Republic Act No. 9522

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9522

AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3046, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5446, TO DEFINE THE ARCHIPELAGIC BASELINES OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

SECTION 1. Section 1 of Republic Act No. 3046, entitled “An Act to Define the Baselines of the Territorial Sea of the Philippines”, as amended by Section 1 of Republic Act No. 5446, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 1. The baselines of the Philippine archipelago are hereby defined and described specifically as follows:

Basepoint
Number

Station
Name

Location

World Geodetic
(WGS 84)
Latitude (N)

System of 1984
Coordinates
Longitude (E)

Distance
to next
basepoint
(M)

1 PAB-01 Amianan Is. 21° 6′ 57.73″ 121° 57′ 27.71″ 70.03
2 PAB-02 Balintang Is. 19° 57′ 38.19″ 122° 9′ 46.32″ 99.17
3 PAB-04 Iligan Pt. 18° 18′ 35.30″ 122° 20′ 19.07″ 71.83
4 PAB-05A Ditolong Pt. 17° 7′ 16.30″ 122° 31′ 28.34″ 1.05
5 PAB-05B Ditolong Pt. 17° 6′ 14.79″ 122° 31′ 43.84″ 0.39
6 PAB-05 Ditolong Pt. 17° 5′ 51.31″ 122° 31′ 42.66″ 3.29
7 PAB-06 Spires Is. 17° 2′ 36.91″ 122° 31′ 3.28″ 9.74
8 PAB-06B Digollorin Pt. 16° 53′ 18.03″ 122° 27′ 56.61″ 3.51
9 PAB-06C Digollorin Rk. 16° 49′ 56.11″ 122° 26′ 50.78″ 2.40
10 PAB-07 Diviuisa Pt. 16° 47′ 38.86″ 122° 26′ 4.40″ 30.94
11 PAB-08 Dijohan Pt. 16° 18′ 44.33″ 122° 14′ 16.69″ 116.26
12 PAB-10A Tinaga Is. 14° 29′ 54.43″ 122° 57′ 51.15″ 80.29
13 PAB-11 Horodaba Rk. 14° 6′ 29.91″ 124° 16′ 59.21″ 0.54
14 PAB-12 Matulin Rk. 14° 6′ 10.40″ 124° 17′ 26.28″ 96.04
15 PAB-13 Atalaya Pt. 12° 41′ 6.37″ 125° 3′ 53.71″ 6.79
16 PAB-13A Bacan Is. 12° 36′ 18.41″ 125° 8′ 50.19″ 5.52
17 PAB-14 Finch Rk. 12° 32′ 33.62″ 125° 12′ 59.70″ 0.80
18 PAB-14A Cube Rk. 12° 31′ 57.45″ 125° 13′ 32.37″ 4.90
19 PAB-14D NW Manjud Pt. 12° 28′ 36.42″ 125° 17′ 12.32″ 1.30
20 PAB-15 SE Manjud Pt. 12° 27′ 37.51″ 125° 18′ 5.23″ 7.69
21 PAB-16A E Sora Cay 12° 21′ 41.64″ 125° 23′ 7.41″ 5.68
22 PAB-16B Panablijon 12° 17′ 27.17″ 125° 27′ 0.12″ 5.21
23 PAB-16C Alugon 12° 13′ 21.95″ 125° 30′ 19.47″ 1.94
24 PAB-16D N Bunga Pt. 12° 11′ 48.16″ 125° 31′ 30.88″ 0.54
25 PAB-17A E Bunga Pt. 12° 11′ 20.67″ 125° 31′ 48.29″ 5.71
26 PAB-18A SE Tubabao Is. 12° 6′ 7.00″ 125° 34′ 11.94″ 83.84
27 PAB-19C Suluan Is. 10° 45′ 16.70″ 125° 58′ 8.78″ 56.28
28 PAB-19D N Tuason Pt. 9° 49′ 59.58″ 126° 10′ 6.39″ 57.44
29 PAB-20A Arangasa Is. 8° 53′ 16.62″ 126° 20′ 48.81″ 40.69
30 PAB-21B Sanco Pt. 8° 13′ 11.53″ 126° 28′ 53.25″ 30.80
31 PAB-22 Bagoso Is. 7° 42″ 45.02″ 126° 34′ 29.03″ 12.95
32 PAB-22C Languyan 7° 29′ 49.47″ 126° 35′ 59.24″ 0.54
33 PAB-23 Languyan 7° 29′ 16.93″ 126° 35′ 59.50″ 0.76
34 PAB-23B Languyan 7° 28′ 30.97″ 126° 35′ 57.30″ 1.02
35 PAB-23C N Baculin Pt. 7° 27′ 29.42″ 126° 35′ 51.71″ 10.12
36 PAB-24 Pusan Pt. 7° 17′ 19.80″ 126° 36′ 18.16″ 1.14
37 PAB-24A S Pusan Pt. 7° 16′ 14.43″ 126° 35′ 57.20″ 63.28
38 PAB-25B Cape San Agustin 6° 17′ 14.73″ 126° 12′ 14.40″ 1.28
39 PAB-25 Cape San Agustin 6° 16′ 8.35″ 126° 11′ 35.06″ 67.65
40 PAB-26 SE Sarangani Is. 5° 23′ 34.20″ 125° 28′ 42.11″ 0.43
41 PAB-27 Panguil Bato Pt. 5° 23′ 21.80 125° 28′ 19.59″ 3.44
42 PAB-28 Tapundo Pt. 5° 21′ 55.66″ 125° 25′ 11.21″ 3.31
43 PAB-29 W Calia Pt. 5° 21′ 58.48″ 125° 21′ 52.03″ 0.87
44 PAB-30 Manamil Is. 5° 22′ 2.91″ 125° 20′ 59.73″ 1.79
45 PAB-31 Marampog Pt. 5° 23′ 20.18″ 125° 19′ 44.29″ 78.42
46 PAB-32 Pola Pt. 6° 9′ 8.44″ 124° 15′ 42.81″ 122.88
47 PAB-33A Kauluan Is. 6° 26′ 47.22″ 122° 13′ 34.50″ 29.44
48 PAB-34A Tongquil Is. 6° 2′ 33.77″ 121° 56′ 36.20″ 2.38
49 PAB-35 Tongquil Is. 6° 1′ 8.15″ 121° 54′ 41.45″ 1.72
50 PAB-35A Tongquil Is. 6° 0′ 17.88″ 121° 53′ 11.17″ 85.94
51 PAB-38A Kinapusan Is. 5° 12′ 8.70″ 120° 41′ 38.14″ 55.24
52 PAB-39 Manuk Manka Is. 4° 47′ 39.24″ 119° 51′ 58.08″ 43.44
53 PAB-40 Frances Reef 4° 24′ 53.84″ 119° 14′ 50.71″ 0.61
54 PAB-40A Frances Reef 4° 25′ 3.83″ 119° 14′ 15.15″ 15.48
55 PAB-41A Bajapa Reef 4° 36′ 9.01″ 119° 3′ 22.75″ 6.88
56 PAB-42A Paguan Is. 4° 42′ 52.07″ 119° 1′ 44.04″ 3.40
57 PAB-43 Alice Reef 4° 45′ 55.25″ 119° 3′ 15.19″ 2.28
58 PAB-44 Alice Reef 4° 47′ 5.36″ 119° 5′ 12.94″ 18.60
59 PAB-45 Omapoy Rk. 4° 55′ 10.45″ 119° 22′ 1.30″ 23.37
60 PAB-46 Bukut Lapis Pt. 5° 2′ 23.73″ 119° 44′ 18.14″ 44.20
61 PAB-47 Pearl Bank 5° 46′ 35.15″ 119° 39′ 51.77″ 75.17
62 PAB-48 Baguan Is. 6° 5′ 58.41″ 118° 26′ 57.30″ 8.54
63 PAB-48A Taganak Is. 6° 4′ 14.08″ 118° 18′ 33.33″ 13.46
64 PAB-49 Great Bakkungaan Is. 6° 11′ 4.65″ 118° 6′ 54.15″ 3.97
65 PAB-50 Lihiman Is. 6° 13′ 39.90″ 118° 3′ 52.09″ 5.53
66 PAB-51 Sibaung Is. 6° 17′ 43.99″ 118° 0′ 5.44″ 41.60
67 PAB-52 Muligi Is. 6° 52′ 14.53″ 118° 23′ 40.49″ 75.06
68 PAB-53 South Mangsee Is. 7° 30′ 26.05″ 117° 18′ 33.75″ 26.00
69 PAB-54 Balabac Is. 7° 48′ 30.69″ 116° 59′ 39.18″ 6.08
70 PAB-54A Balabac Great Reef 7° 51′ 27.17″ 116° 54′ 17.19″ 1.18
71 PAB-54B Balabac Great Reef 7° 52′ 19.86″ 116° 53′ 28.73″ 2.27
72 PAB-55 Balabac Great Reef 7° 54′ 36.35″ 116° 53′ 16.64″ 7.42
73 PAB-60 Ada Reef 8° 2′ 0.26″ 116° 54′ 10.04″ 10.85
74 PAB-61 Secam Is. 8° 11′ 18.36″ 116° 59′ 51.87″ 30.88
75 PAB-62 Latud Pt. 8° 37′ 56.37″ 117° 15′ 51.23″ 7.91
76 PAB-63 SW Tatub Pt. 8° 44′ 17.40″ 117° 20′ 39.37″ 11.89
77 PAB-63A W Sicud Pt. 8° 53′ 32.20″ 117° 28′ 15.78″ 13.20
78 PAB-64 Tarumpitao Pt. 9° 2′ 57.47″ 117° 37′ 38.88″ 81.12
79 PAB-64B Dry Is. 9° 59′ 22.54″ 118° 36′ 53.61″ 82.76
80 PAB-65C Binangcolan Pt. 11° 13′ 19.82″ 119° 15′ 17.74″ 74.65
81 PAB-67 Pinnacle Rk. 12° 19′ 35.22″ 119° 50′ 56.00″ 93.88
82 PAB-68 Cabra Is. 13° 53′ 21.45″ 120° 1′ 5.86″ 115.69
83 PAB-71 Hermana Mayor Is. 15° 48′ 43.61″ 119° 46′ 56.09″ 9.30
84 PAB-72 Tambobo Pt. 15° 57′ 51.67″ 119° 44′ 55.32″ 12.06
85 PAB-73B Rena Pt. 16° 9′ 57.90″ 119° 45′ 15.76″ 0.25
86 PAB-73 Rena Pt. 16° 10′ 12.42″ 119° 45′ 11.95 6.43
87 PAB-74 Rocky Ledge 16° 16′ 34.46″ 119° 46′ 19.50″ 0.65
88 PAB-74A Piedra Pt. 16° 17′ 12.70″ 119° 46′ 28.52″ 1.30
89 PAB-75 Piedra Pt. 16° 18′ 29.49″ 119° 46′ 44.94″ 1.04
90 PAB-75C Piedra Pt. 16° 19′ 28.20″ 119° 47′ 7.69″ 0.63
91 PAB-75D Piedra Pt. 16° 20′ 4.38″ 119° 47′ 20.48″ 80.60
92 PAB-76 Dile Pt. 17° 34′ 24.94″ 120° 20′ 33.36″ 6.86
93 PAB-77 Pinget Is. 17° 41′ 17.56″ 120° 21′ 2.02″ 14.15
94 PAB-78 Badoc Is. 17° 55′ 4.13″ 120° 24′ 40.56″ 35.40
95 PAB-79 Cape Bojeador 18° 29′ 32.42″ 120° 33′ 42.41″ 1.77
96 PAB-79B Bobon 18° 30′ 52.88″ 120° 34′ 55.35″ 53.23
97 PAB-80 Calagangan Pt. 19° 10′ 14.78″ 121° 12′ 52.64″ 98.07
98 PAB-82 Itbayat Is. 20° 43′ 15.74″ 121° 46′ 57.80″ 25.63
99 PAB-83 Amianan Is. 21° 7′ 17.47″ 121° 56′ 43.85″ 0.08
100 PAB-84 Amianan Is. 21° 7′ 18.41″ 121° 56′ 48.79″ 0.25
101 PAB-85 Amianan Is. 21° 7′ 12.04″ 121° 57′ 3.65″ 0.44″

SECTION 2. The baselines in the following areas over which the Philippines likewise exercises sovereignty and jurisdiction shall be determined as “Regime of Islands” under the Republic of the Philippines consistent with Article 121 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS):

a) The Kalayaan Island Group as constituted under Presidential Decree No. 1596; and

b) Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Scarborough Shoal.

SECTION 3. This Act affirms that the Republic of the Philippines has dominion, sovereignty and jurisdiction over all portions of the national territory as defined in the Constitution and by provisions of applicable laws including, without limitation, Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, as amended.

SECTION 4. This Act, together with the geographic coordinates and the charts and maps indicating the aforesaid baselines, shall be deposited and registered with the Secretary General of the United Nations.

SECTION 5. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) shall forthwith produce and publish charts and maps of the appropriate scale clearly representing the delineation of basepoints and baselines as set forth in this Act.

SECTION 6. The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act shall be provided in a supplemental budget or included in the General Appropriations Act of the year of its enactment into law.

SECTION 7. If any portion or provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other portions or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.

SECTION 8. The provisions of Republic Act No. 3046, as amended by Republic Act No. 5446, and all other laws, decrees, executive orders, rules and issuances inconsistent with this Act are hereby amended or modified accordingly.

SECTION 9. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in any two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Approved: March 10, 2009

Published in the Malaya on March 12, 2009.

SourceCDAsia

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