|“||Welcome to the Republic of the Philippines, a place where you can't trust anyone. Home to the city of Manila, once known as the "Paris of Asia" before becoming a city filled with garbage and corruption.||„|
— MI:SoM official description
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is a 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.
The Philippines' 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.
The Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias.
Eventually, the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. The official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history.
American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. Since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines.
- Quezon City
- Laguna de Baý
- Trece Martires
- Taal Lake
- Mayon Volcano
- Due to being Meesmoth's homecountry, most of his RPs take place in the Philippines.
- Azure Defiant is the country's first Jaeger, which was built to protect the country from future kaiju attacks. Now it also stops kaiju attacking other countries as well.