By Rodel Rodis
While searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 11, 2014, a Philippine Air Force plane flying over the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea sighted Chinese reclamation activity in the Mabini Reef within the 200 mille Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines.
By Doris C. Dumlao
The Philippines is confident it has a strong case to win the international arbitration case challenging China’s claim to most of the South China Sea.
By Fatima Reyes
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said that it would pursue its move to challenge China’s nine-dash claims to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) before an arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), saying that the next important step in the proceedings is the formation of the five-member arbitral panel to deal with the case.