DFA should educate Filipinos on PH arbitral victory vs. China, lawmaker says

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) — A senator on Thursday pitched ideas on how the Philippines could further affirm its arbitral win on the maritime case against China, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.

“Ang dapat sigurong gawin ng Pilipinas ay number 1, through the DFA, i-explain sa lahat ng ating kababayan natin kung ano ang meaning ng arbitral ruling,” Senator Koko Pimentel, who serves as chairperson of the Senate Committee on International Relations, said in a media briefing.

[Translation: I think what the Philippines needs to do is, number 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs should explain to our fellow Filipinos what the arbitral ruling means.]

He stressed the importance of educating Filipinos on the 2016 ruling of an international tribunal in The Hague, which recognizes the Philippines’ sovereign rights over areas within its exclusive economic zone, so they will

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