The introduction of Archipelagic Sea Lanes will help the Philippines to protect
our archipelago from terrorist, poachers, drug smugglers, gun-runners and etc.
At the present time foreign vessels from neighboring Asian countries can pass
anywhere in our archipelagic waters without anybody questioning them of their
activities and their intention in entering Philippine waters.
With the introduction of Archipelagic Sea Lanes and enhanced Coast Watch Stations
that should be established in the exit / entry point of our ASL, like in Apo East Pass
in the west coast of Mindoro, in the southern tip of Antique Province in Panay, in
the southern tip of Negros island, and in Suluan island in Surigao Strait, then we have
less worries and not so much apprehensive that our enemy is sailing undected in our
archipelagic territorial waters.
There is already Coast Watch Stations in Balabac and Zamboanga so we just
need additional in Apo East Pass in Mindoro, in souther tip of Panay and Negros,
and in Suluan island in Surigao Strait.Below is the Chart of Macassar Strait where there is an Indonesia Archipelagic Sea Lanes