Palace eyes favorable provisions in joint oil exploration with China
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Any deal for joint exploration for oil and gas in the West Philippine Sea should contain provisions “favorable” to the Philippines, Malacañang said on Thursday. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, however, said joint exploration with China would “not be legally possible” if Beijing would insist it had sovereignty over waters within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Tubeza, P. C., & Pazzibugan, D. Z. (2017, July 28). Palace eyes favorable provisions in joint oil exploration with China. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A12.
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Oil and gas exploration; International waters; Territorial waters; Disputes; Exclusive economic zone; Joint ventures; Natural resources; Law of the sea; Supreme Court (SC); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Shell; Malampaya Natural Gas Project; Carpio, Antonio; Abella, Ernesto; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Duterte, Rodrigo; Wang, Yi