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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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‘Drag Race Philippines’ names Jiggly Caliente as one of its judges

Manila Bulletin 16 May 2022
And it looks like it will not be the last as the Fil-Am drag artist is set to be one of the judges of the upcoming “Drag Race Philippines.” ... “I am overjoyed in a major major way to be joining the judge’s panel for Drag Race Philippines,” Jiggly said in an interview with EW ... “Drag Race Philippines” will premiere on Aug. 17 on WOW Presents Plus....

Exceptionally empowered Filipino women

Manila Standard 14 May 2022
Miss World Philippines introduces this year’s batch of official candidates. Thirty-six “exceptionally empowered Filipinas” as official candidates of Miss World Philippines 2022 were presented to the media at Cove Manila, Parañaque City on Thursday. The 2022 batch of Miss World Philippines....

Goorjian to be Dragons' foundation coach in new Asian league

Killeen Daily Herald 12 May 2022
It’s the direction of basketball in this region,” Goorjian said of the EASL, which will feature the winners and runners-up from the Japanese, South Korean and Philippines leagues as well as the champions from the Taiwanese league and the Dragons in a home-and-away format ... “It was a ‘Wow, this could be so special'."....

SEA Games: Francine Padios captures PH’s first gold for dad in coma

The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 May 2022
But behind that passionate performance that wowed the judges at Bac Tu Liem Sporting Hall was a wish just as fervent....

Alvarez: Love moves in mysterious ways

Sun Star 09 May 2022
But just lately, I was invited to a dinner by Dr. Anabel Bauzon, a good friend that amazingly found her true love at the age of 60 ... Until I found out Edward was coming to the Philippines for them finally to get married. Wow, this is a total knockout, like those at sweet 16, head over hills in love with each other ... Oh, how lovely are these couples! ....

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