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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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Robert Fripp on Sunday Lunch cover videos: “Performers have a responsibility to perform and at ... 25 Mar 2021
King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp has spoken about the significance of his and Toyah Wilcox’s Sunday Lunch series of cover videos, a light-hearted tradition the couple started to lift spirits across lockdown ... “And we got a million hits within a couple of hours as far away as the Philippines and Australia. And we thought, ‘Wow.’”. Fripp added ... .......

Students join earthquake drill online

Manila Bulletin 20 Mar 2021
Photos from the Cebu Institute of Technology University’s (CIT) online earthquake drill made the rounds on social media. (Photo courtesy of The Technologian) ... “Grabe pinas oy wa na gyud maka lupig oy! Online is life dugaya human sa akong katawa oy (Wow no one can really beat the Philippines. Online is life ... ....

Lightning over lavender, sheep on the march and the village that inspired Frozen: Incredible entries ...

The Daily Mail 18 Mar 2021
An electrifying image of a lightning storm above a solitary tree in a lavender field in the province of Guadalajara, Spain ... It's also MailOnline Travel's pick of a very special bunch ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Revealed ... Hersley-Ven Casero, from the Philippines, entered this brilliant shot, with the judges wowed enough to shortlist it in the motion category ... ....

SM scholarship program spreads social good in Cebu

Sun Star 15 Mar 2021
... I am a proud SM scholar.” The interviewer queried what he meant and he proudly replied, “I graduated as a scholar of SM, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines,” to which the interviewer said, "Oh, wow very nice! You are very welcome here! Can you start tomorrow?"....

Expo 2020 Dubai: Pakistani Pavilion to showcase hidden treasures of the country

Gulf News 14 Mar 2021
Dubai ... The initial cost was estimated to be around $16 million, but it jumped due to some addition to its design to create the ‘wow’ factor. Read More. Philippines pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be ready for handover next month Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. Five urban centres in Dubai to be focus of investment. Theme of 'Hidden treasures' ... Gratitude ... ....

Replacing Guerrero now is ‘political suicide’

Journal Online 15 Feb 2021
The position of Customs commissioner, minus the competence and ability of the person, is a position mainly anchored on “trust and confidence” between the appointee and the appointing authority, the Philippine President ... Wow, if the BOC is a “dirty place,” then without a doubt, the PNP is far, much worse....

Fabian: Winter Wonder Girl of Universiade

Journal Online 05 Feb 2021
“One of the most important lessons in life that I learned from skating is that you have to always get back up every time you get down,” said Fabian during the “Usapang Sports on Air” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) via Zoom recently ... Talagang wow,” recalled Fabian....

Viewers, netizens rave about ‘The Lost Recipe’

Manila Bulletin 22 Jan 2021
Its pilot airing became the top trending topic on social media last Monday–with the official hashtag #TheLostRecipe taking the number one spot on Twitter Philippines trends ... I love that they show how Philippines look in the past and the outfit, wow i love it....

Stronger health ties to hasten economic recovery of PH, China

Journal Online 17 Jan 2021
Duterte expressed confidence that the “strengthened” health cooperation between the Philippines and China would hasten the two nations’ economic recovery ... PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence that the “strengthened” health cooperation between the Philippines and China would hasten the two nations’ economic recovery ... Philippine News Agency....

Sun Life presents art exhibit in virtual launch

Manila Standard Today 04 Dec 2020
At the age of 21, she moved to the Philippines after marrying her husband Antonio 'Tony' Brias. In one of her trips to Spain, she was invited by then Philippine Ambassador to Spain to represent the Philippines during the Filipino Week of the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica in Madrid, where she wowed the crowd....

Alisah takes on Cecile masterpiece

Manila Standard Today 02 Dec 2020
A great voice deserves to record a great composition. That exactly what had been achieved when crowd-pleaser Alisah Bonaobra, who wowed audiences in X-Factor UK and The Voice of the Philippines, interpreted a song called “Faithful” written by songwriting legend Cecile Azarcon ... The composer’s brilliance cannot be overstated ... ....

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, ......

Philippines wins Mrs. ECO International 2019

Sun Star 05 Jul 2019
ON JUNE 29, 2019, the very first Mrs ... Mrs. Eco Philippines Shiela Teodoro DeForest, 45, was adjudged Mrs ... Her court included Mrs ... The design was inspired by the Philippine Flag ... Shiela is a Tourism graduate of the University of the Philippines ... She was one of the models for the North America launch of the Wow Philippines campaign ... ....