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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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Ako Bicol Tarabangan Caravan serves Calabanga folk

Manila Bulletin 23 Sep 2023
Zaldy Co said that the activity is a priority project of Ako Bicol party-list, in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Calabanga, Department of Health (DOH), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Bicol, Naval ......

‘China infra projects could lead to substantial debts’

Manila Standard 22 Sep 2023
These include the Subic-Clark Railway Project, Philippine National Railways South Long-Haul Project or the PNR Bicol Express and the Davao-Digos segment of the Mindanao Railway Project ... The Philippines has experienced this vulnerability during times of global economic....

Philippines: Free train rides on Manila, Bicol region lines

Gulf News 20 Sep 2023
The free train rides commenced on Saturday (September 16) until Wednesday (September 20) to mark a double celebration — the 123rd Philippine Civil Service anniversary and the Peñafrancia Festival in the Bicol Region ... The Philippine National Railway (PNR) line in Bicol region, south of Manila, also made a similar offer....

Repower energy incorporates Baguio Asin Hydro

Sun Star 18 Sep 2023
The subsidiary will be an addition to the existing REDC Group of Hydropower Companies, namely Bicol Hydropower Corp., Philippine Power and Development Corp, Majayjay Hydropower Company Inc., Labayat 1 ......

Repower Energy to absorb subsidiary

The Manila Times 18 Sep 2023
A WHOLLY-OWNED subsidiary of Pure Energy Holdings Corp. (PEHC) on Monday bared plans to incorporate another first-tier subsidiary to bolster its hydropower business ... It said the subsidiary would be an addition to REDC's existing hydropower portfolio, namely Bicol Hydropower Corp., Philippine Power and Development Corp., Majayjay Hydropower Co ... .......

PPP can get 'Bicol Express' off the ground under Marcos admin--Yamsuan

Manila Bulletin 14 Sep 2023
Bicol Saro Party-list Rep ... Bicol Saro Party-list Rep. Brian Raymund Yamsuan is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to pursue this route in implementing the revival and modernization of the Bicol Express--the once-famed rail line of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) that ran from Manila to Albay....

Stingless bee farming gaining ground

The Manila Times 13 Sep 2023
The partners of BAR, an agency under the Department of Agriculture (DA), are various local government units, and state colleges and universities, and the University of the Philippines Los Ba�os (UPLB) Bee Program. "Various communities in the Bicol Region, as well as in Batangas, ......

Men's health in focus: DOH, partners offer free prostate cancer screening, consultation

Manila Bulletin 12 Sep 2023
Other participating establishments include Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, University of the East Medical Center, Batangas Medical Center, Paulino Garcia Medical Center, Corazon Locsin Medical Center, Ilocos Regional Training Center, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, Bicol Medical Center, and Urology Center of the Philippines Inc....

Arroyo explains her photo with 'Kakampink' leader Robredo

Manila Bulletin 09 Sep 2023
House Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (leftmost), former vice president Leni Robredo (rightmost) (Alita Alon Alon Alon Mercado's Facebook) ... "I recently had a social dinner with former Vice President Leni Robredo and mutual friends from Bicol. We chatted about Bicol politics," Arroyo, a former Philippine president, said ... ....

Solon rallies support for push to reform 'appalling' jail system

Manila Bulletin 08 Sep 2023
(Unsplash). A Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official-turned-congressman is prodding his fellow lawmakers to join him in his mission to fix the Philippine penal system. In a recent privilege speech in the House of Representatives, Bicol Saro Party-list Rep ... ....

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