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Noy firm on bringing Spratlys issue to UN By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 07/16/2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Noy firm on bringing Spratlys issue to UN

By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 07/16/2011

While his chief foreign affairs adviser is working hard to finalize his upcoming state visit to China, President Aquino seems oblivious that he would peeve the Chinese government anew as he declared the Philippines would bring the Spratlys issue to the United Nations International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea (ITLOS).

In an interview Friday, Aquino said the Philippines will insist on its position to bring the Spratlys issue before the UN and would assert the same when he visits China anytime this year.

“I think that is the only recourse open to us. We want to establish first and precisely who is right in terms of the definition under the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Seas,” the President said during an interview in Calamba City after the turn-over ceremony of a mass housing project for the police and the military on Friday.

“We don’t actually go to China to ask the.... MORE
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