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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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“A Thousand Cuts”: Film Explores Duterte’s Drug War & One Journalist’s Fight to Hold Him Accountable

Democracy Now 10 Feb 2020
The new documentary “A Thousand Cuts” follows the incredible Filipina journalist Maria Ressa and her fight to hold Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to account ... Philippines ... Maria Ressafounder, CEO and executive editor of Rappler, an acclaimed Philippines news website ... Wow! There you go....

Rachelle Ann Go comes home

Manila Standard Today 04 Feb 2020
... mainly playing her iconic roles as Gigi Van Tranh in Miss Saigon and Eliza Schuyler in Hamilton, which earned her a BroadwayWorld UK best actress plum in 2018, the Philippine Pride returns to the country to wow her Filipino fans anew with her own repertoire of theater hits....

Off the beaten path: Exploring Japan's hidden gems

Sun Star 29 Jan 2020
I, myself, heard the names for the first time only last year when the Japan National Tourism Organization invited me to a familiarization tour that aims to promote these places to tourists from the Philippines ... Both are surrounded by nature so beautiful that all I could say was "Wow!"....

Davao City bags award for Ironman hosting

Sun Star 02 Dec 2019
Davao City was awarded as "Best Destination Marketing" for Ironman 2018 during the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards held at the Resorts World in November 26 ... "We wowed the judges, because we broke records on our first staging, partida pa na may (and to think that there is an ongoing) Marawi crisis and under martial law conditions....

PH dancesport bets waltz their way to SEAG gold

The Manila Times 01 Dec 2019
Sean Mischa Aranar and partner Ana Nualla wowed the crowd with their sleek moves as they led the Philippines’ dominance of the dancesport competition at the Royce Hotel in Clark, Pampanga, held during the first day of hostilities of 30th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday ... DanceSports Council of the Philippines Inc....

LOOK: 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony

The Manila Times 30 Nov 2019
Filipinos wowed the 55,000 crowd at the Philippine Arena on Saturday, November 30, with their stunning and world-class performance in the opening of the 30th Southeast Asian Games ......

30th Manila SEA Games kicks off

The Manila Times 30 Nov 2019
AGILE, REGAL The Sarimanok-themed central character wows the crowd during the opening rites of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on Saturday ... It is also the fourth time for the Philippines to host the event ... Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for the Philippines ended the parade on a high note....

Cignal TV, APT Entertainment to launch 24/7 comedy channel in 2020

Sun Star 28 Nov 2019
THE first-ever local comedy channel in the Philippines -- to be known as BuKo (Buhay Komedya) Channel -- will be launched by Cignal TV and TV5 in the first quarter of 2020, featuring some of the shows we grew up watching on Philippine television such as Iskul Bukol, Wow Mali, ......

Editorial: Goodbye, bridge

Sun Star 20 Nov 2019
IF WE went by the optimism of Bohol Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado last year, we’d be painfully hitting a brick wall to realize that the “Cebu-Bohol friendship bridge” is no item in the government’s projects list ... Rep ...Wow, so much wow...from Jetafe Cebu Cordova open Bridge Bohol Philippines easy to travel #WE CAN NOW ROAM AROUND.”....

Filipinos (wrongly) put Miss Int’l Singapore on blast over Japanese cleansing ritual (Video)

Yahoo Daily News 04 Nov 2019
The misunderstanding came from a clip posted by Philippine contestant Patch Magtanong that was subsequently ripped and reposted to Facebook on Saturday by a Rommel Dave Mallari. “Miss Singapore … surprised to be washed away by Miss Philippines,” he wrote in the caption ... Malaysians wowed by their beauty queen throws shade at Singapore’s....

KZ Tandingan opens up about vocal cord polyps that almost made her give up singing

The Philippine Star 31 Jul 2019
Kapamilya singer KZ Tandingan has definitely raised the Philippine flag in London as she wowed the BBC Radio London's "The Scene" hosts with a performance of her single "Nag-iisa Na Naman." ... ....

'Wow, wow, wow!' Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao

News24 21 Jul 2019
Fans in the Philippines roared their approval of Manny Pacquiao as they declared their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his victory over Keith Thurman ... ....

'Wow, Wow, Wow!' Philippines Goes Wild for 'Force at 40' Manny Pacquiao

News18 21 Jul 2019
Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the ......

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