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Balabac

 

a strait between Balabac Island on the north and the islands of Balambagan and Banggai on the south, connecting the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The strait is approximately 50 km wide and 49–151 m deep. To the east, the Strait of Balabac is divided by coral shelves, rising 5 m and 3.5 m below the surface, into two passageways: Lumbukan and the Main Passage.

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The Air Force also intends to develop several areas as part of its strategic basing plan - Lal-lo in Cagayan, Guiuan in Eastern Samar, Mati in Davao Oriental, Hill 900 in Zamboanga City and Balabac Island in Palawan.
On May 27 the agency issued EPNS certificate to PNOC-EC's petroleum service contract (SC) 59, which is currently in its predevelopment phase, located in the offshore West of Balabac Island, Palawan.
Hasa-Hasa shoal is located 68 nautical miles from Balabac Island in Palawan.
The projects are estimated to benefit 1,500 families (9,000 individuals) in the provinces of Palawan (Balabac Island) and Lanao del Norte.
citizens should exercise extreme caution if considering travel in the southern Sulu Sea region between Balabac Island and Palawan, in the Philippines; Sabah, Malaysia; and east to Zamboanga City, Mindanao, in the Philippines.
The fishermen, shaken but unharmed by the June 4 incident, immediately left the area, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) off Palawan province's Balabac Island. The fishermen failed to identify the aircraft, Gazmin said.
Two other gunmen were captured as clashes ebbed away towards noon, said Brawner, adding that firefights ensued because negotiations collapsed between Palawan's local officials and Abdullah Abdurajak, leader of 30 MNLF members who occupied Marabon, Matambuli and Canibugan villages in Balabac Island since Saturday.
The Philippine military discovered later that Malaysia also erected a similar structure in Investigator Shoal -- Pawikan to the Philippines -- that is approximately 35 nautical miles southwest of Philippine-claimed Commodore Reef -- Rizal to the Philippines, which is 145 nautical miles west of Balabac Island in Palawan Province.
China's narrative means China and the Philippines share a common border that lies just 64 kilometres off the coast of Balabac Island in Palawan, the southernmost island in Palawan; 70km off of Bolinao in Pangasinan, and 44km off Y'ami Island in Batanes, he said.
This will also mean that the Philippines and China will have a very long common sea border, from Balabac Island in southern Palawan province to Yamin Island in northern Batanes province.
A navy official in Palawan Province said the Malaysians were arrested Sunday afternoon in waters off Balabac Island on the southern tip of Palawan, about 860 kilometers southwest of Manila.
The state department cited the same warning for other parts of Mindanao, including an area of the Sulu Sea between Balabac Island and Palawan, Zamboanga City and Sabah.