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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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SM Prime to issue 5th tranche of fixed rate bonds

The Manila Times 24 Mar 2023
SM Prime Holdings Inc ... The firms said that Philippine Rating Services Corp ... The issuance is to be listed and traded at the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation. SM Prime's share ......

Jason Williams grateful for Filipino fans’ support 12 years since his NBA retirement

The Philadelphia Inquirer 24 Mar 2023
... Williams relished his return to the Philippines after 11 years as the guest in the NBA 3X Philippines this weekend at SM Mall of Asia....

Two new health centers unveiled in Cagayan Valley

Manila Standard 24 Mar 2023
Through its continuous collab for social good, SM Foundation and UNIQLO Philippines recently rehabilitated two health centers in the cities of Tuguegarao and Cauayan in Cagayan Valley ... District 1, Cauayan City, representatives of SM City Cauayan, and members of SM Foundation, led ......

SM Supermalls, SM Cares recognized for programs

The Manila Times 23 Mar 2023
In recognition of their unwavering commitment to these advocacies, SM Supermalls and SM Cares took home a total of three awards at the recently concluded "Gabi ng Parangal" of the 58th Anvil Awards, organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines last March 8 at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City....

SM Supermalls, ACTED, promotes inclusive growth of Bangsamoro women

Manila Standard 22 Mar 2023
Here’s to supporting the awesome womenpreneurs at SM! ... By welcoming you all here at SM, we hope to open more opportunities for progress and economic development, including greater economic participation ... Tan, president of SM Supermalls ... Meanwhile, SM Supermalls has been a staunch supporter of women’s rights and empowerment in the Philippines....

A tale of three travelers

The Manila Times 22 Mar 2023
IN the span of one week, I met three travelers who had come to the Philippines for various reasons ... She came here for a week because she had wanted to set up a restaurant in one of the major malls in the Philippines ... I agree with her when she said that a strong online connectivity will jump-start all Philippine efforts at boosting the economy....

Lady Falcons turn back UP belles, tie for 3rd with UST

Manila Standard 22 Mar 2023
Adamson University ended the first round of the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament on a positive note by defeating University of the Philippines, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23, on Wednesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena....

A closer look at women's lives in Korean films

The Manila Times 19 Mar 2023
The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) invites everyone to celebrate the International Women's Day and the National Women's Month through "Women's Lives on Film.". KCC, in partnership with SM Cinema and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is screening three iconic Korean women's films this month....

SM Supermalls, SM Cares to join Earth Hour 2023

The Manila Times 18 Mar 2023
SM Supermalls, together with its corporate social responsibility arm SM Cares, is joining the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour this coming March 25 as the company renews its commitment to environmental stewardship ... SM Supermalls has been supporting Earth Hour and the WWF since the initiative was first held in the Philippines in 2008....

SM Foundation aids quake-hit Türkiye, Syria

Manila Standard 16 Mar 2023
In solidarity with earthquake-hit countries Türkiye and Syria, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) sent aid through the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Feb ... Represented by SM Foundation Health and Medical Programs Executive Director ......

PSC bridges SBP with gov’t for World Cup, FIBA hosting

Manila Standard 14 Mar 2023
This is not for SBP alone, this is for the Philippines,” said Panlilio ... The group phase of the competition will be simultaneously played on August 25-30, 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines where the games will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and SM MOA Arena....

PSC bridges SBP with government agency for FIBA hosting

The Manila Times 14 Mar 2023
This is not for SBP alone, this is for the Philippines," said Panlilio ... The group phase of the competition will be simultaneously played on August 25-30, 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines where the games will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and SM MOA Arena....

Anytime Fitness ready to flex post-pandemic muscle in Asia

The Manila Times 14 Mar 2023
"They are responsible for the rapid growth of the Anytime Fitness enterprise across nine Asian territories, namely the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam ... Several milestones in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are a testament to this positive outlook....

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