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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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24 concerts and events coming to Dubai, from Lewis Capaldi to Coke Studio

The National 02 Aug 2022
Music, dance and opera will feature on the Dubai events calendar over the coming months ... Here, The National rounds up 24 of the best events to look forward to.. 1. Bamboo and Barbie Almalbis. August 13 at Dubai World Trade Centre. A heavyweight in the Philippines rock scene, Bamboo returns to Dubai after wowing crowds at Expo 2020 Dubai ... 2. 2nd Arc ... .......

Start your engines! Here’s the cast of the first-ever ‘Drag Race Philippines’

Manila Bulletin 27 Jul 2022
A year after its announcement, “Drag Race Philippines” finally Ru-vealed the Filipino drag artists competing for its first season. A good mix of seasoned and new drag performers, the show’s cast come from different parts of the Philippines, presenting unique takes on the art of drag, all vying to win the show’s crown ... 17 on WOW Presents Plus....

Meet the 12 fabulous Queens of first Drag Race Philippines

Manila Bulletin 27 Jul 2022
The first-ever Drag Race Philippines will premiere on discovery+, HBO GO, and WOW Presents Plus, featuring 12 of the fiercest, most fabulous Filipino drag artists from all over the world. Exciting new episodes drop every Wednesday and, for the first time ever, spin-off and after-show, Drag Race Philippines....

GOT7’s BamBam arrives in Cebu; Sandara Park urges him to try ‘tocilog’

Manila Bulletin 26 Jul 2022
at The Terraces at Ayala Center Cebu ... Sandara Park, or Dara, who spent many years in the Philippines before debuting in 2NE1, commented on BamBam’s post. “Wow bangus!!! try tocilog for your breakfast tomorrow hehe,” she urged him. Tocilog means a meal consisting of “tocino” (cured pork), rice and fried egg ... ....

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