PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY or the PAR
The Philippine archipelago which is surrounded by water, lies at the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and about 1,000 kilometers from the Asia Mainland. It is bounded on the west by the South China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the Bashi Channel and on the south by the Sulu and Celebes Seas. On the right picture is the PAR. It is refers to designated area in the northwestern Pacific where PAGASA is tasked to monitor tropical cyclone occurrences. Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is bounded by the black lines joining the following points:
25°N - 120°E, 25°N - 135°E, 5°N - 135°E, 5°N - 115°E, 15°N - 115°E and 21°N - 120°E.