The PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY or the PAR 

 The Philippine archipelago which is surrounded by water, lies at the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and about    1,000 kilometers from the Asia Mainland.  It is bounded on the west by the South China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the Bashi Channel and on the south by the Sulu and Celebes Seas. On the right picture is the PAR.  It is refers  to  designated area in the northwestern Pacific where PAGASA is tasked  to  monitor tropical cyclone occurrences.  Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is bounded by the black lines joining the following points:       

25N - 120E,  25N - 135E, 5N - 135E, 5N - 115E, 15N - 115E  and  21N - 120E.