Statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo on the 6th Anniversary award of the South China Sea Arbitration

“More than a historic milestone whose value lies in its commemorative significance, we recall 12 July 2016 as the day that affirmed to the community of nations that the rule of law prevails - that stability, peace and progress can only be attained when founded on a rules-based legal order on the oceans, as it should everywhere else.”
“The Award and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) are the twin anchors of the Philippines’ policy and actions on the West Philippine Sea.” Full statement here: