ITLOS - updates

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Do we let greed continue running the world?

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Once our President makes a decision it will be binding on us on our children and on our children s children I do hope we get the answer right before it is too late

China hits US 'provocations', says doesn't fear 'trouble'

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:09 AM

4th UPDATE Admiral Sun Jianguo: China firmly opposes such behavior We do not make trouble but we have no fear of trouble

China's Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), delivers his speech during a plenary session at the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 5, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

PH to re-open Subic Bay base amid China sea row

Jul 17, 2015 - 1:04 AM

The announcement to re open the former US naval base comes as the Philippines is embroiled in a bitter dispute with China over rival claims to parts of the sea

SUBIC PORT. The Port of Subic is one of the top performing ports in the Philippines in terms of revenue collections. A former US Navy Base the port is being groomed as an alternative port to the congested Manila harbor. Photo couresy of US Navy

China, like US in old case, will comply with ruling – SC justice

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:00 PM

But Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio warns: We should steel ourselves that this will be a long struggle

PH not reclaiming in South China Sea: ‘Let photos speak’

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The Philippine military dismisses Beijing’s attempt to weaken Manila s arbitration case

PROVOCATIVE? The Philippines is set to repair the damaged Rancudo Air Field in Pag-Asa island in the Spratlys

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

PH finds China case 'doubly difficult'

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:50 PM

The Philippines is forced to present China s arguments to the arbitral tribunal in the historic case over the South China Sea

‘Dealing with China not like haggling in Divisoria’

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Senators call on the Philippine government to consider the implications of a Chinese offer not to submit its pleading in its arbitration case against Beijing

Rappler Newscast | February 26, 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:39 PM

China offers incentives to stop PH case over disputed territories Napoles gets her medical tests Gunmen open fire near opposition protest sites in Bangkok

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

SWS: Most Filipinos back gov't on Spratlys

Feb 10, 2014 - 6:12 PM

A survey commissioned by the DFA shows most Filipinos agree with bringing the dispute to an international court and asking other countries help to keep China in check

US presses Beijing on South China Sea claims

Feb 06, 2014 - 7:09 AM

Addressing the rifts the top US diplomat for the region challenged Beijing s so called nine dash line that outlines its territorial claims over much of the South China Sea

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

China starts construction in Panatag

Sep 03, 2013 - 1:58 PM

China has concrete blocks in Panatag Scarborough an obvious prelude to construction defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says

CONCRETE BLOCKS: Philippine Navy spots concrete blocks that are prelude to construction

PH to China: Be a ‘responsible nation’

Jul 18, 2013 - 3:54 PM

It must show to the international community its respect for the rule of law including arbitration to clearly define maritime entitlements in the South China Sea

China hits back at PH: You've changed

Jul 17, 2013 - 10:27 AM

China says the Philippines has changed its attitude and approach toward the West Philippine Sea dispute under the Aquino administration

Hearings on PH, China dispute begin

Jul 16, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The battleground between the Philippines and China is in the Netherlands as the proceedings begin whether China likes it or not

DISPUTED AREA. China claims virtually all of the West Philippine Sea even within the 200-nautical-mile Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. Graphic by Bardo Wu

Top maritime judge to hear PH case vs China

Jun 25, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The Philippines case falls in the hands of the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Top US diplomat backs 'peaceful' stance on West PH Sea

Jun 22, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Russel says the West Philippine Sea has no place for coercion and bullying

COURT WILL DECIDE The Philippines will take China to international court over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea. Graphic by Mich Garcia

ITLOS panel member with Pinay wife resigns

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:14 AM

Judge Chris Pinto of Sri Lanka discloses his wife is a Filipina He is supposed to be a part of the panel that will hear the territorial case filed by the Philippines against China

Japan backs PH move in territorial row

May 23, 2013 - 8:19 PM

Abe manifested the Japanese government’s support for the Philippines’ decision to bring its territorial row with China to international arbitration

Last recourse for PH vs China’s maritime claim

May 21, 2013 - 9:56 AM

SC Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines will likely appeal to world opinion as its only remaining recourse against China s claim over the West Philippine Sea

WORLD OPINION. – Despite any decision of UNCLOS, – Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Philippines will likely resort “to appeal to world opinion” on maritime dispute against China. Graphic by Bardo Wu

Rappler Newscast | April 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:46 PM

Southeast Asian leaders ask Beijing for a “code of conduct” for the South China Sea PH comes closer to elevating its claim to islands in the South China Sea NSCB s head defends its poverty data

ITLOS appoints Tribunal team on South China Sea claim

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:13 PM

All 5 members have been named

Polish judge to represent China in PH arbitration

Mar 24, 2013 - 3:04 PM

Pawlak was picked by the ITLOS president after China failed to nominate its own representative in the proceedings initiated by the Philippines over the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea

ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL. Pawlak and Wolfrum are both senior judges of ITLOS, based since 1994 in Hamburg, Germany. Photo from official website

The impossible dream and the West Philippine Sea

Jan 28, 2013 - 9:36 AM

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

PH moving against 'intruder' China - DFA

Jan 23, 2013 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED If someone forces himself into your house and tries to unlawfully take away what belongs to you should you not take action against the intruder? asks the foreign office

SEE YOU IN COURT, CHINA. Philippine Foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (L) reads a statement while the country's solicitor general Francis Jardeleza listens during a press conference in Manila on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Binay supports taking China to court

Jan 23, 2013 - 11:51 AM

A peaceful resolution would be in the interest of both countries says the Vice President

SUPPORTING PNOY. Aquino and Binay greet each other during an official act at the Coconut Palace in Manila in April 2012. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

China's claims 'invalid, contrary to UNCLOS' - Del Rosario

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:56 PM

The Philippines on Tuesday January 22 announced that it will bring its maritime dispute with China to the UN sponsored International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea

PH to take China dispute to UN tribunal

Jan 22, 2013 - 3:12 PM

4th UPDATE The government announces the plan after a meeting of the National Security Council

DFA: South China Sea fishing ban 'encroachment'

May 14, 2012 - 2:12 PM

In addition President Aquino says China s annual fishing ban at South China Sea beneficial for Scarborough Shoal s ecosystems since he says Chinese fisherman get more resources from the area