“Historical Facts, Historical Lies, and Historical Rights in the West Philippine Sea” A Lecture by Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio February 21 (2-4 PM), Lopez Museum and Library


Lopez Museum and Library and Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs welcomes Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio as he presents a historical perspective and legal basis on the Philippine claim of Scarborough Shoal, one of the features of the contested West Philippine Sea, on February 21, 2015, Saturday, from 2 – 4PM.

The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground which highlights 21 antiquarian maps from the Lopez Museum and Library collection. These ancient maps were drawn by Western cartographers presenting significant areas within the Philippine territory, which consistently included the Scarborough Shoal, also known as Panacot or Bajo de Masinloc.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio is the chair of the Supreme Court’s Second Division and Chair of the Senate Electoral Tribunal. He penned the Supreme Court decision pertaining to the constitutionality of the Philippine Archipelagic Baselines Law of 2009. Baselines are the basis of maritime boundaries and jurisdiction of neighboring coastal States.

The lecture is free to the public. Gourmet Farms Inc. will also serve freshly brewed coffee during the lecture.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays. For information and registration, call Thea or Tina at 631-2417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.


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