The Mystery Over Rodrigo Duterte’s Remarks in West Philippine Sea

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The intensity continues as President Rodrigo Duterte’s explanation that China is in control of the West Philippine Sea is becoming more erroneous as the former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario utterly share it on public.

Talking at a virtual discussion coordinated by the Rotary Club of Makati, the previous top representative said the president’s comments could be taken as an affirmation against Philippine interest.

In view of this, China isn’t in full ownership of the West Philippine Sea. On the off chance that the Philippines takes that demeanor, it tends to be understood by the president is giving up the Philippine interest.

For this reason, Del Rosario, who drove the Philippines in the South China Sea discretion, added that consolidating tact with a demonstration of power is a decent system to drive away China in the West Philippine Sea.

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Beijing keeps on dismissing the arbitral decision that nullified its broad cases in the South China Sea, some portion of which is the West Philippine Sea. In moving toward the [United Nations], our modest proposition is for the president to task the Department of Foreign Affairs to figure a technique on how the worldwide town of countries can be persuaded to stand firm in law and order on the side of the Philippines.

During the 75th meeting of the UN General Assembly in September 2020, Duterte announced that the 2016 arbitral honor is important for global law, past bargain and distant of passing governments to weaken, decrease or forsake.

That’s why, Del Rosario, notwithstanding and it was said that Duterte’s ought to go farther than giving a discourse before the UN, for example, looking for a goal so the General Assembly could examine the West Philippine Sea issue.

As indicated by the previous top ambassador, raising the Philippines’ case before the UNGA would urge China to comply with the arbitral honor. Del Rosario, alongside resigned Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and resigned Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, are pushing through with their protest against Chinese authorities under the watchful eye of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Consequently, Equity Conchita Carpio Morales, Justice Antonio Carpio and I will likewise attempt to push ahead our correspondence in the [International Criminal Court] charging (Chinese President) Xi Jinping, (Chinese unfamiliar priest) Wang Yi and others for wrongdoings against humankind with respect to our work and food security because of China’s illicit activities.

Morever, Duterte again made light of the 2016 arbitral decision, saying that it has gotten inane. The president prior said the milestone grant is only a piece of paper that he will discard.

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