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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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Philippine beer tycoon allied with late dictator dies

Lebanon Express 17 Jun 2020
FILE - In this June 19, 2011, file photo, San Miguel Corporation chairman Eduardo Cojuangco Jr., left, greets then congresswoman Imelda Marcos, the widow of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, during the 40th wedding anniversary of Philippine Senator Miriam Santiago and Narciso at Manila's Cathedral in Philippines ... Wow....

US offers belated 'concern' over Philippine journalist case

Lebanon Express 16 Jun 2020
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, left, talks with former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr., right, during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020. Ressa, an award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president, her online news site Rappler Inc ... Wow....

Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

Lebanon Express 15 Jun 2020
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, wearing a protective mask, exits a disinfection area before attending a court hearing at Manila Regional Trial Court, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020 ... Rappler’s lawyers said Philippine penal laws cannot be retroactively applied ... Wow ... Manila Philippines Southeast Asia Asia....

Filipina journalist braces for verdict in 'cyber libel' case

Lebanon Express 11 Jun 2020
FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the Court of Tax Appeals in metropolitan Manila, Philippines ... Ressa, who is CEO and executive editor of Rappler Inc., also pleaded not guilty to charges of breaching the ban on foreign ownership and control of media outlets in the Philippines ... Wow....

WOW Philippines

Manila Standard Today 05 Jun 2020
This week’s title is not an exclamatory expression of admiration. Neither is it the tourism slogan under former secretary, now senator, Richard Gordon. It is actually the acronym of what our country has become—a World Of Webinars. The dictionary defines a webinar as a seminar conducted on the Internet ... the seminar and the worldwide web ... ....

Is this the greatest racehorse ever?

Arab News 05 Jun 2020
LONDON ... But when the field comes under starter’s orders at 3.35 p.m. on Saturday (6.35 p.m ... 12 ... But it was Pinatubo’s outing at the Curragh, a fittingly explosive performance for a horse named after an active volcano in the Philippines, that had really set his season on a pedestal. “Wow!” declared Racing Post after he won by an astonishing nine lengths....

Covid-19: More disclosures

The Manila Times 15 May 2020
And, yes, too, in the Philippines where rabid US mouthpiece Sen ... The Philippines gets ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, what does she propose as cure? ... There is this program “Wow China,” aired over Philippine Broadcasting System (PBS) and hosted by Sissi Wang and Ernest Wang, who are Chinese, and two Filipinos....

Tens of thousands under lockdown evacuate as Typhoon Vongfong strikes Philippines

Lebanon Express 14 May 2020
Typhoon Vongfong made landfall in the Philippines and will remain a strong storm as it tracks north through the islands ... Typhoon Vongfong has made landfall in the Philippines, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in a country under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic ... The typhoon is also named Ambo locally in the Philippines ... Wow....

Chinese casinos spark viral uproar in Philippines

Asiatimes 14 May 2020
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators, or POGOs, are largely run by Chinese citizens and are under growing scrutiny for serving as havens of vice and crime ... The “Wow China” radio program, hosted by the state-run Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), has come under especially heavy fire in recent days for broadcasting the pro-China clip....

Cancel ‘Wow China’ radio program aired by govt station – Hontiveros

Inquirer 12 May 2020
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called for the immediate cancellation of the "Wow China" radio program, ......

Promoting China in PH gov’t radio station trends for unpleasant reasons

Inquirer 11 May 2020
"Wow China," a collaboration of Philippines Broadcasting Service (PBS) and China Radio International, appears to be airing in the ......

Philippine TV network fights closure with court petition

Lebanon Express 07 May 2020
on Wednesday May 6, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic ... Wow ... Manila Philippines Southeast Asia Asia....