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…

China does not possess the WPS

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 05/20/2021

President Duterte’s mantra is “China is in possession of the West Philippine Sea (WPS).” The President made this declaration on several occasions: the November 2018 Asean-India Summit in Singapore, his July 2019 and 2020 State of the…

Duterte says he won’t waste ‘best relations’ of PH with China

Krissy Aguilar 05/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has again voiced out his reluctance to upset China amid the continuing discussions over the latter’s incursions into the West Philippine Sea. “We have the best of relations now. We will…

Roque may speak on int’l law, but Locsin says it isn’t foreign policy

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/14/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — While Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was fine with Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque speaking on matters of international law, Manila’s top diplomat reminded that remarks made by the Palace official do not reflect…

What explains Duterte’s behavior toward China?

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 05/10/2021

It’s hard to imagine how any Filipino can be supportive of President Duterte’s submissive, fawning behavior toward China notwithstanding the latter’s belligerent claim over a huge area of our marine-rich waters. No matter how disillusioned we may…

Carpio rejects debate with Roque on ‘pointless’ issues

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 05/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has rejected the proposed topics of the debate with presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in connection with issues on the West Philippine Sea, saying it is “pointless” to…

Carpio accepts Duterte’s West PH Sea debate challenge

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 05/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines – Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge for a debate on the West Philippine Sea issue particularly the 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in…

‘I never promised‘ anything about West Philippine Sea during election campaign – Duterte

Daphne Galvez 05/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “I never, never in my campaign as president, promised the people that I would retake the West Philippine Sea,” President Rodrigo Duterte in a pre-recorded briefing that was aired on Monday. “I did not…

Palace: Let Duterte pursue ‘calibrated, calculated’ foreign policy on West Philippine Sea

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday told critics, particularly retired Senior Justice Antonio Carpio and former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario, to let President Rodrigo Duterte pursue his “careful, calibrated, and calculated” foreign policy amid 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…

The cost of Chinese poaching in WPS

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/10/2021

Watching what is happening in Myanmar—the people being killed by the military who are sworn to defend them—my mind hearkens back to our Edsa Revolt against the Marcos dictatorship. Myanmar, in free and fair elections, repudiated their…

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