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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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Locators now prefer eco-friendly spaces

Sun Star 20 Oct 2019
... for green and sustainable developments in the Philippines.” ... For instance, Cebu Exchange is registered with the US Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Philippine Green Building Council and Building for Ecologically Responsible Design Excellence....


Peace FM Online 18 Oct 2019
Mr Asiedu Nketia said he found it ironical for the Energy Minister to accept the offer to travel to the Philippines to meet a company he had described as “fraudulent” at the peak of the controversy that surrounded the suspension of the PDS deal....

AC Energy beefing up capital to support expansion

Inquirer 17 Oct 2019
Phinma Energy Corp., now AC Energy Philippines Inc., on Thursday said its board had approved the increase in its authorized capital stock to P24.4 billion or almost triple the previous P8.4 billion, partly to expand its portfolio of assets and projects....

Lippi left ruing missed chances as China's World Cup hopes take hit 17 Oct 2019
Wu Xi (Top) of China heads for the ball during the group A match against the Philippines at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 in Bacolod, the Philippines, Oct 15, 2019 ... The Philippines played with a lot of energy and posed us a lot of problems, especially their defense....


Peace FM Online 16 Oct 2019
Ghana and the Philippines, have pledged to work towards deepening economic cooperation in the areas of finance, energy and agriculture ... Ken Ofori-Atta, where they met with the Philippine Secretary of Finance, Carlos G. Dominguez, the Energy Secretary, Alfonso C....

Vietnam calls for restraint in South China Sea after months of tensions with Beijing

South China Morning Post 15 Oct 2019
... claims almost all the energy-rich waters but neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.Tension escalated when Beijing dispatched a research ship to conduct an energy survey in waters controlled by Vietnam in July.Trong said that… ......

Vietnam urges restraint amid maritime tensions with China

Yahoo Daily News 15 Oct 2019
China claims almost all the energy-rich waters but neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. Tension escalated when Beijing dispatched a research ship to conduct an energy survey in waters controlled by Vietnam in July ... The South China Sea is known as the East Sea in Vietnam ... ....

Singapore-listed Yoma in tie-up with Ayala unit for renewable energy projects in Myanmar

Inquirer 14 Oct 2019
... said on Monday it will form a strategic partnership with AC Energy, the energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation....

Senator calls for transparency on DOE’s nuclear program

Journal Online 13 Oct 2019
Gatchalian is also pushing for a thorough review of the Philippines’ nuclear energy program after a memorandum of intent was signed by Philippine and Russian officials “to jointly explore the prospects of cooperation in the construction of nuclear power plants in the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Moscow last week....

Long Beach Marathon unveils plaque honoring its 10-year-plus veterans

LA Daily News 13 Oct 2019
At least a decade of aching calves, banged-up ankles and untold blisters. That’s what the folks who gathered Saturday, Oct. 12 at Long Beach’s Expo Hall all had in common ... “I used to get depressed a lot, but since I started running I find that I’m happier and have a lot more energy,” said Jaravata, a native of the Philippines....

‘Amend oil deregulation law’ — DOE

Inquirer 12 Oct 2019
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Energy (DOE) wants to amend the oil deregulation law and allow the energy secretary to define the maximum price of oil, among others. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and ... The energy officials said the proposed amendments to Republic Act No....

Rice growing produces tonnes of excess straw – can we turn it into 'bioenergy'?

The Conversation 11 Oct 2019
Our research looks at how to stop the straw burning, while improving energy access and contributing to socioeconomic development in the Philippines ... This is particularly important in the rural area of the Philippines where we’re working, as people don’t have easy access to sufficient and sustainable fuel....

Could new ‘typhoon turbines’ turn Japan’s super storms into electricity?

TechRadar 11 Oct 2019
Japan, the Philippines and China are the most obvious places to begin with ... First up for Magnux VAWT turbines is the Philippines, where Challenergy will build its typhoon-proof turbines on some of the country’s 7,000 remote, energy-poor islands that often take direct hits from typhoons, so until now have held off on installing wind turbines....