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Philippine Local Waters Rules

Requested from PPA by R. Mangahas at 03:01 PM on May 13, 2022.
Purpose: Research and Development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2021
Tracking no: #PPA-253284750388

Mangahas 03:01 PM, May 13, 2022

Hi! I would like to know what rules do you impose when moving from one port to another here in the philippines. How do you schedule ships going from one port to another that will avoid traffic? Do you also impose a fixed speed when a ship enters our local waters? Thank you!

Pararuan 10:33 AM, May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

Dear Raine Mangahas,


Thank you for your request dated May 13, 2022 03:01:41 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for Philippine Local Waters Rules.

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We were able to determine that this particular information is already available online and therefore cannot be counted as a valid FOI request. You may retrieve your requested information from

You need to register online through iports so you can schedule the vessel arrival. The iports may be accessed through this link:

Upon registration, you may access the transaction you need in your iports account. You may review the PPA's Citizen's Charter as to the procedure of Vessel entry, it may be accessed through this link: 

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