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The Republic of the Philippines has 98 million people living on an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Countries across the waters are Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo and Indonesia.
According to the World Bank, during 2011 the amount of money coming into the Philippines from its citizens living and working abroad was the 4th highest in the world, behind India, China, and Mexico, but ahead of Nigeria. The amount, $23billion, was higher in 2012.