International Arbitration on South China Sea Issues With China Continue; Yet China Shows Its “Deaf Ear” To Malaysia With Unwelcome Coast Guard Ship

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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

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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.

READ: Philippines tells tribunal: South China Sea case has world impact

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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