Such call is in line with the
case filed at the international Arbitral Tribunal at , the President said during a media
interview here. The Hague
"Ngayon, puwede ba ma-ignore ‘yung sa arbitration? Tandaan ninyo, lahat ng bansang may inaangkin dito sa tubig na ito, parating sinasabi, 'We want to adhere to international law, and this is in conformity with international law,’" he said.
"Umaasa tayo na pragmatic ang ating mga kapatid na Tsino, makikita ang ikabubuti kapag mas maliwanag na entitlements at obligations sa lahat," he said.
The President further said that the country has done everything to advance its interest in protecting its sovereignty.
Aside from filing a case at the international tribunal, the
Philippines has also pushed for the conclusion
of a binding Code of Conduct between and the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he said, noting a major progress as the
elements of the Code of Conduct are expected to be drawn up next month. China
The regional bloc has made some progress since coming up with the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the
China Sea back in 2002, the President said.