Philippines

Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122

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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Filipina duathletes reign supreme in Asia tilt at New Clark City

Manila Standard 02 Dec 2023
The Philippines celebrated a remarkable 1-2 finish, solidifying their dominance in the race ... The 2023 Asia Triathlon Duathlon Championship showcased not only individual triumphs but also the Philippines’ collective strength, paving the way for future successes in future events of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines....
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Complete list of winners at the 8th Philippine Pop-PPOP Awards

Manila Bulletin 02 Dec 2023
The winners were announced for the 8th Philippine Pop-PPOP Awards held on Nov ... The nominees for each category were selected based on the main objectives of the Philippine Pop-PPOP Awards ... PHILIPPINE POP BOY GROUP OF THE YEAR ... PHILIPPINE POP GIRL GROUP OF THE YEAR ... PHILIPPINE POP EVENTS COMPANY OF THE YEAR ... PHILIPPINE POP EVENT HOST OF THE YEAR....
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Swimmer Kyla Sanchez granted residency exemption for Paris Olympics

The Manila Times 02 Dec 2023
Sanchez has already represented Canada at the Tokyo Olympics where she won silver and bronze medals in the team events ... But with the IOC Executive Board exempting Sanchez of the three-year waiting period, she can represent the Philippines at the Paris Games next year but still needs to qualify for the quadrennial event....
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Ataydes give hope to underprivileged young athletes

The Manila Times 02 Dec 2023
MANILA, Philippines ... Bianca Bustamante of motor sports, boxer Ronel Suyom, javelin thrower Gennah Malapit, fencers Alexa Larrazabal, Andrea Sayson and Red Dela Cruz will also likewise headline the event organized by the PSC-POC Media Group in partnership with the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee....
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Eslapor-Rodriguez duo find tall US foes tough nuts to crack

The Manila Times 02 Dec 2023
LAGUNA, Philippines ... USA barged from the 32-team qualifiers on Thursday, finishing in the Top 8 to qualify in the 24-team main draw of biggest beach volleyball event ever hosted by the country behind the leadership of Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president Ramon "Tats" Suzara....
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Luminous 30-foot Christmas tree lit up in Bulacan

Manila Bulletin 02 Dec 2023
Dubbed Paskong Bulacan ... Castro led the lighting of the 30-foot steel-framed Christmas Tree with Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, Philippine History, Arts, and Culture Tourism Office head Dr ... Hundred Bulakenyos attended the event, including the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, Philippine History, Arts, and Culture Tourism Office (PHACTO) head Dr ... ....
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American pair tops ranked Finnish tandem in World Beach Pro Tour Challenge

Manila Standard 02 Dec 2023
... bets Jen Eslapor and Floremel Rodriguez, snowballing their way as the lowest-ranked team in the quarterfinals of the biggest beach volleyball event ever hosted by the country behind the leadership of Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president RamonTats” Suzara....
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In the Spotlight | World traveler counts on Johnstown's airport

Cleburne Times-Review 02 Dec 2023
The job involves coordinating registration for events with thousands of participants, printing coded name tags that limit access to certain areas, and providing information and guidance about various sessions during the events ... His current trip includes stops in the United Arab Emirates, India, Philippines and Taiwan....
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International Human Rights Day

The Manila Times 01 Dec 2023
Human rights activists assemble puzzle pieces representing the human rights situation in the Philippines during a press conference in Quezon City on Friday, December 1, 2023. The event is part of the commemoration of the ......
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Xi-Biden meet affirms no substitute for dialogue in WPS dispute

The Manila Times 01 Dec 2023
In that event, two keynote speakers, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian and Association for Philippine-China Understanding Chairman Raul Lambino, were one in proclaiming that there is no substitute for dialogue in settling differences ... On the Philippine side, its constitution mandates 60-40 sharing, to the Philippines' favor....
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NHCP as custodian of PH constitutional heritage

The Manila Times 01 Dec 2023
PHILIPPINE history is replete with efforts at constitution-framing for nationhood or social ordering ... It is mandated to undertake and publish historical studies about the Philippines and hold educational forums about historical events ... "Philippine Constitution and the Social Order....
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CRIRSCO member

Manila Standard 01 Dec 2023
The Philippines, ... The country’s acceptance to CRIRSCO enhances the transparency and credibility of the Philippine mining sector....
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De Lima hoping Marcos will allow country’s return to ICC

Manila Bulletin 01 Dec 2023
Under the Duterte administration, the Philippines withdrew from the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty, in 2018. The ICC said it was notified by the United Nations that the Philippines deposited a written notification of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute on March 17, 2018. The withdrawal of the Philippines took effect a year later....
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