Favorable ruling on PH-China sea dispute can be enforced – Carpio


‘NOT HELPLESS.’ SC senior associate justice Antonio Carpio (left) says the Philippines won’t be helpless in trying to enforce a possible favorable ruling in its maritime dispute with China. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – If the international tribunal hearing the case over the disputed South China Sea decides in favor of the Philippines, the ruling can still be enforced despite Beijing’s repeated pronouncement that it would not abide by any such ruling.

This was what Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio said during the Manila Defense Symposium on Friday, June 17, where he delivered a lecture on the dispute between the Philippines and China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

This comes several weeks before an international tribunal at The Hague is expected to issue a ruling on the historic case filed by the Philippines against the China in 2013.