South China Sea Dispute: US Calls Nations To Support Philippines

South China Sea Dispute: US Calls Nations To Support Philippines
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While the whole world awaits the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that hears the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, which the Philippines has lodged against China, the U.S meanwhile, has urged ASEAN member countries for unity on the court ruling.


On October 29, last year, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines after it ruled that the court has jurisdiction over the case. The international tribunal hears cases concerning disputes in the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

The Philippines and the world is expecting that the court would dispense its decision by the end of next month or late June. But China has already said it has no intention of participating with proceedings nor it would honor the decision of the court, as previously reported by Morning News USA.

Meanwhile, the U.S, the Philippines’ strongest ally in its territorial dispute with China, has urged countries in the ASEAN region to honor and uphold the decision of the tribunal, Reuters reported.

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U.S Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken addressed members of the Congress on Thursday. In his speech he said that China, with its continued defiance of the pending decision from the Permanent Court of Arbitration, is just isolating itself more from fellow Asian countries.

“China has a decision to make. [If] it ignores the decision … it risks doing terrible damage to its reputation, further alienating countries in the region and pushing them even closer to the United States,” Blinken was quoted as saying by the Reuters.

Although the ruling of the court is not binding and it has been ignored in the past, the U.S has been trumpeting that countries, especially the signatory to the convention, to must abide by the ruling of the tribunal.

Also read: South China Sea WW3: US Gives PH $42 Million Worth Of Weapons

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  • ano ba tong mga fake na article nato, click bait. mahiya ka naman anjan pa mukha mo siraulo. wala kang silbi

    • markotres

      Kung ano man ang lahi mo,Hapon,German o lalo na kung Chinese ka ka,ikaw itong nakakagalit,sasabihin mo pang sira ang ulo nitong author,ke fake man ang article na iyan at least kapakanan ng Pilipinas ang tinutukoy niya..Ikaw na gunggong ka anong silbing maituturing ang ginagawa mo?..sarap mong batukan

    • Marlon Villanos Madayag

      Ikaw Hikaru Steinitz ang fake. Siraulo mo!!!

      • Wow masaya pala kayong nagbabasa ng fake news basta positive. Tanga, niloloko nyo lang sarili nyo. Di na kayo mga bata para magilusyon


      tarantado at inutil ka

  • komandante

    China should get out of UN if they ignore its decision.



  • DGMHernandez

    Author, I don’t see anywhere in your article that the US “calls nations to support Philippines”. What the U.S Deputy Secretary of State said, in effect was for signatory countries to “honor the tribunal decision” (quotes mine). While the decision may ultimately favor the Philippines in the end, nothing has been handed down.
    Your headline was as they say, a click-bait.
    Otherwise, good writing. Thanks for writing.

    • Cynthia Estrada

      Of course if you honor the tribunal decision you are supporting the Philippines and we mean militarily…,.

      • DGMHernandez

        The Tribunal has not decided yet.

  • rks

    we are calling yasay and digong to support philippines, in this issue….

  • Cynthia Estrada

    Again we are center stage for the world. There is a mighty alliance of America, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, England, France and all our SEA neighbors poised on the West Philippine Sea. As the international community tries to come to grips with the UNCLoS and the implications it will have on our world, specifically the relations of ASEAN with PROC, we are locked in a specifically asian drama. How we will conclude this drama will determine whether we will bolster ASEAN unity or not. It will determine if we will support the UNCLoS of not.

    • norman borja

      and it may start world war 3 so our president still insisting bilateral talks with china.

  • Cynthia Estrada

    A week before the 12 july deadline of the Hague tribunal, Duterte schedules several meetings with the Chinese Head of State Xi. He claims that as president he neither wishes to taunt or flaunt China with the UNCLoS.
    Whatever Duterte’s decisions are may not be significant to the on-going international narrative. He had best get into step with the world.

    • andremachielsen.TH TH

      The US did not ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea itself……. why?

  • Buw aya

    mga BEHO, FUH KING NANYO!!!!

  • Kenny Teh

    USA fuck off SCS…

  • staad

    china signs the UNCLOS laws which it now violates.
    fackin criminal state.

  • Brasil921

    Dito nakasalalay ang tama at wastong pagmamahal ng ating Pres.Duterte sa pagdedecisyon nito….

  • Chi Sar


  • Chi Sar


  • andremachielsen.TH TH

    Hypocrites as usual …….. The US did not ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea itself……. why?

  • Mohd Wisnu Samad

    US is calling for other nations to support Philippines after the The Hague ruling.

    1) US should start with leading by example – forgive all Philippines debt and stop plundering their natural resources so that they have the resources to rebuild their country and have a fighting chance to fend for themselves.

    2) Alan Greenspan have admitted the invasion of Iraq is just that, an invasion to steal their oil. Show the world that the World Court has the credibility and the will to uphold justice and rule of law by prosecuting George Bush and Tony Blair for crimes against humanity. 1.2 million Iraqis have lost their lives.

  • djinn123

    So if China won’t honor international laws, what else then could keep them in line? China is a dangerous renegade nation. It must be stopped.

  • Buck Rogers

    t is always something rumors of wars and wars and threats and fear well i guess it must be cause the Bible says it is so.

  • Sa manlulupig ‘di pasisiil

    “Having found that certain areas are within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, the Tribunal found that China had violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone by (a) interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration, (b) constructing artificial islands and (c) failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the zone,” the tribunal statement said.

  • Sunshine Dizon

    US , prove that you are powerful by not urging two countries to start a war.