MANILA – The Philippine government will name two rocks in the West Philippine Sea after former DFA chief Albert del Rosario and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for their invaluable support in winning the country’s arbitration case against China.
Speaking at the UP Forum on the West Philippine Sea, Solicitor General Jose Calida described as a “historic win” the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) that said there was no legal basis for China to “claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-dash line.'”
He said the award could be used as a focal point of state and non-state actors to bring countries in line with international law.
“It is a crowning glory of international law,” he said.