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PH case vs China a model for int’l sea disputes

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This undated handout photo taken by the Philippine Navy and released April 11, 2012, by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal would be the country’s contribution to international maritime jurisprudence, setting an example of legal remedies that smaller nations could seek instead of submitting to lopsided negotiations with bigger countries, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

PH says China’s territory subject to Unclos

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines insisted on Wednesday that under international law, China could not project its power beyond its boundaries, following Beijing’s announcement of fresh sea patrols in disputed parts of the South China Sea.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: China can’t conduct regular patrols in West PH Sea

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China cannot conduct regular patrols in the West Philippines Sea because it extends beyond their exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as mandated by international law, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US forge ‘joint force posture’

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US Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States have agreed to establish “a joint force posture” to ensure freedom of navigation in the Asia Pacific, a region increasingly beset by maritime territorial disputes with China.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH to stick with arbitration under UNCLOS to pursue Spratly claims

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Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

The Philippines reiterated, on Thursday, its commitment to the peaceful settlement of its claims in the West Philippine Sea or the South China Sea area through arbitration proceedings under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH case vs China inches forward

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ arbitration case against China has moved a step forward after the president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos) appointed the second member of the ad hoc tribunal that would deliberate on the country’s bid to stop Chinese incursions into the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US congressmen express support for PH arbitration case vs China

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Members of the United States (US) congress have expressed their support for the Philippine move to bring its West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) disputes before an arbitral body under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), reiterating their position for peaceful resolution of disputes under international law.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH has strong case vs China in territorial dispute, says Palace spokesman

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Strategic Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang: We have convinced Malaysia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

This time it’s PH vs Taiwan

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Another conflict is brewing in the West Philippine Sea, this time between the Philippines and Taiwan over oil and gas exploration around Ligao Island, the largest islet in the Spratlys group.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines blasts China anew over patrol in West Philippine Sea

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The Philippines on Friday reiterated its calls for respect to its maritime domains in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), saying that it “strongly objects” to Chinese patrol of these areas.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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