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The 1987 Constitution of National Territory

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Si Sil

on 3 July 2015

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Transcript of The 1987 Constitution of National Territory

The 1987 Constitution of National Territory
Land mass
known as terrestrial domain

The inland and external waters
which makeup the maritime and fluvial domain

The airspace above the land and waters
which is called aerial domain
The Components of Territory
Internal waters

They are parts of the sea within the land territory. They are considered in the same light as rivers, canals, lake, and creek within the land territory of the State and sometimes called the national waters.
How is the Philippine Water Classified ?
Territorial waters

It is belt of waters outside and parallel to the coastline or to the outer limits of the inland internal waters.
Contiguous zone

It is the part of the sea extending 24 nautical, miles from the low-watermarks. It is in this area where our law enforcers can board, inspect search and seize anything in the foreign vessel which may be found violative of our customs, sanitary and immigration laws.
200 miles exclusive economic zone

The part of the sea extending 200 nautical miles from low-watermark. It is in this area where preservation, exploration and exploitation of aquatic and other marine resources is reserved exclusively to Filipinos. The protection includes both living and non-living resources of the sea.
High seas

These are the waters that lie seaward of the territorial sea. The open seas are owned in common by all states of the world, so that no states can ever invoke its sovereignty over other states in this area.
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