Category Archives: Statements

Del Rosario — Personal Statement on Final Arbitral Award

On the West Philippine Sea dispute, former President Benigno Aquino III had taken an official position to defend what is legitimately ours as mandated by our Constitution. This led as a last resort to filing a compulsory arbitration case against China. As a private citizen of the Philippines, please allow me to humbly express my […]

Personal Statement on Final Arbitral Award

Justice Antonio T. Carpio The Tribunal’s ruling today re-affirms mankind’s faith in the rule of law in peacefully resolving disputes between States and in rejecting the use or threat of force in resolving such disputes. This rule of law is enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The ruling also re-affirms UNCLOS as the Constitution for […]

Statement of IMOA on the Conferment of the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Nationalism and International Law on Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio

The Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs (IMOA) had the distinct honor to nominate Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio of the Supreme Court of the Philippines for the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Nationalism and International Law. The nomination was submitted last January 27, 2015 to the University of the Philippines Alumni Association Committee […]

Introduction of Lecturer for the Antiquarian Map Exhibit Atty. Stephanie V. Gomez-Somera 21 February 2015 Lopez Museum and Library

Introduction of Lecturer for the Antiquarian Map Exhibit Atty. Stephanie V. Gomez-Somera Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs Today I have the privilege to introduce our guest lecturer for the opening of the antiquarian map exhibit, Common Ground. Excellence is the hallmark of this man’s career. He was the valedictorian of Class 1975 of the […]

MIMA’S ONLINE COMMENTARY ON MARITIME ISSUES

South China Sea Manoeuvrings: More of the same in 2015? Sumathy Permal Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy, MIMA Events in 2014 further contributed to the turbulence in the South China Sea. These included the stronger presence of naval, fisheries, and law enforcement vessels in areas of overlapping maritime claims, the enactment of new laws […]

MARITIME CLAIMS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs U.S. Department of State This study is one of a series issued by the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in the Department of State. The purpose of the series is […]

Opening Remarks for the Cartographic Exhibit

By Atty. Elma Christine R. Leogardo President Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs The Institute for Maritime & Ocean Affairs (IMOA) is very privileged to co-present with the National Defense College of the Philippines today’s lecture by the Honorable Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, and to open a cartographic exhibit based on […]

Opening Remarks of Atty. ELma Christine Leogardo, President, Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs

Good afternoon, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. The Institute for Maritime & Ocean Affairs, or IMOA, is very proud to launch this unique and timely Map Exhibit, September being Maritime Month. We wish to thank Justice Antonio T. Carpio for giving us the privilege to mount this map exhibit based on his own research to […]

REMARKS ON THE LAUNCHING OF THE EXHIBIT OF ANCIENT MAPS OF SCARBOROUGH SHOAL

Justice Antonio T. Carpio Good afternoon to everyone. Allow me to thank the sponsors of this Exhibit – the Institute of Maritime and Ocean Affairs headed by Atty. Elma Leogardo, the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines headed by Atty. Iris Baguilat, and the De La Salle University represented here this afternoon by Vice Chancellor […]