Rody rallies support for sea code
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In a bid to avoid tension in disputed areas in the South China Sea, President Duterte called for support for the approval of a Code of Conduct (COC) among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The President also pitched for the COC while he was in Myanmar, which was part of the last leg of his introductory tour of Southeast Asia in the run-up to the ASEAN summit this November in Manila. The Declaration on the Code of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) was signed by all members of ASEAN and China on Nov. 4, 2002. It lists the principles of self-restraint and non-militarization. Duterte said he would invoke the arbitral ruling favoring Philippine claims if China starts gathering mineral resources from the disputed areas.
Mendez, C., & Punay, E. (2017, March 21). Rody rallies support for sea code. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 12.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Law of the sea; International law; Radar; Exclusive economic zone; Economics; Trade; Military operations; Governments; Fishing grounds; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Philippine Navy (PN); Duterte, Rodrigo; Carpio, Antonio
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