Category Archives: Statements

Ideas That Divide the Nation: Address to the 2018 Graduates on Recognition Day National College of Public Administration & Governance University of the Philippines, 22 June 2018

Allow me to warmly congratulate the 2018 graduates of the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines. I have high hopes that you will contribute greatly to the advancement of public governance in our country, especially in insuring the development of our nation as a united and undivided […]

The letter to Editor that Manila Times refuses to publish

Nerilyn A. Tenorio Editor in Chief of the Manila Times Address: 2/F Sitio Grande Building 409 A. Soriano Avenue, Intramuros Manila 1002 Philippines Dear Ms. Tenorio, Good day, I am Daniel De Jesus, a student from the UP College of Law. I have noticed a few discrepancies with Rigoberto Tiglao’s column of 28 May 2018 […]

ALEJANO RESPONDS TO CAYETANO’S CHALLENGE: PH lost effective control of Sandy Cay under Duterte admin

Press Release Office of Rep. Gary Alejano Magdalo Party-List May 29, 2018 ALEJANO RESPONDS TO CAYETANO’S CHALLENGE: PH lost effective control of Sandy Cay under Duterte admin Challenge accepted. Secretary Cayetano should be reminded that China seized Sandy Cay during his and Duterte’s incumbency. Since August last year, Chinese coast guard vessels and militia fishing […]

Justice Antonio T. Carpio’s Statement on China’s Deployment of H-6K Nuclear-Armed Bombers in the South China Sea

The Philippine Government must formally protest the increasing militarization of the South China Sea by China, the most recent act being the introduction by China on Woody Island of the H-6K long range bomber that can carry nuclear-armed cruise missiles. This Chinese strategic bomber can also land and take-off on any of China’s three-kilometer military […]

We, the People, Can Defend the West Philippine Sea (Commencement Speech, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, 20 April 2018)

Justice Antonio T. Carpio Excerpt: Today, a new threat has emerged, not internally but externally across the South China Sea. China, a nuclear armed state and the superpower in our region, wants to seize 80 percent of our Exclusive Economic Zone in the West Philippine Sea. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi declared before an international […]

  Statement of Justice Antonio T. Carpio On China’s Request to Survey Benham Rise

There is no Philippine law specifically regulating marine scientific research (MSR) in our extended continental shelf (beyond the 200 NM EEZ) like Benham Rise.    However, the Philippines having ratified UNCLOS, this international convention is part of the Philippine legal system.  Under Article 246 of UNCLOS, the Philippines has an obligation to allow foreign states […]

The Framework Code of Conduct, One Year After the Arbitration

The Framework Code of Conduct, One Year After the Arbitration (Remarks delivered at the ADR Institute on 12 July 2017 on the 1st Anniversary of the Arbitral Ruling) Justice Antonio T. Carpio I. Introduction The historic arbitral ruling issued one year ago on 12 July 2016 was decided overwhelmingly in favor of the Philippines and […]