A call for State vigilance in the West Philippine Sea

Prof. Jay Batongbacal, Director of the UP Law Center IMLOS, once again has warned against the conduct taking place in the West Philippine Sea. When asked to comment on the incident where the Chinese Coast Guard prevented a crew of GMA-7 from conducting interviews in the West Philippine Sea on 8 November, the Maritime Law expert counseled: “If we don’t speak up, we are deemed to have waived our rights to that area; so it is important to make a protest.”

The full report by Francis Mangosing may be accessed at: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/171637/maritime-law-expert-we-have-waived-our-rights-in-panatag-if-we-dont-protest#ixzz5Y1fLmzxO