Tag Archives: Justice Antonio T. Carpio

If the next president withdraws our case against China, call him a TRAITOR

Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio advised the country’s next president to push through with the territorial dispute case before the United Nations-backed Arbitration Tribunal because withdrawing it would be catastrophic and a big blow against our Sovereignty and Constitution. In a open forum on the dispute on the West Philippine Sea Thursday night, Carpio was […]

Philippines vs. China: Arbitral Claims under UNCLOS

Launching the Arbitral Case The arbitration, filed in accordance with the dispute settlement provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (“UNCLOS”) (Art. 287 and Annex VII (“Arbitration”), commenced on 22 January, 2013, when the Philippines served China with a “Notification and Statement of Claim” “over the maritime jurisdiction of the […]

China rejects U.N. arbitration on disputed South China Sea

The Arbitral Tribunal under the UN Convention on Law of Seas (UNCLOS) established at the request of the Philippines has no jurisdiction over the case, Mr. Hong said. China on Monday rejected a UN tribunal’s arbitration on the disputed South China Sea saying it had no jurisdiction over the case even as Beijing asserted it […]

International Court Hard for China to Ignore

When an international court ruled in late October that it had jurisdiction to hear a case filed by the Philippines against China over the disputed South China Sea, Beijing dismissed the decision, saying it would “lead to nothing”. Philippine officials as well as some foreign diplomats and experts disagree, saying China could come under intensified […]

Danger looms in horizon as China masses up on warships, warns SC justice Carpio China wants it all.

This was the grim scenario portrayed by Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio at a lecture Friday on China’s burgeoning influence over the South China Sea. Carpio, who spoke at the invitation of the Ateneo de Davao University on “The South China Sea/West Philippine Sea Dispute,” said the Chinese government is trying to wield control, even […]

Phl lead counsel: China to lose influence if it defies tribunal’s decision

FILE – In this Friday, April 17, 2015 file photo, protesters display placards during a rally at the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines to protest moves by China in “fortifying” its claims at the disputed Spratlys Islands in the South China Sea. China’s campaign of island building […]

Grafters take it on the chin

Just this month alone, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales sacked a number of government officials and employees. On November 5 eight personnel of the Commission on Audit (COA) were dismissed from the service for receiving millions of pesos in additional compensation and bonuses from the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). Four LWUA executives got six-month suspensions for […]