DAVAO CITY — Incoming Solicitor General Jose Calida on Saturday said he is “very hopeful” that the Philippines will win its arbitration case against China on the disputed West Philippine Sea.
“We are very hopeful that we will win this case,” Calida told reporters at Royal Mandaya Hotel.
The former Justice undersecretary said he recently met with incumbent Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, who briefed him and incoming foreign affairs secretary Jun Yasay on the case.
“During that meeting we only discussed the West Philippine Sea dispute with China, he said.
“It’s really a complicated issue but according to the solicitor general now, around 70 to 80 percent we will win this case,” Calida said.
Asked what will happen if the country wins the case with the international tribunal, Calida said, “Well we will cross the bridge when we get there. We will wait for the decision then we will make our move.”
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