delivery of energy services during 30-day quarantine imposed in Luzon, the department’s Energy Resource Development Bureau promptly addressed the operational concerns of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.-Malampaya Deep Water Gas Field, or Service Contract No....

DOE assures 24/7 power supply amid Luzon quarantine, project delays

Inquirer 19 Mar 2020
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday assured a stable, 24/7 power supply as millions of Luzon ......