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Republic Act No. 9522

R.A. 9522

REPUBLIC ACTS




Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Fourteenth Congress
Second Regular Session


Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eight day of July, two thousand eight.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9522 March 10, 2009

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::

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:

Section 1. The baselines of the Philippines archipelago are hereby defined and described specifically as follows:

Basepoint Number

Station Name

Location

World Geodetic System of 1984
(WGS 84) &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Coordinates

Distance to next basepoint (M)

Latitude (N)

Longitude (E)

1

PAB-01

Amianan Is.

21657.73"

1215727.71"

70.08

2

PAB-02

Balintang Is.

195738.19"

122946.32"

99.17

3

PAB-04

Bigan Pt.

181835.30"

1222019.07"

71.83

4

PAB-05A

Ditolong Pt.

17716.30"

1223128.34"

1.05

5

PAB-05B

Ditolong Pt.

17614.79"

1223143.84"

0.39

6

PAB-05

Ditolong Pt.

17551.31"

1223142.66"

3.29

7

PAB-06

Spires Is.

17236.91"

122313.28"

9.74

8

PAB-06B

Digollorin Pt.

165918.03"

1222756.61"

3.51

9

PAB-06C

Digollorin Rk.

164956.11"

1222650.78"

2.40

10

PAB-07

Divimisa Pt.

164738.86"

122264.40"

30.94

11

PAB-08

Dinoban Pt.

161844.33"

1221406.69"

116.26

12

PAB-10A

Tinaga Is.

142954.43"

1225751.15"

80.29

13

PAB-11

Horodaba Rk.

146.29.91"

1241659.21"

0.54

14

PAB-12

Matulin Rk.

146.10.40"

1241726.28"

96.04

15

PAB-13

Atalaya Pt.

12416.37"

125353.71"

6.79

16

PAB-13A

Bacan Is.

123618.41"

125850.19"

5.52

17

PAB-14

Finch Rk.

1232.33.62"

1251259.70"

0.80

18

PAB-14A

Cube Rk.

1231.57.45"

1251332.37"

4.90

19

PAB-14D

NW Manjud Pt.

122836.42"

1251712.32"

1.30

20

PAB-15

SE Manjud Pt.

122737.51"

125185.23"

7.09

21

PAB-16A

S Sorz Cay

122141.64"

125237.41"

5.68

22

PAB-16B

Panablihon

121727.17"

125270.12"

5.21

23

PAB-16C

Alugon

121321.95"

1253019.47"

1.94

24

PAB-16D

N Bunga Pt.

121148.16"

1253130.88"

0.54

25

PAB-17

E Bunga Pt.

121120.67"

1253148.29"

5.71

26

PAB-18A

SE Tobabao Is.

1267.00"

1253411.94"

83.94

27

PAB-19C

Suluan Is.

104516.70"

125588.78"

56.28

28

PAB-19D

N Tuason Pt.

94959.58"

126106.39"

57.44

29

PAB-20A

Arangasa Is.

85316.62"

1262048.81"

40.69

30

PAB-21B

Sanco Pt.

81311.53"

1262853.25"

30.80

31

PAB-22

Bagoso Is

74245.02"

1263429.08"

12.95

32

PAB-22C

Languyan

72949.47"

1263559.24"

0.54

33

PAB-23

Languyan

72916.93"

1263559.50"

0.76

34

PAB-23B

Languyan

72830.97"

1263557.30"

1.2

35

PAB-23C

N Baculin Pt.

72729.42"

1263551.31"

10.12

36

PAB-24

Pusan Pt.

71719.80"

1263618.26"

1.14

37

PAB-24A

S Pusan Pt.

71614.43"

1263557.20"

63.28

38

PAB-25B

Cape San Agustin

61714.73"

1261214.40"

1.28

39

PAB-25

Cape San Agustin

6168.35"

1261135.06"

67.65

40

PAB-26

SE Sarangani Is.

52334.20"

1252842.11"

0.43

41

PAB-27

Pangil Bato Pt.

52321.80"

1252819.59"

3.44

42

PAB-28

Tapundo Pt.

62155.66"

1262511.21"

3.31

43

PAB-29

W Calia Pt.

52158.48"

1252152.03"

0.87

44

PAB-30

Manamil Is.

5222.91"

1252059.73"

1.79

45

PAB-31

Marampog Pt.

52320.18"

1251944.29"

78.42

46

PAB-32

Pola Pt.

698.44"

1241542.81"

122.88

47

PAB-33A

Kantuan Is

62647.22"

12213.34.50"

29.44

48

PAB-34A

Tongguil Is.

6233.77"

1215636.20"

2.38

49

PAB-35

Tongquil Is

618.51"

1215441.45"

1.72

50

PAB-35A

Tongquil Is.

6017.88"

1216311.17"

85.94

51

PAB-38A

Kirapusan Is

512.8.70"

1204138.14"

55.24

52

PAB-39

Manuk Manka Is.

44739.24"

1195158.08"

43.44

53

PAB-40

Frances Reef

42453.84"

1191450.71

0.61

54

PAB-40A

Frances Reef

4253.83"

1191415.15"

15.48

55

PAB-41A

Bajapa Reef

436"9.01"

119322.75"

6.88

56

PAB-42A

Paguan Is.

44252.07"

119144.04"

8.40

57

PAB-43

Alice Reef

44555.25"

119315.19"

2.28

58

PAB-44

Alice Reef

4475.36"

119512.94"

18.60

59

PAB-45

Omapoy Rk.

45510.45"

119221.30

23.37

60

PAB-46

Bukut Lapis Pt.

5223.73"

1194418.14"

44.20

61

PAB-47

Pearl Bank

54635.15"

1193951.77"

75.17

62

PAB-48

Bagnan Is.

6558.41"

1182657.30"

8.54

63

PAB-48A

Taganak Is

6414.08"

1181833.33"

13.46

64

PAB-49

Great Bakkungaan Is.

6114.65"

118654.15"

3.97

65

PAB-50

Libiman Is.

61339.90"

118352.09"

5.53

66

PAB-51

Sibaung Is.

61743.99"

11805.44"

41.60

67

PAB-52

Muligi Is.

65214.53"

1182340.49"

75.06

68

PAB-53

South Mangsee Is.

73026.05"

1171833.75"

26.00

69

PAB-54

Balabac Is.

74830.69"

1165939.18"

6.08

70

PAB-54A

Balabac Great Reef

75127.17"

1165417.19"

1.18

71

PAB-54B

Balabac Great Reef

75219.86"

1165328.73"

2.27

72

PAB-55

Balabac Great Reef

75436.35"

1165316.64"

5.42

73

PAB-60

Ada Reef

820.26"

1165410.04"

10.85

74

PAB.61

Secam Is.

81118.36"

1165951.87"

30.88

75

PAB-62

Latua Pt.

88756.37"

1171551.23"

7.91

76

PAB-63

SW Tatub Pt.

84417.40"

1172039.37"

11.89

77

PAB-63A

W Sicud Pt.

85332.20"

1172815.78"

13.20

78

PAB-64

Tarumpitao Pt.

92.57.47"

1173738.88"

81.12

79

PAB.64B

Dry Is.

95922.54"

1183653.61"

82.76

80

PAB-65C

Sinangcolan Pt.

111319.82"

1191517.74"

74.65

81

PAB-67

Pinnacle Rk.

121935.22"

1195056.00

93.88

82

PAB-68

Cabra Is

135324.45"

12015.86"

115.69

83

PAB-71

Hermana Mayor Is.

154843.61"

1194656.09"

9.30

84

PAB-72

Tambobo Pt.

155761.67"

1194455.32"

12.06

85

PAB-72B

Rena Pt.

16957.90"

11945.15.76"

0.25

86

PAB-73

Rena Pt.

161012.42"

1194511.95"

6.43

87

PAB-74

Rocky Ledge

161634.46"

1194619.50"

0.65

88

PAB-74A

Piedra Pt.

163712.70"

1194628.62"

1.30

89

PAB-75

Piedra Pt.

161829.49"

1194644.94"

1.04

90

PAB-75C

Piedra Pt.

161928.20"

119477.69"

0.63

91

PAB-75D

Piedra Pt.

16204.38"

1194720.48"

80.60

92

PAB-76

Dile Pt.

173424.94"

1202033.36"

6.86

93

PAB-77

Pinget Is.

174117.56"

120212.20"

14.15

94

PAB-78

Baboc Is.

17554.13"

1202440.56"

35.40

95

PAB-79

Cape Bojeador

182932.42"

1203342.41"

1.77

96

PAB-79B

Bobon

183052.88"

1203455.35"

58.23

97

PAB-80

Calagangan Pt.

191014.78"

1211252.64"

98.07

98

PAB-82

Itbayat Is.

204315.74"

1214657.80"

25.63

99

PAB-83

Amianan Is

21717.47"

1215643.85"

0.08

100

PAB-84

Amianan Is.

21718.41"

1215648.79"

0.25

101

PAB-85

Amianan Is.

21712.04"

121573.65"

0.44

Sec. 2. The baseline 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.

Sec. 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.

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

Sec. 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.

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

Sec. 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.

Sec. 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.

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

Approved

(Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House of Representatives

(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate

This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2699 and House Bill No. 3216 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representative on February 17, 2009.

(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General
House of Represenatives

(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of Senate

Approved: MAR 10, 2009

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines



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