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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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IEMOP launches the Green Energy Option Program

The Manila Times 02 Dec 2021
The Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) launched the Green Energy Option Program or GEOP today, Dec ... This is following the Energy Regulatory Commission's issuance of ERC Resolution No ... The ERC Resolution, in harmony with the Department of Energy's Circular No....

Trade with EU seen crucial to PH economy

Manila Standard Today 02 Dec 2021
Session 2 of the Pilipinas Conference 2021 was entitled Philippine Trade Relations in the Pandemic Context ... While there are concerns about human rights issues in Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, possibilities remain in the form of a region-to-region free trade agreement and cooperation in energy transition....

DOE rejects group’s proposal to use palm oil in fuel mix

Manila Standard Today 02 Dec 2021
The Department of Energy said Thursday it denied the proposal of the Federation of Philippine Industries to use palm oil in the country’s fuel mix ... The FPI suggested using cheaper palm oil as feedstock for a lower biodiesel price, and asked the Philippine National Standards to accommodate palm oil as biodiesel feedstock....

Asia's informal workers risk losing out in green economy push, officials warn

Reuters 02 Dec 2021
In the Philippines, for example, a government push to phase out jeepneys - ... BEYOND ENERGY ... They included a $2.5-billion funding programme to help South Africa, India, Indonesia and the Philippines wean themselves off coal power and onto clean energy in a swift, socially just way....

Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines' Fast Facts

The Manila Times 02 Dec 2021
Pursuant to the letter of the law, the Department of Energy, jointly with electric power industry participants, endorsed the transfer of the Market Operations of WESM to an Independent Market Operator (IMO) on 06 February 2018 ... The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the Joint ......

Solar: Vital to Asia’s renewable energy success

Open Access Government 02 Dec 2021
Filippo Carzaniga, Executive Chairman at FIMER, argues that solar will play a vital role in Asia’s renewable energy success ... Similarly, India recently achieved its 100 GW milestone of installed renewable energy capacity, with a further 50 GW of renewable infrastructure under installation and approximately 27 GW under tender....

DoE pushing nuclear energy for PH

The Manila Times 01 Dec 2021
Patrick Aquino, director of the DoE-Energy Utilization Management Bureau, said during the Arangkada Philippines Forum 2021 that they have made "recommendations to the President (Rodrigo Duterte) with respect to the potential of nuclear energy." ... much of its daily energy production....

Recto Bank gas drill to proceed despite China tensions — Pimentel

Manila Standard Today 30 Nov 2021
By virtue of the ruling, the Philippines enjoys absolute rights to exploit all resources in the seamount. Amid rising tensions in the West Philippine Sea, Pimentel warned the Department of Energy (DOE) against imposing another force majeure on Forum Energy Ltd., the operator of Sampaguita, which is located 250 kilometers southwest of Malampaya....

Aboitiz showcases climate change adaptation best practices at Climate Change Consciousness Week

Journal Online 30 Nov 2021
The Aboitiz Group has been one of CCC’s long time partners for sustainable development in critical sectors where it operates such as energy, banking, food, real estate, infrastructure, and construction ... Union Bank of the Philippines and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., on the other hand, focus on sustainability of the human kind....

Golden Haven features green spaces in Visayas memorial parks

The Manila Times 30 Nov 2021
THE Golden Haven Memorial Park, a trusted name in the Philippine deathcare industry, spares no effort in creating and curating the country's most beautiful memorial parks, situated in expansive green spaces and aptly described as picturesque havens where memories are preserved....

P320B collected through fuel marking

The Manila Times 29 Nov 2021
Companies participating in the program are Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc., Insular Oil Corp., Seaoil Philippines Inc., Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., Chevron Philippines Inc., Filoil Energy Co....