STATEMENT BEFORE THE PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION

WHY THE PHILIPPINES BROUGHT THIS CASE TO ARBITRATION AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO THE REGION AND THE WORLD

Republic of the Philippines v. People’s Republic of China

HON. ALBERT F. DEL ROSARIO

Secretary of Foreign Affairs

07 July 2015

1.    Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Tribunal, it is a great honor to respectfully appear before you on behalf of my country, the Republic of the Philippines. It is indeed a special privilege to do so in a case that has such importance to all Filipinos and -- if I may add -- to the rule of law in international relations.    Read More: