Duterte to assert PH win in sea row
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President Rodrigo Duterte said he would assert the Philippines’ victory in an international court before his term ends in 2020 to get back the territory now occupied by China, as he blamed former President Benigno Aquino III and the United States for their failure to stop China from occupying and militarizing the disputed South China Sea some eight years ago. Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano made the call following overt militarization efforts of China in the South China Sea with installation of missiles as the most recent one. Alejano noted that since 2016, the Duterte administration had shifted to China instead of pursuing a genuine ‘independent foreign policy’.
Barcelo, C., & Cruz, M. (2018, May 6). Duterte to assert PH win in sea row. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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Military operations; Disputes; Territorial waters; International law; Jurisdiction; Artificial islands; Law of the sea; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; International agreements; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Duterte, Rodrigo; Aquino, Benigno III; Alejano, Gary; Carlos, Clarita; Mahbubani, Kishore; Roque, Harry; Atienza, Lito; Trump, Donald
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