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The Presidential Spokesman claims he was referring to China, not Filipino scientists and researchers, when he said 'no one can do it, because, apparently, it's capital intensive'
This government’s claim that the Philippines cannot explore Benham Rise without China is a total sham meant to disempower and demean Filipinos and their capacity and capability as a people
The permit allows China to gather data on the ocean circulation in the Western Pacific, covering the 'eastern side of Luzon and Mindanao'
China gets things done in areas that matter – trade and security. It champions free trade and practically silences protests over its aggression in the South China Sea.
The value of resources in the West Philippine Sea is much much higher than the Philippines 24 billion package from China SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says
We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out so how can you expect the world to support us? says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
The Philippine government is also told: Any negotiation to access Scarborough is a mistake because that is already your territory
The tactical victory of restored access to fisheries resulted in the downgraded territorial status of Scarborough Shoal which is actually a strategic loss
I would hope that it is posturing of course because it is easier said than done says UP College of Law professor Jay Batongbacal on President Rodrigo Duterte s anti US tirades
UP law professor Jay Batongbacal says: The South China Sea and the region are becoming the arena for competition between these great powers
Maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal says a ruling striking down China s 9 dash line will be a victory not just for the Philippines but also for other claimant countries
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says dropping the case is not a precondition to talks but it seems the Philippine side itself shut the door to secure that they have a strong position at the tribunal
Maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal says Vice President Binay s proposed joint venture with China is allowed under international law but must be corruption free
Maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal explains that sovereignty and China s land reclamation beyond the Philippines exclusive zone are Manila s main hurdles in the arbitration case
If we allow the 9 dash line to exist and China decides that they will not allow Filipino seafarers to cross the South China Sea you re out of jobs a maritime law expert says
China s artificial islands in the South China Sea can make it impossible to settle the Philippines historic case against the Asian giant a US based analyst says
We will always go back to the two countries sitting down to talk it out maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal tells Rappler
You can t solve a problem if you don t recognize that there is one the Philippines says after China rejected its South China Sea plan
Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says while China rejected the South China Sea plan Manila s proposal got no objections from ASEAN
The Philippines says China might have misunderstood the triple action plan that the Southeast Asian country proposed to ASEAN
The Philippines banks on the shared concern among ASEAN countries to convince China to agree to stop provocative activities in the South China Sea
The triple action plan has a snowball s chance in hell of success an analyst says But the Philippines says China might be convinced who knows?
The South China Sea dispute is none of America s business says the Chinese Embassy pointing out that the US has not even ratified the UNCLOS
In the first place China hasn t officially communicated the 10 dash line to the international community a maritime law expert tells Rappler
Turning Mabini Reef into an island can affect the Philippines historic case against China the Department of Foreign Affairs says
The Philippines says we have to be ready for the consequences of the historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea
Taiwan s lifting of sanctions is likely a trade off for portions of Philippine territory a maritime law expert says
The DFA says it is a possibility that Vietnam will participate in the unprecedented case over the South China Sea
The case will lead to a scenario similar to the current one according to UP professor Jay Batongbacal
The arbitration process places a greater onus on the Philippines to become better in international diplomacy enhance its skills in bilateral and multi lateral negotiations and ironically improve its relations with China
Experts say the Philippine government should now pass an order or a law to determine the boundaries of its continental shelf
China s insistence that Scarborough Shoal is an island can widen the scope of their territorial claim