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ITLOS and the Scarborough Shoal

Now that Secretary Albert Del Rosario shares my view that the Scarborough Shoal dispute should be submitted to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for peaceful resolution, the question is: how could the tribunal exercise jurisdiction without China giving its consent to do so? The answer lies in the dispute settlement […]

Dangerous Seas

  The collision between a Chinese submarine and an underwater radar being towed by a U.S. military ship in waters off the coast of Subic underlies the security threats to the Philippines caused by the recent passage of the new baselines law. This recent incident shows how the Philippine waters could become a danger to […]