8 months Carpio says protecting EEZ not ‘thoughtless, senseless’ as Duterte declared MB
By Jeffrey Damicog Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Saturday (June 29) President Rodrigo Duterte should not call as “thoughtless and senseless” the constitutional provision requiring the state to protect its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from other nations. Supreme Court Senior Justice Associate Justice Antonio Carpio(JOHN JEROME GANZON / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Carpio made the statement in response to Duterte who called this provision under Section 2, Article XII of the Constitution as “a provision for the thoughtless and senseless” since it cannot be used in telling China to keep out of Philippine territorial waters. “This ... more