Muted, Underrated Dynamics in Territorial Disputes

The Philippines’ geographic and strategic location, as well as its stance in international law vis-à-vis the US and China, makes it a key player in its own right in the Asia-Pacific region. Are we really in a helpless stance in relation to China? There is more to the Philippines’ involvement in the West Philippine Sea …

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A Letter to an Unknown Soldier

At the time when the Maute-ISIS Group wreaked havoc on Mindanao, one of the three main islands of my country, the Philippines, this was the least that I can do to show my support for our valiant Filipino soldiers. Dear Honorable Soldier, I may not know you personally, but I would like to give you …

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Exercise Rights Over Territory

Corollary to the exercise of these rights is our state’s duty and responsibility to safeguard all maritime natural resources found in said areas for the benefit of the present generation and those that are yet to come. As a consequence, our government may adopt and enforce any measure to ensure the protection and preservation of …

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