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An island of the northwest Philippines. It is the largest and most populous island in the archipelago.


(Placename) the main and largest island of the Philippines, in the N part of the archipelago, separated from the other islands by the Sibuyan Sea: important agriculturally, producing most of the country's rice, with large forests and rich mineral resources; industrial centres at Manila and Batangas. Capital: Quezon City. Pop: 39 500 000 (2000). Area: 108 378 sq km (41 845 sq miles)



the chief island of the Philippines, in the N part. 26,078,985; 40,420 sq. mi. (104,688 sq. km). Cap.: Manila.
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Economic managers have approved the P50-billion Subic-Clark Railway project that would not only connect the two industrial hubs in Central Luzon but also eventually be part of the larger network of rails connecting major seaports in Luzon island.
The volcano, located to the southeast of Luzon Island and around 350 km from Manila, has erupted up to three times in the last 24 hours, Efe news agency reported.
Heavy rainfall and cyclones in October and November brought flood damage to northern regions of Luzon island, affecting final yields,' Amis added.
Only last week, I was fortunate to attend the gathering of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) in Cebu City for the "Pederalismo para sa Pagbabago" Luzon Island Cluster Conference.
San Miguels subsidiary Petron now operates a refinery of 180,000 barrels per day capacity on Luzon Island in the central Philippines.
Based on data from a project conducted from 2000 to 2012, this guide profiles 120 species of mammals, such as monkeys, civets, shrews, cloud rats, earthworm mice, rodents, and bats, found on Luzon Island in the Philippines, along with discussion of their biogeography in terms of the climate and habitat, topography and elevational diversity patterns, geological history and fossil mammals, speciation and diversification, habitat disturbance and invasive species, and conservation.
Located at the southernmost portion of the main Luzon island, Mt Bulusan, like Mt Mayon 127 kilometres away in the north, is an active volcano.
Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ: EAC) said that it has contracted with Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corporation (Cavdeal) and Asia Aircraft Overseas Philippines (AAOP) to provide heavy-lift aviation services in support of the Angat Dam project in the Norzagaray Municipality in Bulacan Province, Central Luzon Island, Philippines.
At least 50 municipalities in the central Philippines and the southern part of the country's main Luzon island were at risk of storm surges, with the eye of the storm set to cross five provinces, the Science and Technology department said.
has announced preliminary results from an ongoing optimization study of its Didipio gold-copper operations on Luzon island in the Philippines.
Marilyn Quimado, one of the lead scientists of the research team, was discovered on the western part of Luzon Island in the Philippines, an area known for rich soils in heavy metals," researchers wrote in a press release announcing the new plant and subsequent scientific study.
The new species, according to Dr Marilyn Quimado, one of the lead scientists of the research team, was discovered on the western part of Luzon Island in the Philippines, an area known for soils rich in heavy metals.