In the immortal words of Ben Parker, “with great power, comes great responsibility.” This rings true for every drone pilot in the world. For all the good that can be done and achieved through the use of drones, there’s a number of negative and down right bad things that can be done with them too.
Only now are we figuring out the proper rules and safety regulations that must be put in place for proper and responsible drone use. This of course varies from country to country to trying to figure out the do’s and don’ts can be quite confusing and difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy guide to some drone regulations in the various countries around the world to better understand what you can and can not do with you drone.
Though regulation have been in place since 2014, the Philippines can still considered relaxed implementation of drone laws. With the operation of drones for model, sports, or recreation use not requiring any authorization from The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
As for commercial use on the other hand requiring you to acquire certification from CAAP. UAV Operator is required to obtain a UAV Controller Certificate of Authorization, UAV Certificate of Registration and UAV Operator Certificate of Authorization.
Basic regulatory safety guidelines that must be followed with the CAAP requiring that the UAV must be flown:
30 meters beyond a person who is not directly associated with the operation of the UAV; An altitude not exceeding 400 ft Above Ground Level (AGL); Outside 10 Km radius from the Aerodrome Reference Point (ARP); and The UAV shall stay clear of populated area unless an approval from the CAAP has been granted.