The Philippine Yearbook of International Law 2021 Volume XX

The Philippine Yearbook of International Law 2021 Volume XX


Editor’s Note


Characterizing Peace Process Instruments and Agreements with Insurgent Groups in the Philippines by Sedfrey Martinez M. Candelaria

International Construction Arbitration in the Philippines: The Curious Case of China Chang by Louie T. Ogsimer

Moot But Academic: An Exegesis of Pangilinan vs. Cayetano by Rommel J. Casis

Diplomatic Notes and the South China Sea Disputes by Lowell Bautista 


Annexes to Diplomatic Notes and the South China Sea Disputes

Annex I: List of Pre-Arbitration Note Verbales (2009-2016)
Annex II: List of Pre-Arbitration Note Verbales (2016-2022)

International Criminal Court Pre-Trial Chamber Decision on  the Formal Investigation into the Philippine Situation and  Suspension of Investigation in Light of the Philippine Request


Signing and Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Accession to the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

Signing of Philippine- United States Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (AMSAR) Agreement


Diosdado Sama y Hinupas and Bandy Masanglay y Aceveda vs. People of the Philippines

St. Benedict Childhood Education Centre, Inc., and Fr. Ernesto O. Javier vs. Joy San Jose

People of the Philippines vs. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.,  Richard A. Cambe, and Janet Lim Napoles

House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal vs. Daisy B. Panga-Vega

Senators Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan, et al. vs. Alan Peter S. Cayetano, et al.

Aniceto B. Ocampo, Jr. vs. International Ship  Crew Management Phils., Inc., et al.

Cynthia A. Villar vs. Alltech Contractors, Inc., et al.

Raemark S. Abel vs. Mindy P. Rule, et al.

Prospero A. Pichay, Jr.  vs. The Honorable Sandiganbayan (Fourth Division) and People of the Philippines, as Represented by the Office of the Special Prosecutor

Dr. Benjamin D. Adapon, For Himself and on Behalf of the  Computerized Imaging Institute, Inc., Formerly Known as the Computed Tomography Center, Inc., vs. Medical Doctors, Inc.

Esther Victoria Alcala Vda. De Alcañeses, vs.  Jose S. Alcañeses, et al. .

In Re: Resolution Dated 05 August 2008 in  A.M. No. 07-4-11-Sc Atty. Jaime V. Lopez

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines vs. Dr. Jose M. Tiongco

In Re: Petition for Recognition of Foreign Judgment of Divorce  with Prayer to Change Civil Status of Janevic Orteza Ordaneza  from Married to Single, Janevic Orteza Ordaneza, Represented by:  Ricky O. Ordaneza vs. Republic of the Philippines

Marietta Pangilinan Johansen vs. Office of the Civil Registrar General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Statistics Authority, and Office of the Solicitor General

Municipality of Makati (Now City of Makati) vs.  Municipality of Taguig (Now City of Taguig)

Atty. Howard M. Calleja, et al. vs. Executive Secretary, et al.


A.M. No. 21-03-02-Sc Rules on Action for Support and  Petition for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Decisions or Judgments on Support (March 23, 2021) 353


DOJ Opinion No. 23, S. 2021


Philippine Participation in Moot Court Competitions

Judge Raul C. Pangalangan Retires as Judge of the International Criminal Court

The 2021 Asian Society of International Law  8th Biennial Conference

Philippine Scholars Participate in Training and Researching International Law in Asia (TRILA) Philippines 2021

PYIL Board Members Elected to Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL)

Professor Elizabeth H. Aguiling-Pangalangan Gives Lecture at the 25th Anniversary of the Child Protection Convention