The Philippines , officially the Republic of the Philippines , is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It?s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.