Today (12 July 2020) is the fourth anniversary of The Hague’s ruling (The Republic of the Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China) on the South China Sea dispute in favor of the Philippines. To commemorate the event, and to remind us all that (1) China’s nine-dash line was invalidated by the ruling, and (2) the West Philippine Sea is ours, I’ve compiled some audiovisual resources to help raise awareness on the issue.
Note: the image above is from https://futureconomy.org/uncharted-waters-south-china-sea/ and shows the Philippines’ BRP Sierra Madre — a vintage rusty ship aground Ayungin Shoal. The ship, although dilapidated, carries our country’s flag proudly, without fear in the high seas, to assert our sovereign rights in the contested waters.
Kalayaan (West Philippine Sea Documentary)
Kalayaan is a three-part documentary series on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) produced by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Each episode focuses on a different angle of the issue: economic, historical and legal. The documentary is part of the nationwide Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign of the DFA to increase the level of public awareness and understanding of the issues relating to the West Philippine Sea. The documentary is directed by RA Rivera, Jr. and hosted by Lourd de Veyra, together with Jun Sabayton.