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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Oliver Tolentino wows Bangkok

Manila Bulletin 25 Jun 2024
Based in Beverly Hills, California, Oliver is currently in Manila, having flown straight home from the Bangkok gala, courtesy of event sponsor Philippine Airlines, to work in his Makati boutique for the next two weeks....
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Celebrating International Day of Yoga 2024

Manila Bulletin 25 Jun 2024
Held at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on June 21, 2024, the event was supported by various Indian diaspora, and attended by over 100 participants who practiced yoga asanas drawn from the Common Yoga Protocol under the guidance of the leading yoga gurus and ......
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ICYMI: Here’s what went down during the Go Skateboarding Day in Manila

Manila Bulletin 25 Jun 2024
For 12 years, Vans has supported the event in the Asia Pacific region.Skate For All session. This year’s Go Skateboarding Day in the Philippines is no different. Last June 15, 2024, Van Philippines spearheaded a celebration filled with community-building activities ... Vans Philippines ......
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Phivolcs logs weak steam-driven eruption at Taal Volcano

The Philadelphia Inquirer 25 Jun 2024
Tuesday, Phivolcs said the event that lasted two minutes was recorded at 9.30 p.m ... “The event produced steam-laden plumes that ......
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NatGES x GESC 2024: Unveiling limitless breakthroughs in Geomatics

The Philadelphia Inquirer 25 Jun 2024
The curtains have closed on yet another amazing event of showcasing the limitless applications of Geomatics in society....
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Thousands of Marines wrap weeks of Philippine exercises

Stars and Stripes 24 Jun 2024
American and Filipino marines recently concluded six weeks of coastal defense and aviation training in the Philippines, a 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing spokeswoman said Monday ... Elements of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment, along with other units, were spread across the Philippines, Walls said....
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Paris Olympics-bound athletes are ready and equipped, says PSC chief

The Philadelphia Inquirer 24 Jun 2024
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Richard Bachmann said multiple sponsors are funding the Paris-bound athletes, boosting their ......
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Cebu City eyed to host games for FIFA Women's Futsal World Cup in 2025

Sun Star 24 Jun 2024
Gutierrez said the event will be participated by 16 countries. He said the FIFA World Cup is one of the prestigious sporting events in the world, adding that the Philippines is so blessed to host the first Futsal Women’s World Cup....
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ISU attends 'Agta' book launching in Switzerland

The Manila Times 24 Jun 2024
ISU President Ricmar Aquino headed the ISU delegation composed of officials and representatives, Commissioner Marita Canapi of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), who delivered a message during the event, and Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Bernard Faustino Dy....
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UN tourism delegates: Over 300 of them to arrive in Cebu

The Philadelphia Inquirer 24 Jun 2024
The Philippines was selected as the host country for two, separate events spearheaded by UN Tourism....
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Guam contingent represents well at Bacolod City Marathon

Guam Pacific Daily News 24 Jun 2024
Guam runners celebrate a podium finish for Dianne West, who took third place in the 42-kilometer race at the Bacolod City Marathon held in the Philippines June 16 ... The podium finish at the Bacolod City Marathon main event held June 16 in the Philippines ... Top finishers at the Bacolod City Marathon held June 16 in the Philippines ... Local Events....
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