De Lima tell DU30: be careful with statements on sea row
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Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday called on President Duterte to be careful with his statements about unresolved disputes in the South China Sea, saying his recent remarks viewed as friendly to China tended to undermine Manila's victory over Beijing in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. "My unsolicited advice to the President is to be careful in his pronouncements and his moves and actions in so far as the West Philippine Sea issues are concerned," De Lima said, using the local name of the waters within the Philippines 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea. Despite the Philippine victory, Mr. Duterte has agreed to resolve the maritime dispute with Chin through bilateral talks.
Quismundo, T. (2016, October 28). De Lima tells DU30: be careful with the statements on sea row. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A11.
- Philippine Daily Inquirer