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3. Territory & Jurisdiction | Philippines
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3.1 Overview of Philippine Territory and Jurisdiction

The Philippines first defined the extent of its territorial limits in Art. 1 of the 1935 Philippine Constitution. This Constitution was written on authority of the Philippine Independence Act (Tydings-McDuffie Act), a United States statute providing f…

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Santos, Bertrand Theodor, Benosa, Maria Emilynda Jeddahlyn Pia V., Casis, Rommel J., Fernandez, Jena Veronica and Miñano, Sheigne Alvir M., “3. Territory & Jurisdiction | Philippines”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2043>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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