Carpio tells youth: Defend sovereignty
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Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio has challenged the youth to join other Filipinos in doing their “solemn civic duty to preserve, protect and defend” Philippine territory and sovereignty. “We must always be on guard and resist any and all attempts to weaken the nation in defending our national territory and maritime zones,” Carpio said in a speech to graduating students of the University of the Philippines’ National College of Public Administration and Governance in Diliman, Quezon City, on Friday. One of the “ideas that divide the nation,” Carpio said, is President Rodrigo Duterte’s constant warning that fighting for the country’s sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea will only lead to a war with China.
Ramos, M., & Salaverria, L. B. (2018, June 25). Carpio tells youth: Defend sovereignty. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A3.
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Territorial waters; Disputes; Law of the sea; International law; Exclusive economic zone; Military operations; Exclusive rights; International agreements; International boundaries; University of the Philippines; United Nations (UN); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Carpio, Antonio; Duterte, Rodrigo