Members of the Philippine delegation and the foreign lawyers hired by the government wait for the hearing to start at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. Twitter/Abigail Valte
(philstar.com) | Updated July 8, 2015
MANILA, Philippines – The Arbitral Tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands has started hearing the case filed by the Philippines against China’s excessive maritime claims.
The Philippines has sent a high-level delegation of top government officials including Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and some Cabinet secretaries.
On Tuesday, the Philippines presented its case regarding the matter of jurisdiction before the arbitral tribunal at the Peace Palace.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario (center) greets some of the members of the Foley Hoag law firm
Solicitor General Florin Hilbay…
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