6 months PH gov’t open to multilateral approach in resolving South China Sea dispute MB
By Genalyn Kabiling  The Philippine government may resort to multilateral approach in resolving the South China Sea dispute if the bilateral negotiations with China fail, a Palace official said Tuesday. Pag-asa Island (AP FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) But for now, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the government prefers to pursue a dialogue with China to address the concerns in the West Philippine Sea rather than allow the intervention of a third party to handle the issue. Panelo remained hopeful that China would keep an “open mind” in the bilateral negotiations to address the “irritants or challenges” in the sea ... more