Anim na taon matapos ang tagumpay ng Pilipinas sa arbitral tribunal laban sa China tungkol sa South China Sea, marami pa ring mis- at disinformation ang kumakalat tungkol dito.
Nakapaloob sa South China Sea ang West Philippine Sea, na sumasaklaw sa 200-nautical-mile na exclusive economic zone (EEZ) ng Pilipinas sa naturing na maritime area. Nandito rin ang ilang high-tide features tulad ng Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) at ilang malalaking bato sa Kalayaan Island Group na bahagi ng Spratly Islands.
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Editor’s note: This article was updated to reflect a more accurate headline on the issue of the South China Sea arbitration.
Permanent Court of Arbitration, PCA Case Nº 2013-19 IN THE MATTER OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ARBITRATION, July 12, 2016
Permanent Court of Arbitration, PRESS RELEASE, July 12, 2016
Department of Foreign Affairs, West Philippine Sea
Department of Foreign Affairs, Notification and Statement of Claim on West Philippine Sea
United Nations, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Montego Bay, 10 December 1982
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of the General Counsel, Ballast Water – Maritime Zones and Boundaries
Inquirer.net, Arbitral court not a UN agency, July 14, 2016
Dr. Melissa Loja and Atty. Romel Bagares, Personal Communication (Interview), July 7, 2022
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