2 months PH won’t elevate WPS dispute with China to UN; opts for peaceful dialogue PH won’t elevate WPS dispute with China to UN; opts for peaceful dialogue
By Genalyn Kabiling The Philippine government is inclined to continue the peaceful dialogue with China to resolve the West Philippine Sea dispute rather than elevate the country’s 2016 arbitral win before the United Nations. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the suggestion of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to present the case before the UN General Assembly this week is futile since the UN has no power to enforce the arbitral ruling that nullified China’s claims in the disputed territory. “It’s futile exercise. Why? Because UN has no ... more