The impact of the South China Sea ruling
MetadataShow full item record
Newspaper headlines blared on Wednesday last week that the South China Sea is ours, as ruled by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. This should be cause for a national celebration but the government and the Filipino people have rightly avoided gloating amidst victory. The way forward is not an easy one, after all, with China having already built artificial islands on the reefs declared by the arbitral tribunal as our exclusive economic zone, therefore, within our territory. It does not seem likely either that China will simply move out and hand over the South China Sea back to us after it has built a naval base, an air strip and defense facilities on the reefs now declared as ours.
Jimeno, R. L. V. (2016, July 18). The impact of the South China Sea ruling. Manila Standard, p. A10.
Associated contentOnline version
Disputes; Exclusive economic zone; International waters; Continental shelves; Economics; Energy resources; Mineral resources; Governments; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; Bilateral agreements; Military operations; Joint ventures; International agreements; Exclusive economic zone; Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Carpio, Antonio T.; Ramos, Fidel V.; Duterte, Rodrigo
- Manila Standard 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
(The Manila Times,
February 15, 2016, on page A6)South China Sea tensions will rise in the long-term as China exhausts its near-shore fisheries and continues to push outward to secure further stocks. In Asia, consumption of fish will increase with population and ...
March 26, 2010, on page S1/6)Workers arrange freshly caught yellowfin tuna at a fish port in General Santos city in southern Philippines Mar. 25. The local tuna industry in General Santos City which earned the country over $200 million in annual revenue ...
(Philippine Daily Inquirer,
April 4, 2010, on page A14)Conservation measures are generally instituted to prevent the collapse of fish stocks due to overfishing. These can be in the form of closing an area for any fishing activity, limiting the amount of fish that can be caught ...