Carpio vows to pursue stance on West Philippine Sea row
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Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio vowed yesterday to pursue his stance on the country’s territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea that has been contrary to the position of the Duterte administration – even if it would cost him a possible appointment as chief justice. Carpio said he believes that fighting for the sovereignty of the country is more important than being appointed to the top Supreme Court (SC) post.“What is more important for the nation is that we preserve our sovereignty and sovereign rights because if we lose this, we lose that forever. That’s far more important than any position,” Carpio said in an interview with CNN Philippines.
Punay, E., Sy, M., & Laude, J. (2018, June 9). Carpio vows to pursue stance on West Philippine Sea row. The Philippine Star, p. 9.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Exclusive rights; Governments; Law of the sea; International law; Fishers; Fishing grounds; Jurisdiction; Fishing rights; Economics; Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Chinese Coast Guard (CCG); CNN Philippines; Carpio, Antonio; Duterte, Rodrigo; Drilon, Franklin; Zhao, Jianhua
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