Associate Justice Antonio Tirol Carpio is a well-known authority and popular speaker on the Western Philippine Seas issue. The article below on his thoughts on the issue was written by Jojo Malig of the ABS-CBNnews.com last June 6, 2014.
MANILA (UPDATED) – China’s invasion and occupation of Mischief Reef in 1995 and Scarborough Shoal in 2012 are acts of armed aggression against the Philippines that violate the United Nations Charter, according to Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.
Carpio, in a recent speech before the Philippine Women’s Judges Association, said China is also threatening to forcibly evict Philippine Marines aboard the shipwrecked RPS Sierra Madre in Ayungin Reef within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Spratlys.
The Philippines is not the lone target of China, according to Carpio. He said Beijing also committed armed aggression against Vietnam in the Paracels…
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