National Territory - Possible Recitation Questions

The national territory comprises the Philippine archipelago, with all the islands and waters embraced therein, and all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction, consisting of its terrestrial, fluvial and aerial domains, including its territorial sea, the seabed, the subsoil, the insular shelves, and other submarine areas. The waters around, between, and connecting the islands of the archipelago, regardless of their breadth and dimensions, form part of the internal waters of the Philippines.

[1] What does the National Territory (NT) comprise?
[2] What is an archipelago?
[3] How do other territories become part of our NT?
[4] What are insular shelves?
[5] What is the doctrine of regime of islands?
[6] What is the archipelagic doctrine?
[7] Is Article I consistent with the regime of islands doctrine?
[8] What are baselines?
[9] What are the two types of baselines?
[10] What is the purpose of baselines?
[11] Is the straight baseline method consistent with the archipelagic doctrine?
[12] Does the straight baseline method make us abandon our claims to other islands such as the Kalayaan Group of Islands (KGI)?
[13] Why do the Philippine baselines not cover other islands we claim?
[14] What is innocent passage?
[15] Does the Constitution allow innocent passage?
[16] Does the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) recognize innocent passage?