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ARTICLE I – THE NATIONAL TERRITORY The national territory of the Philippines comprises: 1. The Philippine archipelago 2. With all the islands and waters embraced therein 3. And all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction 4. Consisting of its 1. T errestrial 2. F luvial; and CODE: TFA 3. A erial domains 5. Including its 1. T erritorial sea 2. The s eabed 3. The s ubsoil CODE: TSSIO 4. The i nsular shelves; and 5. The o ther submarine areas 6. The waters 1. A round 2. B etween and 3. C onnecting 4. The i slands of the archipelago CODE: ABCI Regardless of their breadth and dimensions Form part of the INTERNAL WATERS of the Philippines Definition of Archipelago An archipelago is a body of water studded with islands. The Philippine archipelago is that body of water studded with islands which is delineated in the Treaty of Paris (1898), as amended by the Treaty of Washington (1900) and the Treaty of Great Britain (1930).
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Unformatted text preview: of water studded with islands which is delineated in the Treaty of Paris (1898), as amended by the Treaty of Washington (1900) and the Treaty of Great Britain (1930). Definition of “all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction” It includes any territory that presently belongs or might in the future belong to the Philippines through any of the internationally accepted modes of acquiring territory. Archipelagic principle Two elements: 1. The definition of internal waters (as provided above); 2. The straight baseline method of delineating the territorial sea – consists of drawing straight lines connecting appropriate points on the coast without departing to any appreciable extent from the general direction of the coast. Important distances with respect to the waters around the Philippines 1. Territorial sea - 12 nautical miles (n.m.) 2. Contiguous zone - 12 n.m. from the edge of the territorial sea 3. Exclusive economic zone - 200 n.m. from the baseline [includes (1) and (2)]...
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