Coquia, "Some Legal Aspects and Constitutional Issues on Archipelagic
Sea Lanes", Issue focus: "Designation of Sea-lanes in the Philippines", edited by Maribel B.
Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday backed the call of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for the approval of the Archipelagic
Sealanes Passage Bill amid reported sightings of foreign vessels in Philippine waters.
The senator also recognized the need for a modernized Navy with the Philippines being an archipelagic
The Philippines and Indonesia, two of the largest archipelagic
states in the world, are parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or Unclos, and are thus entitled to EEZs of 200 nautical miles.
"As a maritime and archipelagic
state located at the center of the world's marine biodiversity, the Philippines shall continue to contribute to the commission's unique role in fostering international cooperation in ocean science and in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, particularly Goal 14 on Life Below Water,"the DFA said.
The agreement delimits the overlapping EEZ of the two archipelagic
states specifically in the Mindanao Sea and the Celebes Sea in the southern Philippines and the Philippine Sea on the southern section of the Pacific Ocean.
During the meeting at IOMs Geneva headquarters, the Vice-President expressed his gratitude for IOMs extensive emergency and reconstruction work in the wake of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and its support to ethnic Rohingya refugees arriving by boat in the sprawling archipelagic
nation of 260 million people.
As an archipelagic
country, we are blessed with a long coastline that provides us with food and other important human needs.
The Philippines is an archipelagic
country where the main mode of transport between islands is through the use of ferries.
Among their perspectives are the history and sources of the law, territorial seas and continuous zones, the continental shelf, high seas, landlocked and geographically disadvantaged states, international straits and archipelagic
navigation, marine resource management, marine environmental protection, maritime regulation and enforcement, and oceans governance.
Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, a home to 129 volcanoes scattered across the world largest archipelagic
country of more than 17,000 islands.
''And as a country which is not an archipelagic
one, Malaysia cannot use clauses (of international laws) used by archipelagic
nations like us to regulate the matter,'' Natalegawa said.