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The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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China has said it hopes the Philippines will ban online gaming to support its crackdown on cross-border gambling, which it said foreign criminals had used to..
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A kidnapped mainland Chinese man has been rescued from a loan shark syndicate by Philippine police, in what they say is the 53rd case of casino-related..
2 days ago • WorldNews
In a rare message aimed at China’s use of warships near Manila’s coast, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that from Tuesday, all foreign vessels..
2 days ago • WorldNews
President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of “unfriendly” treatment awaiting foreign ships traveling in the Philippines’...
3 days ago • WorldNews
President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Tuesday foreign ships faced "unfriendly" treatment if they ventured into Philippines' territorial waters without permission,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of "unfriendly" treatment for foreign ships traveling in the country's territorial waters without permission, in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Serving under President Rodrigo Duterte's government, Gina Lopez led a crackdown on mining in a country known for its nickel ore production. Lopez closed 23..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Philippines authorities are searching for a nappy spotted on camera being buried by a tourist.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Philippine authorities have vowed to pursue those behind the death of a 27-year-old Chinese man in Manila over the weekend, after the Chinese embassy urged them..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Bloomberg: Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said citizens were worried Rodrigo Duterte was "selling out" to Beijing and called on the president to take a..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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