1968 baselines law remains in effect


09:45 PM February 24th, 2013

February 24th, 2013 09:45 PM

Just to remind your readers that Section 2 of Republic Act No. 5446, which was enacted on Sept. 18, 1968, provides, as follows:

“Section 2. The definition of the baselines of the territorial sea of the Philippine Archipelago as provided in this Act is without prejudice to the delineation of the baselines of the territorial sea around the territory of Sabah, situated in North Borneo, over which the Republic of the Philippines has acquired dominion and sovereignty.”

RA 9522, which was enacted on March 10, 2009, amends only Section 1 of RA 3046 entitled “An Act to Define The Baselines of the Territorial Sea of the Philippines.”  The above provision of RA 5446 continues to be effective.

[email protected]

Disclaimer: Comments do not represent the views of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments which are inconsistent with our editorial standards. FULL DISCLAIMER

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.