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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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PH 'transport science' is restricting mass transport

The Manila Times 16 Apr 2024
In the Philippine context, it is the opposite ... Under the cover of Covid emergency powers, the LTFRB started cutting and shortening bus routes to force the provincial buses operating in North and Central Luzon areas to end their usual Metro Manila trips at a private terminal inside the Philippine Sports Arena (PSA) compound in Bulacan....

Bulacan State University developers win 3rd iTHINK Hackathon of Isla Camp

Sun Star 12 Apr 2024
Isla Camp (ICP HUB Philippines) then identifies and incubates promising talent discovered through these programs ... The competition, which will be held online from April 6 to 30, 2024, is supported by PDAX, Bitskwela, BIT (Bicol IT Org), and DEVCON, the Philippines’ largest community and tech non-profit organization....

BulSU students win 3rd iThink Hackathon

The Manila Times 11 Apr 2024
TEAM Open Soars of Bulacan State University (BulSU) emerged as the winner of the third iThink Hackathon organized by the ISLA Camp (ICP HUB Philippines) ... The online competition from April 6 to 30, 2024 is supported by PDAX, Bitskwela, Bicol IT Org., and Devcon, the Philippines' largest community and tech nonprofit organization....

Neophyte filmmakers share CinePanalo experience

The Manila Times 10 Apr 2024
Rafaela Abucejo from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Dizelle Masilungan from the University of Santo Tomas, Joshua Andrey Doce from Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Joanah Pearl Demonteverde from the University of the Philippines Visayas, ......

Govt urged to tap Japan for Bicol Express funding

The Manila Times 08 Apr 2024
"JICA's concessional loan terms for the Philippines remain competitive enough for the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to consider Japan as a viable funding option for the revival of the Bicol Express rail line," Bicol Saro Rep ... The first stage of rebuilding the Bicol Express railway was estimated to cost about P142 billion....

Solon backs PNP plan to use socmed against crime

Manila Standard 03 Apr 2024
Brian Raymund Yamsuan of Bicol Saro party-list group expressed support for ......

UNACASH, memoxpresss to offer flexible payment schemes

Sun Star 02 Apr 2024
With a commitment to expansion, UnaCash is now even more accessible in various areas in the Philippines, including Cebu, Iloilo, Pampanga, Palawan, Bicol and more....