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Philippines loses to China 3 years after Hague ruling

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

'The present administration has done absolutely nothing to enforce the award,' says Justice Antonio Carpio. Did the Philippine efforts go to waste?

No need for China permit to fish, says PH lawyer in Hague case

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:07 AM

'It is up to the Philippines' whether to allow Chinese fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea, says world-renowned lawyer Paul Reichler

LEAD COUNSEL. Paul Reichler, known as 'the giant slayer of public international law,' was the Philippines' lead counsel in its case against China over the South China Sea. File photo courtesy of PCA

Recto Bank incident 'clear violation' of int'l law – PH lead counsel

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Paul Reichler, the Philippines' lead counsel against China, tells Rappler there is 'a very strong case' to hold China liable for the Recto Bank incident

'GIANT SLAYER.' Paul Reichler, the Philippines' lead counsel in its case against China, says the Recto Bank incident is a 'clear violation' of international law. File photo courtesy of ITLOS

Rappler Talk: Paul Reichler, Philippines' lawyer vs China

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] Paul Reichler, the Philippines' lead counsel against China, speaks to Rappler about Recto Bank and the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea

Philippines' legal fees in China case still unpaid

Jul 18, 2018 - 5:09 PM

In a Rappler Talk interview, former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says the amount due is 'less than a million dollars'

LEAD COUNSEL. Paul Reichler, known as 'the giant slayer of public international law,' was the Philippines' lead counsel in its case against China over the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of PCA

Jardeleza accuses Sereno of treason

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'In my view what was done to me was inhuman,' says Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza

Witness Justice Francis Jardeleza testifies before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 11, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Hilbay, Jardeleza opposed inclusion of Itu Aba in PH case

Jul 20, 2016 - 6:18 PM

In former Solicitor General Hilbay s view it was better for Recto Bank to remain a disputed area even with the presence of the Chinese Navy as long as the Philippines claim stands

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Jul 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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How to enforce Hague ruling? PH lead counsel explains

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The Philippines’ lead counsel Paul Reichler says this will depend on how vigorously the affected states assert their rights against China

HISTORIC HEARINGS. The Philippines' lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler (right), confers with Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (1st from left) and Philippine Solicitor General Florin Hilbay (2nd from left) on the 1st day of hearings on the merits of the Philippines' case. Photo by Abigail Valte

PH lawyer vs China: 'This is a victory for rule of law'

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:07 PM

UPDATED It is also a great victory for the other coastal states along the South China Sea the Philippines lead counsel Paul Reichler says

TOP LAWYER. The Philippines' lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler, has defended sovereign states for more than 25 years. File photo from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

US barred from watching PH vs China hearing

Dec 01, 2015 - 2:28 PM

A UN backed tribunal on the other hand allows the UK and 7 other countries to watch the proceedings

OBSERVER DELEGATIONS. Members of observer delegations watch the Philippines vs China hearing at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, from November 24 to 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of PCA

PH hits China for coral damage: 'Close to catastrophic'

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:04 AM

In The Hague the Philippines also slams China s deliberate policy to physically expel Filipinos from parts of the West Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The Philippines’ lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler (1st from right), speaks with Professor Philippe Sands (2nd) while Professor Alan Boyle (3rd) is in the background as Manila presents its arguments against Beijing in The Hague. Photo by Abigail Valte

PH vs China, De Lima on Duterte, Russia-Turkey tensions | 12PM wRap

Nov 25, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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PH in The Hague: China robs us of right to fish

Nov 25, 2015 - 8:11 AM

The Philippine team also presents 8 ancient maps to disprove China s claim over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

START OF HEARINGS. The Philippines' lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler (right), confers with Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (1st from left) and Philippine Solicitor General Florin Hilbay (2nd from left) on the 1st day of hearings on the merits of the Philippines' case. Photo by Abigail Valte

Powerhouse PH team vs China back in The Hague

Nov 24, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Composed of 48 members the Philippine team vows to assert Manila s claim over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

POWERHOUSE TEAM. Members of the Philippine team in The Hague (L-R) – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Representative Rodolfo Biazon, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, and lead counsel Paul Reichler – prepare for the hearing on the merits of the Phlippines' case.

FULL TEXT: PH's round 1 win vs China over West PH Sea

Oct 30, 2015 - 2:22 AM

A UN backed tribunal explains why it has jurisdiction over the Philippine case against China over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

HIGH-CALIBER TRIBUNAL. The arbitral tribunal is led by Judge Thomas Mensah (president, C), the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The high-caliber tribunal also includes the following (L to R): Judge Jean-Pierre Cot, Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, and Professor Alfred H. A. Soons. Photo courtesy of PCA

Philippines wins round 1 in historic case vs China

Oct 30, 2015 - 12:54 AM

3rd UPDATE A UN backed arbitral tribunal rejects China s strongest argument against the Philippines: that the tribunal has no right to hear the Philippines case over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

SILENT WITNESS. The venue of the arbitration proceedings is the 100-year-old Peace Palace in The Hague, which also houses the International Court of Justice. Photo courtesy of PCA

IN PHOTOS: Philippines challenges China in The Hague

Jul 22, 2015 - 3:21 PM

In photos emailed to Rappler the Permanent Court of Arbitration gives us a glimpse of the closed door hearings pitting Manila against Beijing

SILENT WITNESS. The venue of the arbitration proceedings is the 100-year-old Peace Palace in The Hague, which also houses the International Court of Justice. Photo courtesy of PCA

Binay hits Philippine team vs China in The Hague

Jul 18, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay is pushing for bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing because according to him the Philippines needs China s money

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA

Hague tribunal sets new deadline for Philippines

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:03 AM

The Philippines ends the first two rounds of oral arguments at The Hague Netherlands in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea

LEGAL BATTLEGROUND. A picture made available July 28, 2014, shows the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), in The Hague, the Netherlands on August 27, 2013. File photo by Guus Shoonewille/EPA

PH lawyer vs China: 'Giant slayer' who defeated US

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Paul Reichler the Philippines chief counsel in its case against China is known for representing small countries against big ones

TOP LAWYER. The Philippines' lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler, has defended sovereign states for more than 25 years. File photo from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Tribunal sets 2nd round of PH arguments

Jul 10, 2015 - 7:58 AM

2nd UPDATE This second round of oral arguments is routine and indicates that judges want clarifications a member of the Philippine delegation tells Rappler

HIGH-CALIBER TRIBUNAL. The arbitral tribunal hearing the Philippines' case is led by Judge Thomas Mensah of Ghana, the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (C). Other members (L-R) include Judge Jean-Pierre Cot, Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, and Professor Alfred H. A. Soons. Photo courtesy of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Filipinos' trust in China drops to all-time low

Jul 09, 2015 - 7:15 PM

An SWS survey also shows that the West Philippine Sea dispute has become the Philippines 5th most followed news event

'LONG FRIENDSHIP.' Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua greets one of the performers at the launch of an exhibit at the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs on March 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of DFA

EXPLAINER: Philippines' 5 arguments vs China

Jul 09, 2015 - 1:54 PM

In a nutshell Rappler explains the Philippines 5 arguments in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA

PH: China 'irreversibly damaged' environment

Jul 09, 2015 - 8:38 AM

China s island building adds a new dimension to Manila s case against Beijing It wasn t part of the Philippines original arguments in January 2013

TOP GUNS. Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, and Philippine Ambassador to the Netherlands Jaime Victor Ledda discuss while waiting for oral hearings at The Hague to begin. Photo and caption courtesy of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte

Vietnam, 4 countries attend PH-China hearing

Jul 08, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Next to the Philippines Vietnam is the Southeast Asian country that most actively challenges China s claim over the South China Sea

UNITED FRONT. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 21, 2014. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

FULL TEXT: The Philippines' opening salvo at The Hague

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:15 PM

China has pursued its activities in these disputed maritime areas with overwhelming force The Philippines can only counter by invoking international law

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario gives a statement about the South China Sea during a news conference in Manila on March 30, 2014. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH to Hague tribunal: China threatens law of the sea

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The Philippines says UNCLOS shows that principles trump power; that law triumphs over force; and that right prevails over might

DAY TWO. The Philippine delegation waits inside a session hall at The Hague, The Netherlands, for the second day of the oral hearings on the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Abigail Valte

Philippines in full force on 1st day at The Hague

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED The Philippine government publishes behind the scenes photos of the first day of the historic hearings about the South China Sea

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA

PH lawyer: We can ‘demolish’ China’s arguments

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The full statement of Philippine counsel Paul Reichler on China s position paper against arbitration the US study on the 9 dash line and Vietnam s submission

'IRRELEVANT ARGUMENTS.' The Philippines' counsel Paul Reichler says China's position paper makes Manila's job to defend its case easier. Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Yi (in photo) ordered the publication of the paper on December 7. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/Pool/AFP

PH lawyer: China ‘felt pressured’ to respond

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:03 AM

The Philippines legal counsel Paul Reichler tells Rappler China s position paper shows that Beijing felt pressured to show that it is not an outlaw nation

DEMOLISHING ARGUMENTS. Philippine counsel Paul Reichler tells Rappler Manila can 'easily refute' China's arguments. Photo courtesy: Foley Hoag

Jardeleza heeded advice of top China defender?

Aug 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says he could only think of two reasons why then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza excluded Itu Aba from the Philippines pleading against China: Either incompetence or disloyalty

Jardeleza's SC entry and Sereno's eroding clout

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Sereno’s hold on the SC has been tenuous and shaky since her appointment as chief justice bypassing the more senior justices in the high court

Philippines' lawyer vs China: Jardeleza 'man of integrity'

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:29 AM

Paul Reichler distances himself from the JBC proceedings saying it s improper for him to comment on internal Philippine matters unrelated to the case for which I have been retained as counsel such as nominations to the Philippine Supreme Court

'DISLOYAL' TO COUNTRY? Philippine Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza gives a statement after the Philippines filed its written pleading or memorial against China on March 30, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The inside story: Jardeleza accused of disloyalty to PH

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Jardeleza deletes a portion in the memorandum submitted by the Philippines to the United Nations that seeks to challenge China s claims in the West Philippine Sea It would have resulted in a colossal mistake undermining the country’s legal claim and territorial integrity

Philippines sees ruling on China case by 2016

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Despite China s refusal to join the case members of the arbitral tribunal will familiarize themselves with China s claims the Philippines lead counsel says

MAJOR HURDLE. Does the arbitral tribunal have jurisdiction over the historic case? 2012 file photo of Chinese surveillance ships off Scarborough Shoal by DFA/Philippine Navy/AFP

Ratify UNCLOS, Philippines' lawyer tells US

Jul 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Ratifying it will remove China s excuse for not following UNCLOS says the Philippines lawyer in its case against China Paul Reichler

DISPUTED WATERS. US Navy personnel raise their flag during the bilateral maritime exercise between the Philippine Navy and US Navy dubbed Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 2014) aboard the USS John S. McCain in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing on June 28, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/Pool/EPA

Experts debunk China's claim on defying int'l rulings

Jun 06, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Facing a historic case filed by the Philippines China claims it is commonplace to snub international rulings

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

PH readies 'convincing evidence' vs China

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:42 PM

A voluminous document more than 100 pages boosts the Philippine claim on the West Philippine Sea It will be submitted March 30 to the UN backed arbitral tribunal

PH 'fully committed' to file pleading vs China

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The Philippines also commits to pushing the arbitration to its logical conclusion

PH faces major hurdle in China case

Mar 12, 2014 - 7:11 AM

Does the arbitral tribunal have jurisdiction over the historic case? The Philippines will have to wait until 2015 Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza says

China on 'offer' to PH: 'Sheer fabrication'

Mar 03, 2014 - 1:38 PM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies that China proposed the mutual withdrawal of ships from Scarborough Shoal to derail a historic case filed by the Philippines

China offers PH 'carrot' to quit case

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:53 AM

China wants to stop the Philippines from filing its written pleading in the case sources say The rising superpower says it has no information about this

China envoy arrives as PH deadline looms

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:32 AM

New Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua faces an early challenge In a month Manila is expected to submit its written pleading in its case against Beijing

PH lawyer on China: Being 'int'l outlaw' has its price

Dec 04, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Lawyer Paul Reichler says if PH gets a favorable ruling and China defies it there is a heavy price to pay for a state that defies an international court order