How to request diversion on tower?

What should I do to request a diversion if only tower is available when I want to divert due to low fuel? I had to divert from RPLL to RPLC earlier today and I just requested departure to the north. Is that the correct way to do it?

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Were you able to announce low fuel to tower?

Yes, requesting departure is correct way to let the controller know you’re diverting,controller will then issue a frequency change and you can proceed to the nearest practical airport in such condition.

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That is the correct case within an approach frequency, he is asking for a tower case.

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Yeah I called in low fuel and was given a diversion message. Changed my flight plan to RPLC and landed there.
Just a random question, if I need to leave and re-enter tower airspace during a diversion do I need to request a transition?

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