Philippines

Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122

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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9 investors seek clearance from Philippines for energy exploration

Xinhua 20 May 2019
MANILA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Nine local and foreign investors are seeking clearance from the Department of Energy (DOE) of the Philippines for their targeted nomination service areas in petroleum blocks under the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP), the DOE said on Monday....
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New deadline for gas applications

The Manila Times 17 May 2019
THE Department of Energy (DoE) has extended the deadline for the filing of application to explore and develop petroleum resources in the Philippines at the request of investors ... It replaced the Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR) scheme where the DoE offered available areas for exploration and development and then solicited proposals....
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Duterte's Japan trip expected to secure 10 business deals

Sun Star 17 May 2019
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez revealed this on Thursday, May 16, saying the business agreements would allow existing Japanese firms in the Philippines to expand their operations in the fields of electronics, manufacturing, data analytics, services, manufacturing, energy, tourism and transportation ... (SunStar Philippines) ....
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Tree planting 'should not hinder' students from graduating

Sun Star 17 May 2019
"Aside from planting trees, we hope our lawmakers would seriously consider, for example, legislation to ban the construction of coal-fired power plants and support measures to accelerate the full adoption of renewable energy in the Philippines," she said....
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World shares fall as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears

San Francisco Chronicle 17 May 2019
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. Germany's DAX slid 0.8% to 12,215.20 and the CAC 40 in France lost 0.5% to 5,418.70 ... Stocks in the U.S ... Shares fell in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia but rallied in the Philippines. ENERGY ... ....
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Power interruption hits parts of PH

The Manila Times 13 May 2019
DESPITE the Department of Energy’s assurance, power interruptions hit parts of the Philippines on Monday, Election Day, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. Power outage hit Basilan Electric Cooperative, Inc ... Baselco reported a line fault that caused an outage and that restoration efforts were ongoing ... (Socoteco 2) at 4.26 p.m ... ....
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Duterte: Vote-buying ‘integral part of PH elections’

The Manila Times 13 May 2019
Now, the practice of buying votes has been an integral part of an election in the Philippines ... Despite the Department of Energy’s assurance, power interruptions hit parts of the Philippines on Monday, Election Day, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said....
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Shell shelves plan to build renewable energy unit in PH

Manila Standard Today 12 May 2019
shelved a plan to venture into renewable energy projects in the Philippines and decided to focus on energy efficiency measures and off-grid projects ... Those kinds of energy solutions from within first ... Romero earlier said the company was in the ‘”scouting phase” for a renewable energy project in the Philippines....
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EDC set to raise geothermal output by 30 megawatts

Manila Standard Today 12 May 2019
Energy Development Corp ... Tantoco noted an increasing interest from companies for renewable energy sources such as geothermal ... EDC last month also announced it would supply clean energy to Mondelez Philippines, the local unit of global snack giant Mondelēz International Inc., for its manufacturing plant in Sucat, Parañaque City....
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Ayala raised income to P8b in first quarter

Manila Standard Today 10 May 2019
and Bank of the Philippine Islands increased 44 percent, 15 percent and five percent, respectively ... in AA Thermal, AC Energy’s thermal platform in the Philippines. AA Thermal consists of AC Energy’s limited partnership interests in GNPower Mariveles and GNPower Dinginin, which is currently under construction....
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Yellow alert up over Luzon grid

The Manila Times 10 May 2019
of the Philippines (NGCP) said the notice would be up from 1 p.m ... the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day,” it added....
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New energy efficiency law a ‘win’ for consumers — Gatchalian

Inquirer 09 May 2019
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's signing into law of the "landmark" Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act is a timely victory for consumers, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Thursday ... Duterte signs energy efficiency and conservation law Gatchalian, who chairs the ......
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