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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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KUWTT: Unemployment back at pre-pandemic level | Dec. 8, 2022

The Manila Times 08 Dec 2022
KEY job indicators have returned to pre-pandemic levels, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday, a development said to be the result of further economic reopening ... THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co ... THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co....

Filipino volunteers join Saudi ‘green’ initiative

Arab News 07 Dec 2022
As part of the Philippines Embassy’s initiative to celebrate the 53rd diplomatic anniversary with Saudi Arabia, the embassy recently took part in the “Let’s Make it Green” afforestation initiative being implemented by the National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification across the Kingdom....

Beach Pro Tour spikefest kicks off in Subic

Manila Standard 07 Dec 2022
The top four teams will join 11 squads from host Philippines (three), Latvia, Thailand, Gambia, Japan, Israel and Lithuania in Thursday’s main draw of the event supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, PLDT Home and Rebisco and also backed by Akari, F2 Logistics, Asics, ......

BOI to pitch opportunities for Dutch firms

The Manila Times 07 Dec 2022
THE Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) said they heading to the Netherlands to pitch several investment opportunities to several business groups there ... The event is being organized by the Philippine BOI jointly with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Brussels....

[INTERVIEW] 'If youth get excited about unification, things will happen very quickly'

Korea Times 07 Dec 2022
Hyun Jin Preston Moon, the chairman and founder of Global Peace Foundation, speaks during a joint interview with Korean media outlets last Friday in Clark, the Philippines ... Heads of major Philippine universities and three government agencies in charge of education in the Philippines took place at the event....

RSU receives DAP recognition as active partner on data science

The Manila Times 07 Dec 2022
THE Romblon State University (RSU) recently received recognition from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for its concerted efforts performed as ... Prior to the said event, RSU forged a partnership with DAP during the Philippine Conference on Data Science and Analytics....

5G gaming experience leader Globe unleashes Filipino gamers potential in ESGS 2022

Manila Standard 07 Dec 2022
... firm’s October Philippines Mobile Network Experience report ... After holding online events due to the pandemic, the Philippines’ largest gaming convention delivered an on-ground esports and video games experience at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City from October 28 to 30....

The Manila'Bang Show returns with Contemporary Art, the Manila Way

The Manila Times 07 Dec 2022
ALL roads in Philippine ... Coming off last year's maiden run that positioned the fair as the newest international art event in Southeast Asia, this year's showcase shines the spotlight on local artists and the Philippine arts scene with the theme,"Contemporary Art, the Manila Way."....

SM Cares leads National Bike Weekend in Pasay City

The Manila Times 07 Dec 2022
Hundreds of cyclists joined "Padyak Pasay ... Pasay City Mayor Hon ... This event was supported by DoTr, Decathlon Philippines, MX3, Beesekleta for Every Juan and Tropang Women Bikers. The event also saw the launch of SM PadyaKabuhayan, a program that promotes sustainable livelihood through sustainable mobility ... .......

Faith, Family, and Freedom: Why Norman Rockwell’s World War II Masterpiece Still Matters Today

The Epoch Times 07 Dec 2022
Alarmed by these dire events, illustrator and artist Norman Rockwell was determined to do what he could to help turn the tide using the weapons at his disposal....

Pearl Harbor redux: US risks repeating strategic errors

Asiatimes 07 Dec 2022
Hence it was eminently reasonable – and given American intelligence, also quite probable – that Japan would conclude an alliance with the Soviets, thereby giving Tokyo a free hand to attack British and French possessions in the Indo-Pacific region, and perhaps the Philippines as well....

Subic Bay Sand Court ready for world beach volley meet

Manila Standard 06 Dec 2022
Thursday’s schedule for the qualifiers of the event supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, PLDT Home and Rebisco and also backed by Akari, F2 Logistics, Asics, SBMA, Philippine Olympic Committee, Smart Giga Play, Cignal Play, OneSports, OneSports+, Senoh and Mikasa will be determined after the preliminary inquiry on Wednesday (December 7)....

Ready to shoot rockets off the hills?

The Manila Times 06 Dec 2022
Media partners are The Manila Times, Village Connect Magazine, The Market Monitor, Manila Insight,, Amazing Manila Journal, Bloggers Association of the Philippines, The Philippines Event, The Philippine Post News Today....

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