ICYMI : President Duterte, who previously dismissed the Philippines' arbitral victory against China as a 'piece of paper' to be “thrown away in the wastebasket,' renews his call for unity in pursuing peace and stability in the disputed South China Sea.
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has renewed his call to retain unity in pursuing peace and stability in the disputed South China Sea. Speaking during the 38th and 39th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit on Tuesday, Duterte said prosperity should be promoted in the area pursuant to the United Nations Convention on […]
The president called anew for efforts to protect and preserve biodiversity and the marine environment, noting that 2017-2027 is the Decade of Coastal and Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea.As regards the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), Duterte likewise urged nations to turn commitments into action.
READ:No nation can diminish importance of 2016 ruling on West PH Sea –DuterteAccording to Asean’s website, the DOC “reflects the consensus reached by all Parties on seeking peaceful solutions to disputes and conducting maritime cooperation in order to maintain regional stability in the South China Sea.”
“Talks should not remain empty rhetoric. They should be translated into action to fortify the trust and confidence we have cultivated through the years. Acta non verba. Deeds, not words,” Duterte said.In May, Duterte downplayed The Hague ruling on the South China Sea that favored the Philippines against China, dismissing it as headtopics.com
a mere piece of paperthat he will “throw away in the wastebasket.”His predecessor, the late former President Benigno S. Aquino III, initiated the complaint against China before the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which handed down its verdict in July 2016, shortly after Duterte assumed the presidency.
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