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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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Company pioneers robotic display

The Manila Times 28 Nov 2021
Youthopia has introduced in the Philippines its in-store robotic display to help address the challenges faced by companies selling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) ... Soup, UFC Gravy, UFC Fun Chow, Wow Sarap and Locally. Youthopia said they pioneered Tokinomo in the Philippines....

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Share High-Spirited ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ Cover

Rollingstone 28 Nov 2021
While Fripp and Willcox take turns trading lyrics to the classic holiday jingle, with humbug written across the former’s forehead, a sign in the far back of the room peeks out, reading ... And we got a million hits within a couple of hours as far away as the Philippines and Australia. And we thought, “Wow.” .......

Atan Bocaling's game-changing 'BBM 2.0'

The Manila Times 20 Nov 2021
During the pre-pandemic period, "Ang showbiz at politics ay iisa" (Showbiz and politics are one and the same) was our favorite mantra at our weekday teleradyo program called "Wow It's Showbiz.". This was at Radyo Inquirer 990 AM hosted by Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) ......

Kelly Mary Anette is Miss Intercontinental Africa |02 November 2021

Nation 02 Nov 2021
For me what makes me most proud is the fact that I was placed among the top 5 with big countries, like England, Mexico, Canada and the Philippines who always do very well in pageants. For Seychelles to beat countries like Colombia and Canada was actually a wow moment....

King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, Toyah Willcox Continue to Break Our Brains With ‘I’m Too Sexy’ Cover

Rollingstone 18 Oct 2021
The performance isn’t exactly what one might think of as “sexy,” although that does seem to be the joke ... And we got a million hits within a couple of hours as far away as the Philippines and Australia. And we thought, ‘Wow.’” .......

Red-hot Jin Young Ko makes history with Founders Cup win

The Polk County Standard Journal 10 Oct 2021
Jin Young Ko of South Korea wrote her name in the LPGA Tour record book not once but twice Sunday as she authored a wire-to-wire victory at the Cognizant Founders Cup in West Caldwell, N.J ... 17 Sunday ... I don't know. I just have fun ... The World No ... Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea (67) and Yuka Saso of the Philippines (70) tied for fourth at 10 under ... Love ... Wow....

Congratulations pour in for Nobel Peace Prize winners

Al Jazeera 08 Oct 2021
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, journalists from the Philippines and Russia respectively, have received congratulations from around the world on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to protect freedom of expression ... Wow! Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Maria Ressa in the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov in Russia....

AirAsia Philippines celebrates Phenomenal women, awards UNLIMITED roundtrip tickets for 2 to Miss Universe Philippines ...

Journal Online 01 Oct 2021
MANILA – Combining beauty, intelligence and passion, Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City wowed the judges to unanimously win the prestigious Ms. Universe Philippines 2021 crown ... Universe Philippines hopefuls will receive round trip tickets for 2 to all AirAsia destinations for one year ... AirAsia Philippines....

DHL sued in US for alleged BoC scam

The Manila Times 01 Oct 2021
DHL Philippines is one of these notorious couriers. Well, I found that this is not only happening to locally based importers but also to those sending various items from abroad to the Philippines ... Scotty Bear posted a video on YouTube with the title "Bureau of Customs Philippines SCAM" (https.//

Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez to meet in first all-teen US Open final since 1999

CNN 10 Sep 2021
17 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals on Thursday night ... Read More ... Honestly, I just can't believe it ... When told after her semi-final match that people in the Philippines have an interest in tennis now because of her, Fernandez said "wow.". "I'm so happy to hear that everyone in the Philippines is cheering for me and supporting me....

NutriAsia brands remain Filipinos’ favorite

Manila Bulletin 08 Sep 2021
Silver Swan is a long-running, trusted, and iconic Philippine name in every day condiments ... Datu Puti is the pioneer vinegar brand in the Philippines, with its name defining the perfect quality and delicious sourness in vinegar ... UFC is the Philippines’ first and only Tamis-Anghang Banana Catsup brand, established in 1969....

Cebu bets among Ms Universe PH top 30 finalists

Sun Star 02 Sep 2021
CEBU bets Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Steffi Rose Aberasturi are among the top 30 finalists in the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 competition ... Aberasturi, who wowed netizens with her memorable walk on the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway for the Miss Universe Philippines Runway Challenge, was Binibining Cebu 2018....

Artists lit it up in a celebration of Filipino American talent. Take a look backstage

The Los Angeles Times 02 Sep 2021
Comedian Erick Esteban’s set was highlighted by a bit about the Ewoks from “Star Wars” speaking Tagalog, one of several languages spoken in the Philippines; singer Jules Aurora wowed with “Kailangan Kita,” sung in Tagalog — which she does not speak....