Do more to enforce ruling
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Citing loans and investments from China, the President has set aside the ruling, while his Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has declined to show the “50 to 100” protests that he claimed the Philippines has lodged against its northern neighbor. Malacañang’s policy of appeasement appears only to have emboldened China to step up its militarization efforts in the disputed waters, where it has installed military-grade runways, hangars and retractable roofs for anticruise missiles on seized islands. It has also harassed Filipino fishermen in the country’s exclusive economic zone, destroyed reefs and corals, harvested marine resources, and even prevented the Philippine military from erecting shelter from the weather and bringing in supplies for soldiers stationed on Philippine-held shoals.
Do more to enforce ruling. (2018, July 17). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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Territorial waters; Disputes; International law; Law of the sea; Surveys; Military operations; Fishers; Exclusive economic zone; Marine resources; Bilateral agreements; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; United Nations (UN); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Social Weather Stations (SWS); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Duterte, Rodrigo; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Carpio, Antonio; del Rosario, Albert; Batongbacal, Jay
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