Astronaut Kimiya Yui captured from ISS Philippines.

Credit: Kimiya Yui, JAXA

The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and shares maritime borders with Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Vietnam. In 2016 Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte of PDP–Laban won the presidential election, and since then the Duterte administration launched an intensified anti-drug campaign.

The Philippines has just over 100 million population with average age of approximately 24, exhibiting demographic bonus continuing until 2045. 2016 GDP growth recorded 6.9% which is one of the highest figures in ASEAN.

The satellite image of the capital city Manila is posted by NASA Earth Observatory.

Credit: NASA

Also the local scenery of Manila on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

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