Protecting oil exploration efforts

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The current series of Malampaya funded acquisitions for both the Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force are reportedly driven by the following Presidential Proclamation:

Presidential Proclamation #72

http://www.doe.gov.ph/ER/pdf/PN72.pdf

ESTABLISHING SAFETY AND EXCLUSION ZONES FOR OFFSHORE NATURAL GAS WELLS, FLOWLINES, PLATFORM, PIPELINES, LOADING BUOY AND OTHER RELATED FACILITIES FOR THE MALAMPAYA DEEP WATER GAS-TO-POWER PROJECT OVER CERTAIN WATERS AND SUBMERGED LANDS ADJACENT TO BATANGAS, MINDORO AND PALAWAN

1. An Exclusion Zone in the waters and submerged lands in offshore Northwest Palawan, more particularly described and bounded as follows, shall be for the exclusive use of the Department of Energy and the SC 38 Service Contractor, for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Project facilities:

. . .

6. This Proclamation shall take effect fifteen (5) days after publication in a newspaper of general
circulation.

City of Manila, July 10, 2001.

With new Service Contracts for different areas within the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) becoming due for exploitation, the Philippine Government has finally awakened to the need to improve the capabilities of the AFP.

The Malampaya Exclusion Zone defined by PP# 72

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