3 months Locsin stresses PH gov’t won’t abandon 2016 arbitral ruling MB
By Mario Casayuran Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin reiterated Thursday the Philippine government’s stand that it will not abandon a 2016 United Nations arbitral ruling rejecting China’s historical claim over most parts of the South China Sea (SCS). Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) Appearing a Senate finance sub-committee chaired by Senator Richard J. Gordon, Locsin said he was at the recent meeting in China between President Duterte and China President Xi Jinping wherein the Philippine president categorically stated that the UN arbitral ruling was ‘’final and not subject to appeal.’’ Respect ... more