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An island of the northwest Philippines. It is the largest and most populous island in the archipelago.


(Placename) the main and largest island of the Philippines, in the N part of the archipelago, separated from the other islands by the Sibuyan Sea: important agriculturally, producing most of the country's rice, with large forests and rich mineral resources; industrial centres at Manila and Batangas. Capital: Quezon City. Pop: 39 500 000 (2000). Area: 108 378 sq km (41 845 sq miles)



the chief island of the Philippines, in the N part. 26,078,985; 40,420 sq. mi. (104,688 sq. km). Cap.: Manila.
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Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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Metro Manila and the rest Luzon will likewise experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rain due to amihan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 4 a.
The northeast monsoon affecting northern and central Luzon will bring light rains over the island, the state weather bureau said.
The Marines arrived at Port Irene in Santa Ana, Cagayan on BRP Tarlac on Friday and will join Joint Task Force Tala in operations against the New People's Army, the military Northern Luzon Command said.
TOURISTS and foodie alike do not come to Central Luzon for fun and recreation, but as potential investors as this is now becoming the center of attraction for them to locate and do business.
Alvarez will embark on another working travel expedition this coming recess from June 1 to 6, 2017, covering provinces in North Luzon to continue its inspection of the countrys roads and highways, vital infrastructures, and installations to ensure the maximum benefit, comfort and safety of the Filipino people.
Of 56 non-flying mammals now known to live on Luzon, 52 are found nowhere else.
NEW Charlton boss Guy Luzon insists he has no qualms about working for a man who has sacked four managers in a year - including him.
Typhoon Nari made landfall in the Philippines on Friday evening, cutting off power to some parts of the main island Luzon.
Manila: Twenty-eight people died in several landslides in central Luzon due to monsoon rains triggered by Typhoon Usagi that left for southern China.
The bank said that Francisco Luzon has taken voluntary retirement.
We are focusing on trying to get power and telecommunications services today, and work crews have also fanned out to repair and clear 61 road networks across Luzon damaged by landslides, debris and floods," Ramos told AFP.