Antonio Carpio

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz The generals of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) must be texting each other, saying: “Did you hear what Digong was saying these days? LOL.” Another general would probably respond, “He’s a weakling like Obama. Hahaha… LOLOL.” Another one would probably say, “Well, they both can go to hell so we can take their countries… LMAO.” And President Xi Jinping would probably Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Now that the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has ruled strongly in favor of the Philippines’ maritime disputes against China in the South China Sea (SCS), people are wondering, “What’s going to happen next?” Unless China accepts the arbitral tribunal’s ruling – in parts or in its entirety – nothing is going to happen in terms of enforcement. While the Philippines Read More …

Binay, Duterte, Poe, Roxas, and Santiago

PerryScope By Perry Diaz By the looks of it, the May 9, 2016 presidential election could turn out to be a hellishly contentious battle royale. With five major presidential candidates, the outcome of the elections is predictably unpredictable. Indeed, recent presidential preference surveys showed see-sawing and criss-crossing ratings among four of the five major candidates, to wit: Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, Davao Read More …

Sen. Grace Poe holds press conference after SET ruling.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz As expected, Sen. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares was spared a debilitating loss in the Senate Electoral Tribunal’s (SET) ruling on the disqualification case against her. On a 5-4 vote, the political body granted Sen. Poe a graceful respite from her troubled past that has been hounding her since she took a quick sprint from the safe haven of obscurity to the Read More …

Hainan claims to administer all the waters enclosed by the dashes from 1 to the heavy red line intersecting the dashes between 8 and 9. The enclosed waters comprise two million square kilometers. China claims a total of three million square kilometers of maritime space, and all the resources found there, out of the 3.5 million square kilometers of maritime space in the South China Sea.

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya China’s 9-dashed line map, which was recently expanded to 10 dashes, goes against the “concept of global commons” which was the foundation of the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said in a speech delivered on the 75th Anniversary of the College of Law of the University of Read More …

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By MARK MERUEÑAS GMA News  Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio expressed surprise that majority in the Senate and House of Representatives supported the Disbursement Acceleration Program and the National Budget Circular No. 541 when they “usurp and castrate the power of the purse of Congress, making Congress inutile and surplusage.” NBC 541 was the circular that authorized the DAP. “This court cannot allow a castration Read More …

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By Ducky Paredes  Malaya SENIOR Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says that an examination of early maps made by Chinese cartographers prove that the “historical facts” claimed by China for their newly created nine-dash line is a fiction of their imagination. “All these ancient maps show that since the first Chinese maps appeared, the southernmost territory of China has always been Hainan island, with its ancient Read More …

A photo of Scarborough Shoal in Associate Justice Antonio Carpio's presentation dismissing China's claims in the West Philippine Sea.

By Jojo Malig ABS-CBNNews.com International law trumps China’s claims, Carpio says MANILA – 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, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Friday. Carpio, in a speech before the Philippine Women’s Judges Association at De La Salle University, Read More …

Justice Antonio T. Carpio

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya Justice Antonio T. Carpio demolished China’s historical claims on almost the whole of South China Sea by using China’s ancient maps. In a lecture at De La Salle University “Historical Facts, Historical Lies and Historical Rights in the West Philippine Sea”, Carpio took up China’s invitation to look at the “historical facts” by examining not only Chinese Read More …

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GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc The Philippine Star  More and more Chinese scholars are questioning Beijing’s claim to the entire South China Sea. Through monographs, university forums, and Chinese-language blogs they warn of China’s loss of repute should the territorial assertion prove baseless. At the very least academics are asking for formal review of the claim’s legality and historicity. China’s controlled press hardly reports such dissent Read More …