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Q and A: Judge in PH-China case on why ruling is not 'useless'

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'It's in the interest also of China to be accepted as a good neighbor,' says Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, one of the 5 judges in the Philippines' case against China, on Rappler Talk

TRIBUNAL JUDGE. Stanislaw Pawlak, one of the 5 judges in the Philippines' case against China, attends a South China Sea forum in Makati City on November 23, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Judge Stanislaw Pawlak on PH case vs China

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, one of the 5 judges in the Philippines' case against China, sits down with Rappler for a rare interview about the historic Hague ruling of 2016

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

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

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

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

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

ITLOS appoints Tribunal team on South China Sea claim

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:13 PM

All 5 members have been named

UN chief: 'Amicable' end to PH-China row

Jan 23, 2013 - 9:17 AM

It is important for those countries in the region to resolve all these issues through dialogue in a peaceful and amicable way Ban says

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs the General Assembly, 22 January 2013, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

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

China rejects taking dispute to int'l court

Apr 19, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Taking the Scarborough Shoal dispute to an international court would be the great equalizer the DFA says

ONGOING TALKS. The Philippines and China have both expressed willingness to find a diplomatic solution to the Scarborough Shoal dispute.