Statement on the 7th Anniversary of West Philippine Sea Ruling

July 12, 2023

Today, we commemorate the 7th anniversary of the historic Hague arbitral ruling issued by the International Permanent Court of Arbitration, which affirmed our country’s territorial claims covered by the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and territories in the West Philippine Sea.
This historic ruling is crucial in strengthening our country’s efforts to preserve our territorial integrity, protect maritime resources, and our duty to safeguard marine biodiversity.
I commend the continuous efforts of our government in asserting our sovereign rights over territorial waters […]

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