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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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Safely rediscovering WOW by overlanding

Manila Bulletin 14 Oct 2020
Overlanding is a relatively new phenomenon in the Philippines ... I would have never discovered the Wealth of Wonders (WOW Philippines – a Philippine tourism campaign conceptualized by then Tourism Secretary Gordon in 2002) the Philippines has to offer, had I just taken a flight to my destination....

Khok: Less salt, more flavor

Sun Star 09 Oct 2020
LESS salt in your food doesn’t mean lack of flavor. You can add flavor through other means. But first, let me add flavor to your morning with these headlines.. Wow! The Philippine Miss Universe glam shots of the candidates are magazine-cover worthy ... Mind you, the basic materials are there. The candidates have real beauty. World of Warcraft ... FLAVOR ... ADD IT....

Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

Lebanon Express 29 Sep 2020
In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, gestures as he meets members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines late Monday Sept ... Wow ... Philippines Southeast Asia Asia Manila....

Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards from Philippines

Lebanon Express 22 Sep 2020
(AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States ... Wow....

27th Healing Rosary for the World to be held Sept. 16

Journal Online 15 Sep 2020
Fr ... (Philippine Standard Time) ... SENATOR Sonny Angara has called for a strengthening of the anti-fraud mechanisms of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as. NAPA-WOW ang fans at followers ng actress na si Klea Pineda sa bago niyang post sa Instagram na isang transformation. ....

Poll: 80% of Filipinos in UAE earn less than Dh10,000, new salary rule could be a boon for 'escort services' at NAIA

Gulf News 08 Sep 2020
Up to 81,000 Filipinos face cash crunch or job loss in Dubai, Northern Emirates Jobless Filipino with serious medical condition is desperate for help in Abu Dhabi Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte pardons US Marine in transgender killing ...Wow, they only thought of that now, when jobs are tough in the Philippines and a lot of people are jobless.”....

Fetalvero: Neighborhood woes, wins

Sun Star 06 Sep 2020
LAST June, I personally handed a copy of our petition/letter to Liloan Vice Mayor Thelma Jordan ...Top Model Town.” I felt like a proud constituent of the top Philippine model municipality in the entire nation. Wow! So it is possible, given the pandemic challenge, to be able to achieve such and be able to defeat 33 other municipalities in the country....

2 gumaling, 2 bagong COVID case sa Calapan

Journal Online 05 Sep 2020
Sila ay isang lalaking returning Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) na taga Bgy ... Jojo C. Magsombol. Suggested Articles. HE’S really too young to retire at the age of 56 on Tuesday but Philippine National National Police chief, General. 2020 Australian GT ChampionshipWow,” was the feedback from GT4 stalwart David Crampton after his first laps back in a ... ....

Filipino singer wins ‘The Voice Kids UK’

The Manila Times 02 Sep 2020
During the blind auditions, Afante, whose family is from the Philippines but now live in Swansea, Wales, wowed the judges by singing “Never Enough” prompting coaches, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Paloma Faith to turn their chairs around immediately ... ....

Philippines won’t support US blacklisting of Chinese firms

Lebanon Express 01 Sep 2020
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte will allow Chinese companies to participate in infrastructure projects in the Philippines even if they are blacklisted by the United States, his spokesman said Tuesday ... Wow ... United States North America Philippines Southeast Asia Asia China Greater China East Asia South China Sea Manila....

World leaders praise Japan PM Abe's contributions to ties

Lebanon Express 28 Aug 2020
1 of 2 ... 28, 2020 ... SUB. FILE- In this Sept ... Natacha Pisarenko ... ———. SOUTH KOREA ... ———. GERMANY ... ——— ... PHILIPPINES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr ... He said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Abe had a frank relationship ... 0 ... Wow ... Philippines Southeast Asia Asia East Asia Germany Western Europe Europe Japan Tokyo Taiwan Greater China South Korea....

Roque on Roque

Manila Standard Today 16 Aug 2020
The numbers just keep growing, and yet it’s always been “Amazing Thailand” even as we kept changing our slogans, from “Where Asia wears a smile” to “Rediscover (whatever)” to “WOW Philippines!” to the shelved whatchamacallit ......

'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

Lebanon Express 09 Aug 2020
FILE - Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case in Manila, Philippines on Feb ... Wow ... Philippines Southeast Asia Asia....