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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Korean singer-actor Seo In-guk connects with Pinoy fans through ‘Love&Love’ album

Manila Bulletin 25 Jul 2022
Seo In-guk (Instagram) ... One of them is Filipino actress and singer Kristel Fulgar, who got the chance to interview Seo In-guk ... Other fans who wanted to know more about Seo In-guk were able to ask questions through Warner Music Philippines ... Seo In-guk ... According to Seo In-guk, he wants to have a fan meeting in the Philippines and take a vacation too....

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