On 26 February 2024, the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) launched two (2) Pre-Determined Areas (PDAs) for the development and production of petroleum in areas with confirmed resources within the Northwest Palawan and Southern Cebu basins and two e (2) PDAs for native hydrogen exploration for offer to interested applicants.

Area No. Area Resource
PDA-PD-1 Offshore Northwest Palawan Petroleum
PDA-PD-2 Onshore South Cebu Petroleum
PDA-PH-1 Onshore South Cebu Native Hydrogen
PDA-PH-2 Southern Zambales Native Hydrogen

The locations of these four (4) PDAs are shown in the map below.