MANILA, Philippines—Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is proposing a national database to keep track of the developments in the West Philippine Sea for the next generation of Filipinos.
At an online forum, he described the West Philippine Sea dispute as an “intergenerational struggle.”
“This will not be solved in our generation. This will probably be solved in succeeding generations,” Carpio said.
The South China Sea is one of the world’s busiest shipping routes and is subject to overlapping territorial disputes for decades. The claimants involve the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Brunei and Taiwan.