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ARTICLE I: NATIONAL TERRITORY The national territory comprises the Philippine archipelago, with all the islands and

waters embraced therein, and all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction, consisting of its terrestrial, fluvial and aerial domains, including its territorial sea, the seabed, the subsoil, the insular shelves, and other submarine areas. The waters around, between, and connecting the islands of the archipelago, regardless of their breadth and dimensions, form part of the internal waters of the Philippines.

Three Domains Terrestrial Domain comes from the word terrestrial, this denotes of anything that is earthly. May it be land masses, the animals, mineral resources and others Aerial Domain aerial refers to the air space above the territorial lands and waters of the Philippines but excluding the outer space Fluvial Domain the word Fluvial is a term used in geography and earth science to refer to the processes associated with rivers and streams and the deposits and landforms created by them. The fluvial domain refers to internal or national waters and external or territorial waters, over which the Philippines exercise jurisdiction.

Important distances with respect to the waters around the Philippines Territorial Sea is 12 nautical miles Contiguous Zone is 12 nautical miles from the edge of the territorial sea Exclusive Economic Zone is 200 nautical miles from the baseline (this includes the territorial sea and the contiguous zone)

Territorial Sea the territorial sea is the belt located between the coast and internal waters of the coastal state on the hand, and the high seas on the other, extending up to 12 nautical miles from the low water mark Contiguous Zone extends up to 12 nautical miles from the territorial sea. Its not actually part of the territory, but the state may exercise jurisdiction to prevent infringement of customs, fiscal (usually refers to government finance), immigration or sanitary laws Exclusive Economic Zone body of water extending up to 200 nautical miles, within which the state may exercise sovereign rights to explore, exploit, conserve and manage the natural resources. The Philippines in the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) can exercise jurisdiction pertain to a. the formation and the use of artificial islands, installations, and structures b. marine scientific research c. protection and preservation of marine environment (i.e. reefs)