Foreign Policy Expert Criticizes Duterte’s Setting Aside of Tribunal Decision on South China Sea

Former foreign affairs secretary Alberto del Rosario criticized the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for setting aside the favorable decision for the Philippines of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The tribunal earlier sided with the country in its dispute with China over the Spratleys. He argued that by not protesting recent Chinese buildup in the area, the country would be losing its leverage as it is tacitly accepting…

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