Antonio Carpio, West Philippine Sea, Chinese Ships

Antonio Carpio, West Philippine Sea

After Chinese vessel sightings, Carpio urges passage of bill defining sea lanes

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the measure would aid in the tracking of foreign ships passing through Philippine waters as it can require ships to turn on trackers

22.8.2019

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the measure would aid in the tracking of foreign ships passing through Philippine waters as it can require ships to turn on trackers.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the measure would aid in the tracking of foreign ships passing through Philippine waters as it can require ships to turn on trackers

warned of consequences should foreign ships pass through the Philippines' territorial waters without securing clearance from the government. "The President is putting on notice that beginning today, all foreign vessels passing our territorial waters must notify and get clearance from the proper government authority well in advance of the actual passage," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Tuesday, August 20. "Either we get compliance in a friendly manner or we enforce it in an unfriendly manner," he added, without elaboration. However, Carpio pointed out that under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, coastal states – in this case the Philippines – cannot require foreign vessels to seek"prior permission or prior notification" when exercising innocent passage. "What the Philippines should do is to pass the archipelagic sea lanes passage bill so the President can designate the sea lanes where foreign merchant ships and warships could pass.... The bill has been pending in Congress for years now. The President should certify it as an urgent measure," Carpio said. The Philippine maritime zones bill was listed among the Duterte Cabinet's priority measures that it wanted passed in the 18th Congress. The proposed measure, previously filed by former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, defines the Philippines' maritime zones and the country's rights over them with the goal of averting disputes with foreign vessels. In the House of Representatives, Magdalo Representative Manuel Cabochan filed a version of the bill on July 1. A similar bill has not yet been filed in the Senate. In 2019 alone, there have been at least 12 reported sightings and incidents involving Chinese vessels in Philippine waters. These included instances where China's warships passed through areas like the Sibutu Strait in Tawi-Tawi, an international waterway where foreign ships have the"right of innocent passage." It was Carpio who first sounded the alarm on Chinese ships passing by Tawi-Tawi. He hit China's double standard as the superpower has always driven away ships and aircraft passing through or over territories it claims to be theirs. Read more: Rappler

Carpio fact-checks Cayetano: Only China claims part of PH EEZICYMI: Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio refuted the claim of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that Malaysia and Vietnam occupy more islands in the West Philippine Sea than China. WestPHSea | T2TupasINQ T2TupasINQ He's wrong!

Chinese Coast Guard ship spotted near Ayungin ShoalThe military also reports that Chinese and Vietnamese fishing vessels were sighted around Panata Island in the West Philippine Sea .

Carpio fact-checks Cayetano: Only China claims part of PH EEZICYMI: Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio refuted the claim of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that Malaysia and Vietnam occupy more islands in the West Philippine Sea than China. WestPHSea | T2TupasINQ T2TupasINQ He's wrong!

Gov’t notifies foreign vessels to file in advance notice of passage in PH waters – Sen. GoThe Philippine government has put on notice all foreign vessels, particularly China-owned, passing through Philippine waters that they must file an advance notice of their passage.

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