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Law expert: China’s actions may spur US-PH defense treaty

China was warned Thursday against trying to tow away the BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal, as this could be considered an attack against the Philippines and prompt the United States to defend the country in keeping with their Mutual Defense Treaty. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Whatever is China’s move against the BRP Sierra Madre will trigger the application of the Philippines’ Mutual Defense Treaty with the United State, an international law expert said Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Fishing talks between PH, Taiwan may violate ‘one-China’ policy’

Harry Roque, chairman of the Center for International Law

The start of fisheries talks between the Philippines and Taiwan might violate the country’s one-China policy and Manila should instead craft any future pact with Taipei as a local government of China, an international law expert said.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH to pursue national interest in Sabah claim – Palace

Malaysian forces are patrolling Kampung Tanduo where about 200 Filipinos are in a tense standoff with Malaysian security forces. The Star-Asia News Network

Malacañang was “disturbed’’ by the journey of an armed group from the Sultanate of Sulu to Sabah amid significant developments in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, but it vowed to uphold national interest in the country’s dormant claim to Malaysia’s eastern state.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH doesn’t have to repay NorthRail loan, says lawyer

Harry Roque, chairman of the Center for International Law

One of the critics of the North Luzon Expressway project with China said Thursday the government should not repay its $500 million loan from China, because the deal was void from the start.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH professor defies ban, proceeds with screening of anti-Islam film

Harry Roque, chairman of the Center for International Law

Lawyer Harry Roque has defied a ban by the University of the Philippines and pushed through with the screening of the “Innocence of Muslims” Friday night.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UP law professor to show anti-Islam film

Harry Roque, chairman of the Center for International Law

A law professor at the University of the Philippines is holding a screening of the trailer of “Innocence of Muslims” , an anti-Islam film that has ignited violence across the Middle East.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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