Carpio corrects Duterte: China invaded PH territory in 1995 and 2012


duterte-forrest-gumpSC justice reacted to president’s remark about China never having invaded PH territory He said China forcibly took over Mischief Reef in 1995 and Scarborough Shoal in 2012 He warned Duterte to correct his mistake unless he wants his words to bind PH MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio corrected President Rodrigo Duterte on his earlier remark about China never having invaded Philippine territory; saying the Asian giant’s forcible occupation of Mischief Reef in 1995 and Scarborough Shoal in 2012 for all intents and purposes constituted an invasion. “This is incorrect. In 2012 China physically seized and in effect invaded Scarborough Shoal, which is defined as Philippine Territory under Republic Act No. 9522 (Amended Definitions of the Archipelagic Baseline of the Philippines). RA 9522 states that the Philippines has ‘sovereignty and jurisdiction’ over Scarborough Shoal. In 1995 China seized from the Philippines Mischief Reef, which is part of the submerged continental shelf of the Philippines as affirmed by the Tribunal’s Final Award of July 12, 2016,” the Philippine Star quoted him as saying. Carpio then pointed to the ancient Chinese maps showing the absence of the Spratlys Islands and Scarborough Shoal therein as proof that […]

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