3 interior waters REYES CONTINUE Crimes committed on board foreign merchant

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3. "interior waters." REYES CONTINUE Crimes committed on board foreign merchant ship or airship. Just as our merchant ship is an extension of our territory, foreign merchant ship is considered an extension of the territory of the country to which it belongs. For this reason, an offense commited on the high seas on board a foreign merchant vessel is not triable by our courts. (U.S. vs. Fowler, 1 Phil. 614) Continuing offense on board a foreign vessel. But a continuing crime committed on board a Norwegian merchant vessel sailing from Formosa to the Philippines, by failing to provide stalls for animals in transit in violation of Act No. 55, is triable in the Philippines. REYES CONTINUE Offense committed on board a foreign merchant vessel while on Philippine waters is triable before our court. Since the Philippine territory extends to three miles from the headlands, when a foreign merchant vessel enters this three-mile limit, the ship's officers and crew become subject to the jurisdiction of our courts. The space within 3 miles of a line drawn from the headlands which embrace the entrance to Manila Bay is within territorial waters. (U.S. vs. Bull, 15 Phil. 7, 17-18) Rules as to jurisdiction over crimes committed aboard foreign merchant vessels. There are two rules as to jurisdiction over crimes committed aboard merchant vessels while in the
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(c) charges d' affairs accredited to the ministers of foreign affairs Comprising the staff of the (diplomatic) mission are the diplomatic staff, the administrative staff and the technical and service staff. Only the heads of missions, as well as members of the diplomatic staff, excluding the members of the administrative, technical and service staff of the mission, are accorded diplomatic rank. (Minucher v. CA, G.R. No. 142396, February 11, 2003) The phrase "interior waters" includes creeks, rivers, lakes and bays, gulfs, straits, coves, inlets and roadsteads lying wholly within the three-mile limit. 4. "maritime zone." The States by means of treaties have fixed its length to three miles from the coastline, starting from the low water mark. It includes those bays, gulfs, adjacent parts of the sea or recesses in the coastline whose width at their entrance is not more than twelve miles measured in a straight line from headland to headland, and all straits of less than six miles wide. For those straits having more than that width, the space in the center outside of the marine league limits is considered as open sea. (Opinion of Attorney General, Jan. 1912) territorial waters of another country. French Rule. — Such crimes are not triable in the courts of that country, unless their commission affects the peace and security of the territory or the safety of the state is endangered. English Rule. — Such crimes are triable in that country, unless they merely affect things within the vessel or they refer to the internal management thereof.
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