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Palace: Never too late to assert arbitral award in South China Sea

It would never be too late to assert the Philippines' claims in the West Philippine Sea because an international arbitral court had ruled in favor of Manila on the maritime row, Malacañang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 5th, 2018

Palace: It will never be too late to raise South China Sea ruling with Beijing | News

Asked if it might be too late when the President decided to assert the Philippines' interests in the West Philippine Sea, Panelo said, "I do not think so." "The arbitration award will be there forever.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

‘It can never be too late’ to assert Hague ruling vs China — Palace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_bMn5XhcD4 It is never too late for the government to assert the United Nations (UN) ruling on the South China Sea, Malacaang said Monday, following reports that China is ramping up its militarization in the disputed waters. Duterte has repeatedly said it was not yet the "appropriate time" to raise the sea ruling against China as Manila sought warmer ties with Beijing, whose relationship was strained over the Hague ruling in 2016. "We will have to leave it to the President's judgment on when and where the perfect time would be made. He has six years in which he has to do it," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. ...Keep on reading: ‘It can never be too late’ to assert Hague ruling vs China — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Consistency in asserting rights crucial in Philippines sea claim, says expert

While the arbitral tribunal might not have enforcement powers to help the Philippines assert its rights in the South China Sea over China, its strength comes from "confirming or conferring" international legtimacy to actions of states......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

South China Sea ruling useless as of now — Palace

Following President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncements on China's occupation of artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo argued that the arbitral ruling is of no use to the country at the moment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Carpio: 2016 Hague ruling enforced by US, other powers

THE WORLD’S naval powers are doing the “heavy lifting” in enforcing the arbitral tribunal award on the South China Sea dispute two years since its ruling, without the support of its primary beneficiary the Philippines, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio said on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Palace: China s acceptance or rejection of arbitral ruling irrelevant

MANILA, Philippines — Whether or not Beijing accepts the July 2012 ruling of a United Nations-back tribunal on the South China Sea is immaterial under intern Source link link: Palace: China's acceptance or rejection of arbitral ruling irrelevant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Duterte on open-pit mining, Cayetano on arbitral award, UN Human Rights Chief | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he will reject the recommendation of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council to lift the ban on open-pit mining.  Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano  downplays the 2016 arbitral award won by the Philippines against China, and says it is enough to cite a 1982 convention in statements about the South ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Cayetano downplays Hague ruling, says citing UNCLOS enough

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano downplayed the 2016 arbitral award won by the Philippines against China, and said it is enough to cite a 1982 convention in statements about the South China Sea dispute. Cayetano said the Philippines' arbitral award in 2016 also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

Shadowy group calls for Duterte’s ouster

MANILA – A shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM, composed of disgruntled military and police officers and members, has called for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte and cited 10 reasons for its action. It accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust. It also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio &'' believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters of national security with an even more lopsided relationship with China and Russia.  Television network GMA reported that the military has reiterated its support for the administration of Duterte and strongly denied PADEM’s allegations. Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with all the men and women of the uniformed services and all their civilian personnel, stand by the government and support Duterte, their commander-in-chief. Padilla said the accusations and issues cited by the group are unfounded and uncalled for. “Such issues are clearly politically motivated and a matter that the AFP does not and will not subscribe to,” GMA quoted him as saying, adding, they are the constitutionally mandated protectors of the people and will stand by law-abiding citizens whenever and wherever they are needed. “Having affirmed this, the AFP, however, will not hesitate in acting against forces who shall undermine the stability and security of our country and those who wish to destabilize our nation thru unconstitutional means,” he said. Communist rebels had previously said that the Central Intelligence Agency is plotting to oust Duterte alongside the plan to assassinate Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Sison, in a statement he issued in May, said those who continue to support him assert that performance in a year is not enough basis for a final judgment and that there is more than enough time ahead for him to accomplish promises that have most impressed them, such as the eradication of the drug problem, criminality, and corruption. He said Duterte has, in fact, pleaded that he needs three or four more years to bring about the significant changes that he previously thought would be done in six months’ time. His promised campaign against the pork barrel and other forms of corruption of the Aquino regime has not yet materialized. “Where he has been most successful at, projecting himself as a strong leader by calling on the police and the public to kill drug addict-pushers, he has attracted the most severe and sustained condemnation by institutions, the [&'].....»»

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Philippines will not raise arbitral award in direct talks with China

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will not raise the ruling of a United Nations-backed tribunal on the South China Sea in its bilateral talks with China,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017

Front Page: Beijing may be heeding S. China Sea ruling -- US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte may have gotten Beijing to do exactly what it said it wouldn't: adhere -- even if only in part -- to the July "award" in an arbitral case that struck down the basis for China's claim to much of the South China Sea and affirmed.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Philippines wins South China Sea case vs China

China has no legal basis to assert sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea and its “nine-dash line” is invalid, the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal said in a ruling released on Tuesday. In a statement Tuesday, the Tribunal said China has vio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Ex-SolGen says PH-China deal nullifies int’l arbitral ruling

The agreement that the Philippines and China signed last week is tantamount to a "waiver" nullifying the international arbitral court's ruling that affirmed the country's sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Tuesday. According to Hilbay, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) entered into by both countries only revived China's claim that it owned everything within its so-called nine-dash line in the heavily disputed South China Sea, including waters within the Philippines' 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone known as West Philippine Sea. "Here you have a [foreign] government still claiming the waters and the continental shelf even ...Keep on reading: Ex-SolGen says PH-China deal nullifies int’l arbitral ruling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Palace: Arbitral ruling set aside for now

MALACANANG on Tuesday said that while President Rodrigo Duterte has set aside the 2016 ruling of The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration in order to forge stronger trade and economic ties with China, it will not give up the country’s claims because “it’s already ours.” Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the ruling, which invalidated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Panelo on PH arbitration case vs China: Who will enforce it? 

  For now, the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that validated the Philippines' claims on the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea is "useless as there is no country or body on earth that can enforce" it against China. READ: Philippines wins arbitration case vs. China over South China Sea Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this on Tuesday in response to a survey showing opposition of Filipinos on the government's inaction on China's intrusion in the disputed areas, which coincides with the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the country. "The Arbitral ruling cannot be taken away from us. It will be th...Keep on reading: Panelo on PH arbitration case vs China: Who will enforce it? .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Palace questions timing, data of SWS poll on gov’t ‘inaction’ on South China Sea row

Malacañang questioned on Tuesday the timing of a new opinion poll released on the first day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Manila visit, which showed growing opposition to the government’s perceived inaction on China’s maritime encroachment in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Proposed oil exploration with China to stand constitutionality test–Palace

MALACANANG on Tuesday assured the public that the Philippines’ proposed joint oil and gas exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) would stand legal scrutiny. Palace…READ The post Proposed oil exploration with China to stand constitutionality test–Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Carpio: Duterte affirms arbitration award in recent PH-Japan declaration

President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of commitment to freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea in the joint Philippines-Japan declaration last week is an affirmation of the 2016 arbitration award, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Sunday.   The acting chief justice, one of the leading figures in the Philippines' arbitration victory against China, lauded the President for his support to freedom of navigation and said this was the "most welcome development in resolving the South China Sea dispute."   "The statement of President Duterte upholding freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea should be the main thrust of our for...Keep on reading: Carpio: Duterte affirms arbitration award in recent PH-Japan declaration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Vietnam protests China’s weather stations in disputed Spratlys

HANOI---Vietnam strongly protested China's launch of weather stations in the disputed Spratly group of islands, saying on Thursday they seriously violate Vietnam's sovereignty and complicate the situation in the South China Sea.   China last week announced it started operations of the stations on three islands to offer weather forecasts to fishermen in the South China Sea region and neighboring countries, and passing ships.   Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters at a regular briefing on Thursday that Vietnam had legal basis and historical evidence to assert its sovereignty over the Spratlys and Paracels, and asked China to stop...Keep on reading: Vietnam protests China’s weather stations in disputed Spratlys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018