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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Politician who pushed Philippines natural gas boom is behind firm that planned to profit

NewstalkZB 21 Jun 2024
Some analysts say all the Philippines' future electricity growth could be met with clean renewables ... Gerry Arances, who heads up the Center for Energy, Ecology and Development, a Philippine nonprofit, said natural gas was not the path the country should have chosen. "There's only one reason" it became the Philippines' energy priority....
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Batangas Gov Mandanas found to be behind firm that stands to profit from natural gas boom

The Manila Times 21 Jun 2024
Some analysts say all the Philippines' future electricity growth could be met with clean renewables ... Gerry Arances, who heads up the Center for Energy, Ecology and Development, a Philippine nonprofit, said natural gas was not the path the country should have chosen. "There's only one reason" it became the Philippines' energy priority....
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Politician behind PH natural gas boom linked to profiting firm

Sun Star 21 Jun 2024
Gerry Arances, who heads up the Center for Energy, Ecology and Development, a Philippine nonprofit, said natural gas was not the path the country should have chosen. “There’s only one reason” it became the Philippinesenergy priority ... The energy industry moving in, she said, would ......
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Capitalizing on LNG will improve PH's energy supply, says think tank

The Philadelphia Inquirer 21 Jun 2024
MANILA, Philippines — Capitalizing on the Philippine’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will improve the country’s energy sustainability and ......
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Ex-U.S. Marine intelligence officer tells the Philippines: "America is here only to use you"

Xinhua 21 Jun 2024
China is your neighbor ... Marine intelligence officer's words to the Philippine people and how people commented on YouTube ... Spanish official calls for closer China-Spain cooperation in renewable energy ... Spanish official calls for closer China-Spain cooperation in renewable energy ... Marine intelligence officer tells the Philippines ... ....
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Mitsubishi eyeing PH expansion – DTI

The Manila Times 20 Jun 2024
is looking at investing and expanding its operations in the Philippines, particularly in infrastructure development and energy transformation, the Trade department said ... "As we navigate the challenges of climate change, the Philippines is positioning itself as a leader in renewable energy and green metals....
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British firm to build $1.5-B floating solar facilities in Laguna

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Jun 2024
MANILA, Philippines — Blueleaf Energy Philippines, a portfolio company of ......
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Indigenous gas ‘bedrock’ of PH energy future—Prime Energy exec

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Jun 2024
Indigenous gas development must remain an integral part of the Philippine energy policy to attain national energy security, a top ......
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Green lane-certified investments surpass P2-trilion mark

Manila Bulletin 20 Jun 2024
Among the 74 green lane-certified projects, 65 are in the renewable energy sector, with investments totaling P1.95 trillion ... Delos Reyes added that investors also perceive the Philippines as an ideal location for renewable energy ventures due to abundant sunlight and wind resources....
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3 Japan conglomerates asked to expand in PH

Manila Standard 20 Jun 2024
“The Philippines is positioning itself as a leader in renewable energy and ......
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'Indigenous gas devt bedrock of energy future'

The Manila Times 20 Jun 2024
PRIME Energy Resources Development (Prime Energy) said that indigenous gas development must remain an integral part of the Philippine energy policy to attain national energy security ... Indigenous gas development must remain a bedrock of our energy policy," Cruz said at the forum organized by the think tank Stratbase Institute....
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Aboitiz Power pushes balanced energy transition

Manila Standard 20 Jun 2024
is advocating for an “all-options-on-the-table” approach to the Philippine energy ......

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