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Mount Apo

 

a volcano on Mindanao Island (Philippines) on the western shore of Davao Gulf. Mount Apo is the highest point in the Philippines (2,965 m). It is in a solfatara stage, venting sulfurous gases, carbon dioxide, and steam. Mount Apo is located in Mount Apo National Park (about 77,000 hectares), where dense tropical evergreen dipterocarpous forests are preserved. Here dwell rare native and relict species of the Philippines, such as the monkey-eating or harpy eagle and the Echinosorex gimnurus.

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State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) has reportedly served a "formal notice of default and confiscation of performance bond" on Monday (December 11) to FDC Misamis Power Corporation of the Filinvest group relating to its independent power producer administrator (IPPA) contract on the 108-megawatt Mt Apo geothermal power plant in Mindanao.
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FDC Misamis Power Corporation of the Flinvest group has been declared the highest bidder in the auction for the appointment of an independent power producer administrator (IPPA) for the 108-megawatt Mt Apo geothermal power plant, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) said.
In 2004, the Marubeni Energy Services Corporation (MESC), a Japanese firm that operates and maintains the Mindanao 1 Geothermal Plant in Mindanao's Mt Apo, supported PEF's first programme to return Philippine eagles to their natural habitat.
At the time, Kabayan, a Philippine Eagle, became the first captive-bred eagle released in the deep forests of Mt Apo.