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    • Carpio to Duterte, AFP: defend Panatag Shoal 

      Panaligan, Rey (Manila Bulletin, March 21, 2017, on page 1-4)
      Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio said yesterday that the Armed Forces headed by President Duterte as commander-in-chief are constitutionally mandated to defend Scarborough or Panatag Shoul as part of the ...
    • PH has sovereign rights over Benham Rise: Justice Carpio 

      Panaligan, Rey; Kabiling, Genalyn D.; Torregoza, Hannah L.; Wakefield, Francis T. (Manila Bulletin, March 15, 2017, on page 4)
      While Benham Rise is not part of Philippine national territory, “we have sovereign rights over it because we have exclusive right to explore and exploit the oil, gas and other mineral resources in the area,” Supreme Court ...