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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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First for Indian infra majors: GMR Group builds its second airport terminal in Philippines

The Times of India 22 Jan 2021
The has built a new passenger terminal building (PTB) at Clark International Airport (CIA) near Manila, its second project in Philippines ... It is in a JV with Megawide Construction Corporation of Philippines operating and developing Mactan Cebu International Airport, the second largest airport of Philippines....

First Gen unit to begin work on Batangas LNG terminal

Manila Standard Today 21 Jan 2021
... construction] contractor McConnell Dowell and the engineering is underway with construction expected to start by March of this year,” First Gen executive vice president and chief commercial officer Jonathan Russell said during the virtual Philippine Energy Transition Forum....

FLI unveils REIT plans

Manila Bulletin 21 Jan 2021
It is home to the Philippines’ largest district cooling system to date that helps reduce energy consumption, provides greater efficiency, lowers the initial capital investment, reduces carbon dioxide emissions and enhances real estate value by freeing up building space for other uses....

PSALM pared liabilities by P40.1 billion in 2020

Manila Bulletin 20 Jan 2021
The asset-seller firm similarly highlighted that it “successfully collected deferred privatization proceeds amounting to P38.656 billion,” and such comprised of payments remitted by Independent Power Producer Administrators (IPPAs); and the concession fee payments of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines....

Imee pushes revival of home gardening

Journal Online 20 Jan 2021
“There’s no shortage of seeds waiting to be sown, only people willing to get things done,” Marcos said ... Suggested Articles ... Pagpapataw ng multa sa bill shock, makatwiran NAPABILIB at pinasalamatan ni Senador Imee Marcos si Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chairperson. PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Debold M ... ....

Shell PH bullish, eyes 70 new outlets

Manila Standard Today 19 Jan 2021
The Shell Companies in the Philippines unveiled a plan to expand the retail network with additional 50 to 70 outlets and extend its newly-launched power business, a top executive said Monday night ... SCIP launched its power business under Shell Energy Philippines Inc ... “You can expect bigger things from Shell Energy Philippines Inc....

Govt collects P178B thru fuel marking

The Manila Times 19 Jan 2021
Inc., Jetti Petroleum Inc., Total and Filoil Energy Co., Marubeni Philippines Corp., PTT Philippines Corp., Micro Dragon Petroleum Inc., Goldenshare Commerce, Warbucks Industries Inc., Era1 Petroleum Corp., High Glory Subic International Logistics Inc., SL Harbor Bulk Terminal Corp., Jadelink Subic Inc., SL Gas, Power Fill, and Petro Trade....

Shell to increase Philippines investments

The Philippine Star 19 Jan 2021
The local unit of Royal Dutch Shell is committing more investments in Philippines despite its refinery closure as it reshapes it portfolio by venturing into clean energy solutions on top of expanding its core business ... ....

PCC approves buy-out of SN Power

Manila Bulletin 18 Jan 2021
SN Power has investments in hydro-power businesses in the Philippines through a joint venture with Aboitiz Renewables Inc ... Until this transaction, Scatec Solar had no operations in the Philippines, but is engaged in developing, building, and operating renewable energy power plants globally....

Anti-trust body okays Scatec-SN transaction

Manila Standard Today 18 Jan 2021
The Philippine Competition ... Until this transaction, acquiring entity Scatec Solar has no operations in the Philippines, but is engaged in developing, building and operating renewable energy power plants globally....

Geothermal investors seek ‘risk insurance perks’ for new projects

Manila Bulletin 18 Jan 2021
Fernando Penarroyo, member of the board of trustees of the National Geothermal Association of the Philippines (NGAP), indicated that the proposed risk mitigation fund was already recommended formally to the government – via the Department of Energy (DOE), but concrete action on it is still being awaited....

DOE names Philodrill as Mindoro lead oil company

Manila Standard Today 18 Jan 2021
Philodrill now holds 81.48 percent of SC 53, while Anglo Philippine Holdings Corp ... Philodrill said in a previous disclosure the company, along with non-operator partners Anglo Philippine Holdings and Basic Energy Corp., were surprised by the decision of DOE as they had all been demanding MPOGI to rectify the operator’s operational deficiency....