Carpio to Duterte, AFP: defend Panatag Shoal
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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 Philippine territory. In a statement, Carpio reminded the President “to avoid any act, statement or declarations that expressly or impliedly waives Philippine territory in the West Philippine Sea”. His statement was issued after the President quoted as saying that he (the President) cannot stop China for implementing its plan to build structures on the disputed Panatag Shoal for now.
Panaligan, R. G. (2017, March 21). Carpio to Duterte, AFP: defend Panatag Shoal. Manila Bulletin. pp. 1, 4.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Military operations; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Exclusive economic zone; Continental shelves; Artificial islands; Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Philippine Navy; Philippines-United States Mutual Defense Treaty; US-Japan Mutual Defense Treaty; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Carpio, Antonio T.; Duterte, Rodrigo
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