MARLAWPH: Listen to the Filipinos’ clamor to defend our sovereign rights

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/08/2021

Listen and respond to the clamor of the Filipinos to defend their sovereign rights and entitlements in the West Philippines Sea (WPS). In a published statement, the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAWPh) called on the…

‘Might is right’ vs ‘Right is might’

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 04/25/2021

By swarming the West Philippine Sea (WPS) with more than 200 militia and coast guard ships and by prohibiting our people from fishing in our exclusive economic zone (EEZ), China is imposing the old adage of “Might…

Why Chinese fishermen are in the WPS

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 04/22/2021

China claims that part of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) enclosed by the nine-dash line is a traditional fishing ground of Chinese fishermen. That would make about 80 percent of the Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in…

A grave threat to world peace

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 02/04/2021

What has prevented a third world war are two provisions in the 1945 United Nations Charter. The first provision outlaws the threat or use of force to settle disputes between or among states, while the second provision…

Scarborough Shoal—a redline

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2020

The core issue of the South China Sea dispute is China’s unlawful claim to maritime areas beyond what the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) allows. Under China’s nine-dash line, five Asean coastal…

Youth ambassadors hold forum on West PH Sea

PR 11/03/2016

YOUTH and student members of Cebu Youth Ambassadors joined other student leaders, graduate students, and community youth in a forum dubbed “Ato ni Bai!: Enhancing the Public Debate on the West Philippine Sea” last October 28. The…

Discourse of peace

Jason A. Baguia 07/15/2016

Media reports in light of the ruling, based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that upheld the Philippine case against China over territory in the West Philippine or South China Sea constitutes…

Philippines – 1; China – 0

Jobers R. Bersales 07/13/2016

Not that it was unexpected but the victory was still nonetheless most welcome for our country and all others that really could do nothing more than watch as the People’s Republic China was systematically occupying and expanding…

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