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'As a DHO, a die hard optimist, I believe the seemingly impossible dream can still be achieved with your help,' retired justice Antonio Carpio tells journalists
Newly retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says one way to make China comply with the Hague ruling is to rally world opinion behind the landmark legal victory at the United Nations
'Our region cannot promote the rule of law while ignoring the law as it stands,' says former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario reminds the Duterte administration that the United Nations serves as both the 'primary promoter' of the rule of law and the 'court of world public opinion'
Following ex-DFA chief Albert del Rosario's suggestion will only have an 'adverse effect' on the Philippines' and China's 'friendly talks' on the West Philippine Sea, says the Palace
'Such is life,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says as he claims the Philippines will be outnumbered by countries grateful to China for its development aid
The former foreign secretary urges the Duterte government to take the opportunity 'present a case for the UN to reassert that right is might and the rule of law must be upheld'
After repeatedly saying he will assert the Hague ruling before China, President Rodrigo Duterte says the landmark decision can be ignored
President Rodrigo Duterte admits having no plan to assert Philippine rights using the Hague ruling, apart from mentioning it in a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Xi Jinping that the arbitral ruling is 'final' and 'binding' but the Chinese leader says his country is 'not budging' from its position
The Philippine President has to gather support from the international community and take action in the West Philippine Sea, or China may just ignore him, maritime law experts say
Detained Senator Leila de Lima believes the sedition case filed by the administration against Vice President Leni Robredo and her allies is 'a cog in [the] game plan to silence' democratic opposition
'If I am not allowed as a president of [a] sovereign nation to talk [about] whatever I want to talk about, then let us not bother to talk altogether,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
'Let us salute him and assure him of the support of all Filipinos,' says former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario, who was among those who led the filing of the Philippines' historic case against China
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also wants to discuss the proposed joint exploration for oil and gas with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario warns the Philippines must adopt a 'multilateral approach' to asserting its rights in the West Philippine Sea before facing 'irreversible consequences'
We cannot adopt a defeatist attitude and just sit idly by and let China seize what international law has declared to be our own exclusive economic zone
The spokesman claims President Rodrigo Duterte has 'studied' Justice Antonio Carpio's suggestions to enforce the Hague ruling, but has adopted the 'most intelligent, least dangerous' course of action
A simple explainer on how the Philippines won its maritime case through a keen understanding of international maritime law
'The present administration has done absolutely nothing to enforce the award,' says Justice Antonio Carpio. Did the Philippine efforts go to waste?
Protests with calls to defend the Philippines' sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea mark the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling
'Right now it feels like someone declared open house for strangers to make this country their home – without ground rules,' asserts Chinese-Filipino Anna Gamboa
Joining naval powers in peaceful patrols in the West Philippine Sea effectively enforces the Philippines' legal victory over China, says Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
It seems when the chance of being observed is low, people are more prone to evade a moral code
[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
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When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.
'Now is the best time' to address the Hague ruling won by Manila against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea, says foreign secretary Albert del Rosario
'China should avoid performing acts that will place at risk the Filipino fishermen fishing in the disputed areas,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
President Rodrigo Duterte's legal counsel has apparently not read the line in the historic decision that says China 'caused severe harm to the coral reef environment' and allowed its fishermen to take endangered species
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House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez are expected to grill DPWH officials on January 3 over the supposed questionable billions in pesos worth of funds under the 2018 and 2019 budgets
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The country's former top diplomat says the United Nations gives the Philippines a forum where its views can be heard in the face of a much more powerful country
Appointing the judiciary’s head, whether the most senior or not, is the only way by which the President may legally exert influence over the judiciary
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recalls his initial idea to send a 'small force' to recover Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea
Malacañang sees the value in pressuring China to abide by the 2016 Hague ruling even as President Rodrigo Duterte himself has said that doing so would only provoke China
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who is in Vietnam for a 3-day visit, is the second senior French leader to visit Dien Bien Phu
Ever heard of the broken window theory? That probably explains the chaos in Metro Manila's streets.
The cabinet is due to be sworn in on Friday, September 14, and is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Sunday, September 16.
Soft power seeks the long-term view – the weaving of a powerful narrative that avoids the use of force and coercion but instead utilizes inducement
'Why do you have to say those nasty words?' President Rodrigo Duterte tells Beijing as he stands firm on his previous assertion that drew a statement from China's foreign ministry
Stressing the need for a rules-based system, the United Kingdom and Australia also 'regret' that the Philippines is leaving the International Criminal Court
But Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers also ask the Supreme Court which of their past statements are considered a violation of the sub judice rule
The Duterte administration's appeasement policy – even defeatist policy – can only cement China's hold on the West Philippine Sea and lead to a waiver of our sovereign rights that we fought so hard to win under the arbitral ruling