China oil deal hit, praised: Joma: A clear act of treason; Carpio: Booster of PH sea claim
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The Communist Party of the Philippines branded the joint oil and gas development deal between China and the Philippines “a clear act of treason” by the Duterte administration but acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Sunday he saw nothing wrong with the agreement. “The signing and approval of the memorandum under the direction of Duterte is a clear act of treason, a blatant betrayal of the sovereign rights and national patrimony of the Philippines and the Filipino people,” CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison said in a statement. “While it is still arguable that the memorandum is still merely an ‘agreement to agree,’ the Philippines and the Filipino people must effectively reject the memorandum,” he said, because it ignores the country’s legal victory in its arbitration case against China before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in 2016.
Mariano, N., Requejo, R. E., & Araneta, M. R. (2018, November 26). China oil deal hit, praised: Joma: A clear act of treason; Carpio: Booster of PH sea claim. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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International agreements; Exclusive rights; Law of the sea; International law; Legal aspects; Governments; Joint ventures; Natural resources; Disputes; Territorial waters; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Artificial islands; International cooperation; Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Forum Energy; PXP Energy Corporation; Forum Energy Plc; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); China National Offshore Oil Corporation; Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corp.; Carpio, Antonio; Sison, Jose Ma.; Pangilinan, Manuel V.; Recto, Ralph; Lacson, Panfilo; Sotto, Vicente III; Duterte, Rodrigo; Xi, Jinping
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